(Closed) I Can’t Take It Anymore!!!

posted 9 years ago in College
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

oh please dont give up…. i cant even begin to imagine the level of stress & effort involved but you are so close!!!!

remember, your advisor wants you to achieve and is setting the bar really high for you – but he/she knows you can do it

try to take a break for a day or so – zero thesis work if you can and then regroup and attack again

sending hugs and positive vibes!



Post # 4
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yeah take a vacation, then come back to it!  


I haven’t written mine yet, I’m still a year or so away from that, but I can imagine it will be hard!  If you are having writer’s block I’d just take a break for awhile.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Don’t give up! if you take a break you’ll definitely be able to solve it later. I can’t relate–im a non-thesis student but I was totally stuck on this one stress-strain problem for HOURS. Drove me nuts. I gave up. The next day, i was like, “Holy hell that was easy” so I think your brain is just fried!!! Scrambled eggy brain. You need a thesis holiday. One day once in awhile will not kill you!

Post # 6
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh I know how you’re feeling…well not totally…but my fiance had to write his thesis and that thing took forever!  Just try to focus on the end result…being DONE with it.  I think every student working on a thesis goes through this though…it’s hard, but that’s why not everyone has a Masters 🙂

Post # 7
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh I have been there!

It was last summer and in order to get into my PhD program I had to write and defend within 3 months! The worst 3 months of my life!!!!!

I totally know how you are feeling you get to point where you are happy with it and it gets destroyed with corrections and you get to the point where you just don’t care and REALLY NEVER WANT TO LOOK at it EVER again! But unfortunately I am still looking at mine and it has been a year because we are getting it ready for publication! And I can’t believe I chose to do it all over again and bigger with my PhD – ARG!!!!!! A quote that I live by “Grad students aren’t bad people they just made bad life choices!” LOL

All I can say is plug through soon it will be all over with and you!!!!

My thoughts are with you!!!!!

Post # 8
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am in exactly the same boat.  I have put my thesis off so much and I just hate working on it.  Even though it’s a topic I love, the actual act of sitting down and reading articles or writing drafts is such hell.  I get distracted from it so easily.  I feel your pain!


I wish I had some great advice to give you – but I am just stuck on mine.  My friend did suggest setting up an incentive program.  She and her husband made a deal that each day she works on it she gets X amount credited to a spending money account.  Then at the end of the week she gets to go out and spend whatever is accumulated.  I am going to try that and see how it works for me.

Post # 9
5972 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

You can do it!  I can’t imagine how incredibly daunting that must be.  But you can do it – you’ve come so far! (Not that i know you personally, but obviously you must have in order to be doing a disertation at all.)

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