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I Hide My Feelings

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm always doing this

    but the worst part is my body language makes it clear when something is wrong damn! been trying to do this all week while it's been grandads birthday and 3rd birthday since he passed away.
    baggiee baggiee 26-30, M May 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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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 3 Responses Apr 2

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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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    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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    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've had a difficult time growing up. I've had to hide my sadness from the rest of my peers hoping that, eventually, I could trick myself into being happy. But there comes a time...
    BlackSeoul BlackSeoul 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi everyone, I was hoping somebody could please give me some insight on a dilemma I am in. I have been friends with a guy for 3 years now. We crossed the line of friendship many...
    mzgirl mzgirl 22-25, F Apr 22

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    How could you ask for “Feelings”!!! Stupid question.. Feelings ca not be requested
    KAREEM77 KAREEM77 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ariana Grande (Acoustic) The WayYou give me that kind of somethingWant it all the time, need it everydayOn a scale of one to ten I'm at a hundredNever get enough, I can't stay...
    NativeBoxerGirl NativeBoxerGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Okay so listen up poptarts. There's kinda this thing where I'm sad a whole lot but don't want anyone to worry about me. In fact, I am only writing this because you need to know my...
    oopsoopspsosjxdsi oopsoopspsosjxdsi 13-15, F May 1

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    I'm always rude in person to hide the pain. I don't trust anyone enough to let them see me vulnerable. At least over the screen, and through an angry facade, they can't see when it...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T May 6

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    AWAY FROM ME........ (some of the words have been altered by me to fit a little better) I hold my breath as life takes it's toll, time to pay that price I hide behind a...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F May 6

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    EVERYBODY'S FOOL...... ( I have changed around some of lyrics to suit my meaning) Perfect by nature, Icons of self indulgence just what we all need more lies about a world...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response May 6

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    I've felt alone basically my entire life. I don't know how to explain it well, it's just that I don't feel like I fit in on life sometimes. I always try to be nice to everyone...
    Aaroninjapan Aaroninjapan 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I "can't" TAKE the Constant disrespect for me and my feelings.....AND the abuse I feel because of it.
    sissydreams sissydreams 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    I have no choice. I have to hide my boyfriend because he has been deemed unworthy by my stepfather, and therefore is dead if he steps anywhere near the premises. I hide my job...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    People often make fun of my laugh and smile, so I tend to hide them. I hide my smile around people because I am afraid of being judged by the way I smile and laugh.
    songwriterandsinger songwriterandsinger 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    I was born with a mental disorder, and as a result I never had many friends growing up. And even those I did have eventually left me. As a result I don't really get things as...
    Wolfboy21 Wolfboy21 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    I fake smile to hide my sadness only around my crush because I done want him to see me sad because its his fault and I don't want to tell him it's his fault.
    skyegraeler skyegraeler 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 29

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    I hide my fears, my hurt, my pain, and my tears under a big bright smile, hoping that while I'm fooling everyone else...I'll be able to fool myself.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response May 2

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    Who else hides there emotions with a smile? I do it all the time...life is hard
    livelaughlovechild livelaughlovechild 16-17, F 11 Responses May 2

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