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Why can I feel happy but not sad anymore?

Postby alexsheathes » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:19 pm

I used to be sad most of the time and a lot of things could easily upset me, but now, I don't feel sad anymore. If I do, it feels muted. I really do want to feel that deep level of sadness again (I guess I'm confortable with it) but I can't no matter how much I try, and usually when that happens, it leaves me feeling quite uncomfortable.

I would've thought it was feeling numb, as most of the time now I just feel emotionless and nothing, but when I'm with friends and doing something fun I can actually be happy and have a good time. (But I guess as soon as I'm not with them anymore, I immediately resort back to being neutral.)

I don't know if it's worth mentioning, but I also can't concentrate and get distracted easily, I get irritated easily and I don't feel like I can emotionally empathise with people very well anymore (I used to be able to last time). E.g. I have a friend who may be depressed, but all I feel towards him sometimes is just coldness and I get annoyed when people talk about it (perhaps because I really know how it feels yet no one has ever noticed? I don't know).

Sorry that this is so long. I would appreciate it if anyone could help figure anything out or give advice, and if there's any way I could feel sad (normal) again? Thank you
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Re: Why can I feel happy but not sad anymore?

Postby Holodeck » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:10 pm

Did anything happen that you feel may have "turned off/locked away" your sadness? I had a series of events that made me lock up a bunch of my emotions. I've gotten some back, but not like I used to have.
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Re: Why can I feel happy but not sad anymore?

Postby alexsheathes » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:11 am

Oh I see. The only thing I can think of was being quite emotional before then (but this is kind of normal for me). I do remember feeling a very deep sadness before then but I can't pinpoint to a specific event or reason for it.
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