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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
Anonymous
November 20th, 2015 2:00pm
Sadness is just another emotion; you feel a various different amount of emotion's, your sadness could be due to something that has happened, or just having a down moment.
Anonymous
November 20th, 2015 4:53pm
has something happened that is making you feel this way, and why, could you maybe talk to your friends about it as well?
krazeniks
November 21st, 2015 12:03pm
Desire is the main cause of sadness..whenever we expect something and it does not happen.In life you need to become a bit rational and a bit less emotional.
Anonymous
November 21st, 2015 6:08pm
Because the life changed you but you still see as things as the old person we used to be. Sometimes, the problem is not a problem. Its just a situation that dont fit us to think like this, we just need ti breath and learn about yourselves how to react to this.
Anonymous
November 22nd, 2015 8:35pm
We all go through spells of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. Some people still think that depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong. Depression is a real illness with real symptoms, and it's not a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".
Anonymous
November 25th, 2015 3:41am
Why you feel so sad may be dependent on what major things are going on in your life at the moment and how the people around you are responding
NiceAndSimple
November 26th, 2015 9:22am
1) Think about what happened lately in your life, any big changes, difficult situations, new people in your life? Maybe you just don't know how to deal with these situations and give up, let everything go. 2) Think about what you desire in life the most, what is your main purpose in life? Maybe nothing can get you energized and inspired because you follow the wrong steps that don't fulfill your desires and dreams.
Anonymous
November 27th, 2015 12:53am
You probably feel this way, because something traumatic might have happened. Maybe. If not, you may have just had an overwelming amount of emotions, which caused sadness.
Anonymous
November 27th, 2015 9:09am
There are so many things that cause sadness, it is impossible to answer this question without knowing more about your life and situation. You are too vague and general with what you have asked. Please be more specific and talk with a professional or a listener here at 7 Cups of Tea
MelissaAbigail
November 27th, 2015 3:51pm
There are many reasons for sadness, most of them are triggered by our day to day experiences for example reading something sad. Sometimes however we are sad for reasons we don't fully understand, this can be caused by underlying mental health issues. If you feel you might be suffering from something like this, seek profession advice.
Compassioness89
November 28th, 2015 3:07pm
Unfortunately, humans can feel sadness, joy, grief, anger - it is a natural human emotion and not all sadness is bad. Always remember that it's temporary and that you can work through problems and events that cause you grief and despair, or sadness. If you feel constantly depressed, you should consult with a trained counsellor or psychologist. They can help you uncover things that may be hidden in the subconscious. But always keep in mind: sadness is temporary and it requires support to get through it, so don't isolate yourself with your problems and reach out to others.
qilttrip
November 29th, 2015 2:58am
I am not sure. Sadness happens for various reasons. Often the older we get, the deeper our sadness can become.
Anonymous
November 29th, 2015 11:30am
It's a base in every life, sometimes you have to feel sadness to appreciate happiness after that, just know it'll go away and everything will be fine like it was before. Hold on :)
Melissa3102
December 2nd, 2015 2:27am
Well, everyone goes through a rough spot in their lives. It is normal to experience this. However, if the feelings stay for more than a month, you may want to talk to a professional.
Guardian999Angel
December 2nd, 2015 5:54pm
Because sometimes emotions build up so strong you have just got to let them go, however this takes time.
DipityEnigma
December 3rd, 2015 11:56am
There could be multiple reasons as to why you may be feeling this way and it could be to do with your environment, a chemical imbalance, any life changing situations such as someone dying or being ill, having little to no hobbies or interests, money problems, relationship issues and so on. If you feel like there is nothing really wrong with your life and nothing that could be causing these issues, I would suggest you see your GP as soon as possible as they're not only qualified to give you advice but they also know you and your families history as well as being able to prescribe any medications that they feel you may need. You may also want to consider seeing a counsellor who can help you get to the route of the problem. Hope this helps.
secretlyfree17
December 4th, 2015 3:26am
It is more than natural that people feel sad for at least once in their lifetime. Imagine feeling happy your whole life and no other emotions at all! That would be absolutely boring! Sometimes sadness is an emotion that actually gives you the reason to be happier in your life because everyone knows that the sunshine before a rain always gives the best feeling than the sun that shines forever! So don't worry sooner or later, you'll be having the best time of your life after all this is over!
Anonymous
December 5th, 2015 11:40pm
Chances are you have depression, or on the way to becoming depressed. Look at your life and try to find some happiness, and if it is difficult or your well being is being afffect by the sadness. Please get help
PeacefulExistence93
December 6th, 2015 10:28pm
A lot of things can create sadness whether it's situational, environmental, relationships, conflict, interpersonal conflict, depression etc. it's okay to not be okay. It's okay to be sad, let it out. Being sad is healthy for the body and mind but also e kind to yourself. If it's ongoing sadness then you need to do something to help yourself such as speaking to a healthcare professional. We are here on 7cups to listen to you! Do something that makes you happy like going for a walk, listening to it playing music, cuddling up to a pet, coffee with friends etc. sadness is normal. It's okay to not be okay
Anonymous
December 11th, 2015 9:10pm
There could be multiple reasons to why you are currently feeling so upset, only you know as you are the expert on you.
CaringBrit
December 12th, 2015 12:05am
It can be for various reasons that all depends on the situation to cause it and it is ok to feel that way
ManCho28
December 15th, 2015 7:54pm
There is nothing wrong with being sad. You could be due to multiple reasons. It's completely natural to feel so. Just analyze the reason why it happened and try to work on it
Anonymous
December 16th, 2015 9:40am
Many times we feel as though everything is bearing down on us all at once, and when this happens it's very easy to sink into a feeling that this will never end. Then we sink into a world of procrastination and hopelessness. The way out is to understand that everything is temporary and will pass, and then take proactive steps to bring yourself back into the things you love, even if you don't want to, force yourself to.
Anonymous
December 16th, 2015 3:42pm
Everyone experiences sadness. Overcoming your sadness would require searching deep within yourself to find the root of the problem.
StormyAngles18
December 17th, 2015 12:34am
It could be cause of events that have happened recently or you are just not happy. If that's the case find things things that make you happy . (:
KRN
December 17th, 2015 11:31am
Maybe because it's your first time to face the situation you're currently in. It's all new to you and maybe you're overwhelmed.
Dontwurry
December 17th, 2015 2:15pm
It is okay to feel sad, everyone feels sad at some point in their life, would you have a particular reason to be sad?
ImaginativeBond
December 20th, 2015 12:52pm
Compromising with your love doesn't tell your heart that you are sad. Everybody is different, you, are the difference of all that you can be.
EarlGreyHot
December 20th, 2015 7:02pm
Feeling sad usually means you feel that you've lost something important to you. It could be a relationship, place, job, activity, or even an idea about yourself or the world. I wonder if you've lost anything recently?
Anonymous
December 23rd, 2015 5:39am
It was because your are on agrief, a loss, a low self-esteem. You should consider yourself to go to the local psychologist or psychiatrist