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I Feel Trapped In My Life

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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I don't know why I am placed

    where I am in life...I feel like my purpose is to get the **** out
    utterlyconfuseddd utterlyconfuseddd 16-17, F Aug 8

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    you know why I don't like reading

    so much and this reading culture? First I think the writer is not smarter than me, I don't have to be told what to do to start thinking or doing something. I have my own thoughts and personality. second it bothers me the fact that people consider the author more important than...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 22

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    That feeling when your scared to tell someone

    the truth because you know there reaction will be bad or not they wouldn't understand
    kyrstin123 kyrstin123 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Where Do I Go From Here?

    I am 23. Young, eh? I started working a year ago in investment banking and it just seems like the only thing my life has to offer now is work, work, and more work. I get abuse at work every day (and we are talking long-*** days), even of the personal kind. Rare are the weekends...
    Castorinox Castorinox 22-25, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    I wake up in the morning only to think I have

    many hours in my day to get through. Nothing eventful or nothing will make me happy so whats the point. I feel trapped and feel like I have gone as far as I can. My life is a bore and I wish I was born someone else.
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I wish nobody felt like I do.

    I ******* hate it. It's funny that I was raised catholic an now I realize that God can't help anyone. He may be real, He may not be real. The one thing I do know is that he is not watching over us.
    Tsb1092 Tsb1092 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Not From Here

    I am not from this world. I don't relate. It doesn't make sense. It's so messed up. Where I am come from, life is what you call divine. There is peace - always peace. Negativity exits but it is not as magnified and dominant as here on earth. At times I return home - during...
    ArcturianSoul ArcturianSoul 41-45, M Aug 5, 2013

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    Trapped sunlight Glassed over yellow frogs A

    toothless jungle cat Deserted primates Entombed snakes on a log Thirsty humps, one or two Long leaf neck eaters Without any trees Flighless birds of prey Acidic slimy bogs Groundhogs, all of us Digging the same whole
    mafields mafields 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    The Cage

    You locked me away in a cage.I can't get, I can't get free you clipped my wings, you cut my talons. I went for your throat but did no damage, you out maneuvered, you out played the game. Now I am stuck with no way out, I am stuck in this cage wanting to be free, but I can't find...
    Rinata Rinata 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    Trapped In a World That I Never Made

    http://zillaron.blogs.experienceproject.com/153642.html Brother John saw visions of God So they put him in chains For acting too odd As the crowd shouted, ";Off with his head"; The priest said, ";Have mercy Let's burn him instead"; Trapped Trapped in a world...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 7 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    Becoming Unbearable

    Things here are so routine, so small scaled. The people wasting away, ignoring me, focusing on the people they will gain popularity from. Watching my friends wither in the shadow of pressure. Watching my family repeat mistakes, the days all run into one. There's no solace here...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F Jun 30, 2011

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    Feel like you have no purpose in life?

    Is everyone around you getting jobs, careers, going to school, hopping in and out of casual relationships? Feeling left behind? Forgotten? You're not alone. For those who aren't cut out to live here, the abused, used and straight doomed. Come with me, we have much to talk...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Life Is Meaningless...

    We run around doing nothing in particular consumed by the importance of our existence - or coping with the mundane reality of it. Like ants, we could be stamped out at any time. Yet my life is full stupid little tasks that are blown out of proportion. Work is so important...
    ArcturianSoul ArcturianSoul 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I love him but he uses me

    so I don't know what to do
    andreahammond andreahammond 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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    It'S A Deja Vu

    Why does this keep on happening to me? Even when I don't want to but people are forcing me to be someone I was ten years back. I'm sorry but I hate it! I have a life unlike those people and I'm very confident and secure! I really think they should STOP, or just kill themselves...
    WannaKissU WannaKissU 31-35, M Sep 1, 2013

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    DarkSoul11 DarkSoul11 16-17, F Apr 19

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    Trapped

    Hi,I feel trapped in a glass box with my body sealed. I try to reach out to the world, but they seem blocked. I happen to feel sad all the time. Sometimes, I don't like to talk to people. My body in the box can't move, and everyone contiunes to have life except for me.David
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2010

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    I’ve not been feeling happy in my life

    for a while now, I feel almost trapped and I don’t know what to do. I’ve been married for 4 years and I’ve got a 2 ½ year old son that I love more than anything, I’m just not sure I love my wife anymore. I live a long way from where I grew up (4 hours) and I’ve been...
    northwestjames northwestjames 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Where To Now

    At this point in my life, theres alot of what-ifs, and many unanwsered questions, i live a monotonous day-to-day existence that has become normal to me but i know this isn't the norm. the main reason is because i have the tools somewhere to fix my problems but keep putting it off...
    numisinterest numisinterest 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    My husband drinks too much

    and too often. We got in a big fight today after he was drinking after a funeral...but believe me, he wasn't drinking out of sadness. He went after me saying he knows why my ex husband divorced me...in front of my 19 year old son from my previous marriage. He calls my son names...
    jenni2014 jenni2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I'm told every day that I'm beautiful.

    I'm not bragging but it really happens. Problem is its not from my husband. Its from random strangers or people I work with. I am so unhappy in my life but there is no possible way I can get out of this marriage. I can't survive on my own. My relationship with him is as...
    Endeee Endeee 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    I have suffered from depression

    and anxiety all my life. So of is hard for me to know when it is my circumstances as and when it is just the dspression. I work full-time, teach a few music lessons and co-lead the music at my church. I was a worship pastor when my husband met me. I chose to move so we wouldn't...
    yennyberts5 yennyberts5 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Is This It???

    Never, in my entire life have I thought I would end up like this. Alone, suicidal, homeless, empty, with absolutely no plans for the future, no interest in future, no dreams, no hope, no nothing! Is it me? Did I take some kind of wrong turn in my life that led me to this position...
    53nostalgia 53nostalgia 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    So the beginning of senior year started out

    pretty awesome...I had my friends back and we were all cool, we were our own group again. Unlike how last year ended (hardly anyone got along). But now one of my best friends girlfriend decided to Screw it all up. She don't got to our school but she knows I'm his ex. I promise u...
    beautifulher beautifulher 18-21, F Oct 7

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    I am stuck in a house

    that trapped because of money. All there is, money, money, money. That is the only conversation starter there is. Money this, money that, It never stops. It's depressing seeing your entire childhood being thrown down the drain because MONEY. I don't like her, I don't like him, I...
    MildLife MildLife 13-15, M Jun 27

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    I Feel Trapped And There Is Nothing I Can Do About It

    I wake up in the morning and get the kids ready for school, make the wife her breakfast and then get ready myself. I head off to work in the support industry, where I get paid enough to support my family but because I’m a contract person I’m responsible for taxes. This is...
    unkusername unkusername 31-35 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    I might have a social anxiety.

    I believe the cause is because of my physical flaws. Specifically my eye problem. My left eye going inwards. I think its called strabismus. Since I was a child I already have this condition. I dont make eye contact with people. Im afraid they will notice my eye squinting. I feel...
    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    bost1967 bost1967 13-15, F Sep 24

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    Sometimes honestly I question

    why I exist. I think I do it to often. Why was I even born into this world? I feel useless, just dragging on with my life everyday. I wish my life were given to someone who deserves it more than I do.
    balletlover21 balletlover21 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    When You Think About It, It Gets Dangerous

    I'm trapped in my life and the hardest part is I set the trap myself. I was dealt a hand that involved being exposed to death at an early age. When i was 12 my father died in a work related accident. My mother, a mom of three was left widowed and her two sons and daughter all...
    iLovePancakes iLovePancakes 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    We talk it was epic but waiting

    for you text but page been deleted myself and my heart just shut down into pieces again losing people who I care about So goodbye😭😨
    clarissa14 clarissa14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Spiritually Trapped

    I know that ultimate happiness can only be found with God. But getting to God and feeling that joy is a very difficult thing to do. On the other side, while I do get some pleasure and satisfaction from the world, I also see how the scripture of various religions warns us not to...
    rsll1986 rsll1986 26-30 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    I'm married to someone I don't love

    and can't get a divorce. I feel trapped and miss my freedom
    sabinadp sabinadp 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm trapped. I'm struggling.

    I'm a gay high schooler that can't reveal myself. :-/
    TheJRCGuy TheJRCGuy 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Aw Fooey

    i spend 2/3rds of my life on a ******* boat,raising 8 kids and a grandchild long distance,dont get alotta help from my wife but she works and is their step mom so i dont expect much,.hitting the lottery would sure help lol
    seadragon59 seadragon59 51-55, M May 31, 2011

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    I have no clue where to go from here

    or what to do anymore. I can't handle all these people, but I can't just ignore some of them. I can't handle all this work, but I can't just put it aside. And I really can't handle these major decisions I have to make, they're going to make or break everything. I don't even know...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Sep 24

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    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I feel so trapped. I hate

    where I live. I hate the weather. I don't really like the people here. Everywhere I turn I am reminded of something bad or something I am ashamed of. I want to move away from here so badly, but I can't. I am trying to make the best of my situation, but it is difficult when you...
    CLKM CLKM 31-35, F Mar 3

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    Hi im 19 and finishing college,

    I have been feeling as if i am living within a fake world and i can't get out, (similar to the film the truman show with jim carey) i don't know if anyone else has ever had this feeling but it has started within the last few months and it is terrible. i can't go outside...
    JBEEEE JBEEEE 18-21, M Mar 6

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    Bird In A Cage...

    Somedays I feel like I am this little bird trapped, locked inside a cage. I have no way to stretch my wings cuz I am ******** of my freedom. I then feel the need to die. Those thoughts make me think about if I died the bird would be set and be able to soar free.
    ImxThexVirus ImxThexVirus 16-17 Jan 25, 2011

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    If you spouse or partner had a health issue

    that requires them to make certain changes to their life how would you cope with their refusal to make these changes?
    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 28

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    I'd like to start off by saying Hi,

    and thank you (in advance) for taking the time to read my story. I'm 15 years old - turning 16 this year and yeah sure my life has it's ups and downs, I guess it's all part of growing up. Last year was a really rough year for me. I went through a lot of depression, and I wasn't...
    iputthesocietyonmyback iputthesocietyonmyback 16-17, F Jan 26

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