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I have never felt so sad in my life. Why do I feel this way?

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Last Updated: 03/26/2020 at 10:42pm
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Top Rated Answers
December 4th, 2015 10:06am
That is a hard question. We can start by recognizing the events that had happened and what have affected you emotionally recently. Emotions are sometimes fickle things. It comes and goes. And to be sad, is okay. Let the feelings run its course in you. Cry if you need to, scream if you need to. And then, slowly let it passes by like the wind brushing past your skin. Say goodbye properly. You might be sad again, but it's okay. It's okay.
December 19th, 2015 8:25pm
Perhaps it is a phase. You need to allow yourself to feel sad, everybody feels sad once in a while. It is just a matter of time and work on your feeling that it will come to pass.
January 2nd, 2016 12:23pm
Me sad that people feel that way :(. Only you know! Talk to someone!
January 30th, 2016 3:54am
Sometimes, things happen in our lives to make us sad. It can be a breakup, a lost opportunity, a failure at work or in school, etc. Life is full of challenges, but it is also filled with reasons for joy! However, if you can't attribute a precipitating factor to your sadness, or your feelings have been persisting for weeks, you may want to consider speaking with a physician about what you're going through.
September 21st, 2016 8:27pm
Evaluate what is making you feel sad. Write a positive and thrive list then find a way to use those happy thins that make you happy to cancel out the negatives.
July 12th, 2017 6:32am
Feeling sad is a part of life.. It's okay to not feel okay at times.. And now you are feeling this way, doesn't mean the next moment would be the same.. Time will pass and bring happiness along! :)
May 31st, 2018 8:08am
Maybe somethings in the past may be affecting how you feel.dont let negative thought over power thought have a huge role to play in how you feell overall..rhink positive happy thoughts.
June 24th, 2018 9:13am
we are all people and we all feel sad sometimes. Just accept your sadness, as an important part of our life. You may think about doing things that make you feel good and get moving forward.
April 2nd, 2015 8:47pm
I am sorry to hear that you are feeling so sad. I am wondering if you know what it was that triggered this sadness.
May 7th, 2015 11:49pm
The reasons may vary. It is important to look at the current situation and underlying factors that may have lead you to feel that way. It can be just normal given the circumstances. But if it gets habitual or feels sad without any reasons, it can be a symptom to depression or another clinically defined psychological imbalance. Again, it is important to look at the present situation. If being overwhelmed by the situation, better to seek help either ptofessionally or to someone who you think can help you.
June 22nd, 2015 6:02pm
We all have a time in our live where we are sad for no reason. It is completely normal and it will be over. Maybe you stand in the middle of your life. Still trying to find yourself and where you belong to.
June 23rd, 2015 1:56pm
There are many reasons for that, only you know the answer to this. Try to figure it out and work your way through it
July 21st, 2015 8:02pm
We all get down in our lives, for a lot of reasons, and sometimes its harder for some, but you're not alone, we've all been there, if its affecting your life more than normal, seeking out Doctors advice, could be helpful.
August 20th, 2015 5:55am
Sadness is part of life. There are situations in life that will cause you to be sad. Many times this has to do with loss, like losing someone. It is normal to feel that way even intense sadness is normal at some points in your life. If you are feeling sad for no reason or have felt sad for a long time then you may need to ask you Dr. about it.
August 29th, 2015 1:25pm
Sadness is an emotion and being an emotion, there are factors that cause you to feel sad. Consider looking at your environment, your social relationships and other events or situation in your life before you started feeling sad. This will help you understand and find the root cause of your sadness.
September 3rd, 2015 8:52pm
Sometimes life can be rough and bring you down. But you have to look on the positive side even when it doesn't seem like there is one.
August 30th, 2015 9:55pm
I guess when you feel feel the best thing to do is to think of all the good things in your life and to think of all the things that you are thankful for in your life
September 3rd, 2015 10:56pm
Sadness is a human emotion, but if it is prolonged and affecting your life in a dangerous way, please seek help from a professional.
September 4th, 2015 8:14pm
It can be difficult to feel sad and not know why. Perhaps speaking with somebody you love and trust can help you. You can also come to 7cups of Tea and speak with one of our many listeners who can help support you. If you feel like these feelings are interfering with your daily life, you can always seek help with a counselor or therapist to speak about your problems.
September 6th, 2015 11:55am
maybe you should think positively and see the life in different colors we all go through things but eventually we get over it
September 9th, 2015 11:11pm
Can't you tell that something is bothering you? How is your life, and activities recently? Is everything alright?
September 10th, 2015 11:42am
We feel sad because we opted sadness. We will feel happy if we opt for happiness, friendship, love , compassion. Sadness is a state of mind. We have the remote control of Our mind. Don't let our mind decide our moments of life. Each day and moment can be made lively the way we want because its our life, our things that attract us. We need to decide our own path with full enthusiasm and clarity. explore yourself.
September 10th, 2015 10:03pm
Bullying, disliking your body, lacking confidence, receiving poor grades and having issues at home all contribute to feeling extremely sad.
September 11th, 2015 10:23pm
You may feel so sad right now because you may be suffering from depression. Try talking to a close friend or a trusted adult (or both! :D)
September 12th, 2015 8:10am
Life can make you upset sometimes, it may be hard and annoying but what's life without those feelings? Being happy and sad are what makes us alive. Sometimes being sad is what prevents us from taking wrong decisions or doing something that we might regret. Things are going to be okay when you change your perspective, it's not going to be easy but it'll be worth it.
September 12th, 2015 9:55pm
Feeling sad is a part of life. It is one of the emotions everyone goes through a lot of times throughout their lifetime. What makes one sad, can be really subjective. For example, someone will feel sad over the loss of their loved one and someone can feel sad over something as trivial as losing their footwear. What is trivial for me, is not trivial for others. My personal opinion about why someone feels sad and are not sure about the reason can be because of their unattended emotions. We have so many issues and problems in our day to day life, like work, with your colleagues, a bitter spat with your loved one etc., and we just ignore them sometimes. We don't feel like resolving these issues or spending time on them because we are too 'busy' in our life and sometimes because we are helpless and nothing much can be done. But eventually, all these emotions can and will sum up which will then lead to sadness, frustration etc.
September 13th, 2015 1:53pm
So you're strong and mature enough to not feel so sad in your life and think that life is so short to be stressed about every negative thing we've been experincing.
September 18th, 2015 12:09am
I feel this way because I am human. I feel this way because I can! No path is linear. We all have our own journey and that is what makes us beautiful. How can we know what joy is if we never felt sorrow? How can we taste sweet if we have never tried anything bitter? You wouldn't be alive if you never felt sad.
October 21st, 2015 11:54pm
It's hard to pinpoint an exact cause of depression. Look for recent changes in your life, especially big ones, and try to figure out how they may have affected you.
October 22nd, 2015 1:29pm
it depends on why are you feeling sad for. if you are feeling sad because something had happened, then its absolutely normal, otherwise, you might be suffering from depression