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I Feel Trapped

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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?
    TheCrystalOnix TheCrystalOnix 22-25, F 12 Responses Feb 8

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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, 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 4 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    BlackAnime BlackAnime 22-25, M Dec 17, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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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    Grayf0x Grayf0x 51-55, M Feb 15

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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 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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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