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I Have a Hard Time Showing Emotions

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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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10, 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 10, 2015

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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 18-21, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    Suicide? noooo! Please DON'T. Don't do it! Never! There's always a better way. If you feel so miserable and you think it's the only way out, YOU'RE WRONG! If you're being bullied...
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    but I seem to be a magnet for them !!!!!!!!!!!
    chris7379 chris7379 41-45, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    ugh today was so triggering! my sis just keep doing and saying things that trigger me, first she was eating chocolate and then she was like "omg I'm about to finish the whole bar...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    time flies by. Except for hard times.
    Thisis4fun Thisis4fun 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I'm 18 yet I wish I was 14 and when reality hits me it makes me want to cry cause at 14 my life was perfect I was a freshman at school not worried about anything and I would spend...
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I think this group may be the best place to write about this crush that I've been having for what feels like an eternity. And this post will be long and very detailed, so please...
    arcticray arcticray 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    There are days I hate my life. In other words hating my life is hating my parents, my father in particular. I was my family's scapegoat. Yep, I inherited that dreadful honorable...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was outside when I noticed the sun was going down,in the evening.shortly after the sun gone down it circled back up into the sky,then it continued to circle up and down.as this...
    Zeliop Zeliop 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    This is why in all of my classes where I have to talk and express my opinion, I don't do so well because it take me a long time to gather my thoughts into one concise cohesive...
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 3 days ago

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    Do u ever feel like something sad...lonely is consuming you? like something is refusing to make u happy, like something is glooming u down, u can't smile, u can't laugh, u can't...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As of this time, I am working at a retail store. I met a few individuals who weren't somehow looking at the positive side in any situations. I observed the negative words from them...
    Arya098 Arya098 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We both Hurt each other in different ways. Very bad... I feel responsible for everything, but I know everyone is responsible for their own decisions, including what we put in our...
    Starkizzed21 Starkizzed21 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    My typical method for dealing with negative emotions would be to shunt them off into a tiny corner of my consciousness. That way I can deal with everything else that's happening in...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I am 17. I attended a vocational program in high school and got my CNA when I was 16. I work very hard, I graduated high school early and I am now in nursing school. I work two...
    sarajacquelyn sarajacquelyn 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I never want to have children. For some people it seems like an impossible concept that a female does not to mother children. It is an individual choice, some women want to have...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I never know how I'm going to feel. when I feel my depression lifting some days I feel like things are genuinely going to get better but I always end up back here. Nobody...
    melissasweetheart melissasweetheart 18-21, F Feb 1

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    People come and go throughout one's life. It happens to all of us. Letting go isn't easy. It's a process. I've had to succumb to this process many times. I was able t let go of all...
    Whirlwind5 Whirlwind5 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I've completely stopped telling people how I feel (either physically or emotionally) because it seems like no matter what I'm going through, whoever I'm talking to seems to have a...
    Elexxa Elexxa 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 29

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    For whatever the reasons,i have a question to all who have ptsd. If you can't go out and meet people enough for PTSD,but you need to active more. What is solution?? I'm going to...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I have a hard time meeting guys. I'm completely open to interracial dating, I somewhat don't mind about age, within reason. I think I'm pretty decent looking. I've tried online...
    travelaround11 travelaround11 22-25, F Jan 28

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    So first he says that it's ok, if I don't send a picture, then gets uppity when I say no. Earlier on, he acted as if I had verbally attacked him, when all I was saying that I wasn...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Basically I'm looking for a girl who I am hopelessly in love with, the part that is tricky is that, I have a hard time remembering names, I forgot her name. Also she, last time I...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 28

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    My friend ignores me all the time to talk to her other friend so i guess she not really my friend.
    KYasmin KYasmin 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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