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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 105 People

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've been laying in bed since 18:00. I'm so tired yet I can't sleep... And my face hurts too... fml rn :(
    Kanza00 Kanza00 22-25 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Apparently too much. I was set to take my bosses place in a few years. The new CEO decided I'm a "thinker" and he needs a doer. Now I don't even know how long I'll have a job...
    Salem27 Salem27 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I overthink too much.... This has gone to the point where I feel like it controls my life. I can't go a day without socializing, because I am afraid people will think I am alone. I...
    thatgirl378 thatgirl378 18-21, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    sometimes it seems im thinkin tooo much. i have goal(s) in my life, and i wwant them to happens... some of them, if not all are really big goals... and sometimes when things from...
    typewritter03 typewritter03 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    I can't buy a simple bowl without agonizing over which design to pick for crying out loud, I'm that bad at overthinking. It's hard for me to make a decision about anything and I...
    Leftofcenter4 Leftofcenter4 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    How do you stop yourself from caring too much about someone you love deeply in order to take some time to care about yourself?
    SilentNight23 SilentNight23 22-25, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. I am always stuck thinking about the same things over and over again. The things I have messed up, frustration over my inability to speak my mind, and my will to...
    TheHonorableOutcast TheHonorableOutcast 13-15, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    It's so weird. I've always had a drinking problem. I've woken up at least 3 times a week hungover and regretful, broke, covered in vomit, afraid to look at my ph, feeling ashamed...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    4th of July was good to me :) we had help with the baby all day and I got to eat as much as I wanted! I wore a XL shirt just in case, but even that began to ride up on my belly...
    bombsarenotmusic bombsarenotmusic 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feelings of nostalgia make me realise just how much I wish I didn't hate myself before it was too late.
    Zugzwang97 Zugzwang97 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes my mind goes off track and i tend to overthink times like this. I was thinking whether to post this on 'i think too much' or 'i overthink' group!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I HATE eating too much and then getting sick afterward😐 it just looked so good to eat that I didn't stop myself.....now I'm paying the price😔
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always give people too much credit. I believe that do until to others as you would have them do unto you but it never really works that way. People take my kindness for a...
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is just a ramble. I wouldn't look to much into it. After all how much damage can a broken psyche really cause. The way they see the perfect tool. To break something, someone...
    lastassassin lastassassin 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I always care too much about what other people have to say about me.
    somegirl000 somegirl000 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do everything too much. I drink too much, I smoke too much, I have too much sex, I do too many drugs. But it's still fun.
    CigaretteEater CigaretteEater 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My mind is cluttered with things that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of...
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    its just too much so alone no one to talk too no to love me care for me all alone scared feeling loser i don't want to live i want help but who will oh god are you even there...
    evilkilllingme evilkilllingme 22-25, F Jun 28

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    Yes it's true, I drank too much! WATER! I beat the heat with a constant drink in my hand. The weekend was great! All people and animals made it through the terrible heat safely...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 28

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    I have a hard time of finding a middle ground. Either i care too much or not enough.. I can't stop thinking about things that most of the time i shouldn't even be worried about.. I...
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I tried I failed There is no safety in living my truth Only regret The explosion of my heart and mind The joy The sorrow The fascination The anger The love It is too much to...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 2 Responses Jun 26

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    God, I’m so tired... 12:26 am. The sound of my own breathing is annoying me and I can’t sleep. Every little twitch and itch feels like a spider taking a stroll cross my arm...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    One of the things I ponder on too much is that like isn't it crazy that there is a possibility of of us actually being crazy. Like we think we have a family and a nice house and we...
    Unicornwhisperer03 Unicornwhisperer03 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I've posted this before, a long time ago. I've struggled with a certain aspect of my personality a lot this year. It's going to be challenged again, to a greater extent, pretty...
    LolaRosa LolaRosa 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Before every exam i imagine everything that could happen to me on the way to school, faint, get run over by a car, get lost, zombie apocalypse, etc. I also like to imagine the exam...
    Lalaloopsiebabe Lalaloopsiebabe 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    My dog has been having problems and in extremely afraid. He has Lyme, the vets gave us meds to give home for 30 days. They said that he should be fine within a few days. But he's...
    ishigo ishigo 16-17, M Jun 22

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    New routine, stay up until 4 in the morning, then sleep till noon... Why do I want to cuddle so badly and just be with that one girl I haven't met yet!? Why!?
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Jun 22

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    I honestly can't sleep. I have so much on my mind. Mehhhh. Life is so complicated ;-;
    skyfox2001 skyfox2001 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Waste Way Too Much Time On the Internet
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21

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    Sleeping is never something that comes easy to me. Even as a child my mind was too full of unwanted thoughts. This last year has made sleep almost impossible. I have too much to...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Sleeping! Has always been a problem to me! Whenever I get moments alone my mind would just wander off itself and It's way worse at night! I would be awake for hours! Sometimes I...
    Wynee Wynee 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    My heart hurts. I can't sleep. My eating... is weird. I don't eat as much as I did or if I eat at all.... I also seem to gorge myself on food too. I don't get it. It's both. How...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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    And it's much too quiet in here. I wanna disappear. I'm hearing myself thinking too clear.
    MissUxx MissUxx 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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