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I Feel Deeply and Often Get Hurt Because of It

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    Overflowing Ribcage

    In regard to feeling, it is as if I am protected by a thin veil of archaic armor, whilst the majority I have come across are shielded with a bulletproof suit and helmet. Being an emotional sponge can be drastically discouraging when in unhealthy atmospheres. It is emotionally...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F May 23, 2012

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    I'm here in the flesh surrounded by self

    absorbed zombies believing they live the good life but don't know the first thing about true happiness. Then I'm here, virtually, watching opportunistic sharks trolling for co-dependents: Girl- "hi I'm new here and depressed" Guy- "cool. Wanna ****? Message me." Go ahead...
    Salam3623 Salam3623 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I Still Love You Dad

    My Dad has had court mandated visitation for a while, and he just stopped coming. He never texts or calls, but every time I see him, I can't stay mad at him. I feel like crying when I have to leave because he understands me better than my mom. I let people in, and constantly...
    saxgurl212 saxgurl212 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    On A Loop

    I moved twice from my home state CA to be with a man who I had felt love for. The first time I picked myself up and went on with my life. This time it isn't working too well. I was reviewing my life today. Lots of fails. Job fails Relationship fails.(Messes attract messes) I...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    I am so deeply depressed

    and have been hurt. I have even gone so far and started cutting up my arms since I was in my teens. The people that have seen it just rolled there eyes and tell me to knock it off. They don't realize that I am screaming for help. No one can hear my silent screams. What do I have...
    jasmineintoxicatingscent jasmineintoxicatingscent 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I still think of you .

    .. and I still can't understand what happened. Im not sure I actually miss you, you seemed to think I was falling for you ( I think ?) its more the not understanding why - if I can't understand it I can't learn from it .. Its strange how open you can be with someone on here...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 7 Responses Feb 19

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    Attached

    In the past, alot of times I get infatuated easily, and , ahem, they don't feel the same way? Then I get the hurt paralysing my soul for a time. I love deeply, and want to loved back the same way. I also experience music and movies intensely.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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    I Found The Answer

    I was born with a good heart that feels so much for others in pain or sufferings. Sometimes i was badly hurt because i feel too much. Now i know how to surrender my feelings to God. Only HIM can help.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 7 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    Strong On The Outside - Jelly On The Inside.

    I'm so sick of being strong, not being listened to, not Being thought of - being spoken at rather than to. Like my feelings don't matter. People don't understand that I have a mental illness, I'm not trying to be awkward or difficult - I generally don't know what to do in...
    MotherlessMother MotherlessMother 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    It Really Hurts...

    I usually open myself from the first time i met somebody, i like others to see life the way i do, maybe that way i'll find someone like me. But also when people really get to know me, they see that i'm different and they start to be distant, they like the outgoing and making...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    I've been through a lot in my life

    and I let my emotions go deeply but I always get hurt by caring so much, even with my friends. It's like no matter how good of a person you are and try to be, someone will never treat you as good as the way you treat them and it hurts
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I Am Extremely Empathic

    I can feel another's pain.. it can be overwhelming at times and its taken years to be able to turn it off. There are still times of extreme emotion where numerous people I am around are feeling the same way that it gets through and it can at time be debilitating
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M 9 Responses Jul 10, 2007

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    Caring Too Much

    I have been told by a lot of people that I am toe caretaker kind of person I am always the person my friends come to when they need help and I am seen as the grown up responsible well rounded person. I love helping other people I am even pursuing this as my career path in life...
    jparker0702 jparker0702 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2012

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    how do you get over someone you havent seen in

    30 yrs but loved unconditionally? when i was very much younger i met Tom. he is 4 yrs older than me. i met him when the arcades were popular and atari was just coming out. anyway while watching him play we talked. after he was done i was invited to his place... and we...
    eddie4201g eddie4201g 46-50, M Jan 14

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    Sometimes I hate that I am still too nice

    and care too much. I just don't have the energy to take care of myself, yet I have the energy to go out of my ways to make others happy :/ I'm so broke right now, yet I'm still using what I saved to help a close friend celebrate his birthday. One day is fine, but a whole weekend...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 6

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    How to murder someone?

    Tell them you love them and never talk to them again 😩
    Blackisahappycolor Blackisahappycolor 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I'm told weekly about how I'm "such a good guy".

    To what reasoning? It's a blessing but mostly a curse. It's become something that I associate as negative. Because being a "good guy" seems to be nothing but a bunch of bullshit... Something people desire but never truly take full advantage of and cherish. Being a good guy is a...
    LostSoul1212 LostSoul1212 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 11

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    I Get Attached Quickly

    Whenever i meet someone new that i seem to get along with well then i become attached to them easily and then i always feel very hurt when it doesn't work out between us. I wish that i didn't ever have to be at all dependent on somebody else, but i just get attached...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Today I got told to F off by the one

    that I love and I never thought she would say it to me and it hurts badly.
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    what is friendship ? Friendship is a two-way

    street and is always work in progress. Its a deep connection to another soul its the exchange of ideas, the acceptances of differences even if they are more than I could live with in a life partner, Its having someone on your side. Its having someone to ask those weird naive...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I feel things deeply.

    I believe it when someone tells me that they love me. I get hooked fast. I fall hard. The other person doesn't always feel the same...most of the time actually. Then I am left to pick up the pieces of my life again. You would think that I would eventually learn. But I...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I have a kind heart and a gentle soul

    and I often get hurt. I tend to put everything into a relationship and love deeply and unconditionally. I want to find someone that will accept me for who I am and appreciate me for the kind hearted, gentle, loving and affectionate person that I am.
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 8

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    I saw the Hobbit movie this afternoon

    and I want to share something from it that was simple yet profound. It relates well to what many of us are sharing on here in terms of being hurt in a "married but lonely", "sexless marriage", or other similar situations involving broken relationships with family and/or friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Completely

    I've always felt things deeply or to the extreme, since I was a kid. When a person is hurting, I can't help but to feel it, to the deepest core of me. And so I rush in and try to help, often times. This can be dangerous sometimes, because some tend to lash out at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    I've had a rough life.

    The cards I have been dealt are hard to play. I can't be hurt over just about anything depending on the person and situation. I don't like being that way. It's just how I am
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F Mar 5, 2014

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    Empathy

    Although it hurts me when i see others hurt, and deep inside me it breaks my heart, i wouldn't give it up for the world. only when you feel others pain can you truly empathize and help them. if feeling their pain helps me understand them even a little better, its worth it a...
    DoubleInfinity2 DoubleInfinity2 16-17, F Nov 26, 2012

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    Grief

    Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can...
    thesilentflower thesilentflower 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    don't make me wait...

    just because you know I will....I will for the rest of my unnatural life....but weather you decide to come back is always up to you...
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F Feb 2

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    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    Still My Heart Is Open

    I have accepted that a person's basic nature doesn't change and part of my personality is being open to having a deep connection with another person.  More than that, opening my heart and allowing someone in.  I suppose the good part is that it is very rare.  I am discerning...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Even Online I'm the Same

    It's a bit annoying when even online if I'm questioned, mocked, teased, gained up on, mostly by adults which is funny, and I can still get really hurt and maybe a little confused. I'm waaay too sensitive and I do feel deeply, its just who I am. Personally, life's hard for me.. I...
    Marowit Marowit 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    I have superficial feelings

    for everything. but when on the rare occasions where something manages to break the walls I put up its pretty scary to me how much I can love. it's pretty terrible how bad the pain gets and it never goes away because I never stop loving.
    pikapup17 pikapup17 18-21 Nov 20, 2014

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    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Empathy

    Although it hurts me when i see others hurt, and deep inside me it breaks my heart, i wouldn't give it up for the world. only when you feel others pain can you truly empathize and help them. if feeling their pain helps me understand them even a little better, its worth it a...
    DoubleInfinity2 DoubleInfinity2 16-17, F Nov 26, 2012

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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    :: its all about love :( ~ I just want to feel

    the love. However, it had to. love affair was just a dream. because of religious differences,. :'( :'( ::
    MazelGriselda MazelGriselda 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    Today, the guy I've been talking to told me

    that it won't work because I'm not happy enough. Like, how am I not happy enough? His answer was that I don't look or act happy. I don't understand. 😒
    kiebuttery kiebuttery 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    how can i unlove a person?

    i'm so hurt right now. i've given everything and yet, it's not enough. he loves someone else. how would i be able to accept that and move on? i'm tired of pretending that i'm okay, that i can live with pain.
    burnsandbruises burnsandbruises 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    what's messaging for?

    messaging is to convey a message to other people. but also to chat and catch up. I remember how u used to ignore my messages and one day when I finally couldn't stand it. I also start ignoring your messages. but you went to complain to our friend (3 of us always hang out tgt...
    AnnxJoy AnnxJoy 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    how can i unlove a person?

    i'm so hurt right now. i've given everything and yet, it's not enough. he loves someone else. how would i be able to accept that and move on? i'm tired of pretending that i'm okay, that i can live with pain.
    burnsandbruises burnsandbruises 36-40, F Dec 24, 2014

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    I recently left my husband.

    I am struggling with this even though it's probably what is best.
    confusedandhurt13 confusedandhurt13 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    i want to tell you how I have not stopped thinking about you. how by just the thought of you meeting someone and falling in love hurts me so much. nothing ever even started between...
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