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I Hate Burdening My Friends With My Problems

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 427 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ....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 Mar 10

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    i hate fake friends,, i can clearly see which friends of mine are real and which are not
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    My friends are constantly ignoring me. They just want popularity and to climb the 'social ladder'. It's frustrating me to no end, because no matter how hard I try to stay friends...
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    Alright so I was once really good friends with this boy {we'll call him S} since kindergarten. He was my escape from having to fit in with the nasty girls I went to school with...
    xxhappilyeverafterxx xxhappilyeverafterxx 13-15, F Dec 8

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    Living with problems is like being in quick sand. It is not something that you can escape from or overcome with quick action. It takes slow and deliberate action to come to terms...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 14

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    Warning, this is long, but I feel as though I have to tell the full details of the story. Even if no one responds, I just need the catharsis of letting it all out for once...
    sketchit sketchit 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Should I still be friends with my ex because I get jealous when she talks about this friend. She is always talking about this other friend now and I think u shouldn't be friends...
    sarcasticgirl sarcasticgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I am friends with an old lady. We go every where together. I like her company. She is not the brightest or the cutest woman but she has a good soul. She is totally diff from me for...
    Bipolarshon Bipolarshon 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    I can be friends with absolutely anybody. No matter what religion, race, gender, sexuality or whatever you are, as long as you're not a ***** or a ******, I will like you and be...
    DazzledAnimal DazzledAnimal 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    After two heart-breaking relationships, I gave up on love. I chose to be single and mingle for straight sexual bliss and fun. I have five friends with benefits and we all share the...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    In a way I like it why not I had a friend but we don't really see each other as much anymore but we still text but we are the complete opposite in style, likes, disliked, music...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I'm friends with this girl who is the complete opposite of me, she's flirtatious ... giggly... dressed to kill. I'm the dork friend who likes comic books and chuck Taylors.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Dec 18

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    I can be friends with people who are totally different than me. I hope, I can. I will try.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 19

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    Me and my best friend are technically friends with benefits! We've recently arranged another 'meet up' but he told me today he wasn't trying to 'get with me'. I like him but should...
    lucyamelia95 lucyamelia95 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I just love it wen haters hate it makes me feel like im ******* people off and I aint happy till thats happened Haha and its goin off with a bang tonite so all u fake friends...
    loverman115 loverman115 22-25, M Dec 9

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    Two great friends of mine made such a good couple, and now they're breaking up because he cheated on her. I really hate it when friends break up because it's hard not to be dragged...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F Dec 3

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    This guy BLOCKED ME!!! I didn't even say something or anything that might hurt him!! I just say "LOL ****, I'M NOT GAINING WEIGHT!" Which means that I'm not gaining weight cause I...
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    This fiend of mine who pinch me so deeply that I bleed , and he wasn't sorry at all. We were friends for three years but he was never that kindda nice fren though ...but today he...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F Nov 29

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    There are some people that I just don't want to deal with in my life anymore. I had a best friend when I was in seventh grade who I used to do everything with. She was like a...
    rockerjrg rockerjrg 16-17, F Dec 5

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    Oh my god. I am sitting in class with 3 of them right now. Oh my god. They just don't shut up. The last thing anybody said was "my sweater came in," which made the blonde one laugh...
    nicoleg7 nicoleg7 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I hate fake people. I seriously do. life is long journey and you meet many people. Some are genuine and some are fake. Some will take everything out of you and some will put it...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My 'friends' (aka basically the only people that I have to hang out with) are really mean. They laugh, whine and gossip behind people's backs including eachother. Then they pretend...
    shan8350 shan8350 18-21 1 Response Nov 30

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    I told who my girlfriends best friend, who I thought we were becoming close friends, that I was bisexual and I specifically asked him not to say anything. Well he did, and now my...
    Synthesiate Synthesiate 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I just close my Facebook, i break With my gf some weeks ago, And i realized that my "friends" dident realized that im not ok. I close my Facebook cuz i know that They dont care
    yoursorrow yoursorrow 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I have this one friend of fine in my past (because she's not a friend anymore now). We used to call each other "SIS" (sister). We treated each other just like a real sister until...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F Dec 15

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    Friendship is overrated. Today a "friend" of mine contacted me out of the blue to tell me about a position she was made aware of recently. She knows I have been looking for work...
    bulgarwheat bulgarwheat 22-25, F Dec 17

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    It's my senior year in HS, & I really wanna party & have fun, which my friends are doing except me. I always kinda have to beg to tag along while they're going to parties...
    Atango Atango 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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