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I Have A Problem I Can't Talk About

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 154 People

    Because it is socially unacceptable to do so

    and I have to live with myself and others after the fact.
    starasong starasong 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    It Is Driving Me Crazy!!!

    Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! Oh God I can hardly stand it!!!
    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 14, 2012

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    I want to let it out

    but I can't.
    simmer923 simmer923 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    No one knows this (and many other things),

    But i have this fantasy of running away. I am tied to where i am with love for my family and the people here, and they will never let me forget about it if i leave. My dad is emotionally abusive and ive not seen him in 4 years, my mother works all the time and i feel sadder...
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I Can't Sleep

    I have a hard time falling asleep at night and i'll just lay in bed and listen to music and try and fall asleep and i cant. When i stay up late i always think. I found a book i read in 7th grade and i remembered i had to stop reading it because it scared me and made me mad it...
    Teddy15 Teddy15 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 15

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    My parents and brother flew in for Thanksgiving. It's the first time we've all been back together since my accident two years ago. At the airport, my father looked disappointed...
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    It can also depend on who I am telling it to. Whom I am living with is apathetic so no use sharing problems with them.
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    Oh god oh god oh god, so the boy in my last post, the one I said I love? Well he wants to see my account now. I don't want him to know that at all. If I had said it a few months...
    Em518 Em518 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    I'll lie, and lie, you won't get the truth of why I hurt
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    It's hard to put words to what you feel and think. It's like writer's block where you just don't know how to explain because your mind comes blank. Two words: It's complicated
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    SheIsBroken SheIsBroken 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    There are two kinds of problems: the ones you can talk about and the ones you can't
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    I hate the fact that I'm always the guy my family or friends go to, to vent or when they need to let out their problems yet when I have things I want to talk about, nobody listens...
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    EmptyLaugh EmptyLaugh 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well no one listens without judging so.. 😒🔫
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