I Am Trapped

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 264 People

    With a fistful of my hair he directed my face

    towards a dirty mirror “LOOK AT YOURSELF!” he shouted. I looked forward. Swollen red and teary eyed, was this really where I wanted to be? Don’t answer that, just keep quiet. The storm will be gone soon, just hold on. You can do this. Pain is temporary. I always told...
    savannasmile savannasmile
    18-21, F
    May 1, 2015

    I Am Trapped But Not Behind Bars

    i am in what i call a dead-weight marriage,and sadly theres not alot i can do because theres been a "lock"put on me,that is,i cant prove,but i truly sense,that "somebody went around and said "hey,{my real name} is not to be believed or dont have anything to do with him, what he...
    digger1026 digger1026
    41-45, M
    Jan 24, 2012

    What's in me that needs to come screaming out?

    A passionate, burning fire that you could not possibly understand. Choking and stifling it back, Drowning in myself. Gasping for air in this small, dark well of emotion. The water's churning, riptides are pulling me under. And all I can focus on is keeping my head above water...
    clarityy clarityy
    22-25, F
    Nov 11, 2014

    In My Own Body. ...

    in my own body. i'm a kid and a 15 yr traped in a 22 year  old body.
    wtpoohbear19 wtpoohbear19
    26-30, F
    Aug 20, 2007

    I have to fight my own darkness forever.

    There's no escape! Me (left) has to fight the ugly, sinister side of my soul (right). If I lose, an endless void of hate and despair will make me a foal to the two evils of the world. Love and light will get me out and aid my future!
    deleted deleted
    Sep 12, 2014

    Trapped In A Life Where I Cant...

    Trapped in a life where i cant break free. Always seen a certain way, always pigeon hold as a certain person. Trapped into an identity i hate.
    babyk babyk
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2006

    I Need Help.

    I cannot go on any longer.  I just can't.  I would rather walk down to the interstate and stand in front of a tractor trailer than spend another week, month, year in this house.  I am trying, but I can only get so far with no help.  I am desperate...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 5, 2009


    I am trapped in myself. I am trapped in what i have created to be my life. I am trapped in bulemia, cutting, and O.C.D. I never tell anyone how i feel because i dont want them to think im crazy or somthing. Maybe i should talk to peopleabout how i feel. But i cant talk to my...
    ifeelsoalone ifeelsoalone
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2007

    I'm Trapped For Right Now....

    I'm trapped for right now. My living arrangments due to my breakup. Especially jobs. I don't want to have to do the work I've been doing for the past 8yrs. But can't find anything that appeals to me.
    sweetd sweetd
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2007

    Well, telling a life story in short is always

    hard, specially when we face issues which are really complicated. I always say life is simple but we make it complicated, although I still can't understand why I ended up in this way. I believe facing a dead end in life is common! Dead ends in life for people are usually hard...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor
    26-30, M
    Jul 5, 2015

    I can't breathe. I'm suffocating.

    They're all around me. Voices telling me my worth. It's not much if you want to know. Cruel tears from her eyes that hide the evil truth. Her stories urging for sympathy. Lies spilling, fake truths made. She's the devil disguised in an unassuming form. She wants me to die. She...
    sierrakrystalblack sierrakrystalblack
    22-25, F
    Mar 13, 2016

    I Am Feeling Trapped With No Way Out

      Right now I am feeling completely hopeless and unable to help myself get out of the situation I am in.  I didn’t ask to be in this position, but I certainly put myself here. I was once a good retail manager until I allowed my girlfriend talk me into...
    mykarma mykarma
    Jul 16, 2009

    I'm Sick and Tired of Hurting Like This!

    I'm getting sick and tired other people's feelings and wants to before mine. I want to be with this guy and everything and i talked to my aunt uncle and my parents about it and my dad just talked me out of it I'm sick of it! I hate doing this this is NOT fair to me i called the...
    wtpoohbear19 wtpoohbear19
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2007

    I Love Him So Much, But I Thin...

    I love him so much, but I think he cheats on me. It's like he has a secret life.
    iambossy iambossy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2007

    7 Years Ago

    i was a different person than i am now i was hanging with the wrong crowd i thought i could hang with the 24 hour party people it ended up killing me i woke up in the hospital after i died with 8 hours of my life gone
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2011
    deleted deleted
    Mar 10, 2016

    I Feel I'm Trapped In A Ma...

    I feel I'm trapped in a marriage. I love my husband and hes good to me. But I am in love with my soulmate.
    bbnab bbnab
    46-50, F
    Dec 26, 2006
    DemonBoy666 DemonBoy666
    18-21, M
    Mar 6, 2016

    I'm in the back of the house,

    family eating dinner...on the throne, now I realize no toilet paper. Barefoot, no socks....And out of luck. My master bedroom is well insulated(sound proofed) thought it was a good idea at the time...Don't judge me, I too read EP and do my business
    rufrider559 rufrider559
    41-45, M
    Apr 1, 2015
    DemonBoy01 DemonBoy01
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2016

    I'm Not Trapped By Anythin...

    I'm not trapped by anything but the confines of my own perceptions of my limitations...but sometimes it certainly feels like it.
    AthenaAdAbsurdum AthenaAdAbsurdum
    26-30, F
    Apr 12, 2007

    I was sent away from my home in the valley

    (bakersfield ,Ca) by my mother when I was 16 (2 years ago). I was sent to live with my alcoholic father (Atl,Ga). I lived with him for a year & 2months,until his alcohol had got the best of me....I started a new journey with my boyfriend, I moved in with him & his family...
    nikolexjg nikolexjg
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    I just realized I only have a choice between

    living out my life miserably or breaking my mom's heart. I suppose if I broke my moms heart I would still be miserable, but in a comPLETEly different way. All I'm doing now is prolonging and dismissing and agonizing. I just feel so hopeless right now, and somehow lost as well as...
    eonme eonme
    18-21, T
    Oct 29, 2015


    i have tons of thoughts and feelings i dont share with anyone b/c i dont know how they will react to them. im trapped in my mind and i need help to escape!
    tripps tripps
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 5, 2007

    Here is the short hand

    because the actual story can be a graphic novel I have been dating this girl for five years now. I am in love with my ex who is Bi-Polar and has Border line personality disorder. She is also now engaged to my ex girlfriends twin sister. I only want the best for my ex And i...
    bbats bbats
    26-30, M
    Sep 8, 2014

    I'm trapped in time. Days

    and months pass by the speed of light. Trees change their color, new people are born while some people die. Life goes on as usual. But only my shattered heart still hurts. Sometimes I feel like I'm going insane. I really don't know whether I should keep going because there is no...
    AmberDD AmberDD
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2015


    I'm trapped in a body that i hate , In a mind set that won't quit ... To die is what i pray , I love the lord but the devil got me doing things like (not eating , pills , trying to cut myself, throwing up) , I can't be on both teams ... But the devil starts to creep in my...
    khearn0623 khearn0623
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2012

    Family + Prison.

    i have a family member in prison... everyone knows about it. i cry every day because i have that person no more and people always walk away from me. i have no friends. i can't study. i try and live everyday the best i can.
    invisiblegirlwhoisinvisible invisiblegirlwhoisinvisible
    Apr 8, 2012

    Look For My Poem. As I Said. ...

    Look for my poem. As I said. I am lost in an unforgiving sea of dreams.
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2007

    Out of Control and Directionless

    I am trapped in my career that doesnt pay any money and in a relationship with a man although I feel Im bi. About 18 years ago me and my partner got together out of friendship and more. I was the tech guy doing everything and he was the one raising the money.  Over the years...
    1 Response Jul 7, 2008

    I Want to Be More Extroverted

     I want to be more extroverted but I am so numb the world doesn't seem real enough and I can't make any real connections.
    olegnad olegnad
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    I wrote an experience a couple of days ago

    explaining what was going on in my life at the moment. I spoke to my husband about what I was feeling and he suggested that I move back to my home town with my dog and stay at my grandparents. He is not willing to change jobs or move with me. He says that he will only be able...
    astridabberline astridabberline
    31-35, F
    Feb 17, 2016

    Inside my house. Legit.

    I am unable to financially support myself so I cannot move out, and being an only child I have a lot of pressure on me to be more than I can be. My parents have a hard time accepting that I'm a different person and that I'm not a child. I'm eighteen years old and am still...
    snusnu95 snusnu95
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    My friend endorsed me to work at the same

    company she is working for. And when i had my first day, i found out that everything is a mess. I asked her why do you want me to work here when you knew all about the management issues and the aggressive unprofessional work environment. She said she just needed someone to be...
    Aaaashton Aaaashton
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    A few years ago when I was still in college,

    I was a dream chaser. I wanted to become a doctor and studied my *** off to get a good grade. But I got too engrossed in studying that I started to put off friendships or other social ties. To me, studying equals going to med school. A simple formula. Until it hits me in the...
    lemonsweet lemonsweet
    26-30, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    I'm Trapped In a Lot of Wa...

    I'm trapped in a lot of ways. I'm trapped because I live in a village in the middle of nowhere. I never seem to be able to get away when I want. They don't even have the cigarettes I want here!  And of course I'm trapped because of my fears. I never seem to be able to do...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2007

    Definately Trapped In Many Ways!!

    How about lets put it this way " My blasted feet are stapled to the floor"  My perfect description of how I am trapped. They say life is a bowl of cherries, but in today's society and their by the book ways, rules on yourself your...
    embrissa embrissa
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2007


    I am trapped because I cannot afford to live. I don't love him, but he loves me, and so I stay.
    katydid katydid
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2007

    By The Cards That Life Has Dealt Me

    I feel trapped in a marriage by a woman who had a lifelong plan to have kids and stay home like her mom did and has now realized that she hates it and says she is depressed and drinks to much. She got pregnant when we were 19 and after struggling with the decision of what to do...
    burn1 burn1
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Jul 29, 2010

    I'm trapped in the basement.

    My wife is having a girls only party upstairs and they are half cut. I need to pee but can't handle a crowd of drunk women in a small room. Also I'm baked.
    thisisdave thisisdave
    36-40, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    Though Sometimes I Do Feel Tra...

    though sometimes i do feel trapped
    montri montri
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2007

    With My Emotions

    I feel so trapped from my emotions I feel like I am so overwealmed with thoughts of my Past that find a way to get me down, and hurt me deeply. I always feel like suicide is the only way out.  I Just feel so damn trapped and Often don't know what to do
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 24, 2008


    I feel that i'm trapped because of my depression and social anxiety. I find it really difficult to talk to people and make friends so i mostly stay in my room, which is hell because it gets really lonely.
    xJayxx xJayxx
    18-21, M
    5 Responses May 4, 2007

    Trapped On This Roller Coaster and Want Off

    I feel completely trapped in my sexless marriage. I feel like he has me just where he wants me: no where to go and no money to get there. I feel like I am being punished for things said and done while we were apart for a year(we were not married). As he has brought them up...
    strawberry1969 strawberry1969
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    I feel I'm trapped and

    before anyone says you have to think positively, I have. I've looked at every scenario. I'm being objective and real in a better attempt to find a right and safe path in moving forward. I experienced a very messy, traumatic relationship. It was extremely short but it...
    inspectornorse inspectornorse
    26-30, M
    Mar 9, 2016

    There Isn't Really a Go...

    There isn't really a good answer for this one.  I am of two minds on this, on the one hand, I am not at all trapped.  I'm well read, intelligent, and upwardly mobile so as far as work and material things go, by no means do I feel trapped.  I've no desire to be rich...
    FranzJosef FranzJosef
    26-30, M
    Aug 19, 2007


    I feel like I am trapped in my own mind and I am trapped in the past and I can't do anything to make it better. I get depressed a lot, and I just want to get my feelings out of the past and move towards the future and start living and being okay...
    TigerKittyMeow TigerKittyMeow
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2011
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