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I Hide My True Feelings

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    My feelings are foulable faulty and fraid There is no logic in their reason Leaving me hurt in my dismay Turning against me, committing treason That one time I let them free They ran rampant and uncontrollable Just to turn around and laugh at me That pain was completely...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    Wish I Could Express My Feelings...

     I always hide my true feelings until i reach my exploding point.  Instead, I tend to appear happy on the surface...and the happier I seem and the more witty comments I make...the more I am hurting inside.  I use caffeine as an escape. When I don't want to think...
    xxWHATEVERxx xxWHATEVERxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    I Keep It All Locked Up Inside

    I never talk about my feelings and I always keep them hidden away. I bottle up my problems until I explode. I wish I could show friends and family how I really feel.  My friends see me as "the happy one" with no problems because I try to be optimistic & help others with...
    lucii lucii 16-17 4 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    If some people knew how hurt I felt by them

    and by this world it would only hurt them more
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    I Want Them To Understand

    My family is really kind and fun. But I really hate it when they don't understand. I have an older sister that they ALWAYS compare me to. I really hate it. I won't ever turn out like my older sister. I hate it when they compare me with other people. I wish they understood how I...
    Tili56427 Tili56427 13-15, F Dec 28, 2012

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    Now You See Me Now You Don't

    You see me, maybe you introduce yourself to me. Your first impression, I am a happy person, smiling at you. I am loud, my voice carries. I am short, you look down at me, only five feet tall. I have bad vision, thick glasses. Maybe you see me as a leader, maybe you see me as a...
    Swanfirefly Swanfirefly 18-21, F Jan 6, 2013

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    Online and Outside

    I am very emotional. I have found it easy to just keep my feelings inside and release them when I am alonee. I hate people thinking I'm weak. I keep to myself in the outside world. Then I can come on here and I never feel like I'm being judged. So I find myself sharring my...
    hopeless101 hopeless101 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    A Defense Mechanism Against Women

    I am an open book around my parents and family, and my male friends. So far none of them have betrayed that. I used to be more open with women, but now I just keep my feelings locked away from them, and try not to show too much emotion. My feelings and emotions have been used...
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 3 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Ugh I Hate It!

    I have so many many things that I wish I had the guts to say... not bad things mostly... good things... really good things. But I just can't... I can't get up the courage to just say them! Why can't I just have a little more backbone... and courage. UGH!
    slightlyscrambled slightlyscrambled 18-21, F Sep 23, 2010

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    Crying

    Why would I show my emotions now? What do I have to gain from letting stuff out? What benefit could come from showing when I hurt? His insults hurt from the first, but anger was all that hit me when he called me a pig. Then he said right before apologizing that he didn’t mean...
    Swanfirefly Swanfirefly 18-21, F Jan 19, 2013

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    Anonymous Coward

    But thank goodness that I can express my true feelings anonymously else I think I'd explode!!!!!!!!!! The boys who have hurt me will never know the extent of the pain they've caused me. My parents will never know how mad I am at them... My mom for never letting me have an...
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Protection Or Something Else?

    Sometimes when I am at my Saturday school I tend to get a little shy but not that much. One day this girl asked me if I liked her dress and I said sure but underneath I was just thinking it was too flashy. that same day I saw this kid bullying another kkid and I wanted to tell...
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F Mar 2, 2012

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    Fake...

    I laugh to hide my shame, I smile because I am embarassed. I hide my feelings because it hurts too much to show them. When I open up I get ignored or put down. Sometimes I just need a hug but even thats more than people think I deserve.
    AloneInThisLife AloneInThisLife 22-25 Dec 28, 2012

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    Emotionally Reserved

    it seems like people who were really afraid to talk about their "true feelings" wouldn't say anything here
    leptar leptar 18-21, M Apr 10, 2013

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    I Never Talk About My Feelings

    This has become a real problem for me and it has been for a long time now i have had a lot of people tell me that it's okay for me to talk to them and that if i ever have a problem i can call them but most of the people who have said that to me i very rarely take them up on the...
    rmcrockett rmcrockett 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    I Keep It All Locked Up But It's Going Down

    I hardly ever show/tell my true feelings. I have always hid them. When I post stuff like that no one knows me on facebook my friend said "Why are you saying this? You are always happy at school! You're just trying to act all emo and scene!" I hate when people say that! Just...
    TopKitten TopKitten 13-15, F 2 Responses May 20, 2012

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    I Always Hide My Feelings

    Well I always hide my feelings. I told myself that I should just pretend to always be happy. I say it's for other people but I honestly think that it's just for me. I guess I just don't want to show everyone my depressing sad side. I usually say I don't want anyone to worry. That...
    Tili56427 Tili56427 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I do adore people who are not afraid to share their true feelings and emotions about things. I have always been someone who has always had a hard time sharing my thoughts and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    And I wish I was one of those people, I wish I can be honest about my feelings with people without being afraid to hurt them. I hide my negative feelings from people, I don't want...
    Alitakate Alitakate 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    I feel like I've spoken about this in a previous story, but then again maybe I haven't. Most of the times I'm a carefree happy person. I try to laugh or make others laugh by making...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I admire people who are able to be honest about their feelings and tell me how they really feel. It takes courage to express yourself, especially when you are unsure of how the...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    Don't be afraid to share your feelings because one day, you might be too late.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Lay it on me, feeling can never be shared if they are never told. Speak out if you wanna be heard. If you're afraid nothing will be solved. Only way to understand each other is to...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Apr 7

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    And I'm tired of those who claim to be happy all the time just to never have to dig deep into anything ever.
    Akurou Akurou 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I hate everyone. Government can suck my ****. Freedom is a lie. America is full of hypocrites. Money is more important than life. And our leaders hate us.
    innocentgreed innocentgreed 41-45, M Mar 27

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    Truth is say what u feel mmmmmmhhhh
    wiglaire wiglaire 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I have a crazy uncle who randomly sends me funny stuff :-) it's called a "celestial visitation" .... "T, never for a moment doubt that the marvelous exists, that life can reveal...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I feel so depressed... Night everyone on EP!
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I love it when girls are never shy to talk to me an things aren't awkward makes me feel like they like me?
    harza32 harza32 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    IT'S THE BEST WAY! I am as in general nobody knows when I'm upset/ depress etc… When I was suffering with depression I had to tell mum that I'm depress as she had no idea! My...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I like to dream about my fantasy world . I hide my feelings with a lot of people that are close to me and it's just the way i am. I also am going through a break up. Ugh i hate...
    babyxval babyxval 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I never ever seem to get out my true feelings or thoughts to anyone or even on here. There is something always keeping me back. I think the reason I am scared too is because I don...
    untilmydeath untilmydeath 18-21, F Mar 29

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    It is interesting to listen to people talk. You hear about people who eat at McDonald’s two or three times a day, and then blame McDonald’s for their physical problems. We all...
    FatherFarley FatherFarley 22-25, M Mar 29

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    I have only one true friend in my life and although he means well, I don't feel comfortable talking with him about problems because he just isn't the "talking type" when it comes...
    EmptinessofSeth EmptinessofSeth 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I like to hide how I feel because I feel that no one actually cares about my feelings, this depresses me because it has pretty much been like this my whole life, I've never been...
    jxnnaa jxnnaa 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I wish more people were accepting of others for who they are. I have to hide so much of myself to the outside world because of judgement and lack of understanding. I was made to...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I met this guy a while ago and we started texting and flirting. We even hung out once. I catched feelings and so did he (as he told me) I even asked his bestfriend if it was true...
    unthinkablesoul unthinkablesoul 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like my sadness intimidates people so many times I'd rather hide it :/
    missarabiya missarabiya 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    The term "Nice guys finish last" seems to be true in terms of relationships or trying to start one. I see many girls who say they want a "Nice guy" but in the end, I always see...
    TylerBlake94 TylerBlake94 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    There was only one true friend that I love dearly and I have lost her, it kills me a little everyday. I've tried finding new people to hangout with but we can never connect most...
    Xxcrazedbanana Xxcrazedbanana 13-15, M Mar 31

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    I was a freshmen in Highschool at the time. I had a really good friend, she always smiled when she saw me. She just was never upset when I was around. Keep in mind I was just...
    Shauntreece Shauntreece 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I feel so many emotions right now idk if it's because I'm on my period or If this is just me being tired and done of how things are. I need a change ! big time! I feel like I don't...
    trulyblessed90 trulyblessed90 22-25, F Mar 25

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    It would be wonderful when that day comes. I have been listening to the song Alone by Heart which gives me the feeling I will find someone who will bring on feelings of love and...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I want to find a boyfriend or girlfriend that truly cares for me and my feelings. I want someone who is there for me and texts me sweet things just because they want to and love me...
    scaredcapricorn scaredcapricorn 13-15, F Apr 3

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    Feeling can never be shared if they are never told. Speak out if you want be heard. If you're afraid nothing will be solved. Only way to understand each other is to share your...
    robbie1280 robbie1280 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I will tell you what you need to know. Are you unhappy with your currant relationship? Do you really want to know if he/she is your true life partner? Are you frustrated...
    PsychicAnna PsychicAnna 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    such a rare event for a friendship to truly endure throughout the years. My best friend is my husband and always will be but I'm grateful for the few girlfriends I've known since...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    They say feelings change and that if you feel down that its okay because feelings are not permanent. They fluctuate. Well, today I have felt down. confused. puzzled. Every time I...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i'm in quite a complicated situation so i'll explain from the very beginning. i'll change the names because i want this to stay confidential. i am a girl currently aged 17, and...
    e197x e197x 16-17 Mar 23

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    my spouse bought a cologne that he says he wears just for me. but this past weekend he wore it to a family gathering that I wasnt going to. he does have other colognes. my feelings...
    Neverthoughtit Neverthoughtit 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7

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