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I Wish My Heart Had An On-off Switch

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    My Heart

    I Wish My Heart had a on-off switch, I would turn it off and that way I would never get Hurt
    countryboy52 countryboy52 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Make Life A Little Easier

    It would make life so much easier if my heart had an on-off switch. That way, when I feel tired out and trampled by the world and all of the emotions around me, I could just flip the off switch and have one little moment to myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 29, 2009

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    Protective ...

    My heart is in retreat and protect mode right now.  This is very unusual because my heart is usually open and unquestioning.  But, for the moment at least, I am being cautious, trying to look after myself.  Following the advice I usually give others.  Take...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 16 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    There were times when I didn't want to be in

    love with someone as much as I wanted to. Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants even if you don't want it be that way. My heart has gotten me in trouble many times and I've looked foolish in the process :/
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Well I can't stop my feelings

    but I harbor them. I bottle them up and become emotionless when I'm sad or angry maybe that'll help
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Aug 31

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    Turn It Off So I Can Heal Mentally First.

    Ive just gone through a major breack up, after 11 years its over. I want to be able to wrap my mind around it and use logic to get it straight so that when im right in the head i can turn my heart back on and mourn the loss without confusion, anger and a feeling of ineptitude...
    Dragon8370 Dragon8370 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    I So Do...

    ...because it's so broken and filled with grief and pain right now... So many hellish losses...  
    FriendofPromise FriendofPromise 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    Yes

    It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone when your heart still does. ♥
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 17, 2009

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    Where's the Off Switch?

    Where's the ******* off switch?!?! Enough is enough! Make it stop! Too many sweet words, too few actions backing them.  Promises are just lies when not fulfilled. Stop the Merry go Round, I want off of the constant hoping, waiting, roller coaster of empty promises. Let me...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    On the not so literal approach.

    I would keep mine off everyday, all day, 7 days a week with no remorse. I would just be walking around town with my new Zombified Swag! 👊 TeamF*ckEverything
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I Do And I Don't Want To Flick The Switch...

     I sometimes wish I could flick the switch on my heart to a permanent off setting. But then I remember the person responsible for crushing my spirit thoroughly enough to make me feel this way. And then I also remember that he seemed to have his heart on a permanent off...
    parasitehostess parasitehostess 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    My poor wreck of a heart would be in much

    better condition if he would just stay quiet and let the mind lead for once. He'd be happy, I'd happy...and she would be easier to deal with from here to eternity. Unrequited love, why must you follow me so? The heart....always so sure that he's right, disregards anything my...
    LReid23 LReid23 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I just wish I did't have feelings.

    I avoid intimac like the plague and I have no social circle. I have social anxiety and it is stinting my growth as a human. I could be better if I had no low self esteem, depression, etc. If I'm destined to be alone so far the I wish the desire for intimacy wasn't with me.
    Raptorpsychologist Raptorpsychologist 18-21, M Feb 4

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    God, Please Hurry And Heal My Heart

    I joined this group a few weeks ago.  I hadn't written my story because I wasn't feeling it.  Boy, what a difference a few weeks makes.  My heart is aching so bad!!!  I just don't know what to do or think.  I have had a broken heart many...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    It Would Be Easier

    Oh, it would be so much easier if I could just find that stupid switch!!  If I could, my life would simplify in an instant.  I could let go of him.  Finally let go.  Not hurt anymore knowing he's already decided to spend his future with another...one that...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Me

    On a hot summer day . A holiday where everyone are outside sitting under a shady tree having beers and the kids drinking soda and playing games. Cooking On a hot grill. Warring T-shirt and shorts and with a smile upon all of their faces laughing out loud telling jokes. Family and...
    swhasep20032003 swhasep20032003 56-60 Sep 15, 2012

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    I So Wish It Did ...

    My heart hurts so much sometimes ... it's at those times I wish I could turn it off for a while.  Sometimes my heart soars and feels so full with love and blessings that I could just burst with the emotion.  At those times I wish I could just share it with ...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 11 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Then Everything Will Be So Simple....

    I wish my heart had an on-off swith... then everything will be so simple... But what if you chose to turn it off and turn your back on "THE ONE"?
    heartofanoldsoul heartofanoldsoul 31-35 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    True Story

    I've been sitting here staring at the clock on the wall And I've been laying here praying, praying she won't call It's just another call from home And you'll get it and be gone And I'll be crying And I'll be begging you, baby Beg you not to leave But I'll be left here waiting...
    Joni84 Joni84 26-30, F Nov 15, 2013

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    If It Did

    would i be here? would i burn, and bleed inside because I am away from her?
    Zoraine Zoraine 46-50, F Sep 22, 2012

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    Please Psot Address To Get The Switch

    as much as i do not want to forget most of my past. i would love to beable to turn off the pain of the loss of my wife so many years ago
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 27, 2011

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    HOW do you split the roads between the mind

    and a torn heart!? I don't know about you guys/ladies, But MY heart and mind sometimes 'never' intertwines, not in the slightest of times. Feeling pain and hate in the same distance of Love and loyalty, trying to stay calm while hitting the realization of never having control...
    PainfulDidactic PainfulDidactic 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 31

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    blahblah2789 blahblah2789 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 26

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    I seriously wish I could turn off my brain and just have a clear mind and not have so many worries about the future and so I can stop thinking about him..
    PrincessKylieP PrincessKylieP 16-17, F Nov 9

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    I wish I could just go somewhere and start over, RIGHT NOW! Just drop everything and see the world …. or more of it, at the least. I am really done with where I am at in life...
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    RANDOM THOUGHTS: Is there frost on YOUR pumpkins yet? I just finished making my first batch of chocolate truffles, and I’ve rocketed into outer space! I guess that I did too...
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    I used to be part of a close group of three girls who did everything together, shared in new experiences and held together through the good, bad and the ugly. Now that I am in my...
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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Oh my gosh yes! My brain is always yammering on and there's always a song stuck in there too. It would be great to get five minutes peace :p
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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    My heart is heavy and my eyes are clouded with tears ...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am reading a book right now called, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. It's a great book, and I was glad to find out that we're doing at least the first four principles...
    YourFriendRyan YourFriendRyan 36-40 Oct 26

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    I do, sometimes. Just to feel that I belong. But most of the time, I am a lone wolf. I find it very hard to be engrossed in normal mundane topics. To me it sounds like venting, but...
    pennekerosa pennekerosa 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 13

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    Is there anyone else out there who just feels like they need a friend? :'( I've been pretty lonely for a while now. I'm 21 years old and I can honestly say I have very few people...
    Michimon Michimon 18-21, F Oct 26

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    Right now I'm that miserable that I wish I could take a load of drugs and forget everything. That seems so appealing right now. How could I be fooled again by the same low life...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    We are looking for women at Hugssociety who is interested in offering a sisterly connection. We have several in the 20s and a few in 30s and 40s. If you are interested in a one on...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I think way too much for my own good. I just wish it could all stop- all the talking and the thinking and the listening. I just want everything to stop for a moment so I can just...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F Nov 8

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    Sometimes it scares me what my mind is capable of. I am educated and feel like I can learn anything. I have never had difficulties learning or insecurities about my intelligence...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I can't say I've had a day where I haven't over analyzed something to the point of disgust. I can't play chess, let alone many strategy games because I would over think everything...
    PokewithasideofTurkey PokewithasideofTurkey 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I think my life would have been better off without you or knowing that you exist I want to take everything back...
    MissButterfly007 MissButterfly007 18-21, F a week ago

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    Because who wants work on their mind when they're in the bedroom?
    Marbo12 Marbo12 26-30, M Nov 7

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    I am so tired of being in a constant state of panic. Imagine if everything, even caring for your sweet child causes a fight or flight reaction... literally spending the entire day...
    wtftodo51 wtftodo51 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I think way too much! Many nights I lay in bed sleepy but unable to sleep because my mind doesn't want to rest. I just don't know how to shut my thoughts off. Sometimes I just...
    Devotedmom77 Devotedmom77 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I hate how I can't turn off my brain at all. Even at night! I would have to take something to help me sleep so my mind isn't going a mile a minuet.
    BlaqqBeauty86 BlaqqBeauty86 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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    I feel like I'm thinking about soo much.. Then when someone asks what I'm thinking about.. I can't tell them :/
    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I can't stop thinking. I need to stop thinking. I want to stop thinking. I can't stop thinking. I need to stop thinking. I want to stop thinking. I need to stop thinking. I can't...
    PokewithasideofTurkey PokewithasideofTurkey 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It's all so overwhelming. To any thoughts to much caring and for what??? I'm so sick of being too thoughtful about things that shouldn't matter to me.Analyzing every little thing...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Its so hard sum tym to say the right thing. I dnt want to upset any one so when things dnt go according to wat i wish them to be, i feel helpless, angry and desperate. I know that...
    furmal furmal 26-30 1 Response Nov 11