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Feel sad about past
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Well I always feel sad about the past, like I will sit in the night and feel sad about past events from my life, like whenI felt joy but I will even feel sad about sad events, it's like I miss the sad and happy events and it make me feel really sad. Is it normal to always look back?
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Hi there, yes its ok to reflect on the past because that way you can learn from things and it teaches you lessons ready for your future. You need time to grieve over sad events and sometimes it can take a long time to move on from it but you have to deal with things your own way. Realise that you will never get the good times back, they are gone, and try to live each day as it comes..
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SemiDolly
when i think of when i was really young, i feel like that me is a deceased instead of me, and i start to feel sad. you're totally normal
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o and i also feel sad about what goign on right now like I feel sad because the moment i feel right now even though it might be a bad time in my life I know i will miss this bad time later on :P lol.
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Yea I do that 2.I sit at night while my whole family is sleepin i listen music and cry and think abo the past things on nights.I used to be a happier person.Than everythin just hit me.My father died.My friends betrayed me in so many ways.I don't even know how to trust people anymore.
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it is normal for some people it depends on your thinking style. People who ruminate sometimes end up with depression. I would advise you to force yourself to think about something nice in the future, go read a book or just do something when you feel like that. It is ok to be sad for a while when something sad happens but to dwell on things unnecessarily is unhealthy. the brain is a powerful thing but if you learn to examine your thoughts you will see how they can lead to unpleasant emotions if you don't nip them in the bud and make yourself think of something more positive and constructive X
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with respect That sounds so text book. books movies etc can trigger memories and make it worse when your mind is this way. What do you suggest when the mind keeps flooding with 1000 mg bites of thoughts and images from the past?
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Yes, this is normal. I believe we all need some time to look back into the past and learn from our mistakes. I always do this before I go to bed. But looking at the good times is great to do too.
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OH GOD! so do i, haha i feel exactly the same, its most odd :S... i think its the things I miss i am sad about
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It's normal to reflect and think of the past, the danger is when you are living with severe regret, over things that REALLY hurt someone you love so much...and you can't change things. If these feelings are almost too much to bear, you should see a therapist. remember though....everything we experience in our lives both good and bad, shape us into the people we become...I believe if you learn from something, it isn't a mistake...it's only a "mistake" if you do it twice. Hope this helps.
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Well there is no one I ever had the chance to give love so this wouldn't be what makes me feel sad, it's more that I feel sad because things always get worse and I wish I could get back when it wasn't as bad as now.
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It's normal, yes. But if this is affecting daily life or you're dwelling on it too much (ex. losing sleep, loss of appetite, not talking much) then you could be falling into a depression. It can sneak up on you. If these things are happening or you're really bothered by it, look into some counseling. =]
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Aw don't get me started on that path now :( Yeah, I get like that too sometimes. Happy or sad...it doesn't matter, looking back can always make you feel melancholy.
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Pretty normal, it's nostalgia.
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This happens to me alot. I feel like sometimes I make it worse by listening to certain songs, etc. I feel better knowing im not the only one though.
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