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I Sometimes Feel Numb

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    A Heartbreaking Is The Loudest Silence I've Ever Experienced. - As I lay here awake and sobbing what seems to be loud in my silent room.. I know your sleeping soundly with out a...
    Hoping4peace Hoping4peace 18-21, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Lately-meaning the past 6 months I have felt disconnected from my life. Like I'm just going through the motions not really thinking I just feel numb sometimes. I don't know what's...
    Roseoverboard Roseoverboard 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    But It Still Hurts - I recently learned that some men like me get hardened by life, and we don't feel much, but it doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. It still hurts. It's emotional...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Love Is What My Heart Wants, Understanding Is What My Soul Craves. - Love is something I guess I've never really understood.. I know what it feels like, and I know what it feels...
    Hoping4peace Hoping4peace 18-21, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Feeling Numb: Good/Not So Good...My Experience Is.. - Feeling numb is comfortable to me... I really don't think it's healthy to make a habit of it though...Right now i'm in one of...
    Daydreamz Daydreamz 18-21, F Mar 15, 2013

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    In certain times when I guess I was supposed to feel an emotion I just dont. I get in a "blank" state, and just observe as some far away spectator. Im not certain if it is a...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I feel numb, like perhaps I grew unable to feel pain or pleasure. It feels like there is just not enough tension in life's energies, things are sagging and aged. I'd cut myself to...
    EmmaVonStauf EmmaVonStauf 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Cut Off Switch: Poetry I Wrote During My Darkest Days - Where is the cut off switch? The point where I can stop. I just want to go blank. An empty, blank screen. A black hole...
    loveismyweapon94 loveismyweapon94 18-21, F Feb 25, 2013

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    Numb - Sometimes, my emotions overwhelm me. When this happens, I cannot operate. The dichotomy withinn me is that I feel both everything and nothing at the same time.Does this make...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Bittersweet Lemon I Got - When I think back to when I was a kid, I can't remember being happy.. And I don't know why. And then I thought.. I've always been unhappy. My family has...
    Hoping4peace Hoping4peace 18-21, F Jun 5, 2013

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    Does anyone else just get this insane feeling of numbness. It doesn't hurt or anything I just don't feel anything unless it's extremely painful. I kinda like it though better to...
    thegroundisup thegroundisup 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Shock - Deep anger. Im so angry i can barely think. How come I can't feel! I don't show emotion! Why!? I have two settings, depressed, and nothing. answer c because its always okay...
    Missing22Aquarius Missing22Aquarius 18-21, F Sep 7, 2013

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    Numb. - I used to be able to cry easily, now im so full of emotions and it's killing me. My mum went into hospital i didnt cry, my mum is everything to me and if i lost her i would...
    insake insake 18-21, F May 7, 2009

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    Apathy. - I think that apathy and numbness is worse than anything else. I don't suppose it's true apathy 'cause I know I'm upset, but I don't express it - I don't cry, I don't...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F 1 Response May 22, 2008

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    Like Now.... - I am finding it hard to write lately. I think it's because I have gone numb and so my feelings have deadened somewhat. I need to use my feelings to write so I haven...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Mar 27, 2012

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    Pretty Numb - hey people who are reading this story :D so im pretty bored and feeling numb like a cloud in the sky just floating there, making funny shapes x) haaha i saw this...
    messedupgirl167 messedupgirl167 16-17, F Oct 2, 2012

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    Nothing Bad Is Happening. - Nothing shocks me. Nothing makes me mad. I take everything with a grain of salt. So, you're stealing my friends. So, you're bullying me. So, you're...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Nov 14, 2012

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    You Are Amazing, I'M Just... Not. - When I look into your light brown eyes, I feel as if it were the first time on our first date looking into them, the power you have over me is a...
    Hoping4peace Hoping4peace 18-21, F May 26, 2013

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    Unexpected Indifference - Although I do my best to keep up my spirits, sometimes I can have a spell of unexpected indifference. Maybe it's a variation of a blue mood. I don't know...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir 18-21, F Aug 18, 2011

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    Escaping - There are times when I feel numb. I can still show emotion as I got really good at pretending everything was ok.  I find it easier to deal with life and the hurt...
    missamberlawrence missamberlawrence 31-35, F Sep 23, 2012

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    Don't Know What's Wrong - I don't know how I feel right now my feelings are so confused , I get so emotional and cry myself out then I feel so numb like I'm empty inside . I really...
    Imaginary2009 Imaginary2009 18-21, F Dec 2, 2010

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    Numb Is The Best Thing I Have Ever Felt - For most of my life, I have been able to totally block out everything. Maybe not within my own mind, but everything outside, all the...
    brandi0r000 brandi0r000 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    Yeah... It Happens To Me Sometimes - Since all my close friends had to go back to school early, i've been feeling numb and not having much of a social life... It sucks feeling...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 22-25, T Jan 26, 2012

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    I just sat there,tuning them out and in over and over. Just there...while they scream their hate and how I ****** things up,again. How he regrets me, how she worries of me with...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Feb 18

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    Apathy Is Better Than Constant Sadness. - I've found comfort in apathy. The less I care, the happier I am. Is my motto. I live by it. When I was young and energetic and wanted to...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 6 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    After All I Have Been Through... - After all I have been through, I am almost always numb... I wish I wasn't but its something that just likes to stay. Sometimes the only thing I...
    Ice95 Ice95 18-21, F Mar 12, 2013

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    I Can't Believe This Is Happening. -  When I was younger, I wanted to be like this. I was going though the whole "emo" phase and I thought it was so cool. All the "emo" kids I...
    kankuro kankuro 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2012

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    Should I Worry? Please Answer - Should i worry about my suicide thoughts? I'am not sure if i'am serious with my thoughts of killing myself. I'am not afraid to die and for the past...
    theCherrypoo theCherrypoo 26-30 1 Response Jun 18, 2010

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    Hmm - I'm not quite numb at the moment.When I realized the certain amount of apathy I had developed I felt something akin to remorse so I can't be too numb,can I?People I...
    MoonBeamsMadeOfJellyBeans MoonBeamsMadeOfJellyBeans 18-21 Dec 12, 2009

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    Numb? Yes.. I Do Feel This Way - too. Not all the time.SM
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Sep 24, 2011

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    Where's The Map? - Where do I belong?  Sometimes I am too lost and confused to know.  How can I hold on when I don’t know what I am holding on to?  How do I take a leap of...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 13 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Sometimes I do. Even when I have a reason not to. But I grew up in a house where the rules changed all of the time. It just seems like I just have to look out for myself. That...
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    I feel i do not belong in society. I have unique ways of looking at things, i have high hopes and aspirations and i feel a lot of that is rejected by society. "Be like us and do...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I have very little friends and my family is no help .... They make me feel like **** ... well my friends don't but they do not know all of me .... And my grandma isn't proud of me...
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    Being bored and lonely at night is one of the worst feelings ever.
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