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I Can't Talk to People About My Problems

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    Either It's Marital Or Personality Problem

    And I am not yet ready to talk about it unless by counselling. It might be something anybody can simply open up to friends. Given the fact that my marital situation is obviously known to everyone in town. But I still can't make myself talk about it and be candid telling...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    I can't talk to people about my problem

    because I don't like conflict must have time if I have problems I try and sit down and solve them by planting the amount. Plus I don't like to whine and bother people with my problems everyone has their own
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M Aug 28, 2015

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    I wanna talk but no one wants to talk back?

    ?I tell my friends this but they say it's to depressing 4 them
    soccergamerbv soccergamerbv 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 25

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    And I Can Not Say a Word

    I sometimes feel like I have failed, And I can not say a word, No sound, no sigh, no whimper, No sound out of me is heard.. I try so hard to be so strong, To show no sign of being weak, But the picture I paint is oh so wrong, It's actually strength and comfort from others...
    Katfather Katfather 51-55, M 22 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Can't Find Anyone To Relate To.

    I am having trouble finding anyone to relate to. I do not know if I am too old and set in my ways, or if I am just not around the right people. I work with people from 18 to mid 40's on a daily basis. They are nice people, but the things they talk about, the things they seem to...
    HardToKnow HardToKnow 51-55 4 Responses May 21, 2011

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    Up until recently I've had no-one,

    no-one I trust no-one I can talk to and no-one I've ever wanted to. The problem is I know me and although I've met a good person I know I'm gonna loose them and that I don't deserve how good they are and have been to me. Maybe as usual I'm thinking to much and over analysing but...
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2015

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    i can post about them on here,

    but generally i cannot talk to people about my real problems. in real life i never do because every time i try, its clear that people dont percieve everything the way i do so they cant truly understand my pain
    bongripper1 bongripper1 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    I feel complicit in making myself lonely

    and miserable, because I am surrounded by people who would be willing to listen but I just cannot talk to them. I was tortured at the age of twelve, witnessed my father's suicide when was fifteen and was repeatedly raped for the period of three months when I turned eighteen...
    aersibeth aersibeth 18-21, F Aug 29, 2015

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    Why?

    Why is it easier to talk to strangers, then family and friends? Is it because strangers won't judge you, or is it because you don't care if they judge you? I think it is strangers may know and understand what i go through,more than family and friends. I can talk about some...
    mulder mulder 26-30 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    There Are More Than the Sounds That Can Be Heard

    One, two, three words that I might write,   But in truth, what I wrote can not be right.. I write a million stories in each and every word,   But the only thing read, and heard, is still simply, just the word.. I want to scream and shout and make people understand...
    Katfather Katfather 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    Grief is a private hell.

    People just say "it will get better" "sorry for your loss" and a million other things that don't seem to add comfort. Words are empty. No one understands the depth of sorrow I am feeling. The minute you begin to express your pain they instantly try to stop you with those catch...
    Gr8terlater Gr8terlater 46-50, F Nov 18, 2014

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 27, 2015

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    I Do Not Feel Comfortable With A Shoulder To Cry On

    I often keep my feelings inside.  I know it is not good to keep things inside, but I feel obligated to ask them about their problems and listen.  I am a much better listener than a speaker.  When I told about my problems it depressed people, or they did not care...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 14 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    I always feel like I'm whining

    or annoying that person, I shouldn't be bothering people with my problems. I only have one person to talk to about my problems but she's unavailable for quite a while.
    carazami carazami 16-17 1 Response Oct 19, 2015

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    Me and therapy = disaster.

    I usually turn it around on him asking him questions
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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    It's always hard when you have problems

    but your life isn't horrible. I never want anyone to think I'm just complaining. My problems are real to me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    Apart from my normal problems.

    ... Well my car isn't working and turns out it's going to take $1000 to fix, it's freezing outside, a water pipe broke in my house so I officially haven't showered in two days, I thought I was going to have the weekend without parental supervision but that changed and plans have...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2015

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    My husband says things to me

    that really hurt. When I tell him that what he said has hurt me, he gives me a half-assed apology. If I tell you that you hurt me, please don't say "if what I said hurt your feelings" then I'm sorry. You know that you hurt my feelings because I just told you. How hard is it to...
    babygirl42priceless babygirl42priceless 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2015

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    Rather than getting help from others,

    I tend to work my issues out on my own. Explaining my problems usually changes my relationships with people. Conversations get awkward, and the memory of opening up to them just gets in the way. Even when people legitimately care, I prefer to not worry anyone. Also, getting...
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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    They just wouldn't understand.

    well, most people wouldn't understand. No one can truly understand how I feel. If I told my family / friends everything that bothered me, and how I'm responding to my problems, they'd think I'm crazy. Trust me, they think I'm messed up as it is, and they barely know anything...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 15 Responses Apr 11, 2015

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    Jman1320 Jman1320 22-25, M Jun 27, 2015

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    Because...

    ... most of them really don't care, even tho sometimes they pretend to.... the ones that want to be there for me just wouldn't understand.None of them would understand as they have created this image of me that does not match the truth but still they stick to it, admitting half...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Nobody actually wants to make you feel better,

    it's a social obligation to comfort someone who's annoyingly open about their personal problems. I hate the insincerity. I hate feeling pitied. I hate it all. I wish someone could just understand exactly why it was all so hard and why it ****** me up. That's all. Understanding...
    Godlevel Godlevel 18-21 2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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    People always say you should talk about your

    problems, regardless of what it is, but that's something they don't mean in practice. Insincerity rules the world nowadays.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Nov 18, 2015

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    eery time I tell somebody my problems its

    ends up as a disaster so I try not to show any emotiona at all
    ilovetturtles ilovetturtles 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2015

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    It's hard for me to "whine"

    or "vent" to others. As the oldest child, I was always expected to find my own answers and I did. I took pride in always being independent and never having to rely on anyone else for my happiness or survival. Then I got into a very abusive relationship. It became even harder...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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    when i was on grade 9 i always get bullied

    based on my looks i chose to ignore it even though i want to hit them same goes with my friends i cant even tell my parents about it since they easily get angry and scold me for not fighting back so i always keep my peoblems ro myself,my friends suddenly did not kgo to school so...
    letmetellyouajokeMyLife letmetellyouajokeMyLife 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2015

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    But I am. Right now. On the National Suicide

    Hotline. Her name is Kelly, and as soon as I got 2 messages through, 3 years of repressed emotions came out. It felt terrible yet wonderful. Now I'm numb, but I don't regret talking. I'm still talking. I'm not running anymore. I'm giving in and admitting I need help. I really...
    Rucbrar Rucbrar 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    my kind of problems are not the kind

    that people openly discuss which why I never see anyone online talking about them,regardless I'll still do it. there the kind that people don't know how to deal with the kind people can't relate to the kind that make people judge you.I wish I had normal ones but I don't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    Control

    It feels as though I'm to blame for everything. I cause so much pain and suffering and I don't mean to but my decisions just make more problems. I feel completely worthless and I cry at random thinking of the void. I'm now dealing with a social worker in my home with my two...
    sagesbones sagesbones 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    The problem is not the problem.

    The problem is your attitude about the problem. ~ Captain Jack Sparrow
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    isolatedandlonely isolatedandlonely 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    they just feel so, tiny in the grand scheme of

    things, makes me feel rather selfish i suppose
    Curiouscatbug Curiouscatbug 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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    It is so polarizing, having been in an abusive

    relationship. People assume that you must be trailer trash, uneducated, weak. I am none of those things, and neither are many of the women I know who have experienced abuse. It is awful how we are stereotyped and often asked "what we did" to make our abusers hurt us. I can't...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2015

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    i just dont have people to talk to,

    no best friends to share stuff or anything
    wolfchungg wolfchungg 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    When i start to i end up lying half way in

    or joking it off, i start with the intention of telling sumone but end up not
    theresajanelle theresajanelle 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    First off, I am a loner

    and a socially awkward person, so I often feel weird and embarrassed when I talk about my problems. Also, a lot of people can be jerkish and rude most of the time, like making fun of you for your problems, which utterly makes you feel worse about yourself and the problems you're...
    TheGuyWithChocolatePie TheGuyWithChocolatePie 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 17, 2015

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    I Don'T Know Why

    I always have had a really hard time explaining how I feel or telling people how I really feel. That's why I don't understand how people can just post their life stories online. I mean if that helps you deal with whatever you are going through then great but I'm exactly the...
    sweetie96 sweetie96 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    People are usually so caught up in their own

    lives that they can't imagine that others have things going in their lives as well. I usually don't tell people what's going on with me because I know that others have enough problems themselves without me burdening them. It's funny, the reactions I get when I mention something...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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    "No one gives a **** about you" became "No one

    really cares", so I keep a lot to myself. I often feel bad for feeling, well, not happy. I worry about bothering others, remind myself that people have their own problems. I usually talk to myself and a journal.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 10, 2015

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    Nobody is going to understand my problems.

    When i do speak of them. It's like they don't even listen to me.
    Endlessliz Endlessliz 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    because of being abused

    so many times. my dad hurts me and my mom supports him. I feel like i cant talk to anybody but my brother. :(
    TylerAndTrevor TylerAndTrevor 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    Tomorrows a big day for my country,

    they plan to overthrow the government. And I mean it. It's pretty scary and I wouldn't actually be to concerned about it, well, if I wasn't going to be in it. The people here are sick of our government and my parents are too, so they will have a democratic rally against the...
    SugarDoughnut SugarDoughnut 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2015

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    Lonely And Sad

    My name is not important. I don't really know where to begin with my story, so I'm just going to say things, and I'll let you piece it together if you like. My father left when I was three, I don't remember much. He told my mum she would be nothing, spat in her face then left...
    Heatherman Heatherman 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    it's not that I don't want I just feel they

    won't understand I mean people think that it's being a negative Nancy but it's not that's just how my life is
    fragilfirl6567 fragilfirl6567 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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