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I Want to Be Less Emotionally Reactive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 72 People

    I Never Thought of That...

    wow.. i had never thought of this topic... but I do cry at the drop of a hat... I believe I am a super sensitive, or intercessor, depending on your beliefs... I feel pain and alot of times I know it isn't mine... I would love to talk to people that have and are dealing with this...
    dctalk4him dctalk4him 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2008

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    Empty Nester Falling Apart

    I would like to become less reactive, emotionally stronger! I seem to absorb too many sad emotions and feel like life ended when my only child left for college. Suddenly, I felt my own mortality, where until my child left, life seemed more on an even keel. I am told I am...
    Mtnestmom Mtnestmom 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    Roll With It

    Change is inevitable.  Challenges are inevitable.  Hurt and disappointment is inevitable.   Faith in God is absolutely necessary.  I want to emotionally react less and trust God more.
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2007

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    Life Happens....

    There are some things you can control in life and some you can't.  I get upset at small things, big things and things I can't even control.  I've noticed that people who don't react so much to things that happen are much better off.  I react and suffer for it...
    luvangels luvangels 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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