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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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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 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 May 23, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Aug 6, 2013

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    I have so much love I'd like to pour out to one guy... I just wanna love somebody... HAVE SOMEBODY... The idea or thought is appealing.. But I'm not the type to just jump into ANY...
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Like right now... I cannot sleep, although right now is 3:42 AM . I have things in my mind. My future mostly ... If i will become better. Or if i will be the same loser i am right...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dear J. You don't realise it but I have so much to thank you for. I have always felt at work that I have had to be strong and get on with it all. I have got used to having no...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I cried yesterday. I feel my life is becoming too much for me. I've been in school forever, and I have a Bachelor of Science degree already...but I couldn't get a job with that...
    truth1212 truth1212 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think that I over think things too much. I've tried to meet women and I'm very open from the very beginning and start enjoying chats but on 9 out of every 10 times the women are...
    BigDean1471 BigDean1471 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I aaaaaaaalways think toooooo much!! πŸ˜–πŸ˜‘ I think if the tiniest detail especially when I'm with my close friends I always think about what I said and how I reacted , what...
    tachibana12 tachibana12 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Jade although we're best friends I don't see you like that. I see you as that we both know that our bond is brother and sister and I wouldn't have it any other way. we've been...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    And this is the problem. I feel so Much and live by My Whole heart. And I think and I am to logical. And this tears me apart when I'm making choises. Two extremely strong sides...
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf 18-21, F a week ago

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    Suffocating head locked down, feel you crenching my throat Was knocked by the blood clot to my brain I tried to make peace but it seems nothings better without you Hopeless...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F Feb 3

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    Two people commit the same crime.... one gets community service... the other is jailed for 10 years. (And yes, it can be even more extreme than that). Why? Because they had...
    AliceMarie92 AliceMarie92 22-25, F Feb 3

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    I worry over everything health, family, lack of job and independence, whether or not "he" really likes me, or if we will ever meet. I am making myself sick over it. . . I need to...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Screwing me good, that’s what I sought to have you do Use to be us now you're gone I'm here working hard to improve So far away I'm here doing good without you Working hard...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    my panty drawer is overflowing I have too many but it's beautiful when you open it up and see all that silk and satin I am such a sucker for satin panties
    satinlover1958 satinlover1958 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    "I think too much" is an understatement. Each day, my mind is a whirlwind of activity and I can't turn it off, ever. I can't remember the last time I had a full night of sleep...
    SacrificeMe SacrificeMe 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I have so much love to give but the boys I give it to think it's okay to abuse it (even though they say they love me back) and do stuff with other girls behind my back
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I have so much love to give... it's just that I seem to give it to the wrong people. :(
    AmiraElVampira AmiraElVampira 13-15, F Jan 31

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    When I put myself into my dad's shoes, I cry. 51, divorced, broke, depressed, living in his parent's basement, bad relationships with his two kids but wanting better ones. When I...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    I would like to know if anyone feels the same way Right now and for a while it has felt like I'm the only one who struggles so much with this Like to the point where it effects...
    Jordbaerbonnie Jordbaerbonnie 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I'm kind of afraid of making new friends. I consider myself to be quite odd but I've also been accused of obsessive. I used to be close to my friends and eventually they move...
    GingerFoo14U GingerFoo14U 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I think about everything and it hurts my f so much
    Buttercake30 Buttercake30 36-40 1 Response Jan 30

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    Ok, last night on the news they said that the moon and 5 planets would be in line and visable in the southern sky this morning. They were right. Why do I know this? Because I...
    Jill1957 Jill1957 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Ya I think too much... What's the Remedy to stop thinking So much
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I have been known for my very severe anger problem for years. for since i had been a child i had learned too bottle it up but through the years it had been growing deep inside me...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M Jan 29

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    hell no was at one time, but now keep a Mobile gas card and a Master card and pay the balance monthly
    itsBob itsBob 51-55, M Jan 29

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    Deadass I curse way too much πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but **** happens
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F Jan 28

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    The thoughts come to me in a daze, suffocating me. My eyes are open, my lungs collecting air, but avoiding reality...I am scared of my thoughts on all days that end with 'day...
    darniseg98 darniseg98 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Sometimes I get too deep into my own mind that I can't find my way out.
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I think about things to much it's starts ok then mind start to think of every and I mean every possibility then I freak out, and scream or cry in a pillow because I think some...
    Hohenheim1 Hohenheim1 22-25, M Jan 26

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    i write and pour out on these pages. far too much of myself. mostly because i dont care anymore. i have a lot to sort out in life so writing here sort of helps. i doubt i...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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