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I Keep Things Bottled Up Inside Of Me

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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

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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.
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F Aug 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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    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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    I do this quite a bit.

    I bottle up all of my thoughts and feelings inside me. I occasionally let them out to select people. Most of the time, I keep everything inside because it's hard for me to correctly express myself.
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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

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    We built this city...

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

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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

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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...
    unknowninvisible unknowninvisible 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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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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    New Tyre and inner tubes,

    brakes still good. Lets see if I can distract myself on two wheels
    Sakaratte Sakaratte 26-30, M Jul 15

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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

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    I can never bring myself to express my emotions

    or speak my mind, despite how much I trust someone. Even if I try to elaborate, I leave out the details that bother me the most or that I feel like caused me to be upset. Someone close to me hurt me with a comment they made yesterday about how I'm lazy and get special treatment...
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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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

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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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    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

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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

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    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...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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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 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

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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

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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

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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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    Haha i keep everything bottled up inside,

    if i was to share something thats troubling with you, it means you're very to special to me, have a place in my heart
    James5946 James5946 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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

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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

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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 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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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 love him but I can't give him all of me right

    now...he has to get his life together and thus can't give me what I need. He doesn't trust me...I can't take being under a microscope...he can't change how he feels...I can't change who I am or what I've been through...I miss him...I miss the friendship, I miss the companionship...
    AlexisLove69 AlexisLove69 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 12

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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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    Soon I must face my brother

    and tell him of how I messed up, of how all I had hoped for turned to ash. Before these thoughts would not trouble me but now I'm am scared......scared beyond a doubt
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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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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    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

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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

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    This is currently killing me,

    yet I can't bring myself to tell anyone. Whenever I try, I shut myself up and change the subject, never even alluding to the issue again. I don't know why that happens but I really wish that I could stop.
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    My sister bugs the crap outta me!

    It's like she's a robot who you can't connect with. I dunno why I bother so much. I really shouldn't she just angers me!!!!
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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

    anyone. I'm scared of how they'd react.
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    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 1 Response Jul 14

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    I don't tell anybody about how I feel anymore

    because I always get shut down for it whenever I finally get the courage to speak up about what's bothering me. Which sucks because I feel like I'm trapped and have to drown inside of myself.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    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

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    sexypotatoes sexypotatoes 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm not one to open up to easily.

    It shows my vulnerability. However, when it gets to be too much then I'm like a ticking time bomb.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F Apr 23

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