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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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

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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 :(
    Ladylockedheart Ladylockedheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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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 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    I've always wanted to share life with someone

    who wanted to share it with me, even when I was a kid. I'm thinking I have to much of an independent attitude, maybe I just don't scream and throw a tantrum enough, I like to think I'm just that damn good but ... I end up keeping too much to myself. I carry around stuff that...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Have you ever felt like you can't talk to the

    people you trust and love most because you're afraid to be a burden? They know you need their help and they say " come to us anytime, we want to help you." And when you need help, you go and find them and realise they're busy living happy lives. You're not jealous of them, in...
    swimswithcrocs swimswithcrocs 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I don't know why the relationship between me

    and who id call my best friend is different It was fine when she was with her now ex. He always wanted to talk to me and hang out. And now that she's got this new boyfriend who's introducing her to all these new things and their always together it's like she doesn't need me in...
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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, 2014

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    Ya I keep everything thin I never share how I

    feel or what wrong or that with any one
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's not that I don't share a lot of what goes

    on in my head, I just don't point out some of the spectacular things happening around me. I won't point out the lovely contrast of the colours of two different flowers, I won't tell my friend how wonderful the rain feels on my face. I'm not sure why I don't verbalize how I'm...
    LetMeFIy LetMeFIy 18-21, F Feb 5

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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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    time to let go to a person

    who could just listen. I seek neither vent nor reaction. just a silhouette to let my heart....
    tellmeurheart tellmeurheart 31-35, M 10 Responses Feb 13

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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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    I feel like I'm overflowing right now; there's

    too much going on. But I can't talk to anyone. My former best friend blabs everything I say to my work colleagues. We don't speak anymore. My mother blabs everything I say to her work/church friends within seconds of our conversations. She decided to share my personal...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    Chineselight Chineselight 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    That's it. I'm no longer opening up to anyone.

    Nothing good ever comes of it. I'm sick of being thought of as weak and pathetic by everyone with whom I'm stupid enough to tell the truth. I'm gradually closing up more and more as time passes, withdrawing further into myself. Maybe it's unhealthy; who cares? I wonder how long...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    there are things about me

    that no one knows.... it's almost as if I live a double life... I want to tell someone ... yet I don't want to be judged or have people micro managing me after they find out.... goshhh
    cherBearCJ cherBearCJ 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    I'm like a tortoise living in a metaphorical

    shell, I'm always the listener never the talker.
    XUD9 XUD9 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 13

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    I just want someone to care about me & think

    about me from time to time & worry about me
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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, 2014

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    Yet, when I speak up

    or say how I feel I'm never listened to or my feelings are never shared. So, I usually just keep my ****** mouth shut.
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 17

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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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    Ive been talking to an older man hes 30

    and im 19. Im really starting to like him. Is that bad?
    imthat90ssgirl imthat90ssgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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, 2014

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    My heart breaks for someone

    who was never mine.
    sleonard777 sleonard777 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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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 7 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    tlizzy531 tlizzy531 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Its my birthday today

    and I have nobody to share it with.
    only19 only19 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    Im not happy ..im always afraid

    and when something good happens i vry because im afraid it will end :(
    MySadStory10 MySadStory10 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I desperately need a job a source of income it's

    so important :( I'm screwed if it doesn't happen soon idk what to do help please
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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    MilenaLena MilenaLena 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I don't like that I can't explain how I feel to

    someone I'll start to talk and then just stop I hide everything I feel
    briannaann814 briannaann814 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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, 2014

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    It's better to be silent at all.

    Whenever I'm having rough times, I just want something to do for me to keep busy and apparently cannot think the things that will probably hurt me. Instead of moping around, sit in the corner, cries a river, I enjoyed watching movies to divert my attention and feelings. Goes...
    Choirayla Choirayla 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    mrsalpacino mrsalpacino 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    gaveegee gaveegee 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I have kept many things to myself.

    Now that I’m older and certain circumstances have occurred, I wished that I’ve have been more open. Now if I would talk about some of them it would appear to people that I love that I was dishonest or lied, and it isn’t that simple. I just never disclosed that...
    Raven57 Raven57 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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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, 2014

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    I am so uptight person .

    Never been out of my shell . I feel like nobody will understsnd me and they will only judge me so better keep things to my self 😓
    anafo anafo 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Why do we even have "feelings"?

    During our creation, why were emotions even involved? Yeah, without the bad, we can't have the good; but, in all essence, it would be so much easier if things were either yay or nay.....#IHateFeelingSad
    MochaBrown76 MochaBrown76 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I keep a lot to myself most of the time.

    It's a lot easier than having to always explain myself to people especially when I don't really even know what's going on.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    what about your life makes it worth living?

    i personally can't answer that question. seems as if the only reason im even here is because im to scared to take it into my own hands. i see beauty in the world but i do not see beauty in my own life. ive already given up and the idea of a happily ever after. for the first time...
    livingpositively livingpositively 22-25, M 5 Responses