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I Have a Hard Time Showing Emotions

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Dec 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So, we are still waiting for my husband to find a job so that he can move out. We've gotten along great over the last few months. The last week though has been very tense around...
    enduring0125 enduring0125 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a hard time saying no really to my friends. Well 'friends.' Seems like they are always running all over me.
    KDshea KDshea 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    People say I have a beautiful smile. I put it on a lot. Things look good on the outside but inside I'm in so much pain at times. It can cripple me and steal from me. I know I'm...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Every time I begin to trust, they go away. It's like they work for me to trust them, so they can break my heart. I really feel they get off on hurting me. But by saying this, most...
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    i have to babys just like twenz 2 y , one year and 7 y kid, i get insan cuz of them , i mad from my self some time i get so stressed so i wanna habe my own time my own space i...
    daniela222 daniela222 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Let's start out I live with my boyfriend about 45 mins away from my grandparents, both my parents moved out of state. I don't have friends here nor even want to get to no my...
    LizD126 LizD126 18-21, F Oct 8

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    I'm blonde: I must be stupid I'm brunette: I must be boring I'm red head: I must have a fiery temper I have black hair: I must be eccentric I wear makeup: I must be fake I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 18

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    It's health related and has me knocked for a loop and I admit I'm pissed at the universe.
    WillieGee96 WillieGee96 18-21, M Oct 4

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    Give me the strength to not lean or collapse. Give me the strength to not cave to my nagging heart, and to instead follow what I know is the better path.
    NotFirstNotLast NotFirstNotLast 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Trying trying trying...it's not working
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Really... Just really?......
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I have a hard time with emotions. I hole them up in me until I cant anymore and I freak out and have attacks. It sucks and it hurts. all the emotions come at me at once and I feel...
    ShhhAnon ShhhAnon 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have no real people to turn to. The internet helps though. people on the web are the nicest I have ever met and they help me. talk to me, but its not enough. I want to be able to...
    ShhhAnon ShhhAnon 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I honestly have such mixed emotions about this... Almost 6 years have passed since I met my middle school teacher that I became so very infatuated with. I had never felt this...
    anonymousobsession anonymousobsession 16-17, F Oct 8

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    I was in third grade when I was first diagnosed with ADHD. I had encephalitis (swelling of the brain) the summer before I started first grade and my sister had also been diagnosed...
    patricialeigh patricialeigh 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    My mother has been passive aggressive my whole life yet I just realized it in my early 40's. My father died 3 years ago and that's when her PA really escalated. The first 6...
    alleb1990 alleb1990 41-45 3 Responses Oct 5

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    My little brother, who is 7, has aspergers, a form on autism. Though I love him dearly, I find that having an autistic brother can at times make me lonely. Some background, I'm...
    tremberlene tremberlene 18-21, F Oct 6

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    I am a Christian. I grew up mostly going to Baptist churches. Now I feel more connected to churches that do not claim a denomination. I manage a laundry and we have a community...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Society's definition of love, and the relationship it is supposed to produce, is unnatural and unsustainable in human nature. I have 'given up' in the sense that I no longer...
    satellite42 satellite42 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Would you date someone like me? I'm 24, still learning master's degree but is an idler who's depressed and spent all my time here. I don't know how to do any housework unless it...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 36 Responses Oct 13

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    This is my very first experience post. I grew up as a military brat, my dad was in the Air Force, and we moved every two-three years. When I was 3 we moved overseas and I haven't...
    Alemiir Alemiir 18-21, F Oct 15

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    Growing up I was always the social butterfly. My Dad always said I had a way of making people feel comfortable and at ease, which made it so at one point I had about 7,000 friends...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    I am in my mid twenties and just got married. My husband is the most supportive, loving, and loyal person who accepts all my flaws. I couldn't ask for a better partner. However, I...
    xl2368 xl2368 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Up until I became a teenager life was easy and do I ever miss my childhood. Now Life is too hard for me to keep up with and never have I ever experienced hardship like this before...
    IJustNeedABreak IJustNeedABreak 18-21, M a week ago

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    I was diagnosed with HSV-1 in February of 2014. Its been about 8 months ago. I have been riding a roller coaster since then. At first I was devastated and full of conviction, guilt...
    Cami29 Cami29 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Okay, this is going to sound horrible. I've always been a teacher's pet, and I've never, EVER, thought about crossing any type of personal boundary or line with a teacher or...
    auntnichole auntnichole 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    As I sit here right now while my wife has gone grocery shopping for the family I think about how blessed I am to have the best wife in the world. We met under somewhat strange...
    handytim59 handytim59 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    This is unfortunately a true story... Snap! My eyes open and a blinding fluorescent light stings my eyes. I try to sit up in the dizzy haze I was in, only to realize my arms and...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I need help. I was married for 16 years dated my husband for 10 years prior. I am 43 He cheated on me twice, hit me and always verbally abusive. I have two children. I didn't want...
    Butterbug10 Butterbug10 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 20

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    I can never accurately describe my dreams to others; it's like trying to describe a color to somebody who was born blind. My dreams are always so erratic and confusing and they...
    d0vahkiin d0vahkiin 16-17, F Oct 11

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    I've had asthma for about as long as I can remember. It was much worse as a child and I would have an extremely hard time breathing if I had just woken up or had exerted myself too...
    NekomataHime NekomataHime 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    i cannot sleep and it is because i am worried that my depression is getting worse. the only thing stopping me from killing myself is the fact that i feel bad about abandoning my...
    zombiflowers zombiflowers 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I met a guy online 2 years ago, and I never really believed that I could meet someone on the internet and be so close to them, even though I never met them but it happened to me...
    Kayroxyoursox Kayroxyoursox 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 21

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    So I am slowly but surely making it through the story about this being the 2 year anniversary of my son's being in the hospital. Thanks for bearing with me! Even though I don't...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 22

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