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I Need a Break From My Life

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    As simple as. Too much of anything is not good.
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Apr 9

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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...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2007

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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...
    speakerschair speakerschair 18-21 2 Responses Jul 6, 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...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 5 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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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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    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...
    Thischickk Thischickk 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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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...
    SimpleSimonette SimpleSimonette 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 19, 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...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2008

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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...
    itistimeithink itistimeithink 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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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...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Dec 8, 2013

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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...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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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...
    twiddle2 twiddle2 26-30 3 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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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...
    zeetalo zeetalo 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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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...
    sesohoops3 sesohoops3 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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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...
    BlueEyez BlueEyez 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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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...
    jaqmann jaqmann 56-60, M Feb 23, 2012

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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...
    Zabou Zabou 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 29, 2009

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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...
    sultrynight sultrynight 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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...
    jennieanne jennieanne 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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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...
    Opalina Opalina 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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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...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2009

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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...
    NotSoMerryMaryJane NotSoMerryMaryJane 26-30, F Dec 4, 2013

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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...
    astormbroke astormbroke 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    I sometime need a break from life! Like right now..I am just so tired of running after goals, taking care of people.I just need some time to myself..its like my brain is lagging...
    discoveringmyself20 discoveringmyself20 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I am taking an extended break from EP. Please don't be upset if I don't respond. I am not planning to check in at all. Maybe I will be back sometime. 
    tdguy tdguy 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    My mind is racing with all the things I need to do. There's always something that needs to be done; from school to work, and the worrying about how the bills are going to get paid...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I am still a cutter, i have been for 2years now. Please dont start. I know if i cut and you feel the need to escape, why shouldn't you right? Well it's extremely addicting. It's...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F Mar 26

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    My mind right now is dark. It yells, "you're fat and ugly. Your "friends" you used to hang out with forgot about you. They no longer speak to you cause you're ugly and a baby!" It...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Jerks on EP pretend to be friends then send me a picture of there crotch and a message profanity and I'm completely against *********** but that's just disrespectful on top of that...
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    For the time being, I won't be here much.
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Over 11 months ago I had a beautiful baby girl. Unfortunately, she was breech and when they "yanked her out" I had to be put back in place. I have lost over 50 pregnancy lbs, but...
    mharleman mharleman 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We may love the wrong person,Cry for the wrong person but one things for sure,mistakes help us find the right person.
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Mar 23

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    Somethings you just need to get away from life... From all the hectic lifestyles and bad omens that stands in your path... Sometimes i just need a break from life so that i can...
    Coolrocker Coolrocker 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm kinda taking a 'break' from life now before school starts. I'm just staying home reading novels and listening to music. Anyone who wants to talk, I'm here! :)
    brenda285xD brenda285xD 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Im tired. Im madly in love with my little boy so I dont want to give my life up just yet. I just want an honest break from life. I feel like my mind runs for so long that I cant...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F Mar 29

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    I want a break from life.. A chance to have fun and to remember the reasons that I should be happy again...
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Everyone has their own dating stories, from their best to their worst they're always individual, warm and often quite hilarious. My dating story is unique because, even though I'm...
    adewey adewey 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Honestly, I'm up to my neck In ****. I don't know who I am, I'm torn between two selves and I enjoy being one part and that's the part that my friends know me as- it's not a good...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hey guys... I also wanted to change my life... Especially for the better. I figured out how to do it and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    This is getting ridiculous, no really So in the last 2 f*cking weeks - I turned down a guy who liked me in real life in favor of another guy on the Internet (wtf was I thinking...
    Thelightinthesky Thelightinthesky 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 30

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    here's a Poem my sister wrote during a time in her life where she was undergoing many struggles, she got into an accident, was taken out of university for a time and it changed the...
    brownbrawh brownbrawh 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I swear my life is a roller coaster i will be happy then **** happens i dont want to complain but just need answers from a guy and girls perspective i started hanging out with a...
    slynn999 slynn999 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    My neurologist technically gave up on me...she gave me a referral to the headache clinic at the university of Michigan. I go there on the 19th of June... But....in the mean time I...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Apr 7

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    i still have yet to meet a person..friend or lover... who makes an effort to actually hear/read the things i say/write .. whether it be important or not.. Whenever i try talking...
    destinyisfate destinyisfate 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My fiance and I have been together for a min! He tells me all the time that he loves me/in love with me, and that I'm the ONLY woman he wants & needs in his life, but at times I...
    ChocolateButtafly ChocolateButtafly 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    THIS IS NOT A EXPIRAMENT!!!! I AM 9 YEARS OLD AND I LIVE IN LEAWOOD KANSAS AND I HIT MY HEAD SUPER HARD WHEN I WAS SLEEPWALKING AND I FELL TO THE FLOOR AND BANGED MY HEAD AGAIN! I...
    PleaseHelpMeQuick PleaseHelpMeQuick 31-35, M Mar 24

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    I'm feeling alienated from life and socially isolated presently. If any of my friends wish to chat with me just to chew the fat, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm feeling terribly...
    derkosmonaut derkosmonaut 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27