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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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    It's kinda hard for me to talk about stuff.

    It never really seems like a big deal to just keep it in. I'm an introvert so it's not like a feel the need to release my thoughts to someone. However, sometimes I feel like I just get weighed down with the burden and eventually it crushes me and I just vent it all out. It's...
    dev10251 dev10251 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I love my parents, but sometime I wish I was

    never born because of all the debt and struggles they had to endure to raise me. I feel like I am a burden to them. That's why I don't want kids of my own.
    sinceremarcus sinceremarcus 22-25, M 3 Responses May 7

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    recently I've come to realize I have no one in

    my life who I can turn to. yes I have "friends" at school but when it comes down to talking about what's on my mind I can't seem to do it. I feel more comfortable talking to strangers than the people in my life. my depression has gotten really bad and without having a person to...
    lillali lillali 70+, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    As the title says, I keep most of my life

    and feeling from coming out of my mouth. Having my thoughts and emotions sealed in feels much better than opening up to others, not that I am an introvert. Believe it or not, I wake up to see the faces of my fellow acquaintances on a daily basis. Garnering attention is something...
    MrPepperTen MrPepperTen 16-17, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I wish I could be more open about my feelings

    and thoughts but I can't. I guess I care way too much about what other people think and that sucks.
    chelly0k chelly0k 18-21, F 6 Responses May 21

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    I keep thinigs to my self

    because I'm very selective about who I open up to. You can't talk to everybody about everything. I have no problem being open and getting things off my mind because I know that holding things in make it worse, and when in good company I can be sarcastically hilarious and silly...
    MJP88 MJP88 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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    All this while i kept my feeling towards you.

    .. Now, u become someone's special. I regret that i did not make the first move. I guess there is no right nor wrong for a girl to make the first move so that the one that she admired for so long will not be taken by others.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 14

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    i wish to apply this one "Never allow someone

    to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option”
    KAREEM77 KAREEM77 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    I don't like working in the hospital

    but I need to for experience. hospital experience is essential and will serve as bridge to my dream. And so I need to sacrifice. I tried applying to almost all hospitals nearby but they kept on telling me that I don't have enough experience, or I am not qualified for the...
    icedwithin17 icedwithin17 26-30, F May 6

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    I met my wife on the internet from Spain she

    was pregnant we talked for 7 mths before we decided to meet. 3mths after she had her son which I named they both flew to the U.S. I pick they from the Airport @ went to my mothers to meet @ that didn go well after that there's been nothing but drama for 6yrs. None of my family...
    Vafamly Vafamly 36-40, M 6 Responses May 6

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    I want to tell someone

    but I won't. Not even online
    vicecreama vicecreama 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Anytime that I'm feeling more sad

    than other days, I call them the "I have no hope" days. I act way more weird that I would usually act to the point where I have to tell myself to settle down and that I'm being annoying. I always try to convince myself that I'm happy and it never works. I haven't been extremely...
    m4riiam m4riiam 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17

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    It is kinda expected.

    When a person asks how you are do they really expect the truth? Not really.. More of a "I'm good" response. People really don't want to know, so you keep it to yourself. How many secrets do we all hold? Infinite amounts.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 11

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    It is my business and my problems,

    so I just dont broadcast it. everyone has their own burdens. I f i do feel the need, iwill.
    ShockArmstrong ShockArmstrong 56-60, M 2 Responses May 20

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    I have alot to let out

    that needs answers
    Vafamly Vafamly 36-40, M May 5

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    so ya i keep my relationship to myself mainly

    because im not alowed to say anything to anyone. so keeping things to myself im pretty good at it. i can hear his word " dont say anything baby cuz u know what wil happen if u do " but sometimes id just like to get it out and talk to someone just once not so the would help me...
    katie1106 katie1106 22-25, F 2 Responses May 15

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    whydoeseveryonehateme whydoeseveryonehateme 16-17, M May 5

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    everyone else just tells me what they are going

    to do and they tell me what they want, yet I have such a hard time doing the same. I want to walk away from people who don't deserve me but I can't because I am afraid I'm going to be alone. Also no one would care if I did.... can anyone relate?
    ameyer09 ameyer09 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I don't say what I want,

    so I never get what I want. I have alcohol hidden in the house. I have a secret lover. I have a journal that no one can read. I do not tell people my thoughts or opinions. I am locked in this polite persona. It is what makes me "successful" but it is also very stifling...
    Directionless450 Directionless450 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 27

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I'm slowly beginning to resent my partner.

    I'm not sure when it started, but I feel like I've had to hold back and haven't stood up for myself when instead I should. There's a lot of useless bickering that goes on until no end and if I stand up to some of the things that happen or what he says that hurts he denies it and...
    theincarnated1 theincarnated1 26-30 8 Responses May 20

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    aliyafaith aliyafaith 22-25, F 6 Responses May 12

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    CloudyForest CloudyForest 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I tend to just swallow my emotions

    and I've definitely never been a big fan of talking about how I feel. This site has become a spot where I feel I can unload some of those feelings...whether this is a healthy practice remains to be seen.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 11

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    It takes every bit of will power I have not to

    sit and cry at work. I moved to another state a few months back for my job. My boyfriend was coming down later. He was supposed to be here on Monday. He texted me in the morning saying that he was leaving. And then nothing. Nothing on Monday, even when I asked if he knew when...
    thelasttoknow thelasttoknow 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Sometimes I don't feel i have friends.

    I mean i have few but i'm not sure if they are real ones and i often feel alone :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I feel so alone. I know it's entirely my fault

    for isolating myself, and that makes it worse. I spend too much time locked up in my own head. Nobody from my old school cares about me for anything other than my ability to do their homework for them or act as a free therapist when they want help. Nobody at my new school cares...
    MurderAndCreate MurderAndCreate 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Music keeps me alive.

    Literally I was about to do something that I'm not proud to announce, when I just stopped. And I told myself that I could make it. I broke down and just… sang to myself, barely above a whisper, for at least an hour. Whenever I feel the world is mad at me(which is often) I just...
    SoulIsAGirl SoulIsAGirl 13-15, F May 10

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    There are many reasons

    that I keep things to myself. the #1 reason being that the majority of the world just doesn't give a ****. The few who do give a **** would leave me if I did tell them what I'm thinking. So there really is just no reason to talk. Unless spoken to. And then I say just enough...
    GirlEnigma GirlEnigma 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    there's nobody to rely on except yourself.

    Yeah maybe you want someone to listen to your woes, anguish,or whatever emotions you have; but at the end of the day you will be left alone. there maybe your family or friends but no matter what they advise you to do the decision will still be up to you. just my opinion.
    icedwithin17 icedwithin17 26-30, F 13 Responses Apr 23

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    Why won't this on person answer me like we've

    been best friends for awhile
    whydoeseveryonehateme whydoeseveryonehateme 16-17, M 1 Response May 5

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    I'm tired, it's 4:26AM

    and still can't sleep. I really hate my self. a lot of problems come from my family, my university, my job. and no one seems understand. really tired
    metome metome 22-25, M 3 Responses May 7

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Samousse Samousse 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 13

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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, 2014

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    My sister does not care

    that I am alone! She is always busy, never calls on phone, just email me whenever to see if I am alive! I make an effort, but useless!
    franzie86 franzie86 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not happy anymore

    but people think I'm happily married 😔
    aylavyu aylavyu 36-40, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I feel like breaking down any second soon,

    even few words from a silly song make me freeze when they remind me of what I dont want to be reminded of..
    GRda GRda 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    I am so used to not telling anyone any thing

    that I don't even know how to express my feelings. I have kept so much bottled up inside of me. it hurts. I have become so used to the pain that I feel numb. I feel as if my feelings don't matter so I don't talk about it. a lot of times I feel I cone across as being negative and...
    laceeann laceeann 41-45, F 1 Response May 18

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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 10 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    The worst thing you can do to your____ what

    then happened to your ______ lol Does anyone have a good quote
    whydoeseveryonehateme whydoeseveryonehateme 16-17, M 1 Response May 5

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    I really love this app.

    I'm so thankful I found it. Really good & awesome people on here that take time of their day to let you know that you aren't alone. This is awesome. I appreciate it.
    notkem notkem 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    There's this kid at school

    that really had a crush on me, and he constantly kept saying that he's gonna get my number, and being creepy n ****, and I told him off one day and left, which he wasn't expecting because im a really quiet person, but I wasn't being mean I said it as it is that I'm not...
    gunawannalatte gunawannalatte 13-15, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Safer. That way. Not hurt

    and no misunderstandings
    pettypet pettypet 51-55, M Apr 19

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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 Dec 17, 2014

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