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I Feel Trapped In My Life

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    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 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 17, 2015

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    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

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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...
    Somethinglikethat4 Somethinglikethat4 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    "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 18-21, M Apr 18, 2015

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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, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    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 2 Responses May 24, 2015

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    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

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    I just think there are some boundaries in my

    life were I can't reach its like something is telling you no
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2015

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    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

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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 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    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 13-15, M Mar 30, 2015

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    bost1967 bost1967 16-17, F Sep 24, 2014

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    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 22-25, M Nov 3, 2015

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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 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

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses May 2, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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    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.
    IWasHereOnce IWasHereOnce 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

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    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

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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, 2014

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    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 7 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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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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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M Aug 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 24, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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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 3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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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 26-30, M 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    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

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    Livinshadows Livinshadows 13-15, F Apr 30, 2015

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F Jul 4, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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