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I Feel Overwhelmed

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

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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 Aug 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    There seems to be so much to do

    but little time, resources, and cooperation.
    SocialHermit SocialHermit 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    of late, i have this feeling of emptiness, not sorrow. Its like I dont care of anything anymore, I just have not interest in future or hope, I find it all pointless. hmm I just...
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    Reaching Reaching up Reaching out Reaching into Nothing Searching Seeking Hoping Nothing Shouting Screaming Hurting Nothing Falling Fading Dying Nothing Rising Floating...
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    So today it's finally happened: I've been told to move out. Just like that. After nearly Ninteen years of neglect and little love from my parents (you can read about their abuse in...
    WesHester WesHester 18-21, M 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    do you ever feel like you cant do anything right? That what I feel like everyday of my life. I go to college and I feel like I'm letting my family down because I suck at college...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F a week ago

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    With my family, I do feel like I am good enough, because I do not have a 9 to 5 job. With my friends, I don't feel good enough, because we just cannot relate. With my current love...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Why does everything have to progressively get worse? I miss when my life had more meaning. When I could say "I'm OK" without lying. I'm too tired to continue this pointless fight...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I can feel the utterly broken walls and the heat that now unfroze my heart. the steel that once encased it now melted. it feels so alien yet it feels so good, I am so used to...
    Nightshade721 Nightshade721 13-15, M Jan 31

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    Well I know one thing i feel like I was born somewhere eles like I came from another galaxy. Well ill start from hear I am very young in my teens very young in my teens and me and...
    rjones2020 rjones2020 16-17, M Jan 31

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    I'm driving and the sun reflects off the car in front of me, blinding me for a second. I look away and can still see the image burned into my eyes, like when a camera uses a flash...
    zax2 zax2 51-55, M Jan 31

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    Tired but I cant sleep. Feeling honest but I can't seem to describe what I feel. What matters in my life? I've been ramping up to start since I was born but even if I do, will it...
    joshsmith868 joshsmith868 22-25 1 Response Jan 31

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    My sweet little brother Andy survived a three week long kidnapping at the age of 8 and I've been dying of guilt ever since. No, what happened wasn't my fault and nobody would ever...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I just helped somebody. Uhm.. actually not people. They're cats. Stray cats in my dorm area. I just came back from the canteen bought a chicken dish and sardines for my lunch and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    i feel like i don't belong in this world. i feel like i don't belong in the family I'm in. i struggle with alot of different things...i have ever since i was a teenager..and i...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    My 18th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm starting to dread it. Why do people make such a big deal out of it, other than the fact that it's the majority age? I've...
    Imbolcumbra Imbolcumbra 16-17, M Jan 30

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    I am an observer. I watch what people do and how they do it. I "collect" and catalog their body language and facial expression images that I try to synthesize into my own...
    MarkPaul MarkPaul 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    I am depressed, but at the same time I am feeling nothing. Surrounded by people, but I feel alone. I have okay days, like today, but still nothing seems to make me happy anymore...
    lekearns99 lekearns99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Lately I'm feeling confused and worn out. I have no confidence and feel really insecure. When I get home from work, it take a lot to do anything other than sleep. I'm drained. I'm...
    Daniellandan Daniellandan 26-30, M Jan 29