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I Need a Mental and Emotional Break From the Stress In My Life

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    I wish i could catch a break in my life. really need some quality me time. a sabbatical would be really useful!!!
    Workoutguy720 Workoutguy720 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    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...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 9

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    Times like these is when you understood me the most, I miss those days with you ..I had you as my diary, anything I want to say I'd come to you.. you had me the same way too.. we...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Its only going to be for a week, but it will be a long week that is for sure, when i cannot get to spend some time here with my lil ep family and friends. I will miss you all so...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I'm slowly breaking away from people in my life who do not have my best interest. Freedom from abuse and disappointment. Everything is a learning process and I'm happy to say...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today is the third day we dont talk..for no specific reason..its just like silence is the only way to protect our relationship, i dont know if its my fault but i think we should...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25

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    Hey sorry for my long hiatus. I've just been so hectic with life. Band, school, love, etc. Yeah it's fun. Good to be back
    VerdlaTal VerdlaTal 13-15, T Aug 3

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    Due to some personal stuff in my life that I have to take care of right now I won't be around for a while. I don't know when I will be back but I will one day. To my ep family...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm amazed at how some men can stay in their roles as fathers, husbands, providers, handymen, errand boys, etc. for decades. I've been so busy performing roles that I've finally...
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I really need one today. I need a hug. I need to shout. I wanna die. My last message for him: As what the song goes, i will just put your poison in my veins until im okay. I feel...
    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    ... I don't even know what to do anymore xD Sometimes you just need a place all to yourself no worries and Nooo internet.... No cellphone just open air and alone lost in thoughts...
    PaulinaaaO PaulinaaaO 13-15, F Jul 23

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    This is unrealistic, if not impossible, I know. I have been able to reduce my own negativity, I try to deflect or redirect that of those around me, and I have rid myself of the...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T Aug 13

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    I don't know whats wrong. But i feel stuck in my life. I feel like my life isnt moving forward. Everyday is the same cycle that revolves around work. I hate the place where i live...
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    What does it mean when someone says, "Call me anytime, even at 3 am in the morning." But when you call them during the day, they don't answer and text to briefly say they are busy...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I think it's healthy to have a time out on a regular basis. Some people take a time out by getting lost in a good movie. I get lost in a book. A distraction for a few hours is...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F Aug 3

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    ...and I know I'm not the only one...
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I want to be alone... Im happy to be alone.. Sometimes you feel like you wanna escape and no one will see you!😥
    hellothere00 hellothere00 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Sometimes I really hate taking the high road. Ugh.
    firewoman13 firewoman13 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Become a hermit! The world is full of them. I should know, I asked an expert, and I told myself the same thing. :-)
    Blindog13 Blindog13 51-55, M Aug 9

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    My heart , I feel so lonely so empty I can't feel that I have a heart . :'(
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 23

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    The littlest things can ruin my day.... I have always been a happy person until my dad cones around....its always him that cause the problems. No matter how hard times i try to be...
    izzyalmond izzyalmond 13-15, F Aug 7

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    But. They get replaced rather fast lately. Like for over four decades. Sigh.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I just want to love someone.
    aldrincr aldrincr 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I just want a bf :/.....___ _
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was 24 I had an online relationship that was horrible. He snorted coke and sold it and lived 20 hours away. I went through it for a year and a half. Never meeting him. We...
    WhereIsTheLogic WhereIsTheLogic 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    July 31. Letting Go of What We Want. "For those of us who have survived by controlling and surrendering, letting go may not come easily." —Beyond Codependency In recovery, we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 31

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M Jul 23

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    I've started this little project called "My Life Almanac." What it is is a catalog of every day of the year, and under each day I collect all the information that I can about me...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 13

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    Emotions: The Emotional Body Lesson By Sharmai Amber "The emotional body is one of the lessons that each Soul must master while they are en-route back to God. It is one of several...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm having an emotional break down right now. I'm crying so hard. I just got down with my final exam for chemistry. I'm at home crying because I feel like I failed the class. This...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I love my husband. For seven years we've been together and married for two. I knew when I married him that he was mostly self-serving but it was okay (I thought at the time...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 10

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    My boyfriend never gives me emotional support ! I stress out so much I ending up cryin and crying myself to sleep and he seems to not care ! He didn't say I love u that much to me...
    unhappygirl21 unhappygirl21 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I. Have. *******. Had it. I DON'T want to convene and hang out with your idiotic friends whom you've already stated were not worth keeping, I DON'T want to associate at all with...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I feel that I need some help. In high stress moments I catch myself having suicidal thoughts at times. I used to cut myself during my childhood. I thought about it today but I just...
    Shawneeluv Shawneeluv 22-25, F Jul 22

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    In October of 2012, my ex and I broke up. We dated for four years and we were each other's first love. We usually broke up for about a few days and got back together; it wasn't so...
    trivy trivy 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    She says she misses me. She says she loves me. She says she wants to be with me always. Why she always ignore me for days and always make an excuse about why she didn't talk with...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    i constantly think, i'm so exhausted with school. i can't wait for the weekend in a few days, for term break in a few weeks, for my graduation in 2 more years. i'm scared of the...
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Ive had a turbulent relationship with a boy for about a year. He was always there with when we were together back in sydney. Even when i was suicidal and unstable. He was there...
    jumpingoffthecliff jumpingoffthecliff 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I have been feeling like i need a break from everything and everyone im used to.....I really need some quality alone, me time. I have also been feeling like i just need someone to...
    Workoutguy720 Workoutguy720 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    Today I think about all the years that have gone by... 12 long years. With the love of my life? We now face a long distance confused relationship, trust issues and many obstacles...
    qbanbb85 qbanbb85 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Im writing this in hopes it helps clear my mind. Hopefully someone would be able to help me understand why life and love works the way it does... Years ago i met a man who truly...
    sinistergirl sinistergirl 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ok, I need advice or something. I'm afraid of where this is going. I've been in a relationship with this wonderful woman, we've had a lot of great times and very few bad times. The...
    matt0030 matt0030 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 25

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    Room service is great - The entire grilled lobster and chips from the Cayenne grill becoming a agency favorite!Anyone who goes to Baros should also have a Massage - there are...
    Rebekahumf Rebekahumf 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    At some point I need to put my foot down and put an end to this mess. Just sick of the fighting, the drama, the hurtful words, the hate. I'm sick of it all. I'm so tired of my...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F