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    Emotionally Only

    I still have my life. And my brain, and my hope, and my health. And a roof on top of my head. That's more than some have. I just don't believe in feelings.   I'm emotionally drained from varied abuses I've lived since I was little. Drained for going on and biting it, often...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2008

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    I just dont know anymore.

    I dont know what is the right thing to do and say and what is the wrong thing to do and say.I use to be such a strong willed person who didn't give two ***** about people who hurt me. Now I feel weak and submissive and try to do anything or say anything to keep that person in my...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F Apr 11

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    Confused.

    As the sun creeps through from bhind my curtins my first thought is of dispair, i lay bk down and pull the covers tightly over my head, anything to stop the sun...anything to stop the misary of another day. But as i lay there in the dark i feel the panic start to rise, the...
    fatgirl25 fatgirl25 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    I don't feel much anymore.

    I feel like I just exist.
    ItsAbleedingPegasi ItsAbleedingPegasi 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    Emotionally Drained

    Emotionally drained,Have been,Life was the pits,Somehow,This is no more,I'm movin' on,Livin' life,It's begun again,I'm no longer drained.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Beyond Emotionally Drained.

    Not only emotionally drained, but also mentally. I really don't know how much more I can take. Because everything feels like it's sucking me down with it. I just feel so tired of everything. It's not suicide, I know I could never do that to myself with all the work I've done to...
    xXPsychochic56 xXPsychochic56 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2011

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    I think my husband may have some mental illness

    but he refuses to go to the doctors and refuses to take medication We haven't been close physically or emotionally in years heck we haven't kissed or hugged or showed any emotion this year so far but back towards what I was first saying his moods swing so badly and so quickly...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F Aug 18

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    Heavy Sigh

    Ever just not know where you are or what day it is. I know I'm breathing but I'm so mixed up that I don't know which way is up. It's like being in the ocean, diving down into the dark and not knowing which way to go to get out. Only I don't have an air tank and I feel like I'm...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    Drained

    I feel very drained lately when it comes to people. Lot's of energy when it comes to my two loves (acting, and special someone), but so many people in my life wanting things from me. It feels like they are clawing at my limbs. Pulling at me. Dragging me into their black hole...
    Feb 16, 2013

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    Many Times I Feel The Same

    it is like i am just doing time here, most of the time i onlt see others if they want something or need help i have a few that help out here for an hour or so each day so i can get away and do things i need to do but other wise onlyif the need money for step kids or others need...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 25, 2011

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    Only Sometimes

    I seem to put my all into everything I do, maybe that's the probably, sometimes it just get's that little bit too much and I feel emotionally drained. But most of the time I'm happy so I have no complaints x
    deschanel deschanel 16-17, F Aug 9, 2009

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    Too easily. Possible attachment disorder.
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