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I Hide Part Of Who I Am From My Family

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    I Don't Want Them To Know - how much they can hurt me by fighting with each other. If I let them know, they will think that I am trying to control them; so I hide it.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 15, 2012

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    It's All On My Ep Profile - I hide alot of stuff. It's all here on EP. All the normal stuff goes on facebook. That's it really!
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M Jul 29, 2012

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    I just do. I don't understand why but, I do. They don't know what I really like, what I like to watch, what music I really listen to, what my dreams are, the stories I have made...
    ZeroStealth117 ZeroStealth117 18-21 Feb 6

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    Mostly From My Mom. - My mom thinks I am all happily married and stuff. Well, I'm not. She couldn't have kids so they adopted and it was just me. My dad died a few years back...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Hiding So Much - I'm a wolf therian I'm a bit suicidal I have a girlfriend on EP I'm on EP and several other things I hide, hell they think they know me, boy are they wrong if I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Yeah, Hiding It All Is Just A Part Of Life... - I'm a bit too shy to tell my parents everything about myself. I don;t know how they would react to be honest. Grew up in a religious...
    Tru3Flight91 Tru3Flight91 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    Union - Sink into your mother's arms The womb that gave you birth Let her take you secrets back and lay them in the earth Let her take you in her arms Let her take you home Let...
    Akaia897 Akaia897 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    I still don't think they realize I'm psychotic... But to be fair, I try not to bring it up
    WatchOutItsKyle WatchOutItsKyle 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    The part I hide from my family is my submissive side... It didn't go over well that I was a lesbian, and so because of that, there are some things I don't feel the need to share...
    missangela2013 missangela2013 26-30, F Dec 2, 2013

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    ^^Random logo for my chemical romance Kay not from everyone. I tell people online so does that count?.... Probably not. But anyway. I was free of it for a while but I have...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Okay, I'm usually a pretty dang good eater. Spinach, kale, sprouts, legumes, healthy grains ... you name it. I have all the superfoods. But let's be real ... we all need a sugar...
    kat0102 kat0102 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've never told my family because they would never look at me the same again. I know the best option is to tell and get help, but I've already lived with this for three years so I...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I've hidden it from people a long time and now my family knows, but few of my friends know. I guess I'm so used to hiding it because now I try to get help, I seem fine or I really...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hide my depression cause I'm afraid to live my life without being judged
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F Apr 4

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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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    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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    For the past two years I've been struggling with this depression and anxiety, I struggling every day to control my emotions and the temptation to end it all. I've attempted suicide...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I am estranged from my most of my family even the two children I gave birth to. It has been a agonizing experience and the holidays were bad until I got my dog. People are suppose...
    clarity888 clarity888 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Have always been estranged from them, but for the last few years, I don't even share the same space as them, and once one starts that practice, its almost a "point of no return...
    0nest0 0nest0 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I walk around with a smile on my face and treat everyone with respect and kindness. Once I'm alone it turns straight to depression and I think about suicide and ending my life to...
    musicnote13 musicnote13 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My parents don't know about my depression and I need a way to tell them, any suggestions?
    tesdahl tesdahl 18-21, F Apr 7

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    If this wasn't anonymous I probably wouldn't be so open about some of my interests lol
    bunnybear321 bunnybear321 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love my family. Even when they annoy me to death, though there are parts of my family I would rather not count. My biological mother's family hate my father. For moving us to a...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Extended Family Issue!!! Please feel free to give any advice or suggestions!!! I will be married in 60 days to my perfect match. I have 2 sons from previous who are 8 & 10 and we...
    arentweallcrazy arentweallcrazy 26-30, F Mar 17

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    I wanna move out ! Ever since I was a young girl I felt left out by my mom and since my father wasn't around my mother acted like sometimes I wasn't part of the family now I'm 19...
    Gabydoll19 Gabydoll19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Everyone who I become close to becomes more apart of my life and therefore becomes part of my family. So let's try to be friends.
    amarie0710 amarie0710 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi guys price here, like jag said the pack is disbanded. It was fun while it lasted and I still consider every single one of you part of my family. But it is over now and I am...
    Brprice199 Brprice199 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I feel like a lot of women with sisters are able to be close with each other. Not the case with my sisters.. I'm not sure why I got to be so unlucky in this department, it's...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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      Your percent of men and women smoking provides escalated as time passes and this is the main reason a brand new electronic digital means of cigarette smoking continues to be...
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      Your percent of men and women smoking provides escalated as time passes and this is the main reason a brand new electronic digital means of cigarette smoking continues to be...
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    I'm re-posting, as there's no edit button anymore. I had something to add. I'm re-posting what I posted, about Scully, and House. I was honest about it. But I have to add something...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Mar 26

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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 don't fit in with my family - I am the 2nd youngest of 4 girls in my family and I'm so left out. My parents favour my two older sisters because they live away from home and are...
    lovethetree lovethetree 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Well , family isn't made by blood bond , it's made from a strong loyalty a pledge to protect each other and help one another . Tho I've experienced some families are just made up...
    icelus icelus 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I read an article a while ago and I just am amazed at how smart crows are and how family-oriented they are. The comments people knowledgeable of crows and who have crows left very...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    You know what's frustrating? It is when there is a huge population of Hot girls in your University and you can't even make a move on any of them because you are still inside a...
    aoikdrama aoikdrama 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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 22 hrs ago

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    Bad day. Nothing major happened. Just Burt out the strength I found the other day. Running on empty. Need recharging Feeling over whelmed. Just want to hide today and deal...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My mother in law is mean. My sisters in laws are just as crazy as her. The rest of his family is weird, too. I am beginning to think my husband is no good for me either. Maybe...
    tiredofit44 tiredofit44 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    My family is loving caring and over protective.... And I hate them, I hate everything about them I hate their smiles I hate how they try to hug me I hate them so much, I feel like...
    cypress16 cypress16 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I love my blood family. They raised me the best they could but I, in all essential ways am very different from them. My mother is from an almost rural area near Little Rock. Then...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Day 4: Imagine Dragons- Demons I picked this song bc its got meaningful lyrics and i can relate to it a little bit so um yea :3 When the days are cold And the cards all...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Today I saw her again. She was sitting in at a table, it was at school, and she looked at me when I came in the room. When I was sitting at the table that was the second in the...
    RedUnderground RedUnderground 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    I dont know if this post is still working, but I want/need to share my story. I was married to a guy who was a psycho when I was not even 18. Coming from India, thats like a death...
    kindredspirit75 kindredspirit75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am what you could call a dreamer. Lot of my dreams are spiritual and also comes true sometimes. I once dreamed that i was in captivity by black or grey dogs. For some reason...
    Jeremia888 Jeremia888 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Feeling Good is Your Birthright "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive." I...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 2 Responses Mar 15

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    It's easy to point at my mother as the "bad guy" out of my parents. After all, she was the one who was constantly yelling, cussing at us, saying she hated us and wanted to leave us...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    i was 17. i told my step mom i wanted to be a model and enter the beauty pageant. she said we would see. the next week was my sister party. she was having a party and her and her...
    loverboy758 loverboy758 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Some days I do. :/ No one seems to notice. Some of my family members were surprised when they found out I suffer from depression. "You always seem so happy," they'll say. (Maybe I...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I need to run away I'm tired of doing the same thing everyday and I'm tired of my family and the city I live in, I'm starting to get very angry at everyone around me and I'm...
    cypress16 cypress16 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I hate my family and my family hates me.
    LucyGirlAkita2 LucyGirlAkita2 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago