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I Am Good At Hiding My Feelings

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    I just want to be important to someone,

    you know, to matter to them, to feel needed. Not wanted, wanted is a desire. I want to know, to feel, that if I suddenly disappeared, you would not be okay. That my presence in your life matters. I bet that feeling is nice.
    parkerropes parkerropes 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    I recently just got dumped

    and told that it was because I am ugly and annoying . we had been together for almost year , he bought me a ring and everything . he was the biggest sweetheart and when he left for college though he completely changed . I can barely eat , I don't want to talk to anyone at home...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    My boyfriend broke up with me

    because my phone has a problem and he thinks it affects our relationship. Cause his friend said "if my boyfriend had a bad phone I would dump him" Mind you we have been together for a year I've never been emotionally abused as much as this before
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2014

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    Some people say I'm a strong person.

    I'm not, I just hide everything I'm feeling from the outside world.
    shortgirl4 shortgirl4 18-21, F Jan 28, 2014

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    The Feelings With In Me

    I am really at telling people how I feel because sometimes I just have no explanation for them. I always feel better when I help other people with their problems, I just have a heart more than anyone I know that lives around me as long as my friends, the pack, and my family are...
    brokenedspirit brokenedspirit 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I dont think I have ever opened up

    for anyone.. for real! Not even my (now ex-) best friend. Not my parents. No one! If Im sad, I'll either put on a big smile or try to avoid people that day. Which is hard since Im the 'happy girl' in class. I just can't talk about stuff with anyone, though a lot of people have...
    Mulier Mulier 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    Hidden by sib232228 Why do we give up what's

    valuable to us because of our friends? The answer is simple friends are valuable. Friends and family are the most valuable things you can have in your Earthly life. Even if it means giving up who we like to keep them happy. Even if it means sacrificing your feelings for...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F Jun 19, 2014

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    I'm great at hiding how I really feel from

    everyone around me, even myself.
    saladays saladays 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    we kissed before you left,

    i pretended i didnt want more. i miss you already and i wanted to fall asleep in your arms.
    ohdeebomdia ohdeebomdia 13-15, F Nov 28, 2014

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    People say its not good to bottle up emotions

    but I don't care lol I do it anyway! When someone hurts me and I'm dying inside I still throw a smile on my face and no one knows if I'm hurting I call that a skill it's almost like a game of charades XD
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I smile on the outside

    and hide my depressed self within, walking round with cuts that only two people know about
    vicky282 vicky282 13-15, F Jun 19, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 23, 2014

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    I have scars. But most days,

    I have the courage to wear bright colors and seem happy. But others, I don't and people wonder what's wrong. I'm always gonna look like a prep. Even though I'm hurting deep inside and love the color black along with heavy metal. I'm just not cut out to be who I wanna be. I look...
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    People think ohh she's

    so happy everyday nope u wrong I keep my stuff in said nobody is to b trusted
    nikeler nikeler 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    I can hide almost anything,

    putting up a good front....as long as I don't let you look into my eyes for too long.
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    You Don't Know Me

    We all have this jar, I like to think of it as. This jar can hold really anything. However, the jar isn't bottomless. Most people hide away secrets in the jar. Big secrets to little small secrets. Secrets are usually let go of or released. If not, usually it slips out on its own...
    anothersilhouette anothersilhouette 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2011

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    Some people will never know

    that behind all the laughter I am terrified and crying.
    AnomalousEarthling AnomalousEarthling 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    On the outside I am happy

    and cheerful and alway laughing, but on the inside I am insecure and depressed...
    HannahlovesHH HannahlovesHH 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I'm emotionally divorced from my body.

    I have benefited from this "skill" on multiple occasions; however, some people think I'm heartless because of this. Which is fine, everyone is entitled to their opinions. I just saw this topic and I wanted to contribute /share.
    RichardHertz RichardHertz 36-40, M Jun 19, 2014

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    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F Feb 12, 2014

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    It's crazy how good of a liar I've become.

    I'm like a pro. Even the police believed my smile and laugh saying I would never think of self harm or Suicide.... I'm getting too good at this... Now Im starting to lie to myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Hard Exterior, Soft & Cushy Inside

    Maybe I'm too good at hiding my feelings. I think half the time it's hiding, and half the time I just don't know how to express them or am too shy to express them fully. Consequently, I think many people think I have no feelings. In fact, I'm talking to an ex, now a friend, about...
    blueberryoctopus blueberryoctopus 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    I am a clam, a sponge.

    I absorb and I don't show how heavy I find it. I hide in the shadows in my mind, and twinkle in the moonlight. I step out into the sun, but always I have my sunglasses!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    Hiding Hurt

    Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger, but when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So take off your mask, stop pretending, youโ€™re perfect, walk into freedom.--Purpose...
    Wings1969 Wings1969 41-45, F Mar 29, 2012

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    I'm not a happy girl,

    infact I'm a very sad one. I walk around with scars and cuts under my clothes that not many people have ever seen and when they do they're disgusted with me and that makes me feel so much worse
    Blueeyedprincesses Blueeyedprincesses 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    I'd rather be honest

    but sometimes hiding your feelings is better for others. Especially if you don't want to make one sad. I'd rather myself be sad over most people. :-( it's ok though I can keep it hidden.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M Jan 4

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    It's easier to act stupid,

    crazy, and happy in front of friends and family than to show them that I actually slowly dying inside.
    DarlingItWillBeOkay DarlingItWillBeOkay 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    it is so easy to pretend; although,

    it is so difficult to hide them when you are not here. Your strength gives me a reason, your weakness makes me angry but your absence kill me. I wish you were here...
    Lhily Lhily 36-40 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    I'm So Good At It...

    ...that i could hide my feelings from myself. i don't like expressing my feelings and i don't like how i feel when i do express my feelings, so i hide them. i know it's not healthy, but i've been doing it all my life. it's hard to have a close romantic relationship if you can't...
    NaNeenah NaNeenah 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Not that I think this is a good thing.

    I guess because my parent used to hide her feelings all the time, I learned to do the same. Often, I'd rather hear the feelings of others and try to help them instead of saying my feelings. That and I've never really been very good at telling my feelings to others since they...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16, 2014

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    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 18-21, F Jul 22, 2014

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    Me Too

    I dont often like to talk about how i feel because i feel that people dont need to have to worry about my problems. Many people tell me about their problems and i help. i like to help others. but if i have something bothering me i dont feel the need to express it. and many...
    lovlife lovlife 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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    My friends think I'm calm,

    put together, and just full of self confidence but what they don't know is sometimes I need reassurance and maybe just a hug.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    Whenever anyone asks,

    "How are you." I always reply with, "Fine."
    tm0801 tm0801 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2014

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    My longtime friend has really distanced herself

    from me and it makes me really sad and upset but all I do is go around acting like I'm okay with it
    hebr0 hebr0 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    My sister is so open about her feelings

    and I just keep mine to myself feeling like a burden in people's lives. If I try to tell someone how I feel I usually get cut off by someone else. So I'm reluctant to share feelings with people unless I think they're good friends.
    SianWendy SianWendy 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17, 2014

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    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F Aug 17, 2014

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    sometimes it is the best idea to hide your

    feeling, this is because they're people in this world that will be quick to grab an opportunity to take advantage of thoughts who are emotionally weak, because they will know what makes that person crack; some will even be manipulative enough to gain control over that person
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 18-21, F Jul 22, 2014

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    People have literally gotten mad at me

    because I don't vocalize what's going on in my mind and it's nearly impossible to figure out what I'm thinking without me saying something. It's both a blessing and a curse.
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 4 days ago

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