I Hate Burdening My Friends With My Problems

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

    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

    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

    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
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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