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I Feel Overwhelmed By Life

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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 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
    PotatoPowerUp PotatoPowerUp 16-17, M Jul 9

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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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    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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    A lot of people are crazy,

    cruel and negative. They got a little too much time on their hands to discuss everybody else. I have a limited amount of energy to blow in a day. I'd rather read something that I like or watch a program I enjoy or go for a hike or occasionally throw back a couple of shots of...
    DavidG1986i DavidG1986i 26-30, M Dec 10

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    Life is **** and long

    and long and ****
    Adilluminati Adilluminati 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    LittleRed2016 LittleRed2016 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 31

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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 2 Responses Aug 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 26

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F May 11

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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 4 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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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 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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    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 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 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Nursing school full time

    and working full time is kicking my ***! I feel like I can't take it anymore 😬😬 I need reassurance. 😭
    dani93 dani93 18-21, F Oct 27

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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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    In many instances I feel like life has let me

    down despite the effort I have made to make it better. For the past year I have been on a journey of rediscovery. On this journey I have learned to be alone. I'm not talking about for a day, week, short term, no I talking about all day, and everyday. I forced myself to be my own...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Oct 15

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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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    My life feels like a never ending to do list I

    am never motivated to finish. As soon as 1 thing gets done, 2 things are added!
    ziggybaby86 ziggybaby86 26-30, F Oct 27

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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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    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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    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F Aug 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 8

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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 56-60, M 7 Responses Jun 25, 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 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I have multiple children.

    I work, I take care of the entire house alone. My kids come to me for everything. I meaner everything. When they come home from school we spend our time dancing, singing, laughing and talking about our day. They often have friends over. They are totally different kids when he...
    DeadHeartsAreEverywhere DeadHeartsAreEverywhere 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 7

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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 Sep 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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    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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    Sometimes everything all at

    once is just too much. Even when I try and take small bites, I am forced to remember all the other things I am going to have to do soon, and thus taking a small bite, is almost like taking it all at once. :/
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Nov 4

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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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    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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    That feeling when you don't

    even know what the **** you're feeling.
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F Oct 28

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    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M Oct 28

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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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    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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    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 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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    Sigh...I graduated with my bachelors' degree in

    something that I'm not that crazy about. Instead of continuing to go through life apathetic, I want to really enjoy life and not just "go with the flow" anymore. I want to have a career that I love and that makes me wanna go to work :) But alas, it's hard to know what you like...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 13

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