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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's too much and it is kind on sinking my heart with it. I don't know whom to speak to because the relevant people do not tend to understand me. I have discussed with them again...
    Tommtomy Tommtomy 31-35, M Oct 11

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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 17 hrs ago

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    Way too many thoughts on my new found "boy troubles". Curtis asked if we could "talk" and I never replied because I'm not sure how to tell him How much i hate that label without...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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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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    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 Oct 13

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    If stressed I wake up all hours of the night. I do sleep but very fitful.I try to avoid stress or conflict during the evening so I can allow myself quality sleep.I have a medical...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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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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    If ive had a long day, chances are i wont be able to sleep. I get this strange feeling when something bad has happened throughout my day and it will cause me to be restless. If...
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F Oct 6

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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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    Iv been going to bed around 3 or 4 O'clock because i can't fall asleep and i wake up around 8 or 9 because either i can't stay asleep or i have homechool. It's been going on for at...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I haven't slept well for the past week. My mind starts going and I can't get it to stop. Any ideas to help me calm down?
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    More baggage than LAX at christmas break. Good pal. Better pal than lover. Good life coach. If you hate wealth. Lol. Help aint located yet. But many admire my...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    :-/ open ******* relationship sucks! :((( (for me)
    Zoren047 Zoren047 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 22

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    I really wish I could sleep right now.
    Sevenhearts711 Sevenhearts711 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    One of my neighbors got abused by their so called spouse last night. It's all taken care of, but hearing it all last night was pretty frightening. This brings up the question...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I've been in bed since 23:30. It is now 03:25. Even ASMR videos couldn't help me tonight. My mind is racing...
    Blueblack89 Blueblack89 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Omg I just got my first job at the movies and I'm already stressed out Iv only had 1 shift and it's so hard and the hours are brutal.... I hope I get used to it soon so I can get...
    ngoodfellow1799 ngoodfellow1799 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    This is my problem. Thinking too much and caring too much so I am always the one who suffer. When I have friends, especially best friend, I would love her too much that I will give...
    Seeree123 Seeree123 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I need to chill the hell out at work. I'm always tensed out and serious . Sometimes even stressed! The bosses or superiors that overlook everyone are people too. I...
    sbomber25 sbomber25 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Is it too much to ask your bff to delete your ex from all her social media & chat apps (WA, FB, IG, etc)?
    youbrokeme youbrokeme 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    The memories of my childhood are so special to me. Thanks to my father, he chose me to be his daughter. He could of had a son. He could of picked a girl with blonde hair...but he...
    Eyedontgiveahoot Eyedontgiveahoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I care too much.. I forgive too much.. The more I care, the more I got hurt but they don't realize that.. I'm being too nice. Eventhough I know they hurt me, I care too much to...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F Oct 13

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    What I like about drinking is that after a few drinks I don't care about the critics. They say I drink too much, I eat too much, beer has too many calories, I shouldn't wear this...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I hate when people shout, when they talk loud and even if they just close the door loudly. I can't stand too much noise, it just makes me uncomfortable. I get sad and scared at the...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I blame myself for a lot of things whether they had anything to do with me or not. I'm used to always being in the middle or the cause of some type of drama in my family and in...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Comando in tracksuits. It always shows off a little too much if your not careful lol. But its too cold for shorts to go the gym so its unavoidable. This could well be why no one...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Oct 6

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    I want too lose weight but I keep eating too much I go to the gym like 3 times a week and I up gaining back weight I lose I was counting calories but I stopped doing it and it...
    AJMClassof14 AJMClassof14 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 8

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    But it's such a great escape. If the dreams could only stop too as it reminds me too much about reality.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I definitely ate too much. I had a foot long sub at 8. Then around 8:45 I ate 6 inches of pizza roll about 3 inches thick. Then I ate a bag of chips. Now my jeans are too tight...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    I tend to think too much .... There is nothing wrong with that .... It's a habit
    Guy1618 Guy1618 13-15, M Sep 21

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    I've become too much of a perfectionist over the years... I used to think about how to better my life and such. Bit as of late all its been is how to best kill myself... All I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Everyone wants acceptance and approval. I worry too much about what others perceive me as that I get self-conscious about anything that I do. It's hard to obtain a careless...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I don't always say a lot of things about how I care too much about people who have been around me and I probably do the same thing when I realize they had already hurt me. This is...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I care too much about others i go out my way for people and most don't even appreciate it.
    RoughLife88 RoughLife88 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I think I trust too much actually. I use to, if I just met you, give you my complete trust. Until you broke it, you had it. A lot of people break things when they didn't have to...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    More than I should and I know it. It is not healthy and wish I would stop. I need to start exercising more in order to relieve some of it, but still haven't gotten around to it. I...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Oct 2

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    I been hurt way too much . People like to take my kindness and step on me ! And I let it!!
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    Yeah, it's exactly that simple: I eat too much! I can't explain why, it's just the way I do it...
    dr3513 dr3513 26-30, M Oct 8

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    I don't trust too much cause I get burned every time
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F Oct 11