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I Am Emotionally Unstable

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    I've had people call me bipolar,

    but after taking a psychology class I now know that's not true. I can go through an emotional rollercoaster in a day and I've decided that I'm tired of it. At first I thought it was due to the abuse I've suffered from my ex, but I had to think beyond that. I've had these issues...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F Oct 27

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    Stability Is Just An Illusion

    I am both emotionally, mentally and even physically unstable. I smile while my heart cries. I cry when my heart smiles. I am bipolar and have PMDD, so my moods are unpredictable. And I have one leg longer than the other, amoung other deformities, so all it takes it a breeze to...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2008

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    How I Got Here.

    The past days I was extremely happy, content and in love... i still am, but something happened last night that keeps on coming back to me since i woke up this morning. I tried to ignore and fight it but it keeps getting stronger, it really is bothering me. And again, I feel...
    ithinkiam ithinkiam 22-25 3 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    Caffeine - My Emotion Surpresser

    I'm 21 now, and through my life, certain things have happened that have, in a sense, over-sensatized my emotions. So now, almost anything remotely sad  can cause a reaction that results in a breakdown. Too much irritation can cause a horrible outburst of rage. Luckily, I'm able...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    I am serious, I will feel one thing

    and just be over thrown with this feeling in my body. I just can't help it :| sometimes I just feel so vulnerable and yet I realize it.
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I Cry Far to Much. ...

    I cry far to much. I even cry when I laugh to much. hahaha sob sob.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2008

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    FadedDreams222 FadedDreams222 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 3

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    My Affair With Jose Cuervo(sigh)

    Today is my boyfriend's birthday. He would have been 31 years old. Last night I decided to drink myself silly. Who better to wash the pain away with than my ol buddy Jose. Like the careless idiot I am, I decided to drive after a couple of rounds. I ended up vomiting all over my...
    Lauren0526 Lauren0526 26-30, F 1 Response May 26, 2012

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    Sometimes the most trivial things tick me off

    and I feel the sensation of crying. Sometimes I'll cry for no reason.
    Mauryvan Mauryvan 13-15, F Apr 17

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    Yes I am very unstable.

    I am male 43 I am quite a nervous person my legs shake my hands shake my memory is quite bad I have head tension and I have seizures About 4 a month petit mal , I don't feel them coming on either I just stare and go blank my head is a mess if I'm standing up I will fall over...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Apr 30

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    Tonight has just been one of the worst nights

    I've ever had to deal with. I'm honesty thinking of downing all my sleeping pills just to get it over with. But I can't do that to my sister again. When they see my arms, they'll ******* freak. But I've been trying. God dammit I've been trying my hardest. The people who...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Their fault. Or Gods.

    Me asks God why. Me begs Him to fix it or claim me. Hes very busy so. EP Link
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jun 8

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    Words Hurt.

    Today is April 9, 2012. Today my brother called me a ***** and a ****....I didn't think words could hurt me. Simple words can make me hurt? How is this possible? I fight everyday to avoid cutting again...and all he wants to do is try and hurt me. He always tells me that he's here...
    weepingblood21 weepingblood21 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Exaughsting

    its been a while since i really let loose my emotion like i did today. i supose its because i have been spending so much time with my beautiful girl friend who is good for me =) it wasn't much to push me over either. i missed a dentist's appt today. and my mum was not happy xD...
    MiskaMaskedOne MiskaMaskedOne 18-21 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    I get really mad even

    for tiny criticism and sad thinking of a memory long ago. I feel like hurting somebody very bad who has hurt me and very isolated when alone for a very long time. I feel like I am insane, and that's why I choose to be in solitude. Even that does not help, I don't know what to do...
    RainbowDash20 RainbowDash20 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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    Tonight I realized that I'm not emotionally

    stable. I thought I passed this, but I didn't. My depression struck with a passion, and then one of my friendships changed and I'm spiraling into the darkness even faster than before. Now I'm ashamed to say that I nearly cracked my head open. I have bad bones, but in my...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Borderline? You're Crazy!

    I have BPD, I was diagosed with it when I was eighteen, that was five years ago now. At the time of diagnoses I was not told much about it and it is only now that I am starting to understand it, through my own research. I was misdiagnosed for many years and I was put on several...
    lughnasa lughnasa 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Life is throwing everything at me today,

    I feel like death right now, idk what to feel or say to anybody. I don't even know if this is reality anymore, I'm losing my mind.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    A Mist

    At my best Im energetic and funny but thats been going away for some time now. Within the last 5 or 6 months I feel like Im walking around in a fogged reality. I either sleep for ridiculous amounts of time or I dont sleep at all for days. I went for help but was passed around...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    Lying To Your Counselor About Being Emotionally Unstable/Self Harm

    My counselor asked me twice if I have ever cut myself, been depressed and or thought or suicide. Both times I looked her in the eye and said no. Why? Bec I am afraid of what people will do when they hear I am " losing it "or "out of my mind" bec of all the stereotypes we have...
    MJD43 MJD43 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Coping Skills

    We begin to learn even when in the womb by sound and touch. Then we open our eyes that very special first day and take a breath. Now image becomes my greatest teacher. I come from a disfunctional household. Hence what I've heard and seen have given me the idea of who I am. Today...
    setinstoneBB setinstoneBB 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    Willing Victim Part 2

    But the next day was the same. No ride after another 5 or 6 hours. Finally I snapped and started hitch-hiking in the opposite direction with absolutely no idea as to where I was going. Now I figured this is insanity taking me over again and driving me over the edge into the...
    suzzzy suzzzy 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    My mind is a jenga game.

    and its supposed to be sturdy and stable. but then people keep pulling out the pieces and now its falling falling falling.... and thats it. now it fell. it feels awful when it starts getting unstable unstable unstable and then down down down it falls and the pieces go everywhere...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    But can you tell??? The pic

    that tells. Lol.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Aug 25

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    Willing Victim Part 3

    So the next morning I got a ride but the driver wasn’t going as far as I wanted to go so he left me off at a turn in the road. I started thumbing again but noticed I was standing in front of another apple orchard so I left the road and went over to find the owner. As it so...
    suzzzy suzzzy 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Idk sometimes I was so happy then suddenly

    change to really depressed ?? dunno.. Bi polar maybe?
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    What More Can I Ask For?

    "I am emotionally unstable".  These 4 words describe me to a T.  My moods make me feel like I have been going through menopause for the past 25 years.  When I'm happy, I'm way up there!  When I'm depressed (which is more often), I'm down so low I...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    Things I Need To Repeat.

    Don't cut. Don't relapse. It's okay. Everything will be fine. She'll stay. Your mom will care one day. They'll stop talking bad about you. They'll stop lying to you. Your friends will be there. Don't give up again. Breathe. Youre okay.
    sagesbones sagesbones 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Lately I've been putting my bubbly face on.

    . Pretending to laugh it all off.. Be all sweet about everything.. No more though.. I am losing it and I just don't know how to control my emotions anymore. This feeling sucks. It's embarrassing. I just wish someone can shoot me already. Idk if this is a cry for help or attention...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F Mar 24

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    I feel that I need some help.

    In high stress moments I catch myself having suicidal thoughts at times. I used to cut myself during my childhood. I thought about it today but I just got drunk just to cope
    Shawneeluv Shawneeluv 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Willing Victim

     I left my biological dad’ in Massachusetts and with a backpack full of all my belongings I started walking down the road.  I really didn’t feel I could go back to the farm in Pennsylvania with everyone thinking I was crazy.  My step dad knew where I was coming from but...
    suzzzy suzzzy 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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    boys make me mentally

    and emotionally unstable
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    today has been ****. at school there's

    clubs and me and my friends signed up for one club and we had to bring a signed paper and $20, so I went up to a classroom with three friends to turn in the paper. the teacher collecting it made everyone there go in a line. now my two friends are in the front and i'm moved to...
    httpoison httpoison 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Depression - a Cold But Reliable Friend

    I used to be so comfortable living my life. Then I got into a lot of trouble in 2001 and my life has been a nightmare ever since. I try so hard to stay positive and feel good about life, but the only stable emotion is depression. It's so easy to maintain, I don't have to worry...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 3 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    Its Coming Down To Nothing..

    I just don't know what to do anymore. First of all I have lost my first love .he developed cancer and died only at 15. And seems like I can't do anything. To forget him. No matter how hard I try everything reminds me of him and I just end up going to my room and sobbing for hours...
    HelplessAndLost HelplessAndLost 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2011

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    Right Now? I Do

    I was okay a few hours ago, not great, but okay. Now I'm just a mess. I can't stop ******* crying. I have all these thoughts swimming around in my head and I don't know what to do with myself anymore. My therapist told me today "it gets worse before it gets better" had I know...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    im popular at school

    and really friendly but sometimes qhen i got to my abusive dads house i just want to bash my head in.
    nobumbump nobumbump 13-15, M Oct 12

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    Nut Case

    well. I've never been diagnosed or anything like that but i know without i doubt i have panic attacks, anger problems, and horrible anxiety problems. i cry a lot and even i don't know why sometimes. i feel like a horrible person all the time and anything i do seems to always...
    simplyXcinderella simplyXcinderella 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    I always cry, I try to laugh it off

    but anything that I do wrong or the smallest thing happens the waterworks come on, I can't stop it. I just curl up in a ball and stay alone.
    indigo21 indigo21 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Trying to stay strong

    and stable, but stress just builds up.
    indigo21 indigo21 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Together With Everything Else

    and one man named erik erikson said that unless you are emotionally stable, you will not be able to build a healthy and intimate relationship with another person. maybe that is why i am so hopeless when it comes to intimacy and all that. hopeless to the extent of wanting to give...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    Exaughsting

    its been a while since i really let loose my emotion like i did today. i supose its because i have been spending so much time with my beautiful girl friend who is good for me =) it wasn't much to push me over either. i missed a dentist's appt today. and my mum was not happy xD...
    MiskaMaskedOne MiskaMaskedOne 18-21 Nov 27, 2013

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    I Am A Emotional Volcano

    ** Sorry for any grammatical errors Today, August 1 2012, my mother struck a nerve. She told me that I "handled myself so poorly". The way I see it, it seems like she called me pathetic and actually, I am pretty pathetic. I tend to channel my emotions inside me, bottling it up...
    OverwhelmingFates OverwhelmingFates 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    I Just Have To Write This Down

    A contractor came to repair my the roof of my house just a moment ago. While he was stepping into my house, he did not take off his shoes. You see, in Malaysia, one doesn't wear shoes into the house. The most is, we switched to clean slippers. Obviously I provided a pair of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    Willing Victim Part 4

    Nevertheless, I settled into my new environment of picking apples in the day and living with the Jamaicans at night. Then one rainy day when we weren’t picking fruit, I went hitching into town and saw a motorcycle for sale on somebody’s lawn. Now I never drove a motorcycle...
    suzzzy suzzzy 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    I never actually been diagnosed

    but i always feel that i am emotionally unstable. I cry about the littlest stupidest things. No one understands why i cry, and sometimes i dont understand it either. I always feel sad and empty. Its confusing. I generally try to be happy. Im easy to please and very low...
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    mistypop182 mistypop182 26-30, F Aug 25

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    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M Feb 27

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    Exaughsting

    its been a while since i really let loose my emotion like i did today. i supose its because i have been spending so much time with my beautiful girl friend who is good for me =) it wasn't much to push me over either. i missed a dentist's appt today. and my mum was not happy xD...
    MiskaMaskedOne MiskaMaskedOne 18-21 Nov 27, 2013

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    Hi I'm a regular outgoing guy.

    However I'm always either happy as a pig in muck or so low I can't be bothered being awake. I've always cried at sad movies and have bouts of unbelievable elation and silliness. I've always thought I was just highly strung bit after reading some stuff on here I'm starting to...
    pmax2000 pmax2000 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 13

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