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    I think I have a personality disorder (I'll

    save that for another post). I just made another impulsive decision that has again changed the course of my life. Day in and day out, I feel trapped by a decision I made a few months ago being selfish and inpatient. Just two short months ago, he was my ex and now he's my live...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 6, 2015

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    I long for freedom but not

    for myself. to free others from my existance. everyone feels so far away. i need to be gone. those i care about would be so much better off without me.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    I've been drowning with

    so many things to do like homework, studies, and just reaching up to others expectations. I feel trapped. My life is literally revolving around these stressful things. My stress level has probably risen so much these past few weeks. I've been constantly losing sleep more and...
    ohangela ohangela 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2015

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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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    i had a moment there.

    ever felt that sudden surge starts somewhere in the middle of your body and explodes in a flurry of ..you know?
    bipolar87418 bipolar87418 56-60, M Feb 3

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I don't feel trapped anymore.

    Finally out of a controlling relationship. I'm happy and clam. :)
    Hellogoodbuddy Hellogoodbuddy 22-25, M Jan 11

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    "Take These Tired Wings,

    Home Is Calling You To Sleep"
    YoungForever101 YoungForever101 18-21, F Aug 7, 2015

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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, 2014

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    YoungForever101 YoungForever101 18-21, F Aug 4, 2015

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    There are times where I feel like I'm trapped

    in a world where I'm alone, where no one cares about me.
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

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    I'm a weekend widower

    yet again. It happens week after week - I'll suggest some ideas for the weekend, she'll say "yeah that sounds good" or brush it off immediately. She won't bother thinking up anything to do herself, and she won't lift a finger to make anything happen herself, even if my time is...
    IStallion IStallion 51-55 3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    My family continue to bully me.

    Even when I fight back they say 'it's only him' horrible people
    Peter11260 Peter11260 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I am trapped in a sexless marriage.

    Somethings I can get around but not having the sensation of touch and that deep emotional bond just makes me feel so broken and robbed. Everytime it's not now or I don't feel good. I'm stuck for certain reasons in this marriage, we're friends but nothing more. I want to feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    My mom keeps trying to get me to leave the house

    but honestly it's not that I don't want to but 1. I feel hideous with my face breaking out 2. I don't like the way I'm looking in my clothes right now 3. I don't have any money and 4. I'm sick of every time that I get out the house it's with her. Like she's my only way out. I'm...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2015

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    don't know how to make friends.

    i need friends to live. i want friends. i want a boyfriend but i feel lost. don't know where to start where to go to find friends...i am tired of being lonely. i don't know what to do. im freaking out. i don't know what to do. i want to be younger and start things over...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16, 2015

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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 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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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 6 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    I feel like a caged animal

    who was free and now i can't move.. Don't like being or feeling like this. Everyone around me seems to be fine like this but not me. I'm a butterfly and others have been trying to clip my wings. :-(
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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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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    I have nowhere to go from here.

    No one to talk to. Nothing to motivate me to keep fighting the sadness. All I do is make others miserable. I make myself miserable. I've been reduced to nothing and I don't know how to fix it. I can't even find the words anymore. I have nothing left inside me. I feel empty most...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    "Most of the time, when we think we're trapped,

    we're actually unhappy with the short-term consequences of making a choice. Make the choice, own the outcome and you can start in a new place." - Seth Godin
    MrNowhere MrNowhere 18-21, F May 4, 2015

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    I'm going off to college in a few months

    and I thought everything would change... I was miserable during high school. College is so much better, with the very little that I've gotten to experience. But it's kind of like going on vacation and bringing your problems with you. College is meant to be new and exciting, you...
    Personalstories Personalstories 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2015

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    in a revolving door. It's the same thing

    everyday. I want to change it, but I'm always so busy the the time for change never aeems to fit in enough.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 11, 2015

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    I posted earlier about feeling trapped in my

    house, but I also feel trapped in my job. I currently work in the office of my parents' business... I have no passion for this work, and only started working for them when their previous office manager quit. I was having a hard time finding a job, so it was an easy transition...
    mislisa mislisa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    Sometimes I just want to run away.

    As far as my feet will take me. Escape my reality and live freely for once. Let go of everything, and never look back. I want to just find a peaceful place and all of my fellow trapped friends can gather on some abandoned island somewhere and start a new life. A free life. There...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 7 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    my heart fills so small.

    with out you I have room to feel breath and be. do you not see when it all changed. you thought what you would not say and I didn't know what to think. it happened just like you said. with one exception. the love was not to much. it was just right, stop making me wrong for...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Aug 23, 2015

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    I am trapped. im trapped in a life i don't want,

    in this prison of flesh. i keep writing, hoping it will lessen the pain but it doesn't help. I don't think there is anything that can help. Except maybe for my love. but i can't keep her trapped here. im just holding her back. She so incredible and im just trapping her in this...
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior 26-30, M Jan 31, 2015

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    Turns on iPod, Pops pill

    and sips wine as The Crying Game by Nicki Minaj plays in the background... the room fades out, I fade out. I'm happy now...
    Chpt16 Chpt16 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2015

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    I am starting to feel trapped in my

    relationship. I am in a complex situation and try to spend as much time with my partner but they feel it's never enough to the point that have to feel guilty if I want to hang out with friends of can't see them because I am with family for the holidays. I feel as if I am loosing...
    Wholenewworld123 Wholenewworld123 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    I think everyone in my life uses me,

    like my only reason for living is to focus on and fix their problems. I never matter. It's always what's going on in their lives and what I can do or say to make them feel better. That's why people scare me. I can ignore the one sided, frustrating aspect of dealing with so many...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    4 December 9:00pm Note to self: Life hates

    you. You need to accept your reality or killing yourself. Pretending that everything going to be alright doesn't help anymore. you tried, you did your best now take a rest and stop fighting!
    LAMK1 LAMK1 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    I feel as if I cannot be myself.

    I was bullied in the past. It still affects me. I lack confidence. I always seek confirmation from others about my actions and decisions. Why? The only place I can be myself with is with my imaginary friend. I can act like I own the nation and not be judged. I am praised and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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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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    married to a selfish lazy wife.

    written of this before but this is my only outlet. besides doing little to no housework, leaving our toddlers upbringing to me largely and doing f all with him, she trrats me as utter garbage too. oh she'll offer occasional hugs and such but I am always taken for granted and...
    UKdad84 UKdad84 31-35, M Aug 14, 2015

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    I feel like I can't get away from the pains of

    my life, like it will have no end... I sometimes just go out and drive for hours as I feel like it is my only escape, the only time I feel like nothing else matters...
    brentlz brentlz 16-17, M Sep 14, 2015

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    I cannot rid myself of the feeling

    that I'm not in the right place.
    LAMK1 LAMK1 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    So, I'm currently renting a basement suite

    that is slowly falling apart. One leak in the bedroom is apparently flat he's, but now there's one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. :/ the landlord isn't doing their job in finding the issue, but I don't really want to make a fuss as they're the only rental reference I...
    mislisa mislisa 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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 44 Responses Jun 1, 2008

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