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I Keep My Emotions Bottled Up

i know i should let my feelings out... but i CANT! 740 People

    Show No Saddness

    I show only three emotions Happy, anger, and laughter. All the things Ive been through so far since ten Ive bottled up to show no weakness. Anger is my most common emotion because of all the emotions i bottled up. The "bottle" I think is up to the brim with the emotion i hide...
    JKA143 JKA143 18-21, M Apr 21, 2011

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    Ha Ha

    lol I think that's why I ranted on to my friend about how stupid girls are
    MariusValjean MariusValjean 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2009

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    I think it's one of my biggest problems really.

    I don't let things go, and they just build. I sometimes feel like a balloon that someone keeps filling with air. It just sits inside of me no way out. Maybe, I'm waiting to break. Let it all go. I struggle to talk about my feelings, and most of the time I refuse to cry or even...
    halfbroke halfbroke 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Only One Who Can See

    Everyone in my school thinks I'm always happy and tough. No ones seen me cry even when I got kicked so hard in the mouth i needed 6 stitches. Only person who ever saw all the sadness and anger I kept in was my now ex he said he could see it in my eyes. He said my eyes looked like...
    Ichliebedich44 Ichliebedich44 13-15, F Aug 24, 2013

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    I don't get mad. I get upset.

    You can't tell until I finally explode and let every little thing that's bothered me for the past 4-6 months comes tumbling out. And I'm always crying when it happens, not yelling or screaming, but crying. And it pushes the ppl I care about away. But I can't do it any other way
    Peanutnumber22 Peanutnumber22 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Bottled Up Emotions Affecting My Relationship

    This is my first post on The Experience Project.  I have been seeing a lovely girl for over a year now.  We were planning to get married but after having a major bust up a couple of weeks ago that plan is now off although we are still together.   We both have our...
    FantasyBookReader FantasyBookReader 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    Life

    I do not communicate very well when it comes to my emotions like crying or if I am hurting or stressed or mad or frustrated because I feel like if people know I am any of these things they will use it against me to hurt me. I am married and this is a big issue for me I have the...
    LiveLaughLove4Life LiveLaughLove4Life 22-25, F Jun 28, 2013

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    I keep them in because I don't want people to

    tell me to go to the hospital I don't like it there being constantly followed
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I don't like to tell people how I feel

    for some reason. Over text I kind of can but in person I'm just really bad at it so just in general I keep a lot inside of me
    melanie17 melanie17 16-17, F Mar 16

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    Love With A Purpose? Is That True Love?

    if you enter a relationship with the understanding that this person is supposed to make you feel good about yourself, then is it any relation at all? and then loving the person only those times when he makes you feel good about yourself, and the other times searching for a...
    Nishitaa Nishitaa 22-25, F Oct 25, 2011

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    Others Don't Understand How I Feel

    It's a pretty bad idea actually. I've been doing it for years. Weird thing is that it can make you physically ill. It also becomes a habit which is extremely difficult to stop. I'm finally learning how to overcome it with the help of writing. My diary is my best...
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    I Try......

    I always bottle up my emotions. I don't cry at deaths, even if I want to. I don't show how I truly feel, even if I feel my hearts about to overflow. A few certain people have met my inner me. I know I can trust them, even if its hard to. Sometimes I just want to scream my...
    DivergentWolf DivergentWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    I haven't let my emotions release

    for almost 2 years, I am in so much pain that I am about to have a mental breakdown, I don't even know how to describe how I feel, I'm just so damn depressed lately.
    usarmyrangers usarmyrangers 13-15, M 6 Responses Mar 10

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    Bottled Up For Years

      I grew up in an alcoholic home. My mother used to (and still does) tell me "you shouldn't feel that way, you twisted it, you are just like your father, I can't believe my own daughter feels this way," etc. When I had something important to say to her, I...
    Goddess65 Goddess65 41-45, F Oct 29, 2012

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    At Least I Try

    For the most part.........at least in my 'real' life I do. I can't let people see me like I truly am. My emotions would scare them all away. I would be locked up for insanity & they would throw away the key..... No, it is best if they stay locked up inside me.... I only let...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    MyHeadsUnderWater MyHeadsUnderWater 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I keep my emotions bottled up inside

    because sometimes I feel know one will truly understand what it is that I feel but me. Sometimes it's nice to express yourself to someone, but how you truly feel will only be understood by you, and know one else will be able to truly relate.
    FUTUREMD23 FUTUREMD23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    What To Do

    ok I had a friend about 2 or so years ago and I could actually talk with her. I pretty much told her everything. Then she stopped talking and sitting with me altogether. I had nowhere else to go so I just bottled up my feelings and I haven't talked about them since. I know it...
    Loneliness98 Loneliness98 13-15, M Oct 15, 2011

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    Not Always A Bad Thing.

    People always say keeping your amotions bottled up will make you explode one day. Well, yeah, I feel close to exploding, but I need that pent up anger, agression, sadness, lonlyness, and other feeling. I get more creative with my writing when I am feeling things that to be...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F Sep 10, 2010

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    I Dont See The Point

    of burdening people with things like how you feel. Besides, i always handle things on my own. its just how i am. Its how ive always been.ive never been good at accepting help, no matter how much i need it.
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F Oct 4, 2010

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    I Am To Guarded

    I wish sometiimes i could just scream my emotions out and hope someone see's them but i can't its like everytime i want to somethin chokes me and i can't speak maybe one day i will have the heart to but not anytime sooon!!
    Secretgirl18 Secretgirl18 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    It's Easier This Way

    i let a few drops out but never enough, they think i'm fine but i'm not and i don't know how i can tell them. Like my bf, i want to tell him stuff but he knows a lot (not even half of it) already and he doesn't deserve to be burdened with all my problems, they are mine and mine...
    irishlady98 irishlady98 13-15, F Sep 4, 2013

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    I Hate How...

    I always keep my emotions bottle up and when I finally can't take it, I relapse. My therapist says that I need to work on using my 'lost voice', but I hate talking about my emotions. It just doesn't feel right. Any advice on how to talk about it easier?
    paranormaSPY paranormaSPY 13-15, F Sep 25, 2013

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    Since My Parents Said Real Men Shouldn't Wear Their Heart On Their Sleeve.

    I'm genetically XY male, but doctor said I'm intersexual to an extent. Not the full-blown true hermaphrodite, but a mild case of partial androgen insensitivity syndrome. I have feminine features that most people would recognize me as a boyish girl at first glance. Internally I...
    AresKyrgia AresKyrgia 18-21, M 9 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    Hidden From Most.

    I keep my emotions bottled up inside...I stew in sadness, and I struggle through anger, keeping it bottled up inside because I do not want to hurt others. You may look at this and say, "She has a problem," or "She needs help from a psychologist/psychiatrist." Let me tell you...
    Akaia897 Akaia897 22-25, F Mar 21, 2011

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    Feel Soo Unwanted And Unheard

    and then again what i feared the most happened today..we had a fight, one of our fights which iam starting to realize has a very fixed pattern. i say what has been making me feel soo bad which according to him is always wrong, a delusional belief,holding which immediately means...
    Nishitaa Nishitaa 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    I can show how I feel through my eyes I can

    keep my emotions bottled up but I shouldn't because it leads to me arguing with my sister
    Parismay Parismay 16-17, F Dec 19, 2013

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    I Can't Get It Right It Seems

    I just keep it all inside and never let anyone close.  Because of this I have missed out on some great opportunities.  But I don't want to be like that anymore.  I have been trying to open up more and more, but I guess it wasn't enough.
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Jan 13, 2011

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    I Keep Them All In...

    A lot of time I keep my emotions to myself, I know that it is not good, but honestly, I don't even see what the point of telling someone how you are feeling, becuase they usually don't truly understand, and I hate that. I just rather not tell anyone, and keep it to myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    I Always Have

    I have always kept my emotions bottled up, and I still do. I don't really know why, but I've never been open enough to let people see how I'm really feeling. I always smile and laugh with people and just ignore things that might make my emotions come up. I always try to keep...
    skyhook2612 skyhook2612 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    I've always been the kind of person to bottle

    things up. I have never really had a close friend I could tell everything to. For all the people out there who may feel lost or just stressed your never alone. There is always someone else going through the same thing. I have learned how to let my feelings out. Sometimes I just...
    loveyourself22 loveyourself22 16-17, F Apr 11

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    Stoic

    I wasn't always like this. I was an extremely expressive person, in every way that I could be. I am a musician, an artist, and a writer. expression and emotions were my life's blood. There came a point in my life, however, where I had to shut down my emotions, deny myself...
    SplatterPhoenix SplatterPhoenix 31-35 4 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    School

    Back at school and I already want to run and hide. ITs fun seeing my friends but I only have a few classes with my friends, so the rest I feel like I'm going to zone out. Walking from lunch I would usually talk to my friends, it is now also a zone out area. I just want to run out...
    WaterLily2012 WaterLily2012 18-21, F Sep 5, 2012

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    Most of my life I just let my feelings get

    bottled up and I get bound so tight that I eventually just explode, it's not healthy. And I usually just end up venting my heart out to one Of my friends an they're completely blind sided like they didn't have any idea I was dealing with such emotions. I guess I put on a good...
    xplisit xplisit 26-30, M Mar 1

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    Control

    I have learned that having emotional control is sometimes essential. It's not that I don't have emotions or that they don't affect me. It's that I don't allow my emotions to control me. I don't even like to allow my emotions to show most of the time.I know that part of it is...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    Yep this is how I always done it.

    Don't like to open up to people. So it's easier just to keep them bottled up :)
    PedroNune PedroNune 16-17, M Feb 27

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    I am Queen of bottling my emotions.

    I know it's bad to do but I can't help it. I'm getting there. I really am. I try to be more open. Obviously not too open because that's just a sure fire way for me to be hurt and I don't want to get hurt so doing that seems stupid to me. I give major props to those of you who...
    shaylusilax shaylusilax 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I'm afraid of telling my emotions

    because I'm afraid I will get hurt
    worldisupsidedown worldisupsidedown 16-17, F Mar 3

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    I Can't Help It...

    I can't help that I keep everything inside - it's just the way I was raised. Now it's making things complicated, because I'm married, and I don't know how to tell my husband when I'm overwhelmed.
    sabergirl08 sabergirl08 18-21, F Dec 21, 2009

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    It's Only Here I Can Let My Feelings Out....

    And I am so very grateful for that. I don't know what I would do without this site, it is a godsend. If anyone at work had to describe me, shy, caring, lovely, sweet would all probably come into the mix but so would happy. They would always say I have a smile on my face and that...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    Guess it's part of being an introvert.

    .. I'm not one who particularly vents openly. I could be seething mad, but you wouldn't know the difference. Partly because I don't like letting just anyone know.
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I hate showing my emotions,

    especially talking about them. It makes me feel vulnerable
    elliesa elliesa 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Thats Just What I Was Taught

    i was taught not to rely on others ever that you can't trust people and its better to be out there for yourself and to never let anyone take the burden for you but to keep it all to yourself no matter how bad it gets. so thats why i have such an issue with saying how i really...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2011

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    I just keep my feelings to myself it's a bad

    habit, I'm the type of person who loves to make other's feel comfortable around me. I learned early that people don't really want to 'Listen" to my personal problems (including family). I'm able to write in a journal about my feelings, cheaper then therapy, lol. I'm beginning to...
    PixieLeah PixieLeah 41-45 1 Response Apr 8

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    Rejection , pain , hopeless ,

    alone , lost. The kind of feelings tht only u can understand. The kind of feelings were ur hurt the most. It's sucks knowing tht ur alone , having no one aside you. Only option is keep it to urself. I feel like a volcanos ready to erupt . Thts how much emotions are just being...
    Jo951 Jo951 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    Ow.

     i hold it in for so long, it hurts really bad. 
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds 18-21, F Aug 28, 2009

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