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I Don't Know How to Feel

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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 18-21, F Mar 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I went on this date with a cute girl and I wanted to flirt but I was so nervous I forgot how. :( I don't know how to talk to girls.
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    I'm 30, single with friends that are all married who don't hang out anymore I'm broke saving up money looking for apartments and just got out of a long relationship and just want...
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    This is the first deployment my boyfriend is going on and I don't know how I am going to be able to handle limited communication and not seeing him for 9 months. Any advice or...
    scarlettavery scarlettavery 18-21, F Jan 11

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    I seriously don't know how to react to flirt or flirt???? Gosh
    Actueeljdut Actueeljdut 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I hope you guys would take time to read my story, and I'd really appreciate if you could maybe leave some comments below. So my ex-boyfriend and I were together for more than a...
    Pauline0497 Pauline0497 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I really screwed things up with my ex and from his perspective it looks like I cheated on him with his twin brother, but I didn't do that. I just went to him when I needed...
    oliviam22 oliviam22 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    He never admitted it but I knew he really liked this other girl... maybe even loved while we were together, and she hurt him and he always talked about and cried over her.... I...
    iwillfly iwillfly 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I have this feeling of just rage and complete anger like I could just rip your head off look at you and through away and not think twice about it. Yeah I have issues but so do you...
    Rhykker Rhykker 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I don't really get complimented too often , so when I do get complimented I'm just standing there like an idiot . Smiling but not saying anything .
    domino00 domino00 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Why did I look back in your eyes? I wonder why you were such a mystery to me. That mask you wore seemed genuine and real, no mask, apart of who you are. I imagined reaching out to...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Since I've been a veterinary technician for five months now, I'm just starting to get into euthanasia. I euthanized two cats today with the help of the doctor and I'm not sure how...
    thefuturedoctor thefuturedoctor 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    i feel like this literally
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    its really hard to talk to boys cuz i dont understand them and some of my besties can but i cant and i feel like a moron
    darcy10 darcy10 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I like a guy alot. like he's constantly on my mind and he doesn't like me back. it sucks man. I feel so useless.
    lorinnicole lorinnicole 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I arrive at a dinner thing.. The host: "oh you look really beautiful" Me (feeling surprised) : "uhhhhh Is it me , or is cold here?" .. True
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 1 Response Jan 19

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    For years upon years, I've been struggling with anxiety and symptoms of depression. This has negatively affected seveal aspects of my life, but me being the dumb and stubborn...
    sam394 sam394 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Chubthetuboflard Chubthetuboflard 22-25, F Jan 6

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    How can someone as handicapped as Stephen Hawking live disabled for over 40 years? The life expectancy for ALS isn't that long. Living more than two years after diagnosis shouldn't...
    mengetpedicures mengetpedicures 26-30, M Jan 14

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    When someone compliments me, I either blush or laugh it off. The other day, I was complimented on something physically that made me laugh. Now, I've been complimented on my legs...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I see people getting in relationships everyday and I'm just there like, whaaa how do they do it?
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Like how do people do it? What do I say without making a fool of myself?
    Madscheers512 Madscheers512 13-15 4 Responses Jan 17

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    How's the best way to flirt?
    ZachCrip ZachCrip 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I'm a sarcastic wonderful evil ***** but I can't raise an eyebrow :D
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 6

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    Some one told me I looked really nice once and all I didn't say thank you. I stood there blushed an said happy birthday. Yeah not used to compliments. :/
    KaylaBVB KaylaBVB 16-17, F Jan 18

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    Nod or shallow bow with a hesitant soft "thank you."
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I'll say 'thank you,' but I'll be too shy to compliment you back.
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 3