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I Hate Burdening My Friends With My Problems

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 425 People

    No One Really Cares About My Problems, Anyway

    My dad kind of walked out on us recently, and i told my so-called 'best friend' and she said, 'ahh no worries...' and then she went back to talking about her new boyfriend. None of my other friends care, and I don't think they know what to say which is okay. I don't mind that as...
    notyouraveragegirl notyouraveragegirl 16-17 1 Response Jul 10, 2011

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    So I Keep My Mouth Shut....

    I keep my mouth shut, that way I don't have burden anyone. I keep it all to myself, and just shut the world out. For now, its the best thing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    I Try To Solve My Problems On My Own..

    Everytime I talk to my friends about my problems, they try to understand.But i'm just a weird person cuz after i tell them what's wrong i can just act normal like always.then i get confused that they don't ask me if everything is alright and they get confused cuz they see me...
    DrowningInMyOwnSorrow DrowningInMyOwnSorrow 18-21, F Jan 10, 2012

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    Mind You...

    ...I really don't like burdening ANYONE with my problems as I've always kept most of my emotions and thoughts close to my chest. Those on here are probably the only ones that really know more than a glimpse of how I feel most of the time, but even then, I try to avoid overly...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 7 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    Twisted, But True

    I am generally the first person to offer a shoulder cry on or a friendly ear because I like being there for my friends. However, for some reason, I always feel like when I have problems, its an imposition to vent or talk about them. Part of it, I'm sure is because, for a long...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    I Don't Know What Im Doing Wrong

    Everytime I try to make plans or something over FB, they reply with an "oh sure..maybe" or tell me the same excuse over and over. I get they have their own lives, other friends ect and I don't mind that - but they never talk to me and they never want to hang out let alone ask. If...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20, 2011

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    Drama Days!

    I often have drama days, not caused by me, but others around me. And I often get sucked in, by some jerk having a bad day and taking it out on the nearest person... which mostly happens to be me. This happens online or offline. :-/ Either way, I try not to get my friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2009

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    Like to Go Crawl In a Cave . . .

    And "lick my wounds" like a bear or an animal would - getting wounded by another human turns me into a silent animal.
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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    Moving On

    i guess a hard part in life is moving on especially when ur trying to forget about someone who was supposed to be your friend. One of my friends moved out from us during the start of the school year. he was hanging out with other people. And my other friend was so angry that he...
    justsomenormalguy justsomenormalguy 16-17 Jul 11, 2009

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    Sorry

    I really feel bad constantly bothering everyone. It seems like i am always down recently and i can only imagine how fed up everyone is. =/ In real life i know that i am burdening them... or at least i have in the past. Thats pretty much what they told me... and stopped talking...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    ....I have always been the one to hold your

    hand. I will pull you back from the edge. I will catch you as you fall. I will dive into the river for you. I will hold you and let you lean on me, and when the night comes and you're too tired to return home, I will carry you there. I will carry you til you find your footing...
    SunnysBlue SunnysBlue 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I Hate It

    I really hate telling my friends about my probelms because then it makes me feel like they are worring about me. I hate that, that's the only reason I won't talk to them about my probelms most of the time. So don't feel bad if I don't talk to you about my probelms...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2009

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    No One To Talk To Anymore

    So I came across this site because apparently I talk about my problems too much to people. So much that literally, no one wants to hear me anymore. I had no idea that it was that  bad. I mean, I had a lot of BS that went on over the holidays and I just can't keep it bottled in...
    BlessdMomma35 BlessdMomma35 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    It's Never a Burden

    I just want everyone to know that it's impossible for you to burden me with your problems.  I enjoy helping people with their problems and it brings me joy when someone's problem is solved because of me.  So don't ever hesitate to tell me about your problems.  I'll...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 8 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    My Problems

    I don't like feeling depressed but it's nice to be able to vent.... I just want to say thank you ep members who take the time to listen hugs.
    butterflylisa butterflylisa 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    Omg!

    Maybe I'm a little too old for "OMG". That's what I get for trying to stay relevant to my son. Anyway, I saw this group name and thought, "Holy Christmnaas Trees, Batman! That's ME!". To be honest, most of my friends could probably care less about my problems. I sent out a...
    Xanadu7 Xanadu7 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2010

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    What I Learned

    I feel like I always help others but feel like people are stunned or overwhelmed when it comes to my issues...but sometimes I wonder if... I've always helped in high stress situations with a cool head. Hurricanes, major disasters, deaths in the family, trauma, cancer...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    Know One Listens To Me

    my husband cuts me off constantly he really doesn't wanna hear anything i have to say this adss to my loneliness i'm not from md so that doesn't help i love people but can't make friends i get pre judged by people let's face it my life is a mess i'm lonely ladies i wanna make...
    juicymo3322 juicymo3322 41-45, F 2 Responses May 25, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I used to be best friends with many people and this was in primary school. Then when i got to high school i had to make new friends.so i made friends but they are all horrible...
    goldiebabe goldiebabe 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Honestly, my friends (if you could call them that) suck. When I was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder they all said that they were here to talk if needed and that they would be...
    CEMT13101 CEMT13101 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It has been a little over a month since our break up. Everyday is hard but everyday is getting easier. I was best friends with my ex before our relationship, and we decided we...
    Hohjo Hohjo 18-21, M Oct 12

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    I am close friends with a whole bunch of people they are all different to me and all have different problems going on in their life that I haven't gone through. Two of my close...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I don't understand this experience. If you hate your friends wouldn't that make you friendless... I'd rather be alone than with people I hate
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So i like a guy and we treat each other like were dating but we cant be together..does that mean were friends with benefits?
    heatherella heatherella 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I am a great person. I can befriend any and everyone. Seems like once I start the friendship we can best friends til the end. As the relationship goes on, the time spent and...
    moeco moeco 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    It sounds absurd when your ex says "I hope we can still be friends" after a rough breakup, but I wish it could actually happen. How can you be friends with someone you connected...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Not i can be....but I am best friends with people who are totally different from myself...I have 3 best friends and people always wonder what we have in common or what has kept as...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    So I’ve been in this weird friends with benefits relationship with a guy. Over time I secretly developed feelings for him and we’ve been texting each other excessively...
    Maude01 Maude01 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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    I think I only text him in the morning to laugh at what he'll say. I swear I shouldn't be best friends with my best friends ex but it's worth every second of it!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I am friends with people of all ages, races, religion and from all walks of life. I don't see differences between them, I think a lot can be gained and I think myself lucky to...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to make friendship with hot milfs wether that having sexual contact or flirty messages any milf that wants a secret fantasy message me!! Xx
    DEVILVILLAIN DEVILVILLAIN 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    He's escaping. He doesn't meet her when he sees her now. He stands with others & looks at her. If she texts him, he doesn't show up, or it's more like a one word thing. Has she...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Quite possibly one of the worst things about being an only child is being constantly susceptible to fake friends. I don't really have family members to relay my problems too which...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I LOVE different types of people, and I try surround myself with all types and kinds from the candy box ;) I have also found that in most cases... they teach me something about...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    FAKE PEOPLE .. Ive learned so much from them .. It took me alot of years to finally understand how most of the people in my life were so fake .. I had to take a step back & cut...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Sep 24

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    10 things I don't need in a friend. This is for those people who thinks that I am just dumb and easy to be bullied. Even though you call me your “friend”. BUT actually, no...
    YesIAmACat YesIAmACat 16-17 1 Response Sep 23

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    So I broke up with my girlfriend two days ago, and I just feel like a ******* *******.. I broke up with her because we barely get to talk, especially because I'm really busy in...
    WhySufferxx WhySufferxx 13-15, M Sep 25

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    I hate the term "fake" people. Whoever created it deserves death. Now if it were "I hate people with false personalities" then we are talking the right thing.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 24

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    I have a great bf and family, but I'm loosing friends! People I thought were friends have just used me, and really close friends have gotten into relationships, and don't talk to...
    BMG47 BMG47 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    It always takes me a long time to make a friend. And my social anxiety makes it so difficult for me to talk to people. So when I do make friends I am very loyal to them. So one of...
    ChainsAndRazorblades ChainsAndRazorblades 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have this person in my class that I used to like a lot let's name her (X), and I have a friend that hated her let's name her (A), and I have another friend that hated her too let...
    xyzgiro xyzgiro 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    I have a variety of friends, friends who worship fictional lives over theirs, friends who have to big of egos, friends who have to little egos. But the one thing that they all...
    thanksshrek thanksshrek 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    my friends is so different than me..they use to laugh but me??just quiet and getting out of their trips and I hate to be lonely ..I hope that someday they can understand my...
    khristinelopez khristinelopez 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I honestly feel like 99.9% of my friends only care about themselves. I constantly get screwed over. They all suck.
    dragthewaters4 dragthewaters4 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    But I think we all have fake friends. And sometimes they can help us in being the real ones :)
    Althea12 Althea12 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    AT one point you conclude that friendship is just an illusion, just a dream, just a box of scrap with a thin layer of chrome to make it look nice. That's the point I'm at now and I...
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My "bestfriend" left me cause I was annoying. She hasn't come back and I don't think she will. It's been a week but she replaced with this guy who she said was fake. I used to be...
    mimihamed99 mimihamed99 13-15 2 Responses Oct 6

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