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I Experienced That Opening Up About Your Feeling Really Helps

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    People say that talking about your feelings makes everything better, but why do I feel worse then? All the feelings, which were locked out by my inner walls break through and make...
    raccoon0810 raccoon0810 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    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 3 days ago

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    It is terrible when you are forced to sit and talk about your thoughts/emotions like an interrogation.
    xyzz4730 xyzz4730 18-21, F Oct 31

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    I'm so confused about my feelings, about my thoughts, I know what u want, but to get it I must hurt people who care about me, one who may not care as much as he pretends to, but I...
    FoxyRose FoxyRose 18-21, F Nov 6

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    My feelings are confusing when my heart says one thing, contradicting any thought about my feelings that have been rationalised in my head, then to top it off a girl comes along...
    SickMofo18 SickMofo18 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 15

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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 5 days ago

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    I hate talking about my feelings because i feel like a burden to others. I'm more of a listener than a talker, but the times that I'm a talker, no ones a listener.
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    Well, I don't hate talking about my feelings but they're hard to express and it just makes me frustrated.
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    So despite of what my fears say I'm starting to get feeling for the most sweetest gentleman in my school. I thought my school had zero percentage of men but I'm wrong. Thing is...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F Nov 18

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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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    So, I have really strong feelings for one of my close friends. Last year I flirted with her a lot and we texted all the time and have gotten much closer. She recently got into a...
    andrewmatthews142 andrewmatthews142 31-35, M Oct 30

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    I am unable to explain my feelings and for the most part I don't really have them. relationships are very difficult because of this.
    makise makise 18-21, F Nov 1

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    Is it wrong and selfish to leave a long term relationship because you have grown unhappy? My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years, he stuggles with depression so he never...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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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 1 day ago

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    The worst feeling isn't being lonely but being forgotten by someone you can't forget
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M Oct 29

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    I know how lucky I am, I have great, no absolutely fricking amazing friends, and an awesome, loving family, I have safety, education, nutrition, and medical help available. But for...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    Sometimes my feeling start killing me.... sometimes i just had lovable feelings.... i dont know how do i get them and how do i get rid of them but i know i got those feelings when...
    MuhammadyawarSiddiqui MuhammadyawarSiddiqui 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Just recently, I browsed through my husband's email and had found out that he's been on Craigslist. Looking for girls. He emailed many girls, yet only one replied. He deleted...
    Elephant5991 Elephant5991 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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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 6 days ago

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 20 hrs ago

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    Not sure if I am depressed or what, the later it gets at night the more this feeling aches in my chest. I'm not sure why. I don't even know what to call this feeling. I just ache...
    JBW54 JBW54 18-21, M Oct 29

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    How do you stop catching feelings for someone?
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 30

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    'Everyone forgets that I have feelings too'
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Oct 31

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    I don't like bugging people with my feelings, plus I always worry about others first
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Don't know what I'm feeling... I hate the numbness. It's like I either feel something so strong or nothing at all.
    clairemariec clairemariec 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 9

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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 a week ago

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    I have a conflict going on inside that has been tormenting me for years. I grew up in a religious home where being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender etc is wrong. At a young age...
    23wonderwoman 23wonderwoman 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I hate talking about them but at the same time I love it. It just feels amazing to vent but I usually don't like to. That's just me lol.
    XxDeadDreamsxBrokenHeartsxX XxDeadDreamsxBrokenHeartsxX 18-21, M Nov 8

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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 6 days ago

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    Someone just said something about my profile picture and made me wonder. Why pick the one I picked? I like mine because if you could see the full picture, there are all these pink...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 9 Responses Nov 10

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    When I say this I don't mean "I think everyone is equal!", I simply do not care, as in it is not important at all to me, I do not see many reasons for you to tell me. Hell, I...
    helloimxxxxx helloimxxxxx 16-17, F Nov 18

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    :'( My "boss" passed away :(
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel so heartbroken today because I ain't got comprehensible parents, had I gotten that, my life would've been perfect today and I'm missing out on my chance! Though we have 5586...
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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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 6 days ago

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EVw7TohFTRE
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I think Im bi but I don't want to be bi. I'm a Christian! But I'm very attracted to girls Ughh what do I do?
    germany100 germany100 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    I'm a typical male so I don't think its much to make a fuss over.
    racistdick racistdick 41-45 Nov 1

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