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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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    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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    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

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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 2 days ago

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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 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...
    browntaurus browntaurus 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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

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

    38 to my head" kind of days.
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses May 14

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    My dumbass caught feelings,

    what the hell man.. This wasn't suppose to happen..
    Taeking21 Taeking21 22-25, M Apr 28

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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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    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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    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...
    Daisy26599 Daisy26599 13-15, F Jul 13

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    sarichie sarichie 18-21, F Apr 29

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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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    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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    i need a way out. i want to be someone powerful

    and smart and put together, who is full of confidence and pride because hey ive done something worth while. ambitious yes, but no drive to see my goals to the end. i can sit here and my f'd up life but truly i know its all my fault. im the reason im a failure. oh, but thats...
    moondust21 moondust21 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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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 2 Responses Nov 1

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    7ero 7ero 13-15, M May 27

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    BlackAnime BlackAnime 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 love Amber dearly, more

    than anyone I've ever loved. Her ex-husband is using her kids to hurt her with lies and teaching them things that are untrue about us. We want to be together, but she fears him more than she can cope with. I can't do anything about it but love her and her kids. We are trapped by...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 Oct 10

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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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    In ethics hell. In a sick world.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 14

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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

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