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I Shut Down When I'm Overwhelmed

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    Darn! What are you drinking people? I know it's Monday, are you done dinner? But I'm drinking tea:-)
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    OK always say I'm fine and a lot of the time I know I'm not . there always pain on my heart from husband and kids. But music is my life . I can so relate to this song. Fade Away by...
    sexygirl81 sexygirl81 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    The hollowness, the numbness, the darkness....They swallowed me... I know my friends here do love me but I'm scared. I'm terrified that someday they'll leave me, abandon me like...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am not one hundred percent sure, but then again I am sure that I do have depression... I just feel as if it's gotten worse. Looking back, I think I had depression then. I used...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I do it because I can either cry my tears out when I need to or dance like nobody's watching(because nobody is!)
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Stop making me cry- don't you understand? It's not being able to talk to you that hurts. It's the fact that I can't talk to you that hurts. Every time I can't talk to you it hurts...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    when I'm alone, I like to listen to jazz. my personal favorite has to be paul desmond, many of his songs are beautiful, and even though they are all instrumentals, I baught almost...
    omss omss 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love music . Especially when I'm smoking weed (: personally I like all types of music besides country and ****** stuff they play on the radio . I love classic rock and...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    It started of with, hey stranger! And me thinking don't go for her, she's nothing but danger! Little did I know, what she was about to do! Made me feel like I'm her world and then...
    saeedalu saeedalu 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been saying 'I'm ok' all year when I'm very far from it. The deceit breaks me down sometimes, but thats life i guess?
    DevilsStrumpet DevilsStrumpet 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I could use someone. Sometimes when I'm sad and I'm all alone it makes me depressed. I know everyone could use someone like that.
    Shynerdwriter66 Shynerdwriter66 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I feel like depression got to me, and now I'm just stuck. All I want is a hug I'm starting to think bad things but I push them out of my head. Just a hug... is all I need
    PandaGirl28X PandaGirl28X 13-15 Jun 21

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    I mean this when I say it. Anything for a quiet life!
    PopMuzik PopMuzik 56-60, M Jun 20

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    I'm gonna be honest, this is the hardest it's ever gotten! I thought I got everything I wanted but **** i had nothin! I'm tranna figure out how this actually came to be! I'm as...
    saeedalu saeedalu 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    so this one time I was having a really bad day and decided I'm gonna get drunk by myself.........the next day I woke up in a playground near one of my friends apartment and have no...
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T 1 Response Jun 19

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    A lot of the time I think that I annoy people with my problems, so I don't ever tell them anyone. It's less difficult to say I'm okay, but inside, I know that I would feel relieved...
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I recently moved into a house my mom and sister bought a multi family house and I love in one of the apartments the thing is I live in the basement where I can't be independent I...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Those day days when I feel lonely and useless. All I want is a strong hug and sit with me and have long talks .. Is that much to ask
    EyesOnyou72 EyesOnyou72 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    Even when I'm sober, I get treated like I don't know what I'm doing. I feel like it's her way of keeping me down.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Darn not drunk yet! I need 2 more shot then I'm dead. =^.^=.
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    When I'm around him, I want to stay sober because I want to remember every single moment.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    I like to call up exes when I get real drunk and talk about lord knows what. one day I woke up and I was in a relationship again with one of my exes and "talking" to some other...
    playr435 playr435 22-25, M Jun 14

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    Because when i tell someone about my problem that only makes me sad and could not forget it. I can't hold water my eyes when i said something sadly
    songqian songqian 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Idk if it is stupid, but I just stop caring when I'm drunk. Others' opinions... What're they think... Those things stop being important for me. I'm just myself and I can show the...
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    I was told once that I act and look stoned when I'm tired. My mom told me that while we were all playing a late night of Harry Potter Scene It. I was tired that night due to my...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    To me, the best song ever for when I'm upset or down is Iridescent by Linkin Park. There's no song that can compare.
    sweetdisaster17 sweetdisaster17 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    i always had to build the best and biggest stereo when i was building a car. back in those days car stereos were in the infancy of these mega systems now and digital masters were...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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    You said you need me, so prove it. Words are just words honey. I'm sad. Hallelujah- John cale.
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F Jun 13

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    I thought I was getting better but I'm only feeling worse and worse trying to deny that I'm deeply sad every time I'm having a good time or day.
    m4riiam m4riiam 16-17, F Jun 12

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    I totally fuc*ed with my psychiatrist today. I told her how the meds are destroying my ability to feel and think and be creative (true) and that I think I might have ADD, not...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 11

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    yes I'm a short woman (5ft 4) so I have a face when I'm angry that seems to make people very worried and apologise straight away. Even my husband doesn't take on my mad face look...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I have frightened so many people. I have to wonder if it was the words or my face but some have told me they have never seen something so scary. I have been told that when I am...
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe 26-30, M Jun 11

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    Saying 'I'm okay' has become a daily routing when someone asks how I am. Sometimes I feel like I should actually tell people how I feel but then I remember they couldn't care less...
    AskingAllTimeHorizon AskingAllTimeHorizon 13-15, F Jun 9

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    I can't count the number of times I've said I'm ok or I'm fine, when really I was dying on the inside.
    allyerza allyerza 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 9

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    I usually say "I'm fine" even though I'm crying inside.
    notyourgirl notyourgirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 9

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    I say things that I don't mean. Everything I say that is negative is not true. I just get really mad and say bad things. I never mean it by heart. When I think about it, I feel...
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    i don't know why but whenever I'm sad if I listen to soft pop I instantly become happy
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 7

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    I'm not sick or anything (meh), but thinking about something won't suffice. It happens when something dramatic happens, like if a family member dies or when I have an anxiety...
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    did it again. Every time a Friday rolls around, I get depressed and cry knowing my friend is no longer alive. He died on a Friday back in October last year. so I have found...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    I think I am beginning to shut down yet again. It's summer, the kids are home, I need another job to pay my bills but I can't find anything, I am exhausted every day, even with...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    When I go out to a restaurant with my parents, I know that's lame at 23 yes old, I get so depressed that I cry and have to walk outside to let out my tears. I start to cry cause I...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 22-25, M Jun 5

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