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I Feel Overwhelmed

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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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    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...

    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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    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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    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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    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 May 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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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 Aug 30

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    That feeling when you don't even know what the **** you're feeling.
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F Oct 28

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    I will br fi ihing school soon and become a registered nurse. yay! I guess... im relieved that uni is ending but I dont feel happy.... im 24 y/o now. I love my work as a nurse...
    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M Nov 9

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    My mum found out about my cutting and ED and how low I actually feel...now she wants me on all these different meds and talking to a bunch of specialists and everything.... But I...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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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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    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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    Right now there is too damn much going on in my life. I can't take one more thing going wrong. And I know I sound like a broken record because I hit the same wall over and over. I...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    School life in the UK is a s*ithole.
    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M Oct 28

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    I just need someone to vent to about everything going on
    LittleRed2016 LittleRed2016 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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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...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Nov 4

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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...
    DeadHeartsAreEverywhere DeadHeartsAreEverywhere 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    Gah! Someone please just hug me. I can't take it anymore. Make it all stop and on pause. :'(
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    uhhh i hate it!!!! it makes me feel so powerless.. when i cant control my feelings & thoughts... & then i just shut verything out & get rid of anything that makes me feel...
    Bayzoo Bayzoo 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Sometimes I just have so much to do I can't think straight and end up with a song bouncing around my head and I don't even notice it and I can't figure out why I'm seeing in colors...
    whaliaj whaliaj 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Hi there! I've recently come out of an 8 year long relationship where I was constantly criticized, belittled and mocked. I didn't like it at all, his personality wasn't very nice...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Just feeling overwhelmed at the moment
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    work and friends and social standards are all getting to me. I'm trying to just live and be a good person and stay clean and fit and nice and I don't know what I'm doing.. I feel...
    BGwannabe BGwannabe 18-21, M Nov 14

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    I get overwhelmed by housework. For some reason it really stresses me out and I get criticized that whatever I do is never enough by my parents. It's exhausting to have them judge...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I just feel like I should have done things differently. I'm 22, married, have a baby, a house, a cat and dog, I'm a full time student, and a full time employee. I'm stressed. To...
    laDamedeFer laDamedeFer 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    My family, my boyfriend, my therapist nobody seems to understand how deeply depressed I am. The only way I can explain it is I feel like im stuck waist deep in quicksand and...
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I kinda need a hero Is it you? I never see the forest for the trees I could really use your melody Baby I'm a little blind I think it's time for you to find me Can you be my...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I feel jittery, or overwhelmed, or panicky, but I'm not, really. I have no idea what I'm feeling right now. I don't know what I want, or what I need. Just kind of confused. I need...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am suddenly overwhelmed with sadness... All I feel like doing is crying. Sorry to get on here and whine, I just can't shake this and I wanted to share.
    Christinamarie3095 Christinamarie3095 41-45, T 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I used to be that girl who can keep things together. I used to know what I wanted. I used to have my own specific ways on how I wanted things to be done. As I opened up to the...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I haven't really done anything with my life. Growing up, I had the impression that I would go to school, get a job, get married, have babies, the end. As I got older I realized how...
    GloppyHermit GloppyHermit 22-25, F 3 days ago

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