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I Become Silent When Sad

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    I think I must have been a cheerful and extrovert child somewhere in my very early childhood. I loved to play everywhere and always. Yet big clouds overshadowed my happiness. My parents were not a match made in heaven. They quarreled a lot. My dad suffered from tuberculosis and...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Jan 16, 2012

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    Not Accepted (Story 34)

    Sadness isn't one of those acceptable emotions. I hate feeling like I'm bringing other people down because they can't deal with it. I hate it even more when I'm told not to feel the way that I feel. I spare people from my sadness with silence and when possible I aim to be alone...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F Dec 8, 2012

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    Silence When Sad In A Way You Have Never Looked At It Before

    when it comes to silence, it is a whole another language. silence and words go hand in hand, you can't truly understand someone's words until you understand their silence. silence...even when i am sad. i am somewhat of a god- i make the past something so unpassed yes, it is...
    missbigreeneyes missbigreeneyes 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2012

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    My day was going good

    until all this BS. Now my mood is ruined -.-
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    Drives people crazy when in an arguement,

    or in general when I'm depressed. I want to reply and share my thoughts. But I find myself unwilling to finish my own sentences, let alone start them.
    Lechette Lechette 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    it's been three days i don't let him talk to

    me i pretended that i don't feel anything and now he's ignoring me well it's a good thing because that's exactly what i wanted him to do though i don't feel happy about it people around me seems to notice my silence because i used to be happy around them though most the time i...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F Oct 29, 2014

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    Lost Inside Myself

    When im sad and depressed, its as if no amount of joy around me can change it. I'm currently feeling secluded and depressed, and of course I'm quiet. I feel like no one will want to listen to me, or even care to understand if I were to tell them, even then all they do is ask me...
    waramoore1989 waramoore1989 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Isn't That The Truth

    It's been two years since that day I was called in and told that I was last hired and need to be the first to go. Wow! My dream job.  I am pretty sure I was the most sought after faculty member to take a class from.  My evaluations were always complimentary and "not too easy...
    tclpsu tclpsu 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    No Words

    Sometimes things hurt and you can't find the words to express yourself.  When I am sad, I become quiet.  I just don't speak.  I'm normally a private person but when I am sad you can feel the silence.
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    I Go Silent When I'm Sad

    Simply because I hide inside my head and think. Or just hide inside my head.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2011

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    My Way Of Coping

    I become silent when I am sad or when I am hurt in an emotional way. This has caused a lot of friction in my marriage especially in the years before. The one thing my husband never could stand is the silent treatment. I think it is like that because of my history and old habits...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 24, 2012

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    I am an animal. I hide myself

    when luck is far away.
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Nov 30, 2014

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    One day at school I was very silent all day.

    All of my friends was worried about me so they asked me what's wrong.....but I didn't answer them. I was very sad on the inside but I can't remember why So I needed someone that I can talk to who I can trust so I did and they said that I have to try to talk to others so I can...
    ceceforever97 ceceforever97 16-17, F Dec 1, 2014

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    When I'm sad or upset I only want to talk to

    maybe 2 people. It's easier to block people out than explain why you're so weak
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    It'S Better This Way

    Trust and believe that if I'm NOT silent when sad, angry, hurt? I will absolutely do irreparable damage with the words that come out of my mouth. So... if I'm being silent... if I'm "ignoring you"... thank your lucky stars and leave me be until I'm not in that state of mind...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Coping

    Its my way of coping almost as if i cave in on my self i stop talking im almost dead to the world it seems i just someone make myself cope woth it i forget it how.it happened i cope.with it and after awhile its almost like....waking up.from a really fdeep sleep i relize im awake...
    idontmatterandneverwill idontmatterandneverwill 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    "silence"

    I become silent when i'm sad and i don't talk to much even with my friends.I'm used to it like i want to be alone and resolve whatever problems i have had etc. sometimes being silent helps you think deeply on what are you going to do .It helps me personally and at least i know...
    wisheart wisheart 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    When no one gets me, or what I'm trying to say, I get really frustrated. I usually get mad, and walk off to blow off steam.
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    Never wanted to really pull a lot of people in my life to sort out my problems when they have their own so I usually don't spill out too much of something.. I got misunderstood for...
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    Usually, when I'm trying to tell someone a story or ask a question, if they aren't listening, even if I have repeatedly told them and they ask "What?" I refuse to tell them again...
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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    This is the only reason why I get into arguments with my family.. Other than that, we're all subtle.
    camillee camillee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Don't we all!!? I don't really pander to people or compete for attention so I get misunderstood all the time. People think I don't like them or am cold etc but I just don't like to...
    ordminnet ordminnet 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Unfornately it's pretty sad, that I still don't know what I want to be yet, I know that I kinda want to aim to be a swim coach because I used to be a swimmer myself in high school...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I cry sometimes when sad memories come to mind. I was sad when my cousin was bullied in school for being cross eyed. His eyes cross ed after an injury when my brother pushed him to...
    NayaAngelou NayaAngelou 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This place is real only because you are here today. Tomorrow? Tomorrow all may change... become meaningless... When are you leaving by the way?
    robertloony robertloony 31-35, M Jan 8

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    Meeting like two friends in public becomes difficult when we can't keep out hands off each other and it takes all our will power not to shred each other's clothes!!!!
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F Jan 11

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    I moved away from my kids, living with my husband, in laws all around who hate me and I have never felt so alone and sad in my entire life. My husband always says "forget about...
    linnclark linnclark 31-35 8 hrs ago

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    Sad Love Poems express anger, betrayal and heartbreak over a great loss. When our dreams are shattered, our vulnerabilities attacked and our soulmate exposed as a charlatan, we are...
    Ibiskiss Ibiskiss 26-30, M 21 hrs ago

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    I feel sad when I read stories here about women who are so tired of their kids, tired of being a mother, talking about how much they don’t have a life, how things in the house...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    if you dont accept crossdressers or transgender ppl read on cause this could become your son/daughter unless you stop it dont become a murderer this childs death solely lies in the...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I am a single mom... the kids' dad left us when they were toddlers... for a party life. We have been doing it on our own for 15 yrs. My dad and mom used to help me but they both...
    Howtobeme Howtobeme 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    The Death of My Godfather This happened a number of years ago but it feels just as painful now as it did at the time when i got the bad news about my godfather's death.He was not...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Jan 2

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    I am absolutely fascinated by the art of communication! Right now I work in assisting those with developmental delays to learn independence. But my favorite part of the job is...
    BreeBree2713 BreeBree2713 18-21, F Jan 5

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    Sadness and bitterness have a huge contrast between one another. Bitterness is extremely difficult to just shake off. In fact, in some situations, it is inescapable. But it...
    ole0005 ole0005 18-21, F 24 Responses Jan 10

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    i think this is the part of life may make me sad but truth ...
    Desier Desier 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Idk why... Don't worry, I'm not depressed at the moment XD I'm just a little sad
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    "Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know." ~Lao Tzu It seems rather ironic that I'd say something after that quote, but here goes: Be open always to...
    oakenbras oakenbras 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    My secret love died. We met 16 years ago, both of us married. We didn't plan on falling in love, but we did. It wasn't that we were in unhappy marriages, our marriages were fine...
    MrsTucson MrsTucson 46-50, F Jan 7

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    Tomorrow is the New Year, yet it is so hard to accept all of the changes that have happened in that time. Last year i was with someone else, who I had been with for two and a half...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am a very angry kind of guy. I don't like that and I don't want to be so angry all the time, but when I give up, I become sad. I don't want to trouble my parents, but this house...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    At this moment I am silent. I'm silent because I am angry but trying to find solutions. Anger makes me ill. I've learned that patience and timing and a plan can always aid in...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm silent, but not to the extent that I don't say anything to anyone all day. It's just I feel better reserved, you know? I just gotten my braces and I'm trying to be more...
    wedontcountstars wedontcountstars 13-15, F Jan 14

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    I just don't know how to talk about certain things without people thinking I'm crazy. I hate keeping silent, but I don't even know how to start the conversation with people about...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    better to be silent than disturbing others.....tk
    aditya3751 aditya3751 22-25, M Jan 11

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