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I Can't Talk to People About My Problems

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    I Write My Feelings Down

    I can't talk to people. I'm not mute or anything...I'm just too afraid to talk. There's only a few people I really feel comfortable talking to, but I still can't really talk about my problems to them, so I write about them. I had a livejournal blog, til some guy started posting...
    KaBe22 KaBe22 18-21, F 15 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    I have never been good at expressing myself

    so talking about my problems hasn't been easy. I have never shared a problem with friends or family. Though, I have recently shared a problem with my mom and have regretted it completely. Now I don't shared anything in fear that I'll hurt her again. I keep things bottled up and...
    Catina25 Catina25 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

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    So, recently I met up with a close friend of

    6-7 years, and it just feels really awkward between us. It has been 1-2 years since we really talked much. We went to separate schools and now were back at the same one. The guy (close friend) and I used to talk without problem, but now he barely even talks to anyone, I guess he...
    Impuritiii Impuritiii 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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    Cant tell family what im thinking,

    they'll go talk about it to the next kin, Cant hold it in much longer, because it's driving me in the dirt
    MindConscious MindConscious 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    It's not something my friends don't already know

    and I feel like they would just be like "just get over it already." I don't think they understand just how much it meant to me, and it has changed me and my life..
    crimsonlipsx crimsonlipsx 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2014

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    This is the thing, people don't hear me.

    I don't talk much but i love to talk, but every time i open my mouth to say something about... i dont know, series i watch, books/comics i read, my friends, family, etc either they dont pay attention to me and dissmiss me, or they start making jokes to me like "oh she is such a...
    dekooningklee dekooningklee 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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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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    Gavyrocks Gavyrocks 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2014

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    This Is Too Much!

    Why can't they understand the situation? Why can't they help instead of complaining? Why can't they ask instead of demand? Why do they have to think of their own happiness all the time? This is too much!
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    Can'T Talk To Anyone

    I honestly can't talk to anyone about my problems it's not that they don't want to hear it ,which the probably don't, but I feel like they don't care and I can't explain my problems . Only if I write them down in a long story. But then I feel needy and keep it to myself.
    Maarrkus Maarrkus 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    I will get better soon,

    I will. I just need to keep telling myself that.
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Aug 21, 2014

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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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    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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    I just can't stand the thought of people I know

    looking down on me for some of the issues I think I may have. I stumbled across a web page on personalities and on it someone had a post on Narcissist Personality Disorder(NPD). I've never paid much attention to disorders of any kind, but I decided to read up on this on a whim...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    Mrladyfingers Mrladyfingers 16-17, M 1 Response May 10, 2014

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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

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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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    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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    When I started going to my second high school,

    I met this girl. She showed me around the school, and really helped me out, because I was the new girl, and I didn't know anyone, but we weren't friends yet. We had only just met, and I found that she was really nice. I guess she trusted me, so she decided 2tell me all about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    I have a problem. Noone is listening what I'm

    saying, noone respects me. I have no friends, I'm lonely just because I'm honest and I can't stand when somebody tricks me. Anyway, whenever I think that person I know is good, it turns out that she, or he doesn't care about me. There is always someone more important than me. I...
    anonimus124 anonimus124 41-45, F Apr 8, 2014

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    I want to find someone

    who I can tell everything confidentially
    shethia shethia 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    funnyquirky funnyquirky 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I look at myself in the mirror everyday

    and wonder if people see the same thing I see. I get frustrated when people glance at me at school and girls give me bad looks cause they hear stuff about me that they assume is true. I can never express myself because I know it will only give them satisfaction. People only see...
    rachaelmiyata rachaelmiyata 18-21, F 1 Response May 10, 2014

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    So I self-harm (you can read about

    that in my other stories) but every time the guy I'm sleeping with tries to help I end up pushing him away. I know people say 'a problem shared is a problem halved' but I don't like making people suffer with my problems. I'm always the one that listens to everyone else's...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F Feb 18, 2014

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    My Tongue Is Kidding Me !

    Hello everyone , well at first i am Egyptian , dun worry i am really muslim but i am not gonna harm you or something , i dont have a bombs heh , i am peaceful , i am 25 years , i jumped from my mother's belly having a few problems , i have lisp and rhotacism , my looking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I Dont Think People Would Understand

    I dont think people would understand if i ever told them my problems. its hard for me to let people in and truest them. i become friends with peole easily but i wont reveal my deep dark secrets or share whats wrong with me to others. im afired to let people in because i dont want...
    Silent20 Silent20 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    I protect myself so heavily

    that I never let anything out. It's like I just can't talk to people because I truly don't trust that they'll keep it to themselves. I even suspect this of people I don't even know. I just can't talk to people. It's caused my heart to be so loaded with stuff that I can barely...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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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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    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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    I am so friggin unhappy I don't

    even know where to start. A bit over 2 years ago I moved to another country, away from my friends and family, to be with my husband. I was so happy at first, but somehow over time things got bad. We never have sex (he doesn't want to), he battles with depression and I just found...
    Ela23 Ela23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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    Make It Stop.

    I don't know what to do. I'm failing math and there's a possibility that I don't pass my senior year... The pressure that people are putting on me to make the 'right choices' it's way too much and I can't stand people constantly telling me how disappointed they are... I just wan...
    almostisneverenough almostisneverenough 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    At the beginning of my junior year of high

    school I had my first real boyfriend. We only dated for a little over a year, but he meant a lot to me. He was my first kiss, my fist love, my first everything and it was the same for him. I'm older now I understand that we were very young and many say that you don't know what...
    Scobey Scobey 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Then there rude and cant seem to talk to me

    right , trying to tell somebody my problems al they do is be rude
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I hate the fact that I'm always the guy my

    family or friends go to, to vent or when they need to let out their problems yet when I have things I want to talk about, nobody listens... I actually feel so helpless. Nobody really cares what I have to say or they end up judging me.
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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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 3 Responses Feb 26

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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 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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    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 41-45, F Nov 18, 2014

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    There are two kinds of problems: the ones you

    can talk about and the ones you can't
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Kinda weird considering that's largely what I do

    for other people!! The irony is not lost on me!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    Everything I am, including everything dark

    and horrible within me and with what I have experienced, it is all in my past life before I incarnated here, in my real or true life as I refer. I cannot talk to anybody.
    Lucienn Lucienn 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    Lilypantz Lilypantz 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    They are either too small

    or too large. I wish I had like an emotional twin or a human diary.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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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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