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Dear Feelings


Dear feelings,

I know things have been hard for you recently. Life has continued, as it always does, and that makes you feel things. I wish I could tell you that would never happen again, but regrettably I cannot. However, I do have a request of you. I am trying to be productive, maintain healthy relationships and get out of bed before 10 a.m., and you’re making this really difficult.
Remember that time when you made me stay in bed instead of going to class? That was not cool. I have other priorities in my life, and I need you to respect my time. I spend a lot of time with you, but I guess we just need more of a healthy balance in our relationship.

When I think of how many crazy things you have made me say and do to people, I can’t help but think that you’re kind of a psychopath. It would be great if I could get through my week not having to be overly cautious about what situations I put myself in or without having to have my friends avoid saying certain things around me because they don’t want to hurt my feelings.

Well, feelings, you seem to get hurt pretty easily these days, and I am getting sick of it.

Maybe we could readjust our focus here. We could try to work with each other in different ways! I would love to spend a day feeling things like joy or contentment, but all you have been giving me lately is anger, bitterness and a general sentiment of being an ass

Sometimes I am going to leave the house. Sometimes I am going to have to make decisions without you, and you’re going to have to deal with that. Hey, sometimes, I am even going to spend some time thinking about other people’s feelings.

I’m not breaking up with you. I want us to continue to have a relationship, but I can’t handle this roller-coaster. One minute you’re up and the next you’re down. You get attached to people way too quickly.
I need you here with me, but I can’t live in your vice-grip clutches for all eternity. Let’s find a healthy balance. Maybe we could even talk to a counselor to work out some of our differences.

So please, for my sake, let’s take a moment to rehash this relationship. Please. Let’s calm it down. Sometimes you seem to have no chill, and I can deal with that, but we need to find a good balance that works for the one of us. I think we can do it.

By: Benjamin


  1. This touches on a huge span of reality. This is really good. A conversation with my feelings.
    I like the way you took your time to spell out problem by problem, step by step. Reading, It’s like a very quiet discussion between both of them.


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