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I Sometimes Feel Empty

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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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I just feel empty. Like I'm about to float away. And even though I desperately seek someone to keep me grounded, I don't expect people to care. I live inside my head...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Well, I was here checking my own profile and thinking about everything I've written, my whole life... my feelings. I'm a depressive person, that's a fact. And almost everyday I'm...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I just had a fun night--a party with a few friends. I should still be feeling the high of being around people I love, but instead, I feel rather low… Insufficient, even. My...
    laracomn laracomn 16-17, F Aug 17

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    I kind of feel detached emotionally from everything lately. People particularly. Friends. I also kind of feel ill today. I have physical sick feelings but also bad mental feelings...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F Aug 19

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    My best friend went to a form of boarding school, and we can only meet during the holidays and we can talk only at the weekends. It may sound stupid but during the week I find my...
    Isthereaneed Isthereaneed 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    What defines depression? I refuse to accept I have it. Even though I feel symptoms that are involved with it. Sure, I have suicidal thoughts, but who doesn't. I'll have a little...
    Kampion Kampion 18-21, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    There's this feeling I have, that I've never been able to shake. It's down deep, somewhere in my soul, and it's empty and alone... I've never been able to fill it.... But I've...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Sometimes you have to forget how you feel and remember what you deserve.
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F Aug 19

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    Many years ago I died The coffin was sealed I laid there Lifeless in my dead zone But if you had looked into my eyes you would have seen me flying thru the universe I used mind...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F Aug 24

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    Today I feel so empty inside I just want to cry and scream it's like no one there
    Hope4glory Hope4glory 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    You know that feeling where it feels like there is a gaping whole where your stomach or soul should be. Just filled with nothing. When you can't feel your heart beat and your head...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I feel so empty inside, I've been depressed for so long now, I don't feel anything. I'm just a breathing blob of nothing. i hope one day, I'll wake up one morning and actually like...
    dominiquekillz dominiquekillz 13-15, F Aug 7

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    No matter how many times people tell me they like me or that I'm important, I always go back and focus on the little things that make me want to cry. It's so easy to overanalyze a...
    laracomn laracomn 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    i hate the nights where i feel so hallow inside i feel so damn empty and out of place i hate the nights where my mind wanders to the unknown and all i return with is sadness i...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I've just got an empty feeling inside of me?? The only reason I'm holding on is for the people that I love.
    TheAngelFromMyNightmare TheAngelFromMyNightmare 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Over the course of a few year period, i have increasingly got a lot better. I dont suffer very badly with depression any more, and have recovered from self harming and i feel like...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M Aug 22

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    I feel like no one likes me, I feel like I'm just a second options in people's life. Idk I feel like my sister is the perfect one, god jut made her perfect, unlike me. I'm so...
    hicapsj hicapsj 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 6

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    Had a dream with my ex and it's killing me inside. Some how as much as I want to try and move on and forget about him I can't because even in my dreams I see him. Feeling like this...
    MelyssaLee MelyssaLee 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    i have no one by my side and it is almost exclusively my own fault. I never share personal information about my self to anyone. In fear of how they will take it, and i do not want...
    Jane059 Jane059 18-21 Aug 22

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    i have no one by my side and it is almost exclusively my own fault. I never share personal information about my self to anyone. In fear of how they will take it, and i do not want...
    Jane059 Jane059 18-21 Aug 22

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    i have no one by my side and it is almost exclusively my own fault. I never share personal information about my self to anyone. In fear of how they will take it, and i do not want...
    Jane059 Jane059 18-21 Aug 22

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    I do not feel desirable, seems that 100% of you are in agreement. People that say I am desirable, or that I need to act confident, and believe im desirable. I hate how this sounds...
    LonesomeBuffalo LonesomeBuffalo 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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    a fresh graduate, I got a 400 dollar a month job which took me a year to get accepted and made my family proud. but their is still that feeling inside my chest, a feeling of...
    eljinsarail eljinsarail 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone... (Robin Williams) R.I.P.
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    These emotions are arising from deep within and they're corroding my insides. I feel queasy and don't know how to react to these old, yet new feelings
    Cyanideheart Cyanideheart 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I do not think I am suffering from the common ailment many here speak of. My affliction (if it could be called so) is a complete cessation of movement as if a beast once given to...
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Sometimes I do and I don't mean to, sometimes people say really irrational things and I guess its not irrational to them so its really all just how a person perceives things but...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I feel like this is not a bad thing but more of a normal thing. Everyone feels lonely and left out sometimes.
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I like the numb feeling tho, I guess sometimes I think its a numb feeling when really its just that I have not thought of things that I normally do in awhile. Then when I start...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I used to be to tolerant of everyone and I feel I'm just so intolerant of anyone I sometimes forget how good people can feel. It's like I need constant attention or I feel rejected...
    dancerinadaydream dancerinadaydream 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Sometimes I feel as useless as a white crayon
    AintGotNoSpoons AintGotNoSpoons 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    So I don't really feel that way now, but I often do... But so I thought this was interesting... I mentioned that I was broke lately, well I started doing stuff to try to fix that...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    In the middle of nowhere!Sometimes I wonder if there's something that i should be doing or somewhere i should be going as I'm not moving up nor down or changing or improving!Like...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Sometimes. I have GOD though. He did say it's not good for man (human) to be alone.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Lately, I have felt so lonely. I had people around me but I still feel all alone. No one to truly talk to about my life and feelings. I don't think anyone truly understands me. It...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I feel numb like the thought that no one cares and no one will ever take the time to care numb's my body and feel non existing
    annoying143 annoying143 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Being so far from home is so difficult, especially around holidays/birthdays.. I miss them so much everyday. I feel like people here don't understand me most of the time, and I...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel numbness in my heart and chest like there's nothing there, like a black hole, leading to the abyss..
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M Aug 4

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    To anyone who reads this I want to point out this isn't some sort of pity party or a cry for help or anything; just me venting or whatever. So in 8 days (Aug 15) is my birthday...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    There are days when I feel like I'm so ugly and everyone will die. |:
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I work in a cruise ship. I really need someone to chat with. Feeling really lonely.
    izaness izaness 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have felt numb in the face and a few times my body. I used to smoke cigarettes and when I smoked a lot I got those feelings. It's weird.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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