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I Feel Overwhelmed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 220 People

    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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    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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    I seriously feel overwhelmed

    that I stopped talking to the loved ones who are ill. I am a big crier, so I know that I won't be able to talk to them and I will only end up crying. I'm scared for them and more scared for myself when I found out that they have cancer. I think it is too overwhelming for me to...
    dimples004 dimples004 22-25, F Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 26-30, F Jun 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I just feel overwhelmed... I'm looking for a job... Kind of half-assing it, because I'm uncertain of where I want to live and I'm not confident in my education or my abilities...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses May 7

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    There is why to much going on right now. I feel like I'm drowning.
    tgwwtl16 tgwwtl16 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I look around my house and it's a mess. I do my best to do as much as I can to clean it, but with 3 kids, one of them an infant, I can't get very much done. What little I can...
    bananafrenchtoast bananafrenchtoast 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I keep my life simple by keeping people at bay. It's so hard to move forward when you have everyone around you trying to knock you back. I can't speak freely, I can't act freely...
    noodle425 noodle425 26-30, F a week ago

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    I have always thought my entire life that i had severe social anxiety, but i found out today that i was wrong. i read the 22 signs of being a psychic empath on this site: http...
    Otokonoko Otokonoko 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Every once in a while I feel overwhelmed by the reality of things and realise I don't really want to live the life I'm living anymore. I can't turn back time and restart all over...
    rileystella rileystella 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    After almost 1 1/2 years of being married to my husband who has two children, 5 and 8 years old, respectively, from a previous marriage with 50/50 shared custody, I have to...
    SoCalStepmom SoCalStepmom 36-40, F Apr 27

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    I'm trying to learn about my twin's world ...and it gives me anxiety! LOL there's just so many ppl to learn of and so much to learn...I really feel trapped between WORLDS. It makes...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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    **POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING** I feel guilty, infuriated, and depressed all at the same time. My guilt is due to the fact that I just realized something; I never...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 3 Responses May 3

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    I'm a 21 year old boy. I was really bright in high school but now in college I am really struggling. I got into computer Engineering and it's really tough to get in. However after...
    seal308 seal308 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I am overwhelmed with my situation. I am burdened by my daily life. I have people to talk to but they are all burdened with their own problems and I don't want to put the weight of...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M Apr 30

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    I've been messy with the whole relationships thing the last few years. The longest committed relationship was 6 months. Then I just got bored. The girl was basically perfect - the...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 26

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    To me, it had been a nightmare throughout all my life, until I realized of a few things! Normally, being an empath is also followed by being clairsentient, clairaudient...
    eachlone eachlone 31-35, F May 3

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    To me, it had been a nightmare throughout all my life, until I realized of a few things! Normally, being an empath is also followed by being clairsentient, clairaudient...
    eachlone eachlone 31-35, F May 3

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    Being able to connect so quickly with someone understand everything that they are saying, but at the same time in the open world you feel everything , every sadness , anger , hate...
    Renevatio Renevatio 22-25, M May 4

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    All day today I have been holding back my tears. I am so overwhelmed and my friends are not offering any support. My teachers are noticing that I no longer like to talk and smile...
    kbmusical kbmusical 18-21, F May 11

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    I got excited about writing about this this experience, minor though it might seem to others......because I feel a huge affinity with water. I feel invigorated standing next to the...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Well, I used to love my bestfriend who already have been in a relationship , but one day he just came to me and told me that he broke up with his gf because he loves me , I still...
    youchan youchan 16-17, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I just moved to a country to stay with my husband, left everything behind me. my career, my friends. Though I'm with my husband, i don't feel comfortable. I just feel alone here...
    Givorin Givorin 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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