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I Have Trouble Defining My Emotions

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    I have trouble letting go of things, sometimes i feel like i need answers or i like to be the last one to say something. Im an emotional person letting go is not something i can do...
    Syydnee Syydnee 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been doing so well lately. He was my in every single one of my thoughts both drunken and sober. After weeks of heartache and upset I finally realized that he was not what I...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I often wake up, realize my life sucks and have no good reason to get out of bed, and try to get right back sleep. I like dreaming too much, but at last my dreams are enjoyable.
    williamM92 williamM92 22-25, M Sep 23

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    When I was younger, I loved older women. However, as I have gotten older I have begun to like younger women. I am 25 and usually don't like to date women older than 20. I think it...
    bktaylor1989 bktaylor1989 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I didn't use to have any problems but I'm so stressed out now that I can't sleep. I'm really tired but when I try to sleep my mind just goes to an over drive. I've always been the...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Always been this way but for a while it did get better and I even got my dreams back I've found a way but then again so much guilt from it. Then now I find I'll have to avoid a...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I can't remember the last time I slept all night and woke up refreshed, I never want to get up for work in the morning, at that point I finally feel like I could sleep, but have to...
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F Oct 13

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    If I trust a person and they betray my trust they just might as well be dead to me. With that being said there are few people in this world that I actually trust and if you have my...
    SuckMyAwesome SuckMyAwesome 16-17, F Oct 13

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    I have the worst social anxiety that life has to offer.
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm so shy and insecure , I feel like people won't like me
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Characterize people by their actions. Then you'll no longer be fooled by their words .
    DaddysCupcake DaddysCupcake 26-30, F Sep 26

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    I don't like feeling weak or helpless. I also don't want to be told I am sick. And even though I am. Please know that I am not. I AM NOT. This is why I don't like asking for...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    My bf is being really distant as of late. He's short with me and moody, as well as not wanting to be intimate. He picked fights with me and has become really petty. I honestly feel...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    She angrily peered at the clock for what felt like the hundredth time. Only two minutes had passed since the last time she checked it. 2:47am it read. 2:47am. At that point she...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Oct 5

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    I see too many sides. How do you make decisions? And know the right ones?
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    To members of the opposite sex and to members of the same sex. I often end up coming off like really sarcastic or a total ***** on accident :P
    MissManaged MissManaged 22-25, F Oct 9

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    It's 6am and I'm still not asleep.
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10

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    You saw me as a friend I saw you as more, It wasn't what Life had in store, You didn't want to lead me on, I accepted that a chance of romance was gone, We seemed to get By that...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    The odd one here and there are reassuring, but too many will drive me away
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    Especially from pretty girls . I never know if it's flirting . Can people just wear stickers with their sexuality on it ?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    When I meet new nice and kind people I never know how to reach out to them afterwards. We talk via Twitter or FB but I always feel like I'm going to disturb. So we don't hang out...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel really bad im this way now, it makes me feel like a crappy person, but ive had so many bad experiences with people that its really genuinely hard to change that way of...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    After being hurt. Duh. Lol
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    can't sleep at all, v.v
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Hi everyone. I just want some advice. I really need it right now and I have trouble talking to anyone about this. Me and my boyfriend are both in college and on athletic...
    GuestUser145 GuestUser145 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I feel strong emotions, but have trouble expressing them. Sadness at some points, and appreciation for the few people I have runs deep, but I don't know how to tell the truth...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I would like to give some positive advice with the ones dealing with Herpes! YOUR life is not over! This is not the end! This is actually the beginning! The beginning of a new...
    iCas92 iCas92 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    We people have feelings and emotions. It's what makes us human beings. For me, it's very important to express your feelings correctly or the people whom you're expressing to might...
    KatieP767 KatieP767 13-15, F Sep 28

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    I honestly have such mixed emotions about this... Almost 6 years have passed since I met my middle school teacher that I became so very infatuated with. I had never felt this...
    anonymousobsession anonymousobsession 16-17, F Oct 8

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    I'm not sure if it's emotionally abusive, but it hurts either way. She had a lot of **** as a child, an alcoholic verbally abusive father, an emotionally distant often absent...
    PinkNailPolish PinkNailPolish 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Hey I'm Bri :) I have scoliosis and asthma as well as a number of other health issues. I was diagnosed in around grade five (I'm not sure) when in summer I had my bikini on and my...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I started pulling when I was about 9 yrs old, I think I started doing it because I was put in a stressful situation. I remember the day a friend of mine noticed my eyelashes at...
    TPLove TPLove 18-21, F Sep 25

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    A few years ago I used to make music. I never learned any instruments but I made beats and wrote lyrics. I was only in the development stages but I showed great potential. As...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M Oct 5

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    It's fair to say my experience of growing up was rough: my mother had bipolar disorder, BPD and a few other things. At one point, our relationship got so bad (read: one or both of...
    EmThor EmThor 18-21, F Oct 6

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    I've had it since I was a kid. Would eat something. Perhaps it was something spicy (I can't remember that much) and would feel for a long time in my throat like it was on fire...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 11

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    Why are bananas that shape? How do fish sleep? Why doesn't NATO stick a bloody great great concrete wall between Israel and Palestine and say ENOUGH! Why does the U.S. always have...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    It affects me in so many ways. Largely, I feel like I don't measure up and I don't have the career I've trained for because I don't have the skills to interact well with co...
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I cant help myself but to count them. I know it is the content that should matter, not the number.. And I have wondered why I do that.. count them.. It is not that I set out to...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    It's just in my imagination, though. It's my idealized, utopian view of the world - my perfect world. It is just my wacky utopia, though, and I doubt many share my thoughts. Let me...
    7Questions 7Questions 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    Bottling isn't a strong enough word. I used to outright deny them. Pretend they didn't exist. That's done a huge amount of damage I think. It's only... Last three months, maybe...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have taken it and now have the correct type This Explains A lot- I Am An INFJ! Stats Rarest personality type; estimated 2% of population. Characteristics private sensitive...
    OppressedLuna OppressedLuna 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Over the past couple of years, I have been writing several experiences I have had throughout my life. One story was about a girl I dated in high school, Martha Alvarez. Five months...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have a troubled family, currently. My parents are going through a tough time and it's causing me to internalize bad emotions. I've never been good at expressing myself either...
    BlackBeach BlackBeach 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I have easy chores I do everybody laundry I wash the cars the house and clean the bathroom and yard work and my sister do dishes puts the clean clothes away picks up anything...
    Uhspride Uhspride 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I NEED ADVICE! So when I first fragmented, I was mostly in control. I kept Sigma and Epsilon (the first two Alter's) in check. No one knew what was wrong with me, so that caused...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 49 mins ago

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    I NEED ADVICE! So when I first fragmented, I was mostly in control. I kept Sigma and Epsilon (the first two Alter's) in check. No one knew what was wrong with me, so that caused...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 49 mins ago

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    I began the first day of school, woke up more excited then ever. I picked out the clothes I'd wear the night before, I could barely sleep, constantly visualizing my friends and...
    looking4chances looking4chances 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago