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    I’m 25, turning 26 in two months.

    As of today, I feel dead inside.

    I’ve been escaping reality through various addictions- binging on food, drinking daily (I can’t go a day without drinking two pints of beer at night), quitting four jobs (always after three months)…

    I’m currently studying for my masters degree and I’m thinking about dropping out again because I have zero motivation to study let alone do anything, even the things I used to enjoy doing before.

    I feel hopeless and worthless..

    I wonder if any of you have gone through something like this? Is this a phase or am I just doomed.

    Any advice at all would help.




    Dear jay:

    Yes, I have gone through something like this. For a long, long time. I too felt  “hopeless and worthless” and “just doomed”. I feel much better now and hope you do too.

    You wrote: “I’ve been escaping reality”. Healing is about facing reality. For this purpose I ask: can you share details about your reality: where do you live, with parents or otherwise?

    Can you share about your past and current relationships with your parents?




    Dear Jay,

    I am currently 25 years old as well and I feel the same way you do. I feel hopeless and worthless. I feel stuck and lost at the same time, making me realize that I am probably depressed. I thought the same as you, “must be a phase” I think it probably is true but also believe it has many factors to have us feeling this way.



    I have felt the same way. I’m currently climbing out of it now. 1 drinking every night takes a tole on you physically and mentally. cut back to only Friday and Saturday nights. Find things to do like word searches or bed early instead of drinking weekday nights. 2nd are you living with other people? If you are they could be possibly toxic people in your life emotionally dragging you down in ways you maybe didnt realize, making you feel exhausted when it comes to your own needs. If the Jobs you quit dont interest you or you cant work your way up for motivational purposes then it is hard to get in the mood. Is what your studying in school what you really want to do in your life? Did you go to college for other people or your own reason that you don’t feel motivated by anymore? It is okay to change paths in life. Find what you really want to do even if it seems to scary. Jump the hurdles.  Basicly it is just a rut I believe people our age and possibly financial positions are going through. Hope something helps.

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