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I Need a Break

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,039 People

    But we never get a break

    until we stop running and face ourselves.
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M Aug 11, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2015

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    Just Even a Day

    I just need time to be me. I was thinking as I was driving today I don't even have time to take care of the things that are important to me. I love my kids but being a single married mom is taking a huge toll on me. Besides the fact I work full time and take care of my three kids...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 4 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    I Deserve One

    Why should I work so hard, all the time so I could work a bit more?
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    Driving to London tmrw,

    hoping to get some relaxation, Wish i could hop on a plane We'll see how it goes …
    Crazylass Crazylass 18-21, F Feb 15, 2015

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    I don't ever go out! I am a college student

    earning the rest of my degree 2 semesters left and I have every little thing done :) I am unhappily married. My husband does not like me going out and throws a temper tantrum every time I do go anywhere so o have stopped going. I have an almost 6 year old who is my world, and...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    From Ep That Is

    like i was trying to say in my status but ran out of room. I hope to have a few things settled in a few days. depending on how that goes I'll be back for more fun. If you are one of my friends and have my personal email you can use that to contact me. I really do feel bad about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 18, 2012

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    You ever get so mentally exhausted

    and stressed that you just need a break from everything? Because that's how I'm feeling.
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Just one of those days

    when you see things for how they truly are and everything hits you at once.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 2015

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    Just to let u guys and my friends know i will

    be offline for a while i have reached a point were i can't anymore and have no energy i will come back but right now i will be offline for a while For all who i hurt i'm sorry for all and i hope u guys can forgive me love u all
    goven99 goven99 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2015

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    My Date Night

    Okaayyy.....I was on a date last night and was finally having a good time. :) We went out to eat....walked the town and talked. We stopped for some coffee and dessert. We went to a pub for a couple of hours and talked some more. I believed we learned alot from each other and got...
    mikanippon mikanippon 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    So I'm Going To Cut Myself Off From Everyone For A Little While

    I don't even know what to do right now. All these different feelings I don't know. So I'm just going to avoid everyone. I don't feel like having to deal with lying to them and pretending there's nothing bothering me. I hate when people ask if I'm okay, because I know they just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2011

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    This week and last have been

    so busy, even this past weekend was busy full of stuff I had to get done. Looking forward to the weekend, although I'm scared I have something to do that I totally forgot about. if anybody else is having a rough week, hang in there!!
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2015

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    I know it's a choice,

    but I hate how the working world expects u to be on all of the time. Definitely makes taking a break more vital!
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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    And again i fall on the same fuc+!

    ng stone! I need a break....
    Rustedarmor Rustedarmor 22-25, M Apr 6, 2015

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    I would love to go off all around America

    for about 4 weeks and forget everything exists at home. Maybe someone will grant me my wish!
    NCFCfoote NCFCfoote 18-21, M Feb 14, 2015

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    The last 2 years of my life was extremely

    stressful. I've moved countries, went job hunting, was retrenched a year later, found another job, all while my wife wants to leave me and she told me of some of her affairs. My body feels like one big spasm, all the time. I think it's time to give up, let it all go and just...
    vinceBx vinceBx 31-35, M Jun 25, 2014

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    Kersheskisses Kersheskisses 16-17, F Dec 14, 2015

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    I'm Kind of On One Now

    My head really needs to clear. Sometimes I need space and other times I need someone to engage and really get close to me to understand me. Lately I feel like I have too much on me. I think there are a lot of things coming from different directions so I've...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 Sep 1, 2009

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    The hours that I work in this place are

    so tiring. Not only that but it's mentally exhausting working in care. I never keep my days off because they are always short but I really do need some me time. I'm feeling far too drained.
    bluesgem bluesgem 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    I need a break. I can't do this anymore.

    I've lived my whole life being dictated by how someone else is coping as to how much freedom I can have. Abusive childhood, abusive relationships, now a sole parent to a child with medical and disability issues. I am never allowed to put my needs first. Their needs are put...
    random3hugs random3hugs 26-30, F Apr 24, 2015

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    I can't even handle decisions lately.

    everything seems so confusing...
    blackberries blackberries 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2015

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    I won't lie there are days

    when I feel so alone, I have to keep my mind distracted or else I'd start breaking down. I found some useful tips to stop feeling alone for a moment such as watching movies, cooking, writing, sport, going out/partying, cleaning my room, meet friends, taking care of myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 13

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    I need to take a break from EP

    for a while. WAY too much drama and, quite honestly, I get more than my share of that already. I will still check in occasionally, but right now, I have other stuff going on and can't give EP the attention I used to. Take care, everyone, you have been amazing and I thank you...
    Sheepdog47 Sheepdog47 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2015

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    I'm so emotionally beaten up lately.

    I don't want to hurt his feelings and all that. I don't want him to see me broken, I don't want to take my frustrations out on him. It hurts me to know I hurt him anyways but I think I would hurt him even more if I didn't break it up. I only did what I though was best. i hope he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 12, 2015

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    Big One.

    I wish I could have the biggest break ever.. But I know that I couldn't get one of those.. Just a break from my mind.. A break from life.. A break from everything.. Just to keep everything away so I could just have a break...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    No work an a family to take care of statingcto

    feak out don't know how to change it when work is hard to come by I just need a chance
    Kztrust Kztrust 26-30, M Jan 5

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    justgettinby justgettinby 36-40, M Jan 19

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    deleted122 deleted122 18-21, F Nov 5, 2015

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    oh how the day for me to leave EP of coming

    lmao. nt leaving like that but I need to separate myself a little more. life is opening up for me a little more and I need to move away from EP for a little I WILL NOT forget my friends here. I don't forget people easily. but I do know if I don't hear from me it's not because I...
    MellowButterfly666 MellowButterfly666 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    So Tired From Tennis Practices,

    School and My Family.
    kellyjin1234 kellyjin1234 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    Some days you just need a victory.

    It's easy to be a soldier and take the hits because you don't see an alternative, to fight cause you don't have an alternative, but that's no victory. A victory feels special.
    Itekimasu Itekimasu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2015

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    are u willing to help?

    gofundme.com/j407qs
    JewelDiam JewelDiam 22-25, F Dec 19, 2014

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    I've been working 3 jobs 7 days a week just to

    make ends meet this year. I got a whole day off last week, the first free day I've had in 1-1/2 years, and I realized how tightly I've been wound up. I had just gotten numb, and it's no way to live. I'm dropping 2 of my jobs so I've got enough time to look for a better full time...
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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    Well it's been fun and I know some of you will

    be letting out a big sigh of relief, I've stopped responding to every interesting post. Yes, I know, I went a bit nuts today. Got new meds that are working fabulously, so in a very good mood. I'll pick it back up in a few days, you are now duly warned! So I think I may reverse...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Break Brake Break

    How do we manage when we get bored and distracted? When even fear of deadlines is not enough to motivate you because the odds are too much against you anyway? Not giving up but i think i need to tell myself that if i need a break, i might as Well accept it as a fact and be brave...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    Advice Needed...

     I need a break from "me" from my mind and my life...is that possible, to disappear from yourself for a while?
    Candita Candita 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    My wife is driving me mental.

    We have 2 beautiful children. They are both quite exhausting, one who has severe autism and the other is a very active toddler. I have recently lost my job, and have taken up university and go 3 days per week, my wife works from home 2 days a week (I take the kids and try and...
    miss8710 miss8710 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    taking a 2 day break from EP.

    .... will explain later
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    Sometimes u just want to run away from

    everything... Forget everything
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 22-25, F Feb 17, 2015

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    I think I'm having a burnout (and I'm still in

    my 20's!) and that I need to have a long break from all of this. I'm lacking enthusiasm to my work and a lot of things that I felt empty and down that I felt I'm missing something. I just want to up and go somewhere and just be free without thinking of repurcussions but the...
    Galamede Galamede 22-25, F Nov 5, 2015

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    R I P

    My boss just passed away. No. She was more than my boss. She was my mentor, my second mother, my friend. She taught me everything I know... She was diagnosed with leukemia just before Christmas. The 11th March she suffered a stroke and fell into a coma. She died March 13th at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    I'm going to try to be off EP

    for the next week or so if I can. I just really need to take a break an get some space from things.
    AlliHastings AlliHastings 22-25 Jul 9, 2014

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    I need a break from feeling like **** all the

    time. I just wanna be happy. it's been at least 3 years since I've felt good.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 31-35, F Apr 7, 2015

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