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I Sometimes Feel Empty

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 203 People

    I Don't Really Know Why, But...

    I certainly can do a little self analysis and speculate. I married my first lover. The reasons are varied and complex, but it is enough to say it wasn't for the reasons that create a long happy marriage. We had two sons. I reached a point where I realized I had been very unhappy...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F Jul 21, 2007

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    The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

    This is a book by Milan Kundera that I've been reading for a long time.  It hasn't taken so long because it's a difficult book, but because the writing hits so hard.  Anyone reading or posting stories to this group (experience?) would probably appreciate Unbearable...
    NeonNoodles NeonNoodles 26-30, M Apr 17, 2010

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    Most Of The Time

    This is the way I feel, empty.  I'm missing something or someone.I feel a great void inside my heart, inside my soul that needs to be filled but I don't know by what.Emptiness slowly consumes me from within, eating my happiness.I walk around like I am fulfilled and I know that I...
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M Oct 4, 2011

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    Like Scraping The Inside Of A Jar

    I know when the emptiness is coming now. It's horrible. I just felt it today and I hate it... It always happens after an emotionally trying... how do I put this.... confrontation. Not really a confrontation but when in a very exhausting attempt to maintain balance between my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    The deepness within, begging to belong. The fullness that is nonexistent, but craved so badly. The silent pleading to speak, share, truly connect. The empty heart, that is...
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    When you people ask me " how r you" or "how do you feel" or ect.. Im gonna say im fine thanks . But seriously i just feel nothing like completely numb empty nothing else :) so stop...
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I can't describe what is going on. I feel defeated and tired and idk empty.
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    The moment of "Empty" is upon me. I just don't know at this point in time what I'm to do, I keep on keeping on, yet today another 2 "unsuccessful" job application replies via email...
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    Is this depression or is this the numbness taking hold? It's become worse within these last couple weeks and I guess I wonder why this feeling is growing. It's always been there. I...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    feel like being lost, and just don't know what to do in life.. I should be thankful because right after I graduated college, I immediately found a job that suits my course but...
    AyamiSakata AyamiSakata 18-21, F Sep 28

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    I'm going for my first psychiatric appointment tomorrow. Kind of nervous but hoping it helps me get out of this feeling of self-hate.
    Garbagepalkids Garbagepalkids 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey everybody, I'm new to this Experience Project. Anyways, I just wanted to express that lately I feel like I have lost some friends. The "best friends" that I thought I had some...
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    sometimes I feel like a huge waste of space
    Edshort43 Edshort43 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a 37 years old, I am married and I have a son .At this moment I was searching on google the most fast ways to suicide.I dont feel happy with what I have.I dont love my husband...
    nynusha nynusha 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 3

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    For some reason, I'm feeling extra lonely today. All I do is work because I feel if I have extra time, I would be even more lonely. I hope this feeling subsides soon.
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    It's a desolation that's cold and indifferent like a desert and if I stay this way to long it's all I can feel.
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    I definitely get that presence feeling right now. Home alone...Feels like someone from the shadows is watching me.
    TheSpookyPotato TheSpookyPotato 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    The sheep feeling is what I reject the most.Everybody doing stuff coz they are meant to do it. Focking hell what a boring life...I like to see it from a different perspective.I...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Sep 28

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    I can't stay or walk with one person cause i don't have any topic to talk with except that one have. It feels awkward. Can someone guide me?
    Karara0 Karara0 22-25, M Sep 28

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    Ever feel like you will never belong anywhere?
    GoldGuard GoldGuard 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Yep, I feel like I'm so out there that there's not a place in society that I can truly be myself without worrying about being judged. I know may people think that, but when you're...
    PocketUke PocketUke 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I feel trapped by life, because I have a number of obstacles like my social anxiety which often prevents me from socializing with other people. I don't often get out much only to...
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    I'm writing this story called Melody Dawn and it consumes my life! I fantasize about it everyday. It feels silly bc it almost reminds me of when I had imaginary friends. I can hear...
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    Especially late at night when I can't sleep like tonight.Every one in the house is asleep. I'm awake and I'm forced to be alone with my thoughts.I hate being alone with my thoughts...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    Right now I feel sad and alone... I'm not ready to go to sleep... I want a hug and kiss good night... I'm so sad
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    aliterekhova aliterekhova 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have no friends and no one likes me why do I always feel like this? Like complete ****?
    jinxxedforlife jinxxedforlife 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Emotional distance seems simple. It has evolved into a defence that has led to a cold senseless state of numbness. From this point, there are only few intances that seem to revive...
    kittylin kittylin 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like, there's no hope, one cannot simply be totally free anymore. I feel like, I was born to work my entire life pursuing an illusion. Whenever I buy something i think...
    scringerw scringerw 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Like the more i say the more it just proves I am entirely alone and the more I try to explain the more obvious it is that no one understands.
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 23 mins ago

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    charlieedwards charlieedwards 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'm crying right now... Ugh
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