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I Don't Know How to Feel

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    So I Guess I Should Just...feel

     Ever get into a situation where you don't know how to feel? I fell asleep late after an early evening nap, then had a weird sleep with weird dreams, some of them felt creepy, but I can't remember them. Woke up to learn someone very close to me was in a lot of pain.  ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    In General, About Everything I Never Really Know

    I feel like sometimes my feelings aren't appropriate for the situation.  In a situation where I should probably be angered or envious or extremely upset, I find myself feeling calm and undisturbed.  However, there seem to be other situations in which I can't avoid...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Sick and Tired of Everything.

    I don't know how to feel about life. One day I want to live it, one moment I want to live it, on second I want to live it, and the next I want to die, I want to cry, I want it all to fade. I don't know what to think about relationships. I want to love with all my heart, but...
    McBeck McBeck 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    Im Screwed.

    the one i really love is gay. all my friends ditched me for other friends. my parents hate me. my grades are dropping.  im gaining alot of weight. and i feel like the most worthless thing in the world. i dont know how to feel.
    lilxxninja lilxxninja 13-15, F Oct 13, 2009

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    I Don't Know

    I don't know,How I feel,How I should,And why,Things driving me,Every which way,But loose,How am I,Supposed to know,How to feel?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 23, 2012

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    No, I Legitimately Dont Know How To Feel...

    I mean I knew how to feel once. And it's not that I can't feel anything at all. I feel love for the person beside me. In fact, I can't make myself unfeel that feeling toward them. Otherwise, I feel nothing. It's different from the numbness, more like I feel lost. I can't figure...
    danivixen09 danivixen09 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Subject Matter

    I've danced pretty well about certain subject matters here on EP over the last two years. Not just for privacy reasons, but mainly because I've been unwilling, unable to share my feelings. I wish I could describe these matters which are taboo for me. I wish they didn't trigger...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    Lost And Don't Know Where To Go.

    I love my ex. He means everything to me. He broke up with me a few days ago. So much has gone on. He told me things that have made me think. He truly means everything to me and wants to try a relationship with me again in the future. I know I have to be patient, but what am I...
    darkfire004 darkfire004 16-17, F Sep 26, 2011

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    Numbed to Feel For Something Tragic?

    This young high school kid I work with in the shoe store was just in a quadding accident just down the road from my house. His girlfriend was driving and rearended the quad in front of her, both her and the guy went flying a good 15 feet in the air; the girl hit the sign and died...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F May 23, 2009

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    This Is All So Weird

    Things are better than they have ever been with my ex and I. However, this is all including due to distance. Him traveling all the time. Him getting the right help and us being clear that we are not married anymore. Keeping distance has kept us sane. A month of calm passed by...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I M Guilty

    i was not able to help a friend of mine who was being abused by her brother i was 14 my friend was 14 her brother was 22 when she told me her brother threatened my life i did fight her brother many times and end up bloody messed broke my ribs many times it was hard for me to...
    Dark225 Dark225 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    My Family'S Deaths.

    I've always thought about death like an abstract idea. Even when i've had the feelign that i'm going to die young, it's never felt quite as real as yesterday. My grandma says she has stopped taking her medication. She says she'll leave it all in God's hands and then she'll leave...
    dearstranger dearstranger 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2013

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    Babymama Is Ruining My Relationship

    So, my boyfriend has a 6 months old baby, she is the cutest little thing ever, every time he gets a chance he brings her to me so i can see her, i totally love her and she gets super happy around me, he tells her that i'm her mommy BUT here is the catch! his mom doesn't know...
    baybiiboobear baybiiboobear 18-21, F Dec 23, 2011

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    The Ex-sister-in-law

     She is driving me crazy. By all means I should despise this woman. In a single episode she tore down something that has been building for years. I was never close with females in general. Being one myself was enough and of course there was my mom and my aunt, g-mother and a...
    tmmarion tmmarion 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2009

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    Yah It's Caused Me The Most & Least Problems

    Plus side to being dispassionate is that I'm not easily offended. My day doesn't get ruined by someone's comments or actions. I'm unaware of bad occurrences so I don't suffer like others do. I don't know how to feel most of the time, in most situations. Problem with how I am is...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Sep 26, 2012

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    Mostly I'm Just Tired

    My Girlfriend has Bi-polar Disorder.  I never know which girlfriend is going to come home.  Naturally I'm tentative when I first greet her and until I get it figured out.  This makes her angry because she tells me that I'm "holding myself back", and "...
    GrooverShandy GrooverShandy 46-50, M 8 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    So I"m stuck in a marriage to a man

    who wants to be a woman... We've been married three years, and last summer he tells me he's trans. I thought, at first, I could handle it and make it work because we have a child together but it's been a year now and I can't do this much longer. And no matter what I choose it...
    leahD1993 leahD1993 18-21, F Jun 6

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    A Wonderful Story Full Of Hidden Anxiety Masked By Defense Mechanisms;

    This is definitely not my style. I am the type of person to bottle up all of the bad emotions and let the finer things in life bring me happiness... or atleast that is what I tell people. The truth is happiness has never come easily for me. I always had to make it myself. I had...
    amb93 amb93 22-25, F Mar 27, 2013

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    I'm dating this new guy.

    He's really sweet.his job requires him to be gone for a month and back with me for a month on and off.my issue is that he doesn't trust me when He's gone.idk how to feel and I don't know what I can say for him to trust me for the month that He's gone. :((
    itsalwayspink itsalwayspink 22-25, F Jul 20, 2014

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    Meal Ticket

    I've been in a relationship for five years and i'm 25 years old.  My boyfriend is almost 31 and is prone to depression which seems to come and go in waves.  He's smashed up our belongings before and he's been physically violent on two occassions (not that I didn't give...
    VoidDevine VoidDevine 22-25 2 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    I have been dating this guy

    for awhile now, and I lost my virginity to him.... I love him a lot, and I am glad that I'm not a virgin anymore, but at the same time, I wish I could have kept it longer, and I really don't ever want to regret it...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    All This Darkness

    with these things that are going on around me i dont know how or what to do.my brothers have never talked to me.they just acknowlege me and move on.my father dosen`t talk about what hurts him.and i have no one to turn to.i am lost,drifting.i can`t seem to get myself going anymore...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 3 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    This is a recent development for me. For most of my life, I have had passions, interests, and a strong drive to pursue great experiences. However, I feel that, these days, my...
    curiouscallipso curiouscallipso 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I want to let go of my past I want to let go of all those memories. I want to forget everything so I can move on. I feel so hurt every time I think about things which can never...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    so I'm giving up trying! :D have a great life....
    samsthemann samsthemann 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Today, I got chatted up by a friendly guy. In fact, he's spoke to me a few times & he smiles at me every time I see him. I already know of him, he's funny but, he likes me. I can't...
    Claricalle10 Claricalle10 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I feel like I have friends, but I don't care so much about them anymore. They're always busy and I'm always not. I feel like I'm always the one who has to contact them, and if it's...
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I am feeling afraid and paranoid. No judgments please. I met this guy on the internet. We were chatting for months. Got closer and closer until we got into a relationship. Well...
    Awesomenessoverload Awesomenessoverload 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if there are people out there that would understand me (besides my therapist I mean)
    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I've been laying here with headsets on listening to music for a long time, and I just don't even know if this is really life. It's like you have so many people in your life, but...
    Artxsy Artxsy 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just feel really depressed.
    carlosDam1 carlosDam1 18-21, M a week ago

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    Stay tuned for another episode of incessant rambling from a crazy woman! Every day I wake up as a different person with different views and different desires. One day I feel so...
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F a week ago

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    I usually call BS until they stop being said altogether. If idk the person I say thank you but inwardly think theyre joking.
    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know why there are girls who send me nude photos after telling me I'm pretty... Every time I open my inbox, I always get surprises. haha!Not that I don't like women's...
    leztat leztat 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    i don't believe I will make it life. why? nothing means much to me...i know there are days when I have 'bliss' because of distractions, but in the end I can't find meaning in much...
    RedChaplin RedChaplin 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm feeling a lot under some sort of mask of emptiness? I can't properly feel the sadness and loneliness and whatever else is mixed up in there because of some weird tired apathy...
    transtastic transtastic 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 26

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    Haha shut up you, no it isn't.
    CaptainHoof CaptainHoof 18-21, M Jun 25

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    He's gone and I don't know how to breathe properly without him. He's gone and every sight, sound and word assaults my mind with thoughts of him. It didn't matter that his part was...
    forgedindarkness forgedindarkness 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Sometimes I think being gay is a curse. I wonder if his friends or whomever he's told about me would've viewed me differently had I been straight. I don't think he truly...
    gottabeBOLd gottabeBOLd 31-35, M Jun 24

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    I'm 13, and weigh 108 lbs. My thighs feel fat, but my mom says they're "curves." nah. I just don't know.
    avreyyh avreyyh 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I look at the sunset and inwardly smile. I know it's always going to be there for me. I look at the moon and worry. I don't know why I get so scared at night. I can feel the tiny...
    zax2 zax2 51-55, M Jun 24

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    I feel like I'm unlovable. People always say great things about me. My friends say I know a lot of people at school and they always say hi. But no one ever makes an effort to get...
    RileyRed RileyRed 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    My first real best friend who turned out to be a *****, I don't know how to get her damned voice out of my head. The more I think about it, the more I'm realizing how I didn't...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I am 32 years old and have been with my husband for 13 years, married for 6.5 years. We have a 4 year old daughter together. When we first met he was everything I ever wanted (I...
    Yummymummy32 Yummymummy32 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 23