“I feel like I'm stuck in a rut.”

English Lesson: I feel like I'm stuck in a rut.

You feel a little bored and depressed with your life. You're complaining to your therapist about it. You say this.

I feel like I'm stuck in a rut.

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I feel like (clause)

Use "feel ___" with adjectives to describe how you feel:

I feel hungry.

I feel sorry about what happened.

But if you want to describe how you feel with a full sentence, use "feel like ___":

I feel like I'm the only one who cares about doing things the right way.

I feel like you're hiding something from me.

(someone) is stuck in a rut

The word "rut" means a hole that's long and thin, like the hole that a wheel leaves when it rolls through mud.

"Rut" is most often used in the phrase "stuck in a rut". Being "stuck in a rut" means that you keep doing the same boring thing each day. It sounds depressing. Use this expression if you feel like someone's life is boring.

You're stuck in a rut. You need to get out more and try something new.

You can also use "stuck in a rut" to describe your relationship with someone like your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc. In this situation, it means that you don't do interesting things together any more.


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