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I Feel Helpless

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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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    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 Mar 28

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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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    I am in desperate need of a car!

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

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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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    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 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

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    😞😕 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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 16, 2014

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    When does the pain stop?

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Apr 25

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    Sorry guys I was having a bad time,

    I will message you when I feel better.
    199xkid 199xkid 22-25, F Jun 10

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    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 18-21, M May 13

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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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    TheNateAust TheNateAust 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    :(

    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 4 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F Jul 22

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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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    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 26-30 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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

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