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I Hide My Feelings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 276 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's like I have so many things to be mad about but whenever I want to let them out it almost seems like other people are offended by it as in they don't want to be around someone...
    FriendshipQ FriendshipQ 13-15, F Apr 14

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    Do any of you know Levi, a guy who was here on EP? He was kind of like a celebrity here, but now I don't know where he is. I used to have another account on here. We used to be...
    ArtInsanity ArtInsanity 13-15, F 4 hrs 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 2 days ago

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    I did not know a fake smile can hide so much inside i don't know how much longer i can keep my feelings locked up inside me
    iqra765 iqra765 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I feel more comfortable with people who are honest about how they feel. It allows me to open up more as well. If you hide your feelings then I will hide mine as well.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I hide things from my family and now they think I am a good person..... when I barely show any feelings for those I don't care for. No remorse for them.... or anything for them. I...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I hide everything inside and I hate it I have no one to open up to and talk about my feelings I hate it!!!! I jut need someone who'll listen but ughh **** I can neer fin someone
    DarkWorld21 DarkWorld21 13-15, F Apr 15

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    Ok. I've written everything down that I want to say. What he did, where, when, how often, that stuff, then my feelings about it. I'm going to tell my mum when she gets back this...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hope. Old man. Whats wrong. Young man. Life bites. Old man. How. Young man. Few care and the abuse goes legal faster. Old man. And that changes what. Young man. Go...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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    Why'd you have to kiss me or at least try. I know we were drunk but I had just got you out of my mind. Why'd you have to hold me, while i cried because I realised I broken my...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Your indifference showed me that my feelings did not matter to you. Swaddled in yourself I realized that smiling to you was a way to deny myself to really examine the hurt I felt...
    NorthSouthEastWest NorthSouthEastWest 26-30, F Apr 9

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    I'm gonna stop posting on here! it don't seem to be working! just going back to bottling up my feelings again!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I bottle up my feelings inside like I'm a plastic bottle!!! He broke me down:( after everything we went through he walked away and threw me away like I was trash I cry myself to...
    DarkWorld21 DarkWorld21 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I fake my smile to let him see that I am happy so he wouldn't worry that I am still depressed and brokenhearted from him. But it was wrong to fake my smile because deep inside my...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I have adjusted to shutting people out...to being alone. You kinda learn to hide them. Not intentionally it just happens. I've found this ad it's helping me write a few things I...
    SincerelyA SincerelyA 22-25, F Apr 16

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    I'm learning to let myself feel and not to process the emotions but to acknowledge them. I focus on the sensation and let the wave run it's course. I'm learning to accept I'm...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I smile to hide sadness. It really helps though because smiling releases endorphins making me happier. It gives credit to the statement fake it till you make it.
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I wish people wouldn't hide their sadness. I understand sometimes you feel like you'd be burdening someone or you feel like nobody cares. But bottling things up is very dangerous...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I hope you like this poem I made its called A Wall That Surrounds My Heart You know the girl who smiles With the brightest one of all? You may think you know her, But that's not...
    RavenNightwing RavenNightwing 16-17, F Apr 5

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    My parents don't accept my life choices, I used to hide part of me from them. I have always wanted to be a painter which they of course don't approve of. They told me either I...
    nevercouldmeansomuch nevercouldmeansomuch 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9