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I Feel Vulnerable After Writing Ep Stories

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    Occasionally i write stories about myself that i am not proud of... there are secrets that i keep even from myself upon occasion, and the idea of sharing them with the world is nerve wracking... and sometimes, the events I've recounted were so traumatic, that even writing about...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Mar 19, 2009

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    Sometimes...

    I do write about some very disturbing facts of my past. Sometimes after writing those types of stories, I do feel vulnerable and often a little tearful. But, on the other hand, I am glad that I wrote it down. :-) It's good to get that stuff out and into the open. It's more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    I Understand

    I just posted a forum on feeling sorry for people who have no faith in Christ, and all hell broke loose. I reported and flagged the person who caused all the chaos, but I don't even know if that will make a difference. The EP staff suggested that I change my title of feeling...
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    I Feel Vunerable... and I Like It

     I've been so tight lipped for so long that it feels good to have some where to go to let it all out. When I keep everything in I don't feel vulnerable, but I do feel rejected. I realize now that opening up helps me to accept myself more and to worry less about what others...
    prettyselfish prettyselfish 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    ....

    I always feel so ******* vulnerable after writing some stories here on EP, especailly stories about my past, and things that I have gone through, and even more about my feelings, my fears, and all that crap....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 14, 2010

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    This One Does It!

    I'm crabby!  I don't give a **** about anything right now.  Just how much is a person to take.  Sometimes life really sucks and I'm so freaken tired of it.  I'm tired with life.  Name one Fuc*n area in my life that I'm not having to deal with every day of...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 10 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    Still I Write One

    I used to feel really vulnerable at first, then I met more people on EP and felt their love and care. Now I enjoy the honesty and freedom of writing my feelings without being judged.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    What To Expect

    Am I going to get nasty comments on how I'm a *** or about how I complain too much and need to get a life? Am I going to get advice on how to fix everything and be expected to take it and suddenly life will be all better? Am I going to have my own personal pity party? I never...
    StrippedxPride487 StrippedxPride487 18-21, M Jul 17, 2011

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    Even Little Posts

    I feel exposed and vulnerable when I post on here.. it's scary opening up. I've only made a few posts.. i haven't shared much yet.. and am pretty nervous.. but I"m going to try and do more, even if it is scary at times
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I Gave You A Secret.

     you have some of my secrets and i said them to you. but sometimes i regret putting them up, but it helps, it gets them off my chest. but i still feel akward telling the world my daring secrets.
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F Dec 27, 2009

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    Not Yet, But..

    I`ve never written an ep story, just joined.. but I can certainly relate.. because of my past experiences from other forums.. I guess it has a lot to do with social anxiety. the fear of beeing judged negatively by others. I probably have bipolar disorder (not yet been diagnosed...
    Norowl Norowl 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2011

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    Hate It.

    You put **** out there, stuff that you wouldn't dare talk about in real life, and then you wait for a response. I don't know what is worse, no response or a bad one.. I think none.. I could just as easily write this bollocks on paper and not expect a reply. I've written so...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ Apr 20, 2010

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    Yeah

    At times I wonder why I put stories up, I suppose its cause I worry about whose going to read them. Alot of times I want to talk about things because then it might help me get over them, but honestly a lot of times I feel people are just judging me. I don't really like people...
    doritos1254 doritos1254 26-30, M Jul 3, 2011

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    Being 100% honest and opening up is terrifying.

    I want to voice my opinions and experiences somewhere but it's completely new to me. I have multiple disorders and am kind of lacking my own personality due to childhood trauma but I hope that this will help me come to term with things and understand myself a little better and...
    Alyssa5977 Alyssa5977 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    "When we were children,

    we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable." Madeleine L'Engle
    yesenia25 yesenia25 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Traumatic Memories

    I can share all day and night about the positive feelings- the emotions of bliss, love, excitement, etc. But when I do share the darker side, the moments in my life when I wasn't sure I'd live to see another minute... the abuse, the loss of children, etc.-- inside, I am shutting...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    Baby Steps

     I've been here for 3 years. Every time I write a story I still stay on the light side, funny side or the nostalgic side.  It may take me another  year or never to share all my experiences and feelings.  It's not easy to reveal emotions , events and...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    Hell Yeah.........are You Kidding ?

    As Marji, I wrote things.............I believe I carved a new road here on E.P. Back when I first joined, this site had not seen the likes of someone like me. A retired prostitute, a child of i.n.c.e.s.t., I wrote of the abuse I suffered at the hands of many men, my abortion of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    It Takes So Much

    some of my stories have drained me.i put to much emotion in those,stories.i love wrighting them.my hope is to help others.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 14, 2009

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    Vulnerable

    Sometimes, it does affect me too after I write a story.  Once I write, it is somewhat hard and then when the finish product is there, it seems harder to deal with.  If I go back to read it, I can get vulnerable.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 5, 2011

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    Sometimes I Cry

    sometimes when i am writing it brings up some sad feelings.i like to write them though,it helps me get a better look at myself.
    mamaslittlebaby mamaslittlebaby 18-21, M Mar 12, 2009

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    Brings Back All the Emotions

     some of the stories i post are  the way it actually happened.and some are personal.they bring back the tears and pain.it leaves you and makes you naked.but post them i will.i hope if someone who reds it ans is going through something  like that,can read it and...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Lol. The real panic and anxiety mood. Vulnerable to fear. Phobic of bad coming. Or loss of good. Lol.
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