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Emotional Bruising


Karate Kitten

 

When you are emotionally sensitive, getting through each day can feel like walking through a carnival full of interesting booths and people but alert to small dangers everywhere.

3 thoughts on “Emotional Bruising

  • March 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    What do you recommend for someone like me? I have always wanted someone that I can turn to for emotional support, but the most conversation I have with anyone is “Fine, thanks.” I can’t tell anyone how much I suffer emotionally. I don’t have any reason in the world to suffer, I have all my basic needs met, I just lack emotional support, and that is enough for me to need a shoulder to cry on. I need someone to talk to about my day- good or bad. But I live alone and I don’t know how to find someone that will love me and listen to me on a daily basis. aka a friend. I don’t have any family and I don’t know what it feels like to be emotionally close to someone.

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  • September 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I was surprised to see you suggest dependence on a “Rock”. Every person has their limits and it’s rare that one person can ALWAYS be counted on to care, support, be there…for another that has a reservoir of emotional need.

    I have often been looked to as a “Rock” by others. In my naïveté and sincere intentions to help I ended up often feeling used, dumped on and depleted of energy for my own life. Emotionally sensitive people would be better advised to gather a broad support base, not just one person. That is what professional therapy and support groups are for.

    I don’t mean to be combative but I’ve suffered the downside of being other people’s “Rock”. Emotionally sensitive people are often adverse to exposing themselves to the wider world and cling to a sure thing for support. It isn’t healthy and it perpetuates the very problem they are trying to overcome.

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  • November 6, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I would be very interested in participating in research studies pertaining to emotionally sensitive people. I think I can contribute a lot. I have always been considered very sensitive, and my emotions are always quite affected. I have had quite a bit going on throughout my life especially lately, and I am additionally glad I came across this blog.

    I hope to gain strength from your blog. Thanks!

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