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I Keep Things Bottled Up Inside Of Me

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    I've always been like this

    but sometimes I think it's better to just get everything of your chest
    gardiner1 gardiner1 18-21, M 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    I Do.

    I never ever express any of my anger or sadness. I tend to ignore it all the time. I'll say to myself, I need to get over it and stop being such an idiot. I will never ask for help from someone to help me get through a really sh!tty stage in my life. I always think that someone...
    VaiinChick VaiinChick 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    I keep things bottled up ,

    it's like second nature now to not say what I feel. Everytime someone gets close I put up this high wall , that doesn't seem to come down.
    shacklesandchains shacklesandchains 22-25, M 4 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I tend to keep things bottled up inside

    until I end up snapping on somebody. It's not healthy I know, but I just have a hard time speaking my mind because most people don't really want to hear what I have to say until I end up snapping on them!
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I wish I had someone to talk to

    who could relate and understand me..
    olivia2296 olivia2296 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Not How I Appear

    Everyone's always thought of me as completely sure of myself, confident and happy with who i am. I always talk about how body image doesn't bother me, how little i care and everyone believes every word. I remember a couple of years ago someone told me that i was 'the only...
    username9696 username9696 16-17 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    I hate it when I ask someone something

    and they try to avoid the question and talk about something else. Like dude if you don't wanna tell who you are dating now then just ******* say it. I don't have ******* time for games. I also hate it when people tell me half assed stories. How am I supposed to guess 85% of the...
    auroramemoires auroramemoires 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    potatoesrgr8 potatoesrgr8 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    All the thoughts inside of me are messing with

    my mind and I can't get them out... I keep myself in such a dark cloud... I keep saying to myself "I'm scared"... That thoughts always on my mind 😓😢😪😫💭💭
    ForeverLife ForeverLife 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    I Hate Pretending

    I am not a happy person. I think most of the time I pretend I am happy because I know my negativity will bring down others. But pretending really isn't getting me much of anywhere. But neither is being depressed. Nobody wants to listen to me. I don't even want to listen to me. I...
    CourtGatekeeper CourtGatekeeper 18-21, F Feb 22, 2011

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    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 7

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    We built this city...

    We built this city on rock and roll!
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M Oct 9, 2014

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    Ive Had Enough

    i have kept things bottled up for as long as i can remember the earliest time i remember from bottling my problems up is the age of 7 and ive had enough it is no good for me.i have met many people over the year and they all know that something is wrong, something is going on or...
    gurlonthemove gurlonthemove 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2012

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    I always keep my emotions,

    thoughts, and everything else inside me. I don't tell people my personal life and secrets but my closest and best friends and people whom I really trust. Even when I get hurt emotionally, I still bottle it up, not reacting or responding. It is hard to not let the bottle cap go.
    RainCoyote RainCoyote 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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    Bottled Up Feelings...

    I have been bottling my feelings for so long, that I feel like it's going to burst one day. I have hatred on myself for being ugly. I have deep sadness, since my grandmother passed away. My best friend won't look at my face anymore. She has another friend. I have on-going...
    haram666 haram666 13-15, T 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    That Bottle In The Back Corner...

    Yeah, that's the one... The one that's corked up tight and looks like there's nothing in it.... Well, there's plenty in it. That bottle holds pieces of me that I'm afraid to let go of. Pieces that I haven't shared with anyone. Pieces from the last 40 years of my life that have...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Keeping Things Bottled Up Inside Is Not The Best Way To Go

    My way of handling life's situations has always been to deal with it internally. Mull it over. Think it through. Do research by reading books on related topics. I was never one to share my secrets with friends or relatives. The only time I have wavered from that policy is here on...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 6 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    My Brother

    I was actually thinking of this yesterday and I ran into this experience today. My big brother is a great father. I never would have thought he would be such a dedicated and hands on dad. He does everything for his kids and I love he is so involved. Even though he is busy with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    I struggle to tell people how I really feel.

    I can never put it into words that convey the strength of feeling I have. I start talking and in my own head I'm telling myself that it sounds pathetic. Then I see the other persons eyes glaze over, or worse still they say 'yeah that happened to me' and then start talking about...
    gemmapf gemmapf 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    the people who can let it out don't understand

    the struggle of people who hold it all in
    lokey777 lokey777 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    Do you need/want anything?

    Are you okay? I hate those questions because I can never tell the truth
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23, 2014

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    Probably one of my biggest faults.

    I'm the nice quiet guy who puts up and works around other people's problems or hang ups. But occasionally. Not often. But occasionally. You might just push me to the point where I'll either tell you straight! Or I'll walk!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20

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    I'm not good enough. I can't do my job well

    enough, I can't do school well enough, I can't do anything. I hurt so bad. Nothing would be better than this. I feel like I need to cut. I just want it to stop. At least for a little while.
    kitten96 kitten96 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    It always feels like I'm wasting time

    when I tell people about my problems. I always feel like it's not fair to them to tell them about my problems. And the fact that I haven't had anyone to honestly talk to since I was little means I've kept years of stuff to myself. It's like a festering wound and I don't want to...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2014

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    "It'S OK, I'M Fine."

    Sure, I sometimes grin on the outside but there is actually something brewing on the inside that I have a tendency to bottle up. There is only so much I can store and the tiniest thing causes all these bottles break, releasing a flood of emotions.I'm getting much better at...
    PlasticRobot PlasticRobot 36-40, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    ...

    until I explode and get really nasty about it. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2010

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    At one point, we are all going to die.

    It may be 50 years from now, it could be tomorrow, or it could be this minute. Yoy never know.. So what's stopping you? What's stopping you from asking your crush out? Or from playing that sport? Or from going somewhere? What's stopping you? You can't count on tomorrow. Because...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    I keep things bottled up

    because people are two faced and don't care or act like they do and laugh about your misfortunes behind your back. Never let them see you sweat is what I was always taught. Sometimes living by that code can be trying.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23, 2014

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    A Dark Fog

    Maybe I just dont like to accept the fact I have feelings. At times I wish I felt nothing at all, and I do for a while. But I still feel something deep inside, so many things ive walked away from, feelings Ive ignored and left to rot inside my mind. They're still there, the...
    3501april 3501april 16-17, F Oct 24, 2011

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    I'm scared. I never reveal all of myself to

    anyone. I'm scared of how they'd react.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 12, 2014

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    all I wanted to do was make my friends smile,

    but maybe I was wrong, the friends I tried to care for and tried to make smile were never really my friends :(
    Hornybouncytits Hornybouncytits 18-21, F 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I tend to keep things bottled up inside

    because I’ve always thought what’s the point of telling other people my problems unless it’s someone who can help me? If I need someone to rewire my house then great I’d talk to an electrician. But if I’ve got some thoughts going through my head that only I can work...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    I really have a hard time telling people how I

    feel about them because I'm afraid of rejection .
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 14, 2014

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    I do, I know this not relevant,

    The frozen song- Let it go is exactly what i feel like and did. I pretended I was okay. I didn't care. I keep things. I have a really complicated life that Noone, NOONE knows about. I keep it to my self. Because I keep things bottled up I can be really moody and at school its...
    AliceReel AliceReel 13-15, F Jan 15, 2014

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    this is me I keep everything to my self I never

    want to talk about anything just cry
    sugarplum44 sugarplum44 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F Aug 22, 2014

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    I seem to persevere on one hand Put my all in

    to everything I don't stop until something has hit me so hard that the choice is taken away But even then I continue to fight. I am tired of puinging against the limits I have bathed in the tubs of success I have been shot with the arrows of failure And yet, I have...
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M Apr 22

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    I Found The Corkscrew...

    One of my worst habits is keeping everything bottled up inside me. And I'm finally opening the lid and letting things out. It's like a plaster. When you rip it of it hurts but after a minute, it's like it never happened. Even if it's just writing it down, it's definitly working...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    I'm not honest with a drink in my hand,

    but since you're the one zapping brain cells, I'll spill my guts. I like you more and more the less that you breathe. If you touch me again, I'm going to snap.
    ReykjaviktoZurich ReykjaviktoZurich 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Only I Know.

    Everything that bothers me or makes me sad stays with me and me alone. While I know it's not good to keep things like that to myself, I can't help it. No one else should have to be bothered by my issues. I hide everything from my friends and act as though everything is fine...
    sgm213 sgm213 18-21, F Sep 17, 2010

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    I recently got promoted at a job to Assistant

    Manager at a restaurant, and I discovered that one of my greatest pitfalls' is my inability to delegate and my dislike of conflict. I've learned through my life how suppressing my feelings can be damaging for me, and I've decided I have to find a solution to this to continue to...
    mrtoga mrtoga 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    Me and my mother constantly fight

    and on top of that my sister loves to throw fire on it. No matter what I do or say it never seems good or enough. My mother and sister always put me down. I don't feel like I'm appreciated at all. Everyday I have to hear that I can't do anything right. Of course I had my share...
    auroramemoires auroramemoires 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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    I try to hide my emotions from my family

    while taking in there's too. it mostly comes from my mom as she does not and won't learn how to vent is good way so she pushes it all on me. but because I love I take it and I try to fight I get yelled at or something and don't get me started on if I put my own thoughts in. it...
    rozata1213 rozata1213 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    The emotions swell up my mind.

    I feel their build up almost salivate the back of my mind, but before I could let them happen everything shakes, and I see a giant hand scoop me up. The hand drops me into a bottle and shakes violently. I feel unsure of where I am and if I am right side up. I feel confused and...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 14, 2014

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    theres always something on my mind

    or something i want to say.. but sometimes i feel like its better to keep it inside instead of trying to talk about it
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M Jan 19

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