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I Have a Hard Time Showing Emotions

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 131 People

    Or I Did...

    For the longest time...I could not share emotions with people...a good long time... When I met the core group of friends I have now...I started letting them go...until I was a normal person in the society...But only recently, I have come to realize (or assume) that I was wrong...
    7HIR7YS3V3N 7HIR7YS3V3N 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2007

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    Not Something I Learned...

    Showing emotions wasn't something I ever learned to do...infact I made sure I didn't show emotions when I was a kid. I had to have complete control over myself...you can't control anything else but yourself right? For example. To me if someone else cried it was ok...I mean...
    pepsi21addict pepsi21addict 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2007

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    Caring

    Well, I don't have a problem showing my emotions except one, Caring. I have a hard time showing that I care about people. It's not that I don't care, I just can't express that to them out loud. This has always been a conflict in romantic relationships with me. I get close to...
    Rougejigga Rougejigga 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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    Cant Share Emotions

    I have a hard times sharing my feelings and emotions. I don't like dealing with stuff that makes me sad. And i have some friends I've known for years and they have never seen ms cry, i hate people seeing me sad. I keep most of my problems bottle up. I try very hard to act like...
    bamsamb bamsamb 16-17, F Aug 4, 2011

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    I dont know about anyone else

    but if I am passionate about someone or something it can be a little hard to express, can you dig it?
    GraeOniell GraeOniell 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 10

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    I Show Happy

    I don't have a hard time showing all emotions -- just any that aren't happy. I show people happy all the time, regardless of whether I am. I get impatient with people who can't push their feelings aside and just act happy when the situation demands it.
    Zandze Zandze 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2007

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    I feel like two different people

    when it comes to showing emotions, online and face to face. The online me will open up and let you know what I feel easily. That's because I'm just an avatar and name "shielded" by means of communication we use. I'm "safe" because it's not face to face where I'd fear getting...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Anger

    Expressing anger is something still struggle with today. Growing up, I was not permitted to express my anger. I wasn't even allowed to slam a door or throw a peice of clothing or a pillow across the room. when I was in middle school, I used to wait until my parents were gone...
    Teasaidh Teasaidh 26-30, F Sep 4, 2012

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    My moms been in the hospital

    for 4 days now. She had surgery earlier today. And yet I can't go to the hospital and stay with her for hours like my sister can. I rather come home and take care of the house & kids. I care trust me I love my mother she's my hero. But idk how to tell her & I can't just tell her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2013

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    I Feel Like a Clown Sometimes and I Hate Clowns So Go Figure

    I feel like a clown because I cover up what I truly feel to the best of my ability on a daily basis like the song tears of a clown.....
    nvpcse nvpcse 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Only When I Am Hurting...

    I have no issues displaying joy and love in my life...I do however tend to stuff the hurts.  Dont wish to burden others maybe....or perhaps a more selfish fear of the vulnerability...not entirely sure which.
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2008

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    Dont Show Emotions

    I have had a couple gf. I tend to lose them because I am not very good at expressing emotions. It really starts to sick when you like some one and their company but they can never tell. I can smile and laugh joke and have fun, yet I have been told I am pretty hard to read no...
    xospi863 xospi863 22-25, M Oct 1, 2012

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    Robotic

    my friends call me a robot because i never show that i am sad or pissed off at someone or anything like that. i feel like it does keep me more in control. some people can call it aloof, but its not like i never smile, i just feel like its useless to tell others how you feel. it's...
    snickersbar snickersbar 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2007

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    Emotions Are Hard

    i have a very hard time showing emotions. i feel love, i feel happy but i have a hard time letting other people see that. i dont understand any of it. i'm ashamed to say it but i have a hard time even showing my kids emotions. i never tell them i love them. i wanted to have kids...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2007

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    A Dear Loved Person To Me

    i have a very important person in my life..he had a very hard times all his life made him hardly show his feelings and he feel pain because of that..he want to try letting the closest people in his life know how he feels.....i really want to help him but i don't know where to...
    Taleen Taleen 18-21 May 8, 2012

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    My Poem It Burns.

    There is a face in the sky. And it looks like she is crying. And the water burns. The feelings away. To a new world. To a new day. Birds sing. As i cry. On the swing. And i look up to that face. I lift my arms. I fly away to a better day. As i am flying away I see my feelings sit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2011

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    But I realize I need to. You don't belong to me and investing anymore time, energy and emotion into "us" is only causing more heartache. I need you to let me go too. Please...
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    My mum and dad divorced when I was 8 years old and it was a hard time for us all :( But throughout that time , and the years since , they put us first :) Both are now in...
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    I moved to a new place and i dont know anyone, i feel really weird talking to people these days because i spend a lot of time alone... so when i do meet new people at work or just...
    ackleholic ackleholic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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