I Keep Things Bottled Up Inside Of Me

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    I learned my lesson regarding this,

    and man did I learn it well. I wish I could use a better example to describe this, but here goes: bottling up feelings is like leaving a baby's diaper on after he's relieved himself. The diaper keeps filling up, causing a rash on the baby's butt, and when it eventually starts...
    Jkabstmnijno Jkabstmnijno
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2015

    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

    Do you need/want anything?

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

    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

    I keep things bottled up all the time.

    It's not good for me. I'm going to have another mental breakdown
    HollywoodKitty23 HollywoodKitty23
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2014

    And god help the poor soul

    who is around when it all explodes lol.
    Perfectdreamingskull Perfectdreamingskull
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    That's like the main issue with me.

    After 5 years of this I still keep to myself no matter how hard I try
    osnapitzama osnapitzama
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2014

    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
    2 Responses May 28, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    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

    I never ever tell anybody anything.

    ever. i cant risk people finding out about my plans, or my deepest darkest secrets. im always the happy popular girl, why would i let anything ruin that? i make other ppl happy, i dont need to drag them down with my problems
    eecfun eecfun
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    I wish I had someone to talk to

    who could relate and understand me..
    olivia2296 olivia2296
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    I have been advised to see my GP about it,

    I am scared. And I am broken
    HollywoodKitty23 HollywoodKitty23
    16-17, F
    Sep 21, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    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

    ...

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

    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
    51-55, M
    Jan 20, 2015

    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

    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

    I was never one to hide my feelings

    but I learned to set aside what I feel just so I won't make the matters worse but it's tearing me up inside. :'(
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2014

    I feel like everything is out of my control.

    I will be seeing her fir the first time in a long time on Monday, and I feel like things are slowly falling apart. She is getting sick right now and i have know idea if she will be better in time. Thats my luck though, I finally have the time and money to come see her and now...
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    there are alot things I will not talk about,

    I can't bring myself to do it but I want to I guess I haven't found the right person to talk to about it.
    dreamerguy20 dreamerguy20
    18-21, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    because I'm afraid to be looked at differently

    but I'm already different from everybody that's what I'm told..
    unratedmind unratedmind
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    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, 2015

    I can't say one thing without an argument

    lately. its just stressful and tiring. I don't mean to keep arguing but I bottle everything up inside and then just let it all out the when I'm at breaking point
    forgottenluna forgottenluna
    18-21, M
    May 30, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Sep 19, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2011

    Usually online where people actually know

    who I am, and always in person. I've pretty much given up trying to tell people I want help, because every time I did, they just didn't believe me. Or ended up making matters much worse. I don't ask for help anymore, because I've learned where that gets you, and I don't think...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat
    16-17, T
    Jul 16, 2015

    It's hard to find the right pattern of words to

    describe how one feels, to explain reason for ones actions. It's hard to explain a belief, a meaning. It's said that when someone is down or unsettled they fill a void for that is all they have, there meaning and purpose to go foreword. I cannot find my meaning or place, and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11, 2014

    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, 2015

    this is me I keep everything to my self I never

    want to talk about anything just cry
    sugarplum44 sugarplum44
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    I am Exactly like this.

    I had a very bad situation at home one day, and all my family was crying. my sister called me over and she asked if I was okay. Sh said it wasn't okay for me to be holding it all in and I just started crying. it just all came out, I was shocked. I honestly felt good afterwards...
    JhonnyFe01 JhonnyFe01
    13-15, M
    Aug 7, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    Sometimes I keep too many things to myself.

    I know by sharing these things it would be disastrous so I keep it all in. I am the type of person that knows more than I let on but prefers to ignore and pretend all is just peachy.
    EscapingUrLies EscapingUrLies
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 7, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    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.
    Antigani Antigani
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2015

    nobody seems to listen

    but I'm there when they want to talk to somebody:/
    heartcoaster1 heartcoaster1
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    I think thats y I have anger problems cuz I

    bottle it up and i don't release it
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers
    16-17, M
    Jun 3, 2015

    I'm so annoyed with not being able to speak up!

    I have issues going on all around me and I can't say how I feel! I live with a never ending heartache because I'm afraid of hurting people's feelings or ******* someone off.. And on the off chance that I get to speak, I feel like a little mouse in the corner that no one hears.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    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, 2015
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