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I Have a Hard Time Showing Emotions

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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 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Being an only child I've always have been quiet ...but I'm sociatable , I mean once you get to knoew me I'm awesome ..I just don't know how to put myself out there I guess
    sfvfvfvfsvfs sfvfvfvfsvfs 22-25, F Mar 10

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    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 10 hrs ago

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    Especially recently. I keep so much inside that i have a hard time not being closed off. And most recently by boyfriend. I told him i think i might be depressed, and he asked why...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm having a hard time because I have one mean jealous streak and I hate when I'm out and other women stares at my boyfriend it drives me insane I get so angry it's no way near...
    Flowergirlx Flowergirlx 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    aren't we all having a hard time right now, life is just not easy
    babyCakes327 babyCakes327 16-17, F Mar 18

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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 6 days ago

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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 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Music always helped me get through all the tough times in life.
    Nyusha Nyusha 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I am trying my HARDEST not to Cut. I hate waking up every morning. But my mom comes in and forces me to get up. Now shes mad again today. Yelling and screaming at me, i just am...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    i get irritatated easily,pissed quick and wont hesitate to knoock someone over the head when feeling angry any little thing make me want to hurt someone if only i could find away...
    sweetwitchy sweetwitchy 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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 4 days ago

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    She had ovarian cancer she didn't live very long after her diagnosis. Did not have the chance to see her before she passed. I live in another state and regret not coming to see...
    jm6812 jm6812 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    lately every thing is a struggle. Every inch of my body hurts and every inch of my soul aches. I am so sad like I have never been before and it is so lonely in my world today. I...
    dontexpect2much dontexpect2much 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 9

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    I always get bummed or sad for no reason. Like just out of No where my mood will change, my step dad says its just cuz I'm becoming a teenager. If there's a sad song playing I...
    SleepIsLife321 SleepIsLife321 13-15, F Mar 17

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    But many have. Pows. And others.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I have never really been able to have friends because I was never allowed to hang out with anybody and I was never allowed to go outside of my house alone are certainly not go down...
    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    All I need is 3 more minutes. Yes, I understand that we'd need to make periodic adjustments.... Or would we? How about if we all agree that from 1am to 4am, that each minute...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M Mar 3

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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 a week ago

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    I'm overwhelmed and sinking deeper. I feel there is no one out there who can or would even want to help me. I need someone to help me. I can't do everything. I can't barely get by...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    When your bestfriend turns into your worse nightmare!😭
    aanand1997 aanand1997 16-17, M Mar 9

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    Everyone I've ever trusted has broken my trust as soon as I opened up about something very dark and personal. Sometimes it would be very big to me and they would turn around and...
    Insanity404 Insanity404 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I just feel so alone and useless. Nothing makes me happy anymore
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    The guy that told me that he would never leave, is gone. I should've known he couldn't forget about her. she's everything that I'm not. I pushed him away and I hate myself for that...
    marieflorence109 marieflorence109 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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