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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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    I guess I must have looked like I needed a hug

    tonight because when I dropped my daughter's car off at the mechanics shop, the mechanic hugged me real big.
    JustConnie JustConnie 36-40, F Nov 13

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    This is hard for me .

    .. Opening up.. This is the first step, but I need encouragement. Interested in meeting new people
    kayl27 kayl27 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Tonight after working my normal 13 hour shift

    in a free-standing ER, I can't help but to think of the lives lost. The first was a 5 wk old whose Father stated was holding the patient when he stopped breathing. The second a 58 yo male with significant cardiac history whose wife witnessed the arrest. While lying awake in my...
    IFOS125 IFOS125 22-25, F Nov 17

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    Opening Up...

    I have always been one of those people who keeps a lot of things to myself. Call it stupidity, me being insular, whatever.....I just have difficulty sharing some things with other people. At one time there are so many things in my head that I tend to compartmentalise and share...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Too Much

    I like to think of myself as an open person but that's only true partially.  All people mask themselves in some ways and only reveal what they want to about themselves.  But I know there are a lot of things that I feel guilty about that are really not that big of a deal...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    I'm an adrenaline junky

    and live to push myself to the edge sometimes. I love to drive way to fast. The crazy thing is, you wouldn't believe it by your first impression of me and not even your last either. ;)
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M Nov 23

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    My Heart "I wanna say what my soul is singing.

    .....I wanna say what my heart is screaming"
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    There are something's

    that the world around you doesn't need to know.. but keeping them to yourself just mounts to a lot of stress. So much is the stress level at one time that you feel your brain is about to explode.. But sometimes you just live with the explosives within your brain coz these...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I have these fear that no one will ever

    understand me. i try so hard to make people understand but it seems like they're not listening. I get so lonely that I cry to sleep and I just cannot find the strength to stand up and I'm scared. Why do I feel constant ache and it wont go away. I still wake up everyday like I'm...
    vashee vashee 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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    I actually hate keeping things to myself.

    Most of the time I want to tell everyone the truth about all the secrets I keep- depression, self-harm, etc.- because when I keep quiet about everything it builds up inside me until I'm on the verge of exploding. But I can't tell anyone any of it, because I need to be self...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    It is not easy for me to let people in

    and know everything about me. I tend to keep some secrets, just because I think everyone don't deserve to know everything about me. I appreciate privacy, people always have their own secret right?
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    I find it incredibly difficult to open up to

    people, especially lately because everyone I've ever been close to has left. Now I just keep the majority of my thoughts and feelings to myself because I'm not good at expressing my feelings and I'm afraid people won't understand the way I think. I feel almost disconnected from...
    hollylynn91 hollylynn91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    If you could recognise me from my little words,

    or the sound of my laughter, or the way i think..what makes you think that i wouldn't realise that it was you? Didn't it ever cross yr mind that i recognised you just the way as you never failed to recognise me? How easy... And i would never do the same thing as you did. I...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I'm not the one to openly tell people how I feel

    unless your a close friend or my family. As I've seen friends and close people come and go I've learned that the depths of your mind and your thoughts can be your best friend in the worst times
    GodlySmith GodlySmith 16-17, M Jan 14

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    I am 22 years old. I keep far too many things

    to myself. I was working a great job as a Welder for 17$ /hr but recently got laid off. I'm planning on going to live out in Edmonton Alberta with my brother. Since my whole family has separated in different directions. My mother is moving to the U.S. while my other two siblings...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 2

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    One of my friends tell me I have too many

    secrets, honestly not really. I've just never been able to trust someone enough to let them in on my life. I'm outgoing, the thing is people underestimate me. They look at me and assume my exterior is all there is. Still waters run deep, if you want to get to know me then by all...
    RainHailOrShine RainHailOrShine 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    uzmazaidiali uzmazaidiali 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 2

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    There are two rules for success.

    ..: 1- Never reveal everything you know
    maxifel maxifel 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    Here Are My "secrets"

    Since nobody I'm referring to can read this (hopefully), I'm going to list the things that I've been keeping to myself. Dad, I still don't know why you abandoned me ten years ago and started a new family for yourself. You moved across the country and I never hear from you, so...
    lostinwunderland lostinwunderland 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Good Vibrations

    I feel pretty darn good today! So Im sending you my good vibes::::::: ❤💖💙💕❤💞💘💛💛💓💕 Enjoy!
    LaBebe LaBebe 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    It makes me sad that I can open up to strangers

    easier than I can open up to the people who are close to me. With them, I keep everything inside.
    JustConnie JustConnie 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 4

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    I like to keep things to myself

    until I get to know somebody that are like and then I might tell them a little bit about me sometimes I go outside at night and listen to the music inside of my truck just to be by myself I like my alone time is me time to think I think everybody needs to have some alone time to...
    jeepwrangler1 jeepwrangler1 46-50, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I want to share my life

    and my thoughts with friends or family members, but I don't think they really understand me. I am really sensitive and every time I try to share anything with anyone I just get criticized and I just end up feeling stupid and dumb.
    Cristal0330 Cristal0330 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Life sucks the life of you.

    God I really need someone to talk to. It's like I can't breathe anymore. ~Tye
    tyeotic tyeotic 16-17, T 3 Responses Nov 22

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    Yeah. Just take what you need,

    there's nothing left anyway.
    littlemissmacabre littlemissmacabre 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Antiquated Torment

    Where children once played now rang out with a deafening silence that made my ears hurt. Studying was replaced with funeral arrangements, phone calls, tidying the house and making sure everyone’s Sunday best was clean and ironed. Everyone around me was either unsure of what...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Rambes Rambes 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 11

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    i wish to apply this one "Never allow someone

    to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option”
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M Nov 25

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    I have always kept to many things to myself.

    No one has always been there for me. I have been there for other people, but it seems like when I need someone they are not there for me. I not that vey open minded in person, but when I type or text I do. I don't let a lot of my feelings out I just hold them in. When something...
    dimplesgirl17 dimplesgirl17 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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    I sometimes feel bad about being bisexual,

    especially since a lot of people don't think it exists. I am full proof that it does. =)
    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    does anyone else nonchalantly look

    for cuts and scars on people's wrists then think to yourself (in a sort of envious way) how beautiful the person is when they don't have any. :(
    kenzi18 kenzi18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    I'm Already Sorry I Wrote This.

    Fair warning to the few of you cherished fans and friends who actually look for some sort of coherence from me: this is a brain dump, and may not actually make any sense at all.I want to learn how to trust again. I don't feel like I can be in any relationship with anyone that...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    It’s like you’re screaming,

    but no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that someone could be that important, that without them you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless, like nothing can save you. And when it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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    I've been told that I should tell people more

    things. Like what's bothering me or if I want to talk about something. But the thing is...The times I do bring up what I want to talk about or even when I'm in middle of a conversation the subject gets changed and never looked back on. I mean I look back on it because I end up...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 9 Responses Dec 8

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    I always have feels that I never tell anyone.

    Which isn't always a good thing. I wish I could b more open with the ppl closest to me but I feels very vulnerable to talk about my deepest most upsetting feeling. I keep everything bottled up.
    Butterflywings1987 Butterflywings1987 26-30, F Nov 13

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    urgh. slinging mud in public.

    insecure people tend to love doing this. they live through crowd's energy, they feed on them. well, people didn't know the exact situation, there will be always be one party who loves to speak up. and watching the crowd supporting them is a sense of security to them. arrogance...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I act like I don't care about my appearance,

    but I also make myself throw up after I eat ice cream.
    SunshineOverClouds SunshineOverClouds 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I prefer to be alone

    than to be with a group of people and I prefer to keep it with myself because I know that no one else can judge me. Ouch!
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    Hey I really need some advice,

    I am devastated. I'm 17, my bf is 19. We've been together for almost 6 months now. The thing is that before being with my current boyfriend I was in a long distance relationship and decided to end it because I really started to like the new guy. Well the thing is that at the...
    silentRegard silentRegard 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 5

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    I've just learned to do this over time

    because it's my experience that nobody REALLY cares. They are just looking for that break in the conversation to tell THEIR story. Which is cool... I'm a listener but in turn a lot of things are internalized. PLUS I feel like at the end of the day no one can actually CHANGE...
    DreamerByNature DreamerByNature 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    When I was young, my interests were

    so ridiculous because I focused only on myself and neglected others.. now I think I have better views, interests and goals… as I changed my life and care also about others
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My heart breaks for someone

    who was never mine.
    sleonard777 sleonard777 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Why can't I let him go knowing .

    We both have different lives with someone else. He stays on my mind 24/7 . Never once he told me good bye. He just left me standing there wondering what did I wrong .
    sleonard777 sleonard777 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Off My Chest

    If you want to say you are a good friend or lover to someone you actually have to put forth a small effort to be one. Which often times may not be convenient. A friend or lover in need may not live next door, there maybe some distance, consider this when choosing a dear friend...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    I really just want to die.

    I've been fantasizing about it all day. I haven't been this way in a long time. I just can't handle it anymore.
    hamletesque hamletesque 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    My interpretation of my husband: Emotionally

    cut off from me Losing interest in things you care about Have a hard time relating to and getting along with me Drink occasionally without celebration Pulling away from me PSSD AND YOU NEED TO ACCEPT HELP!
    IFOS125 IFOS125 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I really miss my mom.

    .. She passed 6 months ago. It hurts so badly,my grandmother passed a year ago and my dad died nine years ago. I'm an only child. I often wished I had brothers and sisters... I feel like my family is wiped out. Oh mama I miss you so.
    Von7 Von7 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    To some this question will seem to have an easy

    answer but for me, it's really hard. How do you ask for help or share your feelings? I feel like I am always the one that lends the shoulder to cry on, the ear for listening or the outlet for others to vent. The problem is, I can't seem to bring myself to ask for the same in...
    honestme77 honestme77 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    i think some of y'all females be taking too many risk in everything when i comes to looking good...or trying to. from wearing too much make up/ face mask and ultra tight fitting...
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