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Why am I so sensitive?

Why am I so sensitive?

Why Am I So Sensitive?

 
 

Dear GoodTherapy.org,

I think I’m more sensitive than most people. I get offended or my feelings get hurt really easily. Even things that don’t directly affect me … well, affect me.

I’m as sensitive as I know how to be, if that makes sense. Is there a way to learn how to be less sensitive? If something makes me feel angrysadanxiousguiltyshamefulfearful, or jealous, is there anything I can do about it? I worry that something is wrong with me because I can’t stop myself from feeling these things.

 

My boyfriend has told me over and over I need to stop being so sensitive and I need therapy. He’s not the only one who has said I’m too sensitive. It upsets me (probably because I’m so sensitive). I can’t win. Why am I so sensitive? —Easily Hurt

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/dear-gt/why-am-i-so-sensitive

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Help! My partner is a terrible kisser!

 A few months ago I started dating a woman who has a lot going for her—great personality, whip-smart, professionally accomplished, lots in common including music and sports—but things have not been ideal in the romance department. I think a lot of it has to do with how she kisses me. She has this thing she does… Continue Reading

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Addicted to Love

Sex, Love and the Brain By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT There’s a saying in neuroscience, “neurons that fire together wire together.” You might wonder what that has to do with sex and love, but attraction starts out in the brain, which is probably not the first place you think about when you think about sex… Continue Reading

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Psychotherapy East and West

As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and yoga therapist in New York City, I work with a wide variety of diverse individuals—a kind of smorgasbord of humanity of all different ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds—and I love it. I love how we, despite our uniqueness, are still connected. I am also a member of the Chinese American… Continue Reading

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