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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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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 8 Responses Jun 28, 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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    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 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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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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    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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    Since im only working one part time job at the moment and only have three weeks left in this semester of college I honestly have entirely too much free time and I really dread it
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    2.25am and I'm wide awake, so much going round and round in my head. Thoughts, feelings, emotions so many things to think and worry about.
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    I couldn't sleep at all last night so I thought I'd pull an all nighter and sleep through the next night. I accomplished so much that day and went to bed looking forward to maybe...
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I need to slow down and take care of me . I'm too worried about this relationship , it's driving me crazy 😳
    Novemberstar Novemberstar 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    It 2:25 am and still i feel like something is stoping or disturbing my to have a sound sleep.
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    I feel like there is some mental blockage in my mind, from all the trauma I have experienced in my life. I don't want to see a therapist I don't have the money for that and I just...
    mp3s mp3s 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I hate it when in the day I can't remember anything!! But at night everything is rushing through my head :(
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    7:14 in the morning and still no sleep. Sick of this.
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    I need to sleep! My brain is just not letting me.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm trying to go to sleep but so many thoughts and memories are running through my head right now. I just want to fall asleep!
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    Wide awake mind won't switch off
    sand28 sand28 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I think of many things every night, especially when I try to go to sleep and I just can't.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Take tonight for example :/
    jordinv jordinv 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Another sleepless night, this is just great.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Resting in the dark with my eyes wide open. I'm feeling sick in my stomach because I am stressing out about everything that is going on in my life. I am fine during the day. I...
    Christinewl Christinewl 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Well it's not weird, a lot of people feels the same, and well I could be worry or just bored/thinking about some things of life that could be interesting but well I hope that this...
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    3 AM. I can't sleep. I can close my eyes but what would that do? It doesn't help. Nothing does. Nothing can blunt the blade of my consciousness.
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    cutieserafina cutieserafina 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I over think things all the time
    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    :( I am 21 and having night falls from the age of 16 or 17 i guess... What are the reasons and what are the solutions??? Please help! It is embarrassing when i am on a visit, i...
    papipurushji papipurushji 22-25 a week ago

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    I feel.. Drained. I feel like a can't cope anymore and I'm just shutting everyone out. I have no friends anymore, because my old bestfriend just used me.. And my other friend...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    So yesterday kinda got me thinking about something i always felt but never actually thought too much about. I realized that no matter how many people I find around, no matter what...
    anonymouslyherenow anonymouslyherenow 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Don't trust too much Don't love too much Don't hope too much Because that"too much" Can hurt you so much!!!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    And I think my profile and stories are starting to get the bipolar look. Well I just write what I think and feel at the moment. Like right now, the Q&A section has been talking...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Three months ago I almost killed myself. Life became too much for me to handle. I took 20 Doxepin (a sleep/anxiety pill) and pleaded that God finally take me home and apologized to...
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    My mom is one of those people. Whenever I'm being quiet, she has to talk it up way too much and jump from subject to subject. Also, the people at school who talk way too much...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I cry too much but I'm not weak. Things in life are too overwhelming that I can't help but let my emotions soar so I can try and move with my life.
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    I go too school sometimes and just cry, It's not like I don't want too be there I just cry way too much, I can't even help it
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    I think far too much, way too much for my own good. What do they mean when they say that? What is that look for? Is Isaac okay today? I wonder what my sisters and brother are up to...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Too many unsolicited dramas come my way. Please, I've already too much of my own to deal with, don't force your hate towards me, It's only ******* me off. I need a break, just a...
    SinisterSmile SinisterSmile 22-25 Mar 30

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    I've been thinking about my ex today, I had this dream and as usual it gets me thinking! I hate thinking about him, I feel like my thoughts are wasted on him! He was so gentle...
    Shortie82 Shortie82 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I think this is something a lot of people do. We expect too much from ourselves and need to please everyone. Even strangers I see on the subway, I care what they think of me. I...
    nyc441010 nyc441010 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    cancerian19 cancerian19 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Good LORD I have heard "you think too much" a lot lately. Too many times. I should probably take this under consideration. For all of my faults; the overthinking and insecurity...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F a week ago

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    I have bein thinkin too much ever Sence my uncle passed away 2 mounths ago
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    I seriously do , too much haha
    andreaxdrea andreaxdrea 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I must set high expectations. Either that or I'm just hanging out with the wrong people....it's probably the wrong people, lol! I enjoy treating people the way I would like to be...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I worry way too much that I annoy myself, but I just can't help it!
    queediana82 queediana82 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    It's making me go bananas thinking too much
    Fuckyouall247 Fuckyouall247 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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