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    Just about an hour ago,

    there's a child that was hit and run near our neighborhood. I didn't have the courage to even look because I was scared. I turned away on that scene but I can't turn away of having the guilt feeling. Why should I feel guilty about it? Maybe the feeling of being responsible to...
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    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 22-25, F Jan 21

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    TheNateAust TheNateAust 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    I want my grandparents to be safe

    and happy in their golden years. I am fighting this battle alone and I am frightened I am either not going to win, or something bad is going to happen before I make everyone realise the situation they are in is so very dangerous. I love them so very much, and I'm afraid of two...
    OnceHalcyon OnceHalcyon 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2014

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    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 3 Responses May 15, 2012

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    I looked in the mirror today

    and just dropped to my knees, face down, tears in my hands. Because I don’t know who I am anymore, which to me is the scariest thing, not knowing myself, not understanding my every thought and feeling. Looking in the mirror and not knowing who's looking back at me.. I will...
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses May 8, 2011

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    I just don't know what to do anymore.

    .. I don't think I've ever felt that bad in my whole life. I just feel so helpless and trapped and I just have no one to talk to... I pushed the only friend who would actually listen to my bullshit away (which was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made), and I don't want to tell...
    funyarinpa funyarinpa 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    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 22-25 5 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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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 22-25, F Mar 14

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    πŸ˜žπŸ˜• 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.πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 2 Responses May 16, 2014

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    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

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    Somethingawful Somethingawful 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    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 18-21, F Oct 23, 2014

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    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 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    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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    Looking for someone who will be willing to

    train me physically and mentally ^.^ plz MSG
    bobafhett bobafhett 13-15 Jan 25

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I feel helpless not that I can't do something

    for myself but for someone I really wanted to help because I lack the guts to do so.
    blizzard88 blizzard88 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Another Broken Promise- well,

    here I am. after promising myself and others since my addiction started that I wouldn't, I decided to result to the needle. I shot this devilish poison up my virgin blood. smoking doesn't do much justice for me anymore. I was tired of smoking just function. I missed getting high...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    SOMETIMES

    HELD CAPTIVE BY MY THOUGHTS... MY HEART IN UTTER AGONY. FORCED TO RELIVE MEMORIES OVER AND OVER IN MY MIND. I CRY OUT AND YET THE AFFLICTION DOES NOT WANE... I STRAIN TO TRY TO FIND A REASON FOR MY TORMENT, TORTURE, CAPTIVITY. I PRAY AND CRY AND MOAN AND WAIL BUT THERE'S NOT END...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    TMJD

    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

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    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 3 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Does anyone else feel useless?

    I feel really alone right now and extremely down.
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    and I should be thinking of feeling the hate

    towards feeling helpless because that's positive and we all want to feel that way. But I don't. lol. First it's about my deadlines and then it's my frustrations but it's always sunny in the Philippines so I should not bother problems. YAY POINTLESS. How did you manage to...
    judyabot judyabot 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    I hate it when I'm unhappy

    because I was manipulated. I feel manipulated people feel suicidal. That's why I don't want to get into any relationship. There is only work. No dream. You dream. You lose. Work work work.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Nov 24, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    My ex is threatening me.

    And I'm afraid...but I dknt know if I'm over reacting. Ugh. I just feel so alone.
    YouShouldHaveKilledMe YouShouldHaveKilledMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    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 22-25, F Feb 17

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    So Ridiculous

    Feeling so helpless and empty. I seriously want to disappear. I have "friends" who really consider me -.-
    blissfulmoon24 blissfulmoon24 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    My (unemployed) father is an alcoholic,

    and a few months ago he was diagnosed with polyneuropathy, we only had problems since then. Many nights he would just walk to the bathroom and fall because he's intoxicated and just doesn't feel his legs because of his sickness. My mom and I just brought him to the hospital...
    funyarinpa funyarinpa 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2014

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    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 13-15, F Mar 18

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    You're gg further away from me.

    How can I just sit here and do nothing about it?
    zozobar zozobar 18-21, F Nov 19, 2014

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    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 18-21, F Oct 28, 2014

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    Started from the bottom

    but I'm still there :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

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    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

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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 2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    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 29 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    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 18-21 8 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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    Helpless

    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2006

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    I get suicidal every night

    when everyone sleeps.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2014