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I Feel Overwhelmed

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    I am overwhelmed by everything life is.  A wave of bullshit is crashing over my head and dragging me into the sea.  I'm going to drown.  I'm up to my ears in everything that hates me.  I'm losing, and this life is only for winners.  I have nothing left except destruction...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn 18-21, F Nov 10, 2011

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    Never Enough

    It feels like ive been crying for days now but I havent shed a tear. I want to scream on the top of my lungs. I want to fight. I want to let out all my frusterations. Oh how I hate that im fighting with no one but myself. Im relapsing hard and fast that its just a struggle. No...
    mzmiztake mzmiztake 16-17, F Oct 26, 2013

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    So...

    I feel so overwhelmed right now. I feel like I can't control anything that is going on. that I have no control over anything that can or will happen. I am breaking, and I feel like I am losing control. Its at the point that I have been going for walks, and just screaming to get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    Homework

    I used to be a really good student. Learning came easily for me, until this semester. Since I've started getting depressed again, it feels like every assignment I have to work on, and every test I have to study for is another impossible task on my shoulders. If I can't get...
    thatgirl85 thatgirl85 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    I'm going to be up all night editing photos.

    ... again.... I'm so sick, I need rest, these all nighters are going to kill me. :( I hate finals week.
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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    Sometimes Fantasy Is Better Than Reality

    at times i look at adults living in a fantasy world and think wow theyre out there but ive noticed that even as we age we crave those fairytales that gave us hope. i wish i wouldve been exposed to those fairytales when i was younger, although somewhat distorted and in their era...
    xcaretlyne xcaretlyne 18-21, F Feb 4, 2012

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    Long-time Crush

    I've been crushing on a guy for about the last five years. He seems to be going back and forth- one day it'll seem like he feels the same, the next day he'll act like I'm not even there. I've kept my little 'secret' inside for five years and haven't told anyone... until yesterday...
    honeybeeg honeybeeg 18-21, F Aug 23, 2010

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    School And Life Stress

    This semester I prioritized poorly and am now suffering the consequences. In addition, life has decided to add its own little sprinkle of hell by throwing in the necessary, but still painful brake up... I need a pause life button because I feel like I'm going to explode.
    bibliomaniac1266 bibliomaniac1266 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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    How Did I Let This Happen

    It started as an innocent way to lose a few healthy pounds--a way to escape some of the hereditary health inflictions coursing through my genes--but somehow, when I thought I had gotten over that "shy, fat kid" mentality, the few pounds turned into a gross, unhealthy obsession...
    WhitheredRose WhitheredRose 26-30, F Oct 20, 2010

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    Family And Emotions

    I am 13 born on October 5 1999.Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed I know what you're thinking you're ******* 13 you don't know anything.Well let me tell you I'm 8th grade and it's sad we do act like children but it not the same most of us faced that fall from innocence where...
    id152151 id152151 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    I feel like all these emotions inside me are

    going to make my mind explode. Sadness, terror, frustration. I don't know how to bear it.
    ChortlesOfDoom ChortlesOfDoom 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    So now I have to heal

    and recover my life, it's both exciting and overwhelming to deal with over Christmas. If you too are fearful believe me you are not alone and I hope you find the peace I dream of.
    FallingThroughLife FallingThroughLife 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    So Much to Worry About

    Today I got up and hasd to submit my test answers, then get Lachlan fed and dressed.  I had to eat something cause thst makes me less nauseas during the day.  I loaded her up in the car and had to go to her docotr then to my ob for my 16 week appointment.  All I...
    ItsAllMakeBelieve ItsAllMakeBelieve 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2009

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    Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed.

    I work full time, go to school full time, am a full time parent and have 4 dogs. On top of that, I am the sole bread winner and I get home to a messy house and hungry dogs as well as the task of feeding my family. My husband is depressed and can't find organization in his life...
    Grizzy1441 Grizzy1441 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Wooow

    I am 16. I just came home from my boyfriend's house. Yesterday, we finally got 'together' after twisting around each other for a year and a half. Today, I went to see him. His parents were not home. And somehow the feelings were floating all over the place, it was like -- wow. It...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    We argued again and he twists words in

    such away that I begin to drought which way is up or down. I feel confused, worried, and so so lost.
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F 1 Response May 16

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    I'm cranky i am have joint pain

    and hay fever symptoms. Took 2 benedryl, hope I can get some sleep. Tomorrow I want peace ad quiet..no family, no bf...nothing. Im overwhelmed.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jun 16

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    Traveling with filthy through the holidays

    after just being released for a suicide attempt = overwhelmed. I've told my family and friends I am not discussing anything right now I'm just visiting for my kids sake.
    FallingThroughLife FallingThroughLife 36-40, M Dec 28, 2013

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    Moving Issues

    I want to escape.  I am overwhelmed.  With work, the house sale, the move, etc. I thought selling the house was going to be the hard part.  That turned out to be easy.  I was lucky and found the right buyer in this crappy market.  But they need to be in...
    doorsinmymind doorsinmymind 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    Could It Be?

    Could it be that I lost my lover, my grandmother, my two best friends, my horse, my dog, took a new position with a LOT less pay, am being forced to move because of this change, and just in general had some health issues all in the last 3 months?  Hmmm could it be? ...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    Life

    These sure are some trying times. It's been a rough few years in my home, on many different levels. Lost so much, emotionally and....... Tired of the stress daily living brings. Rolling with the punches as best as I can, but, it's overwhelming at times!! Worry, worry, worry, that...
    momnga momnga 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    Family Difficulties

    The last couple of years have been very rough. My father was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I quit my job to care for her because there isn't enough money for private care and she isn't at the point of nursing home care yet...
    jw812 jw812 51-55 Aug 18, 2008

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    Overwhelmed

    Overwhelmed am I,Life,been too tough,A rocky road,Of no return,It's too much,I'd like it,If I could get off.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 26, 2011

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    Money And Family

    My dad's company is laying off so many people lately, I have a bad feeling that he is going to be next. My parents try to act like everything's ok, but I know it isn't... My mom's students are dropping like flies, and we are going farther and farther into debt. My parents are...
    honeybeeg honeybeeg 18-21, F Jul 30, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M Sep 8

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    I have moments when I just have a pit in my stomach where I'm nervous emotional. Its like my nerve ending are exposed my mind is constantly racing. I going over in my mind in fast...
    mskellie36 mskellie36 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Janine -hold me This is exactly how I feel right now :/
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F Aug 28

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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...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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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...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Life is too much, sometimes I can barely breathe.
    celiy celiy 13-15, F Aug 25

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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...
    jasminebear jasminebear 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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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...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 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...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Life is **** and long and long and ****
    Adilluminati Adilluminati 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend of almost 7 months and I broke up.. We were in a long distance relationship and for the past 2 months everything wasn't okay at all. Then he decided to end it, I...
    bel1000x bel1000x 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get overwhelmed by strong feelings of a responsibility for my community, and saddened by my inability to do anything. I recently lost a friend to gang violence, and it makes me...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30 1 Response Aug 27

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    I have a weird thing with storms. right before they happen I fell tense and nervous. I sometimes get a tingling sensation in my belly and I feel I could run a mile. one time I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    It started when I was 5 years old. My grandpa would always have me go into his room so that he could touch and violate me. He'd pay me money, and give me gifts just so I would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 31

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    I just received an email from a research group saying they have already found suitable candidate. This has already happened 5 or 6 times and I'm feeling very competitive because...
    sadgirlsclub sadgirlsclub 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Constantly. I freeze up due to floods of...well I'm not really sure...thoughts i guess, visions, feelings, nerves...I don't know everything. It halts me from progressing I get so...
    GregarianGreg GregarianGreg 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am married for 2 years now and i am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant. I know my feelings right now might be influenced by some hormones, but even when i wasn't pregnant, i have always felt...
    Sadlyconfused808 Sadlyconfused808 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I felt it for a long time now, while drowning in a river of Denial. I washed up, picked up, fixed up all my broken things.. But you left me, Police tape, Chalk line, tequila shots...
    KittyKatLuvsYhu KittyKatLuvsYhu 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My head hurts a lot and I have some OCD. The OCD has improved somewhat so that is a good thing. I still obsess over certain things. Just a lot of issues I am feeling sad about.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I just want to be numb. I don't want feelings to get in the way. I don't want to get hurt again. I will build a thicker wall, change my door with a steel one, with more locks and...
    pepperdoll pepperdoll 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I met a guy online, we talked on the phone and then my ex came back talking to me. I was so lonely that I needed to talk to someone. This guy made me feel special and tell me that...
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Or when you talk to someone and they are so nice to you and sweet and everything and you feel special, then you find out that he/she talks like that to everyone.
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    my family are nice people don't get me wrong. I love them and they do love me. I just don't feel like I can be myself around them. Granted to an extent, I think people will have...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 21