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I Feel That Something Is Missing From My Life

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    Seduced By The Image Of Reality

    When I would look through magazines as a small child, I used to think that there must be a magical world somewhere where everything looked--and was--perfect. I could see pictures from it in those pages, the smoky air of dimly-lit rooms heavy with drama as the young models lounged...
    Piptery Piptery 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    I have no idea what it is,

    but the minute I am bored or not around people or have nothing to do I feel it. I feel empty and like there is something else I should be doing or feeling but I can't figure it out. What is it?
    marleychick23 marleychick23 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29

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    Happiness Eludes Me ..

    I had a very hard childhood.I emancipated myself at 16 and at 18 met the love of my life,in all respects my husband saved me.He gave me the love that I so desperately needed and wanted.For eight years I was happy,he was my everything...I was content.But now I am miserable again...
    OsageAphrodite OsageAphrodite 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    Times like these is when you understood me the

    most, I miss those days with you ..I had you as my diary, anything I want to say I'd come to you.. you had me the same way too.. we used to be for each other like no one else in our lives.. I know we promised we will always stay in each other's lives.. but now you're gone away...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Sometimes in my happiest moments with the

    people I love, I often find myself missing from something.
    simplexminds simplexminds 18-21, F Feb 9

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    From day one my life was never amazing,

    my parents never wanted anything to do with me and my sisters always hated me. To everyone in my family I never had been a big deal all except my grandpa(dad). He told me the bully's and insecurities I have on me will never amount to anything. I constantly pushed myself to...
    cassierenee07 cassierenee07 22-25, F Jun 22

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    The Important Things

    A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    The one I'm I love with doesn't want to rush

    our friend ship and I can't accept that as an answer...
    AnonymousMember3 AnonymousMember3 18-21, M Jun 1

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    I feel like something is missing from my life,

    I don't know if it's the warmth of a lover or am I craving for love..? For someone to tell me they love me and will never hurt me like the *** holes I've dated.. I miss telling someone "I love you" and actually meaning it..
    cocoastrawberry cocoastrawberry 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Overwhelming!

    My parents. I don't mind living with them both but it is the fact that my Dad had to be this way. I never really accepted that he was my Dad. Some may think it's gross but they are both cousins and it's how it is and it can't be changed. My Dad, It's not hate that I'm feeling...
    Frozenfires Frozenfires 18-21 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    My husband died nearly 6 years ago.

    I miss him so much and I miss his companionship and someone who cared about me. Someone who I meant something to. I always said I would never need or want anyone else in my life if something ever happened to him. But now I just miss being important to someone.
    lynnbyars lynnbyars 56-60, F 1 Response May 28

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    But I have never been able to figure out what.

    ... Perhaps it's a piece of my perspective that comes and goes, or maybe it's you.
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    And It Is That Which Spurs Us On...

    "We all feel longing in our hearts, but we often block it through our defensive patterns.  If we allow it to grow, however, longing creates the channel thorugh which we can allow ourselves to be inspired.  The longing grows from within and inspiration comes from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    I'm So Lost Right Now

    So I've been separated from my wife since the end of July of last year. She cheated on me and we have had no such intimacy since. I'm still so torn up inside and find myself lost and confussed about everything. I want nothing more than to love and be loved and have a family and...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M 10 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    That Someone Is You

    I don't know where you are or what happened to you. I don't know why you left. I just know that my heart is breaking. I wonder, are you sick? Are you lonely? Are you even alive? I fear one day that you will disappear and I will never know what happened. Is this that day? Is this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4, 2011

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    constant pain, like there's a whole in my heart

    that needs to be filled. OH WELL! I'll pretend these valentines day chocolates will fill it ! 🍫
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I've started to realise

    that I am missing having a father figure. I don't know if I ever really had one. I grew up thinking it was illegal or something for fathers to give their daughters any sort of affection. The only affection I ever had from my dad was a hug, in 2008, when he tried to worm his way...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 21

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    Constantly craving something deeper.

    . Banality , monotony , routine , while consistent & predicable Kill the electricity of being alive Living on auto pilot While a silent storm rages inside And a fire blazes and smolders And dies out in my eyes...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    How And Where To Find The Missing Piece.

    Times come when you feel a nudge deep inside and close to your soul. You feel the emptiness and the panic when the realization hits you that something is missing. But you don't know what it is, or when it may have disappeared in the first place, or If you even had it. You...
    mermaidwalking mermaidwalking 22-25, F Jan 1, 2010

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    Empty Life

    Sometimes, when I think of my life, i feel i live an empty life. Its because i have still not found the person for me, to fall in love, marry and live a full life. Nobody can console me, I always blame myself for not finding the right person. Sometimes it feels like I am stuck...
    GirlThinking GirlThinking 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    I've felt like this for years.

    It's frustrating!!! I've tried to take different paths, to see if I can fill this void but so far nothing. I'm constantly trying new things to see if something will just fall into place. Sometimes I fear that the thing missing from my life is me.
    Littlemiss79 Littlemiss79 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I Feel so Sick, Cant sleep,

    I dont know whats Wrong with Me
    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    ringster73 ringster73 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I wake up everyday feeling like something is

    missing I married but sex life is next to zero . I do the same thing day in and out I need some excitement again
    likemeforwhoiam likemeforwhoiam 41-45, F Mar 1

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    The Puzzle The Enigma

    Something's missing. It always has been. I think no one really knows me. The ugly parts are pretty hidden. I don't like them, but I admit that they are there. I don't trust anyone. I want to trust, desperately. I want to show all my hidden desires and weirdness and to be...
    some2soon some2soon 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Hey found this accidentally.

    ...would love to chat. 25th birthday was yesterday. Still feels like there's still lots missing in my life. Is this how it always is gonna be?
    stephens1989 stephens1989 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I have this void in my life.

    Sometimes I think it should be filled with a baby but people keep telling me I'm wrong and too young and all this other stuff but I don't know what to do.
    rockyboo rockyboo 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Found What Was Missing

    my life has not been the same since Jesus came and made a great change in me. i no longer walk in darkness and darkness cannot hold me down. The fast life, fornicating, stealing, depression, etc no longer have a hold on me. IM FREE AND HAPPY TO KNOW JESUS. NOW IM COMPLETE!
    luvyourself luvyourself 31-35 Aug 1, 2012

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    Hey, baby, if you're out there,

    just hear me out. I am living a life without warmth or someone to hold on to. It's hard this way, waking up and you're not there. I.....It's difficult being lonely for no one to be here, to love me, to cherish what I have.....and when my daddy left and such a young age, I feel...
    UniqueFlower14 UniqueFlower14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Good Luck Or Bad Luck

    "But I don't beat myself up over this because it is all a lesson! You only fail when you have given up on yourself. Don't let that inner voice tell you what a loser you are. Shut that fu¢ker up by reminding yourself that each "failure" is just a stepping stone...
    clowcri clowcri 22-25, F 1 Response May 3, 2009

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    I don't have a family,

    so it gets really lonely often.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Her Name Starts With J

    She really was one of the greatest, beautiful, and most AMAZING, people I've ever met. Last night I spent a little time crying just thinking about her Well.., I only came back to EP to see if I could find her. I have even been checking out people's friends lists that knew her too...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 13 Responses May 18, 2012

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    I feel like I'm stuck in the past most of the

    time, worried about the future, and barely understanding or appreciating the present.
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    Something is definately missing yus.

    I feel I am searching for something without knowing what it is... but I hope i know when or if i find it. As i don't think my life ahs a purpose or any real meaning, its probably that lol, but what that might be or how you go about it I don't know lol ... any ideas anyone?
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Sep 8

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    Hello...

    I'm 18 years old and have been though a lot. like I have lived with my grandma and grandpa from the day I was born. At the time I thought my mom and dad didn't want me. So I lived with them, but one night when I was 11 I went to wake up my grandma and she wouldn't wake up, she...
    ImJustOneGirl ImJustOneGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Despair

    Sometimes I feel like I took a wrong turn somewhere in my life and I've gotten off track, leaving me stranded in a place where I can't seem to find my way back. I feel like pieces are missing and I can't see the whole picture, so I watch my life fade away slowly, becoming more...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M Jul 6, 2012

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    That's The Great Thing About Life....isn't It?

    hello everyone,      I am pretty new to EP and I gotta say i'm learning a lot about myself and others.  Although you kinda know it in the back of your head, but people really have some far out thoughts going through their minds! It's sad to know that many many people are...
    TheRenegade TheRenegade 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Not sure what I am missing

    but I feel it is something. The something that holds my smile my happiness. Not sure where it is or when I will find it but I hope that one day I will.
    misguidedthoughts misguidedthoughts 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    aldrincr aldrincr 18-21, M Aug 17

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    Hello everyone, I'm new to this app

    so I thought I would put my feelings out there and give it a shot. So about me, I'm a 16 year old in high school. Next year I will be a senior. The problem is I feel like I haven't accomplished anything in my youth. I have no notable experiences. I had a girlfriend for a year...
    BreadEnthusiast77 BreadEnthusiast77 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Simple

    I Just want a father, or father figure. Someone i can talk  to about anything, like i do with my mom, just with a guys point of view. But i would like to have the full experience like also hanging out and stuff.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    A Road Less Travelled

    Sometimes when you take a journey on a road less travelled, you are leaving something behind, something in the rear view mirror that may be important in your life, or something from which you may need and want to escape. At the end of this road can be opportunities that would not...
    ProfMan ProfMan 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    I don't know whats wrong.

    But i feel stuck in my life. I feel like my life isnt moving forward. Everyday is the same cycle that revolves around work. I hate the place where i live i just wish i can teleport to places :(
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Something or someone.

    I don't know. I'm not looking for love or anything. I just feel so lost. Like I don't have purpose. Like I don't make a difference in this world. I wish something meaningful would happen and give me the kick up the arse I need. Everything seems so flat right now. I laugh but I...
    NotMuchGoingOnHere NotMuchGoingOnHere 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm feeling really upset right now.

    I feel like I'm just an object to men. Someone they can just come back to if they want to get laid or something.. I genuinely want to be more than that to someone. Might just feel stuck in that aspect if my life. I feel so confident and happy in most other parts of my life but I...
    moonilluminatedroom moonilluminatedroom 18-21, F Aug 27

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    Feeling as if something is missing in my life.

    Life is full of UPS and down.What ever life gives..i accept even if it hurts, I'm just trying to be strong and act like I'm okay. This is the way of life and always feel empty as if something is missing.
    Jetsel Jetsel 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    I have this one guy bestfriend,

    we are super close and he loved this one girl but this girl is so jealous whenever he see me with this guy cause you know they loved each other. But then my guy bestfriend said that i dont have to be worry, if she wont like me then he will end the relationship. And he said i...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F Sep 5

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    I wish i can swim so i can surfing

    and do every water sport 😪
    Justhatgirl Justhatgirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 28

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    I am married (5 years)

    and have a two year old son that is my world, nice house on a large piece of land, good paying secure job with a large promotion in the near future as well as my own successful business. I have two dogs, a bunch of toys (four wheelers, snow mobile, dirtbike) and a great family...
    N8tehgr8 N8tehgr8 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 5

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    With all the things happening in ;life

    and the behavior of my wife, I believe that something is missing from my life. I realized that it was the SMILE I used to have, and I don't know if it is going to come back again, the real me- what I was a CHEERFUL PERSON!!!
    sexyrahul2014 sexyrahul2014 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I have my pets, my job,

    my house, my car but I feel like I have nothing , I know it may sound silly but it's how I feel .
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I am missing LOVE in my life.

    ... i miss it with all my senses...
    butterfly110 butterfly110 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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