I Feel Trapped In My Life

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    When you are miserable in the place you live

    but you lack the resources required in order to leave it's a trap. You are stuck. I see this place as somewhere people can settle down and raise a family. It's more of a dream killer to me. Any opportunity to utilize my skills, make connections, and live a successful life goes...
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2015
    18-21, M
    May 21, 2015

    I feel like im just stranded in the middle of

    the ocean waiting for someone to save me. waiting for someone to throw me a life raft but then I remember that im stranded in the middle of nowhere, in my own little world and no one can find me. so im just stranded here , surrounded by a bunch of sharks waiting for someone to...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    I'm in alright health,

    and have a wonderful love life but, it's just the way my home life is. It's just this gnawing feeling at me. Not just to get out of the house and be able to take care of myself but, also to progress with my life and be able to see the world in general. Mostly the former, though...
    melody477 melody477
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    I'm married to someone I don't love

    and can't get a divorce. I feel trapped and miss my freedom
    tvotrseeds tvotrseeds
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 29, 2014

    I'm smack bang in the middle of my annual

    doldrums... I'm thirty-six years old. Might look twenty-six, but the birth certificate says otherwise. I still have no direction. This morning I looked at college courses in the vain hope that something would jump out at me. Nothing did. Nothing ever does. & now I feel...
    SevenTierCrazyCake SevenTierCrazyCake
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    My life has been a roller coater ride,

    but now the ride has stopped mid air and I can't get off the ride. I feel stuck, I wish someone would come and take me away to a new life
    weirdandnotwonderful weirdandnotwonderful
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

    I need a break. I am on the edge of breaking

    literally I have lost all my friends, I have been enduring abuse for so long. Today as I was coming home from school, I was so happy; I had been given a award for student of the week. I was looking forward to putting it in my folder but little did I know my older sister had...
    taytay1401 taytay1401
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    Most definitely, trapped at school,

    trapped around people, trapped at my house, trapped by my Mum, trapped in my town. I can't get away, not really get away. Not yet.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    On autopilot. I feel like I have no purpose

    and I just wanted over with already
    SweetTxWysteria SweetTxWysteria
    46-50, F
    Feb 28, 2016
    Purplelamb Purplelamb
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016

    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, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 6, 2013

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 24, 2014

    I want to be so much more

    than I am now. I thought I would be independent and confident by now, but I don't even have the confidence to make my own decisions. I think I feel like dying tonight, but I am both scared of death and failing at dying.
    eccentricpython eccentricpython
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    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

    It comes and goes. Lately I've felt

    as though I dug myself into a hole thats so deep, that the fastest way out is to keep digging until I reach the other side.
    RichardHertz RichardHertz
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    parents living a fake life.

    has anyone experienced a bi polar parent who you can see shows no sense of love for the other parent... but is still loved and take care of when you feel they don't deserve it. I feel my dad is pathetic for loving her. it is like he is blind to their life. as their child seeing...
    lisaajf lisaajf
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015

    Only the gift of a 9mm round is the key.

    Unfortunate that I cannot bring myself to do it yet.
    Mirmulnir Mirmulnir
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    I don't want to go back to med school.

    I don't want to go back to med school. I don't want to go back to med school.
    twelves twelves
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    I hate my life and all that's in it - the town

    I live in, my school, most of the people I know in my school and most of the people I know not in my school, my awful immune system, the fact that I'm depressed. I have practically no friends to speak of and the ones I do have, ignore me half the time. They're all obsessed with...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    I haven't shared this with anyone,

    but I need to now. I feel comfortable here. I am Epileptic, I have 3types of seizures, they are not under control. I have Absence Seizures, Complex Partial and Petit Mals. They haven't been controlled for a while now. However things have changed in way that I feel trapped...
    Luuz Luuz
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    Trapped in my life. Trapped in my own skin.

    It feel like this skin isn't mine, that my body is rejecting it. Someone free me.
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl
    22-25, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    I hate when my sister complains how 'hard' her

    life is because she has so much going on and no down time. A) SHE signed up for those activities. B) SHE doesn't live with depression. Did she want to kill herself today? Did she coincident cutting? Did she wonder if she died would anyone care? I doubt it. Then she gets all...
    MasqueradeMe MasqueradeMe
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    the reason why i feel trapped in my life is

    because ever since i was born i have been in and out of hospitals, i just want it too end (not my life, just the hospital stuff). I can't have a proper job, i can't have much fun, it drives me crazy.
    Alanuin Alanuin
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 24, 2015

    do you ever think maybe it's just to late to

    escape? like missing your train ride or flight.. the door has closed and it ain't opening again?
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    26-30, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    I just think there are some boundaries in my

    life were I can't reach its like something is telling you no
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    I hate this town. I hate my life right now.

    im going to a new school soon and im so nervous. I don't even want to go to school. I just want to get the hell out of this town and do what I want but im only 15. I also happen to have a anxiety disorder so I don't think I could ever move out. someone with social anxiety...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    Let's just start from the beginning .

    ....My name Was Angel Archuleta when I was born I don't know what I looked like as a child and I really don't remember where I was really raised in my early childhood.I was in a hotel with my three other brothers I was only 4 at the time abs and my uncle said if anything happens...
    Angel1Hinojosa Angel1Hinojosa
    16-17, M
    Mar 30, 2015

    Sometimes there are situations in my life.

    Situations that I can't handle, they happen. And when they do happen I feel trapped in my own mind. I can't find a way out, all I want becomes gliding away and never ever coming back. I can't unleash myself, I become my own prisoner inside my mind.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    Knowing your Mother is suffering,

    and you can't do crap to help out. I feel so useless in my own home. All she asks from me is to get good grades, and i can't seem to get it right.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    I'm trapped. I'm struggling.

    I'm a gay high schooler that can't reveal myself. :-/
    TheJRCGuy TheJRCGuy
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    "Everyday is exactly the same,

    there is no love here and there is no pain." Trent Reznor's words, not mine, but they still ring true as ever. I'm caught in a vicious cycle of complacency. I stare at my room's four walls 24/7 365. I might occasionally go to the comic book store and attempt to have a...
    FudgeMyLeaf FudgeMyLeaf
    22-25, M
    Apr 18, 2015
    bost1967 bost1967
    18-21, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    I have been married with a very selfish lazy man

    for 13 years. He is very bright and I think he could do wonders but he has a lot of mental issues. I am a positive helpful and caring person, I left my country to live with him. I have always worked for both, cleaned, cooking, etc. He only had to finish his Master's degree, but...
    monali22 monali22
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016

    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, 2014

    One more month and I will be celebrating 5

    years with my girlfriend. I don't want to be together anymore. I want her to have a happy life. I want a happy life. We are not happy together but she refuses to discuss separating. A couple years ago we talked about our lives if we weren't together. She said she would...
    thousandlake thousandlake
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015
    Livinshadows Livinshadows
    16-17, F
    Apr 30, 2015

    Health is winning. I have no immune system

    and am in the hospital half a month every month. I think it's time to stay home and let the next one take it's course without a hospital.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015
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