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I Cannot Handle My Emotions

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    For some reason I feel emotions on a really strong level. It gets so hard to handle. And when I try to deal I either get a headache or I can't breathe. Noone I know understands. And it's starting to feel like I'm just drowning every time I feel an emotion or a combination of...
    jazmineellington jazmineellington 13-15 Jan 19, 2011

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    Holy Moly

    Emotions are becoming too much to handle. I recently found my birth mother online and cannot reach her, I feel like I've hit a wall at 500mph. I don't know if I want to cry, or be happy... this is not a new feeling.
    YouMaySayImJustADreamer YouMaySayImJustADreamer 22-25, F Jan 20, 2010

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    I bottle up my negativity in most cases usually

    because I am unable to let them out without regret, and loss of control.. Think of this for me it is a pressured volcano waiting to top it's cap, and when it does everything is burned away, and nothing seems to come back for days even weeks. The thing is is can be unbearable...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9, 2014

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    Just Take 'em Away

    I really want to take those meds that numb out all of your feelings. I don't want to even be happy. I just want to be able to function with the breakdowns or the crying or the suicidal thoughts. I just want to stop being so sensitive and emotionally unstable.
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    I've Broken A Lot Of Stuff.....

    When I'm upset it's like everything's foggy and it's so loud even if I'm alone. I can't think straight nothing works. So I end up trashing my room or kicking a hole in the wall or breaking a window. I get very violent. But I'm getting help for it now.
    Serabi Serabi 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    Bottle

    I imagine my heart, my mind, as a bottle. All my thoughts and emotions are put in. The worse, the bigger. But I shove them in anyways. I don't know how to handle them, so I hide them away. Then, once in a while, my bottle cracks. It cracks and explodes. I break down,everything...
    MassyThePanda MassyThePanda 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2009

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    I don't even know if this is a symptom of anything, but it's like my body shut off and I can only think my emotions, not feel, just think. If I say I 'like' someone, it means I...
    MockingJade MockingJade 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm totally crazy. I can be drowning in a pool of misery, wishing I could just sleep forever, crying for no ******* reason.... then someone cracks a stupid...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    There is nothing like the exhilaration of being in a new relationship, one where the language of love is spoken fluently. I have been burned so bad in the past that I have learned...
    Cheemoni Cheemoni 46-50, M 19 hrs ago

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    I try my best to hide my emotions every day, it is really really hard because I have really strong emotions but feel like if I talked about them to anyone, I would just be a bother...
    ZachOrZasha ZachOrZasha 26-30, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My emotions confuse me. My mind is a jumbled mess. I can't think. I don't feel sadness anymore, I just feel nothing. Numb. Completely disconnected from the world around me. The...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I keep my emotions bottled up because I fear that after telling everything that person might just leave... coz we all have flaws other can't handle... its better to keep it towards...
    ESR88888 ESR88888 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always keep my emotions bottled up because I feel like I have to be strong, but somtiems I can't be strong anymore. its hard for me because every time I try to talk about my...
    jessical6 jessical6 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes resigning yourself to the fact that your life is difficult, maybe more than others and being okay with this fact and maybe trying to make a difference to someones life...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was never someone who would live with their feelings bottled up. I had to express, or I'd die of suffocation. But then I realised what a mess I am. Noone ever understands. So...
    thecoldheartedqueen thecoldheartedqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes because i have a spiritual illness that affects me in my daily life and i cannot cope in school with it. So i am sick in my home , my home is my hospital. So i gotta keep me in...
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    You know how you learn the true value of something, only when you don't have it anymore. That's how it was with me. I suffer from epilepsy, and after an unfortunate event also...
    Robberto Robberto 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Sometimes it feels like I'm just wandering around...completely lost...hoping for a beacon to give me some sort of direction. There's never any rhyme or reason as to which direction...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Hurt me with the truth. Don't comfort me with lies.
    KaClovesU KaClovesU 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    So many times I find myself on autopilot, making my way through each day blinded by routine. Autopilot is so much worse during the winter months, I just want to hibernate in the...
    HearMyEscape HearMyEscape 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I hate when women play with my emotions and cheat on me for another man and then tell they are leaving me. I just want to feel loved and appreciated by someone who truly cared...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Jan 26

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    People think that I'm happy, that I'm fine. Well, I'm not. I've been messed with so many times. I'm not sure I can trust anyone with my secrets anymore.
    alexquartz alexquartz 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I have some strong feelings about the opposite gender. I know not everyone is bad but after having to deal with so many jackass on a daily basis I've lost interest. I've also never...
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M Jan 26

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    I'm so disillusioned with life, I'm lonely, I'm not able to be myself and I feel like I have emotionally flatlined...
    DontYouForgetAboutMe1 DontYouForgetAboutMe1 18-21, T Jan 26

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    dare you amazing human can run into joy screaming "you can not have me! you cant not have me! I am not my past and I am forgiving myself for not being strong. I am letting sadness...
    unhear unhear 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Truth is Always Better than a Lie
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    What does it mean to exist? I think therefore I am? I'm not asking "To be or not to be", as Shakespeare eloquently wrote it, I'm asking what does it mean to "be"? Everyday seems...
    chaoshead chaoshead 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    im sorry that im not the daughter you wanted or even wished for. im sorry that i am a ****** sister. im sorry that i am over emotional. and that i cry a lot. and that i hide in...
    SW33TdArkness SW33TdArkness 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    and I will never return. :(
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 Jan 24

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    I'm here to get something else off my chest. I have a hard time falling asleep because I keep wondering if I will ever see the girl I love again. I got separated from her after...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 24

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    I start to notice the big gap me and my friend so in the end I choose to be alone in my comfort zone. where no one asks any questions. low self esteem and lack of purpose becames...
    unhear unhear 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I need you. without you I am still me but with together WE are perfection. I love you but I don't think you completely understand how deeply I truly love you. the worst part is I...
    MasterKush25 MasterKush25 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 24

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    So the story goes as follows, to be honest I don't want to get with anyone else, but this one girl whom I still love. We met in an orphanage and we basically became a couple right...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    I believe in god because I've got to believe in something or ill keep falling and falling
    unhear unhear 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Feelings and emotions, that will never last, we should put them behind us, back in to the past, we shouldn't dig them up, because it will cause pain, feelings and emotions...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Jan 24

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    falling into a pit of worthlessness and your emotions are lost. you fine yourself gone and die
    unhear unhear 16-17, F Jan 24

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    depression creeps up on you quietly and you say that isn't just a bad day but it isn't.
    unhear unhear 16-17, F Jan 24

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    I live and walk this earth and put on a play wishing someone would see behind the mask. but they never do so I fall and scream quietly pry for the day it will end. so I sleep...
    unhear unhear 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I wear a social mask day in and day out
    unhear unhear 16-17, F Jan 24