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I Am Struggling To Keep Myself Together

It's hard, considering the circumstances. 5,428 People

    Lesson From Pfophet Job's(peace Be Upon Him) Struggle

    Those afflicted with calamities and distress should remember the story of Prophet Job (Qur’an calls him Aiyub). Ah! What a heart-melting story of pain and suffering, of patience and forbearance, of faith and gratitude, and ultimately of reward and success!   Prophet Job...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    I don't even know what's wrong with me.

    I'm sitting here crying my eyes out for no reason and I want anybody to be here with me. I feel so lonely and sad and I've felt this way for months and months and it's only gotten worse. I've started to starve myself and I've been self harming for nearly a year and I'm worthless...
    depressedmistake depressedmistake 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I constantly fight myself internally.

    I am over emotional and it's getting worse. I can't control my crying or how I feel about the things people say. I take everything to heart; knowing those things shouldn't make or break me. Those things matter too much and I break down. I spaz out on people cause they talk to me...
    Kayylinda Kayylinda 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Life kinda suck right now.

    I'm not going to go into detail since its sort of pathetic to tell the truth. Its just that lately Ive became alone, like seriously alone. In a blink of the eye I lost everyone, my family have started hating me, my friends blame me and well I cant even sleep anymore. Man this...
    SmileTheTearsAway SmileTheTearsAway 13-15, F 4 Responses May 25

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    Is it me? aren't you meant to be able to talk

    to your man about anything! guess its most relationships, I try talk to him he gets angry then says its me dat I was ******, I don't even get the chance to say whats on my mind, regardless it seems he counter attacks anything I do try say with aggression. then the what could've...
    beebop01 beebop01 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I Feel Like I'm Having A Constant Battle Against Myself...

    I've never really acknowledged this before, but I kind of want to now. It's getting old. I'm calm and collect on the outside but on the inside I just feel crazy. Like with my mom, on the outside. I show that I'm happy, even at times that I'm like whatever she's gone. But when I...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F Jul 23, 2012

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    Hang On.

    No matter how badly we feel, it is only for now. When in deep pain and confusion When in the depths of darkness and despair, it can be hard to remember there will be light again. There are so many lessons in the cycles of nature. Sometimes they may sound trite but truth is...
    BuddyBo BuddyBo 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    I feel like my life experiences have tainted me,

    when I hang out with "normal people" I feel so out of place. Everything I say or do feels wrong even if I know I'm with my close friends... How do I over come this? I can bluff as if I don't feel this way but inside I feel as if ill never belong ( not that I want to be a part of...
    wildhorsefeathers wildhorsefeathers 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I got a question if you walked in my shoes

    would you survive ~Kid Cudi With all my problems circling throughout my head just puts me into a terrible rage that ends with a depression I can't shake off. Remembering past experiences rip at my inner being. I don't know how I've kept myself going or even kept myself here...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 2 Responses May 28

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    It's Hard Not To Fall Apart

    Life is hard, I am tired of being taken for granted by my husband. I am tired of fighting for a little bit of freedom. He was angry because after I did all my chores and took care of everything I started reading a book I love. He is a complete a$$!?!?
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 42 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 12

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    Darkness Inside.....

    It is like a plague, never goes away,like an animal and its prey, it waitsuntil that right moment to strike,you think your ready, you think your prepared,then it closes in to devour you,no defence can keep it away,like a cancer from the inside out, All you see now is shadows,of...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    I'm in nursing school

    and just recently disaster happened during one of my rotations that was out of my control and there is the possibility of being kicked out of the program.I work hard to try to keep my GPA, but that also is a challenge. I know this is another curve ball thrown at me where I'm...
    J0612 J0612 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    My wicked ways have caught up to me,

    but I'm too deep to change... I am having problems trusting anyone and it has turned me into a prisoner of my own home.
    OGDM OGDM 31-35, M Feb 27

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    Doctors said if after a week the meds don't

    help, I should consider being committed to the hospital.
    crabbiecakes crabbiecakes 26-30, F May 28

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    I wish life was like a video game

    so I can press the pause button or restart it and start back from level 1
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M Jun 15

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    I have never been a normal kid,

    and high school is ripping the very fabric that holds my sad excuse for a life together to shreds. My awkwardness, inability to socialize, and confused sexuality are making me a prime target for bullying. My family isn't the most stable. I don't have many friends and I'm not...
    superstar2271 superstar2271 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Every time I see a picture

    or someone brings up my recent ex boyfriend I cry my eyes out and my heart feels empty
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F Jun 16

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    Lol. Yep. Bipolar.

    Med resistant. Rapid cycle type. Seroquel made it worse. Borderline. Phobic. Ocd. Impulse control losses. Prone to irrational. But. EP Link
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 8

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    It Seems So

    I am struggling inside. I am fighting my negative thoughts and trying to find a good place, but Im having a really hard time. This is nothing new. Im always like this. Up and down, up and down. Just trying to maintain something that is okay. I am looking for a solution. A...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 28 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Well I am 18 years old I spend most of my time

    in bed upset or on a couch etc. I feel like I was put on this earth to see how much one man can take before he just snaps when I was young my parents fought alot and my mom was a drunk I spent most of my childhood hiding in my bathroom or my closet so now I am very need I beg...
    snarkboy snarkboy 18-21, M 1 Response May 31

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    I am broken. Now I am having a difficult time

    trying to pick up all of my pieces and putting them back together.. 😔
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I am at the point where I just do not care,

    at times I wish I was dead
    111888my 111888my 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 23

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    I'm lying in bed... Thoughts running through my

    head... They don't stop... I can't find silence... I'm struggling. I need to find myself again. I feel like I'm suffocating. I'm in a miserable marriage. I know he resents me and pretty much hates me. At least that's how I feel or he makes me feel. We have two beautiful...
    MyLifeAsViolet MyLifeAsViolet 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    they say, how can you hate yourself

    so much when they barely even know me and whisper , you are too young to be so sad when they read my writing and when i cannot bring myself to attend their parties, they laugh, why are you always tired but if they spent two minutes inside of my head, they would realize...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    i hate what I've become every time i hang out

    with a certain crowd i sort of "morf" into something else if you know what i mean like i become a different person and im not even aware of it its kind if disgusting cause i realized if i dont act this way i wont be able to fit in
    neenah18 neenah18 16-17, F Jul 5

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    I have been diagnosed 3 months ago with

    Alopecia Areata, i cant except it and it really brings me down emotionally :( my hair used to be really long and thick but now its short and thin :( 50% of my hair is gone..
    carmz87 carmz87 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 3

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    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    Don't do drugs, smoke

    or drink because I'm afraid I won't be able to control myself. I have a temper and I can be a bit intense at times. I already have a hard time as is and that's with my meds. Otherwise I feel like choking out everyone I see that I don't like and smashing their faces until their...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M May 28

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    She smoked cigarettes at sixteen

    because she wanted to get a kick out of something that was unreal and rebellious. She was a ******* mess. Her friends weren’t really her friends. I mean, she didn’t know. She had felt judged since the beginning. Everybody use to call her names. They didn’t, but she made...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    If only............. If only people knew the

    real me. If only they knew the truth. If only they knew how much pain i really felt or how much pain i was in. If only people knew i was hurting on the inside but still put a smile on my face. If only people knew what ive been through the past years. If only just someone would...
    lmfaomiller14 lmfaomiller14 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am so very lonely. My husband had a total

    breakdown last year and tried to kill himself, horribly. Since then all of my friends have found excuses to cut me out. My husband had been my best friend but that person has gone now. Our good marriage is now in pieces. I can't talk to him and I have no one to talk to. His...
    rosadon rosadon 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 1

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    Why Can't It Be Seen Easy.......

    I was told by a few friends that I am in my element when I talk about work and that I need to put that into my personal life.....  Problem is that in my life things aren't cut and dry like they are the machines. I love to work on a machine it is clear and it is supposed...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 18 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    Uh!

    I have this nagging feeling that tells me I won't make it. All the signs indicate I'll fail. My loved ones try to make me feel better by saying there is noway I can fail. But I have to finish what I started, I can't give up now. I feel really drained and I am so worried, this...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    I am a married mother of four F(18) M(16) M(12)

    F(8) - We started our family fairly young, and I'm married to an alcoholic. 2.5 years ago when feeling alone, and detached from my husband, with valid suspicions of infidelity, I ran into an old friend, with whom I ended up having an affair with. My husband found out, and...
    Emmalou40 Emmalou40 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Identity

    Recently, a very good and trusted friend reminded me of a truth that I had forgotten: We are not our possessions, our job, house, spouse, or family. We are separate from all of that. We have an intrinsic value that we often forget to appreciate within ourselves. We have a...
    BozoBuckets BozoBuckets 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    I just feel hopeless.

    I cant do nothin that I used to love without thinking so damn much. Im so tired of fu***** thinkging thats how much I think. Hard for me to trust. I just feel bad. No one understands. I dont expect anyone to feel how I feel or cut me slack but I need someone to vent other than...
    flight12 flight12 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've just started architecture school

    and I'm really struggling with stress, I feel ridiculously emotional all the time because I've replaced sleep with coffee. I don't really know what to do with myself because life feels like a constant battle at the moment and it's taking me to a really dark place and I don't...
    archistudent archistudent 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 8

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    Day By Day, Sometimes Minute By Minute!

    I struggle everyday to keep myself together. It's not pleasant to have all that I have to deal with and the pain that I must cope with also, is enough for anyone to lose their mind. I struggle each day, some so painful that I have to take them minute my minute, or hour by hour to...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    The Steps

    Everyday I wake up and do my morning ritual of talking myself into getting up and getting ready for work... I take the baby to daycare before work and i cry all the way to work... i feel pitiful and stupid... and as i park, im trying to get myself together. I then go to work and...
    maggie32moo5 maggie32moo5 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    I just found out my husband has been exchanging

    extremely vulgar messages with a stranger he met on a chat room app. There were 10+ dirty pictures. He said extremely hateful things about me. We have a baby under one. Once I saw it, I wasn't angry. Just hurt. I very calmly woke him up and asked him to explain this to me. He...
    lonelyintx0807 lonelyintx0807 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24

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    I Understand How You Are Feeling X

    Signed in tonight to see that almost all stories shared tonight are about people who are hurt, alone, sad, depressed and upset about something. I feel very upset at seeing this and remember how i used to feel 4 years ago when i was so alone i was also homeless and begging on the...
    Rocks08 Rocks08 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Just got to college to find my recent ex

    boyfriend lives in the same dorm and also has a new girlfriend. It makes me so sad and while everyone else is optimistic and making new friends I'm just moping around. Every time I see him he pretends like he doesn't even know me. This is too much to handle.
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    miss416e miss416e 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Every day is another fake laugh

    or another fake smile. I'm so tired of it. All i want to do is cry and say how i'm feeling. But i know i cant, because nobody will care. Because they'll just think im a freak. I dont know how much longer i can keep faking hapiness...
    ItsPriscila ItsPriscila 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    I've always been a good person,

    when I was young I was a super sensitive kid. But as I grew I learned to act tough and to scare people away, just so I won't get hurt. I've worked since the age of 10. My step dad made me work with him, and he's always been a abusive jerk. Cussing and screaming and bringing...
    pewpew6488 pewpew6488 22-25, M 2 Responses May 28

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    Never...

    This story was inspired by Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust. Never shall I forget the pain in my parents eyes when my sister was dying. Never shall I forget the fear of becoming "fat" resulting in starvation in 1st grade. Never shall I forget my innocence and virginity...
    DanniDarling DanniDarling 16-17, F Mar 4, 2013

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    I'm in summer school to make up one class from

    being sick. I'm doing fine in it, and my supervisor even emailed me calling me a "Star Student," but I'm disappointed in myself for ever getting here. I just want to sleep, and they screwed something up in my scheduling, and I think I might have to really truck it for the next...
    TheHouseElf TheHouseElf 16-17, F Jul 1

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    My Husaband Acts Like A 2 Years Old

    I am just so tired of his logic,When I told him he should stop driving so fast, and look at the speed limits. he said that I should trust him, and I insulted him! and I should know that he doesn't mean to kill us! I said accidents happen and we have the most road kills...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 48 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    I wake up sad daily .

    .. I am in a sexless marriage I am now in my 40's I want to feel pretty again . I want a man to crave me I have so much to offer
    likemeforwhoiam likemeforwhoiam 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 1

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    Heartache. Heartbreak.

    What does it matter? It all makes me hurt just the same. "Pero tu que me has dado falsas promesas de amor, pero tu tu que me has dado golpes en el corazon."
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F May 19

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    I am having a very hard time these last few

    days. I am a college student who is very lonely both at school and at home. My boyfriend of 3 years is/(was) my rock and helps me keep it together when I am at school. I have moved back home for the summer and am extremely lonely. Additionally, my boyfriend has informed me that...
    Reedxoxo Reedxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    I almost puked and cut today.

    But then I didn't. Because I'm a fucken badass. I may have cried though. But **** it. That's ok.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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