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I Try Not to Be So Emotional Everyday

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    My husband is currently having an emotional affair but in denial about it (shocker). I caught him, by emails, having a physical affair with a coworker about 6 months ago...
    welelm welelm 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I joined this experience, not because I am a victim of emotional abuse by somebody else, but because I am emotional abuse's victim. in other words, I am the emotional abuser. I...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I was married to a woman who emotionally abused me. We have kids and she does it still through them or the silent treatment I'm not the type to stay with ex girlfriends If it's...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    No. It was never like me. To escape conversations. To walk around the school alone in free time. To talk with nobody. Not even myself. To get irritated with the slightest of the...
    DarkPrincess10 DarkPrincess10 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I've had depression since I was about 14 but didn't get the help I needed until I was well into college. Went on Citalopram for a year and then Paxil for another year. Went off...
    beatingdepression beatingdepression 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 25

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    I've actually been feeling pretty down lately. I can't figure out what it is, exactly... Could be that I feel like my friends are neglecting me. Could be that I'm constantly and...
    imcitcat imcitcat 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I feel sad all the time. To everyone around me I am carefree mya, always laughing, smiling and making jokes. I'm the optimistic one always helping people and trying to get them to...
    myathebee54 myathebee54 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    i am so burnt out on just about everything.... i'm tired of life, tired of myself, tired of this pain in my heart. Most days i just wish it would all end. Poof, gone, no more pain...
    carolinabluesky carolinabluesky 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I guess I can't quite say that I'm a survivor of emotional abuse since I am still in the relationship. By the time I knew what emotional abuse was or that it even existed I already...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    An emotional connection is more important than a physical connection sometimes. It's amazing to have both...but you don't always get that. I had a huge emotional connection with...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I'm writing here because I feel like I don't have anyone in my life who cares enough to listen to my problem. The man I've fallen in love with is causing me extreme emotional pain...
    pandagirl09 pandagirl09 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My ex told me that I am too emotional for him. I believe it to be honest I have been too emotional any advice on how to make myself less emotional ? Or at least control my emotions...
    tisbutascratch tisbutascratch 16-17, F Dec 6

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    well I'm back , and this time everything is not rainbows and flowers with my relationship . to make this short , my boyfriend thinks that I complain way too much now and that...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi, I'm new to EP but feel I need to talk about the mentally and emotionally abusive relationship I was in for 7 years. I thought he was the love of my life. But pretty well from...
    Pridestar73 Pridestar73 41-45, F Nov 19

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    this post is going to be super long. also excuse the random jewish phrases i will try to translate them... my sister wrote this on a public blog about her therapist and this is the...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F Nov 19

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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I'd like to hear from a married woman who finally realized that her emotional affair was wrong after years of thinking he was her soulmate. This is my life - for five years my...
    Mike405 Mike405 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'd like to hear from a married woman who finally realized that her emotional affair was wrong after years of thinking he was her soul mate. This is my life - for five years my...
    Mike405 Mike405 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'd like to hear from husbands whose wives are having an emotional affair. What's your experience? I'm also interested in hearing from anyone who has successfully ended an...
    Mike405 Mike405 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I experience defuse emotional arousal. This is something that happens, where, I am so upset that I can't think straight. My heart is beating fast, my breathing is also quickened. I...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    boys make me mentally and emotionally unstable
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 20

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    **Infant loss trigger** For my son's birth I was given drugs to induce labor. I was 38 weeks pregnant and we found out his heart had stopped beating. Induced labour is supposed to...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    my husband goes on sites and messages random women .. He is either on tagged or ok cupid or Facebook talking to his ex. He hides them from me but I find out anyway and then he says...
    izzyd izzyd 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    I know I tend to get very emotionless & careless about others around me ... it really bothers everyone I can tell, but I can't help it ... I don't really like feelings you know...
    happygribi happygribi 26-30, F Nov 21

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    I been working two jobs now since Sept and you know what the passed two days now I feel emotionally out of it been thinking more and more about my husband and I haven't been...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I tend to give meaning and importance to every detail that is happening in my life. I care for what others think and don't think about me. I take by heart even the most petty thing...
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F Nov 21

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    I WAS Married And he was attached In Long Term Emotional Affair Since 2008
    tila8 tila8 36-40, F Nov 25

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    I'm not good at showing most emotions. I never have been. I have a family where I logically know there's love, and love is shown in its own way...but there's no emotional intimacy...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 25

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    I am emotionally unavailable
    parjae parjae 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I do not understand why people attribute my burnout in med school to "too much emotional investment with patients". Not my case. I get that patients and their families have...
    twelves twelves 22-25 1 Response Nov 26

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    Ha yea physical pain I'm just like whatever idc. But emotional pain omg ha I start crying but I only cry when I'm alone.
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I think my wife and her bestie are having a sexual and emotional affair
    happyguy99 happyguy99 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have always been and gone through a lot but yet I don't let that claim me . I am emotionally detached from myself bc I lost another love one but I felt no pain and could not cry...
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F Nov 30

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    i would rather be happy within myself as a person, treat ppl good, and stable in life, then rich in money living the good life and feel miserable within myself and terrible to...
    Deztiney Deztiney 36-40, F Nov 30

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    ok sorry people. Im still struggling. I left the guy but... why do I feel I need to go back? I need to not care. But I feel like Iwas owned or something. I am afraid of him...
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Nov 30

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    My dad's always been emotionally abusing me, my mom, and my brother. My mom wants a divorce (since he's also cheating on her), but she's too afraid as to what to do. What can I do...
    hoseki hoseki 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    It does get better in time, the emotional bruises repair but it takes time and effort. Be kind to yourself and hold your head up high.
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F Dec 1

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    About a week ago, just before Thanksgiving, I learned that my husband has been sexually role playing with women online. He denied it at first when I initially confronted him and...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    A great big Italian family with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles-but my parents were cruel to me and still are emotionally and otherwise unavailable. I have 1 child and his...
    Anna120570 Anna120570 41-45, F Dec 6

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    I take everything way too personally and over think every conversation. Why do I care what people think of me? Even strangers. A guy pretty much told me I couldn't do my job...
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I don't believe two people are always in a mood to live and maintain their family and relationship. Many times life becomes so miserable that people just give up completely and if...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I experienced Verbal Attacks / Emotional Abuse/Isolation/Minimizing, Denying, and Blaming ..., and one day i will talk about it ..
    pipitta pipitta 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Not just emotionally distant but distant from this world and this day and age.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I am so emotionally tired of trying *sighs* :/
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 Dec 9

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