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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 5, 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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    I was just a kid when 2 live crew was telling them girls to do what they do... I was only 12 when I held my first sawed off... tucked in my jacket to prove I wun't soft... Said I...
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    I only had between 4ish to 6ish hours of sleep.... It nearly took me forever to just fall asleep. Now I'm up early and my friends are still sleeping.
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F Nov 23

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    One of those nights....So many thoughts that the minutes seem like hours and it's still too early to sleep.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    So I'm just up thinking and writing away everything I'm feeling. I'm gonna have to get up and a few hours because I'm going to the mountains. I can't wait.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Sundays are the worst. Can't stop tossing and turning
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Doctors say its stress, anxiety bla bla bla... I really do tend to over think everything especially at night when am in bed trying to sleep. Every day I spend at least about 2-3...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M Nov 29

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    no i cant sleep /.- great
    RageGod RageGod 16-17, M Dec 5

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    today I'm tired af, its only 5:41 pm on s Friday night and I'm dog tired ... anyone wanna talk to me tonight?
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Dec 5

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    I went to an AA meeting just noe.. it was pretty great.. I feel so corny saying I like them but I really do. This one guy from Mexico went up to talk, he had all this tattoos not...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M Dec 7

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    I pray to god to take away this emotional pain. It hurts.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Dec 9

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    I cannot go to sleep... please help.
    jamsjams6 jamsjams6 16-17, F Dec 10

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    How do you recover from something like this: Woman leaves when money runs out. So I can't believe in love anymore. If I don't go talk to women and entertain them they'll never...
    Nixed Nixed 31-35, M Dec 12

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    I am not doing this for help, I just have a lot of stuff to get off my chest so here it goes. I am 13 years old. I lie way too much. I am a gamer, I love tf2. My parents dont let...
    George135797531 George135797531 22-25, M Nov 23

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    I love my boyfriend, but sometimes I feel like I'm doing this because I don't want to be alone. I care for him when he's sick. I appreciate the little things he does and the big...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I worry too much and too easy. Yet, I always tell my friends and other people here that worries are a waste of energy. I *am* aware though it's a waste of energy, but still... The...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Dec 3

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    I don't know anymore. I find that there's always so much going on with me that I seem to neglect, all because I care more about others well-being than my own. "Are you okay?" seems...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Every time when I'm in school, I get too many headaches when my teachers give me some hard question that I can't figure. Don't get me wrong, I'm a straight A student, but sometimes...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel like the human mind is both a beautiful blessing and a chaotic curse. I believe it can be the most dangerous thing in the world. That's why solitary confinement is such a...
    lphan lphan 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I spend far, far too much time on EP. A lot of the time I'm not actually doing anything here, just refreshing the page in between youtube videos. :p I was going to take a break...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Dec 4

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    My boyfriend is 57 years old, and I'm 35. I'm worried about missing out on life experiences because he's been there done that already. I also know I have no idea what the future...
    phoebe1163 phoebe1163 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think too much....To that extent that I make myself depressed nd start crying...its the stories in my head that has made me sad...because reality didn't turn out that way( not...
    SecondChancesDoHappen SecondChancesDoHappen 18-21 Nov 22

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    I keep telling myself to stop caring anymore but still, every time someone says something that might be offensive about me, or someone tells me that I've been talked and gossiped...
    The1996 The1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I've never brought into the 'I don't care what people think of me', more often than not, I smell bullshit when people say it. There's nothing wrong with caring about it, just not...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    According to the CDC 5+ drinks in one night is too much. 15 drinks a week is heavy drinking. By that definition I have been an alcoholic for a very long time.
    usmcdonkey usmcdonkey 26-30, M Dec 3

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    I just got told I over analyze things by my step dad, my friends used to tell me not to think about it too much...
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Dec 4

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    I think i think too much !
    Asemeto Asemeto 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I think too much. I always worry about things I shouldn't. I never stop and think "why is this my problem again?". I over-analyze and over-think everything. When I make a decision...
    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 5

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    I've always been someone who overthinks, since childhood. I wonder about the 'what ifs' way too much and things consume my mind. The worst bit - they are very rarely positive and...
    IBleedBlue IBleedBlue 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I think too much time on EP makes me foggy. There are a bunch of things I want to write stories about and I've been staring at the screen for the last two hours waiting for that...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Dec 8

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    I spend too much time thinking about bad things... I overthink every possible situation, and Always end up finding a way it could possibly go wrong. Therefore, I waste a lot of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Seems like every time I try to post, it reveals some aspect of myself I do not want to share. I think I am afraid to share too much and recognize things that I do not like about...
    crimm crimm 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Sooo... I am afraid I'm drinking too much to numb the pain from a chronic health problem.
    JD3108 JD3108 22-25, F a week ago

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    Yeah too much ******* water. I was up at 4 to go to the freaking toilet. True story.
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    my family is down stairs but I just have so much on my mind that I cant have a simple conversation.
    Malika1998 Malika1998 16-17, F Nov 27