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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??? 779 People

    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 1

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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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    Wo0w

     I just wanna say that this logo is really cool
    MariusValjean MariusValjean 18-21, M Dec 18, 2009

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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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    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'm a MBTI type INFJ,

    my feelings run me, and sometimes ruin me.
    RefriedShawn RefriedShawn 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    They Rule

    I hate been 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.But...
    seekinglover seekinglover 51-55, F 1 Response May 3, 2012

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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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    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 13-15 Nov 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    How You Get Through The Day

    I don't want to shut of me feelings, but I've developed this mask that I use all day when I am at school. I started doing it back when I was in a really bad place last year and I've kept it up because it stops people getting to me- I don't feel it, I'm numb. But then when I get...
    LonelyFirefly LonelyFirefly 16-17, F Apr 6, 2013

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    They're Just There

    I get very emotional at small things, and I can get angry or anything quickly. That can get really annoying sometimes, because I can then do things involuntarily and I regret it later. I'm one of these overly guilty people, but Im also over sensitive emotional wise, so I really...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F Sep 29, 2011

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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 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    Wo0w

     I just wanna say that this logo is really cool
    MariusValjean MariusValjean 18-21, M Dec 18, 2009

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    Ummm

     can anyone really? O-o
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2009

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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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    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 22-25, F Mar 12, 2013

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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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    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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    I Don't Think Its Possible Anymore

    I used to try to ignore them and hide them, but then they bubble up inside of me and come spilling out live lava from a volcano. I tried to write them away with my poetry, and it works! It helps get those nasty things I'm feeling out. What I have a really really hard time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2009

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    Music For The Soul ......

    Getting teary eyed at sad songs even sentimental commercials ....My hot temper getting the best of meMy remorse following almost immediately afterLaughing too loud...Getting to excited for even simplest of thingsGiggling too much , crying too quickly , falling in love deeply...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F Jun 26, 2011

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    Fellings For A Friend That Does Not Feel The Same Way

    I have a friend that I have known since the beginning of middle school (I am in high school now) and we have remained friends through all sorts of s**t. In the sixth grade, because of my religion and because of the school I went to and the people that went there, I knew that if...
    taekwondork taekwondork 13-15, F Aug 7, 2013

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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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    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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    Emotionaly Draining

    A warm wave flows through my body , a QUICK flood of warmth, from my toes up to my face. My pulse is racing, I'm sweaty and hot, yet cold chills are running up my spine. Butterflies in my stomach. Thoughts are racing through my head. Your a worthless drug addict, no wonder your...
    libra604 libra604 26-30, M Feb 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

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    Sometimes...

    I wish I could shut off my feelings completely & forget about everything..
    jssp jssp 41-45, F 5 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Shut Down!

    I just want to let my feelings out! I know i cant only because of the way the world will respond. If i keep them bottled up inside i might go crazy, i might explode, i don't know! I wish there was a person i could tell my secrets to, open up to. Even though i have friends none...
    aly55aconti aly55aconti 18-21, F Aug 5, 2013

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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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    Timona Timona 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I Wish I Could!

    Wouldn't life be so much easier if only we could pick and choose what feelings to allow? If only we could switch off those feelings that are doing us more harm then good! If we could just stop feeling like we do about something that's maybe not in our best interest. If we could...
    gem1969 gem1969 41-45, F Jul 23, 2013

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    I Can't Tone Them Down.

    My feelings, unlike those of most, have an on-off switch instead of a dial to adjust the power.As you can guess based on the group title, I can't fins the on-off switch for these stupid things! Where is it!?
    Ultima01 Ultima01 18-21, M Feb 27, 2012

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    I Cant Shut Off

    I cant shut off my feelings because if i did people wouldnt kno wats wats wrong so i wish i could but i'm a more of the kinda person who like to have my feelngs roming around me but for some of my feeling i would like to shut off my feelings i'm gonna try to do that so nobody...
    deathpreventer deathpreventer 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2010

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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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    LemonLead LemonLead 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Ok uggggg I hope they don't read this kk Someone thinks I don't care about him But I do but I am scared I don't open up to people easily it tool me years to open up to my best...
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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...
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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...
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    How do you get over it? I knew going into my marriage and my attempts to have children that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to conceive. The doctor told me when I was...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I recently joined this community in hopes to get many things off my chest, and hopefully get some positivity from anyone who’s willing to listen. My name is Zach and I’m 19...
    Zach001 Zach001 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I've been in love with my best friend for 2 years.. 6 months ago he confessed to me that he was gay, but 2 years ago (when I first started to have feelings for him) he also had...
    marlene5sos marlene5sos 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Everything in his life, he did to please others and to look good. I'm so mad at the way he treated my mother and for the horrible father he always was. He is nothing short of...
    hannie93 hannie93 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm in love with my health teacher. I've always found him attractive and his personality is seemingly perfect... But not until this year, have I realized that I truly have feelings...
    Kkeiser Kkeiser 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I hate the sound of other people brushing their teeth. I absolutely can't stand it! If I'm watching a movie where someone's doing it, I have to cover my ears while singing to...
    Remingu Remingu 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Have you ever had that experience where you just can't decide on your own? The times when you have to wait for what others think then later you agree with the majority? This is...
    versusapathy versusapathy 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I always end up with feelings for the guys I can't have . Then there's tons of guys I can have but I don't like.. It's so annoying and I just wish for once I could like someone I...
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    The title is my life. It happened 8 years ago. Wow, I can't believe it has been that long... At 7 years of marriage and 3 kids, my husband and I became roommates... I loved him but...
    swimminginemotions swimminginemotions 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    How can my feelings still be intense when we haven't interacted in months. Do you still think of me? I can't imagine you feeling so much for me and now nothing. Is that true? Or...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F Apr 1

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    This is going to sound weird but i need some advice. I am in love with my aunty's step-son. Yeah! He knows and he told me that we can be together because of the family situation...
    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    It's hard to express my feelings to others verbally because I can't really trust people . Find it easier to express pain and emotion through writing
    ChrisMackin ChrisMackin 16-17, M Apr 6

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    I seem to fall for people I can't have those that "want me" I'm not really interested In or attracteD too oh the strugle
    Fundiswaz Fundiswaz 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    My best friend's twin sister is one of my absolute favorite people on the planet, but I can't tell or show her that without losing my bro.
    LeeJames512 LeeJames512 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago