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I Experienced That Opening Up About Your Feeling Really Helps

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    Opening up to someone is

    as hard as building up walls around you.Lately, I've discovered that being so caught up in your bubble, your own shell, won't be able to do you any good. Ever. It's gonna drown you in sorrow, and keep you from knowing; from learning other things that you can grasp, if you just...
    ErinValcourt ErinValcourt 18-21, F Dec 21, 2013

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    Opening Up

    Opening up, Really helps, Far easier, Than livin' a lie, Once people know, How you feel, There's no secrets, We can all get along.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 2, 2012

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    Message In a Bottle

    For so many years I have held so many things inside. Rather it would be because I was afraid of what others would think of me, I didn't want to burdon others with my problems, afraid word would get around to the wrong person or that I might say things the wrong way. Keeping...
    freebird79 freebird79 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2009

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    It Really Does Work

     Better out than in. An old saying but it holds so many truths in more ways than one.   You know when people ask "How are you?"  there used to be only 3 ways I used to reply.  "Good"  "Fine" and "Okay"  ...
    Ozislander Ozislander 36-40, F Dec 7, 2009

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    Journalling And Confessing Feelings Is Effective Therapy

    If i just write about something that bothers me or hurts me, there is just something that makes me feel like i have dealt with it. It feels like that everything will work itself out and i dont have to worry anymore. I think i have always been a writer. I have kept a journal...
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Sharing = Healing Thoughts From Wife Tells All; Wifetellsall

    It's not easy to  do after you've shared and been hurt. I have learned that not everyone is like those mean few. It's like the 1 rotten apple that spoils the bushel. It has taken me yrs to overcome the hurt and rise above the pain. But I am finally here and now I know that...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Dec 10, 2009

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    Private But Open

    I am a VERY private person. I rarely feel the need to open up and talk to others. In my life I have learned to distrust people that offer help with my feeling through many a bad experiance. These days, I am ok with that. I trust myself and more importantly understand myself...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 11 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    It´s a recent thing... though I like to talk about emotions and thoughts, when it comes to feelings I´ve found out some people would ask and encourage me to talk to them about my...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I can't quite put it into words, but I am feeling really sad and low. I can't seem to find happiness. I can't connect with others. Or... people face to face. I feel useless in this...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I wish life was like the TV show, Once Upon A Time. This way, you can rip your own heart out, so it takes away all your feelings. You won't feel anything, towards anything. and you...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Why do I bother with this? All it's going to do is get me hurt. I know it. I just know. It already kind of is. I wish I can just say "I'm done" and actually be done. But I can't...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's easier to write about my feelings, but to express them by mouth to someone else is so hard. I dont take much things seriously. I am an easy going person & I get along with...
    Cath947 Cath947 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I'd really like some advice on this ... I've been in love with this boy(Mickey) for 3 years .. we were best friends for those years and we both had feelings for each other but...
    MinnieMelaMouse MinnieMelaMouse 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i have a friend tim and since meeting him i have had an array of changing feelings. it started off with me not caring about him either way and having no opinons about him, really...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Really confused...like...I hate the way I'm feeling right now. Yet I don't know what to think about it, how to act upon it...I feel strange, awful and wrong feeling this way...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    I dont really know what is my personality. i somtimes feel iam honest, sometimes feel that iam the most bad person on earth. its been 24 years now i might me living more 30 year...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    So recently i have on and off a crush on this guy. I felt like earlier this week was going to go up and talk to me several times. When my friend and i walked passed him and his...
    mysteryteen04 mysteryteen04 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I go for mssage every week here. Now a days..i m feeling some serious problem which worries me. When the lady first time shakes me i c*m up normal. She tries after half an hour and...
    luckysunny luckysunny 26-30, M Nov 27

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    So I got into a relationship. And I'm happy with it but everything that has happened in the past it's just I don't know. I know it's effecting me and I don't want it to. He's the...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Im going through some rough times. I came out to my wife about crossdressing about 5 months ago. She has taken it rather hard and is not sure how to deal with it. Frankly now im...
    CDKristiK CDKristiK 51-55, M 9 Responses Dec 8

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    I just wish i never met this person. I'm not living anymore. Just feeling sad a depressed all the time. I just want to get better.
    zz0828 zz0828 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I just got the results of the masters module I did earlier this year and I failed!!! My heart sank when I read my feedback as I put so much work in to this - I really wanted to do...
    crystalclear85 crystalclear85 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    That feel when your crush definitely sees the text you sent in the morning, and doesn't text you back within the day. I feel that feel. Love is one helluva b*tch. Particularly...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    ok first off i was adopted by my dad (at 5 )so im not really his child and thats ok he has always been like a dad to me growing up and him and mom love each other very very much...
    crystalbabecal crystalbabecal 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I can't decide if I'm straight, bisexual, pansexual or gay. That narrows it down... I can not for the life of me figure this out. Is sexuality this complex for anyone else? A...
    IvyEstelle IvyEstelle 16-17, F Dec 2

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    sometimes I feel like I'm sick of my life and don't wanna live anymore but sometime I really love my self and wish to live more happily
    alexorn alexorn 22-25 Dec 9

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    i am really sad and just really need to talk
    jamesb21 jamesb21 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I still like my first real crush, it's almost been 4 years. He has dirty blonde hair, brown eyes, a year older than me, has really big hands, his hands are really warm, he's a twig...
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    The stress of the holidays seems to always bring this out of me. I wish it would hurry up and be done. I pretend to be excited for my 8 y/o but deep down inside I despise just...
    tallman73 tallman73 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So... I met this guy... After my horrendous relationship ended, I met this guy. I liked him, still do, I screwed things up with him. It was all me, projecting crap from my ex onto...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Though most times I'm really the type of person who sees as most people as in my environment such as school...as idiots. Me being the only serious person there'd be...I can't help...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    My grandfather grabbed my face and pushed rather forcefully me to the couch.. And after that he took my phone and slammed it to the ground .. There was nothing left of it.. He did...
    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    When I am with my friends I am genuinely happy, always making jokes, and rarely thinking of negative thoughts, but when I get to be alone basically everything I can think about is...
    sassielis sassielis 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    We were so happy when we met again! I met this guy when I was younger. His birthday is one day after mine's. I always see with with the same girls. He's very cute and I'd be the...
    Brittanybae Brittanybae 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I am confused if i like him or it was just pity want to talk about it badly.
    Regkid Regkid 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I think im in love with another guy. Someone who I've known for years now. He doesn't know and im with someone. I know I need to get him out my system but how do I go about doing...
    JMQBabies3 JMQBabies3 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My name is LhilyYou Are Fanciful SexyYou are sexy because you are very dreamy. You are often lost in a lush fantasy.You are a sincere and devoted partner. You are attracted to...
    Lhily Lhily 36-40, F Nov 22

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    I thought that way about most of my female teachers. They were hotties,.... if you thought that way (or more), please tell us your stories.
    fseanb fseanb 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    First of all, I want to thank the person who created this thread. It's lovely! So here goes: 1.) I appreciate music in a harmless manner. I believe there isn't any bad music, just...
    nmcaleanu nmcaleanu 18-21, F Dec 4

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    Hmm.. let's see how many things I can truly say I like about myself. 1) My caring nature towards others. 2) Being able to speak the truth to others, even if it hurts. 3) I can...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 6

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    I think my main totem animal is the dolphin. I'm not sure though. I spoke briefly to a lady who wrote an article about totem animals and she said dolphin was my power animal...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Most definitely. Sometimes I'm up sometimes I'm down sometimes I'm completely isolated sometimes all I want is to be surrounded by my friends and family, the only thing I know for...
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    :'( My "boss" passed away :(
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    It's almost two years since I lost my best friend. My older cousin, more like older brother. Born five days apart, we were inseparable as children, which only intensified when we...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F Nov 22

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EVw7TohFTRE
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Nov 28

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    Kinda used to being people's second choice.
    LIFEGOESON805 LIFEGOESON805 16-17, M Dec 3

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