I Feel Trapped

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 5,214 People

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    My family continue to bully me.

    Even when I fight back they say 'it's only him' horrible people
    Peter11260 Peter11260
    56-60, M
    Feb 8, 2016

    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

    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
    56-60, M
    Aug 6, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

    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
    16-17, F
    Jan 20, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    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
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    "Take These Tired Wings,

    Home Is Calling You To Sleep"
    YoungForever101 YoungForever101
    22-25, F
    Aug 7, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    Mar 28, 2014

    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
    1 Response Dec 16, 2014

    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
    Aug 11, 2015

    I don't feel trapped anymore.

    Finally out of a controlling relationship. I'm happy and clam. :)
    Hellogoodbuddy Hellogoodbuddy
    22-25, M
    Jan 11, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015
    Grayf0x Grayf0x
    51-55, M
    Feb 15, 2015

    "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
    22-25, F
    May 4, 2015

    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, 2016


    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
    1 Response Apr 4, 2013

    My neighbors husband helped me out of my boots,

    I put on these boots with zippers, LOL, Off to the market:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016


        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

    I constantly feel trapped in a box at the

    bottom of the ocean. People can always see that box but no one comes to save me. I am only left with my thoughts and feelings. Am I worthless? Is it a mistake to talk to this person? If this person gets to know me for who I truly am than will that person still like me? Why am I...
    Shamwowza Shamwowza
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    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, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    In A Cage

    It is not locked but I can't roam around to leave that cage because my name is printed there on a piece of paper. I own the cage and it is my prison. I bring it wherever I go. I have a lifetime contract taking care of the cage but I wish it can be destroyed and be gone forever...
    1PrincessKai 1PrincessKai
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2015

    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
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    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
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    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

    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, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 28, 2014

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 14, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012
More Stories