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I Feel Overwhelmed

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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, 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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    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...

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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...
    Trishhh Trishhh 22-25, F Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am feeling overwhelmed. I'm trying to find a new house. My job is demanding right now and I will only be at work one day this week. Thankful I've banked so much sick and vacation...
    JustConnie JustConnie 36-40, F Jan 19

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    I have felt so overwhelmed lately with all me sketchule changes i need to lear a latin song for choir that is ******* confusing and just thinking about the STAAR i get nervous i...
    Felipecantu99 Felipecantu99 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok so I'm a single father, even though my ex has full custody I usually have her more often then not. I'm just exhausted between work, school, and my young daughter I just feel...
    Kwreka89 Kwreka89 22-25, M Jan 18

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    Someone can appear to be so full of life and happy. They can have everything going for them and then out of nowhere can just be GONE, forever. I woke up this morning and they didn...
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F Jan 17

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    There are too many horrible and unbearable things going on in my life, It's like my brain is fried, it's like it has shut down. It's given up. I've just gotten so used to bottling...
    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M 4 days ago

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    my whole situation there is to many to count... and i can't even talk it out with the person that helps me the most
    lbell416 lbell416 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It really is stressful these days. Even the simplest jobs there's so many rules and so much time constraint to get the job done within.
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    It has occurred to me how profound of a depression I've been in. I have been since the inevitable collapse in June 2012, due to starvation for intimacy, rest, and nourishment...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I am overwhelmed with people. I don't have many people. But I have more than I ever have. And I don't know. I feel like I have a connection with too many people. And sometimes I...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I came across I was an empath quite recently. Truth is before I had a name to it I just though I was going crazy, like it was a mental illness I or no-one elea understood. I used...
    jennrhod20 jennrhod20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Today I feel full. Delighted with life. Ready for adventure, inside and out. I'm fumbling for words. There are too many things and all of them huge. I just feel like laughter on a...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Between school and my past relationship I just feel so overwhelmed..
    ordinarygirl15 ordinarygirl15 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I am overwhelmed. I have an alcoholic husband who's 6 year old daughter is with us now she's been abused by her mom who calls constantly and has cps workers not doing their job I...
    jpl1970 jpl1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    We were just winding up the medical camp held in a village. The camp was a part of supplying traditional medicines to check the spread of a viral fever that’s making its rounds...
    xtaldart xtaldart 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    Have a 16yr old daughter. That I love but has given me a head full of grey hair. Nothing terrible. Additude. Her latest is over use of her cell phone added an additional $300 to...
    suzys suzys 46-50, F Jan 11

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    So we got a new girl in my japanese class this year and she's sooooo beautiful, she has this long blonde-orange hair with a shade of pink and she always wears a bright bold lipsti...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    So my feelings sort of made me "burst" tonight...and I wish I could hit rewind. I was so exhausted and worn out by everyone and was feeling pretty depressed today. I received a...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    over things they cant control. ive seen and heard so many teens and younger feel down about themselves for things beyond their control or be made feel bad about things beyond their...
    thehelpfulone thehelpfulone 26-30, M Jan 2

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    I also feel alone..I battle insecurity everyday. I don't want this to come off as a sob story or a pity party, but I truly feel ugly and unwanted. I am not socially awkward at all...
    cparfait cparfait 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    sometime when everyone irritate me i feel more annoyed feel headache i feel i will be mad its becz of my family when they irritate me i want go far from home want live there where...
    AKIDIRANY AKIDIRANY 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Yes, as I acknowledge and discover new things about my family, I feel sad and lonely and don't know who to talk to about this in my real life. I don't want to socialise. I always...
    insideout37 insideout37 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    "Feeling Sad, Lonely, and Angry Today at work I felt so lonely. For some reason, I feel I never belong or have a terrible fear that others don't or won't like me. I constantly...
    kagee2015 kagee2015 41-45, F Jan 3

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