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I Have a Hard Time Showing Emotions

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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...
    Wallflower921 Wallflower921 18-21, F Dec 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 19-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2007

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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 21-25, F 3 Responses May 10, 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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    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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    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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    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I really am ..it is so hard and all i can do is to pray nobody goes through this ever...i have a health issue and undiagnosed which doesnt seem to go away and ... nobody around...
    allthewaysaround allthewaysaround 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Ever try sleeping knowing the person you love most doesn't love you and never has? And then you have to suck it the eff up and act like everything is effing fine because you can't...
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    All week I've been trying to get on a eat wake up schedule for my new job (starting Monday) but it's just not working so I'm going to do a all nighter so I'm super tired Thursday...
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    I haven't found peace in my life yet. Everday has been a struggle and it gets really overwhelming. It annoys me when someone I try to talk to about these things tells me I dont...
    CMC93 CMC93 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have not yet moved on from the relationship i had with my ex. Hurts a lot to be betrayed and abused by the person you truly loved. We have a daughter and he just didnt fight for...
    Shehshen Shehshen 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Fell for a bi guy. We dated for 8 weeks. It's been about two months since we broke up but I still can't get over him. He's dating a girl now. I feel like trash. Everything tastes...
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    So I finally had the courage to ask for a divorce but I feel like ****. The marriage was never going to work out as we both had different values and beliefs, and there was nothing...
    invisiblesoul invisiblesoul 22-25, F Aug 4

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    Yeah, the weight upon my heart, the problems you face seemed so big , i think i have to let myself go through it.
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 4

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    My mother isn't even 60 years old and has early onset altzheimers. I can only work 30 hours a week while I go to trade school, so I can't move out. I would have more sympathy for...
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Making and keeping friends.....big problem for me. I have trust issues with people, so imagine how difficult it is to give those a chance that seem like they genuinely want to be...
    GirlWithADangerousMind GirlWithADangerousMind 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    What I do, is act like I'm drunk and talking to a liquor store that delivers... I make my order then ask them to stop by the grocery store and rent me a carpet cleaner to clean...
    Blindog13 Blindog13 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I am 18 and freshly out of high school. Personally for me I loved high school, I went to very small one and graduated with 8 people. So we all knew each other and we're close...
    PiddilyPoo PiddilyPoo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Is there anyone else out there that have a lot on their plate and just don't know where to begin? I will welcome your ideas and suggestions.
    chappeeeee chappeeeee 46-50, F Aug 23

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    know exactly what that means and feels like. . i care for my mom each day. For several hours at a time... i also run 2 businesses. a home cinema equipment installation...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Aug 4

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    You're all idiots and I have no ******* time for any of you. Now **** off. Douche. Except EPAllie&Kimi. They can hmu anytime;)
    evildesires evildesires 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Getting out of a slump, getting unstuckified, has long been a challenge. Some things that work: outside, decluttering, make music, shower, serve others.
    Hoabart Hoabart 51-55, M Aug 2

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    I'm bi, and I like this girl. She said she had a little feelings for me, but she likes another guy. They are gonna be together soon and whenever they posts photos of one another...
    greenflapper greenflapper 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I always tell them my advice of wise words, but when i'm sad or something i always forget to take my own advice.
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I fall in love quickly and i always get f*cked over
    xoliviaa xoliviaa 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Allow the telemarketer to fully explain his offer. When he is finished explain that his company hired you to randomly spot check telemarketers on their performance. Tell him that...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    "Congratulations! You’re the 100th caller on the (insert local radio station) Sweet Vacation Giveaway Blast Marathon. You’ve just won a pair of tickets to Negril, Jamaica and...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Spring is in the air and I just want to play...
    Bound34 Bound34 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    It's difficult, especially when it's a person you don't know very well.
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    2014 I hate you worst year of my life!! Everything has gone to **** 😔😐 anybody feeling the same way?? Comment if you do.
    Alex1272 Alex1272 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I turn the phone call around into something absurd,
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    This experience is totally 100% me. Only on good days I might wake up early. Haha.
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F Aug 23

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    There's tumblr, then there's EP and then there is pen and paper. I envy those people who knows how to express themselves verbally...and even through EP. How they express their...
    Provinceana Provinceana 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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