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December 31st 2012, 09:11 PM

K so I think my emotions are messed up. I don't feel them when I should, and when I do feel them it's at weird times. For example, my best friends mom died of cancer and I didn't feel any sadness exept what I would feel if my pet tree frog died. I know what I should be feeling (shocked because I don't have emotions) but I rarely do feel it. Also, I honestly wouldn't care if I died, but I wouldn't kill myself, not because I'd die, but because of the effect it would have on others. Everything seems bleak, and I know nothing I do will last, so why bother? I can't seem to do anything about this except distract myself by playing certain video games reading, and sitting alone late at night with my cat. This Christmas, i got everything i asked for but felt nothing, only acting happy so as not to disappoint my family. I know I should want my emotions back, but I don't at the moment.

Why are my emotions gone and how do I get them back?

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Re: Disfunctional Emotions/wouldn't care if I died (non-suicidal) - January 1st 2013, 09:08 AM

Hello, and welcome to TeenHelp!

I noticed that you're 13 years old. You may end up experiencing many hormonal changes around this time in your life, and one of those changes may affect the intensity of your moods. Some people become overly emotional, others become underly emotional. Since this has been bothering you for a while, it couldn't hurt to talk to a school counselor or psychological professional. Sometimes, medication can help counter the hormonal changes. Other times, simply altering the way you think can lead to greater emotionality.

Something you'll discover about grief, in particular, is that everyone grieves differently. When my grandma died, my mom was pretty calm at first, then suddenly broke down and became very angry. In contrast, I never shed a tear, and didn't feel the need to process my feelings with anyone. When I found out one of my rats had a tumor, though, I was inconsolable for a full day - I literally cried for hours. Someone else with a pet might have just shrugged their shoulders. Basically, there isn't one "right" way to grieve. If you are experiencing a lack of emotion across the board, though, then it might be something worth addressing with an adult.

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Re: Disfunctional Emotions/wouldn't care if I died (non-suicidal) - January 1st 2013, 10:57 AM

Hey there,

I had that same thing last year. When my guinea pig of five years died, I loved her to bits, but I had to force myself to cry but I wasn't sad. I actually told my mum to grow up, it is just a guinea pig. So, yeah, just a hormonal thing, if you're worried, consult a psychologist/councillor or somebody to see if there is an underlying condition.


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