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I Need a Break From My Life

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    I'm About Ready to Quit

    I realize that there have been choices in my life I'm not proud of. They've led me on a path that in no way resembles the one I had dreamed about. But, do I derve this? Currently, I'm tired of the emotional rollercoaster I've been riding for months. I'm almost ready to graduate...
    twiddle2 twiddle2 26-30 3 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    RIP to My Old Life.

    I kind of mourn my old life when I was single, childless and a student.  I know that time marches on but it would be nice to have no worries except law school books and which new pair of shoes to buy.  Seems like a lifetime ago in my new life of mortgages, keeping the...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2007

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    I'm Over It At the Moment

    I've been totally overwhelmed for about 2 years with divorce, health, personal or random garbage showing up pretty much non-stop. I think I get a month top before I get that sinking feeling in my stomach AGAIN. I have no idea how many times I've said okay after I deal with THIS...
    Opalina Opalina 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Relax....Relate.... Release....

    I really could use a retreat a break from the demands of life.  I am mother, wife, student, and employee.  I love everything that I do.  I think my children are my number one prioity, I put a lot of time and energy into them just as every other mother.  I...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2008

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    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response May 4

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    I Dont Feel Like Im A Good Mom

    I'm 26 with three kids, and I just don't feel like a good parent sometimes. I feel like I dont keep my house clean enough, dont participate in school enough, and just suck as a mom. I'm embarrassed for people to come to my house sometimes. The other day my husbands cousin came...
    jennieanne jennieanne 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    I want to holiday in France

    and have the time of my life. So damn tired of being stuck in a phase that doesn't seem to end. I need change!!!
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    I need to turn my internet off

    for a week or so; I just need a break, I need to enjoy more just the computer screen. I suggest you try the same.
    StuckInMyDaydream StuckInMyDaydream 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I Would Lyke It

    I would lyke too get away for a few days. Away from the fighting,lying and what not. But i don't exactly see that happening for me, lyfe is lyfe you just have too get used to all the bullshit.
    krissyluv krissyluv 16-17, F Aug 14, 2009

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    My life is stressing me out.

    I really need vacation
    ClaireBlack08 ClaireBlack08 13-15, F Aug 27

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    Don't judge me by my name on here it's how I

    express myself, you don't know what I've been through. You haven't seen the "Real" world I have. I come from a Neighborhood which you never feel safe in. I don't know if someone is boutta shoot or if I got power in my house. I'm not gonna lie I feel like a pu**yfor posting on...
    YoungRichNiggaYRN YoungRichNiggaYRN 22-25, M May 5

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    I Have To Just Get Away

    I need a break from this life i'm living. i'm so tired of the same routine,mon-fri and sometimes the weekend too. get up eat, clean up,stress about bills,get upset at the immature things that my boyfriend does,and care for my child. For once, could i just have a break? reserve a...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    To Do Nothing Can Mean Everything

    Relaxing is an inward process for me. I can do it most places because if I can get my brain to be still for a moment then I have succeeded. Seriously..sometimes all I need to do is sit and hit the off switch to my brain. I am a major over-analyzer and will think and think and...
    zeetalo zeetalo 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    Enough

    I have experiences many disappointments, but not much happiness. I'm tired of everyday being a struggle through my memories. I wish I had some joy in my life, to hold on to, memories to keep me afloat on my dark days, but I do not. I want to live someone else's life, where they...
    Zabou Zabou 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Why can't I get this break!

    !!! I have only had ONE day, ONLY ONE day in which I felt carefree and I had my space, is this one day too much or something that things have to suck this much directly the next day. This really sucks and I am sick of this.
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Dec 8, 2013

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    JUST a Day Or Two

    I AM WHO I WAS MEANT TO BE AND WHERE I WAS MEANT TO BE AT THIS SPECIFIC TIME IN MY LIFE. I CAN SEE GOD IN EVERYTHING. HE MAKES ALL THINGS WORK FOR ME, ALL THINGS... I AM A SOLDIER AND I FIGHT BRAVELY DAILY. I AM NOT SUPERMAN HOWEVER AND EVEN HE, EVENTUALLY, HAD TO TAKE A BREAK. I...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2009

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    About 5 years ago my mom

    and sister came to live with my husband and I. It was okay at first,but shortly after I wanted to rip my own face off! It is a constant battle of, who is really the mom. My mom constantly tells me what to do in front of the kids and she will even yell at me. This living...
    unloveablemom unloveablemom 31-35 Jul 6

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    I wish I could fly to Russia

    and just stay there for a good long while, I'd lay down in the snow with only my music, food, books, and coat.
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Breaks are absolutely necessary to maintain

    sanity and I really feel that I need a break soon or I'm going to lose it! I am a single mom and full time student. I know this is the life that I chose but life can get super overwhelming these days. Try doing hw with a crying toddler. I'm experiencing every second of these...
    Pnl23 Pnl23 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Am Emotionally Exhausted.

    I'm so tired of the routine of pointlessness that my life has been taking for the past 18 months. It is now coming to being unbearable. I'm 20 years old, and I finished at a foundation course at a theatre school and tried to get in again only to be turfed out over and over and...
    speakerschair speakerschair 18-21 2 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    24 Years Old And I Feel Like Theres Nothing Left When I Accomplished So Much

    So here's my story: I met this girl June 13, 2008 and we started dating. I was home for the summer and August I was supposed to finish college, have the time of my life, live with my buddies. I was a popular respected student at college I played college ball and excelled in the...
    sesohoops3 sesohoops3 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Just How Would I Do That?

    I checked with travel bureaus and no one had a trip outside yourself.  Other trips end up being temporary diversions.  Fun, but when you come home, as we usually all do, life is still the way we left it.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 5 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Is It Selfish?

    It feels selfish to want to walk away from the responsibilities that choke me.  I don't want to run away, I just want to take a break.  Get a change of scenery, recharge myself.  My need for relief is starting to break me.  I just want to worry about me for...
    SimpleSimonette SimpleSimonette 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    But. There aint no

    such thing. So i rely on helping others. Since that brought good pals. Can bite. But the pals who were helped stayed. So it dont bite too hard too often. Thankfully.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 9

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    Need A Break From Life!

    I feel that I have completely lost my identity and am now finding that with absolutely no alone time-my health is starting to deteriate. Sometimes I really feel that I could just walk away and never look back and be fine with that. I have an 18 yr old, a seventeen yr old, a 25...
    itistimeithink itistimeithink 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    I'm tiered of constantly not getting rest !

    I go to school , get on bus, school ends get on bus, go home do homework...... Then get on bus and same routine over and over I don't sleep I do the routine everyday with no sleep in between when I'm done with my homework the bus is outside waiting I haven't slept in now 4days...
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Just Wanna Literally Start Walking And Don't Stop Until Whenever.

    I'm 22 and not even interested in doing this routine of trying to be content with the day to day cycle of living in America. I swear I'm trying but I'm absolutely miserable. It's like I can't achieve my own routine. I don't know who I am. Just wish there was a place I could go...
    Thischickk Thischickk 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    The Wild Card Is Age

    I'll be 57 years old in a few days. Everything has changed with respect to how I fight and struggle in life as the storms and tribulations arise. Challenges and hurdles now seem like the Hoover Dam to the helpless salmon as he bashes his head against it over and over, not...
    jaqmann jaqmann 56-60, M Feb 23, 2012

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    A Break From Life?

    Can we really get away from it all? Can we really take a break from life? Or does life need a break from me? I get that confused sometimes. Just want to smile and be happy.
    BlueEyez BlueEyez 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    MasterTusi MasterTusi 16-17, F May 4

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    Who Doesn't?

    I ask you: who doesn't need a break at times from the hectic, mad rush of life? I'm not saying go jump out a window but we all need time to stop and take in life. To enjoy a simple, blissful moment of infinity without regulations or rules. A moment without having to work, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 29, 2009

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    I'm feeling rather dejected today.

    I'm lacking peers I can connect with. I'm tired of people my age. I try to talk to other people who share experiences with me, but to no avail. It always amounts to the same meaningless drivel in the end. I'd like to find something new and stimulating, preferably someONE new. I...
    IAlreadyDontLikeYou IAlreadyDontLikeYou 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    those days where u just hate everyone

    and u just wanna punch someone in the face
    Differentisgood Differentisgood 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Calgon Take Me Away!

    After the recent break up of my relationship, being forced out of my place to live, and having to rely on the kindness of friends to keep me off the streets... I'm a little bit in need of a break.  I want to run away for a while, and while i have places to go, far away from...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    It's All a Struggle

    i am 20 years old and have 2 kids. I live with my partner of 5 years. Nothing i do ever seems to be right. i don't live my life for myself, i live it for everyone else. I do things to make everyone else happy. But ever since i became a mum, it seems that everyone see's me as...
    astormbroke astormbroke 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Just a week away from the stress

    and trials of life would be fine. I don't need/want a holiday, just the freedom to relax without stress at home. That would be marvellous.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I seriously need a break from everything.

    I need some time to not exist. Closing my eyes does nothing for this wish. I don't want any thoughts, any responsibility. I don't want to feel anything, not even the ground under my feet. Life is currently killing me. Funny how that is. Everyday I feel on the brink of total and...
    NotSoMerryMaryJane NotSoMerryMaryJane 26-30, F Dec 4, 2013

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    I just am numb and sleepwalking through it

    because I have forgotten how to have a life.
    anarchycupcakes anarchycupcakes 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Break.

    I think I need this now. My emotions are burst out. I wanna go travel, meditate and just relax. I wanna have that one person to talk to about everything.
    Lyre11 Lyre11 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    I am 22, my guy is 54, he fell ill and I asked him if I could stop by for a visit. He lives with is mother which he takes care of and she is homophobic and he is closeted. In short...
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    But the harder I try the worse things get.
    Gipsycurse Gipsycurse 26-30, T Oct 11

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    I wish to focus on my academics more this senior year, but my friends do not seem to understand. I am a senior in Highschool and I am trying to get into the top ten ranking. I am...
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