I Have a Problem Feeling and Expressing Certain Emotions

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    All I have felt for so long is just simply blah.

    In the beginning I felt pretty good, a nice range of emotions relatively healthy then despair. After despair I hit a form of apathy
    deleted deleted
    Apr 27, 2014


    even admitting this to the air is painful for me. i have 3 children and none of them really know me at all. i was raised in a pretty abusive home, molested, rejected, unprotected etc. i feel all emotions but am so uncomfortable expressing them or even seeing or hearing them...
    ryannsgrammie ryannsgrammie
    1 Response May 31, 2009
    Harryj433 Harryj433
    26-30, M
    Sep 29, 2014

    It's more like they aren't

    even there. I am bad at trying to making people feel better when they are down. I often don't laugh at jokes because I didn't know they were funny. I care, and try to be kind to people, but it's so hard to talk to them and try to be funny because all of my expressions I think...
    Hersheychic Hersheychic
    18-21, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    Things Never Change Only People And Circumstances

    Things never change only people and circumstances I leave them and find others. I don't miss you although i would like to I can't feel for you when something is wrong I do have simpathy and that's as far as we go I can never get close, I don't fully trust. I can help you when you...
    31-35, M
    Feb 28, 2013

    The **** It Bucket and the Rule of 5

    This is for Fungirlmmm, because she got me thinking about something she wrote last night in regards to anger. I saw an interview with Anthony Hopkins once where he stated the best prayer he ever heard was "**** It".  He got this from a Jesuit priest, and the...
    IAmStillSomeone IAmStillSomeone
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2009

    I dont like to cry in public.

    In my mind it shows people that i am weak. I dont want people to think im an easy target.
    kyleigh188 kyleigh188
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    Just Realized That I Don't Seem To Really Feel Much Emotion

    I just realized today that I don't think I feel emotion the same way most other people do or the way that I should.  In fact, while I do feel some emotions, other's don't really seem to register with me.  I'm 42 so I know how I'm supposed to feel in most situations and can...
    No1uNo No1uNo
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

    I unfortunately have built this barrier between

    myself and other people and for some reason it restricts me from feeling emotions such as sadness and viewing it as a weakness. I'm very void and I want to change for the better..
    sabrinasilveira sabrinasilveira
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    Anything negative throws me

    for a loop. I usually continue to spiral until it gets very bad. I am trying to have a better outlook on life so this happens less often.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Dec 3, 2015

    I have such a hard time communicating what I

    feel most of the time... Like I can't seem to say it in a way people can understand. I feel like for most people communicating is easy...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    I want so badly to tell people how I feel,

    I'm just too afraid of rejection.
    ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    I Do Feel Anger

    What is this anger I feel towards you? That which was taken for a lifetime and from my dreams. I have and will continue to live my life within this sphere; a parallel line, never to be touched by another. I am, as if already laying down in the ground as the two of you. Confined...
    paco35 paco35
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Jul 11, 2011


    I can't express affection. I never got any growing up. Acts of affection were frowned upon in our house growing up. I have such a hard time showing it and accepting it as well. It's really sad because had I been raised in a different family, I would be a different person.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2013


    Anger, for me, is one of the hardest emotions to express. I don't like hurting other person so I sometimes can't express that emotion well. I allow the anger to build up to the point where it comes out like lava from a volcano.  I would rather not allow this to happen but it...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jun 16, 2009

    I'm failing all my classes

    and I am having trouble in school everyone I know is coupled up can't take care Meibers my house is a mess I always embarrassed myself from people and I feel alone I don't know how to handle this I read the Bible and they say the answer is in there but I can't find it I like to...
    nauturallbeauty nauturallbeauty
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2014

    I dont know why (i think to protect myself)

    but i mostly never express what i really feel. An example my mom, shes the person i love most in this world and i always treat her badly and scream at her. I feel like i never express my true feelings towards everyone, my friends also. When someone says i love u i said "hahaha...
    Hipstamusic Hipstamusic
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    Yeah, it's always been my problem.

    People call me numb since sometimes I can't feel what they are trying to make me feel. I admit it sometimes that I'm really numb. But even though I'm numb I am sensitive too. And most of the time I'm not good at expressing myself and expressing what I feel inside. I tend to just...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    Mar 22, 2015

    Just like people. Not all emotions dress the

    same. It's funny how public schools want put kids in uniform.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Sep 29, 2014

    This makes me feel not "human" sometimes.

    There are times I would like to die for my family, take their pain, hug them when they are sad/depressed and do everything in my being to keep them safe because I love them very very much. But when they're sad, or crying I can't bring myself to hug them. I can't pat their back...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015
    LadyE11 LadyE11
    May 2, 2014

    sometimes I feel like my emotions are dulled

    or that i'm unfeeling. I take things differently then other people. I say things that I don't think are offensive, but apparently they are. I don't know how to act when someone asks for advice because "I'm to harsh and brutal".
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    I have a friend who is,

    well, my best friend, and she has been there for almost 4 years now, and we've been through so many things, she's supported me a lot and she knows me better than anybody, we went to middle school together around two years ago,and back n the day i used to be so emotional and i...
    Mariana98G Mariana98G
    18-21, F
    Apr 19, 2015


    I used to be so on touch with my emotions and able to express them and was so good at showing when i was happy or sad now im constantly at a medium level i dont feel any happiness i dont feel sad im just stuck in the middle limbo i want to feel anger but i just get angry over...
    Tmays73 Tmays73
    18-21, M
    Dec 30, 2012

    It Happened When I Was 10.

    Well I was your average 10 year old girl. I loved playing soccer and hanging out with my friends. I had so much drive and enthusiasm; I was the one who wanted to be several different things when I grew up. I loved my family and friends. I considered my pets to be part of the...
    Komoriuta Komoriuta
    16-17, F
    Feb 3, 2012

    I can't help it, I am borderline.

    that is the name of the game. if i could express all my emotions, i would not be a borderline. id be cured, so i have a problem expressing certain emotions and feelings fa sho. cuz i dont even know what they are, much less how to express em
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    I Have Given A Lack Of Emotinal Support And Love.

    I am writing here because i relise that through out my adult life i have had a problem with emotions, be that displaying them, expressing them and simply feeling the right ones. This has caused and contributed to soo much pain for myself and my wife i truly want to make sure that...
    Cuttingedgezero Cuttingedgezero
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    This is me....through

    and through.... I guess it's cause am phlegmatic I hate bothering people with my problems or even my emotions...so am always happy around them...smiling,laughing.... Another emotions I can't express is anger...when someone wrongs me or offends me am not able to express myself...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2014

    I hate myself. I let people use

    and abuse me because I'm to nice and I seem perfectly fine and happy outside but at home I cry myself to sleep and it hurt because I do this to myself ! I have a friend who is terrible to me and somehow I keep letting her slowly back in but she never pays back money I always...
    nauturallbeauty nauturallbeauty
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2014

    To be honest, the only emotions

    that I can definitively say I've felt, are fear and pain. Other than that, I can't truly say that I've felt them. I honestly have clue how to read my own emotions. And it makes my whole life confusing
    Coconutsin1698 Coconutsin1698
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    People make such a fuss over these things,

    but are they really as good as people claim? People say they pity me for the fact I can't feel or read certain emotions. It I think it saves a lot of hassle. People are always crying because others are crying but I don't get that, getting jealous of eachother or something...
    thedimone thedimone
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2015


    I have problems with feeling emotions. Its awful. I don't let people touch me not even family members. If someone is crying I can't show or feel any sympathy. If you get me angry I go numb. I can't feel anything sometimes and it scares me. When I do feel sympathy or any emotion...
    Everyminutecounts Everyminutecounts
    22-25, F
    May 14, 2013

    When I was younger i always loved hangin out

    wit guys more than girls now I like girls but I sometimes think about how another guys looks, I think im bi
    DrowningCloud DrowningCloud
    16-17, M
    1 Response May 14, 2014
    alyssabay alyssabay
    16-17, F
    Sep 29, 2014
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014

    “Laugh, even when you feel too sick

    or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014


    so there is this girl that I was kind of dating for a while (like three months but it wasn't uber serious) and kind of out of nowhere she stopped talking to me after she profusely apologized about ignoring me during classes. Over break, it was easy to say I was okay and that I...
    1102Castiel 1102Castiel
    18-21, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    Just A Bit Of Dribble

    i think i feel and express myself in a different way.my hurt and anger always comes back to bite me in the arse.i dont think people know that im in pain.i might appear to be a selfish little *****.i say i dont care when its tearing me up.im nasty to you cause im scared you will...
    marizzle marizzle
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2010
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014
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