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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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    Empathy And Guilt

    Empathy and guilt,I've too much,At times,Drives me crazy,Wish I could change,Would,If knew how!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    If I Am Alone Do I Cease to Exist?

    I am so tired.  I don't even know where to begin really.  Maybe I should start by admitting that I am probably the most selfish person I know.  That may sound like a strange way of beginning my story, but it is my one great truth and my greatest weakness.  I...
    cyrustar cyrustar 26-30 4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    Absolutely Me......

    This is a group I most definitely can relate to. I empathize very well with others but do feel this isn't to my benefit at times. Like for example, I work in daycare and although I work so hard and do my best by the kids, there are always limits as to how much I can physically...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Feb 4, 2012

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    Living Just Hurts...

    Why is it that I seem to be the only one around me that's like this... Not even anybody else in my large family reacts to things remotely like me. I just have so much empathy towards everything; inanimate objects, animals, insects, things that aren't even there... When I was a...
    HamsterDeity HamsterDeity 18-21 5 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Conflictions

    Already, I feel guilty of indulging in this exploration of my empathy and guilt. I feel like I am indulging myself with this notion of empathy. I constantly put others ahead of myself; I feel their emotions and try to help them in every way possible so that they can lead happy...
    oompagirl oompagirl 26-30 5 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    Why Do I Feel So Guilty All the Time?

    Some days this massive sense of guilt comes over me, its so strong but the strange thing is, its over nothin.  Nothin would have happened for me to feel this way.  I dont no why i have it, have been like this since i can remember.  Sometimes it unbearable. When i...
    Angeleyes777 Angeleyes777 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    Stolen

    I wake up some days and look back on my life and feel horrified by how real everything is. I had a problem with stealing, and addiction. i stole from people close to me. the weird part is right after I would commit these terrible actions, my empathy just pop out of nowhere and...
    Recider1 Recider1 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    American Guilt

    Before I fall asleep, I have near panic attacks thinking about all of the sick and starving children in the world. Nightmares follow. I have so much American guilt.
    Sappynirvanageek Sappynirvanageek 18-21, F Aug 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Like right now....too much stuff bouncing around inside my head tonight.
    ILnativeNOWinAZ ILnativeNOWinAZ 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    5:32 here staying at a hotel, can't sleep a wink. I didn't know I was going to wake up yesterday and my life flipped upside-down. Tomorrow I'll be homeless, again. Sometimes I...
    NighthawkBM NighthawkBM 22-25, M Mar 31

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    thats tonight...should have been asleep hours ago.
    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F Apr 1

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    I'm gonna be in trouble tomorrow because I never did my science French or English.You see science is 3 long questions and English is two pages and french is 3 pages so yeah and it...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    anyone skype? i struggle to spend night everyday.. my insomnia is horiible.. if i can talk to people bit..that helps me...anyone availble talk on skype now? PM me
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Why is the Weather so terrible outside? England, you're sh*t. Can't sleep either, so tired but can't keep my eyes closed. So I'm just thinking... And thinking...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    It is now 3:40 am and I am laying here unable to sleep because my brain won't switch off all because of one little comment made to me by someone so very precious to me :-(
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 30

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    My mind has to give out before i can sleep and when my mind gives out my body follows and i'll pass out before i wake back up and the go back to sleep.
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    it's one of those night. i don't w know what to do to get to sleep.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Why do i care so much i guess its just who i am. Some log off and do not give a second thought to those on line for me that has never ever been the case. I care too much for people...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm thinking too much right now...got my heart on a string dangling in mid air with the blender on...one false step and down she goes...I'm just thinking about my sis...and what...
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I feel I'm to much for people because I bother them or I'm to weird or that I just say sorry a lot when I don't need too. sometimes I just wish I could talk to someone that can...
    devanking15 devanking15 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I'm sure you've all sat down to work on something and immediately filled your time with distractions. Hopefully, you've also had times where you sat down and truly did focus on...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes we do! We have way too much unrealistic expectations in our relationships. We don't want the man or the woman to cheat but we afraid to experiment in bed. Women don't like...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Too much. Too often. Giving up is stopped by caring. And worry. Lol. Dang codependancy.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I feel like I care too much for the wrong people and for the wrong things. Every single ******* time i start to care for someone they take advantage of it and act like they don't...
    Photographybrat Photographybrat 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Perhaps, I do think too muchperhaps, I should feel a little bit more.I think, ponder, and dwell and suchI do not get passionate any longerI think when my heart suffersthis easier...
    Angelov Angelov 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Even though I it seems like I don't care about what anyone thinks, I do care and I care way too much. i stopped smoking weed because it makes the anxiety unbearable to the point of...
    HLeeT HLeeT 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I absolutely hate it when people ask if I'm ok... YES! Just because I am quiet at times does NOT mean I'm upset or mad at anyone or any situation! Sometimes spoken words can put a...
    OhhBoyOhBoy OhhBoyOhBoy 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I Love You Too Much To Treat You As A person
    thatwhichsees thatwhichsees 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I spend too much time alone and sometimes I think I'm losing my mind . It seems like all I do is think and imagine and contemplate and I know it's not healthy but sometimes what's...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    i think too much. my brain hurts. i get paranoid. i am going insane.
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I wish my school would just get rid of homework for good. The classes are moving forward way too fast. It's like the homework is what's supposed to be teaching us. The teachers...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M Apr 3

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    Sohdee pop Ice creem. Cookeeeezzzzz Way too much. And blame industry producers. Plus doctors. They make us taste sugar. And say hypoglycemics need it. Then make...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I think I care too much about the people who couldn't give less than 2shits about me, and my existence and sometimes knowing that. I end up crying myself to sleep... Especially...
    QueenofIceandRoses QueenofIceandRoses 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Who is worse. Those who care too much. Or those who hurt the caring for profit.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I really can't help it whatsoever but I over think way too much about everything. So many thoughts.
    kennethwf kennethwf 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Way too much. I think in a way that I stress myself out. Everyone is like "your a kid you shouldn't be stressed out." Me- I'm 14, and just because your a damn kid doesn't mean I...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I think I think too much...lol
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 14

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    I care way too much and take everything too seriously. And nothing can take the pain away that I feel from my let downs at least nothing I've found yet.
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I always find myself thinking way too much or over thinking something. For example, throughout the day, my mind wonders everywhere from funny things, to ideas, to sexual thoughts...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    First Post! Anyways, I sweat way too much and its quite embarrassing. I'm learning to cope with it better and I will post here as I learn more about what works for me.
    maddeningvalley15 maddeningvalley15 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I genuinely think we're programmed by school and TV/music and advertising to expect too much from another PERSON. Then life happens and we hopefully wake up to being more...
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just want a tall guy that doesn't mind if I smoke w33d or drink and lets me be me. Is that too much to ask?
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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