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I Feel Overwhelmed By Life

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    I had the best basketball team ever!

    I used to push them further and lead them to the biggest championships :) but for some health reasons I was forced to stop :/ Now they are on the way to the national team.. I believe they need me no more -__-
    Mashtap Mashtap 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    School is taking so much work.

    The projects and the people are too much for me. I am barely done with high school and I already can't cope. The rest of my life is going to be terrible, so why not just die now? I have so much to do and remember, all the time. I'm sick of it. I just want to end it. I'm tired of...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F May 11

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    Life has literally been feeling way to

    overwhelming lately. There's just so many different paths to go down, so many choices to make. I feel like things just aren't going right. I feel like my friends have moved on, given on. Things have felt like way too much lately and it's just so stressful. :/ Just really hoping...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Aug 17

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    There is so much in life.

    And I love it through the all struggles. Because it is a beautiful thing. We are the generation known as "the heads down generation" because we spend so much time on our phones. I know they are addicting I'm stuck in the trap of electronics too. But we also need to remember the...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F Aug 2

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    I need to move out of my apartment,

    set a budget and everything. My parents are basically picking me apartment/life and going way over my budget. Even worse, I am completely broke I can't even afford food, my job doesn't start until at least August, and I have a savings account of my own money my mom won't give me...
    babydancer0115 babydancer0115 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Sometime I Wonder If Its My Life................

    its like a process one day i open my eyes and feel like i am so very blessed to be born and to be alive. i look around and see my mother working around, reciting her prayers and i feel likeher presence brighten my life, i feel the happiness of being loved and protected by so...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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    First the love of my life randomly breaks up

    with me which is so I like him because he's such a gentleman. And in losing him, I lose his daughter which is just like my daughter since I've been with him for more than half her lifetime. So there's that. My dad had to move to a different state to support our family and that's...
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    My Life's Too Complicated..

    I'd like to think I'm an optimist. I'd like to think nothing can hurt me, that I'm immune to the worst of insults and the hardest of punches. But believing something isn't the same as knowing something, and I know that I'm not completely the person I want to be. In grade seven...
    xspamadvice xspamadvice 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    Another Overwhelmed Day

    Everyday i have a lot to do and a lot to take care of. many bills, no money, and a job that doesn't pay enough really. I have a good education, but due to bad choices in life (we all make thm!) I cannot use my degree to better my life. Due to my poor choices made many years...
    jhakti jhakti 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2011

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    School is getting me in the dumps,

    i am just wanting to be a good student and i don't want to fail at it which make me have anxiety
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    So Overwhelmed

    Where do i begin?! I get sooooo overwhelmed with everything. With all my other stories that any of you have read I'm sure you can see that i am a emotional wreck. But this really helps me to ease my mind and get things off my chest.  I have really bad obsessive worries. I...
    Torishu Torishu 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    As of right now, I dislike my job.

    I want to quit everyday, I go into work and my whole shift I think about quitting. My aunt who has been fighting cancer for two years now is loosing her leg, my gramps is slowly dying a painful sad death and my mom is now in the hospital going into surgery. I am the only one...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Jul 13

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    Lately

    By people.  Not really the ones closest to me.  They are a comfort.  But everyone else who seems to expect something of me.  I pick up on negative energies, and I let this get to me.  It makes me want to avoid, hide, keep to myself -- my classic...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 10 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    All the sudden I just slipped,

    fell off this giant cliff I didn't even see coming. I was doing so well. I got off my medication, counselling was going well, working through things, and I was starting to have more good days and deal with stuff better. One night I slipped and hit myself. Now I cant seem to...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    I am a High school students,

    last semester , then comes college. Where to go? How do I pay? And many more questions. I don't know it was going to be so hard. They say don't complain your young, you don't know what "adult" life is like yet. But parents and adults don't understand that we as teenagers soon to...
    lovingscars lovingscars 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Please Be Okay

    I often feel overwhelmed by life. Well, not so much by life than by the situations that life throws at me. There are numerous situations that can make me feel overwhelmed; but one stands out above the rest - Not being able to protect the people I love.I am in a situation like...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    shuttingoff shuttingoff 36-40, F Mar 1

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    Life Is Throwing Me A Cruve Ball

    Hi, my name is Allison. I'm going to share my story with you, you might recognize it. Whenever I walk into a crowded place instantly it feels like a million people are yelling at me at once. It's really hard to tune it out. I have tried meditating, but it only mad things...
    lillalove lillalove 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    I Feel Like Dying.

    I don't even know what to do with myself. Nothing seems to be working out.... nothing seems to have ever worked out. No one ever said life was going to be easy, but why didn't anyone tell me it would be so damn hard? On the outside, it may look like I have my life together. I...
    countingstars countingstars 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2011

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    Overwhelmed

    Overwhelmed,That’s me,Life, It’s too much,The fun has gone,I’ve had enough,If only,There was an emergency exit,I’d use it!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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    Too Much At Once

    Anyone who has read any of my other experiences know that I am still grieving my mother. Even now after it has been 4 years. Well the thing is.. my mom was a huge part of my life and well when she died i found myself.......well lost. She cooked, cleaned, encouraged, counseled...
    toofargone toofargone 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2011

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    Overwhelmed An Ready To Quit

    Hi all, I need quotes of inspiration, stories of people who have been in a similar position, and basically anything that will give me hope that i can get through this. I am completely overwhelmed by everything right now. I am about to commence my very last ten weeks of teaching...
    gemmaes89 gemmaes89 22-25 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    Was in a really bad 7 year relationship.

    I'm over it and ready to date even though it's only been 3 months. However I want to take it slow get to know people. Date not jump into boyfriend girlfriend status. But my damn family and this guy I'm seeing are going million miles an hour. I'm all holy **** people just hit the...
    eekclips eekclips 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    I Don'T Know What To Do

    I feel so overwhelmed and stressed out. My 17 yr old cat just passed away on Saturday and my heart is broken, but I still have to do everything I normally do, like work and go to school, which is normal, life goes on. But it's so hard to work on projects when I have no...
    Uncrnlvr Uncrnlvr 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    What Do I Do? Please?

    I'm lost. I seriously need some advice because the end of my rope was a few months ago, and I just don't know anymore. Backstory, basically the greatest, most intelligent friend I've ever met, who I liked, hit another rough patch and needed a place to go. He lives with me now and...
    Mialee34 Mialee34 22-25, F Nov 10, 2013

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    It makes me sad to see how people live their

    lives being walked all over. How they force themselves over and over to try again to make something work. Even though in the back of their mind slowly but surely they are losing hope that it will ever work. I myself have spent the last nine months of my life trying to force...
    comfortdistortion comfortdistortion 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Getting laid off in the middle of a child

    custody suit that I was winning.... ******* awesome! Eat a ****, life....
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M Jul 9

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    I'm Drowning Myself

    If it was literal, people may react . I've signed up for this, I say I can handle it, I've got it. I know I'm doing this to myself. It only makes the feeling worse. I have two jobs, with at least 55hours per week. I am also going to school, 8credits, two classes. Biology and...
    FireInFlames13 FireInFlames13 18-21, F Nov 5, 2013

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    I am freaking done with the baby,

    my parents. I'm not the one who made the mistake of having sex and getting pregnant, that baby is NOT my blood baby so I refuse to have to live with that mistake any longer someone else can step up for once... I had all I can take. So many rules to follow, god I just want to be...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F May 30

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    Today There's birthday

    and a wedding and my grandmother just got took out on a stretcher...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Didn't get the grade I needed

    for a class, I have a part time that doesn't give enough hours or pay, lost someone recently, best friend hasn't shown me any support, don't have a car, and financially struggling.
    rollercoasterc rollercoasterc 18-21, F Jun 15

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    Too Annoying

    Everything is overwhelming in life, school, social life, drama. Since i'm christian I have to go to services but with everyone whos getting communion. Today we have to go from 4:30 to 9:30pm, like seriously "You have to spend time with god instead of what you normally do" the...
    italianbabe148 italianbabe148 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    I see patterns and themes

    that have existed all my life. Change is not easy, and sometimes I doubt if it is even possible. Maybe it is comforting to think that it is not, that way the blame is not on me. A few years back when I was attending regular counseling I saw a book on my therapists table titled...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Stop The Ride... I Wanna Get Off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

         I am so absolutely frustrated and fed up. I'm tired, I'm stressed, I'm living hand-to-mouth and putting one foot in front of the other day-to-day just trying to go through the motions. I'm not depressed, I'm not even un-motivated. I have a job that is half-decent and...
    ImHere2 ImHere2 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    I've Got Nothing Left

         When I was a youngster, I felt I could do anything. I was into sports, band, academic extras, you name it, I did it all. After highschool I refurbished an antique automobile, carried full time credits at college, and worked a full time job, all on about...
    tiredoldfart tiredoldfart 51-55 3 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    Stop The World, I Want To Get Off

    Let me begin by saying I realize that there are many out there who have greater responsibilities and must endure graver circumstances. The feeling of being overwhelmed, however, is a realtive one. I have been dealing with my own worsening health and caregiving for parents. My...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    Life

    Sometimes I feel like I will never have enough money, experience, or knowledge to do well in life. I'm scared to be completely on my own, but I yearn for it, too. I want to know I can be completely self-sufficient and can take care of myself. Until then, I just do the best I...
    ladyloves ladyloves 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2008

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    The baby is coming to live with us

    for a few weeks so I'm nervous about how that's going to go. Sharing my room with a 1 year old is going to be a nightmare since I start work in a week. I got to do some major cleaning, get ride of stuff, and make my room baby proof... Not so happy about it but would do anything...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F May 24

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    Life is too much some times,

    I feel like sleeping but there is a second thought and that thought is that I don't wake up when I fall asleep I don't really understand why I feel like this actually
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M Jul 9

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    Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers....

    I hope this little story helps someone like it helped me.When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him...
    trying617 trying617 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    It's insane. Everything is just happening all

    at once. On the other hand I feel betrayed because someone lied to me about something huge with my job. On another hand I feel nervous as **** because I'm kind of falling for my best friend and I'm going to try to talk with her and ask her if she feels the same. Then there is...
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M Mar 31

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    this morning I have to go sign in

    as probate for my father's estate, and then let the rest of life fall on my shoulders. then this afternoon i go talk to a company about contracting with them. all this on top of raising 3 kids and standing by my husband. he works full time and then he has a business he started...
    slarocque05 slarocque05 26-30 May 20

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    Life Is...

    I am not different or extra special or extra unique from other people. I’m not better or worse, smarter or stupid. I am not perfect. I am a person. I’m just me. Everyone lives life. But what “life is” for each of us, is unique. I am the only one who lives life as me. This...
    Sabrina12312 Sabrina12312 36-40 Mar 16, 2012

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    Right about now I really do.

    I'm so ambitious and never felt like I didn't know what I wanted anymore until the past few days ughhhh
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I just do. It's so confusing

    and has so many elements.
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I would like to just leave my entire life

    behind. I have the money to buy a one way ticket to any country and just enjoy the simplicity of life. I don't like being 19 and working 40 hours a week with no social life except for video games. I am not a crazy partier but that is because I've never been given the chance...
    Azithor Azithor 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Life! Strange Life. It shows you the most

    unexpected things and makes you experience most unexpected feeling in life. Some one has very correctly said, truth is stranger then fiction. We can't imagine how life turns, twist and lead us to path which was unexpected. Biggest pain comes in life when when expect more...
    ProudToBeGirl ProudToBeGirl 26-30, F Jul 26

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    Overwhelmed

    I feel like I can't cope with life. I try to see the positive things in life but I don't see anything. I don't have a job, I don't have friends, my family doesn't like me, etc. I don't have anything to live for. The only reason as to why I'm alive is because I don't want to give...
    flan19 flan19 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1, 2012

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    Totally Overwhelmed

    I have been trying to find my passion or my calling for some time without success. I know that the place I am at the moment is not where I should be. i have been trying to find a new job for some time with no luck and I am getting frustratad. I work with a very  passive...
    acuadeterra acuadeterra 31-35, F Nov 14, 2011

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