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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Am I going crazy :P ?? Sometimes I feel like crying ... for other people.. :o. Like I was in a normal mood, until I got around, a certain family member . My favorite, always makes...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    feeling lonely as ****..thinking of past circumstances..of my current problems,just thinking of everything,anxious..i keep wanting to talk to someone i shouldnt..and thinking about...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    All the negative thoughts appear. What people may think of me. Do they like me? Do they hate me? Do they think I'm pathetic? Do they think I'm a loser? Do they think I'm a weirdo...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I keep waking up every hour (which sucks so freaking damn much) and school just started, making it all the more suckier. One thing goes out of my mind, another thought decides "OH...
    HollowDreamer HollowDreamer 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    This was me last night. I hate that so much.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Where I am it's the first week of school. For some reason the week started on a Wednesday but all the same anxiety kept me up all this week. Admittedly last week too. But this week...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Alright, more about me besides my fetish. It is almost 4am and I can't sleep. It's not the "I can't turn off my computer therefore I can't sleep," it's "I have been lying in bed...
    Hairaddict67 Hairaddict67 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    This was one of those nights. I have not have my usual 6 or 7 hours of sleep in over a week. My thoughts kept me awake. The rest of the week, 2 sick kids made me get up more than 3...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    Nobody will ever understand no matter how clearly i try and explain. I can explain every detail of giving birth to my dead baby. How cold, dead and lifeless he was. How badly i...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I rarely get a lot of sleep now, because I usually can't stop thinking of people, or things.
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    The worst part is i dont until bed. Or offline. My situation bit. Brains cause analysis. Analyzing society causes sadness. If we remain humane. Or want to. My...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 4

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    "A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow." - Charlotte Bronte
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    When words fail to express my feelings, tears flow........
    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Silence my loudest cry....
    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    i cant even finish my ap world note taking rn.. so tired
    rruser27 rruser27 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    It's fine. I find the occasional all-nighter therapeutic.
    WelcomeToEP WelcomeToEP 22-25 5 days ago

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    Ditto. Post post post. Empty crap here.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Having one of those moments now
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am probably going to regret this in the morning but I can't sleep right now. I had such a busy day but my body is still awake. Someone want to chat me up? :)
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well looks like it gunna be another long long lonely night. No sleep for Lee! Can't stop thinking. At this rate Im gunna lose the plot very shortly... Had 15ml zopiclone an still...
    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am new to this because i never really talked it to anyone, except for one person. They recommended this website to me and I thought "why not give this a try?" Okay, so I care...
    JadeB410 JadeB410 18-21, F Aug 12

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    In High School, some girls and boys did not want to hang out with me because they thought I was a bitchy girl that would discriminate others. The girls were always criticising me...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Care too little, you'll lose them. Care too much, you'll get hurt.
    Manzzle Manzzle 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Drank too much at the weekend and now I feel so depressed. I hate this feeling. I really need to stop drinking so much on a night out. I don't know if I do it because I'm exhausted...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M Aug 25

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    I did it again. I cared too much. This is the second time I've posted about this topic, but it's happened about eleven times where I meet someone, and I start to build feelings for...
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I wonder if I ask too much when all I ask for is a little respect.I prefer not asking anything from anyone.I believe in myself and can take care of myself.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I think way too much. Playing random scenarios in my head that will never happen. I'm my own worst enemy.
    Xplictt Xplictt 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    One of those days. Too much of a softie, that's my trouble. ....................................
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    It's an INTJ thing I guess. It's too much to think about right now.
    blackstr8cuckold blackstr8cuckold 41-45, M Aug 18

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    Self esteem or a sense of worth is a very fragile thing for me. I am not competent to comment on others' feelings on the same matter, but some words (even if spoken in a different...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M Aug 20

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    I over think too much about everything .
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I do and I worry too much aswell I know I shouldn't but I can't help it...
    xhumairax xhumairax 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I want to stop!:( I watch and read too much:( every fricken day:(
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have to be very conscious to not get stuck in my head too much or nothing will ever get done!
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68 41-45 Aug 4

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    Being bullied in Hong Kong being forced to stoop to a Chinese persons level. Wasting my childhood having temper tantrums and letting my autism control me. Flying too much and...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Aug 6

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    I spend too much time naked in front of my computer, looking at the lovely Tara Tainton and Christy Canyon, and have them both looking back at me :)
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    x.x one problem i have, that i notice is that i msg ppl... alot... idk, i guess i just like keeping in touch with ppl, and i like sharing experiences with things x.x. I always ask...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M Aug 20

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