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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have so much on my mind. Im constantly thinking. I have a messy sleeping schedule and I barely sleep anyways. I hate sleeping. It makes the next day come faster. So I don't sleep...
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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.
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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 1 day ago

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    I can't sleep. Its one of those nights ware everything I have been thinking about for the past month is coming to me now. Why tonight??
    ilfyst ilfyst 13-15, F Nov 10

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    when I have a bad day. all the negative thoughts come lurking in and won't let me sleep
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a technical interview tomorrow for this part time software dev job at my college, and I haven't had any time to prepare. On top of that, I have to wake up in 5 hours to work...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Sometimes I wish I could turn my brain off
    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F Nov 1

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    I think the switch needs rewiring or something. It's tough trying to stay asleep. I need a witch, like Sleeping Beauty!
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    When I don't see a way out of a situation,or see all the outcomes are bad...I keep thinking and thinking on it like a puzzle to see if I find a way out,a better outcome...and that...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    Sometimes I spend hours awake just thinking about anything and everything and the next day im so tired i cant function properly. Sometimes its bad but sometimes it helps as I come...
    Amy107 Amy107 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I really need to sleep.
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    But it is soooooooooo nice when you are in my mind at night...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 10

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    WistfulPrincess WistfulPrincess 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I get on here and look for friends
    ohno25 ohno25 41-45, M a week ago

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    Another one of those nights. Sleep is coming in fits and starts. My mind is racing, worrying about someone 3000 miles away. I'm not one to pray, but I keep positive thoughts until...
    WistfulPrincess WistfulPrincess 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sundays are the worst. Can't stop tossing and turning
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    That's what happens when I stay in bed too long. I have too much too dream, and that's not good because that pesky being naked in public dream always shows up. I don't like you...
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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...
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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.
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    I still have a lot to learn and explore about EP right now, so pardon me if this particular experience isn't what the site is about. I stumbled across the internet for about an...
    Kiddinq Kiddinq 18-21, F Nov 6

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    doing so right now thinking too much about a woman i care too much for. Someone that didn't even have the decency to say goodbye rather than just leaving. I don't expect every...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    Idk about about most people, but I care too much and I so over think. I can't help it. I can see how it can be a good thing and I can see it being super bad. I've been in bed late...
    faithdm92 faithdm92 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I think way to much...I worry too much, everything is too much I need a break a little bit Where ever I go a problem has to come up I need to rest for a while:(
    piercethesummer piercethesummer 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    This happens too much for me, I would have never though that you could care too much for someone
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    As a 13 year old, I have worries. Obviously, this is very ordinary, everybody has worries about something or other, but my worrying is getting out of control. I worry too much...
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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 12

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    Generator. Tools. Lovers. Mechanic for free. Parts for free. Address. Gasoline. An extra generator. More toys. Buckets. Wait thats a toy. Shovels...
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