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    College

    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

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    Where Is My Life Going?

    I am 20 years old and I feel like i will never move out of my parents house.  I have no money, I cant find a damn job, have no license yet  and I have no money to go to college.  I am really depressed and it  feels like my life wont ever get bette and to top...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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    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 18-21, F Apr 1

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    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

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    💔 I don't know what it is.

    ..I just feel...stuck... 💔
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 13-15, F Feb 13

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    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 18-21 1 Response Jul 28, 2010

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    Young... And So Unsure

    At 17 years old I am senior in high school, a childhood cancer survivor and a part-time college student. Everyone my age is focused on partying and boys. Going to college to have fun and moving out. I wish so much to feel like people my age, yet I feel so much older. I work a...
    challege challege 18-21, F Aug 24, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 Jun 5, 2009

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Sep 28

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    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 22-25 1 Response Jun 23, 2010

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    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 31-35, F a week ago

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    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

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    Mire

    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

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    Stuck

    Stuck,That’s how I feel,In debt,Can’t budget,So stuck am I!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    There is so much I wanted to do in life,

    but I feel stuck babysitting my mother who has extremely bad lung disease (she's been on life support far more times than I can count) and hears voices almost constantly... and talks to them and carries on. I've done everything in my power to get help, everything I have found...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Nov 5

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    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

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    Paused

    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

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    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 31-35 1 Response Jun 14, 2009

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    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

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    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 22-25 Nov 18, 2011

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    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...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Mar 30

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    Where Am I Going?

    I am officially 24 now. When James Dean was my age, he already had one movie released, one in the can and working on his third. He had truly lived. He had plans, he was on his way to being big. I aksed "where am I going?" to my friends. The only person to reply said...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    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 16-17, F May 15, 2013

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    Going

    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

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    Opportunity...

    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 18-21, M Oct 1, 2013

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    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    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 22-25 4 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I cannot think of anything now and can't find a way . I feel like every door is closed now and I don't see any hopes for me . Is this the end for me
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    I'm 20 years old and feel stuck at this point in my life I already feel as if I will never be good enough or have a successful life. My sophomore year of college my mom decided not...
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    Containing this air that fills my lungs, trying to breathe and calm down. There is much building inside I cannot control much longer. A rage of fury, fire uncontrolled in which I...
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    flyingblossom flyingblossom 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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