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Old 12-09-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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why don't i feel normal emotions?

i don't seem to be able to feel as deep emotions as everyone else i know and it's causing serious problems for my marriage. i don't know if it's just me bottling them up or is it something that is common that i can do something about. not the worst problem on this board i know but if i end up divorced and i could've done something..... then i might feel something then.

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Old 12-09-2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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Re: why don't i feel normal emotions?

The easy answer is that being emotionally distant or limited is a response to some kind of stressor, possibly traumatic, early in your life. There are all kinds potential origins, not all of them horrific, but too many to list.

If I were you I would see a psychologist. It is one thing to be stoic but you are talking about positive emotions too. If you look on your browser for what a cough might be a symptom of, you get 100 responses from the annoying to the fatal. "Why don't I feel" might not get quite that many hits but I think you may need same psychoanalysis to open the right door.

If you get help from a message board it would just be a fluke. Of course if you are looking for kindred spirits here you need to give us a ton more detail so people have a clue if their own situation relates to you.

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