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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can't sleep a lot of things always on my mind to keep me up.. Haven't had this in a while I kinda got used to actually being able to sleep
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    My mind wont stop thinking HELP! What can I do?Hey is been two weeks Im doing my best of working on my bio system. I watch my soap at 8pm that takes 30 to 40min. then I go under...
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    this is one of those nights. i just can't deal with the ****** people that have inundated my life. when I'm stressed sleep isn't easy.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 18 hrs ago

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    Which is most nights lately
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    la fatigue. my bones and muscles ache and yell as if to scream the words i dare not say myself. my lips shushes them with pain killers i eat i eat as if to fill the empty spaces...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    that happen to me last night, i couldn't sleep. but when i did i dreamed that aliens (from aliens vs predator) was chasing me, i tripped and they were on top of me, and one said...
    kkisu474 kkisu474 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Can't sleep at all ... Might as well listen to music and zone out
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I hate Valentines Day with a passion. A fiery passion like no other.
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    Why do you keep running through my mind? I can't stop thinking about you! I want to touch you and feel you. I want to make you go there and back again. I can't sleep! I can't sleep...
    SexyBoss70 SexyBoss70 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    7.20am I look like a zombie tf
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    then write it all down. it creates distance from your thoughts.
    limitles limitles 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    i see her face all over his facebook my body says dont worry but my mind thinks then over thinks. now im a jealous angry to the point i just want to... but its my fault for not...
    feelsgoodtocut feelsgoodtocut 18-21, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    i watch hentai too much maybe every 2 days its my guilty pleasure
    gamevirus gamevirus 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I think too much to the point where I spiral into despair. I worry I'm not making the most out of my life or I'm not living up to the person I set out to be. It got so bad that I...
    eveylind eveylind 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I mean to say I think we're encouraged to think too much. I've thought about it a lot. Too much actually. My parents were pretty strict but fair.I was encouraged to think for...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 24

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    I know I think too much. I try and imagine things happening before they do so that should it happen I know what I'm going to do. I suppose some would say that it's worrying too...
    T1ggy67 T1ggy67 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been worrying too much since I was a little kid. If my mother comes to pick me up a little bit later I would start to worry if she were killed by someone or killed someone...
    nothingtoliveabout nothingtoliveabout 16-17 Feb 14

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    what if my family stops caring about me all together? what if i never get married? what if suddenly i had no friends at all? what if next year i go to college and i don't do good...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 23

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    I can't make decisions about anything, really. I think this stems from being uncertain about nearly everything. I've noticed having "faux" convictions in place in order to mask my...
    urbanseeker urbanseeker 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I spent six hours doing private messages on EP... and 90 minutes yesterday. (Finally caught up!) And this is with skipping the messages that really don't give me anything...
    igivefreelove igivefreelove 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Too too much. 'Not everyone that smiles at you is your friend' I hate that - why not have some decency and integrity and be a decent person instead of a superficial...
    Unnecessarilylostsoul Unnecessarilylostsoul 26-30 3 days ago

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    My head hurts, Too much thinking :( .. any help or advice?!
    HananAquarius HananAquarius 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    I think too much that sometimes i put my self into depression and bad mood swings .. i try to shut off my brain a lot of times, but i fail at it ...
    speeddevil70 speeddevil70 22-25, M Feb 9

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    I ate too much again, i think i'm gonna throw up :s
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    My brain is a talking machine at night like wtf is going on up there? I'm like ok today step in bed get a good night sleep and then suddenly I'm hungry and I'm like nope think...
    WTFGOD WTFGOD 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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    I talk way too much when I'm comfortable with a person. usually I'm trying to hide what is really going on in my brain. that's when i talk about every pointless thing under the...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Oh here I feel, when I start chatting to people on here that I start pushing myself on here and on to people, to escape the sometimes lonely world I live in. So if I talk too much...
    stonecold31625 stonecold31625 26-30, M Feb 24

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    Waaaaaaay too much... SOMEBODY MAKE IT STOP!!
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I drink way too much wine and need to quit. I can drink a bottle and half 3 times a week. I want to quit. I know I must quit. I almost make it a week without but then I cave...
    Kylor51 Kylor51 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    40 Lessons by Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W) ------------------------------ 01. Refrain from sleeping between fajr and Ishraq, Asr and Maghrib, Maghrib and Isha...
    samgha samgha 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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