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I Think I Care Too Much Sometimes

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    I'm Not Sure Why It Bothers Me So Much.

    I know a handful of people who will always come to me for advice if they're in a tough situation. I try and give them my frankest advice after racking my brains, I don't always tell them what they want to hear - but I pride myself on being honest with them. For instance I have a...
    ClosedBook ClosedBook 18-21, F 75 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Ita true. I've been told

    that I care way to much for people and that I should stop cause it's gonna get me hurt one day. So you know what? I am gonna stop caring thanx to that one person who made me realise that. :) I'm not gonna give a flying f#ck about other people anymore. Starting from today I'm a...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    As Papa Roach Said," My Weakness Is That I Care Too Much"

    I've always put everyone in front of me. I'm not my top priority, and I never will be. I know that's not a good thing, but it's always been that way. I care about my friends and family so much. I always try to protect them from harm. Sure, they don't always listen to me... and...
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    This is when I get hurt,

    I am a very emotional person with a lot of feelings! I can get attached to someone very quickly! Sometimes I realise but other times i dont until i get hurt…I don’t know if people can see that in me and whether i show it but i sure can feel it!The amount of times I...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Possibly...But That'S Ok...

    I care deeply about things that are important to me...that is my choice. Would life be easier if I cared less? Perhaps.... Would it be better? I don’t believe that... I see no point in living with an uncaring or apathetic attitude. It is better to have discernment. Know...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    This seemed to sum up my feelings.

    Letting go would be a blessing, but holding tight is so much easier.
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Mar 27

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    Over-worked-up

    Sometimes it is said that I cannot handle criticism and also that I care too much about what other people think of my work, mainly because well....i'm not too good at coping with something that isn't trolling, I mean I can handle trolling pretty well but sometimes I just...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 14, 2013

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    Sometimes my boyfriend

    and I fight. Over something stupid. I find a lot of the things he says offensive. English isn't his first language so I sometimes think that's why. I sometimes wonder if I want to be with him forever...since forever is a long time. Were supposed to be engaged by next year..& I...
    elephant70 elephant70 18-21, F Jun 20

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    Why is it that those you care

    and love the most don't apreciate it? It is a real life mistery for me.Not because of this I can stop loving and caring but it is a smash over smash over smash...I wish I could decrease my caring,love and feelings when not apreciate it but somehow...they still there.And that...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    When I develop feelings

    for guys I start caring way to much . I always want to be with them or talk to them. Luckily I'm picky with the guys I choose so I don't do that with everyone.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F Mar 27

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    Way too much. So much

    that sometimes I let it get to me. Sometimes I let it make me worry too much. I always fear the worst whenever I think about things. I just wish I could always know things will be ok, but that's just how the world works; we never know what is going to happen, good or bad. That's...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M Dec 20, 2013

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    What do you do when you have

    so many emotions running through your body? But you have little words to express yourself. No words can describe how you feel or even come close. All you know is that you feel upset and alone. No words or actions can comfort you because you're lost. Sometimes I wish me and my...
    maria0112 maria0112 16-17, F May 26

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    I do. That's the reason

    why bad things happen to me. I care too much and I'm too nice of a guy. Don't know why it has to be that way but it is. People go behind my back and talk sh** about me, and I hate it. But you know what? I'm too nice to say anything-_- you know why? Because I care too much about...
    CoreyMB CoreyMB 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I care to much about what people think about me.

    I'm constantly paranoid that everybody secretly dislikes me.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F Mar 27

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    I care a lot about my family

    and friends. I'm a nice and friendly person but I feel like people take advantage of that.
    smr25 smr25 18-21, F Dec 26, 2013

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    My Shattered Heart

    Sometimes I second guess myself because I put my whole heart into everything I do.  I get hurt more frequently than the next person because of this, but I don't think I would like not being able to feel or to show persons that I love them.  That is just not me and I...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 15 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    Oh! What A Two Questions.

    When ever i thinked about little caring i give to people it kept me in two questions: (1) what gives me the heart to do this? (2) do people really enjoys it? I can't stand it seeing people crying, suffering or in pain of what i can handle. Not that i do it psychological egoism...
    Goodwill22 Goodwill22 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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    Never Reciprocated

    I don't *think* I care too much sometimes. I KNOW I care too much all the time and in the end I'm the loser. I'm the one who get's stomped on, used, abused, and taken for granted. I'll give my heart and soul and more to people (even complete strangers) and get NOTHING in return...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    If There Is Anything Called

    Caring too much. I think I do that. I don't have a problem with caring too much! As long as I don't become obsessed, everything is fine.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    I Only Care About Myself Now

    My new mantra: quid pro quo. It's sad but I've given and given and given to so many just to be left in the dust. I'd like to think there is this "good deeds" bank. You know? One where you can ask for a favor back when you need it. It shouldn't be that way, I know. Give without...
    craig819 craig819 31-35, M Sep 22, 2013

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    My Mother

    She is an abusive alcohol and narcotic user who on many occasions has tried to murder when I try to leave the house. I've finally found the courage to move out of that house, but I keep finding myself feeling guilty for leaving her alone. I know that if I had stayed I would be...
    Gaspar13 Gaspar13 18-21, M Jan 20, 2013

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    Like their words could

    either make or break my happiness for the day and they have no idea
    solar1333 solar1333 13-15, F 1 Response May 25

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    Ripped To Pieces

    Every time I hear a sad song about love and loss, i feel so buried and alone. i have no friends, no relationship, noone to talk to. im not evan pretty. yeah, no one out there is perfect. But why do looks matter? to be the cool kids or whoever. it breaks my heart because im not...
    zuzu12345 zuzu12345 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    I Know I Do

    the ones who care too much are the ones who are always misunderstood, our actions and our words are always misunderstood, our motives are questioned constantly... And it hurts
    wonderstruck77 wonderstruck77 31-35, F May 14, 2013

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    Weakness

    Sometimes i wish i wouldn't care so much or that i couldn't care so much. its the kind of person i am and those type of people are the ones who get trampled on by the people they didn't think possible of trampling. What can i say?! Caring too much is my worst weakness.
    Joyce904 Joyce904 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    Wish My Skin Was Thicker

    sometimes i wish i had a thicker skin and didn't care so much about others. for one thing, i wouldn't have been so hurt in the past and i would be able to not get so stressed out by the drama of others. i would just be able to blow it off and let it go, but this isn't the kind of...
    jerrica jerrica 41-45, F 22 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    I Care Way Too Much

    I think my heartfelt sensitivity is one of my best qualities. But it's also hellish to endure at times. I no longer believe that I need to change this about myself. I just wish I had a stronger support system where I had people who were consistently connected with me. I think I...
    burnbrightly burnbrightly 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    Erik Vs. Erika

    Usually, I choose not to speak or share my experience in fear of being shunned upon. I care a great deal about what others think of me because I want acceptance in their life, and the worst part is I know they aren't thinking the same way... The people I care about/get attached...
    ibstraange ibstraange 18-21 Sep 13, 2012

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    I Saved Her But She Will Never Know Why

    My professor and my ex friend became friends and the prof even hooked her up with a guy she knew. The guy was sweet but just never bothered to see her. My theory is he just lost interest in her and didn't know how to tell her. So finally she tells him to leave her alone and she...
    khushali11 khushali11 26-30, F Aug 29, 2011

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    I Guess I do

    i sometimes feel this way.   overly caring... to a fault. 
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    My Friend.. Not Anymore..

    sooo.. i dont know if i have told about my friend Henrik.. but i have known him for 5 years know. he has been like a brother to me. me, Tom Erik (my borfriend) and Henrik have been very close for about 3 years. Henrik was the one that got me and Tom Erik together. Henrik has...
    Monstrpuff Monstrpuff 18-21, F Oct 16, 2013

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    I Think And Care To Much About Her And My Future And I Can'T Choose One Over The Other

    I just don't know what to do i care for my girl so much and don't want to lost her but i've made my decision to join the army because of her. The couple of weeks ago she told me that she leaving to NY and Cali for a business trip then Vegas and she'll not coming back cause she...
    Brelove24 Brelove24 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    I Don't Want To Be Arrogant But ...

    I don't want to be arrogant but I think I am an awesome friend but I don't have too many friends right now. When I had friends I WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR THEM and they would be so thankful and "love" me for like 2 days, when their problem went away they didn't contact me as often as...
    Val86 Val86 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Will My Righteous Save Me In The End.

    IF I LOOK BACK OVER MY LIFE AND LOOK AT THE THINGS IVE DONE FOR OTHERS,AND THE GOOD DEEDS THAT I HAVE DONE,THEN DOES THAT MAKE ME RIGHTEOUS,DOES THAT MAKE ME MOST HOLY ,THEN THOSE THAT DONT? IS MY RIGHTEOUSNESS WORTH ANYTHING WHEN I LEAVE THIS WORLD WILL IT BE WORTH ANYTHING IN...
    shanna4225 shanna4225 41-45 3 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    I Don't Think...i Know

    I don't care if you've screwed me over multiple times. I will still care about you. I care about everyone, whether I know you or not. Whether you're a jerk or not. It's just in my nature to care too much. My friends often get frustrated with me because I offer to help people who...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim 18-21, F May 9, 2012

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    Concerned

    I often wonder how often does it cross the mind of those that are in my circle of life...the thought of caring. People show they care in many ways, & I realize the beauty of relationships...friendships or otherwise is how we all differ in our thoughts, feelings, love, care...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    I Really Do, Even If You Don't Think So

    I say I don't care any more, but the truth is, I care too much. I care more than I should. I just hate people knowing it. I'm scared they'll hurt me more by knowing that. Even as I tell people that I don't care, I'm crumbling inside. I care. I really do. But people don't know...
    TrueBlueKid TrueBlueKid 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    Compassion Junkie

    when i was young...i was un-happy therefore i did not care about other peoples promblems...i cared about me....when i became a mother...i learned to care about others....but then one day....i started to care about everything....i get offended to those who dont surrender their bus...
    bobbypinz bobbypinz 41-45, F 1 Response May 25, 2009

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    I Care About People I Dont Even Know :/

    I know it sounds stupid but it makes me want to cry when i think of criminals in prison..i mean they probably deserved it but still... a lot of criminals have drug addict parents or a REASON why they became a criminal. and the government didn't care to stop them from being...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    I Care Too Much That It Hurts

    There are just some people, like family, whom I care too much about. When I know they've done some bad choices, I am ready to lend a helping hand. However, there are times that I feel so burdened about other people's problems that it affects me so. Like right now. Both my younger...
    PrInCeSsLiLo PrInCeSsLiLo 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Always Been Like This

    I've always let other people walk on me and make all the decisions. Even when I was in elementary, I only had 1 friend because she couldn't make any other friends and was just so lonely that she would send me on a guilt trip if I wasn't hanging out with her. I find that the more...
    JustForTheStories JustForTheStories 18-21, F Sep 20, 2011

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    I Need To Chill Out Sometimes...

    I care too  much about the littlest things but I only care like that because the people around me don't! I have to find a balance somewhere, right?
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    Too Much Is Right

    I posed that question one time on another Q&A site. I had asked "Is it possible that you can care too much?"Three years ago... I would have said no. But now... I realize I get too involved in trying to help others out. Especially with the kids.They go thru alot more than we...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M Feb 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I feel like I do so much for everybody.. And they don't even notice. I always end up getting hurt in the end but that never stops me from helping them still.. Sometimes I just wish...
    bebe805 bebe805 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Imagine this: you have a business trip in which you have to leave home for a month to meet and interact with another branch of your company. Now, imagine you're a closeted...
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F Jul 15

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    It kind of varies. I care about everything, and then all of a sudden you can throw anything at me and I won't react much as if it takes too much effort. I probably do care at one...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I think too much and that's why I always end up hurting myself than the other person. I'm no goody two shoes but I don't know why I seem to always be occupied with thoughts...
    MoonMusicLover22 MoonMusicLover22 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 15

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    I can't help it as that is how i feel when see someone need help in anything. I get like pretty fast to help them out and dang. I find myself hurt from knowing i should stop caring...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't know why but overthinking is just a habbit of mine.. I mess things up in my mind and sometimes imagine things that aren't even there..
    xxxxxuu xxxxxuu 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    i am studying to be a doctor, so i'm not sure how these are bad qualities. in any case, they are one of the main reasons that my boyfriend broke up with me. it has left me reeling...
    flutterby75012 flutterby75012 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love helping people. People i dont even know. I hate seeing people in pain or depressed. I try to help everyone who is suicidal because life is worth it. I was saved and now im...
    tribetown tribetown 16-17, M Jul 3

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    i dont know why i do this to myself. it could be nothing and i make it a bigger deal than it usually is. i just need to calm down and talk to you about it but i am scared. my mind...
    tediousjpg tediousjpg 16-17 Jun 24

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