I Feel Stuck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 374 People

    There's so many things going on right

    now between my boyfriend and I. He says that I hide who I am or don't act whatever. I just wish Chris could see that I do care about him and love him. You'd think after two years...
    prettythingslietoo prettythingslietoo
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2014

    Ever Feel Like ...

    Ever feel like you wish life were like an etchasketch and at any point when things were just going the wrong direction you could give it a good shake and start over again? I kind of feel like that today.  I want to change my life in a major way, but I don't know...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2008

    Have you ever had a feeling of being "stuck" in

    your life and, weren't really sure how to get "unstuck"?
    Mfudgie Mfudgie
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015


    I came to college with the idea I could start fresh and become anybody I wanted to be. Coming from a very tight structured high school, college was a brand new experience: partying all night every night and and simply living without regret. I found time for school work, but as a...
    trackstar1 trackstar1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2011

    I'm Stuck In This Job

    First, I don't believe I will work this job forever. I will make it one day. But for now, I'm stuck in this crappy job at a movie theater that literallyl falling apart. I, like most of the other asisstant managers, am underpaid - only a dollar more than concession - to do both...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 5, 2009

    So I'm currently a freshman in college

    and have been enjoying myself mostly here on campus. However, the people who I spend my most time with don't treat me as well as I feel I should be treated. I'm always known as the "dumb" blonde in any group which gets to me. But anyway, these girls that I have met are wonderful...
    thomj7 thomj7
    22-25, F
    Sep 28, 2014

    I'm in physics. I shouldn't be

    but I am. If I continue to fail as bad as I am now, I have have to drop my college class. My boyfriend came over and helped me some, and it worked. I understand it a little more. But, honestly, next to him, I feel ashamed and dumb. I don't know what to do anymore. Society...
    mkmoore mkmoore
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

    sometimes I just feel like I just can't do

    anything and everything is just going to repeat itself over and over again, and when I feel like that I feel lonely. I'm not sure why this is keep happening. I haven't been cutting for about 3 months now, but when I feel like it's going down hill again. I don't want pity or...
    Jisu1125 Jisu1125
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    One Step Forward, Two Back

    I fee life is passing me by and I don't have the inclination to catch it.
    jinty jinty
    46-50, F
    Jan 28, 2009

    What's That All About?

    Have you ever just looked in the mirror and said " I want more?" Stuck in a rut. I don't know if it's a good thing to want change when you are older. I don't want to be a flake but I feel the need for different.  Restless at 57 years old!  I've made HUGE...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2008


    The way I'm going..I'll move out of my parents house at 50 years old. The way I am...I'll be a huge failure with life.
    Arual Arual
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 28, 2007

    I got out of and away from my ex

    who I'd had problems with for years. I met a guy I really liked. He worked alot and I didn't get to see him much but I liked him so it was ok. Then he said some bs to me about he can't be around because someone threatened to kill him which I take to be an excuse to get rid of me...
    paliglass paliglass
    36-40, F
    Jan 7, 2015

    I found this wonderful app called Unstuck.

    I downloaded it on the Apple Store and I'm unsure if there is an Android version, but if you can download it - do so! It has really helped me figure out situations where I feel stuck in life. :-)
    deleted deleted
    Jun 27, 2015

    Same Old Habbits

    So, I started a new job in March, but it's nights & I stay up late after I get back & get up late. This has sadly prevented me from doing fun or productuve things. I do relaxing things, yes, but as always I need to get things done & it's hard.
    UpyetDown UpyetDown
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2011
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014


    I realize that even if I could go back to a year ago, my life wouldn't be the same. Yet I don't know how to move ahead. The fear keeps me trapped in place.
    KissyTheGreat KissyTheGreat
    31-35, F
    Sep 13, 2012

    Stuck In Reality

    I've always been carefree in the most pleasant way. I love being around people but also enjoy my me time. But this past year I ended things with my bf, lost my apartment, my dog, and my job. These are things i usually could handle in a roll off the shoulder way but right when i...
    redresiree redresiree
    1 Response Jul 28, 2010

    Can'T Take This Anymore

    I'm 18, currently living with my 19 year old boyfriend and his mom who doesn't like me, and has been manipulative towards my boyfriend to keep things cool between them and cause problems between us. Now my issue is my own boyfriend. I have no job, no home but I'm searching. Until...
    GloomyForest GloomyForest
    18-21, F
    May 15, 2013

    Hey Gang.

    So, stuckness; I've blogged about this a few times here at the ole' EP (okay, this is already horrible, I'll write better, I promise). But I'm stuck. Sometimes you hit a weird place, and for whatever reason, stuck is what yo' be. My feeling is, I've been a little dishonest, a...
    namegame namegame
    26-30, M
    Dec 3, 2013


    Stuck,Thatโ€™s how I feel,In debt,Canโ€™t budget,So stuck am I!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2011


    Does everyone feel stuck? i feel stuck. i am a passive spectator to my life. i feel like i'm never going to get anywhere. Like no matter what i do life jst coldly moves on. In "What the Bleep Do We Know" one of the neurobiologists or whatever says "Synapses that...
    vardo5 vardo5
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2007

    ๐Ÿ’” I don't know what it is.

    ..I just feel...stuck... ๐Ÿ’”
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae
    18-21, F
    Feb 13, 2014

    The Strongest Prison Is Your Own Mindset

    The itch: I get it every few years and only now, after 19 years of moving across the globe, do I understand the root of my discomfort. I need to get the hell out of here. Not my location exactly, my family moves regularly; what I need is to get away from them. I graduated from...
    adrianchan adrianchan
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2010

    I'm so tired of bending over backwards

    for someone who doesn't do the same for me. I'm tired of the mind games. And the fighting. I'm tired of sacrificing , for their happiness. I'm tired of not being heard.. And Not being understood when I am. I'm tired of fighting for a sliver of normal and happy and calm. And I'm...
    lookslikeparadise lookslikeparadise
    26-30, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    Great Guy? Happy Family?

    I was married to a total *****, as soon as I got pregnant I knew I would leave. When my daughter was 1 month old I left, even had him sign over his rights. 2 years ago I met the sweetest guy, fell in love, he moved in, my daughter calls him daddy, his brothers are her uncles, his...
    ilovemls ilovemls
    1 Response Jun 23, 2010

    I had to drink wine to be able to sleep.

    I have trouble sleeping this past few days. It started when someone from my past started to communicate with me again. Actually, it was me who reached out to that person, after 6 years, because I need that persons' expert opinion. I swallowed my pride. But I never thought we...
    JustStrongEnough JustStrongEnough
    36-40, F
    Dec 12, 2014

    Where To Run?

    i'll admit it - i'm not happy in my job.  i love my dad, but i'm not happy living in his house, and can't afford our own place.  i feel stuck.i was going to apply for another job where my friend works, but i realize that it doesn't make sense to go from one job i'm...
    usetheforceluke usetheforceluke
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    Just For Now, But It'll Pass.

    I'm happily married and I love my kids, but I'm home all the time.  I take the kids out to the park once in a while when the weather is nice.  My husband and I go out once in a while, too....but I don't work and I don't  drive, so I'm going stir-crazy!! I'm...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    Everyone around me has something they want to

    say for me and my life. I just sit and listen and never really disagree with them. I realize I agree with people a lot and I think that's what killing me on the inside. I can't remember what I do that makes me happy. I don't do what makes me happy actually. For the most part I...
    0woolsocks 0woolsocks
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2013

    Stuck In Limbo

    i'm so conflicted. i don't understand why i feel so miserable, yet that's exactly how i feel. i look over my life any see a young woman that has conquered love and will soon marry your regular prince charming. i have had the opportunity to travel and see countries and...
    atwarwithmyself atwarwithmyself
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2008

    I feel so stuck in life

    and scared to where I am going to be or end up. Currently going to school to be a vet tech because working with animals is my dream, but I am told it doesn't pay much... but it's what I want to do. I'm so scared to even take the next steps to becoming one. My girlfriend wants to...
    rosesrthebest rosesrthebest
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    I need advice. This wouldn't fit on ask a

    question but I would really appreciate responses. So I am two soccer teams, one I love and one I hate. At the moment, the high school team is the one I love but it's not in season right now. My club team, I have no friends on it and I really do not fit in. I absolutely hate it...
    anbrexc anbrexc
    18-21, F
    Feb 21, 2016

    Marriage + Work + School = Stuck.

    I'm twenty-two and I feel stuck between teenage-dom and adulthood. I'm not quite ready to let go of the fun part of my life and get serious about the rest of it. I'm married to a man who loves me more than anything in the world and would do just about anything for me, but I feel...
    GoogleyEyes GoogleyEyes
    Nov 18, 2011

    I Guess It's Me

    I was with a man for 6 years and we were planning on getting married for the first 2. I wanted to marry him, but things changed and he changed. We never ended up marrying but, It made me feel like I wasn't worthy of marriage. (as pathetic as that sounds) I have tried to date men...
    FreshBeginning FreshBeginning
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2011

    I am stuck. I hate myself

    and my life. I can't work because of my mental illness but I can't find a doctor who actually thinks I have one. My husband is the only one who supports me money wise. He pays the bills and everything. But I don't want to be with him anymore. He doesn't care about me. I don't...
    cltpt4p cltpt4p
    22-25, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    I'm stuck between hating myself

    and loving myself. Between what's right for me and what's write for others. Between what I need and what others need. Between what others want for me and what I want for me. Between giving up and staying strong. Between following the crowed and being me. Between letting other...
    dvonne dvonne
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    When there's a new problem I tend to avoid it

    and choose to rehash old problems instead. I go over and over things that I can't change, rationalizing the time spent trying to fix old problems by telling myself I can use the answers to prevent new problems. Even if I did find answers I doubt I'd ever apply them to the...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 30, 2014


    Very depressing environment surrounding me. Tough for me to be me, if you get what i mean. I'm lost, or just stuck. I feel like everything is worthless and I'm angry at my surroundings. I just want to leave. I've almost taken the wrong way to, "leave." Feel like I'm wasting away...
    Stickpanama Stickpanama
    22-25, M
    Oct 1, 2013

    I'm Stuck N Life!

    I have been feeling stuck in my life. I'm not happy with my life! I have been living with my mom all my life. I wanted to go to College out of state but I don't have a High School Diploma! I was in special ed in High School and that didn't get me far in life not at all. I would...
    Jessilynn2123 Jessilynn2123
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

    Just Stuck....

    i haven't been on here lately. i feel so stuck no job, still no job and can't seem to get my own place. i'm also stuck in fear and living in the past too but i am seeing a therapist about it. i have no money to do anything barely enough to pay my cell phone bill for 2 mos and...
    ladyceleste ladyceleste
    26-30, F
    Dec 3, 2012

    On Pause

    PAUSED My Entirety is stuck on pause. I exist for one reason at this moment in time and everything else is a whirl of color and confusion. My life is a dream but it is in no way dreamy. It's more of a sluggish slow motion black and white movie that you know sucks but you can't...
    ChemicalBarbie ChemicalBarbie
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2008

    I still have feelings

    for someone I used to like! We started off as friends and we chilled everyday. He even had a key to my house. He used to walk in on me every morning ๐Ÿ˜œ... I miss those mornings but he found out that he had a baby and I told hun that we need to stop what we doing bc it's too...
    BlckN23 BlckN23
    26-30, F
    Jan 13, 2015

    These Four Walls.

    I do not have my license or a car yet, so I am stuck in my house all the time.  The only time I get to go places is if my mom asks me to go someplace with her.  I stay home all week cleaning the house and not really doing anything.  There is nothing really within...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    Feb 22, 2009

    Miss My Husband Terribly And Now I Feel Stuck

    my husband of 25 years died and year and a half ago. he went to work one day and died on the way to the car after he punched out.  since then life has been a whirlwind of running.  we raised 2 sons together that he had from a former marriage and they are grown up now...
    suebeedue suebeedue
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    Can't Move

    I feel there is something inside me that always wants more. It is hard to look at what I have and be content. I feel constricted by my job, i hate what i do but it pays me well for no real education. For every positive I see a negative reason not to move ahead.
    bassify bassify
    1 Response Jun 14, 2009
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