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I Experienced That Opening Up About Your Feeling Really Helps

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Who are you to me? Don't try and tell me how to live my life.. If I want to like girls then that's up to me not anyone else. Some of y'all need to get out your feelings­čś┤ I...
    GoddessKaiya GoddessKaiya 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    Most times, I am confused about my feelings and how to approach certain things, so I often need time to myself to reflect and digest everything... However, I would most likely...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F May 5

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    so yesterday dad calls n say all this nasty things which I reply to wth simple okay now instead of the yelling n blaming I used to do. n then call me today n tell hey I will come...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 3

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    Some people just know what they want to do with their life but for me it's never been clear cut. I have a lot of things I'm good at but nothing I'm really great at. When I was a...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I met someone from online. We are from different place. We chat all day and never stop. Except when sleep or he play games. Im in love with him. Bcs he is really nice and funny...
    ochamr ochamr 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Gosh there's this guy. He's the coolest. He's tall, good looking, a friend of a friend of a friend of mine... His humor is great, his personality seems legit, and he put his arm...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F May 9

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    like usual. anyways... so there's this guy I've known for 3 years. when we first met we were good friends and we got along well. during the second year thugs got a little more...
    thoughtsofateenager thoughtsofateenager 16-17, F May 2

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    So I'm in middle school and I'm a first year. I have one more week of school and I'm going to miss my 8th grade friends cause they are going to high school. Okay but anyways I was...
    NotADramaQueenK NotADramaQueenK 70+, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I saw my best friend from high school for the first time in years. Completely out of the blue. And we weren't on amicable terms when we last talked. It was a bit of a shock...
    ACrueljape ACrueljape 22-25 1 Response May 8

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    So how has your day been so far?
    Tripp93 Tripp93 18-21, M 5 Responses May 1

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    I met this boy. I totally liked. To me he was perfect and he still is.. And I just cant get over him. Every little thing he does drives me crazy. He is the reason why I stay up...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F May 2

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    **POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING** I feel guilty, infuriated, and depressed all at the same time. My guilt is due to the fact that I just realized something; I never...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 3 Responses May 3

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    sometimes i feel like everyone will judge me if i speak the truth. But a friend always told me to not give a **** about what everyone says, but i can't help it. I mean if i tell...
    ALOSTSOUL22 ALOSTSOUL22 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    when you're in a relationship, do you listen to your heart? or your mind? You know you love someone but know that you can't accept that person and gonna have to eventually let him...
    Ebtitel001 Ebtitel001 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    There's a girl at work...Ive never felt this way about a girl before. Freaking never. Its not what I was raised to believe to be 'okay'. I have many people in my life of all...
    Ddnmddbf Ddnmddbf 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lately I have this mix of anger and annoyance out of nowhere. Often I'm working on something while chatting with 2 or 3 people and one of the chats just bugs me. Whenever that one...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    well who am I, I'm just a confusing teen going through what life have to offers, grew without a mom, and a dad who is on and off never been for me anywhere in life, graduation...
    tishev210 tishev210 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    ...again... so that guy I Hooked up with is basically (looks wise) everything I would want. He's tall, dark hair, tan, not stick skinny but not fat. But he's not exactly the best...
    thoughtsofateenager thoughtsofateenager 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I honestly don't know how I feel anymore. Feeling rejected sucks.. when you feel like you're the only one trying to talk to the person you like. Its not like I don't have a reason...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F May 2

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    I fall for guys really easy and it sucks :p it's hard to determine who I like to who I just think is cool soooo yeah
    Thekoalaqueen Thekoalaqueen 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    My entire life I was forced to sit aside as men my mother brought into her life to support her bad habits abused her and/or my siblings and I. I finally had enough when I was 14...
    YoungConfusion YoungConfusion 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    Ever feel like you contradict yourself with the advice you give people...
    sabrinajoyy sabrinajoyy 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Recently I have learned a good bit about different types of relationships. Now I am questioning my own feelings. I had a great marriage but I wish now some things had been...
    Mae5464 Mae5464 70+, F 6 Responses May 16

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    Who else here feels like this at times..? I love the picture and the way it portrays how powerful your mind can be and how negative thoughts can make you someone you aren't. I...
    Jaye17 Jaye17 18-21 4 Responses May 18

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    In the event that you have been thinking how to settle on a wedding function group, then this is the right beginning stage your inquiry! In the event that you are the main chief of...
    coolreception coolreception 16-17, F a week ago

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    ok, this guy who i think is really cute, kinda like him and all that, he's from a different race, Puerto Rican. so idk how they do things but he just told me his ex is his SECOND...
    ashworrell ashworrell 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want a relationship then when I find someone I might want to have a relationship with, I then change my mind and want to be single .. It's so sad because I might hurt someone's...
    BIP235 BIP235 16-17, F 3 Responses May 3

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    I always have a hard time expressing my feelings
    Lonerthestoner Lonerthestoner 18-21 1 Response May 8

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    I've been feeling sad lately...the past 2-3 months tbh. I can't put my finger on where this sadness has come from. I feel like I've been in a deep slump and it's been difficult to...
    tomcat3999 tomcat3999 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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    i feel the same way i dont even know why i write i cant cope in this world i think when i call my mother im distressed for day old feelings a si need mu mom to be able to cry and...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I'm usually a very logical thinking person, especially when it comes to relationships. I've been described as cold even. Because I look past the bullshit lines and fronts and am...
    Bicurious12345 Bicurious12345 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    I was in a relationship with this boy for two months. he asked me to be his girlfriend on the first date. and he left me because of our religion differences. He says he would need...
    solisortum solisortum 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    I have a set goal of what I don't want in a partner . I do have high standards I don't want to be with the person for the heck of it . I want it to be going somewhere with a mature...
    lola94dreams lola94dreams 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I tried to post, but they deleted it!! I guess posting about being a Christian is now considered to be sexually explicit, since NOTHING in my list even vaguely referred to sex...
    Simpfan Simpfan 56-60, F 2 Responses May 15

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