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I Get Emotional When I Don't Sleep

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    I have no idea why, but my worries always seem ten times as big when I don't sleep, and the people I love seem ten times as far away from me. Considering this, and the fact that I am a natural worrier and a pessimist, it would be wise if I made it a habit to always sleep...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jul 11, 2009

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    Need My Sleep!!

    If I don't get enough "good" sleep, I am a cranky, sensitive mess.   Cry, overreact, get mad--all stuff indicative of PMS.  It ain't pretty!   That's why those occasions that I get insomnia are practically deadly to me.
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    TOO Much Talk

    I get emotional when I don't sleep. Or if I sleep poorly. When I'm overly tired, everyone knows it. When everyone is trying to be still and just "zone out" Wysteria decides to talk. I don't just mean talk. I mean gabble gabble gabble non stop waah waaah cry help me I'm...
    Wysteria1 Wysteria1 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    Yeah

    I get horribly depressed when I dont sleep... more or less of how I'm feeling right now actually. But I cant sleep because I'm depressed so... either way I suppose it leads to me being unhappy and awake. At least when you're unhappy and asleep you can wake up, nightmares end...
    whatever223 whatever223 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    For at least since my teens I've never slept well. I spend all night awake and get a few hours sleep then wake up in the morning. I think my mind runs at a million miles an hour...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Oct 10

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    I believe I woke up at 7am yesterday and oh look it just turned 7am the next day. I was tired, but I think I fought it off.
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    it's 6am and my mind is going a million miles an hour with no end in sight. looks like it's gonna be another all-nighter.. FML
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Like it is News!? I am an insomniac since birth ! lol
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    There is too much happening in my life right now. I think that's why I can't sleep. I went to bed last night and tossed and turned for a few hours and then fell asleep, but woke up...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I don't know why I can't sleep. Any tips for getting sleep early. Other than drugs or alcohol please.
    blinkingstarblinking blinkingstarblinking 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    I've struggled. I've been depressed. I've been through counseling. I've moved to a new city and attended a new school. I've struggled some more. Got new friends and support from...
    artelutio artelutio 16-17, F Sep 21

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    My gf and I have just had a huge falling out, down to the fact something about her past I just can't get my head around. It goes against every value I have as a person and its hard...
    Lightandshadows Lightandshadows 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be sleeping alone anymore, I want someone to hold onto, I want that emotional security.
    Resoner Resoner 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I always knew I never wanted kids, dunno why I just never did when I was a little girl my friends would play with dolls and prams, me?, I'd play with animal toys they were kind of...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    To begin with, to all the women out there who tell men like me it's all about confidence just be happy with who you are and people will like you. I call BS because for someone who...
    LifesFight LifesFight 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Well, I don't know. I guess I just wanted somewhere to talk about the way I feel because I certainly, absolutely, cannot confide in my only social outlet...my boyfriend...about...
    individualfreedom individualfreedom 26-30 6 hrs ago

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    I've never really been able to relate to people's emotions... or at least, I haven't been able to in the last year or so. I know I sound completely horrible, but I don't know how...
    VeronicaVoom VeronicaVoom 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Ok first off let me say that I am posting this for venting purposes and am not looking for pity or compliments.... I truly just don't get it and would like subjective(what you...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    It has been over a year since my affair ended, and I have managed to work through the intense roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs. Details are in my previous experience...
    inacloud inacloud 31-35, M Sep 26

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    It's been nearly two years since it happened. As much as I want this to be over and done with, I don't want to face it either. I think my sleep issues in recent weeks have been...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    my mother is i guess abusive. i didn't really know until i was thirteen and i was talking about it and someone called me out on it. i thought every mother was like mine. she liked...
    Limle Limle 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been with my husband for 6 years. Nothing was ever normal. He is a recovering alcoholic for the past year. Once he stopped drinking many smaller issues started sprouting...
    emotionalshreds emotionalshreds 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep at all. I have a quarter final in the morning...but I'm not worried about it. I'm worried about my weigh in tomorrow morning at the doctors. I'm afraid I lost to much...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know why guys/girls think it's okay to flirt with me. Regarding the girls, I'm not a Lesbian, so... Just... No. Guys, just because some girls like to flirt, doesn't mean I...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 5 hrs ago

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    I don't trust my parents with everything cuz they won't understand I don't know if I can trust my friends with some information I have no one
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Sometimes, I really don't understand my bf. Let me give a recount of what happened last night. It made me really angry. And I mean REALLY angry. Honestly I can say that he acted...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    but I'm okay with that. I have 1 friend married 25 1 son she's a christian that lives and breaths for God. Been friends with her almost 9 yrs. Then I have another friend 32 2 boys...
    jbnj12 jbnj12 26-30, F Oct 1

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 22-25, F Oct 4

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    I had a concussion when I was a junior in high school it caused me to have amnesia. It took two days to remember who I was and left me with short term memory loss. Now I remember...
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Sorry for everyone who thinks this is an update. That guy I mentioned before? He told me actually does like me, and we've talked a lot, but the thing is, I don't know if I like him...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    ****BARE-LY THERE**** 1. With dresses. Decent, knee-length to ankle length ones. Not with mini dresses. Don't want any accidental flashing or advertising to the world that i'm...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 14 Responses Oct 9

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    I am married for 22yrs. My relationship at home is abusive and working has really helped me to become stronger and more independent. I still don't have the confidence to leave but...
    Dinkiel Dinkiel 41-45 Oct 11

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    My family may have to move somewhere new and I am terrified to do so. Although I don't quite fit in where I am now, I am just starting to figure my life out. It was a painfully...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Having someone to talk to when I can't sleep is the best feeling ever. I love it because the person you are talking to is clearly getting tired as the night progresses and yet they...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Ugh... so my mom is very loving and supportive, but she's also lazy and crazy. I know that those are common adjectives, but hear me out: my mother is obese and doesn't have a job...
    peacelove75 peacelove75 22-25, F Sep 23

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    i love you three dangerous words abused by pop culture, teenagers and American society as a whole. often used by males to get into a woman's pants BUT- when a guy says these words...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 27

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    I read a text a few days ago that was about me. It was my Aunt and her text was for my mother. I don't think she is aware that I can read the text from my cellphone. What it was...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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    The main thing on my mind every night is that I don't want to go to sleep because I have school the next day. I dread skwl so I stay up as late as possible
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I don't know how to describe it anymore. I am in so much emotional pain I can't even make it through the morning without wanting to cry. I just feel so incredibly alone all the...
    Tantalustay Tantalustay 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I sleep with a pacifier and I'm 28. I can't sleep without it. I recently told my mom that I wanted to be treated like an adult. I had a pacifier at my mom and dads house and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8

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    When growing up, I observed other kids with their moms and always wondered what that would be like... to actually want to be around your mom... to seek her out... to be touched by...
    msr721 msr721 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I use to be a perk person full of such hope, full of faith. I would help someone regardless, and I would not ask for an award. The last ten years of people in and out of my life...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't been able to sleep for years and now it's even WORSE. It's to the point that I can't even do my class work because I fall asleep and when I do sleep it's like a battery...
    Kar197 Kar197 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I don't think I meet the height requirement to ride your emotional roller coaster.
    littlefroghere littlefroghere 41-45, F Oct 4

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    Not sure where to start this my second marriage we been together 10 years now it seems to always be a battle She 6 children from prev marriages I have two boys grown and gone from...
    firefighter39m firefighter39m 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    This is definitely me, but for a negative reason: I'm emotionally awkward. I don't think I've said "I love you" to anyone since I was like 5 and said it to my parents. I still love...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Well, I'm a girl, and my best friend is also a girl, just to clear that up. When we first met, I was kind of closed up. I didn't like to be touchy with people. A bunch of my...
    refusingtogiveup refusingtogiveup 18-21, F Oct 12

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