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I Feel Overwhelmed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 210 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 2

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Sigh...I graduated with my bachelors' degree in something that I'm not that crazy about. Instead of continuing to go through life apathetic, I want to really enjoy life and not...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I was given a pink cupcake bouquet and these lovely presents the other week on my last day at work and I started crying because I felt like I didn't deserve them and it was just...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    I am constantly overwhelmed by other peoples EMF's, and there seems to be little support for people who have EMP - electromagnetic perception. This is mostly because science has...
    LLOYDX LLOYDX 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Is timing everything is a relationship? I think it is in my case. D: I met my friend back in March after a few months of hanging out and texting. He confessed he had feelings for...
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F Oct 14

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    Recently I started a new job. I absolutely hate being the new person and not knowing how everything is run. I know that it's normal to feel this way and that with time I'll get the...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am always Hiding my feelings to protect others, and to protect myself. I do it basically to hide how I am feeling, because I don't want others to worry about me, or about how I...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F Oct 13

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    I started dating a wonderful guy 2 months ago- as in, we went on our first date two months ago. We had been friends for a few months before that. The relationship started out from...
    peacelove75 peacelove75 22-25, F Oct 1

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    Sometimes I feel lost. I do not know why half the time. Maybe it's because I have overwhelmed myself with burdens that when I realize certain aspects of my life that it throws me...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F Oct 1

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    My heart beats heavy to the sound of this rhythm from the instrumental song, I feel utterly hurt and bitter. I want to cry but I feel like masking it off in anger and feeling upset...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    So... I'm gay and best friends with this straight guy and i went over to his house and he's so provocative the first time i went to his house and the second time that i went he put...
    benjibatch benjibatch 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    I had a test today. I like to take them in the evenings, around seven or eight o'clock just because I feel more awake then. Coming out of the testing center, there are three or...
    CelineAdler CelineAdler 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    First boyfriend- I felt like he'd never leave and no matter how sad I was, i'd be happy when he was around. I felt safe from everything bad. Second boyfriend- was a piece of...
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    i feel so alone Most of the people use me and through out i don't know what to do sometimes i felt very bad about this kind of people are in this world suppose they want anything...
    Gunamay31 Gunamay31 18-21, M 49 mins ago

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    This is the story of my life, from my earliest childhood memories to the age of majority (18). Today is October 2. 2014. I am a Norwegian male, so my English is not perfect. I'm...
    Dakris Dakris 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I've never understood what emptiness feels like before. But now without her, i feel so empty.. I can't explain it. Its like theres this void inside me. A dark space. Its like i do...
    Listening2us Listening2us 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I always feel depressed. but lately I've really been feeling sad. It feels like I'm losing my mind. I cant think straight. it feels likr everyone is against me. I'm not getting...
    blackpepperfox blackpepperfox 16-17, F Sep 25

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    I feel so stressed out I can almost cry. I feel like I'm stuck and like I'm not going to go anywhere in life. I don't know what to do and I feel like crap. I have a million things...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    So I made this note of how I feel... I feel like I'm going crazy:. Feeling 'dead' or empty inside. Like the old me is gone, missing. Not feeling sadness towards death of pet...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I know that i'm only in my first year of high school, but I constantly feel under pressure about my future. I'm not the best student in school; I don't have straight-A's and I lack...
    EricaJ13 EricaJ13 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    It has been some time now, im not sure when or why this has happened, but it feels like my senses have become hyper-sensitive. I hear with enhanced clarity, and within a more...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Oct 4

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    Something oldie but a goodie.... IF THE LOVE FITS WEAR IT (LESLIE PEARL) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8dyE5V7YrM You say you're not sure about love If this thing we got...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F Oct 7