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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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    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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    I live in house that makes me feel like my

    voice doesn't matter. The worse part is that I can't make any decision in my life, they are all made by mother. It makes me feel awful, and worthless. I don't have a job, so I can't move out and my college doesn't have dorms. I feel stock with no way out.
    chana300 chana300 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    BlackAnime BlackAnime 22-25, M Dec 17, 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 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 1 day ago

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 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 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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    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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    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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    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 stuck in a world

    that I hate. :( I wish I could just disappear for a while, so wouldn't have to deal with life.
    Music2717 Music2717 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    7ero 7ero 13-15, M May 27, 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 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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