I Have Trouble Telling People How I Feel

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    I want to tell people

    but I'm afraid they will judge me or think I'm weak. I want to trust them with my emotions but they will tell others. My coach is the closest I've ever came to telling, but I think he knows something now. He has coached me for three years but I don't know if I trust him to tell...
    mkbpdr mkbpdr
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

    So my problem is that i cant open up to people.

    When im not talking to their face its so much easier. I can tell them anything that i cant say when they are looking at me. Judging me. Thats my problem. I don't want to be judged. I hate being judged. People always judge me. My parents, My siblings, Colleagues, strangers and...
    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2014

    Can I Tell You?

    I have a very hard time telling people I love them, especially the ones closest to me...for some reason I feel like the biggest idiot in the world, who knows maybe I am.
    LipstickandBruises LipstickandBruises
    26-30, F
    Jun 13, 2008

    I don't know if it's the fear of rejection,

    or judgment. Maybe both. This tends to be a problem for me, because I end up pushing people away to the point where they really can't do anything and eventually give up.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    Just Really Confused.

    I'm just afraid if I explain how I feel feel people will take it the wrong way, and get offended. Plus, I don't want the way I am feeling to be a burden on anyone's life.
    RachelRiot RachelRiot
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2008

    It Is All Because I Am Afraid Of Rejection And Abandonment

    In front of my parents, I can express most of my feeling. Only, as I grew up, I started to feel that I may not cry in front of them anymore. However in front of other people, even my best friends, I always have difficulties telling them how I feel. During my 26 years of life, I...
    reachoutmydream reachoutmydream
    26-30, F
    Aug 18, 2011


    Trouble,Sometimes have it,Telling people,How one really feels,They may not like it,My biggest fear,Hurtin' them.
    startinover1 startinover1
    Apr 17, 2012

    I have always had trouble telling people how I

    feel. There have been a few girls that I have become sort of friends with and wished I could tell them how I feel and I could get closer to them but I messed up everytime. There is another girl I've been talking to recently in my classes and I have, like always, been struggling...
    Balockay Balockay
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    I don't trust many people with my feelings.

    When someone ask me"What's wrong?" I shake my head and say nothing...I cannot explain how bad I am hurting or probably won't believe me.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    Naming It

    I have trouble putting in words exactly how i feel. I do feel though that if i could explain how i feel to anyone whats the use they probably wouldnt understand anyway. Sometimes it would just be nice to say "look this whats going on" and feel like ive been heard and just maybe...
    deleted deleted
    12 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    Feelings Inside

     I have a lot of deep sadness and anxiety... I'm feel upset about my life up until the age of eighteen im still trying to undo the damage... and whenever i want to relate these feelings to other people i feel a sense of foolishness, i dont understand how anyone could or...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Mar 29, 2008


    How do you tell someone who means so much to you how you feel about something they said?
    Thegirlyawesomegirl Thegirlyawesomegirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2013

    It's Been Getting Better

    I can't tell people how I am feeling because I honestly don't know. I'm not able to control my own emotions. They have a mind of their own. If someone was to ask me how I'm doing, jeopardy music plays in my head. I actually have to think really hard "how am I doing?" hmph. It's...
    Breakeven92 Breakeven92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2011

    This has ALWAYS been a huge problem

    for me. I usually just shut up and lock it inside. Lately I've had a lot of trouble around friends and family so it came to a point I'm trying something totally new to myself...I'm just slowly attempting to warm up to someone I've known for 2 years and has never upset me. I'm...
    cinnibonbon cinnibonbon
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2013

    Man Up

    I usually just gotta swallow my fear and take the leap... I think I try to be too subtle when I want someone to know how I feel. Either that or I'm too direct... I'm kinda a big ol' screw up, lol. But, I just gotta convince myself to take that leap.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Jun 25, 2008


    I dont even know how I feel.
    xScreamOfTheButterflyx xScreamOfTheButterflyx
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    Very Hard

    Ever since I was little, I've been afraid to talk about my true feelings, especially if they are negative ones. It's partly personality--I'm introverted anyway. But it's partly because I learned to be scared of my mom's or my dad's reaction. Even now, when I try to talk to my...
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2008

    I love drinking! I feel like I need

    and have a very strong desire to drink... but I was given a strong will so I can battle with myself daily... sometimes though I fail that battle and telling myself no doesn't get rid of that desire or overall feeling the need to drink...
    joker364 joker364
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015


    I have a lot of pent up sadness and anxiety... I'm still upset about things that have happened years ago... and whenever I hear myself talk about it out loud, I usually can't help but feel embarrassed.
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2007


    For pretty much my entire life I haven't been able to talk to anyone about how I feel.... It makes it hard now that I do have the opportunity to. I do try though, I may not always do it the right way but I do try....
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Nov 25, 2010

    I Just Don't Relate

    I have trouble telling people how I feel because I can't relate to most people and they don't relate to me, so I just keep my feelings to myself, with the exception of anger. Anger is about the only emotion I show that people seem to get.
    adrienne25 adrienne25
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2010
    calmj calmj
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2014

    When I moved to London in grade 9,

    I became friends with a girl who cut and attempted suicide many times, and my sister began to cut as well. In grade 10, I became friends with more people who cut, and my sister attempted suicide at least three times that year. This year, my friends have all transfered to other...
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    Talking About It

    I usually don't tell people how I feel. I usually think that oh my problem isn't bad enough, or they don't need to hear that, or they don't know me well enough. I guess its just never been me. I usually just say that I need to man up and forget about it. I'm starting top...
    MariusValjean MariusValjean
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    I Dot Want To

    One day I was a new girl at school, my first time at a public school.This happened in 5th grade.For recess I played alone.When I went to my next class I sat next to two cool girls.It turns out they became my friends.I told them I had a crush on this guy named Gavin.They said I...
    Lovelygirl111 Lovelygirl111
    18-21, F
    Dec 12, 2012

    How I Feel

    Besides a few, not many really know how I really feel.  Some may have an idea and believe you me, you are far from knowing.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 18, 2011

    I truly want to tell others how I feel,

    but lack courage to do so. I know it's me and that I shouldn't care about what others think of me and yet I still do. Self-confidence is being restored and has a long journey to go.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Apr 14, 2014

    ever since i can remember i had a problem

    where i had trouble communicating and getting my point across when i was arguing with my brother. i noticed im a very emotional person when it comes to fights. i get so angry and upset that i just start crying and it makes it hard for me to say what i feel and so its made me...
    Anacaranza Anacaranza
    22-25, F
    Nov 10, 2015

    For me I am always scared to tell people what I

    feel. Cause I always fear that they might reject me or ignore me from now on. I feel so retarded because of it >.< ...
    Potchii Potchii
    26-30, M
    Jan 26, 2016

    I think my problem isn't with telling.

    When I know how I feel I can tell easily. The point is that don't know how I feel. Like, have a kind of endless sadness and emptiness inside me. I'm just bored of living. I don't understand the reason, or anything else. I just feel it.
    somesortofcreature somesortofcreature
    70+, F
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    Thoughts And Feelings

     I do not know how to write this story.
    Azoru Azoru
    1 Response Nov 21, 2009

    Been Having Trouble

    I tried opening up to people but can't because I'm to scared what they think or what they'll say. I'm always scared of what the person will do after I tell them.. Like I told this person how I felt and now he's avoiding me and ignoring me.. Everytime I tell the truth I just get...
    Cheekymonkey1997 Cheekymonkey1997
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    I Guess Is Because I Don't Know Every Word To Describe Being Human

    My psycologist asked me to explaing why do I feel depress. Then after listening to you they tell you it is because of a chemical imbalance in your brain due to trauma in the pass. Well the more I learn about being human the more I learn about how to explaing how I feel. I have...
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2010

    Telling People How You Feel Makes Things Worse.

    Something inside me tells me that the day I spill the beans on how I feel everything will change for the better. Something tells me that from that day on everything about my life which troubles me will change just because I had the courage to light the fuse and watch the fire...
    merlotte merlotte
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2011
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