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I Understand My Emotions

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    Emotions.. And Stuff

    I think emotions are our mind's our response to stimuli. Or in other words, feelings flow when something pushes our "buttons". Positive and negative emotions are a reality. They exist. Everybody has buttons. Everybndy feels. Its not power to stop feelings. However, we can...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2011

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    Unable to Control...

    how I feel about things,but have no problems knowing why I feel them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2009

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    I'm Learnin'

    I'm learnin', But slowly, Emotions, Need to understand, Communicate better, Build my life, That's what I'm tryin' to do.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 7, 2012

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    Too Dang Good

    but,i`m glad.i useually analize everything i done during the night.and when i can`t figure out why i done sommething,it keeps me up.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 14, 2009

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    It Annoys My Therapist!

    Yep, my therapist had me do an exercise last week. She wanted me to list the things I felt, when thinking about making a phone call. As I have an anxiety disorder, making phone calls is difficult for me. So, I was asking her for help in this area... as I really want to call my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 3, 2009

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    one observers opinion here is that people need to learn how to do the opposite of what their emotions are telling them to do. WHEN? Example when someone brings up the past and...
    Teal6 Teal6 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    At times I feel like crying or being upset, I don't understand why because nothing has caused it, I just randomly feel like this at times. I think it might be because I do bottle...
    NeonPotato NeonPotato 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I used to have this middle school friend that I spent most of my school days with. I thought she was a good friend but she was selfish. She only thought about herself all the times...
    Beanyy25 Beanyy25 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm certainly the best at this I can't stand showing emotion, I don't even like showing emotions wen I'm alone I feel like I'm about to cry I start punching walls and ****. Like...
    AmbitiousNature AmbitiousNature 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    However, when we realize that our patience and understanding are taken for granted, we should assess values including our own's and make a decision. I love my friends and I shall...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Funny thing is, I met the person who does understand me. He points out all the things I'm too afraid to say about myself. He's special to me. I wish I could tell him that he is...
    rebecky1221 rebecky1221 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm sitting here alone in my apartment after I refused an invitation to go out and do something. I... just can't seem to do it after the conversation that I had with one of my...
    FireCoyote FireCoyote 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    For almost 30 years now i have been a psychiatrist and private therapist for mentally ill patients, and over those almost 30 years i have come across many different types of people...
    DrMarieAllanson DrMarieAllanson 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's hard for me to express my emotions since i hate crying. I cry when im mad or sad. I guess I just dont want to show my vulnerable side to people. I'm used to being my own...
    Artandabstarct Artandabstarct 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It's not so much that I don't understand, I do understand. But it's getting a bit too much and yet it is still not getting through that certain things you say hurt me so bad. And...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    A lot of the time I feel like no one understands me. My parents don't understand me. My friends don't understand me. I do have one good friend who is my best friend and I feel like...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Me #1- yup that's me~<3 Me #3- BWAHHAHAHAHA! *dying of laughter on the floor* me #2-you guys are losers Me #3- oh shut up Alex no one asked you! Me #2 actually that was...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really don't understand why pre marital sex with lots of people is viewed as normal.
    DonnaGoldstein DonnaGoldstein 70+, F 6 days ago

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    The title is an understatement. But if you are a nice person and a sincere one you won't find me difficult to understand. Instead you will 'get me'. But there are few people like...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hello to those out there like me. I want to write a book about my trials overcomes and let downs. To most my life wouldn't seem so bad but over the past five years I can't keep a...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M a week ago

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    My emotions are all swirled up inside of me and i wish they'd go away. I wish i didn't care about anything
    annonymous56 annonymous56 13-15, F a week ago

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    There are only 2 ways to understand women. I've tried. None of them works.
    placeborealis placeborealis 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    As an empathic person I'd like to take a minute to compare some people and their emotions to the basic definition of a Black hole, not as an insult but as psychological awareness...
    zehero zehero 22-25, M Jun 21

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    I'd rather be understanding but when people start being mean I'm like screw it and call it as I see it .... :/
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    As a girl it is very hard for me to understand the mentality of boys who like to fight all the time. It seems as if there are so many boys out there who feel like the best way or...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't understand why you have to do this? You tell me this is for best . But how can you tell that this is for the best? When it's killing me, it's very painful that I cannot...
    hellsAngel025 hellsAngel025 18-21, F Jun 19

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    I don't really understand how some people can be so mean and cruel to others :"(:'(:'(
    agl72098 agl72098 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    What is the difference between hearing and listening? Hearing is just something sounds that go into your ears. (Examples: bird calling, car's honk) Listening is to be able to...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I am totally agree that we as members to actively understanding active listening.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I hate not being able to express my emotions
    samesame101 samesame101 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I don't even understand myself sometimes. There are gonna be times that I'm gonna love everything about you and there are gonna be times that I'll hate everything about you.
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    okay well I've really decided this time because I'm ready. more ready than the last time I said I'd jump in to the dating pool and was wearing some hefty floaties. kept my...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I understand now the difficulties of trying go back to something or someplace only to learn that life has changed and I have no business being where I once found solace. You really...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 16

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    Tonight the bottle got too full of emotions. As a result, it exploded while my girlfriend was trying to handle it delicately. That caused feelings to get hurt. Now, I feel like a...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Sometimes I just don't understand how easy it if for people to forget about you and move on. I don't understand how people can use other people and not have a deeper connection. To...
    oKaYjAy oKaYjAy 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I'm one of the lucky ones. You see, I had a psychologist visit me at home weekly when I was suicidal and ill who helped me make sense of my abusive situation. In a sense I don't...
    SteelButterfly SteelButterfly 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I just don't understand people, they say one thing then do another, wonder why I'm always anxious, I trust so deeply in my love and faith For God, as he says he understands me and...
    HonestWordsForever HonestWordsForever 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    How can one be so cruel? How can you watch someone hurting and feel no pain ?? You meet a total stranger..They gain your trust..You open your mind,thoughts,heart to them..You fall...
    bird7964 bird7964 36-40, F Jun 14

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    And while i truly wish for someone to understand me on every level, i don't think it is possible. How can another human being understand me when i can't even understand myself.
    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    When I get depressed, I get really quiet and unresponsive. I lock myself away and avoid everyone. When my family or someone at work asks if I'm okay, I tell them I'm fine and...
    erinw96 erinw96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    You don´t know me until you understand what I´m NOT telling to you...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 11