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I Have a Hard Time Showing Emotions

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M Apr 10

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I've had my share of hard times, and there's a lot of hard time music out there to help you through anything. In fact Bob Dylan has a song called "Hard Times"
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M Mar 28

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    I've always had a hard time expressing myself and when others who are close to me say that they love me or what-not, I just feel really awkward. I have that one friend who will say...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I always find it hard to express my feelings to other people. When I think about why I'm sad or hurt in my head I feel like man that's going to sound really silly out loud to...
    Jasmine992 Jasmine992 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Growing up I had (and to some extinct still do) protective helicopter parents. I feel the only reason that justifies that behavior from them is that I was born a preemie. But I...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    This is a long post so prepare accordingly.There's so much to tell that I'm not sure where to start. I'm not sure my story will receive as much attention as I require, either, or...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    So I have been taking to this guy for a little over a year now and in the beginning everything seemed to be going great. you know how everyone starts out talking every day and all...
    erinnicole03 erinnicole03 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 24

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    As I've gotten older (I'm almost 40), I have noticed it gets harder and harder to meet new people. My old friends have sort of moved on with their own lives. As I get older I...
    BigHryRomeo BigHryRomeo 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Take time to realize, That your warmth is crashing down on in. Take time to realize, That I am on your side. Didn't I, didn't I tell you? But I can't spell it out for you. No, it...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Always have and probably always will. I find it extremely difficult, hard, and awkward...
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i get super nervous when talking to people that its hard for me to look them in the eye.
    kaylee13 kaylee13 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I can only stay strong for so long until it's finally time to let go and close doors.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Music always helped me get through all the tough times in life.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    After getting hit by a car that I talked about in my other post, it left me with a lot of problems mentally and physically but I start from the top. When I was in the hospital at...
    Jakep99 Jakep99 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Last night I went out with my best friend and another friend, and we met up with some other guys who I know but wouldn't exactly say I'm friends with. Now those guys keep texting...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Language is a powerful tool. It affects the way we think and talk and interact with others. Sometimes I wonder about living in a world without language though, and how that might...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    i have beautiful grandchildren. one may be milano so what it ****** me right off that my boyfriend thinks its ok to call her half breed. shes 2 and shes precious and shes a full...
    DeAnnsharon DeAnnsharon 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    But many have. Pows. And others.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I don't understand why u have grown so cold and indifferent towards me. I don't deserve it and it hurts. I want to be there for u but I don't know how anymore. I guess I ain't good...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    torn between my sons and my love he does so much for us yet they dont recognize this I dont think either party really cares that this is killing me inside we have so many other...
    missy5414 missy5414 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have never being able to keep a job for more than a month, they usually just fire me for being late to work, arriving to work drunk, and sometimes for having sex with my co...
    nevercouldmeansomuch nevercouldmeansomuch 18-21, F Apr 5

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    So today I ventured out ( best friend in tow) to take care of grown folks business. Which in my world means seeking help from a crisis center. YUCK. Something strange happens when...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F Apr 7

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    This is the account holders brother, and I'm just testing this out, but I'm just here to get off my chest that when I move somewhere amazing with new people, I tend to hold back on...
    DemitriaGoddess3 DemitriaGoddess3 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been in and out of treatment for mental health for 10 years. I start 30-90 days at a residential treatment center thiss Tuesday. I would appreciate your good vibes/prayers...
    pencil88 pencil88 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    woke. up to nothingness. Its deserving.... unexpectedly deserving... :'(((
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    Just wake up staring at the light coming throw my window .. Two years passed in front of my eyes , how fool I was to trust him. I cannot remember any thing but pain even our happy...
    HMMB HMMB 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Wish I had a sweet escape from all the frustration and pain. Days that i can clear my mind and find peace. Everybody is irritating right now.
    Icantgiveupnow Icantgiveupnow 22-25, F Mar 21

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