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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My mom told me "You're stupid for talking to people online and telling the truth about yourself. Now all of them know what you think. No one truly care for you, get a grip! Wake...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to talk about my feelings to my friend and tell them how much they hurt me but I just can't.. so I just got some distance from them..
    ella209 ella209 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is the story of my life, from my earliest childhood memories to the age of majority (18). Today is October 2. 2014. I am a Norwegian male, so my English is not perfect. I'm...
    Dakris Dakris 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    What if a guy seems not really interested in you,but still trying to pUll your leg to make you Nervous and to make you jealous ? should i just pull away forever from him ? i...
    Kategemini Kategemini 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Ok so this is going to be very long but if you are willing to help then that would mean the world to me:) I have told this to some people but I want others opinions on this as well...
    Candice321 Candice321 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I've been feeling confused lately. I've been single for 3 years now, before that I was dating my best friend of the last 11 years. I had moved back to his home town back in 2011...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Sep 26

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    So, there's this guy that I've been talking to, and he's a really, really nice and romantic guy. He says he feels comfortable talking to me, when I'm gone he tells me he misses me...
    miumiuganda miumiuganda 18-21, M Oct 1

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    I have been in a relationship for 4 years. He was so close to perfection for so long, but here recently, he has been very depressed and there isn't a lot of communication. He has...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My relationship is on the rocks right now especially we both just got promoted, worst is were in a LDR, its OK before work is not an issue coz theres not much to do he is in UAE I...
    faith1927 faith1927 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Between midnight and 1am my brother passed away exactly two years ago today. It doesn't seem that long. It's still so fresh. I can't talk about him without crying, right now as I...
    Ceelce Ceelce 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm afraid to fly And I don't know why I'm jealous of the people who are not afraid to die It's just that I recall Back when I was small Someone promise that they'd catch me But...
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel that i'm slowly being replaced by my friends.. i'm really sad
    asparkinbetween asparkinbetween 13-15, F Sep 23

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    So my boyfriend and I broke up a day ago after 1.5 years relation. We had decided to get married and our parents just couldn't get along. We tried really hard for 9 months but then...
    moonlight7493 moonlight7493 22-25, F Sep 23

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    Have feelings for someone who you know you can't have and probably don't even feel the same. This sucks. Like I'm trying not to like him but I catch myself thinking about him and...
    ToriDianne ToriDianne 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    They say if the feeling after you're distance (and not keeping in touch)with a guy after a month doesn't last then it's not love? He'll be back in 2 months. Should I get going?
    NicoSapphire NicoSapphire 22-25, F Oct 12

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    1) I am a nudist 2) I am from France 3) I am a lesbian and I do not hide it 4) I am left handed 5) I go everywhere and do everything naked 6) I have done the pizza dare 7) I love...
    nudistchole nudistchole 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 14

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    You know you had to stay away or just give up on someone But you can't Cause there is too much feelings and emotions involved
    YongTauFoo YongTauFoo 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know about these days it has been different each year because of different circumstances. Anyhow, when i was younger mom would have finger foods like sandwiches sausage...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Yeah, I guess my current avatar is little tasteless, possibly about to get more so. Then again, so is making plushies of Ebola in the first place, but at least they've got the...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Surrounded by people who don't care, it's easy to say you're there for someone, the reality proves differently.
    TaleOfTwoMinds TaleOfTwoMinds 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I need to leave here now and calm down before I go on a rant again, I'm crying like a fool again. Goodnight
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm just going to sleep for a while again, forget the medication. I don't want to talk to anyone and my sister keeps on trying to talk to me while my dad drives us home. So I'm...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The world around me saddens me. Too much negativity, depression and misery? I wonder if people ever have good days? I might have to quit this site because I'm recovering from this...
    AngelMom062013 AngelMom062013 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My sister kept telling me she wanted our parents to breakup so she could have some freedom. Such is a sheltered life I'm afraid of living whereas she is afraid of not being able to...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Finally I've lost my appetite again, losing weight like crazy now I even have to buy new clothes soon if this goes on. I have to pull my old pants not to fall while I walk it's...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I remember looking at the old ***** of paper cut out of the old magazine that me and my family used to be on it I wanted to cry. How perfect it looks, such a perfect family in...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like a lost soul invisible
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." - James Baldwin What a...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Not sure if the one person I want to talk to will see this, but it is worth a shot. I tried to understand where you stood, I guess I had it wrong. If you see this, I would like to...
    MC1228 MC1228 41-45, M Sep 23

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    I don't know if I should ever trust another man again. every time I do they get distant. I guess I am the "clingy type" lol or maybe they were never into me :'( I wonder what I do...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Confused- unable to think clearly; bewildered. Confused because I'm treading in the unknown. Confused because I don't know what the future holds. Confused because the one place I...
    lavioletta lavioletta 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    My ex just admitted to me he still loves me... I just moved 10 hours away from him (and all my friends) less than a year ago. And he decides to do this now. We've agreed to meet...
    Lillith86 Lillith86 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    After years of silence, you remind me how it feels to speak. To speak and be heard, to speak and be understood. Thoughts transposed into Words that mean more than courtesies...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Every time I feel some emotion it gets sucked away leaving nothing but that sickening numbness
    Br0KenWhisper Br0KenWhisper 13-15, F Oct 2

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    a part of me loves my best friend and another part of me still loves my ex of 6 months. but i dont know what to do and to make things even more confusing i dont have anyone to go...
    MaddiJade16 MaddiJade16 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I hate you, and then I love you. It's like I want to throw you off a cliff, then rush to the bottom to catch you.
    AsuraIV AsuraIV 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I'm gender fluid/a cross dresser and I desperately want male g*nitalia. I don't even know why.
    DieWithYourMaskOn DieWithYourMaskOn 13-15 a week ago

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    i hate it when i have so much to say but i can't put in words
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    That moment when the Girl you like says she doesn't want you to like her because according to her you deserve better...
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    some days, i feel everything at once other days, i feel nothing at all i dont know what's worse .. drowning beneath the waves or dying from the thirst
    violla violla 22-25, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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