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I Shut Down When I'm Overwhelmed

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    When I get overwhelmed I tend to shut down. I also tend to overwhelm others and not know when to slow my pace down to an acceptable level. As Paul Simon said, "the nearer your...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 30

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    For some reason, music calms me down. That's why I've chosen music over cutting. When I'm upset, I lock myself up in my room, close the curtains, stick in my headphones, and...
    morekisses morekisses 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm in philosophical mode almost all the time, but definitely when i'm drunk, anyone for chatting and sharing experiences??? :)
    pibebeto pibebeto 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    it gets worse and worse every time. i have the worst judgement when I'm bored.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I spent all morning preparing on what I'm going to say, put on my finest clothes and shoes made sure my makeup was done and that everything was perfect, for that perfect moment...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Ima just take a nap. That's what I do when I'm bored. I sleep.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I do so many stupid things when I'm angry..
    gracegarang101 gracegarang101 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I'm grateful for everything in my life & for everyone in my life. I just want to say that. But even when I'm around my kids, my mom or whomever, I still feel a bit alone. I'm...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    I think we've all done this before when someone has asked us what's wrong. I tend to hide it better than some other people can, but some people still see straight through me and...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F Dec 9

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    well truthfully, I put my hand in other peoples' pants when I'm bored hah
    LanniLette LanniLette 13-15, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    When I'm bored I polish my nails over and over again. I do one design then remove it put another design and remove it. I also redecorate my cabinet or I call strangers on datelines...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 19

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    This song has been a favorite of mine for a long time. It always comes to mind when I'm feeling especially alone and/or hurt. It was written for Big Kenny's sister who was a...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    99% sure no one will miss me, not even one iota. Honestly, I'm glad. Why? I don't want a bunch of weepy-eyed people fawning over my empty husk telling false stories about how...
    LadyLynwyn LadyLynwyn 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    Ten miles from town and I just broke down Spittin' out smoke on the side of the road I'm out here alone just tryin' to get home To tell you I was wrong but you already know
    soccerislife14 soccerislife14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I'm feeling really down lately... ever since I got to college I've just felt more and more alone. I dont want to eat, have no energy to get work done, and rarely even want to hang...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F Nov 20

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    It looks really bad. For instance: "I I'm a lover of...insert love of whatever here" Doesn't it look moronic? I just have this strange yearning to go through all the headlines and...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm bored ;-) :-* xxxxxx
    Lu24642 Lu24642 18-21, F 23 Responses Dec 8

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    Have you ever been pissed off to silence, to the point where you can't even speak even if you wanted to. I'm so ******* done, I'm just sitting here acting like I'm ok so people don...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm so lost right now, i don't know what to do...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F Nov 24

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    I Am Right Now Forgetting :By David Gray I'm Crying To This Because I'm So Confused About Everything
    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F Nov 28

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    1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink Throw 'em back 'til I lose count. I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier. I'm gonna live...
    sayuriii sayuriii 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    When I say stupid things during an argument it only gives my H more reason to ignore my demands for resolution. Just thinks I'm a nut. It might be more effective to throw **** at...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Literally when I am way tired I act like I am on drugs:) Haha and that Is why you don't hang with me after 1:00 a.m
    Pinkaboo168 Pinkaboo168 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I wouldn't say philosophical, but it's more just random untrue statements.. It's pretty funny actually. I was at a party a few weekends ago, and I remember telling everybody how...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Man, I love teasing those young twenty-something year old whippersnappers, letting them think they have a chance with me. I'm loving being such a bit**.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Going completely mentally naked here: I seem to enjoy flirting with people, making them think I'm sexually available. I seem to do that to older men especially. I don't get why I...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    He has taken everything away from me and still I smile and be happy he makes me want to tear off my own flesh and just be what he wants and still I smile when he ridicules me...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Everybody around me has somebody to talk to or has close knit of friends and mine lives in Another state so I can't tell her what I want to and my parents will only lie to me and...
    WannbeAnorexic WannbeAnorexic 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    But it's not working No matter what I do, what I try, there's one thing that stays true: my guy friend is ignoring me again and makes it completely obvious, like I'm invisible...
    xxhappilyeverafterxx xxhappilyeverafterxx 13-15, F Dec 9

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    Im so stupid. Get to emotional when I drink and wear my heart on a sleeve. It takes alot for someone to speak out and I can't believe u making me feel bad for it. It's supposed to...
    Bubbalicious93 Bubbalicious93 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    got a notification today of a black mark on my credit thanks to ex not making his car payment..I text him and said next time accept my help..he gets bent out of shape and says I'm...
    chioume chioume 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I wonder cause it seems like no one would miss me cause people have told me since i was 7 that i I'm better off dead.
    Thatrandompersonme1 Thatrandompersonme1 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my birthday is in few hours... I'm sooo drunkk .....I haven't felt this was in awhile the only time I feel good
    cattie1283 cattie1283 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Well this morning I thought I'd tape my cut on my foot ️an not think I went the hole day with it ️an surprisingly it's still there but then I realized before supper that I...
    alannis3733 alannis3733 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    "Whaat?? That's too deep for me." "No... Idea what you are talking about." "I don't go there." Heard it plenty. I look up at the night sky, and then I turn to my friend or a...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Today has been a long day. Our church had a thanksgiving out reach meal did the homeless, shut ins, elderly, and low income families. Just to let them know they are loved. Lots of...
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    If you feel so filthySo dirty so f ucke d upIf you feel so walked onSo painful so pissed offYou're not the only oneRefusing to go downYou're not the only oneSo get upgotta love...
    sayuriii sayuriii 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    When ah drink ai like to sing wit may macrophon. Ey sing evenesense. evanecence. wut ebr
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F Nov 21

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    Note to self: check iMs tomorrow when you wake up. You may have agreed to have sex with someone that night. :-/
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    The things guys think women are turned on by when they're pretending to be women online... Smh.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 28

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    Ooh! Cute guy at 3 O'clock... 2 O'clock... 1 O'clock... 12 O' clock ..... What's the o clock when you're lying on your back?
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to disappear and see if anyone notices
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I hate being sick and not knowing what's exactly wrong :(
    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F Nov 19

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    This is how I feel today.
    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    I want to preserve these memories for ever! Me and her surprising him with our long skirts and Arabian dance moves, enticing him, getting him up to gyrate slowly with us and then...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F Nov 21

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