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I Hate Burdening My Friends With My Problems

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 493 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses May 25, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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 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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    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 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...
    SunnysBlueForever SunnysBlueForever 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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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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    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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    She's a great older lady, can talk to her about anything. But working with her makes me want to run into oncoming traffic. She is soooo slow, doesn't look customers in the face...
    Jcarbone82 Jcarbone82 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    There are so many on here who lie and say they'll keep in touch. I just need to vent. There was a couple people I was really looking forward to being friends with. But they don't...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm friends with a tomboy.Im a girly girl.I'm friends with boys,im a girl.Im friends with adults,im a teenager...
    ouchitshelen ouchitshelen 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today I was sleeping at 2 pm I don't sleep at night, he came to my room started yelling go help ur mother!he waked me up from my dream and shocked me, I just hate him so much he...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Went for a staycation last week with Friend with Benefits after not seeing each other for 3 weeks. In the middle of intense sex he asked "Do you love me?" and i answered "yes...
    lovablepunk lovablepunk 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My best friend is my complete opposite. She's a bit of materialistic, I'm simple, she's a pain in the arse, I'm a bit tamed (sometimes), she can't go a day without her phone, I can...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    why is it so hard for me to make friends? i don't think i'm a horrible person.. i just dont know how to open up to anyone, i'm terrified that they'll find me too boring or plain.
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses 4 days ago

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    started a new job and struggling to fit in with my coworkers. I have traveled and lived around the world and easily get along with people different from me but now I'm struggling...
    KathleenTN KathleenTN 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    idk how to feel I'm always that person who looks out for my friends like recently she was being bullied I stuck up for her but when I just wanted to talk to her about my problems...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Despite myself I am growing to like the spammers on my blog. They are always so complimentary and affirming. They tell me I have a great blog and that it is filled with unique and...
    ronnkron ronnkron 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Me: "If you ever have a problem with me, just tell me rather than making a status on Facebook about it." Friend: "Okay". *makes a status involving private information about me*
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I married my bestfriend a little over a week ago, we had been dating for a couple years. Whenever my husband and I got together I was heartbroken over my ex John, John and I had...
    emavii emavii 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm such a weirdo I don't act or dress or do anything people my age do but I am friends with a lot of them
    alexism2415 alexism2415 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Even though some of my friends have views totally different from mine and some of them have very different beliefs and values, I find that I can still be friends with these people...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    really I can be frnd with anyone. I m that kind of a girl who doesn't wait for the other person 2 start the conversation. I begin it myself with a " hi! getting bored? will u b my...
    umangch umangch 13-15, F Jul 24

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    I just want to rant about this stupid little b**ch I called a friend. Let me give you the back story, I've known this girl for 4 + years. I've listened to all her BS about dudes...
    Sanora Sanora 18-21, F Jul 23

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    My kids were tackling each other when I was over at her house last. Her husband taught it looked like being intimate. Neither of my kids know what that is yet and I plan to keep...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F Jul 21

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    Truth is I use to fight once a while even with my best friends! Long time ago that was though and mostly when I was growing up.
    JuiceBoxRebel JuiceBoxRebel 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I have seen so many kids at school get picked on and ignored by the other kids just because they may be too skinny or too nerdy or whatever the case may be. I am just wondering...
    katiemitchell katiemitchell 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I met a girl one day on the playground in first grade and from that day forward she became my best friend. As time grew we became closer then friends. I considered her to be family...
    Curlygirly6 Curlygirly6 18-21 1 Response Jul 20