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I Feel Trapped

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    I am legally blind and trapped in a rural area

    with no friends. I am married but my wife doesn't care anymore. I haven't left my house this year due to my wife being gone all the time. I just sit here in the dark trying to find a way out. I cook,clean do laundry to the best I can but it's never good enough. Money is not the...
    Myblindeye Myblindeye 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    My trap comes down to money

    and health restraints. I worked 30 years before my epilepsy forced me into retirement/disability. For most of those 30 years I was what they now call "under employed" I was working; but just getting by. The only savings I have are from my IRA-401K and that is squat, less than $6...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M Jan 12

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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, 2014

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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...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Jan 31

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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 5 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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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 and unnecessary, like my very existence here on earth is some kind of offense... I don't know how I'm going to get through this...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I feel like theres no way out.

    I feel like i spend all my time working at a job i hate. And at the end of the month, im left with close to nothing. I feel like i will never be able to move up in life, and ill be trapped this way forever. Does anyone else feel like this? Like theres just no way out?
    TheCrystalOnix TheCrystalOnix 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 8

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    ive been in a relationship with this amazing guy

    since new years and i love him so much.
    ilovepie12345 ilovepie12345 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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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...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F Jul 13, 2014

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    BlackAnime BlackAnime 22-25, M Dec 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I'm a prisoner locked in a cage of my own

    creation. I crafted the shackles from sorrow and grief. The chains that bind me to the floor were expertly designed from fear and doubt. The bars were forged from molten anger, and the lock smithed from impotent rage. I am prisoner in a cell of my own creation, and I have the...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2014

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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, 2014

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    It's not really fair.

    When I was in 7th grade around February my dad was in a car accident and after that I thought he would be fine... But he needed surgery on his neck. He was suppose to be a chaperone for my cedar point trip with band at school but he couldn't go after this happened. He stoped...
    th33p1clos3r th33p1clos3r 13-15, F Oct 14, 2014

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    Grayf0x Grayf0x 51-55, M Feb 15

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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    Impressively, hopefully (idk,

    i was just trying to find adverb to initiate this sentence), the most exciting and enjoyable moments in my life until now were… when I was dreaming! That’s true, last night I just dreamed I was swimming being led by the current of a river in a forest, and I was with the...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Oct 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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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

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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, 2014

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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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    I don't even know what to do anymore.

    I know what I want to do but I'm scared to actually do it. I'm currently a nanny for a little boy who is almost two and I hate it. I love him but I hate wasting my day away inside of a house.. I feel like I'm doing nothing with my life. And to make it worse, the dad I nanny for...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I feel like a caged animal.

    I can see freedom, but I cant touch it. I want out of this place so badly sometimes it hurts. There has to be more to this screwed up world and I want to experience it. But I know I would never make it on my own, so I am stuck here, waisting my life on wishes.
    lostandlonleysoul lostandlonleysoul 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Everyone tells you how strong you are.

    The friends and family that know your struggles are amazed that you are holding together so well. Laughter fills the room, from the depth of your soul, arises all of your insecurities. What a cruel joke it is that they should see you as a fortress, instead of a prison. Where to...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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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    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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    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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    I'm having one of those "please anyone put a .

    38 to my head" kind of days.
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    I'm in situation where every step

    and turn is a trap and one move can bring me down in a really deep dark hole.
    Alekz2816 Alekz2816 22-25, F Dec 5, 2014

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    I have no escape. My girlfriend is

    so demanding and my dad is not talking to me. I think I messed up.
    Dezireesdesire Dezireesdesire 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I feel like I'm drowning in the world around me.

    I'm constantly stressed and worried. And for volleyball... I feel like I have to play, like it's not even a choice any more. I can't shake the feeling like I'm trapped and screaming to get out, but nobody hears me... And that's honestly the worst feeling
    toostressedtobeblessed toostressedtobeblessed 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    It's purgatory, you know?

    The place you leave me each time we speak. Will I be forever in Hell or shall I be graced with the lights of Heaven? We both know I hate promises and yet, when you make them, they ring true. What do I do with this hesitant desire? What do I do with this need to touch you and...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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, 2014

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