Trapped in a Box

@AmbiePam (46929)
United States
February 22, 2013 3:41pm CST
Anyone else ever feel like they are trapped and they can't escape? I feel like I'm in a box, and I'm kicking the sides, the floor, and banging on the top and I can't find a way out. It's like going through a maze where there are only dead ends. And it's so frustrating. Usually I can see a way, even if it's only slightly a possibility. Now, I just feel trapped. Anyone else know what I mean? Do you know what I'm talking about?
10 responses
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
23 Feb 13
yes I certainly do. I feel like I am in the ocean and I have been there forever and I am trying to get to the shore, I can see but every time I get close enough a big wave comes and moves me back into ocean farther and farther away from the shore.
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@AmbiePam (46929)
• United States
1 Mar 13
How are you feeling? I tried to respond to your post about your liver and it got deleted twice. It was the liver, right? I hope I got that correct.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
2 Mar 13
I feel tired almost all of the time. Yes it is the liver, I have fatty liver and they suspect fibroids or cirrhosis. I am going out for dinner on my birthday was is on the 6th and then I am going out again on the 17th. I am waiting on the doctor's office to tell me when my appointment is.
@cynthiann (18629)
• Jamaica
23 Feb 13
Definitely and it was during the last few years of my husband's life when it was so terrible trying to cope with children, the farm, a sick husband and full time work. Every minute I had to be doing something and there wasn't five minutes for myself to take a few deep breaths. I felt if I cried then I would totally lose control and somehow this would destroy my family. I just had to keep going on trying to see to everything. So hard and I was in denial that he would die. I always thought that I could fix everything - even him- and I couldn't. Dreadful feeling. Been there. Done that. And bought the t shirt.
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@AmbiePam (46929)
• United States
23 Feb 13
@cynthiann (18629)
• Jamaica
23 Feb 13
Forgot to say that our greatest blessing is change as nothing remains the same. These feelings will go away. If they don't then get help. Your friends here are more than willing to offer support should you need it. There are so many of us that you can choose from to pm if you need to do so. You are a beautiful young lady and we love you
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@peavey (15808)
• United States
22 Feb 13
Yes, I have, twice. Once when we were in Singapore. As an expat, there was nothing to do but shop and sight see. I got so bored but couldn't do anything about it. I tried everything. Somehow I hung in there until we could leave. The second time was near the end of my marriage. Boredom again. He would come home and go straight to the TV. The kids wouldn't stick around and I couldn't blame them. There seemed to be nothing I could do, although I tried. Trapped is the best word. You feel like an animal in a cage. You can see the outside world, but your world is painfully small with no escape that you can see. It's a bad place to be, but I can tell you that it doesn't last. Things do change. Sometimes it seems like they're for the worse, but sometimes anything is better than where we are. Just remember that nothing ever stays the same.
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@AmbiePam (46929)
• United States
23 Feb 13
Thanks, peavey. I'm so sorry you had to go through all that.
@peavey (15808)
• United States
23 Feb 13
It taught me a lot and I wouldn't trade that for anything. Hang in there.
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• Indonesia
1 Mar 13
yes I do, I feel the same way too now. I'm feeling trapped now in a box called college. Studying, sleeping, eating, watching films, bathing, then back to studying again. there is no ending of studying, until i get so bored. I really want to experience new things in my life. not only in this box, in the same routine.
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@AmbiePam (46929)
• United States
1 Mar 13
Yikes!
@katsmeow1213 (29023)
• United States
23 Feb 13
Hmm.. nope, have no idea about the box feeling. I feel more like I'm on a super-fast twisty slide that doesn't seem to have a bottom. Like I'm totally spiralling out of control and can't make it stop.
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@AmbiePam (46929)
• United States
23 Feb 13
Reminds me of the dreams I have where I'm in a car and the brakes don't work.
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
22 Feb 13
Maybe we are all trapped in a box at one time or another.....and you have quite a plateful in front of you...dealing with your medical...you mother....trying to help out your dad.....maybe it's time to find out what the problem is...Make a list of the things that make you feel trapped...try to solve one problem at a time. I know many of your issues are seemingly insurmountable......but look again. Do something to lift your spirits...try something new..and work at being a success at it.....like drawing or something creative...you write alot on mylot so how about trying your hand at some writing...write a small peice on dealing with the problems you have faced since your mother became sick....let all your feelings out...write with your heart. I bet if you did that you could even share your story to make things more understandable for others in your position..make them feel like they are not alone. If you need help just ask....I am willing to help as others are too if you just approach us! We all love you, you know!
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@AmbiePam (46929)
• United States
23 Feb 13
Thanks so much, Jill. I appreciate it.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Feb 13
I guess I felt something like that when I was trying to work out my marriage.
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@AmbiePam (46929)
• United States
23 Feb 13
I can't even imagine how difficult that must have been.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
1 Mar 13
hi dearest Ambie I think I know how you feel. What causes your feeling of being in a box, is it your situation with your mom or your health situation or all at once? Please remember I am here for you and only an e mail away if you want to vent about things. I got a slow but all right internet connection back and can answer you regularly again. Hugs to you
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• United States
23 Feb 13
I know exactly what you are talking about. I get depressed to the point where I feel trapped in this mundane life. I'm trapped in this box or closet, figuratively, and there is no way out. I can't get out to see my friends who live about 30 miles away. They are so close yet so far away and I can't change a thing about it. There are times that I don't feel trapped. But I sure have felt trapped. I felt trapped in my marriage to my daughter's father. I did manage to get out of that but I felt trapped for a long time before I got the gumption to get out of that situation.
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• India
7 Mar 13
Hi friend, sad to hear about your situation. as you mentioned you are in a great maze and searching ways to come out from it, never lose your hope and think positively, surely you will find way to come out from your issues. All the best