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I Hide My Feelings

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    I Am Numb

    I`m not quite sure how it happens but after leaving the service over time vets that experience PTSD become numb and have a very hard time with trust, love, caring and exoressing their feelings. I don`t know if it is hiding my feelings it is just that inside I feel cold and I have...
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto 70+, M May 26, 2012

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    From Myself

    I can hide how i'm feeling from others easily, but the problem is i also i hide my feelings from myself. It's really weired, it's like i block most of them out until someone says something that kinda brings down the block i guess. If i'm thinking a lot, that also brings it down...
    geminixleo geminixleo 18-21, F Jun 3, 2011

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    I hate when something is bothering you & you

    just don't know what it is.
    deziee deziee 18-21, F May 11, 2014

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    Ah, the wonderful smile.

    The simplest way to put on that mask, that facade. People don't look at your eyes if your smiling. They just assume there's no deeper feelings.
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 4 Responses May 10

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    Tonight -- Husband Came Home Drunk Again

    I am just indescribable I guess.  My husband and I have had problems for several years. Husband is an alcoholic.  I know this is anonymous - so I am putting this out there. I go to Al-Anon meetings, at least I try to once a week. ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    Either Way

    i cant really tell if i hide my feelings or not...i mean alot of the time im open and honest about what i think and how i feel but other times im hiding in the corner, not letting out to anybody about how hurt i am or how i REALLY feel about something. i guess most people...
    blueeyedblonde blueeyedblonde 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2008

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    Absolutely This....

    I am known as the happy, smiley girl at work but that's so far from the truth. I HAVE to be this way as I work with kids and I also don't want others knowing how I truly feel as I don't trust them. I don't trust them enough to let them in. I feel I have so many secrets and pain...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    Veil

    I wear a veil that hides my true emotions. I do it so well that I forget about them until they resurface and slap me in the face with reality.
    Pembz19 Pembz19 18-21, F Sep 10, 2013

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    Don't Want People to Worry

    I know people who openly express how they are feeling to everyone and they constantly get attention. As much as I wish I'd get attention like that sometimes, most of the time I'm glad that I don't. The problem is that people don't leave you alone if you are constantly...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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    Power Of The Night

    I hate the darkness and dread the nightWhen my body is stillĀ  and my mind wakensThe thoughts begin, soon followed by the tearsSo alone, so quiet, as what if thoughts consume meI try to push them in to the back of my mindBut they come with such force I cannot silence themAnd how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I've been so open, I've shared

    so much, with you guys, and now, with my family and friends. But there is still so much that I can't ever let them know. So many secrets, lies, that would break their hearts even more.
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Mastered Not To Cry

    i never tell anyone how I really feel. I mastered not to cry and hide those tears, like my heart is going to burst for hiding so much pain, grief, sorrow. And even if I want to cry, no tears are coming out.   I want to be strong for my family 'cause we are in the...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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    CreateTVT CreateTVT 26-30 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I could be wrong but I think

    that showing your true feelings is a sign of weakness and people can hurt you more easily.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I wish some people new what I feel on the

    inside, even though I have a smile on my face that doesn't mean I'm happy on the inside..... Wish my family could see how I feel
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    Everyone tells me to fake it

    until you make it. Well I have been faking it for a few years and this smile I put on every day is still fake. Has this actually worked for anyone or should I just give up?
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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    And End Up Hurt and Sad

    Especially when it really matters,... later on I spend so much energy and time thinking about what I should have or could have said,... maybe it's a learned behaviour,... maybe I want to reach out and communicate on another level,... I'm fascinated with the non-verbal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12, 2009

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    I Miss Talking to You - I Really Do

    I really miss talking to my friend, just about everyday things.  I write on here, and with this we keep up to date, but I do miss them. So - if you are reading this (which I am sure you aren't) - I come off as cold sometimes and do not allow...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    Specially...

      ...when I am sad, dying inside, I do not want to bother other people with my problems.
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    I'm tired of lying to people about how I'm

    really feeling, but I'm afraid no one would care to know the truth. Or that telling someone won't change a thing.!
    pinkhatesu pinkhatesu 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2014

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    Dying Inside

    Every day I feel as if a little part of me dies. The darkness seems to close in on my life, and I have started cutting my skin to make sure that I can still feel. I put on a facade during the school day, but during the night I cry and feel as if something is tearing me apart...
    thatsadgirl thatsadgirl 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2011

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    they're safer on inside

    than out there in the wild
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29

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    Today I Hide My Feelings - Trying to Stop

    I do - I hide my feelings.  I am not sure when this started, but as I grew older, the worse it became. I have started to acknowledge, accept and feel my feelings -- It's a *****!  I'm having ups and downs .. seems like my downs when speaking...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    I would evade the questions,

    find excuses, lies. - Where'd you get that bruise from? - Oh just playing sports.. - What's wrong? You seem sad. - Nothing. Just haven't done my homework and don't want detention. - Why do you flinch when someone moves or touches you? - I was just surprised, that's all These...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Never

    Never wll I hide my feelings or anythig else.  I am drumnk.  What the hell,  I am drunk as  hell.  I dont any of your who are not drunk.  To eacjh his own.  I can not hide my feeligngs because they are out there for all tro see.  What...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 3 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    They Aren't For Sale!

    So therefore they aren't on display!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2011

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    Bottled Up

    I always just bottle up my emotions. I still do but my friend has gotten me to open up some. I seem to just cry all the time now when I get home from school. I rarely used to cry honestly. I don't hide my feelings here or I try not to but its not easy...
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    When I look at the people around me I often

    wonder if they're hiding as much as I am
    Embella Embella 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Hi

    i wish i could tell how i feel but now i cant a few years ago i always blabbed about everything that bothered me which wasnt always great and caused drama now i dont tell my feelings to anyone even when i try to i cant say it when im face to face nomore and idk howto fix it! i...
    chel0820 chel0820 18-21, F Sep 26, 2009

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    My Feelings

    I have always hid my feelings my whole life.  I never know how to express myself so I never have.  I had a weird childhood.  I come from a broken family although you probably wouldn't think it because no one in my family ever showed it...
    Crystal0306 Crystal0306 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    i m confused that why i m feeling like this..... i don't know what the hell is wrong with me n my feelings today i m very sad n missing you........ n you don't know..... i don't...
    imluckygirl90 imluckygirl90 18-21 17 hrs ago

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    Ever have a secret you want people to know? But you cant tell them because the burden of it haunted you for years telling you "no one will ever love you". You want to get this off...
    8ark22 8ark22 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    So recently I've found out that my boyfriend was cheating on me with another girl in our school. (Same grade and all) I couldn't believe it. So I kept on ignoring him and gave him...
    alchemistbabe alchemistbabe 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    **** you feelings....since these three words aren't enough for EP to let me post then maybe I should say it a few more times, **** you feelings, **** you feelings, **** you...
    Betruebnis Betruebnis 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    people around me see the happiest girl on earth! but I hide my depression pretty well. I am just not pleased with the way my life is .I try to change it but its like something is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm trying to open up and be more outgoing and tell them my feelings, but it's soo hard. Not giving up though.
    Cessydesu Cessydesu 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Hush me, touch me Perfume, the wind and the leaves Hush me, touch me The burns, the holes in the sheets I'm hoping the smoke Hides the shame I've got on my face Cognac and broken...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    Okay. So there is this guy that I've had a crush on like forever. He is the total opposite of me though. I'm girly and innocent while he's a tough guy who has done some bad things...
    Hannahchristie Hannahchristie 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 24

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    I hide behind a fake smile all the time but at night it's hard sometimes to smile is saying fine when I'm really lying
    Lovefaithanddeath Lovefaithanddeath 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I have one social site where i started to spend time more often. Some days ago i added there a guy who lives far away from me. I wrote him messages just about the places we live...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I wish I knew how more people felt, so I wouldn't feel so alone with my feelings. I don't know if they worry about the same things as me or not
    NicoleeBearx28 NicoleeBearx28 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I hate to say this, get these feelings, and go to take care and have something to symphatize right here, it's been so long since I was here so I'm ok with this. my feelings could...
    redhauntedhood redhauntedhood 16-17, F Aug 19

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    if that is not my biggest downfall idk wut is? I tend to shake off my gut feelings as paranoia n the red flags as misunderstandings, but always looking back....the warning signs...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    This is gonna be long but this is my experience - my story. I come from a complicated family background. You can say I don't know much about my parent's stories since they never...
    Abcak937 Abcak937 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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