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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 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 22-25 2 Responses Nov 19

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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

    Unfortunate that I cannot bring myself to do it yet.
    Mirmulnir Mirmulnir 22-25, M Nov 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Sep 23

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    But. Am trying to cope.

    Since pals crave my mind. And we got disabled pay.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 2

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    bost1967 bost1967 13-15, F Sep 24

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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 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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    I'm trapped. I'm struggling.

    I'm a gay high schooler that can't reveal myself. :-/
    TheJRCGuy TheJRCGuy 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I'm planning on taking off.

    It may take a while since I have to save up and get some repairs on my car done as well as get my license, then save up a bit more for gas money and whatnot. But after that I plan on just getting in my car, mapping out a destination, and going. I don't want to even tell anyone...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I love him but he uses me

    so I don't know what to do
    andreahammond andreahammond 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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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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    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 4

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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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    DarkSoul11 DarkSoul11 16-17, F Apr 19

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    So many things I want to do in life.

    I definitely want to get my life together and perfect but I feel very trapped. I don't know someone run away with me and we'll plan out our lives together lol
    heyitsalysia heyitsalysia 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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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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    Trapped in grief and although I live and breath, walk and talk; I am not as alive as I was before my son overdosed at 22. I waver between wanting my old life back and wanting to...
    Gr8terlater Gr8terlater 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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    maybe I'm trapped by my own brain- regardless, it hurts. I'm so very sad tonight..
    inkedmommy inkedmommy 22-25, F Nov 17

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    I am trapped right now actually. It sucks.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I live in house that makes me feel like my voice doesn't matter. The worse part is that I can't make any decision in my life, they are all made by mother. It makes me feel awful...
    chana300 chana300 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    It's Gibbs! My first thought! I do though. It seems like I'm doomed to a life of misery. I HAVE to change that before I go crazy. I need help though....
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F Nov 18

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    Because of everyone doing their things. there's always anger, negativity in my house. Screaming, yelling, fighting, simply because two members of the family can't figure out what...
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I just want to close my eyes, go to sleep and die sometime in the night... I feel like there's nothing worth doing, or aspiring to and there's no point anymore... I feel useless...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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