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I Am Scared of My Emotions

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    My emotions have gotten me into a lot of trouble in recent times so I find myself questioning if they will continue to do so where you are concerned. I don't want to get hurt again so I play cat and mouse getting more scared the the closer you get to me. I am always the mouse in...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 19 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    I rarely show much emotion in day to day life.  I am generally cheerful and usually have a smile.  It's all part of the job really.  I am nice to people - if someone is feeling down I am the one who makes cups of tea and provides the soothing words.  Generally...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    My Emotions

    are like another person.  They are an entity unto themselves.  My passions can be horrifying and intense.  Last night I deleted my entire post in a fit of rage.  Nothing violent, just intense anger.  I felt I was too addicted to this site, which to some...
    lightpainter lightpainter 56-60, M 3 Responses May 5, 2010

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    I Fake Happiness So Well

    Im 21, 6'2, black/japanese, I work at A&F its my job to pretend that im happy, im supposed to wear a smile everyday but when I clock out im back to my miserable reality. I hate myself. I hate my life. Im useless, broke with no car, low self-esteem and social anxiety. I walk...
    jjuarezz jjuarezz 22-25, M Jun 14, 2013

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    Surrender

    I come from a broken home that appears to be perfect.i belong no where because i am unusual.i do not appear to be normal, and i have never met anyone like me.i push away those who seem to care about me,in fear of hurting them.i fear everything in life.i worry about every word i...
    Alightonthewater Alightonthewater 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    It'S Been Some Time

    Hi, everyone. It's been some time since I've shared anything. I've been a bit down lately and tonight I sort of have an "aha" moment. I realised that I might be scared of my emotions, but at the same time, I chase after them. Take problems, for example. I don't like them. Nobody...
    lyn2726 lyn2726 31-35, F Mar 7, 2013

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    Emotions

    Emotions,They scare me,Sometimes,I don't understand,Please bare with me,I'm doing my best.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 16, 2011

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    The More I Feel, The Further I Run

    I've just realised something about myself recently. The stronger I feel towards something or someone, the more I push it/him/her away. The more intense the emotion, the more I get unsettled and uncomfortable. My reaction: run away. Run as fast as I can and don't look back. I also...
    lyn2726 lyn2726 31-35, F 2 Responses May 11, 2012

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    I'm scared of getting close to people

    as I've been hurt quite a lot, now I'm struggling and I feel like breaking down half the time, I'm so stressed and annoyed and angry, yesterday I burst into tears because I couldn't find my left shoe.
    BritishK BritishK 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2014

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    I Wrote This...this Is How I Feel

    Love is a myth and everyday i kill to try to make it true, id die for you,my life for you,my everything is you. but you dont see what i see,Do You? i see love in black and white,no colors what so ever, No one sees how dark it is,no one knows what its like under the cover, hide...
    TheMyth TheMyth 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    I Am Afraid Of Losing Control Of Myself

    Some details may be upsetting. FYI.ย  I do not trust myself. I don't trust anyone else, either. I have been dealing with severe depression and anxiety for about two years (I've had it all my life, but it's been really, really bad these past 2 years). I have not been working-- I...
    spacebear spacebear 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    Personality Changes?

    my emotions change so much to were i get sudden personallity change to were i start to hurt people and i try to stop hanging out with them and i gets sad. =(
    gothicromantic gothicromantic 16-17, F Jul 12, 2009

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    Can't Afford To Feel Things.

    I know that in order to get beyond certain things from my past, and get beyond my depression, I need to talk about them. ย The problem is that when I've discussed painful things with my therapist, it's left me in a state where I can't function for days. ย I'm so afraid that if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    I Have Become A Monster

    i am not doing a good job of adjusting to my new family, i mean i thought i was but now i realize im not. They adopted me to help me and put me in a better place. My past is filled with all types of repeated abuse and lots of different foster homes...something I keep trying to...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Once Bitten...

    I fell into depression, that lasted for about a decade.  Whether or not my lifestyle (unhappily married) contributed, influenced, or made it, I don't know, but that life was destroyed before I found my way out.  Yes, out.  It's been over a year since I had a major...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    Only the Topping

    When i get angry or sad i barely show it but im afraid that if i show it it will explode. If i get to angry (which i never let myself do) im afraid that i would do something drastic and lose something close to me. and if i get too sad ill be sad for days and become sick. i only...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2009

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    Don't Know What to Do

     sometimes like right now the way I feel really scares me, I feel so alone so depressed that it feels like nothing will ever get better no matter how hard I try, I begin to feel so worthless that I can't help feeling like the world is better off without me . This is where...
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F Aug 26, 2008

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    Not Just Scared - Terrified

    i've been controlling my emotions for years, i use to be very good at in fact. But these days i'm having more problems at controling, it's like what use to a calm lake has become the raging and i'm hard pressed to keep it all locked behind my mask. I'm terrified that i will lose...
    Corlath Corlath 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

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    Repressed And Bottle Up My Emotions

    I bottle up and repressed my emotions because i am very afraid of expressing it and feeling overwhelmed. I am afraid of how repressing it only make it worst. The more repressing and bottle up i do, the more lonely, depressed i feel. Isn't this normal?
    TinaFeyforever TinaFeyforever 26-30, F Feb 20, 2013

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    You know that thing where, for days and weeks, and maybe even longer, you are strolling along in life, thinking and maybe even knowing that I think I might be doing more than okay...
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    I'm okay with liking somebody, but I never want to admit I love them .... I'm afraid of what would happen if I allow my emotions to show. I'm the guy who masks their emotions, the...
    NightmxreWolf NightmxreWolf 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    a while ago i lost faith in my emotions because they only have proven to be delusional,unrational and cause me great pain most of the time and led me to commit spontaneous actions...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M Jan 3

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    caligall caligall 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    For a little over a year now I have had feelings for my friend, but now what I was afraid would happen is happening-I'm falling in love with her. I had a strong crush on her so I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jan 8

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    My emotions have always been hidden behind logic. in 2012 I was drawn to a church, where my emotions broke down the logic barrier. since that day, my emotions control me. When I...
    jarae jarae 26-30 Jan 9

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    I've always been open with my emotions but lately.. Well, as I mature, I understood that there are moments, plenty of them, that you might need to hide your emotions from certain...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    For the most part, I don't really have any emotions when it comes to certain situations. I've learned to ignore most people, then I won't have to worry about having any emotions...
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm shipping out tomorrow and I am so scared I'll be losing someone before I can get back. But it will most likely happen and I've spent so long preparing for that eventuality...
    bakeittwice bakeittwice 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I have been in a relationship yes but I was to scared and shy so it wasn't really a relationship i had liked him for years and I missed my chances he's now gone. But anyway I got...
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am probably one of the most ambitious person you will ever meet. I have so much goals I know for a fact I am going to accomplish in my lifetime but I'm running out of time. I'm...
    onetouchpop onetouchpop 18-21, M Jan 18

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    I'm scared of losing my 2 awesome little dogs, one of them is kinda starting to get old. Though she is very active. The youngest one is really active and she really likes me, she...
    Morgee3304 Morgee3304 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Scorpio trait: secretive. I've always kept most of my emotions to myself and it's really hard to open up about things.
    moonskull moonskull 16-17, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I felt his pain again, even though I had let him go... He doesn't care about me anymore... He had shut his door .. . I suffered from his pain.. At the back of my mind I heard his...
    mayumi26 mayumi26 18-21, F Jan 8

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    For anyone saying this I use to as well and I must say apathy is far worse. Some people cut to deal with emotions and some cut to feel something so they remember they are still...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Jan 12

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    Well, some people don't think they exist. But click here, and let me show you.                    - The first is depression...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Last year, around this time, I happened to be working on an assignment where I was surprised with my ex working in that very same company where I am assigned. I freaked out and...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    When I absorb emotions and energies it makes me more powerful and you do not want me to get inside of you because I will destroy your life. You humans think your soul is powerful...
    LostSoul6666 LostSoul6666 26-30, M Jan 14

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    I can't express my emotions because I get too anxious, and my friends don't wait between pauses long enough for me to gather myself, yet I listen to them talk about their issues...
    Cephaloria Cephaloria 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I hate having mixed emotions & not really knowing why I'm so emotional. ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ฃ I really be mad for no reason sometimes, just moody as hell! ๐Ÿ˜”
    persayous persayous 22-25, F Jan 17

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    I tell you i'm fine, even when i'm not I tell you i'm happy, when i'm sad I tell you i'm tired, when i'm lonely Just hoping that one day you will realise how i really feel in the...
    Shimmerz479 Shimmerz479 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a Taurus and I guess it's inborn that I don't like telling people about my emotions. I have NEVER in my life shared or shown obviously what's on my mind, my worries, or my...
    asfreeaswifi asfreeaswifi 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm scared of guys I don't know why I just always have been its stopped me getting in to relationships I'm shy aswell. There is one guy I'm not scared of and he's asked me out...
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Its not so much scared, its more worried. We're going to have a natural birth when we get pregnant. I'm kind of high risk (I have epilepsy and anemia) so there's one thing to be...
    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Correction; I'm scared of falling in love again. I'm scared of the heartbreak that will come when we break up out of nowhere, I'm scared of getting too used and attached to him...
    Kayleehere Kayleehere 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    So I've been majorly overworking myself and spreading myself thin so obviously I got really sick. This is the third day I've been in my house with my mom and I'm scared to leave. I...
    Brokenandvulnerable Brokenandvulnerable 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am really scare and depressed .I may be smiling in the outside but in the inside i am just slowly breaking and falling apart .Last year since I gotten depression it really hit me...
    Appolo123 Appolo123 16-17, M 6 days ago

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