I Feel Helpless

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    I don't think anyone knows to

    even worry about me. The fact is im sick. In a completely sick cycle. Falling in love was the easy part, covering up for him was the work. Making him look like the good man, employee, boyfriend. It took all my energy but I was doing it with the idea of being so in love with the...
    mapsofagirl mapsofagirl
    26-30, F
    Mar 14, 2015

    On March 23rd, mama died in my arms

    after a devastating battle with cancer. Now, myself (nineteen), Chantal (twenty) and grandpa (ninety-two) are left to figure out everything from finances, bills, taxes, mortgages payments, funeral costs and medical expenses. Here's her story: www.giveforward.com/fundraiser...
    kayygordon kayygordon
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2015

    Papers for divorce were filed on Friday

    but now it's the waiting of 90 days for finalization!!! Problem is that I have No where to move until I can afford it. Will be living in EX home (used to be ours) until I can move. I need to cowboy up and find a way to make my situation work for me.
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    I think I should stop reading biographies of

    people with screwed up lives It pains to see people living worse lives than my past and I can't do anything to help them. If imagining their scenarios already aches me emotionally. How much more worse do they suffer? Kindness is my strength, yet my weakness. No miracles...
    keytobit keytobit
    22-25, M
    May 13, 2015

    I have been very attached to my son ever

    since he was born. He didn't seem like himself today, and he assured me that everything was fine, but I wasn't buying it. I went in to see him again, and I saw him crying. He has been with his girlfriend for a long time, and he loves her so much. Apparently she moved on, and...
    xcryptic xcryptic
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    People Seem To Not Let Me Say What I Want To Say

    either at home, I get fired back, if i complain i get told " i complain all the time" if you can't complain it is kept bottled up inside and makes your anger worse for later days. Then when i go to post to my friends all I get is oh dont say that, or dont think that way. I am...
    MoonLight30 MoonLight30
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 7, 2010

    Help anyone. I don't know why

    but I have a strong urge to cut. I've never cut myself before so I don't why I feel this way. Maybe its because I feel empty and dead inside. Everything feels numb. I have a hollow feeling in my chance that won't go away. There's no one in my house to talk to and its getting...
    lolfatimah103 lolfatimah103
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

    I need help. I'm going to explain my situation.

    Their is this girl. Know. Her name is Shelby. And she hates her life. She thinks she is fat and ugly. Even though I tell her how beautiful she is every day. She wants to die. She is too afraid to commit suicide. She cuts herself (it is bad) and I don't know what to do. I've been...
    quinnislegit22 quinnislegit22
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    Story, #295 What Do You Do, When The Doctors Seem To Be The Enemy?

    I have a little great granddaughter, who will be five next month. Just after her fourth birthday, she got strep throat. Soon after that, she got a bit of a rash. Her mom took her to a doctor. They made no tests, took no swabs, just gave her a cream and some antibiotics to take...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2011

    Just when I think things are getting better,

    they flip out and tell me everything wrong in our family, all the fighting, chaos, and anything negative is my fault! I'm sorry i am who I am, I guess it's just not good enough for them! I haven't self harmed for 4.5 months but the urge is always there! No matter how hard I try...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    I have no fight left in me.

    I don't think I'll be okay. I just wanna put an end to all of it. No one will miss me anyway.
    TrissShae TrissShae
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    i feel so helpless. he os going through

    so much pain and i feel like i am partly to blame. even though he doesnt blame me i do blame myself. i wonder if he had never met me if he would be happier. i sometimes wish i could take back the past so he could live his life without having any memories of me. am i jist being...
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982
    31-35, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    I have a close friend

    and don't want to be mean. We have been friends for two years now and I made it pretty clear in the beginning that I was taken and even if I wasn't that nothing would happen. Everything was good until last week when we went out for drinks. We seemed to be having fun as friends...
    femketje femketje
    1 Response Sep 16, 2014

    Ive had quite the wretched year.

    My husband was Navy and passed away august 6th of 2014 and since then life has been a nightmare. I suffer from severe depression, anxiety, and ptsd. Because of this my son, born two months before my husband's untimely death at 21, was given to my mother in law. I completed a...
    watchyourgrammar watchyourgrammar
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    Looking for someone who will be willing to

    train me physically and mentally ^.^ plz MSG
    bobafhett bobafhett
    Jan 25, 2015

    Why does it feel like I'm wasting my time right

    now...I am studying for an exam but it seems to me that I'm just withering...especially if I fail...this is really frustrating
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster
    22-25, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    If your partner left u,

    and suddenly returned, then u cheated once, been caught, but both parties (u and the guy) want to work things out because they both understand they are responsible to some extent in the situation. Would it not be logical to get therapy is arguments and miscommunication seem to...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    I hate when the one I love is sick

    and I can't be there to help out. I worry so much and feel so damn helpless! Makes me sad!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    I am in desperate need of a car!

    Please read my story! gofundme.com/wxvpew
    abis17 abis17
    31-35, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    I Feel So Helpless

    I am 22yrs. old and shouldn't be feeling like this. This is not my normal personality. I am so sad all the time, i feel like my life is going no where, and i have no one here who loves me. I was with a guy for four years who was my best friend and whom i loved very much...
    Jenbunnyla Jenbunnyla
    5 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    i am so torn so helpless right now.

    ... Seriously. i am just helping. i am just doing what i can do. but in the end i am the one who gt the scolding. i am the one who is being ask 'why'. i dk what to do... is it my fault for helping? why cant ppl just appreciate it? in the end it's me. in the end the fingers...
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz
    22-25, F
    Oct 23, 2014


    someone i care about very deeply has been diagnoised with a serious illness, its treatable, but she is so down, so lost, and i just cant reach her, no matter what i try, and now she refuses contact :(
    TonyUK TonyUK
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2011

    Helplessness is probably the second worse

    feeling I have ever felt. Wanting to help but the situation is not in your control sucks. When someone you care about is going through a tough time, it can become tough on you too. I wish I could take the sadness and anger away from you....anything to see you happy.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917
    22-25, F
    Oct 28, 2014

    It's terrible. My hobbies are writing

    and reading, and suddendly I can do neither of them. I dont feel motivated to do anything! I need a New hobbie before I end up getting on the bad track again!
    BMTH99 BMTH99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

    Forget Me.

    Forget me forget me.....when we was in college you saw me everyday,, you knew how to make me smile all the time.We went are own way but we always was chatting over line.but I met someone as I didn't know you liked me in that way..... Things went ok but he went and cheats on me...
    Tracy1989 Tracy1989
    22-25, F
    Apr 5, 2011

    When friends are sick

    and your too far away to help feeling helpless
    Triplets111 Triplets111
    56-60, F
    Apr 5, 2016

    I Hate My Life More and More

    i got married at the age of 17 he was my one and only. we were expecting our first child. while i was pregnant he became cold and bitter. to me he was my one and only. he had helped me get through the most challenging moment of my life, when i had just turned 15 and i was raped...
    thehopeless thehopeless
    8 Responses Feb 12, 2009
    TheNateAust TheNateAust
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 23, 2014

    When does the pain stop?

    I feel so lost and useless please help me god
    SlaveRose53 SlaveRose53
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Do any females on here suffer from PMDD?

    If so how can you control it? I'm just now realizing that I have this. I'm struggle with it and wish it would just stop.
    heaven89 heaven89
    26-30, F
    Jan 21, 2015

    If you're told to listen,

    but don't know which instruction to listen to how do u ask without making anyone angry you're asking? It seems simple, I'm awkward panic and can't figure out how to ask without making it sound like I'm not listening. Some instructions clash, so I need this sorted for sanity.
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold
    26-30, F
    Feb 17, 2015

    Started from the bottom

    but I'm still there :(
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 16, 2014


    My TMJD is acting up again today...It really sucks! I can't open my mouth all the way, which makes it hard to eat food...It's been giving me headaches as well :/ Not fun.. I hate that I can't do anything about it either!
    sailingtonowhere sailingtonowhere
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2013

    You're gg further away from me.

    How can I just sit here and do nothing about it?
    zozobar zozobar
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2014

    So Ridiculous

    Feeling so helpless and empty. I seriously want to disappear. I have "friends" who really consider me -.-
    blissfulmoon24 blissfulmoon24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2013

    Hey I don't know what to write.

    I used to think I was good at absolutely everything Only to find out my flaws I am no good at consoling or comforting others I have zero ability at helping another I don't have the right words to say. Especially when people were at a loss I couldn't think of what to say I...
    ChiyoAi ChiyoAi
    18-21, F
    Sep 8, 2014

    😞😕 I don't know what I want in life.

    I don't know what I want right now. all I know is that I'm hurting so much inside, and it's consuming me day by day , and one day, there won't be any of me left.😔😔
    ProSolitude ProSolitude
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 16, 2014

    I Do...

    I do feel helpless... I have been going through long episodes of depressions since I was little. It never gets better, it only gets worser every time. It only bottles up in me, because I don't trust anyone enough to let them try solve this. Or even talk about it. Trust... that...
    whatsername whatsername
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2007

    Helplessly In Love :(

    after three years of loving relation,he says he has lost intrst in me,am madly in love with hm nd evn though iv tried a thousand tyms 2 leave hm but i fail evrytym nd nw he takes more advantage of it knowing dat am hlpls over my love
    ruhma1 ruhma1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2012

    I'm Abused Everyday By My Own Family

    And there's nothing I can do about it. Today my sister tried to kill me again. After dealing with this nonstop for a month. I called the cops like people been telling me. They did nothing but said "your sisters get along"! I knew the cops would be worthless. There is nothing...
    BrokenDead BrokenDead
    18-21, F
    28 Responses Jul 12, 2010

    I have one daughter who is 35 yrs old

    and is a GREAT mom to four beautiful intelligent kids. She's a Medical Tech and her kids have bee placed on Honor Roll in school numerous times. I'm feeling helpless because my oldest grandson who is 13 yrs old is very laid back and quiet and always a honor roll student. He...
    TCM28 TCM28
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015


    i feel helpless to the nth degree... and when you feel that helpless- you are alone.  i have no one to talk to and even if i did, it seems as if no one understands. i cant talk to my family or my friends...thats the worst part about it. its like i am going through the...
    ingenue ingenue
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2006

    I have struggled most of my life with

    depression an anxiety an the last few years I have had it under control but I am a somewhat new nurse now an I hate being a nurse an the anxiety is back in full effect, I get down so easily, if I make a mistake I think about it over an over. I don't know what to do, I hate this...
    sweety2014 sweety2014
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    I have tons of friends there

    for me, but I just can't bring myself to talk about anything to them. I wish I wasn't afraid, but every time I try to let something out, every time I try to vent, not comes out. I'm afraid of wait people will treat me like is they knew who I really was. If most people saw my ep...
    narcoed narcoed
    18-21, F
    Apr 14, 2015

    Helpless That My Life Is This Way....

    And that it may never change. Being 25, single, no friends, no social life, still living at home is not the life I wanted for myself at this age. I am starting to feel helpless and to feel like things will never get better for me. I see other girls my age in happy, settled...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 8, 2011

    Does anyone else feel useless?

    I feel really alone right now and extremely down.
    heaven89 heaven89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    One Of The Worst Feelings In Theworld

    I sometimes think that feeling helpless is one of the worth feelings in the world. You can't do anything. You can't take the advice that most people follow, like think positive and things will change. Or, if you don't like your situation then do something abou it. It's not that...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 6, 2012

    I Am Completely Stuck And Have Been For So Long

    Idk...I feel completely stuck in life. And like there is nothing I can do to change it. I pray for help constantly but that never works and it breaks my heart. I never graduated or got my GED because i have depression anxiety and ptsd FAS and possibly Borderline Personality...
    stephybear1990 stephybear1990
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2012

    i keep cutting do not know

    if there is a reason what is going on maybe it is because i need to be stoned i hate being sober
    piiinecone piiinecone
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2015

    Have you ever felt like you don't know what's

    going on anymore? Like you don't care about anything anymore. You've lost motivation to do anything. Your mind is set on to many things, that you are confused about your feelings and you can't explain how you feel either. The feeling of emptiness, and feeling that barely anyone...
    Slowlydying16 Slowlydying16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

    My sweet boys are doing pretty good considering

    they lost their dad who was also a best friend of theirs. Some nights the missing him gets to be too much and the pain takes over. I feel absolutely helpless. I know that no matter what I do, The one thing they want more then anything, I can never give them. They are such good...
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    My sister attempted suicide.

    I have a distant relationship with her and even though I know I am not to blame, I wish that I had been there for her more. We have the same mother but different fathers. I haven't spoken to my mother in over 3 years and where I had my dad to go to, she didn't. I don't know what...
    ihmls ihmls
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    Lately I've been feeling really helpless

    and useless and worthless. My grandfather passed away on the 22nd of Oct. My husband is deploying in just weeks. My best friend who is really more of a sister just found out she has an STD. I don't know what to do or how to help anybody. Including myself. I feel like no matter...
    Thrumyeyes7711 Thrumyeyes7711
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2013
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