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I Am Fragile, But Hide It Well

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 422 People

    Very Rare In My Case.

    Anyone who isnt fragile in some ******* way is fulla **** period, i even have fragile moments pffffft. ****! i shouldnt though. it's inhuman of meh nature!! D: -JB
    Doxtah Doxtah 26-30, M 8 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Breakable: Handle With Care

    Ingrid Michaelson sings a song called breakable about the fragility of the human condition and how exposed the heart is. Have you ever thought about what protects the heart? Just a cage full of rib bones, and other various parts. I am an incredibly sensitive man. Only those i let...
    sleep140 sleep140 22-25, M Jan 22, 2011

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    Excuses, Excuses.

    I am so sad, but I hide it well. I always have an excuse for everything. Now some people are starting to see through those excuses and there is no way out. When someone comments on my wrist, I say it was the cat. When someone says I was in the bathroom for a while, I say I...
    announomous announomous 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2013

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    The Things You Do To Me You'Ll Never Know

    Every thought I waste on you feels like another bullet to my chest. Every dream you intrude feels like I'm slowly bleeding to death. But you don't know and you'll never know the things you do to me. The way you make me feel. I can't stand to think about you, it's tearing me apart...
    sincerelymetes sincerelymetes 16-17, F Feb 6, 2013

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    Everyday start off putting on my "mask"

    and putting up my wall around myself.. I mainly hang with guys so i have to be tough, or at least appear that way... On The Outside: confident, happy, strong. On The Inside: scared, sad, tired, fragile, broken.
    abstractwolf abstractwolf 18-21, F May 10, 2014

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    You're Wrong

    In general people always tell me I'm so strong... But that is only cuz they don't see... I'm fragile right now physically as mentally... Anything that only one who somehow knows me says I take in and break when it gets to muchI'm an easy to hurt guy and I hate itSo don't say I'm...
    NoatoNoaki NoatoNoaki 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    The Strong One

    I am fragile, but hide it well... but at what cost? I am only human too. I have my limits too. People often forget that. They forget that I can break too. I was six years old when I first assumed the role of the strong one. I might have been forced into the role, but I accepted...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F May 22, 2013

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    Strong Just Don'T Work If Your Heart Gets Hurt

    I'm just tired of people today, my mother is mad at me for my fiancé buying a new pet ferret. We have three pets all together one dog and two ferrets. What made her upset about this is that we have a baby on the way and my fiancé is the only one working so she's lecturing me...
    XieryaWolf XieryaWolf 22-25, F Jun 15, 2013

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    My Family Is Clueless, But Not My Family And Frined's Here....

    I hide it extremely well from my Real Life family, especailly my parents, they don't know about my pain, and my hurt, and my fears, and that is because after years of trying so hard with them, I've given up on begging for their love, and approval, So I hide ti from them. They...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2010

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    See Me If You Can

    This came to me and I didn't know where to post this. This seemed a good place.   I am who you see not. No dream nor fantasy, no spoken thought is invoked that can find me.  Seek me if you wish, I will only hide.  Fear of the pain inside falling out upon the...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    I Sometimes Feel Like I Am Cracking......

    Its hard, I feel I have to be strong for everyone else. But  underneath it all I am fragile, horribly so. But I have to hide it so I can help everyone else. But sometimes I feel as if I have all these cracks And I have run out of glue.................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Smartazz

    I'll mouth off and make smart remarks to anyone.  Some of that is just me seeing the world from a weird angle...but a lot stems from a need to appear a lot stronger than I am.  The wrong word at the wrong moment could shatter me.  So I put on a loud, mouthy persona...just to...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    Broken Wings

    I am like a bird with broken wings. So easy to break again, my hollow bones echo the sounds of my pain. Within my armor, I am easily hurt. I won't show it, but I will be devastated. I will make a witty comeback, a sarcastic remark, or a hurtful comment of my own. I will go home...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    A Poem

    alone yet suffocated by swirling people by life solidarity of the mind of the spirit motions going through the motions in relationships in life never satisfied by the company of others always seeking to be understood to find someone of the same but still... nothing but...
    mslogic mslogic 26-30 Jul 28, 2012

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    Why Be Alive When It's Just So Pointless.

    I have no life. I attend the most strict school in th world where identitity is treated like a crime, I am a B-quadder(kinda emo) stereotype. But they can take their lables and STICK EM. Igo home and cry, I have no life outside of my boyfriend and music. I just feel like im...
    Paranormality Paranormality 13-15, F Nov 17, 2010

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    People by nature will often put their best

    foot forward when it comes to situations albeit a job interview, a new relationship, or whatever the situation may be. It's interesting how we all appear to have a fine and often vulnerable glass heart underneath it all...delicately sculptured...often wanting to protect whatever...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2015

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    I Dont Know Why I Do What I Do...

    So all day today i have been thinking of suicide and  fighting back the tears, i got home and i went to sleep and woke up around 9. i ate dinner and went back to my room. than the thoughts came back. i was on webcam with my exgirlfriend, Alexis, who is about a year older than me...
    devinborne101 devinborne101 18-21, M Dec 23, 2012

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    I'M Tired...

    I'm tired of screaming. I'm tired of not being heard. I'm tired of faking smiles and forcing laughs. I'm tired of being here. I'm tired of hoping. I'm tired of dreaming and wishing. I'm tired of waiting for something that's never going to come. I'm tired of breathing. I'm tired...
    sincerelymetes sincerelymetes 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    Why can't anyone see the pain in my eyes,

    why does no one care when I sit alone or even when I'm crying
    FallenXProphecy FallenXProphecy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2015

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    i have no idea what is wrong with me.

    sometimes a single words can stuck in my head and torture me for days. i know it's not intentional, but I'm still hurt, and I usually say something really stupid, really lame, maybe to catch others attention. BUT when they start trying to make me feel comfortable, I feel like...
    vi491042 vi491042 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I hide it quite we'll hear is the only place

    where I put what I really think. It's like if I'm glass but grab onto the pieces that beak able to make it invisible. I hade sadness with happiness. Love with hate. I put a mean front sometimes let my guard down but have survived. Not even my best friend knows I'm fragile nor...
    herealways2017 herealways2017 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    It seems like my entire life is just falling

    down around me. I can't get into a relationship, the guy that I like is probably most likely straight, I hate my freaking stepdad cuz he is an ***, and my best friends are just leaving me and I feel so alone. I honestly just don't know what to do anymore. Should I just give up...
    youngnfunboi youngnfunboi 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Handle With Care

    I am fragile like pieces of broken glass but I always try to hide it. People think I am all tough and strong. I am shocked! Because I am the mst sensitive person I have ever known, not that I am proud of it. People think I am hard-core and I don't cry. While in fact, I am a total...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2011

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    I Have My Moments ...

    ... when I flashback to so much abuse, screaming, crying, feeling very insecure. I fight those times off as best I can. I close my eyes and try to picture happier times. I am trying to be stronger, and I know someday I will get there. My friends have...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 46-50, F 14 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    I Hide It From My Family Very Well....

    I hide how fragile I am from my family. I hide how bad I am hurting. I hide it from them, because I know they will give me a hard time, and tell me to get over myself. I am very fragile. I often, hate myself more than I let on. I hate myself for being alive, and all that crap...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    This experience is very special for me. It is the reason why I found this website/app. One day I wrote about feeling lonely on Google and a story of this experience appeared...
    PeterPalmer PeterPalmer 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    Well I don't think anyone enjoys being rejected. I'll admit I am afraid of being straight out rejected. But more than that, I fear that things will just fizzle out. It has happened...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    This is one of my favorite songs. When I listen to it. I think about her. I remember the two nights I had with her. What they meant to me.When the dark wood fell before meAnd all...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Happy birthday to one of the most remarkable individuals who has ever graced this earth with his presence. "He would be bothered when someone would say he was mean and...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well I finally got all the medical clearance paper work done, finished changing names and insurance and today I'm calling about places to live at our new base. I also turned in my...
    Tiffanyj52 Tiffanyj52 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Over and over, years and years. I think I've done pretty well at parenting myself, but I'm ****** up nonetheless. I have an extremely hard time letting someone in, and it's never...
    SilverFox420 SilverFox420 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    To The Girl Who Stole My HeartYou're the first person I think about.In the morning after I eat and go out.When I jump in the shower to wash my body and head.And the last, after...
    theophilusmartins theophilusmartins 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    It's been over a year now since he, my uncle, died and I find myself thinking about him a lot. We didn't see much of one another while he was alive, but in my last few years of...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    The Zika virus, has opened a new front in the debate in heavily Roman Catholic countries about a woman’s right to birth control and abortion. The virus now threatens the...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    It was a Saturday, around nine o'clock. I remember I had been feeling particularly apathetic that day, since a second, strong bout of depression had hit me the beginning of that...
    Kaoruk100 Kaoruk100 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The Girl At The Bus Stop. It happened on a tuesday. The day my life changed forever. It was tuesday the 1st of september 2015. I had just come back from enrolling into another...
    theophilusmartins theophilusmartins 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm not against teen moms or anything (my mom was a teen mom) but it irritates me that a lot of teen parents think having a kid is funny or cute; most of them are carelessly having...
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I know im not the only one whose been brought to tears of frustration or snarled at some poor or naïve person trying to hold a job, just trying to find out how to get messages...
    luckylassie luckylassie 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    A Christian's EulogyMy Dear Mrs. Estillgirl,I haven't forgotten you or your family when you broke the news to me.(as tears fall)This must be one of the hardest things a Minister...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Man Hunt I saw the was you looked at her That demon in your eyes She told me that she loved you true Despite my being wise "She's my best friend" I calmly warned "You hurt her...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Let me explain how you redefined my definition of home. You are much older than myself so I do hope you can understand how I felt -- after all, you are my Mother. Do you remember...
    Myplethora Myplethora 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I want to see rainbows and butterflies Every time I close my eyes And reserve the right to be mesmerised, By the pure delight that awaits me every night; Waking up in the morning...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 1

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    Crystal Giant My heart is a crystal giant, As pure as perfect glass. Hidden in it's center is A love that's unsurpassed. This love is like a soldier, So protective and so...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M Jan 29