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I Feel Trapped

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    Poetry: Flashbacks are happening inside of my

    head When really all i want in life is to rest I feels like all my struggles and tragedies are all tests But every single time i don't come on top as the best Im Fighting a battle that ive been fighting for a eternity At first nobody knew my mind was like a sorority Keeping...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Right now I feel stuck.

    I'm 19, haven't left the house for 2 years. My next best option is to go to a intensive treatment place and I'm very scared and nervous. I have ptsd and psychosis. I take about 18 tablets a day. I am constantly thinking what is the point? Nothing is changing, i just don't know...
    Apocalypse8 Apocalypse8 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    Caged Animal

    Pacing back and fourth it seems, Trapped in a house sized cage, Getting limited freedom to go about random Daily activities, but not allowed to go too far, Roam the house like a caged animal, Wanting to roam free, Soon...... Looking around her surroundings, Not happy, Not...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F Aug 8, 2013

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    Ever since we moved I feel trapped.

    There aren't beautiful peaceful places near by that I can walk through to make me feel better. It's all busy streets and businesses. There aren't parks near by that I can walk to and sit and chill. I live in the middle of **** town. Like half my town is super beautiful but that...
    elizabethbryar elizabethbryar 13-15, F Feb 25

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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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    Handcuffed!!!

    many incidents of past, have set my mindset... the way i think, the way i look at life... each of us has a different perspective...to look at itbut many a times i feel its all so monotonous, the people, the behavior (including the annoying one) that i feel like leaving it all...
    amateurgenius amateurgenius 22-25, F Sep 22, 2011

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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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    Trapped In My Life And Responsibilities.

    I am trapped in responsibilities and expectation. The pressure Im getting pushes on me from all sides and I know soon Im going to explode. I can't take it much longer. Everyone is needing me to listen to their problems, and I like doing that but it's really hard when all your...
    imperfectionz imperfectionz 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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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, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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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 Feel So...

    Trapped inside myself. Constantly fighting with myself and I think this conflict will only grow with time. I feel like my soul is trapped like a butterfly in a jar, suffocating. I'm trapped and I can't escape, a dungeon full of my own fears and aticipations. Agression and hatred...
    TheLostPoet TheLostPoet 18-21, F Oct 9, 2010

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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...
    awolvesfullmoon awolvesfullmoon 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    My current "boyfriend" doesn't love me,

    he's obsessed with me. I don't like it. Its controlling and scary. He is an emotional manipulator, who always plays victim. If I do something wrong, its a nation case. When he does something wrong, he will find a way to make it my fault. After hes done making me feel like...
    grinface grinface 22-25, F Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Destorying Myself And Causing Pain

    This is a vicious circle i weave.  All, my life i cause myself pain. This unneeded pain i must bare.  I cant say what is wrong with me out loud.  I cant tell anyone my pain.  It is too real for me to bare.  A truth that will not and must  not come to pass.  Yes, i am...
    whykeeper whykeeper 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Trapped...

    Trapped… What does word mean? I'm trapped within my body, unable to get out. I'm trapped with the unmerciful mind of negativity that limits my thoughts down to the ashes on the ground were my supposed body once stood.  Trapped? Trapped... What does the word mean? I'm...
    HeartSelfMade7668 HeartSelfMade7668 18-21, F Dec 14, 2010

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    Thought This Site Would Help?

    For a while it helped now even here is ****, might delete my account soon:/
    LilMissPhysco666 LilMissPhysco666 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    Never will I chase after a female.

    You live you learn. I don't have time for childish games man
    Taeking21 Taeking21 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    In a world full of confusion,

    we all need not something called "help" but information sounds better. I agree. I'm sitting in the airport and the car rental place just denied my access to rent a vehicle. 1 because I am a local renter and need a major credit card to rent instead of a debit card. 2 I don't...
    medschool medschool 26-30, F Jan 4

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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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    Being, Me.

    I was 4 years old, when i knew i wasnt like my family. When my brothers asked for bikes and lego for christmas, i wanted Barbies. I shunned my emotions, and told myself it was just a phase. But as the years went by, my obsession increased, and i often found myself creeping into...
    BarbraAnne231 BarbraAnne231 26-30 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I'm Holding On, When I Should Be Letting Go.

    I'm backed into a corner. But, what corners me is the thing within. This thing that is so powerful, something that nobody understands. This thing is more powerful, than anyone can imagine. It is something which I try to restrain. For if I were to let it out, it will be the end. I...
    achildgavein achildgavein 36-40 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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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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    Excerpt From My Personal Notebook

    I feel ashamed of myself thanks to one friend of mine. For her consideration, I'll call her Dara. After all, she really is a good friend---she just frustrates me. I read a Facebook note of hers left last night that said she recently went skiing for the first time...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    I dug myself into a deep hole,

    I need to stop lying so much.. When Monday comes I'm ******!
    Taeking21 Taeking21 18-21, M Feb 22

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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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    Silently In Chains

    We fight so much, everything just goes into a complete stop. My body shakes, my lips tremble with anger. I want to hit you. I wanna make you feel the pain that you cause to me. Everything you say has a toll on me. You don't think before you say things. You blame me things for the...
    Janasaur4102 Janasaur4102 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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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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    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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    Trying not to write a novel here.

    I have 2 little ones with a husband that I love, and I have a stepdaughter who is turning it all upside down. She lives with us full time and her mom hasn't talked to her in over 2 years. She is 13 and hates me to death, so it's not making life easy. I have tried throughout...
    Countrychicky Countrychicky 26-30 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    HeWasThePuppetMaster HeWasThePuppetMaster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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 2 Responses Apr 9

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    i'm trying to resist the lovely kiss of a blade

    and the warm comfort of a scarlet river.... but in the end its my only escape
    ReneeForever ReneeForever 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    We live in a world where people are very

    selfish. I am a broke college student struggling to find a foot hold in this economy. You can't get a job without experience and you can't always get the experience you need without a job. I feel so trapped in this vicious circle that I have no idea where to turn. If it wasn't...
    oniwolf3 oniwolf3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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'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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    I don't feel trapped I am.

    The south is ruining me. I hate my family I hate my life. They are forcing me to be something I'm not. This isn't just some gay in straight no it's much more ******* worse. I'm forced to stay in the shadows if I want a roof over my head. My dad has pulled a gun, my sister has...
    JakeSuspence JakeSuspence 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Is ep the one place I can complain/let out my

    problems and emotions or should I fake it on here too? Feeling trapped within myself.
    angel510 angel510 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    Feel Trapped

    I have been with my other half for almost 10 years.   I've spent the entire time looking after her and giving everything I have to give.  She suffers from depression and has attempted suicide in the past so my time is spent looking out for warning signs in case she...
    RandomGuy1982 RandomGuy1982 26-30 3 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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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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    i want to push it away.

    i feel like theres this scream stuck inside of me that needs to get out but can't. i breath it in, i try to let it out, i really do, but the emptyness that spirals out of my lungs consists of pure nothingness. i want to scream, i want to liberate this anger thats eating away at...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    'lucky'

    I'm thirteen and I go to a private school. My mom always says how lucky I am that I can go to that school, but I can't tell her how I feel because she would say I'm ungrateful. Whatever people say about private school being more accepting, or less bullying or more friendly is not...
    alixi alixi 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Forced

    "Good" and "Evil" only exists in our heads, because if we had no mind we wouldn't label people, places, or things according to how convenient they are to us.Everything is equally different, and the reason I wish I was an object instead of human is because that would be the only...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Invisible Transformation

    what if the only thing you could do... was stare out your window.  you try to move, but your brain doesn't care to let you.  you try to speak, but you cant move a muscle. its like possession.  but for some reason, its all you ever want to do. everyday, i go...
    soharu soharu 16 3 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    I live in a very small town.

    We have one stoplight and that is a recent addition. I have always felt trapped there is nothing to do and nowhere to go. I don't have the money to drive an hour or two just to go shopping so my one escape is online. If I leave the house everyone in town knows who I am and...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    i feel trapped.all my options are blocked.

    i have no where to go,my broken home is all i got.
    AmberLovesRabbits AmberLovesRabbits 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Have you ever felt like ,

    'I have the potential to do what i want ,but every time i tried, i just can't' ? I feel so trapped by my own mind Every time I try to get out and be myself there's always a voice of insecure thoughts stopping me Sometimes, I run away, I skip class, I pretend I don't care. but...
    imsrc imsrc 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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