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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 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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    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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    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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    CloudyForest CloudyForest 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is it grace or is it Saturday law and Sabbath keeping??? Here is the side that clearly explains grace: Regarding Saturday or Sunday worship, I found the following. So many of...
    HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I'll probably regret writing this as well. I regret a lot of things I've done. While I regret putting myself in this currently uncomfortable position, I'm learning to accept who I...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    today I ventured outside for the first time in almost a full week. I feel terrible about my embarrassing hair issues. I wanted to put on make up before I left out of the house but...
    andry2008 andry2008 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've always been like this. I have always had a hard time trusting people. It's not easy for me but what worries me is that if I trust someone completely they'll betray me or hurt...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I'm certainly the best at this I can't stand showing emotion, I don't even like showing emotions wen I'm alone I feel like I'm about to cry I start punching walls and ****. Like...
    AmbitiousNature AmbitiousNature 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm realizing that I hate being emotionally invested in people because I'm so used to being disappointed. I rather would be alone than deal with it or maybe I could work on my...
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm sitting here alone in my apartment after I refused an invitation to go out and do something. I... just can't seem to do it after the conversation that I had with one of my...
    FireCoyote FireCoyote 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I absolutely adore Australian Shepherds! I am actually looking for one recently but is having a hard time finding one in my local area which is around the bay area of CA. Does...
    ohangela ohangela 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    So this is embarrassing to admit, but my teeth are in poor shape because I didn’t take care of them for years. I haven’t had dental insurance for 8 years and when I went back...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    when people ask what's wrong i don't know what to say.. because i don't even think i know what's wrong.
    troglodyticrecluse troglodyticrecluse 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I met him online something I said I would never do. Our first date was wonderful we talked for hours I've never felt so comfortable with anyone before. We had agreed that our first...
    tllp tllp 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know why but I'm always the last choice or completely ignored. Me: "Yeah you can come to my house when it's midnight. No problem. I'll make sure you're happy before I...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Everyone needs true friends. First we have to ask ourselves, are we true friends? Or would we be if the time or circumstances dictate that we need to be there for our friend(s...
    spark16 spark16 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I rush into everything. I am 22 years old, looking back on my life and I can honestly say I don't remember one thing that I haven't rushed into. I rushed a relationship and ended...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I was born in the early '60s, to a very conservative small town family. My paternal grandfather was the local Chief of Police. This meant that my family name was very well known...
    Knum420 Knum420 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    A smile hiding pain.I have strange feelings lately. They become stronger for each day going. I have too high hopes to myself, and to those around me. I know I am not someone...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have an addictive personality and its as frustrating as Hell. Whenever I find a TV show I enjoy, I HAVE to watch all 10 seasons right there and then! If I don't get to - its all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 23

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    How do you express frustration without making others mad, hurting yourself, or breaking something. Writing doesn't help either.
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I'm experiencing emotional distress because of my future mother in law, and it's making me feel guilty every day. My fiance and I have been together for 2 years, we're very happy...
    xinderellah xinderellah 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    11th grade metal shop. There was a group of guys who just loved to give me a hard time in that class. I came in late and seeing as my usual seat was taken I had to go sit near them...
    VIISevin VIISevin 36-40, M Jun 21

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    Its Fathers day here in America and the roads and stores here are fairly quiet. Just like Mothers day, everyone is out celebrating Fathers day with their father, grandfather or...
    spackle spackle 41-45 Jun 21

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    I am one of those girls that always has to be on the move and I have to be busy with something all the time and it is very difficult for me to sit still. Call it ADHD or whatever...
    feminine2themax feminine2themax 13-15, F Jun 20

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    He is probably my favorite person in the world. He's the person who gets me, brings out my silliness, and he is my hero! Our relationship used to be very rocky. I grew up with...
    souldigger7 souldigger7 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years, he has a 13 years daughter, I feel more like a conviniente spare woman for me, as his daughter doesn't have enough time for him. His...
    tanahora tanahora 41-45, F Jun 18

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    Firstly, let's call this person M. So M is my former bestfriend whom I've fallen inlove with (the cause of our drifting apart drama). We didn't talk for 2 months but I still can't...
    SaccharineRose SaccharineRose 13-15, F Jun 17

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