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I Can't Shut Off My Feelings

They're constantly there, with no end in sight. How do you shut them down??? 976 People

    my mom says to speak my mind

    whenever I feel sad. then when I do, she gets mad at me.
    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Anger , anger , anger.

    . Too much anger in me..
    Fangirl7 Fangirl7 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    Timona Timona 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    Why Would I Want to Shut Them Down?

    I am who I am...and "it's my life, to ruin my own way".... It hurts to be me, but I can't be anyone else. Every once and awhile, a sweet man has touched me sexually and I stupidly think they had fallen in love with me. Ha! I am lonely, but it's just the way I am....I...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    so i wish i could just shut all the rest of me

    off. im so exhausted... what happened? everything feels so jagged and sharp. im in the fog again calling names out but all i hear is faint echoes of laughter. the feeling of a party where you were not invited. a bar full of strangers. a landscape familiar yet subtly...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jun 16

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    *sigh*

    I wish I had an "on-off" switch, that way I can turn my feelings on, or off, but I don't have that, I wish I did, because sometimes my feelings are just too much. For the past hour or so, I have been laying in bed, crying. Its just, I can't do it, I'm doing this through my phone...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    I wish it was that easy.

    If it were, I wouldn't feel so much resentment. I will admit that it isn't half as bad as it once was, but a year and a half later, it's still there when it shouldn't be at all. I've never been the kind of person who could get over things quickly without getting their feelings...
    MyLifeAsBeth MyLifeAsBeth 22-25, F 1 Response May 9, 2014

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    I wish I mattered to someone.

    everyone would be happy when I die.
    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Where Is My On Off Switch

    I want my on-off-swtich. Because there are SO many times, I would turn off my emotions.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    Safe From The Storm?

    I thought I could shut off my feelings, block out the storm by putting up shutters with little suns on them, smiley suns with goofy sunglasses and a bright outlook.  It worked, for a while.  It was almost as if it was nice out, as if there never was a storm.  But I think I got...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I just simply can't. I can hold them in

    as long as I can but then they end up over flowing all over the wrong person and just I wish I had better control. I hate that I can hold it in for so long then just a small thing breaks me down and I'm saying things I don't mean. It makes me feel so darn aful
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    Though I Am Known For Wanting To . . .

    I can't shut off my feelings, I may be able to decide whether to act on them at that particular moment but I cannot shut them off. The volatility and intensity of my emotions could probably power the earth if not the sun. Yes, it gets that hot inside. I don't try to get worked up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    There are those who never show their

    feelings On the other hand There are idiots like me
    Chucklesh Chucklesh 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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    I´ll love you not only

    for what you are but for what I be when I be with you ...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jul 26, 2014

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    Auuuuugh

    I'm tired of needing and wanting what should come naturally.  I'm tired of explaining what it is I want.  I'm tired of looking at you.  I'm tired of making excuses for you.  I want more and I'm going to be sure I get it.  Its obvious you are attempting to...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2009

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    Feeling Not Good

    I been clean from pot for 61/2 weeks now but the urge to pick up today is so strong.I hate having feelings they overcome me so often it sucks.I don't wanna feel.I want to be numb.I may 'love me'but that doesn't mean I like being by myself ALL the time. I have tried to reach out...
    Ratchet1861 Ratchet1861 41-45, F Sep 13, 2013

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    Feelings

    for me feelings are sacred - they're how you know how you feel, strong emotions or gentle ones, they each expand my soul, and within each is a spark of knowledge, that can burst into a flame to heat my house, my soul, my Self. my quest is that for learning. feelings...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Oct 1, 2009

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    Increased Empathy

    Why do i feel for others as well as myself? Why does it hurt me DEEPLY to see a child suffer, an animal tortured or an innocent man killed? Yes, some people "feel bad/sorry" for them, but I FEEL THEIR PAIN. I cant help but to cry or be angry, liek the emotion is transfered to me...
    CCPhilosophy CCPhilosophy 26-30, F Mar 12, 2013

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    I'm a MBTI type INFJ,

    my feelings run me, and sometimes ruin me.
    RefriedShawn RefriedShawn 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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    Every day like the last.

    Its been such an effort to put some of my feelings to words, even now, i doubt ill be able to do it justice, i doubt ill ever be able to convey the depths of my despair to anyone reading this, unles they themselves have experienced heartbreak and betrayal. Its been months since...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    How can I move on from my ex,

    we were together just short of 3 years, I'm still in love with her but she decided to dump me, I didn't see it coming, she wants us to remain friends but I don't think I can, I feel like I've been friend zoned by the girl I used to call my soulmate. How can I move on? It's been...
    Chris220292 Chris220292 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2014

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    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Sometimes...

    I wish I could shut off my feelings completely & forget about everything..
    jssp jssp 41-45, F 4 Responses May 20, 2013

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    I feel bad....I want to be able to not care

    so much. I hate being emotional about everything.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F May 16, 2014

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    They Rule

    I hate being ruled by my feelings.  I don't like feeling.  Why can't I just be?  Why do I have to feel every little thing? Some days I'm on top of the world.  All is well and nothing hurts.  I realize the truth of things and my feelings don't interfere in my life at all...
    seekinglover seekinglover 51-55, F May 3, 2012

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    Skinny Love?

    I really like this guy in my grade & he's told people he likes me too. The thing is he's never told me himself he liked me and that's why I doubt his feelings. I like him alottt & he acts like he likes me. For example, we went to a school play that we had to watch and me and my...
    anonymousgirl021 anonymousgirl021 16-17 Nov 25, 2013

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    I started chatting with someone from overseas

    today. We hit it off pretty well, both laughing and flirting for hours. I'm feeling pretty good because she never private messages anyone else but, she instigated the chat with me. Time goes on, I'm totally feeling her, and she pulls a 'we should stop talking, it's in the best...
    B6BFootC6 B6BFootC6 22-25, M Apr 4, 2014

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    I hate when feelings affect my mood

    so much; when I know those feelings are illogical and unfair.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 1, 2014

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    No Happiness..

    I try to stop hating everything&everybody but I cant because its like the feeling is in control of me and there is nothing I can do about it. I cry pretty much all the time because all I want to do is be alone..When your feeling like this and you have not one person to talk to...
    Popee88 Popee88 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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    I Dont Know How to Shut Them Off

    I have these intense feelings for my ex boyfriend of two years and even though he continually hurts me i always end up going back to him for more and i would really like to get rid of the feelings but everytime i see him all the emotions come flooding back and all the memories we...
    eternalsadness eternalsadness 16-17, F Sep 17, 2009

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    I feel so so sad😢 wish there was a cure

    for depression cause it must be the worse illness to have for any human being
    anns07 anns07 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Letting Go

    I am one of those overly emotionaly, sensitive types. Sometimes, I even exhibit an over the top flair for the dramatic. EP is my place to vent, to let it all burst out with no restraint. It's my release. Once I've let it go, I feel better. To all my lovely EP friends...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 14 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    I wish my feelings had an On

    and Off Switch, but one day at a time is all I can do.... Haven't talk to my husband in almost a week😔 I kno sum mite say A WEEK thts not long.... It feels like months to me.😔😔😔 #BrokenHeartedGirl
    TSmith4989 TSmith4989 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2014

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    The worst feeling in the world is

    when you can't love someone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.
    Angelynne Angelynne 13-15, F Jun 28, 2014

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    I Hope That You Are Gonna Feel, Feel The Way I've Always Felt

    Just a week it has been since I started down the path of grieving an ex boyfriend. I wish more than anything in my bones and soul that I didn't still talk about him or think about him every day. I have my good moments when I feel confident and can crack a smile but all it takes...
    caniremainanonymous caniremainanonymous 22-25, F Nov 14, 2013

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    😭😭😭 i just want to cry

    and cry!! I keep fighting this sad feeling but it just keeps coming back . It was my 21st birthday yesterday and all i did was cry!! I have been okk most of the time for the past couple of months 😭😭😭
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Lots to be thankful for.

    I have a home, a place to lay my head, I am ok. Money seems to rule us. But me, I think my children will remember my smile. My genuine smile. Money, the ruler of all.
    icehopper icehopper 31-35, F Jul 14, 2014

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    Somewhere Only We Know

    Come with me To our hideout our tree our secret hiding place our wonderful retreat from hatred from confusion from prejudice from humans from life come with me to that place that only we know. I remember the first time that we met you were crying in a dark room weeping thick...
    taekwondork taekwondork 13-15, F Aug 8, 2013

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    eyes are my weakness.

    ..always have been. my first obsessive love...the girl with the pale grey eyes that made my pulse hammer. the cornflower blue of the girl who liked me though i was stupidly stuck on the one who did not. the striking green eyes of my broken angel. i still feel such agony at...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jun 25

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    I need to vent and I say **** it.

    Ok **** it. I say **** my own family especially my mom. I hate my mom. I will have her visit me anymore nor will I let her see my daughter til I am ready. If she rather chooses to do her own undoing and treat me like **** and prefers her **** over her granddaughter, then...
    Layla1721 Layla1721 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Have You?

    Have you felt like wanting to turn-off yourself? So you can bring your heart to a sudden halt As it beats with deep pain and disappointment? Have you wished to feel unmoved So your mind could cease speaking with your heart And they would stop conspiring against yourself? Have you...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    And am absolutely hating it right now,

    emotions mess you up in the head, it is annoying.
    Meth09 Meth09 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F 2 Responses May 27

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    I Really Can't....

    I really can't shut my feelings off. I wish I could. I wish I could turn all my feelings off, so i wouldn't have to feel anything, no pain, no love, not hurt, no nothing. I wish I could turn my feelings off, but I just can't, I am not strong enough to shut my feelings off...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F Jun 4, 2014

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