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I Feel Overwhelmed By Life

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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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    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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    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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    My mat leave ends in December.

    We can't afford for me to not go back to work. We also can't afford childcare for our two children, especially since our youngest will only be eight months old at the time. Babysitters for kids under a year are basically impossible to find. Also, the thought of someone else...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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

    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 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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    Embrace what you fear in life,

    let go of what you hold too tight. Give what you have plenty of, and never take more than what you need. If it's too heavy to carry endure it, if it's too light leave it behind. I have always been told that the reason I don't have anything is because I don't want anything. Truth...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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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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    Definition: Contrary to what most people think,

    an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F Aug 28

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Choices We Make: It's like this: It's not

    about just making changes in your life it's about making the right changes. I hear people saying all the time that they make changes but nothing happens. You can change the tires on your car but if it's the oil light going off you haven't made the right change. I gave up...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There are a lot of things I want to do

    and want to be but most of the time you need some sort of an education. After I persuaded a girl with depression not to take her life and for once made her feel good about herself without anything sexual happening she told me I should be a counsellor or a therapist so I could...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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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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    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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    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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    shuttingoff shuttingoff 36-40, F Mar 1

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    I was just coming home from a wedding.

    I've never seen wedding like this way before. I saw the bride and groom looked at each others eyes, and I could tell that they were so happy. Like... Winning. Then... it hit me. I don't wanna play anymore. I wanna win. I wanna have that look. The thought that someday a guy will...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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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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    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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    Single mother with 2 teenage boys,

    succeeding with my career, killer workload without any family support or financial support from my ex husband and living in one of the most expensive cities in the world Sydney Australia. Sometimes it's hard holding it together and continue with wonderwoman duties. One good...
    jasminebear jasminebear 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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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    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 16-17, F Aug 2

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    Life is **** and long

    and long and ****
    Adilluminati Adilluminati 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    I just do. It's so confusing

    and has so many elements.
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes life just presses down

    and I question whether one thing will be the action that changes my entire life. Will this cost me getting into college and will that cost me a job? And I'll be anxious over it and panic and practically have a nervous breakdown sometimes, just maybe, everything makes complete...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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