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I Feel Overwhelmed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I alway randomly come up with great ideas

    and so then i start planning them and then working on them and then i have so many things that i need to work on everyday that i overwhelm myself and it sucks.
    Angelique16 Angelique16 16-17, F Mar 26

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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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    Related Experiences

    As of late, all I do is think. Mostly about Nathan, and its never bad. I just think and try to understand what I feel when I think about him and why I even think about him. Im...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Life is too much some times, I feel like sleeping but there is a second thought and that thought is that I don't wake up when I fall asleep I don't really understand why I feel...
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M Jul 9

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    First of all, I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to go to college and the option to graduate. But here are my honest thoughts about the whole thing. Some of these...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I want to sleep until I feel better but I am beginning to realize that if I did this, I'd never be awake.
    PhurGirl PhurGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I see patterns and themes that have existed all my life. Change is not easy, and sometimes I doubt if it is even possible. Maybe it is comforting to think that it is not, that way...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Getting laid off in the middle of a child custody suit that I was winning.... ******* awesome! Eat a ****, life....
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M Jul 9

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    Today There's birthday and a wedding and my grandmother just got took out on a stretcher...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 12

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    As of right now, I dislike my job. I want to quit everyday, I go into work and my whole shift I think about quitting. My aunt who has been fighting cancer for two years now is...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I need to move out of my apartment, set a budget and everything. My parents are basically picking me apartment/life and going way over my budget. Even worse, I am completely broke...
    babydancer0115 babydancer0115 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Packing up my house alone. I feel overwhelmed. Still have not found work and I am going to have to couch surf for the foreseeable future. Man, I am WAY too old to have my life be...
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I moved back to Florida with my husband at the end of May, and my grandfather died on June 4th while I was on the phone with my grandmother. It was sort of expected because he had...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I know what it feels like to face the darkness.. Feeling lonely.. Its the feeling I know best. I hate feeling this way, Ive gotten out of it once before but its like a relapse but...
    hannahpaigelove hannahpaigelove 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I get so depressed that i feel completely worthless to anybody, i am not funny, smart or fun to be around. I am usually always miserable and bringing other people down. i hate...
    kings7777 kings7777 18-21, M Jun 26

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    I just finished my last semester of college. I got an Incomplete in a course where I had to write an research paper, and am still having a hard time writing it. I am also applying...
    Joey678 Joey678 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    So I did the personality test (http://www.16personalities.com) too like many people have and I was suprised by how well certain aspects fit me 0.o I always felt like not many...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I feel as if I'm alone. I have nobody to talk to, no one that cares. I can feel the darkness closing in around me. My only problem is I want a friend or somebody to talk to so...
    Jessica112596 Jessica112596 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    some times i feel normal other times i just feel really girly and act girly its like my feminine side needs to come out evry now and then
    Highheels23 Highheels23 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Uh hey guys Im starting to feel like im worthless to everybody especially my family. You see my brother is smart either is my sister and im not, i really really tried to be smart...
    alyzzabea alyzzabea 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I feel so down atm i've never felt like this my partner and i are on a break i have no friends and i am always putting a smile on but i am so broken inside i cant talk to anyone...
    Coocoo37 Coocoo37 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    having many friends is awesome, :) I feel comfortable in this site. Anyone is free to message me, as far as I can! I will response to your message. beep me up :)
    narajanelle narajanelle 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I met this lovely lady on EP recently. She's great and we chat quite a bit but I find myself feeling jealous of one of her friends. It's that bad that I deleted her friend from my...
    JemmimaS JemmimaS 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I know I'm very beautiful. It's not a subjective thing. I get comments about my beauty all the time - unwanted comments. Unwanted attention. I used to get everything based on my...
    SelfDestructiveLittleGirl SelfDestructiveLittleGirl 18-21, F Jun 27

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    What happens to me is that I'll feel weird being alive at all. I'll feel "weird" being a human being. I'll feel hyper-aware of my existence, and I'll feel like I'm in a vast...
    59Ballons 59Ballons 13-15 Jun 29

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    Sometimes I wonder why we function as we do, and sometimes I wonder why I feel the way I do for some situations. Sometimes I wonder if what I do and feel is what others feel as...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 12

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    I am feeling so alone, no matter how many people are really around me. I have 2 kids and a partner. I also live in a house with my family, a total of 8 people. I feel I need more...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    When I fall in love, I repeatedly look for problems, sometimes manufacturing them out of whole cloth and sometimes dramatically exaggerating either the magnitude or the...
    DominicRain DominicRain 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    This past year has been the hardest experience of my life. I went through a break up, my parents' divorce, and a transition from high school to college all in a span of 8 months...
    lifeinthecity lifeinthecity 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 24