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I Have Trouble Defining My Emotions

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    I have trouble focusing on things with one exception... I can knit/crochet for hours, almost obsessively. Anyone else have similar experience? Any suggestions for focusing when...
    absolom absolom 41-45 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can make up my mind, have it figured out and the change my mind again and again and again. I never settle and it makes me annoyed. I just can't figure out what is best. It's over...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 2

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    I avoid a lot of things in life (such as movies) just to avoid getting too emotional. I don't have very good coping skills, so I avoid things that I'll have to cope with.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F May 12

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    well I found that it never mattered what age they were it is the relationship with myself that determines who I will or wont attract into my life. Changing the direction of...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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    I had my graduation ceremony this morning... I graduated with honors and my mother, stepfather and my son attended. It was a long drawn out event and although it is a public...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 10 Responses May 14

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    I need a serious opinion or some help of sorts. Well I know I have some mental condition which makes me insane as I am. Well, I slightly liked a movie. They brought out an item I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 4

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    I always have a hard time making friends, I mean i have work friends, but i have a hard time making friends that i could make plans with and do cool stuff...
    johnespo64 johnespo64 46-50, M 1 Response May 15

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    I saw a spider in my room one time and had someone kill it for me and even then I didn't sleep in my room for a week
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    My husband hurts me virbully!
    fmhamg fmhamg 41-45, F 1 Response May 3

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    I used to be very happy and friendly, and I had a lot of friends. I don't really know how but I kinda got depressed and then stopped liking people. I find it hard to cope in with...
    Yuppierobo Yuppierobo 16-17, F May 4

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    I swear it's a revolving mess.... Umm hello I'm not the only one who lives here grrrr... Cinderella needs a vacation....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7

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    Takes the average person 6 minutes to fall asleep... takes me hours =_=
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses May 11

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    Sobbing hysterically for 35+ min because my mom said I couldn't get my tongue pierced. I know it seems snobbish or whatever but I actually get very little and I was very excited...
    ocdfun123 ocdfun123 16-17 May 11

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    I feel like as if I wake up at night.I can see and I can feel anything surrounding.But just can't move even a finger.As if a ghost grab my soul out of my body.The feeling of fear...
    Conan888 Conan888 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    God I hate not being able to sleep
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15

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    having a hard time sleeping. he's always on my mind
    libby59 libby59 46-50 1 Response May 19

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    I hate making them,I really do!! Not just big decisions even little ones will stress me out,like organizing my room for example,I hate having to figure out where to put everything...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F May 20

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    How to let go of someone who gives you so much false hopes make u thought that he liked you but leaves u hanging?
    alqt alqt 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My night time anxiety can be the worse sometimes... I hate it! I have such high anxiety tonight, and I don't exactly know why. To the point where all of the sudden I have trouble...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2

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    Yeah, sure..... My psychologist told me I could have a form of autism, I have no clue how they came up with such a thing. I looked up the symptoms in adults, and saw some symptoms...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    I used to be so afraid of people thinking I was selfish or not being accepted so I would never tell people things about my life. I have trouble making friends because I don't have...
    Stormdance Stormdance 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    The Uncanny Valley You don’t know I’m borderline autistic. To you, I’m just a jerk. You don’t know I’ve worked really hard and come a long way. To you, I’ll never be...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome which is a high functioning form of autism. I got diagnosed at 7, but my parents told me I was BORN with it. I guess I was born abnormal after all. I...
    maialove maialove 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Who doesn't have trouble with others in life?"
    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    im not feeling well as usual its to much form me feeling miserable cant stand being like thids but im goping out there are sure lots of good peopel out ther emy landlords blesse...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    It's not that obvious. I'm not really super lonely in which I don't have friends...but real friends? Like the ones who will really stay by your side because you have developed and...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    What I have just experienced seems so weird to me, I have to know if anyone else has experienced the same thing. For a while now I have been dreaming and getting the odd feeling...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    I decides I should write this post for people's what haves prolems in there  . I may sound like a perfessor of academical studyings, but I acshully am not have a psd or masters of...
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    I have DDNOS1 (Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) aka OSSD (Other Specified Dissociative Disorder) DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA (Code 300.15) from DSM-IV: This category is...
    TheCynicalOne TheCynicalOne 22-25, F May 13

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    I was diagnosed with DDNOS...this is my experience of it and my parts. EMOTIONAL PARTS: Emil: Age-13-17. Male? Skinny (possibly anorexic tendencies). Brown hair, emo style-short...
    TheCynicalOne TheCynicalOne 22-25, F May 13

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    I'm not entirely sure when this started, maybe in sixth grade when my grandma took in a foster baby that she'd planned to adopt. I used to be the baby of the family, my aunt couldn...
    MischiefManaged94 MischiefManaged94 18-21, F May 9

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    I like them,at least am starting to like them more/appreciate them,they're not always easy to deal with to feel but i like having them,I wouldn't be me without them feel like...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F May 19

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    What is true love? A good friend on ep asked the question and i remember my own confusion back 4 months ago. So there i was thinking and writing in my diary about love, perhaps for...
    msb2015 msb2015 26-30, M 2 Responses May 20

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    After not feeling my emotions for a little while I can physically feel knots in my back popping or dissipating when I allow myself to feel again. Emotions are powerful and will...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M May 2

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    My mind is every where...it is no where....it is all over... My emotions rage like a fire...then silent like ice...then somber of a summer breeze.....then hard as the dark, cold...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 4 Responses May 4

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    16I don't know where this would fit in so I'm just gonn' post it here.I thought I'd post it as a confession but every time I click on the confessions page, just looking at those...
    PortiasChampion PortiasChampion 22-25 1 Response May 12

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    I just don't care anymore, its like part of me cares and the other part is that I don't care. Part of me is I have emotions and part of me is that there is no emotions.
    elainenguyen619 elainenguyen619 36-40, F May 2

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    I actually have a high EQ (emotional quotient) butI can't express my emotions. I am really tired, I feel like I am acting although the day. I can't say what I think, I don't know...
    nekonyan6 nekonyan6 13-15, F 1 Response May 4

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    My mom says I'm too independent and I don't tell her about my life or my feelings. It's hard for me to tell people how I feel because they'd just look at me like I'm crazy. Even I...
    ToluDee ToluDee 16-17, F 2 Responses May 15

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    Ever just minding your business, and then all of a sudden you get into trouble for **** you ain't do! Always happens to me, like I'm not even around and then I get in trouble, but...
    clover01 clover01 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    Sometimes it's hard for me to arrange the entangled mess of emotions and thoughts that reside in the restless spaces of my mind into coherent words. It feels like an internal...
    ArcticNorah ArcticNorah 16-17, F May 19