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I Feel Trapped

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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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    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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    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 search for freedom

    but can't find it everywhere I search seems like a dead end trapped like a tiger in a zoo no escaping the labyrinth you trapped me Internet home and family life no hope of their endless battles in a never ending existence
    masterspuppy masterspuppy 16-17, F Aug 15

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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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    I don't know where to turn.

    I work nights to get stuff done. it doesn't work for me like I want. I need some employees to take part of the work load and they want to work days. I tried to work days and there is no space in my shared shop. though it would be great. provide the tools and get a break on rent...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Aug 19

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 12

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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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Feb 8

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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.
    caterpillarwaiting caterpillarwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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

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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

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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 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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20

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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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    "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

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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, 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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    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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    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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9

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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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    My wife works part time

    and other than that only gets out of bed when it's time to get up and get drunk at night. No sex for 12 years. She always says she loves me, but I believe that she is just afraid that I will leave her. I no longer work, but we have two kids at home, age 13. She is miserable, and...
    madgator madgator 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 6

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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 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm flirting with too many people at

    once consistently and I think some of them are taking it seriously but I don't even feel bad and it's not like me to be insensitive to people's feelings but idgaf idk sorry jesus
    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    my parents don't let me do anything

    or go anywhere because they have no trust in me and i feel trapped. this is getting to the point that i can't handle them anymore.
    katiehannah katiehannah 13-15 2 Responses Apr 20

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    Grayf0x Grayf0x 51-55, M Feb 15

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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

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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 just want to get my permit

    so I can get my license so I can drive myself to school, and beyond that, go to a different school. I'm tired of being in a school with only 15 students and I'm tired of the way everyone treats each other there. I want to find a job and drive myself to my job so I get money and...
    cheesecrackers99 cheesecrackers99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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

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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

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    YoungForever101 YoungForever101 18-21, F Aug 4

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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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    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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    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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