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I Have No Control Over My Life

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    I'm a Leaf On the Wind... Watch Me Crash and Burn

    Whatever happened to careful planning for the future. All my plans have fallen through and I feel totally dissatisfied with where I am.  I feel as though I'm being blown around like a leaf on the wind, unable to control even the smallest element of my life. so I guess...
    aldricravensfog aldricravensfog 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2007

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    I'm Not The Person In The Picture But No Less Caged

    No not by substences, drugs, alcohol, gambling internet obsession: i don't own a crackberry or an MP3 player i don't  think myspace and facebook are all the rage and aside from it's business applications i think twitter is stupid. Neither do i spend my days, nights and every...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    A Girl Is Taking Over My Life

    there's a girl in my class, i can't say her name but i can give you a hint: s _ _ h i a marie fauck. when she first came to my school, i was nice to her and i did everything to be friends with her but then i noticed she was really mean so i tried to break up but i was scared...
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    No Control

    They say there is an art to life. And I wonder if I have got it all wrong. I wonder if I have ever been happy. I thought I had. I thought I was living good. But it all came crashing down. You think you got control and fortuna shows her hand. Life just rolls along, a flood tide...
    purexperience purexperience 26-30, M Nov 23, 2013

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    My Parents Are Controlling My Futur

    i'm 20 years old turning 21 next march when i was choosing universty i have a big presure from my parents to study somthing i don't want and i hate so much....when i had the chance to study somthing i love ....but they concidred as nothing they didn't mind my opinion so here im...
    Caspy Caspy 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    My Life Sucks, I'M So Unlucky

    my little sister just broke my mom's mirror, but then my sister blamed it on me, and what's worst is that my mom believed her and i got grounded for a month. Then my sister scratched me on the face and i called my mom to say she scratched me on the face. When my mom saw my face...
    sarateham sarateham 13-15 Feb 3, 2013

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    Well I have really controlling parents.

    The upside is due to the fact they obsess over my grades my average is 100.039. The downside is well I really have no control. I do my chores, my homework and well I sit inside the house never speaking unless spoken too. I am not really allowed to hang out with my friends...
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Help

    I can't stand this longer! I have no willpower to live a "normal" life.....that's terrible. I want to reach things and have the will to make something....but I haven't......It's so difficult to live the life that you want to live......So difficult....
    Apobird Apobird 22-25, F 7 Responses May 14, 2007

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    Bound

    I have no control over my future it's set out in front of me. I'll work seven days a week, eleven hours a day for the rest of my life. I can't have a life, i can't be me. I can only be the copy of my mother; nothing more nothing less. I'll have my own store and i'll be bound to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Control Over My Life

    sometimes i feel the control over my life has gone and there is nothing i can do about it. i have problems with my dad and all that ive tried doesnt seem to work and the hurt keeps coming. i feel as though i cannot control anything
    magnogaloflatlet magnogaloflatlet 13-15, F May 31, 2009

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    I Have No Control In My Life

    Forward i do i think of my old relationships(not that i had many...) i wonder what those people are doing now... i think what if i would have done this, why did we break up, i still miss her.... im just so lonely... so depressed...but i cant go back... im 43 im getting old , i...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Sep 27, 2013

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    I Have No Contol And Feel So Unhappy

    I feel so unable to cope with the surroundings and i have no idea what to do, on surface im a positive person and try hard to fit and be liked but inside i am trapped i live with my adopted parents and they do not care that i have had a difficult upbringing they hardly ever let...
    kittym93 kittym93 16-17, F 1 Response May 29, 2011

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    Glass Ceiling To The Max

    I am dissatisfied with my life.  I want so much MORE out of life but can't get it, or don't know how to get it. If I had control over my life,  I'd have SO much more.   I feel like everything I get in my life is always my plan G choice.  Not even plan B...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    I Might As Well Be Mute- The woman

    who raised me planned out EVERYTHING in my and my sister's lives! She chose our schools refusing to send us to local public schools. She chose our clothes. She chose our haircuts. I know that's all stuff good parents do but she took it a step further. She never let us play...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Totally Sucks. I Want Sex But I Don't Want To Compromise With An Insensitive Man.

    I want to do lots and lots of sexual things but the only guys available that are into what I'm into and that are decent looking, are too insensitive, and I know they would become disrespectful after getting what they want or more disrespectful after getting what they want.  ...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Stuck In Limbo...

    I'm an 18 year old girl. I live with my mother and it's hell. I love my mom and she loves me but she over powers me and i have no say in anything. She's not taught me how to drive. I have no job and she's barely doing anything to help. I don't have any type of identification. I...
    metalpisces metalpisces 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Can I Have My Own Sleep & Up Time? Not Like The Conventional Normal

    Again I am here on EP for being so unique, different, Not Normal and Un-Conventional from the Major Cultural Popular Mainstream Conventional Normal World this World seems to want to be. Having Control over my Life is being able to do what I want, without unusual oppositions to...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 1 Response May 12, 2011

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    Ugh

    Honestly, in the great scheme of things, I can't complain. I have a  job, health insurance, a wonderful husband, a roof over my head, food to eat, clothes to wear. I'm healthy for the most part...I think. How many others would give anything for at least one of those things? I've...
    sosososotired sosososotired 31-35 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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    Fate

    It is an absolute fact, I have no control over my life. I'm not down or depressed or unhappy, I just admit the fact. Years ago I came to the conclusion that the will or one's own means to intervene and steer events is only part of the game of life. The other half is beyond our...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Jun 30, 2010

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    I Thought I Was Trying To Get Control. The Outcome Is Not Happening

    I thought I was trying to get 'Control' of my Life. The 'Outcome' is not Happening the way I wanted it to be. I don't see this as that we really do have 'Control' of our Lives. How in the Hell did I start getting a Lower Back Ache this Week End? It's been bugging me for...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Apr 13, 2010

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    I Crave It

    I control my emotions. More often than not I don't react when insults are being slung in my direction. I control my weight. It's easy to make myself fat or better yet make myself skinny. I control my effort. Sometimes it's all there, and sometimes it simply isn't. But everything...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Oct 26, 2013

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    I Got Thinking About How Much Control We Have 33%

    I got Thinking about how much Control {We} Have.  And I am losing it to what else has Control Over our Life's. Our Biological Body and our Nature of the Universe and World around {Us} has 34% Control of our Life's. This 34% Of Nature Control's our Life's, because it has the...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    Stuck Again

    Stuck again,Why, oh why?Does life do this to me?I wanna move on,Can't,Depressed again,Just as I Thought,I was coming right,I'm down again,Can someone help?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 25, 2011

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    This Keeps Happening A Lot And Again July Saturday 23, 2011

    When most Days are Clear and Sunny and I Like Being Up in the Midnight Morning Hours and Morning Hours. I am fighting my situations for what I want control over. If I allowed myself to go what my body wants. It would be according to what is conventional, majority and popular as...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    It's true starving myself is about the only thing I have control over. I love the feeling and power I feel as I force my body to go on and on with nothing inside me. I go days...
    enjoyholdingmypee enjoyholdingmypee 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I don't have a fun life at all. All day long I just stay at home and do stuff that does not interest me. I'd like to travel, meet new people, get drunk and do crazy stuff but being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    I was about 13.. I had this friend who I was hanging out with on a parking garage, he said he would jump if I left him too go home, I had too be home. When I got home he called me...
    TaylorRenee14 TaylorRenee14 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I want to control my fear not let it control me. My anxiety level is spiking through the roof especially with school starting in a few days. Local school Thirty minutes away and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I made a mistake. I let them in again last night. I was talking on the phone with my mom and once I hung up, I realized that I had given her way too many details about my life...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    It's like my mother has two personalities. One moment she is happy and interested in our conversation...the next she is crabby and doesn't want to speak with me anymore. So...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F Aug 8

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    My mother is the controlling parent who tries to control everyone and everything. Yesterday I received an unexpected phone call from my mom. It had been almost 2 years since we...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Aug 14

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    6 years. 6 years I have been on this site granted, I was away for a period of 3 years give or take. What has happened in those years? Well I was diagnosed with ptsd and finally got...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M Aug 18

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    My eyebrows are thick. People notice. Then they notice my blemish free sister with thin eyebrows. Life is hard.
    MarziaGirl MarziaGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm 25 years old and I live in south america, I still live with my parents only because I'm scared of leaving and them having heart attacks or something and blaming it on me, I...
    TheGuiltTripGirl TheGuiltTripGirl 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have lots of fears, I'm scared of airplanes I think that I will die in air plain accident, or survive and live in jungles all my life without seeing people (this one is worse...
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I was doing so well...and then I let them in again. I didn't talk to my parents for a few days....and today my mom called me...I missed first call. I called her back a few hours...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I'm just sick of them. We talk and no one listens to me. Whats the point? No matter what I talk about no one cares. I'm sick of trying, of caring, of giving them the time of day...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    You don't promise you'll do something then never do it, sometimes I feel like my life is just one big string of disappointment.
    ciciyoshi ciciyoshi 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I have some pimples on my forehead no matter what i do they wont leave. People even my "BFF" make fun of me about it.:( can anyone relate?
    MarziaGirl MarziaGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I like having controlling parents because then you will have a lot less of a chance of learning right and wrong. Also it can help me learn better.
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Aug 14

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    I recently came out to my parents and they are Christian. Mom was immediately hounding me to talk to a pastor about being gay and dad told me a horror story of his best friend in...
    jxlecler jxlecler 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am almost 19 years old, I'm a freshman in college, and my parents track my every move on my cell phone. I have never been a trouble making kid, and I am honest with my mom about...
    ollie234 ollie234 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    For years they refused to let me get any kind of portable electronic device. "Because it shuts you out from the world and that's not good for you." That actually did just the...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F Aug 4

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    I have been in an online relationship for 3 years with this guy who lives in New York (I live in Egypt btw) We used to see each other on a virtual game called YoWorld. We were so...
    malakhkhalil malakhkhalil 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Today was my birthday. 11:11 (this is the time, and some say you can make a wish at this time) ! I'm officially one year older. I feel the same, but in a way I feel better than a...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    For me, this is rather embarrassing....im 25 and they still think they can tell me what friends i should hang out with. They chased my closest friends away because they thought...
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Yes to that. This is painful. They yell and yell and yell. My opinion hardly counts. Dad is always right. I'm invalid. Don't and should makes me feeling like a puppet. What my...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 5

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    I guess this would count considering how bad it could have bin, today was a normal day at work done my shift and was gonna go home but I thought I'd say a bit to help out and it...
    lloydac lloydac 18-21, M Aug 23

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    People have said to me I'm only young how can my life be boring...here's the answer my life can be boring by your friends living in the town 10 miles away with mk transport into...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I must be a boring person really or led a sheltered life! I didn't think l was, but I've noticed some folks on here have literally hundreds of experiences, some have thousands and...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 20