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I Feel Overwhelmed

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Right now It's you and them.. I can't stop wondering if you've been talking to them, trying to make things right between the 2 of you and then kick me out of your life... I mean...
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    Yeah, i know it won't help but I think it is my breaking point.
    Deliciousbrain Deliciousbrain 18-21 Apr 23

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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...
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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 5 days ago

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    So I met a girl recently who spiked my interest in astrology, which i had been raised to mistrust and reject. It was a sin to entertain it because it was seeking counsel in...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I am so overwhelmed by my life. The part that makes it so bad is no one cares, even though they can see it. I help everyone but I can't get anyone to lift a finger for me. Today...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    You know, once upon a time I felt everything so deeply. I would be upset over the tiniest things. For example, If I heard about someone dying whom I'd never met before, I would cry...
    Moonlight0runner Moonlight0runner 18-21, F Apr 18

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    I'm feeling like life has nothing for me. It's a mix of emotions. I feel stressed, overwhelmed, numb, apathetic, bored, anxious and sad. I feel like I don't fit in with anybody, I...
    WanderingMind752 WanderingMind752 22-25, M Apr 13

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    We became one organism then, our bodies melding into one creature, our minds seemingly together as our bodies met, combined and joined. I arched my back, my entire being...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Perhaps it's just me, but when my feelings get hurt, whether it's reasonable or me being weak and letting it happen, I feel this inner chill in my heart that passes really quick...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Towards the end of her stay, she noted to herself that, "Living there was like trying to keep up with a club that you weren't invited to join." She used to believe that her family...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Apr 15

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    Sometimes I look at my messy house & just get overwhelmed. I feel like it's an outward reflection of my inward messiness. :( Cleaning just usually isn't my priority. Finding peace...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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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 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I just don't understand how one simple song can have such a big effect! There's always that one song that just gets me and pulls me in. The feeling of being overwhelmed...
    blinkon12 blinkon12 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    We have been married for fifteen years. During that time, we have faced many obstacles and health issues that one would think would bring us closer. Sadly, they have not. I do not...
    runner70 runner70 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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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 6 days ago

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    Sweat dripping from my body, we both at this party,So come and show me your moves,I got some things I can teach tooIf you wanna see, ohYou say you need a shot of the HeneeThen you...
    Dance4Me Dance4Me 26-30, F 4 hrs ago