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Slaved Away for Something Better

Sometimes, in the face of an honest output of emotion, I feel emotionally stunted. How do I console a friend? Do I say what I think, honestly, even if it will hurt them more, when I know it usually does? Do I hug them, even if it's unnatural and forced because I only hug certain people and then only at certain times? Do I try to commiserate even when I've absolutely no experience with these things? Sometimes, I wish I could be that person that could cry and love and wear their heart on their sleeve. I've no personal experience with being hurt, so I don't know why I don't express myself and how I feel. Sometimes, do I even feel things everyone else does? GRRR. AHHH.

AHHH... EMO. I don't know what to do for you. I don't know how you feel. Everything I think is the opposite of what you feel. I can't do this.

AHHHH... ROOMMATES. Brilliant people, but I. JUST. CAN'T. DO. IT. I can't be your best friend. I can't be your sister. I can't. I can't. I can't.

Enough of this emo whinging. Sorry I even wrote this, but I feel better.

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svetlyee
Jan. 19th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
From personal experience, I always thought you were pretty good at handling the whole 'extreme outpouring of emotions' thing. Your advice is pretty solid, and more useful than the 'Hug hug I feel your pain!' type of stuff.

So. Don't feel badly? D:
manimalogy
Jan. 19th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you!
x_snap_x
Jan. 20th, 2006 08:20 am (UTC)
I just had a very similar experience with Kim and well... I just didn't know how to handle it. AT ALL. I felt terrible not knowing what to say to her and all I kept thinking was "I told you this from the beginning..." I felt like a bad friend :/ How does one handle these situations?!
manimalogy
Jan. 20th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh man, thanks. I'm realizing how awesome the BRC is right now.
coconut_kismet
Jan. 20th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
I pretty much agree with Amanda...I find myself in similar situations all too much and tend to have the same internal reaction. I don't do emotions. Generally, though, like Amanda said, you give valuable advice and tend to keep a clear head, and as far as I'm concerned that's better than being eitehr superficially emotional for someone else's sake, or genuinely crazily so.
manimalogy
Jan. 20th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I appreciate this right now.
x_snap_x
Jan. 21st, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
I also agree, I just didn't mention it :/
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