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I Shut Down When I'm Overwhelmed

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    It doesn't feel like running away. Just feels like you're doing something about it, even if it won't actually help the problem. I don't think when I run. My mind goes blank and...
    DulcetTones DulcetTones 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    There's just something so beautiful and amazing about running. The feeling I get when my feet are pounding against the sidewalk/pavement is indescribable. It's like I'm lost in my...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    When I'm being yelled at or someone is screaming at me I shut down. I can't handle it and I start freaking out. I eventually get over it, but I avoid that person for quite some...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I don't shut down physically, not completely anyway. I'm an introvert so I guess it comes as a package deal. When life gets overwhelming I shut down mentally and shut out anyone...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I can openly admit when I'm wrong but mostly it's just to myself. I fell in love with a guy and he broke my heart three times and on the third try somebody unexpected caught me. I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    I always listen to music when I'm upset I just get lost in the music and imagine a dance studio and by the end I'm happy as hell :)
    chelseybycroft901 chelseybycroft901 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Nothing- The script Honestly, it sucks when people don't understand you or are trying to see things from your perspective. I know I'm making the right decision for once but nobody...
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Like my mom just screamed at me because I misunderstood her. I told her I wanted some new school supplies. I still have the same binders & folders from all the 3 years of middle...
    lovethybey lovethybey 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm the WORST at this! I'm a horrible liar and my poker face makes it way to obvious something's up. I guess it's just because I don't believe in hiding or supressing your feelings...
    Jonsey3 Jonsey3 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always have this pissed off look on my face when somethings wrong it shows to the point other people will be like.. Why are you so angry? I'm like I didn't know I was angry
    blessedwoman745 blessedwoman745 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And when I'm hopped up on painkillers. I breathe deeper through my nose, and it gets kinda noisey. I watch my thumbs as I text, as if they are going to do something entirely...
    iamrae22 iamrae22 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm okay. No really I am okay. Not planning my suicide or anything
    abernesskraek abernesskraek 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Introvert... Comes with the territory:) I'm much more comfortable in my head than I am around other people. I have an ongoing commentary running in my mind that plays alongside...
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm the life of a party once I get tired. It's like I'm drunk.
    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    happens to me quite a lot these days nothing really playing on my mind apart from the fact I've been lied to stolen from deceived and well that about some up my day yesterday lol...
    chris7379 chris7379 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I'm alone and bored at home I'm usually horny too, so put my hand in my pants and touch myself. This normally turns into a wanking session after too long.
    jaimeedl jaimeedl 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I act as if I'm invisible , Lol .
    PreciousDiamond2 PreciousDiamond2 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    my mum keeps saying to me that she doesn't see y I keep telling lies because she can always tell... but she's wrong... I go to sleep crying every night... I stop eating for 3...
    chloebirchall chloebirchall 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I talk to the voice in my head when I'm bored. Meh.
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M a week ago

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    It's not particularly based on when I'm upset (although on most occasions it is) but usually music is my secret escape or my get away so to speak. Some songs even remind me of a...
    rachelcookie rachelcookie 16-17, F a week ago

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    HIIIIIIIIII!!!! I'm bored .............bleh
    Haleybruh2002 Haleybruh2002 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    But who knows when I actually am :P In the meantime, I am stumbling through this little thing called life.
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed, with what feels like everyone on my case. We want to go camping, well let's go? Why must I plan everything? Something that has been stuck in...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F Jul 22

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    Meg Myers is getting me through this. (currently 'Poison') It's weird to be happy and upset at the same time. When you have an inner battle raging inside it's like having...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    when I don't know how to say how I am feeling I just cry.
    jayroad jayroad 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    A little curiosity never hurts. Even if I'm not horny I keep my hand inside and play with myself. It's just so soft and fun to touch.
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jul 20

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    I've lost a lot of the "fight" in me since I've gotten older. There are days when I'm just too tired to take a stand. Maybe it's depression, but it just doesn't seem worth it...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    It's upsetting that people don't see you for the whole you and only see you for some of the stories you've written. There is more to me than that!!!
    girl1e girl1e 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    there was a one week program and in there I met some new friends, however one person is always in my memory, if I continue my story I may burst in tears but to be the honest when...
    anezah anezah 16-17, F Jul 19

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    This is an understatement. When I'm properly tired, it's almost like I've gone mad. I'll laugh at things that aren't funny, and my imagination runs wild when I'm in a public area...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Why is it that everytime I drink I think of my EX but when I'm sober I'm like wtf why did i do that
    sioma17 sioma17 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    People think it's alright to be the main attraction! I'm hoping you drift into this wood and learn my main passion! I'm doing big and living life with every action. They say "I lie...
    Unspokenfree Unspokenfree 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Yes, I'm a strong young girl. Please don't hate me cause I'm a strong & independent girl....
    thutran1 thutran1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    All I want is for someone to be mine forever and to hold me when I'm sad and to love me forever. Is that to much to ask for? I guess so because my prince charming still isn't...
    CourtneyForever CourtneyForever 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    When I'm sad I need some one to say I'm ok and say I love u and put there arms around me
    rachaelwilliams9 rachaelwilliams9 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'm not afraid to admit it, if I'm wrong, I'll happily take back what I said.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 17

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    I don't even know where to start. I walk around every day like nothing is wrong but inside I'm falling apart. My marriage is over but I don't have the money to leave him yet. My...
    Jhbea098 Jhbea098 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    When I am with many people, sometimes I look around and I see me completely alone, It's like people are there, but there is no one who understands me.. or someone I can trust...
    Antonellaaa Antonellaaa 16-17, F Jul 15

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    This isn't my experience but I just heard this joke/story last night and thought it's too funny to not share in this topic. A guy walks into a bar to join his friends for more...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F Jul 14

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    I cant do this forever. I tired of feeling that I have to stay strong so that people won't think I'm a push over. I just want to cry sometimes.
    BecomingBrave BecomingBrave 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    A few weeks back I've bought my first car yay. A opel astra h gtc 1.6 Coupe and I'm in love with it. There's nothing better than getting into my car, connecting the aux cable and...
    Jekston Jekston 22-25, F Jul 14

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