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I Keep My Emotions Bottled Up

i know i should let my feelings out... but i CANT! 1,812 People

    when people message me saying

    that they're here for me & I can talk to them whenever, well, there's somthing your have to understand. it's hard for me to open up to people. I'm shy & awkward. & push everyone away. & I feel like I bother people when I tell them about my problems. that's just how I am.
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I just basically had an emotional overload in

    front of two of my friends. I had been here for a while and they had been together for a few hours before I even got there. They acted as if nothing changed. Eventually I got mad because I wanted to be involved and I wanted someone to care about me the way they care about each...
    rockerjrg rockerjrg 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I keep going through highs

    and lows, unexpectedly. I don't tell people because I don't think they'll understand. I turn from being euphoric and happy to being depressed and lonely within days. I wish u had someone to talk to.
    Iamevolved Iamevolved 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I have alot of emotions.

    I hate telling them bc I think people get annoyed when I tell so I keep them bottled up. When I get home I scream into a pillow and I cry for hours. No one knows the real me
    sanner019 sanner019 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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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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    Don't expect me to be happy

    for you, if your happiness reminds me of my ****** up life . Thanks doll :*
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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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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    So lately my boyfriend

    and i have been fighting verbally and its happening more often and almost everyday.. I get mad when he goes out partying and he does little things to irritate me and i feel like a bad girlfriend because hes so nice but idk what to do anymore i love him and weve been dating for...
    brittlynne brittlynne 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    tan999 tan999 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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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 5 Responses Mar 10

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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 22-25, M 8 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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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...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    So I'm definitely someone

    who is less emotional and more logical because, for some reason, I always associate emotions with irrationality, even though that's not always the case *work in progress*
    VicAshley01 VicAshley01 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Ever since i was 8 i keep my emotions to myself

    after my father died. I never wanted to bother my family and i hate the feeling of being the spotlight. Now that i am older its a reflex to smile or act fine when something tragic happens to me. i see the commitment problems to a career or hobby now because i don't won't to be...
    urwarthoghumper urwarthoghumper 18-21, M Sep 7

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    You can say that I am the type of guy

    that is really sensitive. Things that people say and do effect me in deep ways. I find that I'm always struggling to hide the fact that I'm sensitive. But I can't hide it from myself.. I'm the type of guy who would rather be in a relationship with a beautiful girl instead of...
    Thatguy015 Thatguy015 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I keep everything in.

    ..but every once in a while, I'll let out a little scream for help. Please don't ignore it. That's my one change for someone to save me. If it goes unnoticed or ignored...I shut down and block everyone out again. These screams for help don't come often...so I'm asking...just...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It's not like I don't WANT to tell anyone,

    because I do. I just don't know who to trust. All through life you find who your true friends are. Not just in middle school, or high school, or college. You cannot truly know for sure who cares or not. Or least I have not known that feeling. And maybe it's too soon to tell...
    jordins22 jordins22 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    I used to keep everything bottled up -

    absolutely everything! I never told my mum or dad anything at all for years. I met my boyfriend of now 15 months and he persuaded me to open up to him he surprised me and it made things better for me. Before him i used to not let people walk all over me exactly but just keep...
    greendayfan11 greendayfan11 13-15, F Dec 14

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    People need to give all of their pain to me.

    So they can stop hurting! I just want people to be happy... It's saddening to see my friends this way
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F Nov 10

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    I hate myself for this,

    and nothing I do changes that.
    seanlayton211 seanlayton211 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    i'm scared to show my real emotions with people.

    ..so i just push people away....but when some one does get close enough, they always seem to hurt me....
    kittens4484 kittens4484 18-21, F Oct 14

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    One day I'll most likely blow up on someone

    and I hope it's not someone I care about.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I never tell anyone how I'm feeling

    because I just don't have anyone I feel I can talk to. And then it all comes crashing down on me and I become too emotional for my own good. Ugh.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    The only way anyone would know

    that something's wrong is if they check my wrists and thighs....
    askingalexandriaisperfect askingalexandriaisperfect 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    Yep.... and I'm going to keep it

    that way. Unless you try to convince me that "The Wolverine" wasn't complete and utter hogwash :[.
    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I'm worried that some day I'm going to just

    blow up and destroy everything in my path, emotionally and possibly physically.
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    In real life i do but on here i just let them

    all spill out but in real life unless im angry im slient as a snake but dont agervate this snake bc then it'll turn into a king cobra and kill yo ***
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants 18-21, F Apr 23

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    Being told I'm beautiful is just about the most

    self confidence smasher for me...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My whole life I thought everything was going to

    be okay but it's not. When I was I the 6th grade my older sister try to commit suicide that day when I found out she tried to do it cause for a boy. I was mad. She took a bunch of pills from my nana's medicine cabinet. When saw the ambulance people take her out of my Nana's...
    zoeyflower zoeyflower 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I sometimes wish that I could just forget about

    it. I hate it. I hate that it is still in my mind. Even when I try so hard to get into other things. I'm wondering how I'll be the day of my birthday. I'll go to school because I really don't want to stay home that day. Maybe I'm worried that'll it happen again. I guess I'm...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    Everyone is so quick to say "oh you can talk to

    me" but I can't can I? I keep my thoughts to myself so much I feel like there are different ppl living inside my head... I've always hated talking ppl judge you ridicule you and make me feel so stupid for talking how can you say my feelings are wrong it's how I feel I can't...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F Nov 23

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    I come to you, so silent in the night So

    stealthy, so animal quiet I'll be your savior, steadfast and true I'll come to your emotional rescue
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Aug 20

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    I just don't know where I belong in life.

    It's a constant struggle to see where I'm gonna go and what I'm gonna do. It seems like sometimes I don't even know what I'm doing. All I want is to be successful. I need motivation and help with my decisions or really honestly I just need someone to talk to. Help help help.
    Getcrunk12 Getcrunk12 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I am one of those people

    who always puts on a happy face and everyone assumes that I am ok... I don't want others to worry about.... But I worry about everyone else. I have always put everyone before myself... In friendships, workplace relationships ,romantic relationships,etc. I guess it's getting...
    redlissa redlissa 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9

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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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    I can't control my emotions If I keep them

    bottled up inside It kills me I have to cry it out I feel like such a baby sometimes I wish I was stronger and tougher I feel so weak and useless
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I have personally done this

    for years, for so long that it's just a part of me now. After years of constant verbal and psychological, sometimes physical, abuse/bullying throughout middle school into high school, the only emotions I could really express were hate and rage. These two unfortunately almost got...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 20

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    I have a lot that people don't know.

    I hide a lot. People don't know what hurts me and what pleases me...most get it wrong. I bottle...so I explode. I'm exploding now...someone save me before it's too late
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    So I'm the type of person to just people walk

    all over me and I know that's bad. Yes I know I should stick up for myself but I've been taught from a young age through actions that I need to shut up and do as told. It's hard to shake old habits and reaching so I tend to be taken advantage of. I do what people ask me without...
    Rhythemofmyheart Rhythemofmyheart 16-17, F Dec 10

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    I don't think I will ever find the bottle

    opener. My emotions are forever locked away.
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Aug 10

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    I really do I've held

    so much hurt and sadness in me that when I lie and say I'm fine I start to cry on the inside because I can't say why I'm hurting
    NatsuFire NatsuFire 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I want to express my emotions

    but I feel like there all bottled up inside of me so I hold in and I hate it when people tell me to let it out because I don't want to or either that I just break down
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    I know I should go consult a doctor/therapist

    for my mental state, but I don't want to tell my parents, especially my mother.
    steampoweredhannah steampoweredhannah 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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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 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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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    I don't talk about my problems

    and I know it's a problem but I think I can deal with them better on my own ....
    lightning58 lightning58 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 23

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    It's not just ANOTHER argument.

    I've not been telling him all that's been bothering me at home, from what my mom has to say to how my day was(which is just SUCKY, SUCKY, SUCKY). He doesn't even bother asking , all we could afford are the small talks and then him falling asleep even before I could call him. I...
    outtamymindz outtamymindz 18-21, F Jul 2

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    When it does come to most things I do tend to keep them bottled up inside and only choose who and when to talk about them, whether it be those close to me or my sister for advice.
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