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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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    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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    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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    If you're in Northern New Jersey

    and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup is June 10 in Fairlawn, NJ and over 10 people have RSVPed. Why should you join our group? So that you can connect with similar...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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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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    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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    I don't think anyone really can. When you have alot on your mind it just feels like people or like alot of yous are whispering in your ears and you just want to make it all quiet...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M May 1

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    all I can do is sit there and think about everything sometimes I have to tell myself to just listen to me breathing and I'll eventually fall asleep
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    Literally. I haven't slept in days and all I can think about is her. She never leaves my mind. I wish I hadn't left her, I can't stop worrying. I mean she has tons of friends. She...
    wtfJason wtfJason 16-17, M 4 Responses May 7

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    So I get called by the insurance company today.. I have been off of work due to a recent hospital stay. They of course, tell me I don't meet the requirement for short-term...
    unreciprocated unreciprocated 36-40, F May 15

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    48 hours and counting of no sleep. I just can't stop trying to sort out my whole stupid hellish life. I constantly am trying to figure out exactly what I want and why. I have...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    I can't go to sleep because I'm awake thinking about all the wrongs I've done throughout my life. On top of that, I have to wake up for school in 2 hours...
    TheNumberEleven TheNumberEleven 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mind won't shut up grrrrrr
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5 36-40, F Apr 29

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    I'm wide awake thinking about having to go retake my driving test for the third time I almost got it Monday but a guy gave me a fender bender so it was an automatic fail I really...
    waterfalls542 waterfalls542 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I've been up since 2am and it is 6 already just thinking about the day I give birth to my baby girl and planning on not having any visitors over ha I feel so evil cause I hate my...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    i usually sleep an average of four to six hours a night, but lately that has decreased to one to three.
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F Apr 30

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    All the time every day of my life
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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    As of lately, comparing myself to people is what has been keeping me up.
    leimic leimic 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Like right now. It's 12:40 AM here. Thinking **** making me restless. Learning to breathe n just let go.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1

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    I wana call someone as i Carnt sleep im to scared
    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I really hate when I can't sleep at night. It's be nice to feel at ease when I lay my head down
    tabbi123 tabbi123 26-30, F 1 Response May 2

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    tossing and turning getting up laying down drinking cold water, and absolutely nothing can make me go back to sleep ??
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F May 7

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    Be up again once again, I'm a Lil scared....
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    woke up at 3 am, it is now 4;24 am
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Same..sighs..people make me anxious.worrying about certain people.Among other things.Sometimes i wonder if it is such a good thing i talk to more people now compared to when i was...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    Another night of no sleep as my mind goes a million different places. Emotionally exhausted and tired of trying when it all seems like a waste of time :(
    ajb234 ajb234 41-45, M 3 Responses May 12

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    I can't sleep. So what to do? Oh I know, let's think of all the ways I'm inadequate.. That sounds fun.. Long nights.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I try not to worry about things I cannot change! If I can, then I do ponder. But try not to in the evening.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Anybody up to talking ..? Kinda down, and would like to idk get my mind of things .
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I use to barely sleep. I had severe insomnia. Id sleep 3hrs at most. Lately I sleep too much. Now im sleeping 12 to 13hrs. Its broken up cause Im woken up. But still its too much...
    PhoenixRising83 PhoenixRising83 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I get let down a lot. Very easily too. People get my hopes up. They talk so much **** but... They don't walk the walk. Actions speak louder than words. I live by that. It's like my...
    Halestone Halestone 22-25, F May 17

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    Thinking about things too much leads to doing little. Leads to over thinking. Leads to despair. Thinking too much can make a lighthearted mood go to a low mood. Really there's...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I dislike when I think too much. Which is always. I start to think about my life. Of could or should have been and what is good about it now. But it isn't just my voice I hear when...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i think about life too much. i feel too many emotions. its hard to handle them.
    AlisonAnnAbby AlisonAnnAbby 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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