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    I'm going for my first psychiatric appointment

    tomorrow. Kind of nervous but hoping it helps me get out of this feeling of self-hate.
    Garbagepalkids Garbagepalkids 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    Hollow Is More Like It

    I suppose I'm writing in this group because I have the urge to write "something" but honestly, I'm having a hard time coming up with anything positive, or constructive to say at all. I try to remain strong, I put up a good front for those around me, I've even managed...
    Shinigami69 Shinigami69 36-40, M 7 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Inside.

    I found this image online. It's a surreal photography. I fell in love with this photo immediately because it resembles me in so many ways! Let's explain. The wings are broken. Just like mine were cut off right after I was born. She is naked. No, it's not about nudity! It's about...
    LisbethTylerMorgan LisbethTylerMorgan 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    Another day went by as I laid on my bed,

    dimmed the lights and stared at the white ceiling, like I do, every night. The daily buzz, and work routine, sort of keep me busy... but every afternoon, when my shift is over, I stand still, and I ask myself "WHAT NOW?". I see people rushing to their homes, or to meet their...
    Violens Violens 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    Walking Dead

    Everyday that passes I slowly feel my spirit dying. No more crying, no more pain, just empty. So many people hurt me, leave their mark and leave. Asking "why me" is pointless. Trying to understand what my role is leaves me more confused. When many things keep happening from...
    loudsilence1 loudsilence1 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    I feel like no one likes me,

    I feel like I'm just a second options in people's life. Idk I feel like my sister is the perfect one, god jut made her perfect, unlike me. I'm so jealous to her, she has beauty. She can get people attention by looking at her.a lot of people like her, unlike me.
    Imbabybear Imbabybear 22-25, F 10 Responses Aug 6

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    For my entire life until now,

    I've been raised with, and eventually imbibed in myself, that if I do things that are difficult and earn me prestige, I'll be satisfied with my life. Years worth of high marks and admissions to elite institutions hence, I still feel unhappy about where I am now. The thought of...
    twelves twelves 22-25 Nov 2

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    Empty

    It's like I realized that way down inside, I've always been lonely for something. But I don't know what for. It's like everybody in the world want's something. Only they never really know exactly what it is - they just keep finding out what it's not. You know how, when you turn...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28, 2010

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    Sometimes. Other times,

    I feel like I have the most beautiful inner world.
    SugarKaneFarrow SugarKaneFarrow 22-25, F Dec 11

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    So Young

    It would be our 19th anniversary on Tuesday June 12th... WHY do I feel so alone and Empty inside. Just so SAD that GOD took her away from me when she was so Young. And I know in my heart that we would still be together.
    stanley5385 stanley5385 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    Sometimes. Even during medication

    for my depression, I feel no emotion. Like a deflated balloon. I just turned 28 and I'm so sad to share I've never been on a date or had a girlfriend. I'm trying to change now. I say "if I get rejected, just play the odds. more attempts, more chances." Deep inside I feel the...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 16

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    I really do. I forget

    when the last time I feel excited. I try to find something to fill me up but so far I don't .I tried many new things. I never put my best efforts to whatever I do. I drinks to much even I don't really want it. Why ? Because when I drunk I let my body do what it want. I can be...
    feelstanger feelstanger 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Well what the ****. Like the title says.

    I feel empty. I'm living but I don't feel anything. I am empty. Nothing but blank space . I can't even figure out how To fix this. even when i do try, it screws me over. Please, just lead me a way out of this, at least show me how.
    Futuristic122 Futuristic122 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    SugarKaneFarrow SugarKaneFarrow 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    My Heart And Soul Have Gone Into Shock

    After so much emotional trauma, my heart and soul have finally gone into shock. I suppose that they thought it best to shut down and cool off for a while, although in the process, have left me here in this meaningless world to subsist off of my thoughts and flesh alone, coating...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Today all my thoughts seem to be turning to

    bitterness, and all my hopes are being extinguished. I feel like Esther did in the book "The Bell Jar" she began to see all the flaws inside of her and wondered why anyone bothered with her at all. I feel hollow, like everything lacks meaning. I'm not feeling any of the...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 2

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    i have felt this way

    for about 2 years now. i feel more dead than alive. i don't know if that makes sense or if anyone will know what i mean. i just feel like everything it pointless and like giving up
    kr1sten kr1sten 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Sometimes you just want to find

    that one person that will save you from yourself...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I'm feeling empty for awhile I don't know what

    made me like this.... feeling no sadness.... feeling no happiness.... I don't even care about anyone or anything... just wanna be by myself.... I don't text or call my friends.... I don't care about them anymore I feel like an emotionless robot
    NazaNEYn NazaNEYn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I do not know why I have this void in my

    personality. Something is missing. It is an unnerving sensation of disconnect that seems to dominate who I am. The shell I am living in is only the projection of who I once was, I cannot shake the jaded streak that threatens to engulf every aspect of my existence. I am alive...
    rrevetahw rrevetahw 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    The majority of the time I feel hopeless

    and empty. I'm living a life that has been lived so many times that I'm finding it all pointless. Even though I'm young I'm going through a lot of stress. When I feel down people don't even notice. Even if it does get noticed I'm mocked for it. Why would someone mock you for...
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    So this has been going

    for quite a while I didn't even notice it so much until recently, it has been unbearable. I feel absolutely nothing. I can smile, laugh, cry but I don't feel anything, but this hole in my chest. I recently met a guy, and you could say that we had a strong connection, we kissed...
    learm25 learm25 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I never do anything other

    than school and sleeping. I don't feel much with friends. I need excitement in my life. It's a very weird feeling. Any suggestions?
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    This emptiness inside me is becoming too big.

    It chokes me, it makes it hard to breathe. I feel like it's slowly crushing me from the inside out. I'm so scared and I'm so alone and I can't do this anymore it's killling me I can't do this anymore
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    There should be nothing I want

    for myself. I should obey, become a doctor and fulfill the wishes of everyone except me.
    twelves twelves 22-25 Dec 11

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    Because you just decided to leave me.

    ... I tried getting over you but I can't I thought if I tried dating someone else it would help or by talking to other people it would help but it didn't... So I guess I do love you..... And I don't think that's going to change....
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Ok so I've been feeling very lonley

    and empty even my friends have noticed this change in me. I've been quiet and constantly contemplating life, and I've become very nostalgic because I feel like when I was younger I felt more free and happy... Has anyone else ever felt that way?
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M 13 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Emptiness. I don't know what to feel actually.

    All the things I used to feel and know seem insignificant know... I feel that Im being left behind. It seems that everyone has moved on, but me? I'm still stuck in gutter... It's nights like these which makes my thoughts wander. Thinking that I'm being independent. Not...
    ChicaDee94 ChicaDee94 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I really dislike myself again,

    I keep comparing my self to my sister, I feel like she's the perfect child. My parents love her, and everyone she's naturally pretty age don't have to try so hard. Everyone always says how pretty and light skin she is and she looks young, she has everything, but me I'm the...
    Imbabybear Imbabybear 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    There is this void, this empty place

    that i can't fill. No mater what i try to do, it stays there. I feel alone inside-it doesnt matter who is around, or what im doing i cant shake it. It's so overwhelming at times, i just want to collapse and crawl into a little ball. Grey,cold,sterile - so hard.. i tell myself...
    Kate197979 Kate197979 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    A soul needs nourishment,

    and everything that fills me up the most drains me emotionally. To feel so much. To feel so little. To feel so much. To feel so little. To feel...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    So outta my emptiness I made me imaginary

    friends so when I imagine that they hug my I actually feel my heart feel a little more better it's working .
    Ummaperson Ummaperson 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I Don't Know Why

    Maybe because I am just exhausted. Maybe because I am always giving to others and need to give to myself. But deep down I am feeling nothing. I guess this is a good thing in a way because it allows me to get on with my life while my hubby's is away. Lets just hope when he comes...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 1 Response Mar 25, 2009

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    I don't know why but I feel

    so heartless like I'm so blessed to meet amazing friends and boys. Every single guy who liked me has treated me like a princess and do everything a girl could ever ask for but the thing is I just don't feel the same. I just feel like I really don't care. I just can't feel the...
    Angrysalads Angrysalads 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I feel so empty inside,

    I've been depressed for so long now, I don't feel anything. I'm just a breathing blob of nothing. i hope one day, I'll wake up one morning and actually like who I am. but until then, I'll just feel like an ugly self hated nothing.
    dominiquekillz dominiquekillz 13-15, F Aug 7

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    I try to be happy, I try to keep busy to keep

    my mind off things. But there is this void deep inside that I can't fill or get rid of. v.v
    XxscarsxX XxscarsxX 16-17, F Nov 15

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    nothing can erase the pain of losing someone

    you love you carry it with you for the rest of your life however long that may be the best you can hope for is that over time the wound begins to heal but no matter how strong we are no matter how long we fight the scar always stays with us.
    Kate197979 Kate197979 31-35, F Nov 16

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    Human emptiness. Have you ever read the Ian

    Fleming novel "Quantum of Solace" (no relation to the film, besides the title). It's about a man whose quantum (quantity) of solace (humanity) ran out. He lost the human element, lost emotions, and lost the ability to feel or sympathize. I feel very much the same at this point...
    mjohansen mjohansen 22-25, M Jul 14

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    I had an abortion 4 days ago,

    and now I just feel empty all the time. I've locked myself and just haven't talked to my roommate or seen any of my friends, I hardly eat. I just want everything to stop, the person I was seeing hasn't talked to me since I told him I was pregnant. I feel alone.
    margauxglades margauxglades 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    silentRegard silentRegard 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    i just got rejected by someone i thought liked

    me for a while i was so sure...so excited, we flirted for at least 3 months probably longer....10 minutes ago i would be jumping off the walls with my heart racing to man up and confess....i liked him alot...and he just turned away when i tried to show it.... ...now i feel lost...
    Alicia26 Alicia26 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I do. But that is mostly

    because my life is empty. My life is a loop of dull, quiet, empty days. Wake up, eat, sit by the computer for several hours, eat, go back to bed. I hate feeling empty. And I hate the fact that my life feels so empty and boring as well. But at the same time I completely lack the...
    MissClueless MissClueless 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 18

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    When you people ask me " how r you"

    or "how do you feel" or ect.. Im gonna say im fine thanks . But seriously i just feel nothing like completely numb empty nothing else :) so stop asking me that question..
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    When Will I Ever Receive...

    I have given everything that i could possibly giv away in my life at this time...I have given my patience, smile, clothes, temper, good values and im still giving away. When will i ever receive... When im dead? When i just cant fight any longer? When ive lost everything? Ive...
    philozaakalounge philozaakalounge 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2010

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    I have everything I could wish

    for yet I always have this empty feeling inside. I feel like sad but I don't show it. I always hide my feelings I don't wanna come across as weak. This feeling I have just sucks and I feel like it will never go away.
    bballfanatic223 bballfanatic223 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Meaninglessness, Emptiness

    Emptiness, it's like a base state. When I am truly alone and have no reason to be anything to anyone, all of the layers of disguise, emotion ... they just fall away, and I find that I am really ... nothing. Without any outside exertion, I fall into a state of inertia. Social...
    xenodrox xenodrox 18-21, M 2 Responses May 9, 2010

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    Sometimes I'll be sitting in a crowded room

    and watch everyone else be happy...but I just feel like I'm missing something. Why am I not able to join in on the conversation? I don't know why but there's just this weird feeling in my stomach like there is something I need in my life that I don't have. So I guess I'll just...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    November 23, 2014 Today,

    im drained.. im empty..im broken.. im missing. life at home has been mentally killing me. everybody looks at me like a lazy pig whos no good for anything.. that im worthless and of no importance. college has been stressful, like a lot.. im failing classes, my artworks belongs...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I just don't feel like anyone gets me,

    Like I connect. And that makes me feel alone and empty.
    InSideBattle InSideBattle 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I used to give so much to others.

    For a very long, that had been my practice. Now, I barely have anything left for myself. I think i had given away the most of me. Even if i pamper myself so much now.... it still won't fill the void.
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I can't describe what is going on.

    I feel defeated and tired and idk empty.
    WearyBeautyLeah WearyBeautyLeah 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 21

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