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I Need Help Coping At Times

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    At Times

       I think this applies to everyone, but it is an issue that has been on my mind lately. I go through life thinking everything is fine and than "wham" it turns upside down. Why does it sneak up on us. Shouldn't we be prepared for the upheaval? I guess it would...
    Percheron Percheron 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    Somedays Are Overwhelming.

    Somedays are harder than others.  Somedays it seems there are no answers. Somedays I don't find consulation. Somedays even the animals don't help. Somedays peace is allusive. Somedays life is too complex. Somedays are confusing. SOMEDAYS ARE JUST OVERWHELMING!  ...
    forceofnature forceofnature 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    Always

    Ive been depressed since i was 12 i need help copeing with alot of things in my life
    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T Dec 15, 2010

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    Trying To Cope

    Right now is one of those times when I need some help to cope.   My life feels like it's spiraling out of control.  I'm feeling so confused.  I'm like two people in one body and they are in such conflict with each other.  One part of me wants to heal my past trauma and try...
    loopy210 loopy210 36-40, F Feb 12, 2011

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    I Try Everyday To Stay Strong, It'S A Battle!

    FEEL my WET TEARS, HEAR my DREAMPT FEARS . . . ... I'll never forget the bad times you caused in my LIFE, the long hurtful years you took away from my LIFE-LINE, didn’t care that even in front of you I cried, never thought about your actions twice, but I’ve moved on now...
    hartofpain hartofpain 26-30, F Mar 6, 2013

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    I'm sure that I need better ways of coping

    than intentionally hurting myself on the inside and out rather than cut, burn, bite, scratch, drink, and bruise all of my problems away but at the same time it's been my only coping mechanism ever since I was seven and everybody has their own ways of coping with things and I don...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    How Do You Eat An Elephant?

    Answer: One bite at a time, lol :) While it may seem that everything that's causing you so much pain and sorrow is like a big, giant elephant, why not try tackling it one itsty, bitsy bite at a time? Start, start anywhere it doesn't matter. The idea is to just start. The joy...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 13, 2012

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    I Fear Myself....

    Like I am sat here like I am every Saturday night and am upset as I am positive I have borderline personality disorder as well as many other mental illnesses. The fact that I am sat here on a Saturday night researching all of this whilst every other twenty somethings are out...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Why Not Start By Listening?

    Call it what you will, but there is this part of you – an innate wisdom, if you will – that has tried and tried and tried to get you to stop and fix a part of you that broke a long time ago but you've told yourself that you either don't have enough money, don't have enough...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 13, 2012

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    I Keep Going

    Sometimes I have those moments where I just want to give up. It would be so much easier. The light at the end of the tunnel can seem so far away. On bad days I can lose hope that things will ever get better. What if I just sink lower and get worse? But I know I just have to dust...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2008

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    With My Past

    I am having a VERY difficult time coping with my past. It eats me day by day. I fear that soon there will be no more me left... Not as in my physical body dying... I mean as my mental side, the side that makes me who I am, the good me, is going to soon wither away and disappear...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Tripped

    I was doing so well for a while and then suddenly, my world so ordered and balanced  .  .  . ended up in a series of crashes that led me back down to the darkness. One of my anchors got a case of bronchitis, another one ended up going into the hospital and needing surgery...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 22, 2012

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    I Wish

    I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright, I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more, I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive, I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger, I wish you enough gain to satisfy your...
    soulsearchingforever soulsearchingforever 31-35, F Jan 25, 2013

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    How To Trick Your Mind

    Ever notice how you start crying when watching a sad movie or get scared when watching a scary movie? In some extreme cases, people have ended up passing out, convulsing or throwing up after watching a particularly gruesome film. If you stop and think about it, these reactions...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 14, 2012

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    Lonely & Depressed

    1 am a middle age man,depressed lonely and needing love.15 years seperated & divorced. i dont want this for the rest of my life. Am i the only one?
    Adi01 Adi01 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    Unhappy With Where You Are?

    Where we are in life is exactly where we want to be. Not necessarily because it's what we want but because it's good enough. When good enough isn't good enough anymore THAT'S when we start living :)
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 13, 2012

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    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F Jul 28

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    I Need An Advice

    Hello There. Today is Orthdox x-mas and my hubby got me a...web camera??? that wasn't cheap, i could tell and i never wanted it. yes, i do speak with  a few friends online,  buft non of them  have a camera. We on a budget, sometime even struggling to pay bills...
    methere methere 22-25, F Jan 7, 2010

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    Coping Also Mean's Having Patience?

    I know my daughter is imbibing (drinking) alot. Now i'm hearing from people that know me and her, have come too me and have said, " i seen your daughter and she was so drunk she was knocking stuff over and being obnoxious". I am very scared for my daughter, she's only 25 yrs...
    MissingTeenie MissingTeenie 41-45, F Jan 13, 2010

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    Hey, Hello, Hi.

    Bit of venting, I found this site, looking thru and for depression stuff. Im new and although alot of my stuff is based in depression, the road out of it is coping so Ill talk about coping. All of the afflictions we face and the stuggels and pain, they are occurences in...
    FullTiltWhat FullTiltWhat 22-25, F Jan 11, 2010

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    I have anxiety and I need to stop worrying.

    ....how can I overcome this???? Please, anyone help me with this disease???? D:
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M Jun 24

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    Really Bad Anxiety

    I suffer extreme anxiety and I cant calm my thought processes down. I take medication for depression. I had an abusive childhood. Went from one bad relationship to another. Joined a religious cult..left that 12 years ago but I keep living in the past and I dont know how to move...
    idispair idispair 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Trapped

    Trapped,Have been,At times,Need help,Coping,So hard,Luckily,Always managed,To find it,That's what friends,Are all about.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    I need someone to talk to me

    and make things better because I'm too much of a failure to do it on my own.
    FuckedupNow FuckedupNow 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I Dont Know How

    i dont know how to cope ... i mean i know things you can do but its like i dont actually know how to cope at tthat moment . its like u cant i mean if your angry or sad you get caught in the moment and cut your arm up or cry your eyballs out imean thats what i do or u get caught...
    apml apml 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2012

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    It's not that I don't want to ask, it's that I don't know how. Since I've been in elementary school, I've been told to rely on myself, or maybe I've told myself that. My parents...
    Here2Help383 Here2Help383 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I recently received some sad news which me and my fiance have taken pretty bad (my fiance more). He went out last night which meant to drink and he didn't come back till next...
    Bitchesbehatin95 Bitchesbehatin95 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    keeping this short, last year my parents found out about my depression and anxiety and acted as if they were concerned.... but later used it against me and told me i was selfish...
    swimshallow swimshallow 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    My life has always been tough. As the days go by, I get weaker and weaker. My mother hates me, she even told me straight-up that she wishes I wasn't her child. My dad id in the...
    reckless21 reckless21 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    all I want to do is sleep and be in my room in the dark on my phone in my thoughts. I don't really know what's wrong with me. we'll sort of I do but I need help.
    mparks7 mparks7 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    I need help Finding someone who is after an experience of a life time, next year I'm unsure where to go on holiday and I am unsure whom to go with. I am 17 and live in the North...
    LookingForExperiances LookingForExperiances 16-17, M Nov 18

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    i really need help. if anyone could message me i would appreciate it. i am hurting very badly.
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F Nov 30

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    please please somebody inbox me. i am very low. badly need help. please reply. please i feel like killing myself
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    I need help guys my boyfriend hasn't been on in a long time for almost 20 days and Idk what to do I don't want to let go and ik that's bad to do but I just really love him but it...
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    Sometimes I wonder.. What's the point? Lately I I've been feeling kind of like I don't want to live anymore... It just feels like too much. I feel too stupid. Too lazy. Too...
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I need help with my online math homework.. :T I'm in 9th grade and this is algebra 1.
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was winning. My lovely and I fought it away, its been at bay for two years, minus the inevitable relapse. This isn't relapse. I fought my depression by personifying it into a...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi everyone, as you already know, I'm Ally, 18 years old. I've been struggling this past few weeks a lot with money and I'm kinda having a really bad time regarding my situation. I...
    AllyButterfly AllyButterfly 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    How do i know if he's still married? I met this guy two months a go. He's 10 years older than me. From the first time i met him i can totally feel that there was a mutual...
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    I can only live with two of my friends next semester and everyone else is on a different campus so I'll probably never see them. One of my friends has no roommates and no where to...
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    So I have these two friends,both of them guys,and both of them with the same name.I have a major crush on guy 1 for about a year and guy 2 confessed he likes me a lot.Guy 2 and I...
    AnushaSohraab AnushaSohraab 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have one friend who is very much an outspoken, say-what-you-feel, touchy feely person. We used to be best friends but recently she's been annoying and frustrating the crap out of...
    bandfreak26 bandfreak26 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Our 29 Year Age Difference! We meet on AgeMeet.com , I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing...
    amanda198812 amanda198812 26-30, F Dec 9

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