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I Have a Hard Time Showing Emotions

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Anybody here who has gone through a hard time and want to share their experiences with it?
    allthewaysaround allthewaysaround 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I am going to tell about a time when I felt the most happy, the most content in the last two years. It was the days before my sisters wedding and the day itself. We got to stay...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Sep 9

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    Hello everyone, I just wanted to share an experience that I am praying is now ending. I am someone that could never handle too many emotions. I often feel overwhelmed very fast...
    mariashelly mariashelly 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    i aam a gay female and almost all of my ex's cheated on me with a guy. except one...my current gf. What is up with that. Anybody else have this experience?
    GallyG GallyG 41-45, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have no problem hiding behind a computer screen and typing out everything I feel. How I'm so depressed and feel alone. It's good to get it out and not really knowing the people...
    mmccarth mmccarth 18-21, F Sep 5

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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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    So many time I know what I want to say but just can't for what ever reason. Some times I just feel awkward expressing how I feel or what to say. And sometimes I look back on what I...
    ReallyBill ReallyBill 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I have this inherent sadness inside me and i feel it has been in me since time immemorial , ages , I miss living in a family I miss my gramma , parents , i miss viditin my...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Sep 10

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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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    The lord is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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 2 Responses Aug 28

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    In one area. Flattery without sounding perverted. One area i care to share. Otherwise they say i talk too much. Lol
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 28

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    She came to visit 6wks after our first child was born. I was having postpartum depression and she proceeded to tell me about all the women my husband dated and she thought each...
    Kid50 Kid50 46-50, F Aug 28

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    At this moment I'm struggling trying to come up with the amount of money I need to put down for a rental by tomorrow. My house is being taken away and I'm on the verge of being...
    Unicornwarrior724 Unicornwarrior724 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Life with my husband is like a box of poisoned chocolate. You never know what you're gonna get. But you're guaranteed it will make you sick!
    amabry78 amabry78 36-40, F Sep 3

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    And because of this, I look many places to try. To English for the right words to string together the explain the tightness in my chest. To science to explain why and how. Even...
    WordsAreBeautiful WordsAreBeautiful 13-15, F Sep 5

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    My friends told me to forget about you andto finally cease my contact with you. I'm trying to do it. I kept myself busy with school. I didn't contact you for a week. But here I am...
    vdbree vdbree 18-21, F Sep 6

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    The reason y is I talk too mush and im too emotional and it's easy making friend on ep because they don't know about me at school I'm the quite kid but if **** me off u had to do...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Sep 14

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    Sometimes I just don't know what to say to start a conversation and am afraid of rejection
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I feel like I can't do it. Make the change I desperately need to survive. I feel paralyzed. The sadness just comes in like a vapor I'm forced to inhale. Any progress I make gets...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Nothing . my heart and mind are empty... i want to just sleep forever
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Nothing . my heart and mind are empty... i want to just sleep forever
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It's real hell to live with it.I can't make friends,i have hard time talking to some people,i avoid eye contact,i walk around in circles all the time,i shake my hands,twirl my...
    00pleasehelpme00 00pleasehelpme00 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I dont think so, families always care about their childrens(of course they have hard times too but still care about children)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 12

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I have such a hard time communicating what I feel most of the time... Like I can't seem to say it in a way people can understand. I feel like for most people communicating is easy...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    Someday, I'm going to have a career. I'm not going to have to worry about people doing what they're supposed to and paying bills because I'll be the one doing it. I don't want to...
    LittleGirlCrissy LittleGirlCrissy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I have so many mixed emotions about everything right know and idk what to do or say... 😣
    BrutallyHonest316 BrutallyHonest316 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like to think of myself as a person that's not afraid of anything. And physically that is true, I'm always up for a challenge. I have no phobias. Snakes would be the closest, but...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    But dont you ever give up. Dont think about suicide, Dont think about harm yourself, Dont think about drugs, Dont think about anything that could ruin yourself. This is your life...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I was born with brain damage. When my mom was in labour, we went under stress. I have troubles feeling certain emotions, I lack some impulse control, and I blackout and get severe...
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F Sep 11

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    I am afraid to start a conversation with a woman and approach them! I was bullied my entire years growing up, relentlessly, backstabbed, and had a really hard time making friends...
    PapercutLP48 PapercutLP48 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I had been living on my own since 18, and at 19 I was ready to buy my first car. I had a couple thousand saved, but not quite enough for the car I wanted. My mother told me that my...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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