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I Feel Deeply and Often Get Hurt Because of It

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    It Hurts.

    I think the title of this group pretty much sums it up for me.  I feel with my whole heart and usually end up having my feelings hurt deeply.  Ti's the nature of my life. 
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 8 Responses May 20, 2008

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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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    Real Violence With Yelling Makes Me Cry

    I dont understand why, I just feel I cant think, I go into panic mode and start to break down. Maybe its because I cant see scary movies or war movies. Anyone feel the same way?
    myrighttolife myrighttolife 18-21, F Feb 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 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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    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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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

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    Too Hurt

    I've come to realise something things these last few days. I tend to attract damaged people. I don't quite know why, but I have come to realise that deep down, under everything else, exists the belief that if I can help them perhaps they won't leave me. To date, this has been...
    swiftage swiftage 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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 Feel Deeply

    I feel deeply,Trouble is,I'm often gettin' hurt,'Cos I feel this way,Don't know,How to change,I need help.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    :: 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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    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 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Overly Sensitive

    I realize that as men, we are often labeled as insensitive or not in touch with our emotions but I'm not cut from that cloth. More often than not, I wish I could be less sensitive, less empathic and able to block out things on command. Almost like hitting the 'mute' button on the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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

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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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    I recently left my husband.

    I am struggling with this even though it's probably what is best.
    confusedandhurt13 confusedandhurt13 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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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    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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