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    I live in a very small town.

    We have one stoplight and that is a recent addition. I have always felt trapped there is nothing to do and nowhere to go. I don't have the money to drive an hour or two just to go shopping so my one escape is online. If I leave the house everyone in town knows who I am and...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Poetry: Flashbacks are happening inside of my

    head When really all i want in life is to rest I feels like all my struggles and tragedies are all tests But every single time i don't come on top as the best Im Fighting a battle that ive been fighting for a eternity At first nobody knew my mind was like a sorority Keeping...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Have you ever felt like you are trapped in a

    deep dark hole??, a area where you just scream and no one can here you, only you??, you want help but no one understands you??, and your trapped in a dark hole and no one can hear you screaming no one os there to help you when you need it!!, that's my story!!, and I hate living...
    ShatteredWingz ShatteredWingz 13-15, F Jan 20

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    I'm so unlucky in everything I do.

    Every turn I take every mistake I make, I never learn. Just go round and round in circles. Self district mode
    gaspingforair gaspingforair 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I had two personalities during my childhood

    and up to my late teens. One was that good girl that everyone knew, the girl that you could count on. Parents would compare their children to me and wonder how they were not like me. I was the "perfect child" in my parent's eyes. I followed all their rules and their teachings...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Jul 9

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    I've moved into a very small village

    and the only way out is either you drive or order a seat on bus for a Tuesday or Thursday or my school bus... But what am I meant to do when my mums pissed off and she scares the living hell out of me when she is pissed and I use to be able to leave and walk to my grandparents...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F Jul 13

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    If Just One Thing Or One Area Would Be Okay

    That's what I tell myself.  If just one area of my life were better or okay that would really help.  But right now things are pretty much in the er...toilette'  in every area.  I have a good job that I am not really great at and find that the job really...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 42 Responses Jun 1, 2008

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    The big question mark

    Once again, I feel the cold hands of restlessness and depressions wrap themselves around me. For too short a while, I was able to delude myself that I was okay, that I could actually be content to stay where I am at present. But the all-too-thin security blanket—if it was...
    papervoices papervoices 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    How Can Anyone Alive Feel Comfortable?

    It started when I became crazily paranoid over someone I love finding out who I am. I went into a 3 or 4-month period of depression, where suicidal thoughts were common, and I began to spend hours sitting by myself in my room, thinking. I came to realise things about life that no...
    katerina8 katerina8 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    Feel Trapped

    I have been with my other half for almost 10 years.   I've spent the entire time looking after her and giving everything I have to give.  She suffers from depression and has attempted suicide in the past so my time is spent looking out for warning signs in case she...
    RandomGuy1982 RandomGuy1982 26-30 3 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    Is it possible for people to change

    so quickly? I know I changed after traumatic events, but it happened gradually over time. My ex is saying he has changed... but I don't know if I should completely believe him. Thing is, I'm ready to start something new with someone else... I don't really want to go back to the...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F Apr 29

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    Destorying Myself And Causing Pain

    This is a vicious circle i weave.  All, my life i cause myself pain. This unneeded pain i must bare.  I cant say what is wrong with me out loud.  I cant tell anyone my pain.  It is too real for me to bare.  A truth that will not and must  not come to pass.  Yes, i am...
    whykeeper whykeeper 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    I was helping a girl with homework,

    and then a "friend" kept budging in and saying that I was wrong even though I was right. Good grief, were you trying to twatblock me or something? Is there some rule that says I'm not allowed to help someone when they come to me for help? Or is it that I'm not allowed to talk to...
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    As long as can remember things have never

    turned out good for me. And if someone good does happen I know not the dwell on it too much because very soon something tragic will happen. In 6th grade I remember how happy I was to finally graduate to middle school. I had such high expectations, but than a week later my house...
    Anonymousgirl8 Anonymousgirl8 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    I had an affair 3 yrs ago

    even tho I told my bf it was over, I now feel soo trapped I want him to leave but he won't n I have 2. Get the police to help n then he takes my eldest so I have to tk him bk I suffer from mpd n paranoia which doesn't help n he dint help with his mind games. He won't let me...
    hayley34 hayley34 31-35, F Mar 28

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    Trapped In My Life And Responsibilities.

    I am trapped in responsibilities and expectation. The pressure Im getting pushes on me from all sides and I know soon Im going to explode. I can't take it much longer. Everyone is needing me to listen to their problems, and I like doing that but it's really hard when all your...
    imperfectionz imperfectionz 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    Broken

        Trapped inside the prison of my life, I watch and hope for freedom.     I feel confused, as though I am on the outside looking in.   The cold rains have drenched my world. They always leave me empty and alone. How many more storms will I have...
    stormynightsky stormynightsky 22-25, F 3 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Lately I've been feeling pretty empty.

    I'm 22 and even though I live with my boyfriend and have a good relationship I still don't feel like that's enough. I have a crap job, I suffer from depression, and I don't know what I want to do with my life. I have a friend that's two years younger than me, I haven't seen...
    LuLuLaroo LuLuLaroo 18-21 Sep 18

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    Battling depression. Left city to stay kind

    and not attack jerks. Mining is expensive and hard for my body Stuck on games to stop rage. That fails often. Stuck on disability due to jerks and meds. That creates more rage and sadness. Hope is dying then fed then dying often. Fokyn yoyo of life.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses May 14

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    The Trap

    I fee like a caged animal. I would fight and face the dark for once if only to find a light. I would become so enamored with the idea of something bright, something that shined.
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F Nov 15, 2010

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    Chained...

    I have been struggling hugely with the feeling of being trapped recently. I have days where I feel like I desperately want to escape...from what I am not sure. I just know that at that particular point in time I do not want to be where I am. The urge to just leave can be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    i'm trying to resist the lovely kiss of a blade

    and the warm comfort of a scarlet river.... but in the end its my only escape
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 12

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    Suffocation

    I feel like I'm suffocating. I can't think, I can't cry out and I cannot BREATHE... I feel like running away, into the cool blue ocean where it isn't so crowded and full of hate..I want to break free from these chains and clothes and swim in the sea, where the only thing I can...
    xSilverWillowx xSilverWillowx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2011

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    Have you ever felt like ,

    'I have the potential to do what i want ,but every time i tried, i just can't' ? I feel so trapped by my own mind Every time I try to get out and be myself there's always a voice of insecure thoughts stopping me Sometimes, I run away, I skip class, I pretend I don't care. but...
    imsrc imsrc 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    A week ago I asked my husband to move out

    and after a lot of resistance he did. The three days that he was gone felt so peaceful and serene. I was actually at peace and it felt great. The only problem was our baby missed he terribly, and he would constantly ask for daddy. My husband was gone for 3 days and he returned...
    2LiveIs2Learn 2LiveIs2Learn 31-35 1 Response May 30

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    I Know I'm Not Alone.

    I feel like I can't express my emotions properly to the people around me. I feel like there is a facade or semblance of normalcy that I'm having to present on a daily basis. I don't know if I need to stop smoking weed, break up with this dude, work out, or what! I feel like I...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Have you ever thought you were free?

    You ran away from all the troubles and all the pain, to only find that you were still trapped. Maybe you are trapped more than before? Now you feel like the shackles you wear are getting tighter and tighter. Pulling your arms and shoulders back until pain flares in your shoulder...
    greekgodlover greekgodlover 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Avoiding making long terms plans,

    gathering much needed info to get ready to leave, knowing what you want and what you don't want. You don't want to fix this, the marriage is over. He has to have a clue. But no matter how much you cry and beat yourself up about not having enough self worth and feeling stuck...
    lonelysara1211 lonelysara1211 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    sarichie sarichie 18-21, F Apr 29

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    When I stay inside all the time I feel like I'm

    going crazy. My job keeps me at my desk for at least 8 hours a day with very little human contact. Then I come home where I live alone. I want to find someone to be with. Yet, when I go outside, my anxiety kicks in and I can't talk to anyone. I end up feeling stressed out...
    Transluminal2010 Transluminal2010 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    In ethics hell. In a sick world.

    In a warped body. But i do find pals telling me win more. So. EP Link
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 8

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    I dug myself into a deep hole,

    I need to stop lying so much.. When Monday comes I'm ******!
    Taeking21 Taeking21 18-21, M Feb 22

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    Do you ever try to stop life

    because you want to try and find it? You search for clues that represent who you are? Look around. You don't need a sign or time to tell you who you are. you are you. and you're perfect.
    molldoll98 molldoll98 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Trapped Inside My Own Head

    If I were to make my own schedule, I'd keep a couple of hours open every day, during which I'd be free to think. The way my life is right now, however, there's scarecely enough room for work and studies, and the only time I have for my self, is the time I spend walking our dog...
    Nettle Nettle 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    7ero 7ero 13-15, M May 27

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    A Trapped Caged Animal

    I just feel trapped by my life. By things I can't change, no matter how much I want to. Some I just can't change YET. Others I worry I won't manage to change ever, despite all the effort I pour into trying. And the trapped feeling leads back down into depression, and depression...
    anadude anadude 22-25, M 4 Responses May 13, 2009

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    He told me if I ever leave,

    go far away, because he'll destroy his life if I do. I don't know what to do. I feel trapped.
    kmhdancer16 kmhdancer16 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Trigger

    What do you do when your options have run out, and you're holding a gun to your head? When the exhaustion becomes too much, and everyone has abandoned you? They call it selfish. I call it torture. You don't know to move forward or left, back or right, so you stay still. Scared...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    At 3 weeks pregnant,I am not allowed to do

    anything but relax and clean the bedroom. Can't even go see people. I'm losing my mind.
    JameswifeyHannah JameswifeyHannah 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    Tell Me About It!

     Being trapped is the story of my life right now.  I feel trapped in a relationship and that makes me feel absolutely horrible, because I know it is only from my side.  I feel trapped because I just recently moved to a state that I am miserable in and I cannot get...
    KoRnH2C KoRnH2C 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    I Feel Trapped In My Marriage And I Don't Know What To Do

    My husband and I have been together for 10 years this August and we have two beautiful little girls, but I am not happy. We are always fighting about how he doesn't help with anything. He doesn't cook, clean, wash dishes, laundry, just sits in front of the tv when he gets home...
    jenala27 jenala27 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    Trapped In My Sad- Blah, Life.

    I’ve been reading a lot about Dysthymia. Everything about it seems to fit me. It’s where I feel I belong. I’m afraid I can’t feel much of anything, other than “blah, grey nothing,” emptiness, flat, stagnant…or and i think i may have fallen into a double depression...
    diana1987 diana1987 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    Help - I'm Trapped and I Can't Get Out!!

    I'm trapped inside my mind.  Sometimes it has a life of its own. My Add can kick in and has control.  I can't spell and the correct ones look wrong.  I don't include all the words in a sentence.  I'm easily distracted, with a very poor...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 17 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    Dreams

    I know that feeling trapped is an over-arching theme in my life.  I am in a state in which I desire to not be where I am and question whether things will ever change.  I feel trapped by life.  I feel trapped by living in the US with no healthcare options, with a...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    My dumbass caught feelings,

    what the hell man.. This wasn't suppose to happen..
    Taeking21 Taeking21 18-21, M Apr 28

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    My never-ending carousel Destructive in nature,

    It feeds it's hunger. With these pessimistic existence, It will not satisfy it's famine. Feasting on scars, With one strike then it goes afar. To only be back the next, When it clutched my breath. Saw away the pain, I beg to be free from these chains. Please make me see an...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    I feel trapped in the house

    that I live in. I am financially dependent because all the money I make goes into a bank account I have no control over. I trusted people all my life because I thought they knew what was best for me and loved me. But, now I know it has just given them the opportunity to pull at...
    AxDisorientedxMind AxDisorientedxMind 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Invisible Transformation

    what if the only thing you could do... was stare out your window.  you try to move, but your brain doesn't care to let you.  you try to speak, but you cant move a muscle. its like possession.  but for some reason, its all you ever want to do. everyday, i go...
    soharu soharu 16 3 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    Excerpt From My Personal Notebook

    I feel ashamed of myself thanks to one friend of mine. For her consideration, I'll call her Dara. After all, she really is a good friend---she just frustrates me. I read a Facebook note of hers left last night that said she recently went skiing for the first time...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    I am a slave to this drug.

    Meth has robbed me completely of my soul and self control, and I fear I will never get them back. Not even my family's knowledge of my addiction could keep me from relapsing. I selfishly stuck that needle in my arm with no hesitation after witnessing them cry out to me in fear...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 5 Responses May 28

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    I have been in this relationship

    for 4 years now. We have a child together. He cheated on me about a year ago and I took him back. I don't trust him. I feel like he hates who I really am. I don't think that I fit into the idea of what he thinks is an ideal wife for him. He once said that he would marry me. He...
    Nessa612 Nessa612 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Ever since we moved I feel trapped.

    There aren't beautiful peaceful places near by that I can walk through to make me feel better. It's all busy streets and businesses. There aren't parks near by that I can walk to and sit and chill. I live in the middle of **** town. Like half my town is super beautiful but that...
    elizabethbryar elizabethbryar 13-15, F Feb 25

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    It's almost midnight.

    My wife and children are asleep. I can't sleep. I want to pack my things, walk out the door, get in the car, drive away and never come back. I don't want to have to explain to anyone why I'm leaving. I want to forget about everything and everyone I have ever known and start...
    Aeonian Aeonian 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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