I Don't Know What to Do

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    All of my friends are suddenly depressed,

    cutting themselves and/or suicidal. I don't know how to help and I don't know how to deal with this, I don't understand why since they're such wonderful people.. What do I do? I want to help so much but I don't know how
    MockingJade MockingJade
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 27

    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
    4 Responses Jul 10, 2012

    I just finish my bachelor degree 3 months ago.

    Up until now, I just stay home. I don't know what to do and I don't know what I want in my life now. I don't feel like to work. I want to continue my study but my family kinda broke.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    So, I'm in high school,

    I graduate this year, my boyfriend Matt, (that's hat I have been calling him from day one) has this friend, Carl. Well before Matt and I started to date I really liked Carl. Turns out the feeling was mutual. Carl liked me six months ago, and dated my best friend try and get to...
    TheWayLifeShouldBe TheWayLifeShouldBe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 5
    taintedr0se taintedr0se
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15

    I'm in a relationship,

    but currently I am in a more stable financial situation than my boyfriend. He just moved back home from TN, but he has to restart basically because his job didn't have a location for where we live so he couldn't transfer. Lately I've been paying for a lot of things, and I can...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 14

    I am 23 years old, and I recently moved

    downtown into a sublet until April. Up until last week, I lived at home with my family. My family lives outside the city and moved there 5 years ago. Living there has not been easy for anyone and my commute to work and class is long and because I do not have a car, I (as well as...
    blackdove3746 blackdove3746
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 4, 2013

    What do you do when your close family member is

    in so much pain? Physically, mentally and emotionally? She told me a few years ago that she's only staying around for a few more years. This is her last year. In August she is going to stop taking her meds and basically die. It's becoming more and more real and I can't look at...
    js246 js246
    22-25, F
    Feb 1

    Months ago u said that u didn't want to talk in

    "this level", that u had never liked me in that sort of way. I was devastated. I laid so many emotions on u and for you to say that, it really crushed me. I stepped back from you and figured that we could still be friends. But then it was you who started going down this "more...
    Laraamani Laraamani
    22-25, F
    Feb 6

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

    ..I have such mixed feelings coming from nowhere...I don't know what is happening but it's killing me... I want to disappear...I want to go so far away...But I don't know what im looking for...
    Saya024 Saya024
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 20

    With my life! I want to be a teacher

    so badly, I didn't pass the Math part of the Praxis and I have to re due my interview I suck at life :(
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    How to stay functionally effective

    and happy while working around the home, when the OPPRESSIVE one NEVER, EVER leaves, NEVER lifts a finger, and I refuse to start an argument by asking them to... It's SO depressing.... I feel like unpaid help in my own home. It's dreadfully awful.
    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    I'm just lost. I feel needy

    and helpless. I don't like this feeling of complete depression after a break up. crying helps sometimes but I'm getting sick of it. I wish I knew what will happen in a couple days.
    Maihowl Maihowl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 15

    So my friends and other people I don't know are

    trying to hook me up with someone I don't know. I have no classes with him and the only time I see him is when I'm on my way to one of my classes and we don't see each other outside of school and idk what to do. I've never met the guy and everyone is like 'you guys should get...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 4

    My friend has really bad anxiety.

    I try to help by trying to be there for her and supporting her, but she never tells me what she needs. Today, she pushed me away so I back off but it just made me feel so useless and unwanted. Her boyfriend was the only one that she would talk to and hug. I understand that, but...
    Blackbutterflies99 Blackbutterflies99
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 15

    Money is gone. I have $200 in my account.

    I've sent hundreds of resumes. I have 2 interviews next week. In the meantime, I need to pay rent, utilities, car insurance, gas, some groceries. If I get the job next week I still won't be paid until next payday and it won't be enough to pay this month's rent and next month...
    absolom absolom
    3 Responses May 7, 2015
    AbsssMullenxo AbsssMullenxo
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2014
    T0KY0 T0KY0
    16-17, F
    Mar 20

    I don't know if I want to kill myself

    or laugh. What is this ******* mind I have?!
    MartinTheFirst MartinTheFirst
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    I have a weakened liver due to a hereditary

    problem (thanks crappy genetics) and because of years of heavy alcohol abuse my pancreas acted up. Long story short if I keep my antics up I'll be dead in a ditch somewhere.
    ViolentRed ViolentRed
    22-25, M
    Mar 11

    Oh. my. god. My sister just set me up on a

    blind date with a friend of hers from work. "You'll like her", she says. When I asked her if this friend knew about me all she will say is. "She knows enough...". F.m.l. I can't even call to cancel. My sister refuses to hand over the number just tells me where we're meeting...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2014

    I've had the hiccups

    for around 4 days straight and I don't know whether to just let myself keep hiccuping or do something about it because in the past every time I've ever tried to cure my hiccups it never worked lol
    barefootedhiccupgirl barefootedhiccupgirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    I feel conflicted about everything today.

    For any normal person, today would have been utterly relaxing. practically doing nothing, no errands to run, not scheduled for any job, no one but yourself home. Sounds like a peaceful heaven right? but I'm sad and lonely. I can't shake this feeling and it grows deeper now...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    My dad keeps telling me I'm living my life

    wrong. He thinks there is something wrong with me. I know I'm antisocial, but that's because I'm not allowed to go outside with one of my parents babysitting me. When i do talk to my friends they want to know what we were talking about. If they hear any part of what we say they...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    Idk, things are rough rn.

    If I didn't make a promise to basically family, I'd probably kill myself. Guess we'll see how things go from here. (fyi its a longer story than I'd like to explain)
    LordDawn LordDawn
    18-21, F
    Feb 9

    I don't every time I explain it it comes out

    wrong or not how I really feel so better to not explain it again
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    I really like this boy

    and he likes me back, but I'm scared it wont work out. Do I go for it or just leave it?
    hannahjohnsonx hannahjohnsonx
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 15

    So here's my story. Im 28

    and I've had 4 serious relationships. The first went to war and met someone. The second we were together for 4 years engaged then one day he came home and said he thinks he never really loved me. The third basically the same thing. He said he never loved me. The fourth and the...
    SheWasJaded SheWasJaded
    26-30, F
    9 Responses May 26, 2014

    sometimes it sucks when ur in pain

    but all you could do is put on a fake smile and act like nothing is killing you in the inside...
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    My daughter is 19 years old,

    a sophomore in college and I am very concerned about her. She went away for college hundreds of miles away. She started talking to this boy since the beginning of the school year and is now her boyfriend. We all have our location on our phones, just incase anything bad were...
    Mother234 Mother234
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 6

    I don't know what you are trying to do.

    If you want me to become more distant, then you are doing a great job. Just tell me if that's what you want rather than playing with me like this. I can handle it. I understand if I've gotten boring in your eyes, that I'm not to any good in your life anymore. Just tell me how...
    Laraamani Laraamani
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19

    I understand that you are stressed

    and tired of everything in life right now. What I don't understand is why u have to neglect me. I don't want this to develop in to us becoming strangers so I try to keep u positive and talk to u but you are so absent in mind and everything when we are talking. I asked u if...
    Laraamani Laraamani
    22-25, F
    Feb 17

    Last night we were so drunk

    and something happened to me and my guy best friend. Now, I don't know what to do about it. How to make it not awkward between us. And he is asking what our plans now? I don't know , I just don't know. Can anyone help me what better to do about it. If you were in my position as...
    anonymousunknowngirl anonymousunknowngirl
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    People keep saying that it'll get better,

    everything will work out fine. BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ALRIGHT!!! Why can't anyone understand, the only way that I can have a decent future is by getting into Oxbridge or LSE or Durham and now that I didn't get into any of them, my future is set. I don't want to live a life...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 29

    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
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2008
    Laraamani Laraamani
    22-25, F
    Feb 17

    I got in major, major trouble with a teacher

    last week and i just came back from a huge punishment. they yelled at me to the point where i was scared that they would get physical, and so i ran away. i know for a fact that they hate me because they said so. i have a class with this teacher tomorrow but i have no idea how to...
    PandaBirdable PandaBirdable
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 11

    I have a friend. She posted things over here

    as well. I wander if she will ever read this like I read hers. There's always two sides of a story and the comments on hers is just wow. I guess I would hate me to by reading what she said but I will justify myself. We were once friends, it wasn't a healthy relationship...
    RebelFighter RebelFighter
    16-17, F
    Mar 29

    hello, i'm new, but i'm just going to tell my

    story because i just have to. okay, i'm 21. i grew up in a loving family and everything, and when i was 18, i was in a great relationship. i thought everything was gonna mess up when i got pregnant, but it didn't. my boyfriend james understood and was really great to me and...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    I am bord and I would like someone to randomly

    message me something and start a conversation. I am interested in your sexuality, I just want to talk.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2014

    So my ex is talking to me again.

    He's talking about being friends with benefits. I'm thinking this will just hurt me even more. But at the same time I'm thinking, what if he still loves me and this is his way of still being able to be with me. Maybe he'll realize how much he still loves me and he'll want to be...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot
    26-30, F
    45 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    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
    26 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    I'm having a personal weekend getaway,

    & I'm not sure if I should use it to examine my current life circumstances, or just escape them for a bit. I hope to somehow accomplish both. Right now I'm having a hard time thinking.
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I know that there are hundreds,

    if not, thousands like me who don't know what exactly they want or are looking for in life. Unfortunately, I am one of them. Yesterday, I met up with my friend and she and I got into talking about our future (something which I dread to talk about tbh). I normally don't get...
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    Lately I have been feeling pretty down.

    I don't feel motivated to do anything, I don't put any effort into things that need to be done. I can't focus... I start doing whatever the hell I need to do and I end up staring at 3 lizards chilling on my rooftop for 2 hours. I feel slightly lonely yet I don't wish to talk...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis
    22-25, F
    Apr 12, 2015

    Hi reader ^^ Here's the issue I'm facing: I am

    currently at my dads place to get some time away from the chaos where I live with just having moved and my breakup turning sour all of a sudden. My sister is taking Dad and his girlfriend out to dinner and offered me to join as well. My dad is fully aware of me wanting to...
    Joceline93 Joceline93
    22-25, T
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    I think my moms boyfriend is staying the night

    here and I don't really want him here. I think he should go to his own home
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Jan 16

    I dont know how to start my life

    now that i have nothing.
    andrenah andrenah
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Apr 24, 2014

    My father has been an irresponsible child

    for as long as I can remember. We always suffered economically and I never had any stability in my life. Bills unpaid, rent unpaid, sometimes even food was a luxury we couldn’t afford. It got to the point that we were kicked out of our house. That was already bad as it was...
    swiftword08 swiftword08
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 12

    Low self esteem is one of my greatest enemy.

    I have been like this since I was in elementary up to college until I graduated college. I worked for German Doctors (field worker) previously, thankful that I finally gained my self confidence at work. I did a lot of medical mission with them. They praised me of the good...
    joyazi joyazi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    I'm 12. I'm 5'3 and a bit less

    than 135 pounds and I am struggling with anxiety, self harm and depression. I keep trying to lose weight but I just can't. I'm hardly eating anymore and I'm still gaining weight. Please help me or just talk to me, I really need someone❤️.
    NoOneCaresAnymore NoOneCaresAnymore
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Feb 25

    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.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

    I worry that I won't do well in my second year

    of University.. my habits haven't changed - barely studying, always mucking about and through my first year I still managed to get relatively high marks (which got me the highest possible grade). I don't know why I think this because the content for this year isn't that much...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 2

    I'm in a serious relationship with a man whom I

    believe to be the love of my life HOWEVER he lost his wife 3 or so years ago and I get that he has a daughter with her and I have a daughter from my ex as well & there the same age however he talks about his late wife all the time and post **** on his face book about missing her...
    PatriciaLauren67 PatriciaLauren67
    1 Response Mar 16

    I honestly need advice from people I don't know.

    I am an introverted person, I don't keep much company. However I do keep a few close friends. One of friends (let's call him Sean) is supposedly best friends with my other friends (Hanna). Hanna had talked to me a while ago to say that she wasn't really friends with Sean anymore...
    VerityVogel VerityVogel
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    I guess it's may fault

    that I'm still in this relationship I really want this to work out but I don't know if we are gonna make it this time I have no one to talk to and vent
    LiesGreedMisery LiesGreedMisery
    22-25, F
    Feb 27
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