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I Am Feeling Numb

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    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

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    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 31-35 7 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    Blank

     I dont feel, I am just simply Blank, Empty. Sometimes i can feel, but right now i dont.
    coliom coliom 22-25, M 2 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Quadriplegic.

    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 22-25, F Sep 5, 2011

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    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

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    Hollow

    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 16-17 Apr 28, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21 Nov 10, 2010

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    ....

    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 22-25 Sep 21, 2010

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    Choices

    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 31-35 3 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Numb

    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

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    Nothing

    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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    i want to scream or shout get angry

    and maybe break something have a melt down and cry i want to feel scared upset i can't i am numb i feel nothing to the point where i am afraid i have became nothing i am in deep sh*t in every aspect of my life and i am not feeling the feelings normal people have in this...
    clownesta clownesta 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    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 16-17, F Mar 27, 2011

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    All week, just numb,

    and tired and dont feel like doing anything. I think my mother kills my mojo with all that gross food and constant crappy reality shows blaring from the tv and being dragged through shops. spend spend spending and whining about people gossip does my head in.. She has been...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F Mar 13

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    Untitled

    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 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    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

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    Your betrayal beating me down,

    down, into the ground.... Oh well
    Gardener1 Gardener1 22-25, M Mar 26

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Mar 2

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Thought about what you told to me this morning Felt the feelings I got when I first found out my bestfriends dad passed away I'm in shock and pain yet my feelings seem to numb...
    nohumanityleft nohumanityleft 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    When I was younger I used to always be with my cousin. He was my protector. Almost like a brother. When I was 6 he started smoking. One pack turned into five. He reeked of smoke...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F Apr 9

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    So I started talking to this guy late June of last year. He was great and I fell for him very fast. I got into a very bad car accident and was lucky to get out of it with no severe...
    Rachellie Rachellie 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel numb and depressed at the same time especially when I can't solve my problems. It's a horrible empty feeling. That feeling paralyzes me and it's frustrating.
    KrystalKelly KrystalKelly 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hide my feelings I don't show affection or stuff towards people even tho I love them it's hard they don't understand I am scared to open up to them ugggggg I can't it's hard n...
    Iamnotperfect Iamnotperfect 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've been thinking about this all night .. Maybe he doesn't like me cause I'm fat . Which I know everyone says "if he thinks that he isn't for you" but blah . It hurts either way...
    lilmisslouhoo lilmisslouhoo 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel like I've spoken about this in a previous story, but then again maybe I haven't. Most of the times I'm a carefree happy person. I try to laugh or make others laugh by making...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Pinch me, I'm dreaming. It's become a nightmare, a living hell. 3 months ago I was the happiest person I felt I could have possibly been. I had friends, I went to a better school...
    hopecatcher hopecatcher 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    As much as I try not to have it happens my ex-crush keeps appearing in my dreams. The latest one is weird because I was shaving his chin...I won't get that close to him again. Even...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F Apr 12

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    I'm in pain. Not mad,aggravated nor frustrated. I just feel numb inside. Tired of feeling the same way over & over again. I just want to be happy! Being like this & feeling like...
    ItsmeK ItsmeK 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I was out getting groceries and I ran into an old friend. He was a few years younger than I so i never let it go any further than a friendship.It had been years since we saw each...
    Butterpecan40 Butterpecan40 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Its 2 am, and I am literally on my laptop- im supposed to be studying for a test but I just cant find it in me to do anything. I'm tired of being alone, not having that person to...
    LuckyNumber3 LuckyNumber3 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Okay everybody I'm going to give you guys my phone number so you won't have to message me for it! :) It's going to be hidden with the words so look VERY carefully. I hope you know...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Sometimes I want to be numb... no feelings... no pain... no expectation
    jessmie jessmie 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have struggled with depression for a long time. A part of me is ready to heal and handle my problems, but part of me is addicted to the numbness that accompanies my depression. I...
    preachersdaughter98 preachersdaughter98 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Throughout the Bible we see that God loves numbers! He’s an architect and engineer; He made the universe! He loves to show off, show His glory, make us marvel! - For over a year...
    jackyb jackyb 70+, M Apr 12

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    Numb. Quiet. The anger has passed and now I am just still in the silence of my thoughts. Sometimes it is hard to let people in because the hurt they inflict hurts more than the...
    swimminginemotions swimminginemotions 31-35, F Apr 13

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    Numbers are scary. I would love to stay my age forever. I can't even imagine what my life will be like after high school. I believe the older one gets the harder life becomes. I'd...
    lostfollower lostfollower 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The little red metal number dispenser. The digital display of numbers on the wall. "26?" HERE!
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My number is two. I was engaged to the first one, and I married the second one. Hopefully that number will go up, though, because I am unfortunately ending my marriage.
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F Apr 1

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    I realize how the concept of 'liking' on Facebook is directly related to a desire to be accepted but there's an opposite of liking without a button- the informal name is 'trolling...
    TomorrowIsNew TomorrowIsNew 41-45 Apr 4

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    I have been seeing this number for about two years now. I see the number 33 on my watch, alarm clock, etc, I even awake in the middle of the night and awaken at exactly 33 on the...
    Voloagnosco Voloagnosco 36-40, M Apr 4

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    my ex is such a douche... really thinking about changing my phone number... whats wrong with some people :|
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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