I Feel Overwhelmed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 224 People

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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
    5 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    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
    36-40, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 8, 2012

    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


    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

    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

    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
    Aug 18, 2008

    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

    Usually I'm worried over my own problems

    and the problems of those around me - but not lately. I'm worried by problems much bigger than myself now and it scares me.
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    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


    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

    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


    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

    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


    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

    There seems to be so much to do

    but little time, resources, and cooperation.
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    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
    Aug 30, 2014


    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...
    mysteriousmarie27 mysteriousmarie27
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 15, 2011

    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
    26-30, F
    Dec 1, 2014

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