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I Am Stressed Out

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    I turned 18 in June. My parents divorced shortly

    after my birthday. I'm trying to find my place here after I moved and it's really hard. I'm taking the Act test again in June and I'm stressing out about that, too. I miss my dad. I'm struggling to get the strength to make it to church. I'm scared about going to college this...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I'm so stressed out right now.

    The first thing that is stressing me out is my grades. I'm kind of a perfectionist when it comes to grades so if I get lower than 90% I have a panic attack. I'm not doing well in my statistics class and it's really bothering me. Doing well in school is the only reason I'm still...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 18-21, F Feb 24

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    I feel I am bombarded with many things.

    . Tonnes of work and assignments.. I've got 2 assignment due on Monday and I only completed one.. I have work to complete before Monday.. I have markings to do... I have presentation coming up next week.
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 20

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    Things keep getting worse.

    But hey. They have to get worse before they get better, right? Yeah, I don't believe that bullshit lie either.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    OH GAWD I AM SO STRESSED RIGHT NOW MY GRADES

    GONNA DROP DRASTICALLY TOMORROW IM SO IRRESPONSIBLE OMFG *cries*
    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Aaaaaah, this week is like

    so stressing. I feel like so paranoid, anxious and nervous all at the same time. All I want to do to eat but there is no more healthy food in the fridge. I don't want to binge on food anymore. And I sorb want to break my diet but all this is so tough. Aaaah.. *eats air, eats air...
    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    miserableamy miserableamy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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    I am beyond stressed right now.

    I honestly feel like I am going to break down, now yes, I am going to be complaining about money, but this is not me asking for money, its just me getting some of the stress out. So I was in a car accident about a Month ago. I totaled my parent's car. that I've been driving...
    HisLittleLady HisLittleLady 22-25, F Feb 19

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    I thought the holidays were suppose to be fun

    and a time to spend with family. When did it get so stressful and expensive? I was so excited because we are going out of town and now I have people made at me because I won't be home for Christmas and I had to spend money on gifts for everyone and I have to get my dogs all...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F Dec 17, 2014

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    What are the ways of relieving stress?

    I've been getting stressed out lately with schoolwork and parents. And I'm afraid I might shut down if this continues. Please help.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Ever sense I figured out what reality was I've

    been fighting for people. Every single time I would see someone in pain I would help them. I'm only 16 and all this stresses me out so much. So much in fact my bf is forcing me to take today and relax. God I love him so much. He's the only one that knows how to make me feel...
    UnconditionallyGone UnconditionallyGone 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I am so frustrated and stressed out.

    I feel like I haven't done anything significant. I'm 20 years old and an incoming junior in college. I want to start a business so badly and am tired of school. Sometimes I have no idea why I'm suing 60k a year to study stuff I don't really care about. I just want to get out...
    chocolatestarfish123 chocolatestarfish123 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2014

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    I now know what true stress feels like.

    After these last five days at work I'm feeling so incredibly overwhelmed. I have another week to go with the scary and intimidating nurses that have ripped my heart and soul apart. I just wanna quit but I know I shouldn't. I need a stress reliever asap.
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Big meeting this afternoon.

    I hate feeling so stressed out. It is mentally exhausting.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11

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    I've made decisions in my life

    that some family members have taken exception to. I'm so overwhelmed by rejection and arguments ..... Why is one generation so accepting of those who identify with LBGTQI and yet others will slam the door in your face?
    femmeme femmeme 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wish I could run away to a tropical island

    and never look back at my old life. No school, homework, drama. I'd take my best friend with me and we would have a blast. Being lazy in the sun all day, singing by a campfire every night. Yet here I am, stressing over homework. Close to a breakdown even though I just had...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    School ends for me next Friday.

    I have 4 finals coming up, starting tomorrow. The following Monday, I start internship. While I am studying for finals, I am also doing the final editing on a book my friend wrote before it goes to the publisher. I have to get some pretty scary tests done for my health. I...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    I have so many exams coming up.

    I can't stop overthinking and I've barely been getting any sleep for the past 5 weeks, so I can't focus or get anything done ugh.
    selasf selasf 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Adult Resignation (we Should All Do This) Lol!

      To Who it May Concern: I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year old again. I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks...
    lostsoul73 lostsoul73 31-35, F 15 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    Constantly. School is just crazy.

    I can't handle it all. I always manage to get it all done, but the feeling of failure overwhelms me.
    Megsupermario Megsupermario 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I was stressed out today.

    My ex husband had lost his job, the house, everything. And since his entire family are psycho, and because he is the father of our child, he turned to me for help. Surprisingly, my fiancé agreed to lend him our spare room in the basement. But he's been here for a week, and it's...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Today is one of those "everybody better just

    stay the **** away from me" kind of days.
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Seeing a shrink for the first time in 7hours.

    . Can't sleep, thoughts racing through my mind of random ****. I hope therapy brings me back into the light :-)
    oliviaS2 oliviaS2 22-25, F Mar 17

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    I feel almost traumatized by the way my group

    of friends treated me like **** and left me for good. One of them used me for my car for months and was bitchy to me all the time. I was too nice to tell her to stop (my mistake). Another was awful to me, hated me because I am thin and she wants to lose weight (would call me...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I should have been studying

    now since I failed two other exams but here I am disappointed and procrastinating :/. By the way I can pass the exams but Im trying to get the scholarship ...4 exams left 😓🔫
    ayatea ayatea 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2014

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    I am stressed out. Weeks ago my mom rented me a

    table at an upcoming craft fair to sell my baked goods. We worked out a list of things I was going to bake, bought the ingredients and now that the sale is on Saturday she has backed out of helping me. This leaves me with a massive list of goodies that she's promised I'm going...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    I'm so stressed out. I was

    so close to moving out of my house and now my stupid *** father wants to sell his car that I was using. I know you're thinking how is he stupid if he's letting you use his car? He let me use it as his way of saying he's sorry for ****** RUINING our family and single handedly...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Life has handed me a lot of lemons this year.

    While I am trying my best to make lemonade, I feel lately all I have done is walk around holding this heavy bag of lemons. Between unwanted health complications, excessive legal issues, family/relationship problems and trying my best to keep my scholarship at school... When do...
    BabyBlondeOne BabyBlondeOne 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    Finally finished my essay,

    climbing into bed at 1:45am. Probably should've finished my homework for other classes but I figured I better try to get a couple of hours of sleep before I have to wake up for school at 5:00am. Graduation needs to hurry up before I lose my mind!
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    im so stressed ! im a second year medical

    student, and i have to get a high mark in order to get a scholarship. here, i mean in my country, education costs very much, and my dad can't give this much of money every semester. i have to study day and night , and the subjects are very long and hard. i have tons of paper...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Lately I have been breaking down a lot .

    .. I don't know how to control my emotions or tears... Seriously need help in this....
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    I have been letting things

    that are beyond my control take over my life and I need to just let go of some of this stress so that's what I'm going to attempt to do now. It's not healthy and my body is unhappy about the stress so I just have to find a way to make it less consuming.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Everything is piling on top of everything else

    and the pointless tasks that need done are shouting in my ear. I have so much more important things to take care of than all of this. But of course, I suppose I'm the only one that considers them important.
    AshWhoKnows AshWhoKnows 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2014

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    last 2 weeks of school

    before Christmas break. lots of tests, assignments and exams to do ):
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Stressed out it's an understatement

    for me right now. So my son's fathers parents called and I wasn't going to answer it because I thought they were going to annoy me about my ex and I always arguing so I didn't answer . The 3rd time they called I was like what's going on ?! They never call me and why call me when...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    nealbrute nealbrute 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I'm in my early twenties.

    Stress has been my companion for years. When I was a young kid I moved abroad with my parents and when finally going to school with all of the kids who were locals - that's pretty much the moment when I became a loner. Or started to feel like one. So my social life has never...
    nightowl007 nightowl007 22-25, M 12 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    loveyourselfalways loveyourselfalways 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I have a tendency of bottling up things

    when I'm stressed so I'll try and dish them all out here. I take too much responsibility for others actions and I need to chill out mentally. Maybe that's not it.. maybe I'm just being low on myself. The main stress is coming from parenting and me striving to be a good Dad...
    flibsley flibsley 31-35, M Feb 25

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    Bills

    I am very stressed out due to the fact that the Scottish Gas want to put my payment plan up from 38 pounds a fortnight to £1,32 and increase of 3 times that amount almost less than a 70 pounds a week to pay other pays and clothes and food and bus fares no wonder people try and...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    So. Much. Homework. And reading.

    I'm studying to be a nurse and there's so much to do with so little time and I can only really study after my daughter goes to bed for the night at 8-8:30 because she just turned 14 months old and is in to everything!!! Lol But I need to do the best I can for her <3
    laur94 laur94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    Is it possible to be

    so stressed to the point of feeling so nauseous you could throw up or is it just me? I'm beyond stressed and I feel absolutely terrible. I guess your body does some crazy weird things when you're stressed :(
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    It's Life Everybody experiences times

    when nothing seems to go right. It's life. The way it is. Usually you take it in stride. Knowing time will move on; things will get better. Nothing is destined to stay as it is. No matter how long things are bleak or crumbling down everywhere. As the song says, you know...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    teen07112 teen07112 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    Tonight I'm going to eat

    and drink with my friends. I'm going to enjoy tonight and ignore all the stress I've been feeling. I'm going to ignore my money problems, my self esteem issues, my work stresses all for one night. I hope I can actually do it.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014