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Which of these are correct?

1. When she is not here, I am suffocated.
2. When she is not here, I am suffocating.


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I don't find either one natural.

When she is not here, I feel like I am suffocating.
 

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It's a strange sentiment to me. You can feel suffocated when someone is around whose presence restricts you, like a domineering boss.
 

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I don't find either one natural.

When she is not here, I feel like I am suffocating.

Thank you. Appreciate the help.

But can it still be used even if it is not natural? Are the tenses correct?
 

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I took it to be some kind of romantic relationship, clearly one in which one party is rather dependent on the other. When one half of the couple is away, the other one feels like they can't breathe.
 

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My context is that if there is an important person in your life, you feel suffocated without him /her.

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There is a difference between feeling like you can't breathe and feeling suffocated. Suffocation suggests the involvement of someone else, not their absence.
 

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There is a difference between feeling like you can't breathe and feeling suffocated. Suffocation suggests the involvement of someone else, not their absence.

Can't it be considered a shortened version of the following?


1. When she is not here, I (feel like I) am suffocated.
2. When she is not here, I (feel like I) am suffocating.

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I see you have asked the same question here.

For the second time,

Please do not post the same question simultaneously to more than one forum. Doing so wastes our valuable time.

Instead, post your question to one forum and wait for replies. If you're not satisfied with those replies, you can try another forum, but please indicate in your thread that you've already asked the same question elsewhere (provide a link), and outline why you were not satisfied with the answers you received already.

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