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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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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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    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I do this.....simply

    because a lot of people do not understand me. I try and help them understand me, and it is too difficult to. I try and work it out of my way, through writing expressions or just in general work through them. I am too deep for most people to understand.
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    So, within the 15 years I've been alive,

    I've not accomplished much. But my few close friends always tell me I'm amazing. All of this is going to sound like I'm on here just looking for attention but I feel awkward just writing about myself. The reason is because I never talk about my problems or myself, actually. I've...
    emilyythepilot emilyythepilot 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I always think if I tell someone my feelings,

    they might share it with others or think differently of me, other times I think I'm just annoying them with my problems😔😔
    laugh0live0love laugh0live0love 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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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    I keep to many things to myself.

    I can't even tell my own friends what I feel or think because I know they'll judge me or say "don't worry you have me" but once I need that shoulder, where the **** are they?
    lyndssyrmz lyndssyrmz 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    A Story About My Older Cousin.

    ...This is very strange to share, but i'll say it. When I was younger my cousin came over to play. My older sister was there and me and my cousin were just fooling around just having fun. He's older then me by a year, in fact his birthday is the day after mine.(weird rite?) We...
    Animecrazyluv Animecrazyluv 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    Sooooo many.In the end i am the one

    who is suffering:( So irritating .... 😠
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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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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    Yes and I'd like to keep it

    that way. Sometimes it's just better to keep things to yourself.
    calistolevana20 calistolevana20 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    i have so many things built up inside of me,

    some days i just wanna be at a point and not worry about anything.. trusting people doesn't work out for me.. they all tell everybody my secrets, writing things out helps ALOT .. just want somebody i can trust for once ..
    TheUnwanted13 TheUnwanted13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm so afraid of Hurting other people.

    ..of having anyone worry about me, especially my mom, that I keep everything In. I know she has anxiety and mild OCD tendencies because of the life she has had. Instead of being able to go to her with my Worries as a pillar of strength, I fear with my issues on top of her own...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    For the last couple of years I have just wanted

    to die. I can't see a way out without me getting hurt badly I don't know what to do I don't think anyone can help. I have hopes, dreams like everyone but it's just all cloudy and I just can't am I saving for a deposit for a flat or my funeral seriously u can't tell. Does anyone...
    Stacey131 Stacey131 31-35 Oct 9

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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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    I need to talk to people.

    I hate keeping these things to myself
    Untrustworthy117 Untrustworthy117 16-17, M 1 Response May 25

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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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    I keep many things to myself

    because there isn't anyone around me to talk with.
    Gracie182 Gracie182 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Thank goodness for EP ;)

    now I just let it all out!
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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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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    KenzieKenzBoo KenzieKenzBoo 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    Just a lost 16 year old girl

    who really needs advice , I have a lot on my mind and I need help sorting through it
    zChibblesx zChibblesx 16-17, F 1 Response May 1

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    I'm the same way. I keep everything to myself

    but it's not good at all. Whatever I keep to myself I put in a journal.
    Khaliberri Khaliberri 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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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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    Finally scheduling a doctors appointment

    tomorrow. I'm sick of this effecting my life.
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F Apr 27

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    I kept so many things,

    i cant share it to anyone, sometimes it's makes my head hurts, i dont really someone i can trust to, i can talk to, not even my family...
    ribips ribips 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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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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    Hey!

    Hey,I am someone that has a passion for helping people. I am a great help to many people, if anyone wants to talk to me about anything I am hear and will talk to you, and maybe help! Your never alone, I think it is important that you let it out whatever you problem maybe...
    HannahSDavis HannahSDavis 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    None of my family knows about anything

    that goes on. It might just be better that way
    HidingTheScars HidingTheScars 13-15, F 1 Response May 2

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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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    I know you don't feel the same

    and believe when I told you I tried to get a rid of those feelings but there is always this fool moon lighting me up in the darkness.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    My friends get so upset at me

    because I never answer the phone when they call.. If they only knew how much anxiety it gives me. Simple conversation = the struggle, sighhh :(
    MaeRose4 MaeRose4 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Sometimes I worry it will all come out all at

    once. It's a scary thought.
    mongo275 mongo275 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Lifelong Lockdown

    This is my biggest downfall- locking things up inside. Silence is often easiest-worries of saying the wrong thing, not knowing what to say, wondering if I'll be mocked, not able to share the deepest thoughts and desires for fear of alienating others.... Discovering EP has given...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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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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    mcc1109 mcc1109 18-21, F Jan 10

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    They say that in our teenage years we become

    more sensitive towards what we are told, what is said about us and how we perceive what others think. We become aware that are actions may influence others and that each step we take has a consequence. I am an example of tragedy, depression, sadness. These words have very...
    xogymfish xogymfish 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I can't seem to open up to anyone,

    because I feel too weird and no one would understand. It's easy to not talk in group therapy then to feel judged and insecure.
    feelingtrapped09 feelingtrapped09 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Nope! Am Not Saying....

    well sometimes i am comfortable that way and sometimes i just have to keep things to myself, coz people tend to misunderstand....and since its been this way since long, am quiet used to it, my gut worries me no more when there are secret things in it more than i could contain...
    amateurgenius amateurgenius 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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    ustt ustt 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My husband is a hard worker,

    he works 70 hour weeks in order for me to stay home and care for our baby. I know he is tired when he gets home, and he would like to do some thing to wind down but every night he brings his brother over to play video games all night until he goes to bed. It just truly baffles...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    What to do when emptiness & loneliness creeping

    up again? Even when keeping myself occupied & busy doesn't help. Or there r those times been real busy but.. Why must we live in that way where society expects us to? How to find a happier/passionate way within this sphere? Going on without knowing what's the purpose cuz the...
    JonDanny JonDanny 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I hate this time of month.

    I feel insecure about my friendships or lack there of. How do people keep friends over the years. I know people have their differences. For some reason, they're able to pick up and move forward. For some reason, I feel easily dismissed and pushed aside. But I don't tolerate...
    1LadyButterfly 1LadyButterfly 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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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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    It Is Easier

    It has always been easier for me to keep things to myself. Putting a smile in your face is lot more easier than to tell others how much you are feel. When I try to tell my secrets, fears and feelings to others, I feel insecure. I feel like what if they take advantage of me, what...
    citygirl9841 citygirl9841 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    True

    As I already said i don't tell everything to my friends even my best friendIts not difficult to  tell her  about  my problems but  I know i can only bear it....lolz  why should  i grab her too in my problems...(best friend)
    BinteEshrat BinteEshrat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Im not sure if my best friend is aware

    that i reallllly want her nails in my back, her back arched and her legs wrapped around me. If you get my drift
    sassysauron sassysauron 16-17, M Oct 11

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    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    Breach

    And deep in the night When the soul stirs alone, She thinks of the beasts Who got her alone. Though profound the pain Of the ones that betrayed, She’s reminded of her win Each Christmas Eve day. The win where she learned Just how much she wasn’t loved; How much she had...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    I want to let it out!

    Life to short for secret!!!!!
    fergusriordan97 fergusriordan97 16-17, M Aug 18

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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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    I break down too often

    and my family my friends they don't even know why, he'll they don't ask and I wouldn't know what to say if they did.. I just wish things were different
    ttn159 ttn159 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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