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I Shut Down When I'm Overwhelmed

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    I completely shut down when I am upset. I spend a good amount of time self pitying and then I shake it off and move on... When I am upset, I do not like to be disturbed. I do...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    not sure why I'm awake right now. I mean, it's 10am and stuff, but it's not like I have a life or anything to do. I found out some news that has me in tears. literally bawling...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F May 5

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    Solitaire for 5 hours straight? There is something wrong here
    Maerie Maerie 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    See..........................
    cdLisas cdLisas 56-60, T a week ago

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    Ugly Kid Joe - I Hate Everything About You And I get sick when I'm around, I can't stand to be around I hate everything about you! Everything about you, everything about you...
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 14

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    When i'm upset, when i'm happy, when i'm tired, when i'm awake. There is a style of music and song for every situation. The world would be a boring place without music
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Not as a sexual thing. I just do it when I'm bored haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    Evanescence- my immortal: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo I use to listen to this band a lot when I was really depressed. Now I just listen to them when I'm angry, or...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I have both put my hands in my pants out of boredom as well as put my hands in my pants to beat off like a rabid monkey especially when I'm having a certain conversation with...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 2 days 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 2 Responses Apr 30

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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 1 Response May 1

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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 May 2

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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 Response May 2

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    And I complain when I'm bored! This is the reason I NEVER sing, but sit on social media complaining all day!
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F May 20

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    I love putting my hand in side my jeans specially when I'm wearing something silky it feels so good to have my hands inside my pants touching my satin underwear and I don't care if...
    satinbitch58 satinbitch58 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I like the bands Hedley, Linkin Park, and Mariana's trench. Hedley is my favourite but Linkin Park is also my favourite, my current favourite song is Numb by Linkin park, and when...
    OnlyHumanSadly OnlyHumanSadly 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    when I hurt I bottle everything up its a great way to get passed the pain . since being in my relationship with my boyfriend ive come to realize that I hide even more. I shut...
    aliciastra aliciastra 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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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 Apr 30

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    Chumbawamba - Tubthumping I get knocked down But I get up again You're never gonna keep me down I get knocked down But I get up again You're never gonna keep me down
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 13

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    So I went to my cousin's birthday party. Me and my family decided to come. When we arrived to my cousin's place, My parents went and talked to other older people. I looked around...
    doge5263 doge5263 18-21, M May 15

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    I'm leaving soon for a much needed trip and I cannot wait to make my playlist. I want songs that I can sing at the top of my lungs while driving down the open road.There is nothing...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    I'm not OK today my friend killed herself last night
    makenzyAuntie makenzyAuntie 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    **** I'm lonely. Miss college friends
    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M May 1

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    mostly because I'm saying what the **** is wrong with this person!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F May 2

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    right now I'm listening to Falling in reverse and throwing my ball up at the ceiling and catching it while eating strawberry wafers
    Naniebananie Naniebananie 13-15, F May 11

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    Adam Levine. I'm going to keep you close today. Be my crutch to get through the day.
    llevame llevame 41-45, F May 12

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    I'm pretty sure I just sold the rights to 73% of my bed space in exchange for a lasagne. Right when everyone is getting riled up about Australia selling off it's assets to...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I'm upset scared and confused
    jorgoth jorgoth 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    AC/DC - T.N.T. Cuz I'm T.N.T. I'm Dynamite T.N.T. And I'll win the fight T.N.T. I'm a power-load T.N.T. Just watch me Explode
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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    Nickelback - Lullaby Well, I know the feeling Of finding yourself stuck out on the ledge And there ain't no healing From cutting yourself with the jagged edge I'm telling you that...
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 12

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    I guess I'm bored right now because my hands are in my pants trying to relieve some tension.
    Macy21 Macy21 36-40, F 40 Responses May 12

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    Buckcherry - Sorry This time I think I'm to blame it's harder to get through the days You get older and blame turns to shame
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 14

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    I'm on my way to my first voice recital, and I'm really nervous. I hate performance anxiety.
    KessieTheBear KessieTheBear 13-15, F May 16

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    This is me every night. I sleep from 6am to about 10am smh I'm over it
    lolabaybee lolabaybee 22-25, F 1 Response May 19

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    I always say I'm sorry to people when it's not needed. There are a few people on here that deserve a sorry from me. You will know who you are and I'm sorry for how I treated you...
    jaks26 jaks26 16-17, F May 20

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    I'm pretty sure that putting the letters OMG in that order was invented with my embarrassing silliness in mind. What on earth was I thinking??
    funcity2015 funcity2015 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Whenever people ask me if I'm okay, I always have this fixed idea in my mind that they're just asking to seem like they care, but in reality they don't give a **** about me, and...
    46Ricechan 46Ricechan 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been through alot and so has my family so when they ask me are "you okay?" I respond with a simple "I'm fine." I thought they needed me to be strong. Now, I want someone to...
    Boo4Kayti Boo4Kayti 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm definitely not okay, I am really good at hiding how bad it is and it's pretty bad. I just wish I could sleep forever then I'd never have to deal with the pain.
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 29

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    Food suddenly stopped being something i needed to fill up my stomach when i decided to start gainin weight. Now theres never a time im actually hungry. I eat all the time now, just...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 1

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    This quite tells the tale i'm living.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaI5JCxOCdw Banks - Waiting Game I'm thinking it over The way you make me feel all sexy but it's causing me...
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 1 Response