I Hide Part Of Who I Am From My Family

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    I live in a household

    where certain Ideologies are Believed dogmatically making me the outlier. The main ideology is Feminism a movement that has gone deep in to the recesses of Marxism. Where there are two classes Proletarian and the bouguor Z. These two in feminism are replaced with men and women...
    Aspergicbadger Aspergicbadger
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    My family don't know I'm gay.

    I am not sure of their reaction.
    JamesH20 JamesH20
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    My family has no idea

    that I have dissociative identity disorder. My wife knows, but no one else. Not even my daughter. I'm not sure I can ever tell them. I don't have a good relationship with any of them. We aren't close. When we get together, which isn't often, I have to act like everything is ok...
    SystemofShadows SystemofShadows
    36-40, M
    Nov 20, 2015

    I want to share here what I haven't shared with

    my family. I'm bisexual. It took me years to come to terms with it, but I simply can't deny it any longer. I'm sexually attracted to men. I'm an exhibitionist. I have exposed myself to hundreds of women. My exhibitionism is cyclical. When the urges hit, it's nearly impossible...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 17, 2016

    it is the only way I know

    that they don't rule over my entire life
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I feel like I've always been the black sheep of

    the family. I grew up hearing that I was a "weird kid". I was introverted, socially inept, and frequently wrote in diaries to keep my sanity. (lol) I notice that I think differently from my family and that I have different beliefs, therefore I keep them to myself and pretend to...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    I have not told my family yet,

    but to anyone who did not know I'm Pansexual. Only my best friends know that I'm Pansexual. To people who are confused about the difference between Bisexual and Pansexual is, bisexual is when you are attracted to only two genders male and female, when you are Pansexual you are...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    I come from a large family of old school,

    hard core Catholics. And if some of the older members of my family knew I was gay or knew I am a transvestite then either every Catholic priest in the land would be called to perform a good old fashioned exorcism or I would simply be burnt at the stake...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 19, 2016

    I hide so much from my kids

    so they can feel safe and secure. I wonder if one day I'll ever share it all with them or if it won't be necessary. I wish I was hiding something like I'm really Catwoman and fight villains each night. but my secrets are not cool, and only full of pain and trauma. they are on a...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    Aren't we all? We never show our true form to

    anyone, because we behave differently to each different person.
    Airlangga Airlangga
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    I'm trying to open up

    and be more outgoing and tell them my feelings, but it's soo hard. Not giving up though.
    Leonoraa Leonoraa
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2015

    I Hide my Fear I Hide my pain I Hide my tears

    I Hide my tiredness I Hide my broken heart I Hide this site I Hide my true feelings
    MrsNeedit MrsNeedit
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2016

    I need to be strong for my family

    because if I got down, they all go down with me.
    007unknown007 007unknown007
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016

    I have not told my family yet,

    but to anyone who did not know I'm Pansexual. Only my best friends know that I'm Pansexual. To people who are confused about the difference between Bisexual and Pansexual is, bisexual is when you are attracted to only two genders male and female, when you are Pansexual you are...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 25, 2016

    I wouldn't want my daughters to know about my

    cross-dressing. I know they wouldn't be totally surprised if I came out as gay but why do I feel shame about my girlie side?
    chrissyaitch chrissyaitch
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Jan 1, 2016

    Nobody in my Family know

    that I am a sub or that I have a Dom and we are in a committed D/s relationship. It's not because I am ashamed of who I am or afraid of their disapproval...been there done that lol (getting pregnant in my teens didn't exactly make them feel proud lol). It's because I don't...
    AlreadyOwned7379 AlreadyOwned7379
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I remember when I came out

    as Bi to my twin sister. She wasn't really that bothered but just told me to be careful when telling my parents. I went to Uni and found myself in a relationship with a wonderful girl. I took her to a football match and she met my Dad. It was my way of telling him without...
    tileesi tileesi
    26-30, F
    Feb 18, 2016

    I love my family so much

    that I can never hurt them, but if I tell them the truth about myself they will hate me and wont accept me
    Weeknd95 Weeknd95
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    My family is very Christian the slightest

    cleavage revealed its pull your shirt up, so they definitely would freak, faint, maybe pretend I don't exist if they knew I was a Submissive and knew what I do with my Dom, so I hide that part of me
    howlergirl18 howlergirl18
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    I don't think I'm the only one

    who does this. Sometimes I'll just go up to my room and listen to music or talking to my friends or even just sit there in silence. They don't understand me. They never have. It's like they think they know who I am just based on what they see and that's not the case. I'm a much...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

    Not so much hiding. But

    rather not saying some things lol (my lesbian relationships, my previous straight relationships, etc etc)
    mssparkles mssparkles
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    I choose to keep how broken

    and depressed I am hidden from my family... I don't want them to worry about me nor do they need to get involved or feel responsible for anything.
    Koolmoose Koolmoose
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2016

    My mum is very critical of me,

    so I chose to hide certain things from her, and from the rest of my family. Some things aren't meant for sharing with your family. I think everyone has aspects of their personality that they chose not to share with other people.
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 11, 2015

    At times this can be a terribly sad thing,

    and at others it can also be an amazingly strong, and selfless thing to do. There are things that should be shared and deserve to be talked about. Most things really. And I have just been thinking about how at times people can be so kind and thoughtful, occasionally at...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming
    18-21, T
    1 Response Feb 5, 2016

    Unfortunately , I feel the need to hide

    because I know my parents wouldn't take it so well. I'm bisexual , leaning more towards boys , but still attracted to the female form . I've done this for years because my mom is quite religious and my dad is too masculine to the point where it makes me uncomfortable sometimes...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    My family doesn't know about most of my life.

    .. ?Ep ?Harming ?The things I feel ?Religion ?Writings ?My pills ?My past ?My thoughts ?My notebook full of stuff no one will ever read!(its not a diary)
    ForeverHiding ForeverHiding
    16-17, F
    Feb 18, 2016

    I am a submissive woman

    who has a loving daddy.
    fleurprimatif fleurprimatif
    51-55, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    I dress like a guy, do boy haircut,

    and shows no interest with girly things. but mum always thought I'm just not so comfortable in skirt or dress...but the truth is, this is who I am.... but I dont want to hurt her more, so I just pretend to do girly things, talk about guy, about wedding, kids, pregnancy......but...
    IszRichardson IszRichardson
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    everyone in my family doesnt know Im

    transgender guy, and that Im going to make my female self disappear off the face of the earth, and no one in the family will ever know Ive changed and they wont be able to find me.
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    My mom flips out and starts making a bunch of

    nasty negative comments when I start talking about some things in my life like some of the things I experience at work. So I almost never talk about my job with her. She's one of those extreme christian conservative republicans who spends hours daily listening to Rush Limbaugh...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016

    i hide my identity. I am pansexual

    and ftm transsexual. I hide my mental illnesses. self harm, some anger issues...
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016

    I've been an internet dating kind of girl

    since I was 13 years old. I used to be well-known as OMG the webcam girl. I love dating/socializing apps such as baddoo, meetme, and Tinder. I meet strangers off these apps and sometimes we go on dates and we mess around after. Sometimes they're really hot and I can't say "no...
    Cocoquien Cocoquien
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016

    I'm an exhibitionist

    and enjoy my nudity. Other than the thousands of people who have viewed my on-line, none of my family members suspect the lengths I've gone to enjoy what I call my solosexual ehibitonistic lifestyle!
    mrmasturbate mrmasturbate
    66-70, M
    Mar 20, 2016

    Lol I hide all of me from my family.

    I try to give my Mum what she wants, a daughter with lots of friends, great at school, happy, talkative, likes shopping, etcetera. But I'm none of that. If she brings it up I'll play along and pretend. Very rarely does she catch a glimpse of what I am, and those are just when my...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    For me, I hide my sexuality.

    I used to hide it from everyone, but I started coming out last summer. I'm now a senior in high school (ignore the age range, I'm actually 17.) I'm now out at my school and I plan on being out to family by Christmas
    pantswetter98 pantswetter98
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I have a secret that not many know of.

    It's that I cannot help this but I have an extreme lack of sympathy. Something that most people cannot understand and will treat you badly for even if you are nice to them and try to be honest. It is a struggle sometimes when people do pity plays and whine or cry or act like a...
    darkertendencies darkertendencies
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    I'm atheist but my parents are religious.

    So I have to play the good little Christian girl and go to church on Sunday's, even though I hate it. Ugh! Can't wait to move out.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    I have this secret attraction to men

    that are way older than me.
    wreckofagirl wreckofagirl
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    Whenever I'm sitting at the dinner table with

    my family, I feel like none of them are actually speaking to the real me. They can see me, but they only see what they want to see. I dress differently, and I've never been one to fit in with everyone else. My family just sees the "impressive" me that they would talk about to...
    lXxEssentialxXl lXxEssentialxXl
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    I don't want them to worry.

    I don't want them to find out, either.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    I am a therian and my dad would never believe

    me, he is extremely atheist and thinks anyone who believes in things not proven by science need help. I don't know what to do.
    JumpingChicken JumpingChicken
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2016

    I do it for their own good.

    I'm not exactly El Chapo, but there are places in me best avoided by the weak of heart. This 'Part' of our pie-chart shrinks as we mature and become 'our own person.' Who gives a damn what others think ... now that we're all adults? Well oddly enough, we do. We all got...
    suggestionman suggestionman
    51-55, M
    Jan 24, 2016

    So my mom decided to snoop through my room.

    . I hope she knows that doing that will only make me trust her so much less than I already do.
    Brokentobits Brokentobits
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    Obviously I can not share my BDSM lifestyle

    with all of my loved ones. They wouldn't understand and more then likely try to talk me out of it. What they don't realized it is a part of me just as the color of my eyes.
    MiBelleAmie MiBelleAmie
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    they don't know that I used to trick

    for room n' board last year. Or that I used to sell and overdose on my meds to get high lol there's alot my family doesn't know about me. there's a long history of when they never cared to know..
    Nmetb Nmetb
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    I've only told one member of my family about my

    crossdressing and I made them promise not to tell the rest of the family because I am afraid they will not accept it and even disown me if they knew actually I took a big risk telling my sister but so far she neither approves of or supports me but she has kept her promise not to...
    highonheels45 highonheels45
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    My family doesn't know I used sell weed from

    the age of 13 to the age of 17 or 18
    ashley254 ashley254
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    All they see is this wonderfully,

    strong, confident woman. I am that woman because I have to be. No matter what life throws at me, I have to get through my brightest day or my darkest night... failure just isn't an option for me because far too many people rely on me being there to be their rock or their calm in...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Feb 18, 2016

    Painkillers help to slow down my thoughts,

    numb my mind, I don't take them all the time but ocassionally when my shoulder hurts I'll take advantage of it and take more painkillers than needed. My family has no idea of my behavior with gambling, painkillers, alcohol... I keep it hiden because I've hurt them enough already...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    i do hide my part of

    who i am from my family because they dont deserve to hear what i feel and they only make fun of me not more than that they laugh at me which kills me so like the joker said smile is an illusion and it is easy to smile then to tell what is killing us from inside
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2016
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