I Am Feeling Numb

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 232 People

    I Shut Myself From Feeling Anything To Keep Myself From Getting A Broken Heart And Of Course It Worked

    All I do now is surround myself with things that make me happy because the first time when my girlfriend rejected me for another I went home that day with overwhelming pain and I went to the kitchen and tried to end my life of course right when I had the knife on my wrist I didnt...
    angelus1988 angelus1988
    22-25, M
    Jul 11, 2011

    I am starting to feel this way.

    .. Just numb towards life, towards people, towards my own thoughts, to pain.. Just numb in general really!!! And is frustrating and it just makes me feel like crying my heart out... But because I'm so low on emotion and close to feeling completely numb... I find it incredibly...
    Catho Catho
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    i am starting to feel numb a lot

    now a days i went through a lot in past my heart got broken got many scars amazing isnt it we can never dream of hurting them they just break our hearts i forgive i guess not finding love is making me numb slowly
    bimvim bimvim
    18-21, M
    Apr 10, 2016


    I am feeling numb. Lately I have been walking through my life the past month like a robot. I used to cry but lately that has stopped. I no longer care to keep my house clean and just hope someone cleans up for me. It happens but theN i feel this guilt...
    lawchic32 lawchic32
    3 Responses May 11, 2009

    I don't really feel any emotion anymore besides

    sadness and anger. Rarely I feel happiness, not fake happiness, true happiness. Failing almost every test I've had this year doesn't help. I EVEN STUDIED!!!! I keep on having suicidal thoughts, fighting them at night. I don't really have a lot of time to eat anymore but who...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars
    16-17, F
    Aug 27, 2014


    I have been feeling depressed and indifferent throughout most of the school year due to my excessive shyness and lost ability to conversate. I considered having some mental disorder (because that must explain it) but thought it was just my restrictions. Well, I acquired...
    SewingNudist SewingNudist
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2009

    Need chocolate to feel better.

    But only have ice cream. Just need to find a big enough spoon.
    whitevan whitevan
    46-50, M
    Sep 10, 2014

    Life, one blink away from destruction,

    one heartbeat away from death. Everything can change within seconds, your whole world can alter so easily without your consent. The world doesn't care, people don't care. you're in it by yourself, but what's the point of even trying by yourself if you know your not good enough...
    BleedingOut BleedingOut
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2014

    The Sad Truth...

    Truth is, no matter how much I love a lot of my friends, no matter how much I tell them that, no matter how many hugs I give or the advice I share. There will always be a distance between them and myself. I will never let them get close enough to me. I will never be as receptive...
    Guinevere5290 Guinevere5290
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2012

    Fifteen Years Of Nothingness

      I've had a tough life, yet everyone thinks I'm the happiest most outgoing person there is. I laugh; I smile; I joke around, but I'm not happy. I've cut myself and resorted to drugs and alcohol. I've spiraled into depression, have OCD, am extremely introverted and paranoid...
    paperandpentoremember paperandpentoremember
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2011

    I miss someone very near

    and dear to my heart. This person is way too amazing to ever forget about. We talk every day and facetime when we can. But that's only half of what I'm feeling right now. Ever feel hungry, you eat a good amount, but then your still hungry. This person is going to get mad at me...
    Devilscar Devilscar
    22-25, M
    Oct 5, 2014

    Darkening Anquish

    Feelings deep, never complete Crooked hearts, fallen thoughts Lonesome girl, wrongful scars Vindicated lips, ripped to the sewn Fearing all that's let on it's own Contradicting misconception Shadows crept within perception Lost between fingertips Weakness then comes to grips Hope...
    blondeone2013 blondeone2013
    22-25, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    Its Not A Feeling

    inside...on more occaions then id like, i do not "feel" a thing. there is nothing there and yes, it should be scary and upsetting but its not, its nothing. its not dark or light, or happy or mad...picture, crawling in yourself through your stomach and what do you see? do you see...
    SunkinLies SunkinLies
    18-21, T
    1 Response Dec 2, 2010
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves
    18-21, F
    Apr 2, 2015


    more often times than not i find my self in this position and i ask myslef will isnt this better than feeling pain...is it really? that question is just unanswerable. i guess i was sick of feeling pain. so now im stuck in nowhere land with no escape and no way out.
    deciphery deciphery
    Sep 21, 2010
    SexyBoss70 SexyBoss70
    41-45, F
    May 1, 2015

    I've been ignoring this big lump in my throat I

    shouldn't be crying Tears were for the weaker days I'm stronger, now what? So why say that something's missing? Whatever it is, it feels like it's laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided mirror Whatever it is, it's just laughing at me And I just wanna scream, "What now...
    QuaintCynicalExistence QuaintCynicalExistence
    Nov 15, 2014

    Should I watch weep-inducing Seeking A Friend

    for the End of the World to get me out of my funk or not risk the haunting bitter-sweetened heartache? It's such a good movie but it really opens the floodgates. Maybe that's what I need. Or should I go for a light, amusing rom-com (Wedding Crashers?) or a loopy laugh-riot? (I...
    MissAnthony MissAnthony
    41-45, F
    Feb 27, 2014

    I was feeling numb earlier this week

    but that changed last night with a good conversation with a friend and I am now hopeful for the weekend.
    Rebuildinglife Rebuildinglife
    41-45, F
    Dec 5, 2015


     I dont feel, I am just simply Blank, Empty. Sometimes i can feel, but right now i dont.
    coliom coliom
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 19, 2009


    I, like many other people in this group, have been feeling hollow, numb, or even emotionless. I feel like I have to put on a mask everyday, fake-smile to one of my friends, tell a joke to get a laugh and see if it has an effect, throw a fake-laugh at one of my friend's comments...
    howlerwolf howlerwolf
    Apr 28, 2011

    I've just kind of hit this numb nirvana,

    this place of complacency... I'm not sure if I like it or not.
    LindseyElaine LindseyElaine
    18-21, F
    Dec 21, 2015
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    There Are No Words...

    Words fail me as I try to descibe the way I am feeling. I feel this mass of empty throught out my entire being. All from a few little words that caused my world to come crashing down. A couple little words to mute all sound. Who knew words could cause such empty pain? Whatever it...
    PerfectRainbows PerfectRainbows
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    We can't feel numb because numbness is

    feelingless. And, well, I feel numb now. Can't laugh, can't cry, can't be sad or happy. I am confused. I wanna break walls but I don't wanna move.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 8, 2015

    Your betrayal beating me down,

    down, into the ground.... Oh well
    Gardener1 Gardener1
    26-30, M
    Mar 26, 2014

    Feelings, Nothing More Than Nothing

    I am feeling numb. It's hard to explain. I feel like every day when I wake up is like a dream. I take things for granted and I know I'm doing it. I don't care. I recently ended my "relationship" with my girlfriend because I felt like my feelings just shut off and I didn...
    kylecrs kylecrs
    7 Responses Jan 17, 2009

    Truly Numb

    I'm only 18 years of age and still I am numb I used to enjoy playing video games and now... well i feel nothing towards them... once i ate nothing for 2 days or so and even afterwards i wasn't hungry i just ate something because i didn't want my mother to get upset but afterwards...
    Error7 Error7
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

    I used to get crippling anxiety

    and depressing thoughts when things went wrong (relationships, friendships, etc) Nowadays, I struggle to feel anything at all. Even when I was faced with a breakup with a person who meant the world to me... I didn't even cry. Didn't hardly get those "pit in the stomach...
    b4ttleborn b4ttleborn
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2015


    Numb,That's me,The way I feel,Looking back,2011,One hell of a year,Earthquakes,Hometown wrecked,Had to move on,Too scared to return,The familiar,All gone,I'm in a new town,Trying to move on,I wonder,Sometimes,How did I survive?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Dec 13, 2011

    So everyone has their bad days,

    we'll the past two have been ****** for me, I don't know the cause or what exactly I am feeling other than confused, lost and numb. (Literally numb) I don't know whether I'm paranoid about the numbness or weather the numbness is from the paranoia, I just wish it would stop. I'm...
    spiritorchid9 spiritorchid9
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014


    the sun it rises and im still awake, it goes down again, i still can't sleep. i take sleeping pills, but i have grown tolerant to their effects. i drink, and this makes me feel good for a little while. and then I crash, the feelings, they drain out of me. i am an empty shell of...
    blondeone2013 blondeone2013
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2013


    I miss waking up in the morning and being excited for no reason. I miss the jitters I got when I knew something good was going to happen. I miss being able to feel. I miss him.
    bluemoon3729 bluemoon3729
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

    Just Lost

    Nothing, no feelings, no pain, no happiness, just blank. I'm sitting here reading others stories, trying to forget my own issues and yet my mind and body are completely empty. I can honestly say that my limbs are so numb that they are heavy and my mind unfocused. Even my attempt...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2007

    Why Am I Feeling Numb?

    I have completely no idea what's going on with me right now. I have a fear of showing my emotions in public. It's something like "Doxophobia". I'm even afraid to cry when I heard the news that someone passed away. I was fine for a while. I let people go against me, when I'm a one...
    teeekilicious17 teeekilicious17
    18-21, F
    Mar 27, 2011


    my mama recently fell down the stairs & changed our world. quadriplegia is now her life. it consumes my entire family as it changes what we used to know to a different outcome. there's still hope that with rehab, she may regain her arm and/or leg function, but worst case scenario...
    gardenbeauty gardenbeauty
    26-30, F
    Sep 5, 2011

    i am 16yrs old and iv been feeling numb

    for around 5-6yrs. in the recent years the hollowness/numbness has got worse, much worse. i dont really know how to explain it. Everyday i have to put on a fake face and act fine but im not, and i think my friends are noticing something is wrong with me. I have become more...
    apett apett
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2014

    I don't have the luxury of have an emotional

    or mental breakdown, I have 3 kids to take care of. So I guess I just suppressed everything I'm feeling. I'm still aware of it, I just don't react. I know this isn't good to bottle it up, but I just don't have a choice. The only people who use to watch our children say that 3...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2015

    I am actually feeling a lot of things

    but at the same time, nothing. I just found out that, there person I have loved for 5 years, 5 f**king years, hasn't felt the same. Didn't in the beginning and who knows if he does now.. 5 years, I have given EVERYTHING to him... my everything. All of these lies.. you lied to...
    KeKeNae KeKeNae
    22-25, F
    Mar 31, 2016

    That awkward moment when your mum asks you

    what's wrong and at this point you are so numb you don't feel anything and the only possible answer you can have is, "i'm okay"
    pabu74 pabu74
    70+, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    Feeling So Crazy.... Dont Know Whats Happening!

    I have been in a relationship with this man for almost 3 years now. we moved along really fast in our relationship, 5 months together and we were engaged, 10 months together and i got pregnant. before i became pregnant we moved in together and everything was fine. since i became...
    jdorsey2007 jdorsey2007
    Nov 10, 2010
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