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I Have Trouble Defining My Emotions

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    I have trouble sleeping at night because that's when I'm the most introspective. My brain is so active at night unfortunately.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I seriously have trouble sleeping. I could be so so tired and not be able to sleep. My eyes say yes, but my mind says no.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My emotions have always been hidden behind logic. in 2012 I was drawn to a church, where my emotions broke down the logic barrier. since that day, my emotions control me. When I...
    jarae jarae 26-30 Jan 9

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    I was ok as a child but my reading issues picked up I was about 14-15. Though I think it started earlier. I always had trouble with comprehension. When I was younger I couldn't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 14

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    Ive always had trouble expressing my feelings, even some people have told me to change that. But... I can't. What if the person you love doesnt feel the same way? No, thanks. I...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    For a little over a year now I have had feelings for my friend, but now what I was afraid would happen is happening-I'm falling in love with her. I had a strong crush on her so I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jan 8

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    I'm always so emotional. I wish he were more compassionate. tell me he misses me too. instead he avoids anything too feely. as more time passes since he left . I just feel as if he...
    olivepop4ever olivepop4ever 26-30, F Jan 8

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    Well I am 19 years old, I've been in 2 abusive relation ships one for 3 years and one im still in every time I try to get into a serious relation ship im always scared and don't...
    alexis121 alexis121 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I think I've forgotten how to make friends. I work in an office with almost entirely older people who I don't have much in common with, so co workers are unlikely to become...
    pfsword pfsword 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Pretty sure I have a mild form of dyslexia. I'm 100% sure I have Dyscalculia too.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 14

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    I have insomnia from alcohol withdrawal. Night # 2. Here we go.
    poppysue15 poppysue15 41-45, F Jan 14

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    For example, there's this competition at school about story writing, the deadline is in May but like I have two story ideas that I want to write an I seriously can't make a...
    RossAshton RossAshton 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I'm 20. You know what? I know I need to let go of my mother- it's because our relationship doesn't serve me or her and it's unhealthy and I feel she puts pressure on me. SHE IS...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M a week ago

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    its really hard for me to understand how I'm feeling because at times I just don't know how I'm feeling I'm just angry and sad
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    to the point that I literally exhaust myself. I'm so depressed that I literally sleep all day
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I'm tired, anxious, nervous, mad, confused, sad, and happy at the same time...Wtf
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F Jan 8

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    my boyfriend said that I was fat today. I don't know what to do it how to feel. I feel broken and hurt. I know I'm fat, but for him to say it.. it got to me bad. now I'm...
    katiena katiena 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I struggle so badly and spend a long time figuring it out, only to go back to what I initially wanted to do, then questioning that. I never ever make a real decision. It's so hard...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 12

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    RestingKombucha RestingKombucha 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Sometimes I stay up thinking for no reason
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Just woke up from a sleep paralysis nightmare i know it's a little late to be up now but can't go back to bed after that nightmare
    lilacstone lilacstone 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Every time I close my eyes at night, I feel like someone's watching me and it forces me to open my eyes again. I hate it so much. I'm tired, but I can't sleep.
    MaximumAri MaximumAri 13-15, F Jan 14

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    Not really sleepy tonight instead i find myself on here now tonight and bored probably going to read
    lilacstone lilacstone 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Stop asking me to trust you While I'm still coughing up water from the last time you let Me drown
    DaddysCupcake DaddysCupcake 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know if it's the fear of rejection, or judgment. Maybe both. This tends to be a problem for me, because I end up pushing people away to the point where they really can't do...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    a while ago i lost faith in my emotions because they only have proven to be delusional,unrational and cause me great pain most of the time and led me to commit spontaneous actions...
    AndeleAndele AndeleAndele 18-21, M Jan 3

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    You may feel somewhat overwhelmed when you start the mortgage process. Gaining more knowledge is effective in reducing your stress and help you make better decisions about your...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with a learning disability when I was in 1st or 2nd grade. I learn things very slowly and work at a slow pace. I'm not very good at doing basic math in my head, and...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I have trouble talking to people in the real world. I stand in front of them and press the 'A' button, but they just look at me like I'm crazy.
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I do... and I don't... Like, I think my problem is that I trust people TO much. I put my complete trust into some people, tell them everything, and put faith into them, just for...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    It causes me to be really sleepy throughout the day, the worst parts are up until 10am, then from about 4pm-8 pm, my eyes really have trouble keeping open, even if I'm doing...
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I have two daughters. One is 28 and the other is 31. I have a good relationship with the 31 year old and I am estranged from the 28 year old. I have trouble imagining ever having a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Anxiety ******* sucks! I'm currently having an anxiety attack, and I don't even know why! Usually I am able to understand the reasoning of why I am getting an anxiety attack, but...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I can deal with the pervs because I can straight up ignore them. I have trouble with the teenagers. One the one hand they can make me laugh and their innocence can be so sweet...
    chimpsticks chimpsticks 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    I told my friend I will likely never have a significant other anyway. Friend: why? Me:Because I have trouble enough with trusting friends. Friend: How come? Me: I don't know...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    probobly would have helped mentioning this before its why i have trouble making friends
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T Jan 16

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    So, I've been dating this girl for two months now. Total love at first sight. She's beautiful, has a great heart, wonderful mother(she has a 10yo and 1yo, I have a 1yo). We get...
    wisconsin52 wisconsin52 26-30, M Jan 19

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    Teachers/Professors1) Assigned Seats - I've had this problem through my school years. I can kind of understand it in elementary school, but not in highschool. I'm in college now...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Well, actually, I just wanted to let everyone know I returned from vacation. I have been to another country... more than one... most recently, Japan, Barbados, UK (near London...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a young adult and am "troubled." When I was young my environment was discouraging. My parents marriage was terrible, my father depressed and suicidal, and I did whatever they...
    ZoeFeller ZoeFeller 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    An open letter to my abusive husband: To a man I know no longer: It's been three weeks since I walked out the door. Three years. and then...nothing. I still remember so vividly...
    emorgan11891 emorgan11891 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    When I read the websites online about C-PTSD, I was sure I had it. Now, after reading your stories, I'm not sure. I would love for anyone to read through this and tell me your...
    Devinologist Devinologist 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Do you have a problem with argumentative people So I was having these perfect three days ,and I decided to tell my brother about my tendencies for "depression" and "anxiety".He...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The Valley of Anger I had little control over my reactions to grief. I felt weak, almost breathless. I could not ignore the cold damp feeling of dread that crept over me. The...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Jan 18

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