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I Experienced That Opening Up About Your Feeling Really Helps

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i will talk about almost anything. i will not talk about my feelings. it's easier to keep it to myself than to find the words to make others understand half of what I'm saying.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Apr 2

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    I guess I'm actually pretty certain about my feeling my not about his! I will text him fist then we will have a nice long conversation then I will always end the conversation. And...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There is this guy who is like my best friend but isn't at the same time. However, I am really not sure how I feel about him. Like half of me is saying yeah I like you a lot and you...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Something I think about religion. An answer to a question that I wanted to keep. You Quran-thumpers are such a dull lot, losing your ability to use the Shift Key and shouting...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    So all of my life, I have liked guys. Not girls. Not in that way. but recently I have been having... in the words of Jack Sparrow, stirrings for my best friend. Now I have known...
    futurefish futurefish 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Sometimes I can't figure myself out. As a r@pe survivor, sometimes s*x is scary and hard to accept, especially with so many people into tying each other up and causing each other...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Really lonely, and really sad =( I'm fighting back the tears because Im thinking about how lonely, useless, worthless, depressed, suicidal and sad I am. All I really want is a...
    IFeelSoLonely101 IFeelSoLonely101 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Yes I am! I was always using my brain to make my progress through my life but lately I found out, that didn't work. Now that I allowed my heart to have a saying, it drove me nuts...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    So I've always had this confusion my entire life... Do I really like this person? For example, I probably don't like this one person, "like" as in love, but he clearly shows his...
    possiblyali possiblyali 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Everybody's away, as if this town wasn't small enough and I'm just sitting alone, in my room, in the middle of the night questionning everybody and everything, every decision made...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I love you but I don't feel it...I know there's a physical feeling to it, it's in your heart I know that but I don't feel it. I don't physically feel the love and it's driving me...
    RaAmun RaAmun 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I know how it feels, so message me if your justy feeling like theres no one to talk to, or any reason :) cause maybe all you need is just someone to help show you your not alone...
    DeonGrey DeonGrey 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    It really pains me to see my mum so sad. My grandma's really ill in hospital I don't know how to react I feel sick and stressed at the same time I need to make a plan I'm meant...
    so24601 so24601 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Almost a year ago,my crush rejected me. I accepted it and we continued being friends,now we progressed from friends to very good friends. I accepted the rejection,of course I was...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I think vulnerability is a mistake most of the time for me. I don't like being vulnerable and allowing others to know how I think and feel. It's a hard enough time getting people...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I known this Dude Name Justin for about a year on June 8th When We Met He Wasn't Looking For A Relationship He Told Me Commitment Is Like Jail For Him And Now He Says He Loves Me...
    maraisnice maraisnice 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I known this Dude Name Justin for about a year on June 8th When We Met He Wasn't Looking For A Relationship He Told Me Commitment Is Like Jail For Him And Now He Says He Loves Me...
    maraisnice maraisnice 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Can I get some opinions on this..? This is gonna sound strange but bare with me. I use to be one of the most anger filled and toxic teenagers anyone had known. I use to start...
    PoeticMystery PoeticMystery 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    April fools is my favorite day most kids wait all year for Christmas I wait all year for this day I love pranks and today was the best April fools day ever m/ my friend and I...
    Dalia4ever Dalia4ever 16-17, F Apr 1

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    im starting to understand my feelings better because im an empath and when i spend time with someone i can feel their emotions even when their not there ive learned to identify...
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F Apr 2

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    so i liked this guy named DJ....we were really close...as so i thought....wen he talked to my cousins and best friends tryna get with them......the worst part was i couldn't say...
    thoughtless17 thoughtless17 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    do I like her? or her?? do I REALLY like her? am I just saying that? I'm obsessive huh?
    HeyHay15 HeyHay15 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Confused. Oh so very confused. Mixed feelings.. so overwhelming. The good things and the bad things constantly clutter my mind. Which outweighs the other? Are they equal? Not...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Ok my life is great at the moment. Super even, but I've also been through hell and back on a few circumstances and coping trying to shut my feelings off has finally payed off, but...
    M1TCH94 M1TCH94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Idk if I want to laugh or cry **** I hate this mixed feelings
    CallMeFaye CallMeFaye 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Two EP friends very close to my heart are gone. My first friend said goodbye last month. It was a painful parting, because this friend 'tho prone to argumentations and...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    when aren't i, I never know what I'm feeling anymore. I feel like all I've ever ben saying is "I don't know" for my whole life
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Been a month and nine days... Yeah, we spent valentines together, and the next morning, I woke up to a text which wasn't too fun to read. A day later, after a tiny bit of talking...
    SeeJayEss SeeJayEss 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I've known this girl my whole life and just recently I had a dream about her, and we where making out and it was amazing and beautiful. And now I can't take my eyes off of her, she...
    NarnianCloset NarnianCloset 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I wish I could change the neurons in my brain because I have major depression and it really sucks.
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F Mar 26

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    I guess this kind of a betrayal but my best friend's boyfriend is always flirting with me ... I mean he always says that he'd love to kiss my lips ... today he told me that he can...
    yossass yossass 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    this is going to sound like the most generic problem a girl goes through at this age but I need to sort myself out so I'm going to rant a little. I went on this cruise with my best...
    thoughtsofateenager thoughtsofateenager 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My boyfriend means so much to me. He's a gentleman, nice, kind, ect... He's the first guy i've ever fallen for. I can be myself around him. A lot of times, i wonder and question...
    Ebtitel001 Ebtitel001 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I didn't know a better experience to post this under. I'm just super confused about my identity, and I feel like a lot of the time I wear different masks for different people? I...
    Caleb54 Caleb54 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wouldn't want to change much about myself even if I had a chance by a miracle. I'm content with my personality. I like the color of my eyes, the shape of my lips and face. I use...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 26