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I Worry Too Much

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    Worrying won't stop the bad things from

    happening. It will just prevent you from enjoying the good stuff. Then why do I worry so much? Most of the stuff I worry about was caused by someone else, but because I care for them I worry about them. How do I stop worrying about others.
    hasinalady hasinalady 46-50, F Sep 22

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    I believe I will be going to prom alone.

    I will be taking my prom pic with my arm around an imaginary girl
    Rhykker Rhykker 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Living Past 22...

    When I was young I just knew that I would die when I was 22. But I didn't. I was surprised when I turned 23. 23 was a very bad year. Very bad. I met with a therapist today for the first time in over 20 years. I told her about dying at 22. It came out that my anxious feelings...
    PeaceJourney PeaceJourney 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2012

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    I Worry About Everything! ...

    I worry about EVERYTHING!  I hate this about myself....
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    I had finished grade12 at high school !

    And Iam waiting for the result :( Iam so afraid about it ! I wanna get the score to got admission from the university ! I cannot sleep well and I always dream about the result , that I got bad score ! Sorry , My English not good :(
    Strivingforjannah Strivingforjannah 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Murphy's Law

    "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong" - Murphy's LawI am self diagnosed as having "Murphy's Law Syndrome." I am a worrier.  I have come to realize that I have mild to moderate anxiety.I always thought everyone had thoughts like mine.  Aftraid of a rollercoaster because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    I'm worried my relationship won't be successful.

    . For various reasons. I worry I won't be successful.. I worry about practically everything! THIS SUCKS.
    MissUnderstxxd MissUnderstxxd 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    This is really hard for me to say

    but I'm having a personal problem involving superstitions and need help on how to solve them. I know this sounds ludicrous, but in my mind I feel I can swap with other people, swapping my characteristics with theirs. I like who I am therefore don't want to swap with anyone else...
    Hi1234554321 Hi1234554321 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I Worry About My Future

    I don't know why. But I am worried because I am 25, and don't have a career, that my life is a bust. I am still at Freshman level at my college. Dealing with my father everyday isn't easy. It can be very tiring sometimes. Also, not having a girlfriend, puts a damper on things...
    chicago54 chicago54 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    I need some advice. So,

    today was the first day of my sophomore year, and I was incredibly disappointed when I realized I didn't have lunch with my best friend. It came as a total shock to me. Her other best friend, that I don't like, is in the same lunch as her. Should I see where this goes and not...
    SpecialKind SpecialKind 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I Am a Worry Wart!!!i Stress O...

    I am a worry wart!!!I stress over everything. I wish I could jsut realize that nothing is perfect and to just let everything take its course. But I can't!!I feel that everything needs fixed and I have to be the one to fix it. Knowing what a headache I'll get I go ahead and take...
    Luci Luci 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2007

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    Losing Friends From Worrying About Losing Them

    Every time I have gotten close to people I am terrified of losing them, I am diagnosed with generalised anxiety, and thats the cause of most of it. But I know that the main reason I lose them is because I am so terrified of losing them, so sure they are lying to me, I worry when...
    MysticalFreak MysticalFreak 18-21, M May 30, 2010

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    I have chronic worrying.

    I worry about everything, even the smallest things and I don't know how to control it. I think it's part of my anxiety problem. I can never relax. Does anyone know any techniques or ideas on how to stop this?
    3lle 3lle 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    So I know what you're thinking.

    "If he knows why he worries too much, why doesn't he just not worry." Ok that's probably not what you're thinking, but still I worry too much. I have this sadistic mindset of playing out every bad scenario that could happen when a situation seems like it's going to tip. And...
    Fretboard225 Fretboard225 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I worry and overthink a lot way too much.

    I end up pushing people away because I worry that they will judge me and I'll end up alone.
    Marielights Marielights 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    Diabetes Sucks

    My son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was 5. That was one of the worst days of my life. In the beginning, I had to hold him down to give insulin injections. He would fight me like crazy and it would take at least 20 minutes each time. By the end of the ordeal, we...
    ThoughtFox ThoughtFox 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    I am starting to think i might have anxiety; i

    just feel really nervous for no reason and have all these fears and doubts and "what ifs" and thoughts circling round and round my head like a swarm of angry bees and i feel shaky, sick and like i'm going to cry all at the same time. I often find it just overwhelms me until i'm...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I want someone 2 really be all about me

    and love me for who I AM!!!
    Rhykker Rhykker 16-17, M Sep 2

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    What if an apocalypse came what

    if we all turned in to demons except your what if your the only one on earth and more I worry way to much.......:(..................
    Midnightthetimberwolf Midnightthetimberwolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Nervous about my new job?

    I've had two jobs in retail one on commission and another on just the sales floor (fired from both and never been promoted at any of my jobs). I got a full time job in commission sales and I've always sucked at it. But I needed a new job and this one hired me. Any advice on...
    Flowerpush Flowerpush 22-25, F Jun 26

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    Of what people think of me

    and if I can succeed in life. I continue to doubt myself and so wish could stop doing that.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Its absurd... I fill my head with what

    if this?and what if that? How do I stop worrying like this?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Anxious Worrier

    I always worry too much, that is one fault of mine.  Worrying and becoming anxious stops me having fun and just living life every day for what it is and has also got in the way of past relationships.  I am changing and I believe EP is helping me do this. 
    Whitecloud Whitecloud 36-40, F 7 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Toooooo muchhhhh Theyre coming to take me away.

    Because i am a whistleblower. And they are fleecing members. And breaking rules for favorites. And i am disabled. So they can say i lie. Since disability says i aint normal. But i am truth. And caring. And today those hinder profits. So they must be...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    I am constantly worried about something alllll

    the time. I even worry about people too. It's either ridiculous or a good thing, but I don't know, I think it's a bit too much. I'd rather only worry about people than something totally stupid that I shouldn't even be worried about.
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I had scoliosis correction surgery quite

    recently and I'm feeling down about the pain and how the scar will look when it's healed... Ugh
    livybear16 livybear16 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    my brain always finds something to worry about,

    even the craziest things. I don't believe in most of that paranormal stuff and I worry about it! I worry about my future, about my relationship, about my mom and her job, I worry about what people think about me and I worry about my choices. I can never say my thoughts in...
    galaxyclockwork galaxyclockwork 13-15, F Jul 25

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    I'm not going to lie

    but sometimes I do worry alot and it drives me crazy. I worry how I'm going to do in school I worry about my weight sometimes I worry about my parents I worry about tests and exams or even essays I worry that I really don't have any friends to talk to at school even though I'm...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I've got to remind myself

    that I'm over thinking things
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F Jul 27

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    I'm the type of person

    that worries about things way to much. If I'm worried the thought will stay on my mind for days! I always worry about things that haven't even happened yet. What's wrong with me my head is just filled with worries constantly.
    Jazzylilys Jazzylilys 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I feel weak. Like, I can't help my good friend.

    I can't help her. No matter how much I try I can't get to her. I can't help her. I have an instinct. I have to protect the people I love and it tortures me knowing that I have no control over it. All I can do is be there.
    SpecialKind SpecialKind 16-17, F Aug 23

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    My life is at a crossroad now.

    It's as if, for the past week, it has stopped in the middle of the road, and just held its breath, expecting to see what next. Expecting a sign. A reason to keep going. And I, along with it, have dimmed the fire and started waiting for a sign. What sign am I looking for? I don't...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    The thing is that this person will always be in

    my life until I graduate. She'll always be there. No matter what. And I can't control that. I need to realize this because it's the truth. I'll be okay.
    SpecialKind SpecialKind 16-17, F Aug 16

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    jessicaniculina jessicaniculina 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    when i worry... i worry way to much,

    i think about it for hours and can´t get it out of my head. I know i worry to much, but it´s kinda who i am... careful at some times.
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Must Face The Worry Within Me...

    I worry a whole lot. I get anxious and it drives myself up the wall sometimes. Deep down inside, I fear that I'm just not experienced enough in Life to have a thick skin. That the failures that I take in will only further worsen my skills and abilities. I know that I can be...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Yikes. How do I always end up on the internet

    late at night looking into diseases that I "may possibly" have, but probably don't?? Tonight, I'm reading the OCD and OCDP wikipedia pages. Trying to figure out if I fit into any of the categories. I don't do this very often, but every once in a blue moon I get the nerve to...
    coffeebean11 coffeebean11 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I worry about things

    that havent happened. And have sleepless nights. It isnt necessary most of the time.
    debs73 debs73 41-45, F Sep 4

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    If you knew what I was thinking you wouldn't

    blame me...Do you ever feel so useless at times that you think wow...how can I deal with this or how am I gonna help or am I gonna get my friend out of the situation that she's facing. -sigh- to much problems to much thoughts. To much pain that's near to come.
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Yeah... sometimes I get worried.

    I feel it in my body. Anxiety. Its horrible. Fears that are stuck inside try to come out. When I'm focused they aren't there. But when I have downtime they come out sometimes. I can deal with it. But when you don't know whats going to happen, those fears that I've been hearing...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Mar 17

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    Did I remember to lock the door?

    This freckle is really dark, what if it's skin cancer? My stomach hurts maybe I have appendicitis? They didn't call back they must be mad at me? What if someone breaks into the house? What if a natural disaster strikes? What if my kids grow up to hate me? What if I never find a...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm sitting outside enjoying this beautiful

    night! But as peaceful as tonight is...My peace keeps getting flanked. My post office sits half a block away in my view and all I feel is ******* dread! I fear my mail box! I fear what's inside the mail box...I can't sleep...I can't relax but I can't go down there...oh man this...
    MostArdently MostArdently 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Yes I've been known to worry a lot.

    Also I overthink things through. Need to work on that.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Always Worrying...

    I'm always worrying, I have a huge knotted mess of worries that has taken residence at the back of my brain, never hesitating to spring to the front on one of those "I cant take it anymore" anxiety breakdowns. These occur around once every few months, where I lash out...
    TerbutalineSulphate TerbutalineSulphate 18-21 4 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    So let's say someone invites me over

    and then tells me it's ok that if I stay there for the night. Then, since I am already tense, I start worrying if it's really ok if I stay. And naturally, everyone is pissed and annoyed when I have asked for the 10th time if it is really ok to stay there. Of course it is not...
    CapitalH CapitalH 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Stop worrying. Stop getting angry at things

    that aren't worth the energy you put into staying angry. Take a shower. Take five showers. Hell, take ten showers if you want to. Stay in bed all day and do nothing. Watch ****** romantic movies and cry your heart out. Stay outside all day. Wake up in the morning with the...
    Carissamae Carissamae 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I seriously worry about everything

    and anything. From work to saying the wrong things and dwealing on them for days am I going to get fired how will I pay my bills or the rent, my sales are not doing good I will give bad haircuts cause I cant focus (Im a sytlist) to having to come home and clean and do dishes ect...
    Trysh86 Trysh86 26-30, F Jul 7

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    I worry about everything!

    It sounds stupid but sometimes I obsess about how much I worry. Literally worrying about worrying. I over analyze everything. How something is said, did he or she mean what I think they meant, should I apologize, what is the worst possible outcome? It's a terrible flaw. I...
    Nate890 Nate890 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I used to be huge worry-wart,

    just few months ago when I decided to make a change. Worrying doesn't solve any issue, you don't gain any solution from being worried it takes away your peace and happiness, and makes you sad and anxious. For that I realized its energy consuming feeling that need to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 27

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    So.. i am having this log distance relationship,

    but sometimes i feel really insecure like all this Facebook and texting stuff.Maybe i am just a control freak? ha i don't even know anymore :(
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F Aug 28

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    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Worried About Worrying

    The last few days I have wondering why the skin on the heel of the palms of hands is peeling.  Mentioning this to my spouse resulted in his theory that I wring my hands together too much.  Frighteningly, he is correct.   Now, wring your...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 16 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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