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I Hide My Feelings

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    I Only Wish I Did

    My feelings stay right there out in the open.  I'd like to learn how to hide them though.  
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    I Show No Emotion No Fear

    i show no emotion if i do i show fear i'm always brave the one that will not back down with out a fight i will do anything for my flock a.k.a family and friends i will die for them i love them all with me around we are brave strong we won't back down while i'm here but if my...
    fax4ever fax4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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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 66-70, M May 26, 2012

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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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    I hate when something is bothering you & you

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

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    Power Of The Night

    I hate the darkness and dread the nightWhen my body is still  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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I've always been a very open, honest, and straightforward person. But I'm starting to realize that that actually creeps guys out, even though they SAY they like honest chicks who...
    GoddessAirmid GoddessAirmid 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    When it comes to loving I don't have in-betweens...I mean either I love in a way that implies I give all of myself...or I don't love at all... If a man gets my heart, he'll also...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    People tell me I don't express my feelings well enough and that I take my anger out on them. This is true and I seen it happen. I don't have anyone I can talk to, and my so called...
    muhhryaa muhhryaa 16-17, F Aug 25

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    A lot of people tend to hide their emotions behind faces. Well, I hide mine behind humour or a sweet person. I love to bring joy to people! To see their faces light up, to see...
    MixedEmotions2000 MixedEmotions2000 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Maybe I used to accept this pity from others before, it is because I was thirsty for feelings, lonely and needed compassion and love. Nothing changed really, maybe I am even in a...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Sep 2

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    Un-reciprocated Love.What starts out as a friendship and turns into love for one person is not just painful for the person who developed romantic feelings. It can also be painful...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    She said something, I felt my heart leap back, Far back, hiding from the harsh words. My whole body trying to hide from what my ears heard. Feeling tears growing large in my eyes...
    UnknownGirlll UnknownGirlll 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I hide sadness behind smiles and jokes but when I make someone laugh I feel a little better.
    Bruhguy Bruhguy 16-17 1 Response Sep 3

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    Humor is a good place to hide yourself when you do not want people to know you. I'm good with pulling out jokes, and I was usually the entertainer with my friends in high school...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M Sep 5

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    That is why I'm here on EP. People talk to me. Strangers talk to me. I am a good listener. I give advice based on my own personal experiences, though they don't know this. They...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Broken things and broken voice My heart trembles The more I rejoice in good memories where I I want time to pass by The things that happen The triumphs I face Anyone there...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 25

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    The worst feeling in the world is to find out the feelings aren't really mutual, due to past relationships. I've always been the amazing person that finishes last. So tired of...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have been married for 10 years, together for 14. My husband and I have two children together. Almost our entire relationship he has worked two jobs, almost never home and even...
    dragonflydreams dragonflydreams 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I get overwhelmed by strong feelings of a responsibility for my community, and saddened by my inability to do anything. I recently lost a friend to gang violence, and it makes me...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm starting to have feelings for a co-worker. I know that he would never look at me that way, but I can't help but fall deeper.
    shortstackshell shortstackshell 26-30, F Aug 29

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    I am 21 years old while he's 28. I am single, he has a girlfriend. I think they were together for a long time and they already have a plan to marry this 2016. I know this because...
    august01 august01 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I hate that I have feelings for my ex still but I like this guy he told me he likes me but never talks to me
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    There is no place for emotions and feelings and no one cares.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 1

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    I'm love my bf and it's only been a month and a half. We connect on different levels. He makes me smile even when I don't want to. He makes me forget about all the people that are...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Dear Bianca, I feel like an ******* ******* for what happen over the weekend. I know we have our differences. I hate it when I make you worry about me. I don't...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    The guy that I still have feelings for I use to be scared of saying hi now he stammers a bit saying hi and steals a glance oh if he didn't lead me on it wouldn't be like this :(
    bohemianlife925 bohemianlife925 16-17, F Sep 3

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    It's best to share your true feelings. If you don't people will never know how you really feel
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Such strong feelings, like hatred!
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Worst Feelings: Cheated on. Over thinking.🙇 Lied to. Heart broken. Not cared for. Losing. Scared. Assuming. Nervous. Letting go.
    ForgetfulAsshole13 ForgetfulAsshole13 22-25 Sep 8

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    All I ever think about is my feelings and it's just so hard. I'm so tired of having to think about them, I just want them to disappear.
    nina654321 nina654321 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    No, you don't. You don't want to lie in the woods, staring at the sky until the earth has turned its back on the sun for the evening and the stars are visible, listening to weepy...
    BrokenThread BrokenThread 18-21, F Sep 10