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I Don't Know What to Do

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    You don't know what to do

    because you know for certain, in your right mind, that whatever you do or decide to do or end up being forced to/not to, either way - nothing good will at its best come out of it. I don't know what to do means there is nothing greater left to do. I don't know what to do is the...
    pforpaul pforpaul 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Crying Is A Crutch

    Whenever I got yelled at as a child and teen I used to cry. I couldn't help it I can't sit there and get yelled at and act like I'm made of stone. I was told over and over again that crying is a crutch and it gets you know where. Now I just sit there and keep it all in and just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    At the end of May, my lease is up.

    I've been planning on leaving this town to go back to either my college town or farther away, to the East Coast, where some family is, to take a break from the self-inflicted stress and angst I put myself through. I teach mostly high-school students private music lessons, and I...
    eunsuk eunsuk 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I've tried to explain to them,

    to let them in on anything I could, but for nothing. They don't understand. If it takes a few trips, a little confusion, to fade away the love, would you call it love? They don't care anymore. They don't even try to understand. They don't try. It's like they're done with me...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    This is my experience with love

    and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if anyone has been in a similar dilemma that I am facing. I am in love with a wonderful man- he is thoughtful, gentle, and kind; we...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Why Is It So Hard To Love?

    I am lonely. Really, very lonely. I never told this to anyone, nobody would understand. I met him one beautiful day and I thought how lucky I was. But I was wrong. It was 2 years ago and I still love him like it was yesterday. He thinks we are just friends. He chosed another...
    Reita Reita 16-17 4 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    ....tell me what I should do.

    Please please please is there a way to fix this?.....Is there a way.....to keep from ending everything?..... .....I hurt you if I stay, I hurt you if I go, I broke my promise and you nearly ended your life, I ache inside, I cannot help you, I don't know how, I can't leave you...
    BlackRosesTurnBlue BlackRosesTurnBlue 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I found out yesterday

    that the love of my life was cheating on me . He lied so much that I can't believe anything he tells me anymore It hurts so bad but I can't let him go
    SimplyMeee SimplyMeee 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Resume

    Whilst I’m sat here on my shelfPlease allow me to introduce myself.I’m Feeble People,Passing myself over.I am my Job.Not my Dream. So, Hi There, Label on a Lariat here, a manager of people;Certified, salaried, passionate, therefore fascinating.I’ll be calm under pressure...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    Been married 17 years.

    I am not necessarily currently going through divorce, but my wife has emotionally abandoned me (physically too). I'm trying to cope... Struggling. Don't know what to do. Two great kids. I haven't lost my attraction for her or desire to draw close to her.
    beancounttc beancounttc 36-40, M Apr 9

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    Help!!!!!

    I like this guy but all he talks about is sex and that's not what I want to talk about.. and I have a boyfriend so I can't really talk to him like that.. he also has a girlfriend.. I kinda just want him to back off
    orlandosgurl orlandosgurl 13-15, F Sep 8, 2013

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    I am currently 17 (male) years old attending my

    final term of high school before I'm off to college here in Canada. My mother was diagnosed with MS a year or so I was born. Her MS progressed as I aged and by the time I was 9 she had moved out to live in a nursing home. We simply couldn't take care of her at home anymore. I...
    TheChosenOne2981 TheChosenOne2981 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 26

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    Motionless

    I don't know what to do when people cry, and not type of crying that is brought upon because of a movie, a book, or saying goodbyes to family which lives a great distance away. Im talking about the type of crying that breaks your own defences, it touches you beyond your physical...
    ObviousAnya ObviousAnya 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    I have a male friend

    that I have been very close to since middle school. We're the best of friends, and I tell him more things than I've ever told even my closest female friends. I'd never thought of him in a romantic way before, and honestly based on physical and some mental traits I've known...
    Eliste Eliste 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Lonley Little Loser

    Im not usually the kind of person that can run around spilling their guts to people... but right now i dont think i have a choice... and since i have no friends and no family that i can talk to about all of this... i have turned to you... the World Wide Web. I am prepared for 99...
    lonleyloser lonleyloser 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    GET a Life!

    Am I the only person that needs to get a llife?  I got seriously ill 16 years ago  &  recently am in remission.  Now that I'm well again I don't know what to do with myself.  I am enrolled in school which I absolutely love but I need more in my life...
    joiestarr1 joiestarr1 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2009

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    I don't know what to post

    because I'm afraid people with judgmentally comment.
    SumtingWongg SumtingWongg 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    You take one step forward,

    and you're forced two steps back. It's a never ending cycle called life.
    illbeokayeventually illbeokayeventually 13-15, F a week ago

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    Well I'm new here and well I think it's better

    if I get to share this step by step. I come from Mexico but I'm currently living in Quebec, Canada. My problem starts back home, I used to be bullied, so I started training martial arts to defend myself but I never got a chance to fight my bully that time because I moved. Some...
    EstebanSolano EstebanSolano 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I've been so sad, sadder

    than usual. I've been writing stories on here today, and I look back and realize how pathetic they are. What the **** is wrong with me? I'm not out for attention, I'm just writing **** that I shouldn't. I see my life ending.
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    My ex and I love each other dearly,

    but we can't date because his parents hate me.. We have to keep everything a secret and I just can't do it anymore. I just wish me and him could have a great relationship.. Oh well only one more year until he's 18. Then maybe I'll actually get to hang out with him again... I don...
    sewellerica07 sewellerica07 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm a socially awkward heart broken scared of

    believing in love uncertain about a lot of things sad lady. I can't seem to get over a heart break. I was dumped over the phone a few months before the wedding. I was in a dark place for long time. I'm a lot better now that I've learned to smile to laugh again. Although I'm...
    aLadywithoutaclue aLadywithoutaclue 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I little while back I friended a guy named

    "hughgo" he seemed nice. We only talked on several occasions. Several nights back we were chatting, and I was discussing about my personal relationship with my husband. Those of you who are close to me, know what I am referring to. Apparently this did not sit well with him...
    heysho heysho 36-40, F 19 Responses Apr 8

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    My amazing boyfriend of four years just told me

    something that just totally made me speechless. I don't know how to react to what he just told me. I want to be happy for him and I will stand by his side no matter what I just don't know how to react to what he told me I kinda need a military wife's advice
    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F Apr 6

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    He Thinks I'm Made of Stone

    I've been dating this guy for about four months. We us to be really happy, I mean, REALLY happy. We had never fight about anything, everytime we were together he was so sweet untill now. All of a sudden, he said he's confused about his life, that everything is such a mess, but...
    flaviaprado flaviaprado 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP

    and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life by an overdoze on morphine (dolcontine). He has been doing drugs for the last two years, but every day for the past 8th or...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I need to get out of this funk already .

    .. I keep oversleeping and it's causing issues for me as I shouldn't be ... Maybe it's the sadness that wants me to stay asleep.. It's easier than opening my eyes and facing reality ... I wish I could stay in this bed forever.
    Luna77721 Luna77721 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My Life Is At A Dead End

    And I don't know what to do. My husband only married me because he felt kinda sorry for me and because I'm a good person, he wanted to give me a better chance in life. As such, he doesn't want to spend any time with me because he thinks right now he should be single. I love him...
    aliceslade aliceslade 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2010

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    The Biggest Lie I Continuously Tell Myself

    On most days, I know perfectly well what I need to do.  Sometimes, I wish very much that I did not know.  In a way, I long for the time when I did not know, and it did not matter if I knew or not, because someone would always be there to help bail me out if things went...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    I have been doing really well I haven't self

    harmed I haven't attempted suicide but now I don't ever want to eat my boyfriend worries about me and so when he's around I try to eat something but when he's not around I don't ever eat I don't want to eat I am not ever hungry my boyfriend confronted me about it and asked if I...
    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I met a guy. He just got out of a 7 year

    relationship. She moved out & he was looking for a place. She decided she wanted to stay and signed a one year lease with just her name on it and moved all of her things back in. He started looking for a hotel for himself and his dog. I told him to stay with me until he gets his...
    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    The Letter I May Never Send..

    This letter is for you, the guy who managed to make me fall so deep in love with him and then rip my heart in half. What gives you the right.. to pick me up and chuck me whenever you feel like it? What gives you the right to fool my heart over and over again for your sad twisted...
    SuicidalChick SuicidalChick 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    Dear Mommy

    The way you shouted on me infront of my friend becouse i came home at 12 am,is not nice. the way you barked at  me on the phone when i was at my friend's car,that was embaracing. the way you calling me son of devil becouse i came home at 12am,is totally humaliating. i've...
    boogeypals boogeypals 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I don't know what's real anymore.

    I don't know what I feel and if what I think I do feel is real. I don't know who I am anymore. And I don't remember who I was. I feel so lost.
    Punk1n Punk1n 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I know I wanna work in the medical field.

    At first I thought I wanted to be a nurse now I don't know. Any helpful hints on how to pick what exactly in the medical field is best for me
    zebrazoe4life zebrazoe4life 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm bi, and I'm in a relationship with a guy,

    we've been together for almost 6 months now and he just turned sour towards me... It doesn't seem the same. And I know his been going through heaps lately, but I feel like I'm getting pushed away and it's getting me down .
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am already in my early twenties

    and I still get bothered and stressed out that my parents don't like each other. Ever since we were little, though they didn't fight in front of us, we (my brother and I) knew that they were fighting. My brother and I never talked about it, but I remember feeling an uneasiness...
    ayumiofaries ayumiofaries 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I feel like high school is a total waste of

    time. I was going to drop out and start college so in the next year I'd already be in uni, but then I got few people who persuaded me not to. Now I feel like I'm stuck because I don't believe I'm learning anything of use. But sometimes I also feel like I'm just complaining!
    Lostied Lostied 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I've been through a really bad break up lately

    - My fiance of 1 year and I just weren't able to make it through the wedding planning phase - we'd met in university, decided we wanted to get married, his parents could never accept me, and in the end he just couldn't fight them anymore (they were creating some serious problems...
    Susumu999 Susumu999 22-25, F Apr 6

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    What Should I Do?

    There's this new guy on my school, he's gay too. i have a crush on him.. I really want to talk to him but: 1) his friends are really popular, scary and mean 2) he's two years older, and here' on my school we only talk to people of the same age. So It's weird if I would go ane...
    shinebrightlikeadiamond shinebrightlikeadiamond 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    What do you do when that battle you've been

    fighting your whole life is finally over? You can finally relax and start working on your future and your happiness, but you'd put so much energy and effort into the struggle and that doesn't just disappear. Everything I'd been so passionate about is now unnecessary. Move on? Of...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I won't be able to afford schooling next year

    and I'm not sure how to tell my parents. My fafsa application has been frustrating me and today is the deadline for my school. I thought I finished the application months before, however, I was wrong. I never submitted it...What guilts me the most is that last week we had...
    ikg00 ikg00 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Heart Or Mind? ..which 1 Is Right?....

    Basically this is my dilemma..... I not to long ago found out i am 9 weeks pregnant and i was excited due to the fact that i never thought i could get pregnant...i really want to keep the baby, but there are some problems with me making a permanent decision...One is my baby...
    Simplyconfused Simplyconfused 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    My mother all my life has been a liar.

    In a way I feel as though the lies are finally catching up to her but instead of giving up in the fight she continues to manipulate the situation so that she's the victim. It's gotten so bad that she has had the nerve to make me look like some **** starter when I've done nothing...
    Moonchild205 Moonchild205 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I've been married to an alcoholic

    for 15 years and have a 16 yr old daughter. He helped raise my 3 boys and all was well except for a binge night now and again. The boys are grown and gone and now he is drunk at least 3-4 nights a week and I'm talking barely able to function drunk. We no longer have sex mostly...
    Pantra1961 Pantra1961 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    No matter how much I care

    for someone they always throw it back in my face
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I just don't know what to do.

    I feel like I have nothing. I feel like I have all the energy in the world but no idea what to do with it. It's like my head is spinning and I can't stop it. I'm going insane. I can't connect with people anymore, I want to but I just can't muster the willpower to do it...
    canudos canudos 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    We'll I'm on the track team at my school,

    and at our first track meet I met a boy named koby😍. My bestfriend Jordan introduced us. Ever since then we have been talking and I like him a lot,but we go to two different schools 😞. I see him at every track meet and I love it. My thing is how we going to see each other...
    rainee12 rainee12 13-15 Apr 6

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    The Joys of a Dysfunctional Reltionship

    I am feel so overwhelmed with losing a part of me. The other half of me. My stability, my well being, my lover and partner. I feel so alone without him. It hurts to think about him. When we speak he tells me of his old found life of self-destruction. I miss him but I hate him. e...
    Helplessness Helplessness 19-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2007

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    The most dissappointing thing is

    when your life in your dream is way better than reality, and you wish you could sleep forever
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've just made a huge move from PA to CO,

    really missing my best friends! Needing to get involved in something to make some friends here! Any ideas?!
    LindseyTyrrellAnn LindseyTyrrellAnn 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    There's a lot of people at my school I really

    wanna make friends with but it's so awkward for me to start a conversation and when I do start it I can't keep it going and schools over in 2 months and I don't want to regret making new friends with those people
    pizzaslut221 pizzaslut221 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I've been trying to get back with my ex.

    Things are going perfectly. We're getting along better than ever and everything. But I've asked her before if she has ever sent a nekid pic to anyone. She told me no. But I just found 3 of her online. So she clearly lied to me. I don't even know how to feel. I feel bad and sad...
    ThatOtherGuy16 ThatOtherGuy16 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I found out my daughter lied about her job

    and is stripping, I went through so much to give her a good life and education. I feel hatred for won't see her I'm hurt beyond belief.
    lynn2014 lynn2014 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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