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I Feel Overwhelmed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wave

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    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...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F Aug 2

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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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    Life is too much, sometimes I can barely breathe.
    celiy celiy 13-15, F 1 day 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, M 1 hr ago

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    Hi guys:) I am definitely sure that you people out there will be able to assist me in the dilemma that I am currently experiencing!! So there is this guy he is really sweet we met...
    Qila02 Qila02 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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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...
    AnnaRudie AnnaRudie 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Its strange. Life just always seems tough to me. Like other people don't get stressed out so easily. They coast more often where I always feel like I'm in some ninja battle. lol
    audrig audrig 26-30, F Jul 27

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I was given a 10 page report from a psychiatrist about me, and the laundry list of disorders, psychological problems, mental issues are incredibly sad. I knew I was sick, but I...
    DevilDoll13 DevilDoll13 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Pretty much all of the time. I am grateful enough and appreciate that i have all my family and i have no problems with them and i also am grateful that they love and accept who i...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I feel like if i show how alone i feel i would end up screaming in a room full of people or just speeding up to the end and die already to end the torture. It cant keep going on...
    Noahn85 Noahn85 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    I have been married for 10 years, together for 14. My husband and I have two children together. Almost our entire relationship he has worked two jobs, almost never home and even...
    dragonflydreams dragonflydreams 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Why do you make me feel this way? It's like without you, all of a sudden, I feel lost and alone. But before when I never had you, I was okay with being alone. Now that I had a...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 2 hrs ago

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    You know who you are, you're the one I lay in bed every night thinking about, the one I met online, and fell in love with. Your name is Dylan, we met on an app called hot or not...
    KoolKandon KoolKandon 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    I don't really feel any emotion anymore besides sadness and anger. Rarely I feel happiness, not fake happiness, true happiness. Failing almost every test I've had this year doesn't...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I feel like an outsider to everyone in my neighborhood. What is wrong with people. They just want to break me down until I feel like the dirt under their feet. When I sit outside...
    va40scott va40scott 41-45, F 22 mins ago

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    I've come out of college for a few months now, I (just about) acheived level 3 health and social care which i should be happy about but i'm not. I'm finding it hard to get a job, i...
    SummerSunIsTheOne SummerSunIsTheOne 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I am 23. I fell in love with the wrong men. I got mentally abused by each one. They made me feel like a loser. I try to stay away from all this but m hopelessly romantic and...
    notpureanymore notpureanymore 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    “Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have such a hard time communicating what I feel most of the time... Like I can't seem to say it in a way people can understand. I feel like for most people communicating is easy...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I hate catching feelings for someone and not knowing if they feel the same this **** always happens to me
    ariselena ariselena 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I feel as if I'm not good enough for anyone and never will be and it's a **** feeling.
    abbie90 abbie90 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'll start complaining or ranting or describing my day or whatever you wanna call it and I feel like that's all I tend to do lately and I feel like i'm annoying the hell out of my...
    AlphaOmega007 AlphaOmega007 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I always feel that im alone in this world, i dont have the other person i can share everything everyday. Im awkward, i used to be okay but i have always been having some friends...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have hurt my girlfriend before with a selfish, greedy deed and I feel so guilty. She has forgiven me and I never want to do it again. Thanks for giving me another chance, love. I...
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    So my best friend and I moved to a new school together (high school) she we both didn't know anyone other then each other. We found a really nice new group of friends and they are...
    SweetWolf2 SweetWolf2 13-15, F 3 Responses