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I Feel Overwhelmed By Life

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    Helping Angels

    Angels...definately Angels. I have personally had several angels in my life. You may think that I am nuts when I say that, but, I will elaborate. The first time I experienced an angel in my life, he brought an assistant. The first angel was my step-father, Bill. I didn't...
    JustAnotherMother JustAnotherMother 51-55, F 2 Responses May 1, 2011

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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'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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    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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    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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    I'm just a total mess .

    People tell me your an adult you need to grow up. Depression isn't that easy I wish you guys would understand that . I wish you guys would stop thinking this is a ******* phase. It irritates me more that you guys really think ima just gunna get over it. My feelings to you guys...
    AlexisMarieMason AlexisMarieMason 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I Feel Like Packing Up and Leaving This World Sometimes

    I am under so much pressure right now and I don't know where to turn.  There's no way out.  All I know is, sometimes I just wish i was never born.
    trixi trixi 41-45, F Jan 7, 2008

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    A Poem About Feeling Overwhelmed

    I feel overwhelmed by life i cant think i can write im pacing back and forth. No sleep is coming to my eyes. And if i do sleep what nightmares will come to me. I feel alone but am among friends how can you feel lonely if everyone is offering you there hand but i am. I could fill...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F Sep 4, 2011

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    Lighten My Load?

    “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” ~ Jewish Proverb
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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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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    Thats a downer...

    In bed, takes my hearing aid out so its just complete silent all I can feel is my heart beating as if I can hear it. Thoughts flooding in and heart throbbing deeply and heavy, tears rolling down onto the pillow with a tint of warmth in the eyes. It gets all too much and can't...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2012

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    ..

    There's so much happening right now. My mentally ill, alcoholic mother is losing our home of over 20 years. I'm basically homeless. I need to find a rescue to take in my animals... All I can think of is running away. There is no safety net to catch me. I have to either start my...
    lysergic lysergic 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    Life is crazy anything can happen it's just

    weird to think when there are millions of outcomes to anything
    Enrique19 Enrique19 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I don't know what to do

    or where to turn; I feel like I'm stuck underwater and can't find the surface in time to come up for air and breathe... To start, I have been diagnosed just this summer (had some symptoms for years though) with two chronic neurological conditions (one autoimmune) as well as a...
    sleepynightmare sleepynightmare 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 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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    Life is just too much to handle.

    It's so overwhelming. I don't even know who i am anymore or what's the purpose of living. I'm really scared for the future. I feel trapped & i have a strong urge to run away. I just don't want to deal with anything anymore but I don't really have a choice.
    lunarfaerie lunarfaerie 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    So Much to Do So Little Time

    There's so much that I want to do with my life: so many aspirations, inspirations, curiosities. Yet, I do so little with my life. It may be a case of paralysis brought on my being between a rock and a hard place. If you have a finite amount of time but so many talents, ambitions...
    liferiot liferiot 26-30, M 2 Responses May 9, 2007

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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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    College Stress

    I officially graduated from high school last month even though I've been out of school since December (I was an early graduate). Anyways, I was able to land a few jobs since I got out of school in December, one of which ended up not being a good choice. I made a little money and...
    AdorableCaterpillar AdorableCaterpillar 18-21, F Jun 8, 2012

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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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    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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    Pass The Point Of Pain

    Because my life has managed to give me the worst it can in many subtle ways. It leaves me to believe that any happiness that I truly strive for is now lost and what I'm left with is the same hopes as a wounded animal in the wild. I have thrown myself into life indirectly as of...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40 Jun 30, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Living On The Edge

    Everyone has a breaking point and about 12 incidents ago (in less than one month) I said I reached my breaking point. Well I feel totally run down and now I have my husband telling me that I am making myself upset by focusing on all the negativity around me, but when the police...
    evolvutghiL evolvutghiL 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 11

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    A Release?

    I want to sit under the water safe in my pool. Id run out of breath and i know id fight to not drown. I want to just sit underwater for a really long time and not come up. I've thought of cutting a certain part of my hand so i can see if cutting is a real stress reliever. I need...
    Teddy15 Teddy15 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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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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    My plate is so full..

    ..custody battle, divorce, work, and worry about my children. I still, although im going through, seem to extend myself to help other people. At the same time I feel like I have no control over the things that I can and I am suppose to in my life. Im not expecting for anyone to...
    queenshe queenshe 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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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    I Feel Like I Am Drowning!

    I am in school right now and I just moved to a new town. The first semester was great, but this semester has been a DISASTER! I took WAY too many classes and now I don't know if I am going to pass! Also, my boyfriend and I are getting married this summer...
    searchingforapurpose searchingforapurpose 18-21 1 Response Apr 14, 2009

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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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    Time ....

     i never thought life would be so difficult once the kids started school ..... i thought it would get easier ....  i have so many things i need to do  so often .. and i just never have time to do anything it feels like .... i seriously need to get on a routine...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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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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    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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    The Short Story Of A Long Life From A Young Man

    Hello, I feel as if my name is hardly important in this situation. On any normal occasion I would refrain from posting my personal "problems" online, much less tell anyone about them. As such I have reached a point where I wont go to another person because well thats just now how...
    Sleeplessinthesand1 Sleeplessinthesand1 18-21, M Aug 14, 2012

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    Stressed

    I've basically been stressed out since the second day of the first grade and I don't really see it changing much now that I'm almost 23.
    gorejussxpsycho gorejussxpsycho 22-25, F Jul 23, 2013

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    I'm Lesser For It

    In every persons life we travel a road, this road is simple in its design. We travel it blindly but with the hope we make it to a destination. Alone the way we make choices some are good some are bad. In the end we make due and keep blindly moving forward. Thirteen years ago I...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40 Aug 4, 2013

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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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    Life Never Gets Easier Does It...

    My life the past 2 months have been a living hell. I found out I was pregnant with my ex's baby and after we both decided that we weren't ready for a baby we planned the abortion as normal, my ex would always change his mind on what he wanted to do and I didn't know what I wanted...
    dogdevil20 dogdevil20 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    She, I, Me

    She was young, she was vibrant, she was polite, she was alert, she was clever, she was loved, she was an 'over-achiever', she was confident, she was happy, she was abused... She is ageing, she is dull, she doesn't care anymore, she is withdrawn, she is hurt, she is shy, she is...
    mixedupmess mixedupmess 18-21, F Sep 14, 2012

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    Quite Often

    Quite often lately, I feel overwhelmed by just normal life activities. It seems like there is too much going on, more than I have energy for.  Too many appointments, meetings, stuff going on during the week when I'm already tired from working.  Then the weekends are...
    flowrpowr flowrpowr 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I have a tendency of having too many things going on at one time. I feel like I'm taking to long to set my career in line. .. I'm overwhelmed
    Patval1933 Patval1933 18-21, M Mar 26

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    Anonymous asked: What happens once you kill yourself? Because I'm ready to go. answered: You wanna know what happens once you kill yourself? Your mother comes home from work and...
    lllie lllie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Three months ago I almost killed myself. Life became too much for me to handle. I took 20 Doxepin (a sleep/anxiety pill) and pleaded that God finally take me home and apologized to...