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I Shut Down When I'm Overwhelmed

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    Yeah so I used to just pretty much shut down completely when I'm really upset about something. I didn't talk, I didn't socialize I just existed..... And then he came along and he's...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F Apr 16

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    or when I'm trying to fall asleep
    hashbrown20 hashbrown20 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    When I'm sleepy I can't stop doing stupid childish stuff. Lol, and I'm always laughing at everything.
    CaribbeanEmpress CaribbeanEmpress 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I hate saying im Okay when I'm not. I feel like I'm dying inside.. But if people want me to be happy so be it ..
    Happyness7 Happyness7 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    That is tonight... "I feel heavy when I'm sad".... I came home after looking into his cold eyes & my chest feels empty
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Apr 22

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    I'm so optimistic and mellow when I'm on my period. Funny isn't it?
    W1ll0wstream101 W1ll0wstream101 22-25, F a week ago

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    It's not even anything sexual. Lol I do it all the time. Even when I'm at school, sometimes I fall asleep that way.
    touchtorelax touchtorelax 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I eat, even when I'm not hungry .. I eat when I'm lonely, bored, angry.. Just not to scream or hurt the others.. I eat a lot to make the stress and the pain less.. That's weird...
    blackheartedxx blackheartedxx 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Total opposite. I don't eat, when I'm hungry. I know. Doesn't make sense. But it does when you're depressed. So is it wrong to want to feel like this title? I mean, from where I...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I have a quite a few friends who are there for me but honestly I just feel like I'm in my own world where there is no one. I just feel alone every day even though when I'm with a...
    Meganfaye10 Meganfaye10 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes when I'm alone I'll act out entire scenes by myself and make them as realistic as possible. I'll create characters and do random things as the character would. Just what...
    AntiDepressantInTheMaking AntiDepressantInTheMaking 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Since I can't tell him, you guys are gonna have to put up with my sappy mood today, dammit! I miss you! You've made me look at the world differently. You inspire me. You are so...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am overwhelmed with my situation. I am burdened by my daily life. I have people to talk to but they are all burdened with their own problems and I don't want to put the weight of...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    My mind and my body miss you. My heart probably does too but there's no way I'm letting you know that.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    who thinks I'm good looking out of 100
    anthony01 anthony01 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My brother in law got me some liquor so I'm happy now.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    My younger sister thinks I'm weird because when I have a headache I tell everyone to be quiet and raise the volume to the music. Music actually makes my headaches go away.
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    So many men responding here. I'm worried the other sex isn't emancipated enough. But yeah, pants, hands, candles.
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm not OK today my friend killed herself last night
    makenzyAuntie makenzyAuntie 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    **** I'm lonely. Miss college friends
    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    mostly because I'm saying what the **** is wrong with this person!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I saw the UFO, it was as clear as day right over me. I wouldn't lie about something like that, but everyone I told thinks I'm crazy. I never said I thought it was aliens or...
    theindigoboy theindigoboy 18-21, M 18 Responses Apr 5

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    whenever i get angry my body starts to shake uncontrollably. I have no idea why, its as if im freezing on the inside
    blackstarunity blackstarunity 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Awh Shinedown look what you did you kicked the mood a step lower ;^; Now I'm all depressed. "Those songs" from my childhood, why do they mean so much and sound so radiant, its...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 11

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    I'm an only child I think it's self explanatory lol
    MJP88 MJP88 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Sometimes? More like all the time. Alone please I do it at work while walking around the house. Even while I'm writing this story my lips are moving. Yes I'm a great...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 12

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    Well, I'm now at a point where even music has turned its back on me, where do I go from here?
    Guitarman223 Guitarman223 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Bizarre conversation with a Facebook friend from a working group. He's telling me he has sinned because he has had thoughts about someone else, specifically a God-incarnate. I...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm from a small town and could walk everywhere I needed to go. Running is my favorite way to destress, and I feel like accomplished something after finishing a run. I lost that...
    ambernoel ambernoel 18-21, F Apr 13

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    When I say I like it loud, I mean it! If I can hear myself singing, it's not loud enough. I've heard me sing, it needs to be covered up.......... I hate what I call "Dumb...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses Apr 17

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    Roses are red, violets are blue. I always lay in bed, when I have a flu. (I'm not sick) Roses are red, violets are blue. I want to eat bread and share it with you. (I want to...
    sweetiecake98 sweetiecake98 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Him: Hey beautiful! Hope you had a restful night after our evening at the pub! What's going on in your world today? Want to meet for lunch? Me: uh.. Yeah, I'm free till 2. I'm in...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F Apr 19

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    I want someone to talk to me. someone close to me. I'm in Washington. I'm always alone.
    Charleygyrl Charleygyrl 26-30, F Apr 19

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    My issues are very small as compared to everyone else's. Of course I'm gonna say I'm okay. Why would I say I was fine? Not that anyone ever cares or needs to know. My problems are...
    GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I can't deal with this, I'm not strong enough and I'm tired of pretending that I am.
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    So I am really popular at my school and there's a boy and he likes me but I don't like him and people aka (my friends and my crush ) are teasing me about him and when we have to...
    Chloe144 Chloe144 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Under my desk at work sometimes. When I know I will not be bothered. Lol.
    yourbustygirl yourbustygirl 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    i do this all the time. most ppl just move on but some of my relatives know me better and can tell when i am upset.
    kaylee13 kaylee13 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I send so many smiley face to so many people, yet I'm sat here crying :):
    HalfGone0 HalfGone0 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love my job as a trauma nurse, and I love it when it's my turn to be on call for flight responses; however, it's extremely difficult when there's absolutely nothing we can do to...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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