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I Hate Burdening My Friends With My Problems

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 501 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    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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    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 had a friend who I was flirting with about a year ago contact me yesterday and out of the blue ask me if I'd be interested in being friends with benefits. We're both with other...
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    I really do hate it. I hate hurting peoples feelings and making them feel bad. It hurts me just as much seeing them like that. Espeically people I care about. :( But lately I've...
    Azena Azena 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have found that I can be friends with just about anyone - even with people who have views I disagree with. Sure there are people out there who do things that I disapprove of but...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    kendall376 kendall376 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Except for a few things, one of my best friends is the complete opposite of me. We both agree that there's no reason we should be friends. We even hated each other when we first...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M a week ago

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    The word "friends" is probably a stretch but I can associate with anyone I believe I'm very confident in my ability, although if it doesn't work out I'll probably resort to taunts...
    RegANONdixo RegANONdixo 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So there's this girl who was my best friend and then she started hanging out with this other girl and she started being mean to everyone and then she started cussing all the time...
    SJ110 SJ110 13-15, F a week ago

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    Any milfs want to chat with a young boy?
    kk7711 kk7711 22-25, M Aug 23

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    It's hard to draw the line with people who are good to have as friends with benefits. I have one good friend which occasionally we fool around. What's great is that we are good...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I don't want any friends at all, at least from a conscious theoretical perspective. From an evolutionary perspective, I see friendship as a way to ensure survival by combining...
    Zaxel Zaxel 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I can be friends with total opposite of me Granted Im a different breed and think and do things different does not mean we cant be friends. Who knows may learn something.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I am sure it will be a good experience to know people around the world with different thinking and mindsets... Happy friendship...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    My best friend is a control freak. She will tell me the most hateful thing she can think of to hurt me if the slightist thing doesn't go in her way. recently I was chatting on the...
    Janipp Janipp 18-21, F Aug 16

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    Buckle up, kids. This is a long one. I was never popular, but the few friends I had were the best. Unfortunately, people change over time. My oldest friend (J), the one who...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M Aug 15

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    A few ways to support your gay best friend. Be friends with the guy he's dating even if he's (WAS) your worst enemy. Invite BOTH of them to your parties. Be the nicest ***** you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    Well, not all of them, but the ones are still around (sort of), I can't call them friends, they've let me down, when I really needed them, they weren't there. So it's hard to call...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 15

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