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I Can't Express Emotion

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    since i was little i would have to take care of

    my dad who was a mental disaster all i remember is that i thought that since he was crying i needed to support him and help him so i stopped showing true emotion to make him think he can lean on me
    danisrocks danisrocks 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Emotionless

    Most times, i am emotional. But sometimes, i find myself emotionless, staring at the wall, my eyes glazed like a plastic doll. I can't cry when im too sad, when everything around me has gone wrong, when...when i felt the world is going to end. I kindda give up. I have myself to...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Where Is My Voice?

    I have always been the person that you can come vent your emotions to. The type of person that you know will be there for you when you want to talk. What i have never been is the person to express his emotions to anyone else.I never stand up for myself no matter what the...
    pelwex pelwex 18-21 4 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Gutted

    I've never been good at expressing my emotions ...most of the time it was put off as I was a guy, blah blah blah. But that is always a cop out BS answer. I'm sure I could spout of ridiculous reasons on why I have such a problem with it, but who knows why truly. However throughout...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 7 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Emotionally Incomplete

    I've never been able to express my emotions so they mostly come out as anger or depression. I have always been detached from other peoples emotions too. I get confused which emotion I'm meant to be feeling. Also as I'm sometimes expressionless people around me can't read my...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    And My Friends And Boyfriends Are Getting Tired Of It..

    I can do it only if I'm so angry that I can't control myself.I can't talk normally when it comes to sharing.when I get into a fight with a friend,when I get offended by something she or he did,I can't express that.they want to talk things through,but once they start a...
    wilddarksick wilddarksick 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2011

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    Lonely

    I find it really hard to express emotions because my parents never expressed their emotions or taught me how to. I really want to make more friends but I find it hard because I'm scared to let people get to know me. I think a lot of people probably think I'm rude or don't want to...
    melanie418 melanie418 26-30 Apr 27, 2011

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    Attic Night

    A few weeks ago my wife found pictures of my ex-girlfriend and I from a little over 10 years ago, not to mention letters from my ex to me during basic training. I’ve had this stuff for a very long time; it’s been in a certain box in every attic space and storage space ever...
    mitchkramer mitchkramer 31-35, M Mar 31, 2012

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    Every since I was little I couldn't show emotion

    nor pure happiness. I know I could cry so at least I knew I was a human. But due to basically raising myself having no friends the only friend was my imagination and even then couldn't show any of it. I always look like I'm sad or depressed but there's no emotion there and...
    KittyKat43va KittyKat43va 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Non-existant Words

    I am a 22 year old male who lives with his girlfriend. Many fights have escalated much further between the two of us because I cannot express my emotions. When I was in highschool, i never had a girlfriend till my senior year, and they were mostly stupid little flings, where I...
    RedSkittle RedSkittle 22-25 1 Response Jul 19, 2010

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    Emotionaly Flat.................

     I often come across as aloof and distant to others, I often have great difficulty connecting to my OWN emotions and feelings and to the feelings of others. The expression on my face is often blank or vacant; I can be a very difficult person to "read" ,inscrutable is the best...
    sneakyfox sneakyfox 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    Confused

    I am 31 years old and haven't had a relationship in many years.  It's frustrating b/c I want to feel love but I think I'm too concerned with protecting myself and not allowing anyone to hurt me.  I find it very difficult to pursue women.  Women are often...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 6 Responses May 14, 2007

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    EMOTIONALLY Disconnected

    WELL THAT IS WHAT A GROUP OF COUNSELORS TOLD ME AND AS I THOUGHT ABOUT IT WELL I FOUND IT TO BE TRUE. WHEN I FELL IN LOVE I KNEW IT BUT COULD NOT EXPRESS IT OR SHOW ANY OF MY FEELINGS. BECAUSE I NEVER KNOW WHAT EMOTION I AM FEELING. WELL I HAVE TRIED TO WORK THROUGH THIS BUT IT...
    anonymouslyhere anonymouslyhere 31-35, F 3 Responses May 18, 2007

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    I Come Off As An Awful Person...

    Maybe it can be blamed on my father.  As long as I can remember he has had this hilarious sense of sarcasm that can be... untactful at times.  It wore off on all of my family, but it seems I got by far the worst repercussions.  i say thing that in retrospect seem...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 5, 2010

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    I Feel Like Sharing Mine's....

    For real i hide my emotions cause no one will understand. And things will gone complicated and judge you when you tell them. And really, I'm pissed when people talk to much and ask you a lot of non-sense. But its my job most of them trust me they tell me there problems...
    cHopzWmanshArt cHopzWmanshArt 18-21 Nov 23, 2012

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    I Want To Be An Emotional Being

    I have reached a point in my life where I need to decide who I want to be. I'm 38 years old and I have been blind to so many things about myself, and the primary victim is the person I have loved the most, my wife. We've been together for 10 years, and been blessed in so many...
    strugglingtochange strugglingtochange 36-40, M Nov 6, 2011

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    I'm Too Scared

    My dad used to beat me, he got sent to prison for it eventually but I learnt to toughen up. Even when I watched my sister die in front of me, I physically couldn't cry. Everyone thought I was a freak, they made fun of me. It got to a point where I didn't defend myself because I...
    Mycornetto Mycornetto 13-15, F Dec 30, 2012

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    I Wear My Heart On My Sleev...

    I wear my heart on my sleeve, and sometimes it leaves me wide open. I am a very emotional person and feel things deeply.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    I Just Stare

    I've never really had a problem with emotions before, I think it's because I'm getting older. Most of it started last year when I was a freshman in high school. It was me and my best friend, Sarah, every day. Me and her must have ditched every class at least 30 times throughout...
    ZehSnickahBah ZehSnickahBah 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2009

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    I Can't Tell People What I'm Really Feeling

    The 'me' that people know is nowhere close to the real 'me'. I've always been worried about what people think of me, of what they'd do to me if I told them the truth whenever they ask "How are you?" or "Tell me something about yourself?". God, I'm so used to it that even when I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 2, 2010

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    There are people in my life that I can't open up to, mostly because they don't care, or because it would only please them to know that I have problems. So EP is just a way for me...
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    I know this is really strange but I don't know what to do anymore, I'm struggling and just feel like letting all these feelings out by writing this... I have a really terrible...
    DingleberryBooBoo DingleberryBooBoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    3 months ago I found videos & pictures of my husband having sex with another woman. I was devastated, as he had been emotionally abusing me for a year & telling me he wanted a...
    RayRoMac RayRoMac 26-30 1 Response Jul 28

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    I am in love with a Mormon. Our relationship has been full of ups and downs, from the very start. We can't be together because of his religion and his family, but I am so in love...
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    I've only ever had 2 boyfriends since I was 14. First relationship lasted for about 6 months, second one lasted for 2 years but it was an on-and-off abusive relationship. If I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F a week ago

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    It's 12:32 am here in Manila and just can't sleep. I hope listening to my iPod and writing here would ease up the burden that I try to hide. Before, I am writing down in my journal...
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I wish I was a FOXI or a Snake or at least someone like that Gorilla from the Ronnie WOOD. The most naive also can read my thought. My facial expression says it all. I can't hide...
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F Aug 11

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    Always happens to me. I'm attracted to those I can't have. And those who show interest, I'm not attracted to. At some point I wish there would be a match, but I'm getting older and...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Nolanyqj Nolanyqj 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 4 1/2 years. We met at university through a mutual friend. We don't live together as we live and work in different cities and I am still caring...
    MsRugbygirl19 MsRugbygirl19 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    My friend, knowing how self-conscious I am about my looks, had the audacity to say she wishes she wasn't so pretty because she's fed up with guys breaking her heart. She has...
    Cyanideheart Cyanideheart 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    This is something that is a nightly thing. Reasons why I can't sleep are the same nightly. This sucks because its been like this pretty much all summer and I go back to school soon...
    ador802 ador802 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I don't even want to go outside unless I absolutely have to. I'm so sick of the local area, just a good deal of the people. I'm sick of the weather most of the year. I'm...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    My friends sometimes borrow money or anything else from me. And i can't ask them to pay their loan. I want them to pay their loans without me asking them. But it seems like...
    petitedreamer petitedreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    It's like listening to music and trying to write at the same time. You can't focus on either thing. The lyrics you hear and the words you're writing keep getting swapped. It's...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 19 hrs ago

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    Sitting in the cafeteria here, looking around as my thought run wild.. I can't imagine successfully making it out of here if I said most of these thoughts out loud.
    BzzLghtyr BzzLghtyr 26-30, M 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I just have too many things happening in my life right now to deal with people's sob stories. I can't handle it. Nobody wants to know about them but I would tolerate it for close...
    sociableTim sociableTim 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    I just feel empty inside, yet I just have the strong urge to cry but I really can't. If I could, I would let it all out...
    MellowCube MellowCube 16-17, F 1 Response 55 mins ago

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    So I have had some seriously ****** up dreams before. Like even though no one knows who I am on this i can't even write them down. Lately when I am in the car with my Mum, i get...
    MaryAnne4 MaryAnne4 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I dated a girl all throughout high school. We started dating Freshman year (her sophomore year) and we dated up until she went off to college. I left her after she had been at...
    whoknows2014 whoknows2014 22-25, M Jul 23

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    So I know I should always love my dad and be grateful for everything he's given me, but I really cannot stand him most of the time!! He pays for everything for me and my mom always...
    sindianau sindianau 18-21, F Jul 23

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    Nope. Can't swim. To be honest, I don't massively want to be able to, its hardly a skill I need. I can keep myself afloat, and I can move around a bit, but I can't do much more...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I recently was a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding. There was a guy there, and I can't get him out of my mind. We had a small conversation, and kept stealing glances at each other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 27

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    OK it's getting worst and worst. I can't stop cutting myself . I just can't please tell me something positive so I won't cut myself again. Please I just cut myself yesterday and I...
    brandi0421 brandi0421 13-15, F Jul 27

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    I'm fed up!!! I can't take this anymore!! My father came into my room at 4 in the morning and he's like u will not go to that university that I want to go because it's too far and...
    introducingmyself introducingmyself 18-21, F Jul 28

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    There are some that want help and when you try they don't listen, I can't help someone who doesn't want it and can try and be there for them when they need me but that's about as...
    AllThatGlitters29 AllThatGlitters29 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I've been sleeping with a guy friend. Can't stop thinking about him. He's not extremely attractive or fit, I don't get it. He said he'd go out with me, that he cares for me. But I...
    failure94 failure94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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