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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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    I have to learn how to express my feelings...to let them out (they say) ,so where do I sign up?
    thescorpiowoman thescorpiowoman 22-25, F Feb 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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    I Want To Do Whatever I Want - I just want to be able to do whatever I want, without any fear of failure.
    bearpro bearpro 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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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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    I'm going through a failed marriage due to my husband being on crystal meth.. I know he loves me but by me not engaging in his addiction he stays out a lot and he's always angry...
    draysuperswag draysuperswag 31-35, F Feb 6

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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 Am A Stranger To People I Care About. - I can't figure out why I don't let people see me for who I am. I wear masks around them, many masks for many different people. Sometimes I...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 11, 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...
    hollylynn91 hollylynn91 22-25, F Mar 26

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    It’s 3 a.m. and all is quiet in my house. My thoughts are few and far between, but every time they occur I will be the first to admit that I’m always ready to throw in the...
    Spankie1 Spankie1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    When I found out about my personality as an INTJ, I read about how many of these people, while they were like Newton, and Stephen hawking, they were also hitler and the Unabomber...
    Cristian1928 Cristian1928 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I thought she was really my best friend. That she would be there for me anytime I needed her. That she wouldn't hurt me like everyone else did. I try my best just so that she is...
    rosaluv4 rosaluv4 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    I always think to myself. I daydream too much and never really pay attention to things unless I have to. Is anyone else like this?
    BeChiBaChan BeChiBaChan 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I find that I can sympathize more with unimportant things then with some friends and even family. It feels automatic but if I see a gruesome video like love things of people dying...
    Cristian1928 Cristian1928 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I have never told what I have gone through too anyone and I think its time. I was bullied all the way through middle school, harrased for how I look. I never got over it and am not...
    louieeeeeeee louieeeeeeee 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Guys, don’t you have that one friend when you talk to him or share something with him he’s always silent and doesn’t give you what you have expected him to say or do? Like he...
    malqotifi malqotifi 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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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...
    TheUnwanted13 TheUnwanted13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    There is so many thing that I keep to myself that I wish I can tell someone so maybe I can get help but I don't Trust anyone to tell them.. So I guess I would have to keep this...
    jenny1bear jenny1bear 26-30, F Feb 19

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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...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    I feel like I act like I have no feelings and keep everything bottled up inside when I have one of the biggest hearts.. I just want other people to not think bad about me and I...
    alyak0202 alyak0202 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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...
    DreamerByNature DreamerByNature 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    I do, and i think its for the best.. Because what good would come from pouring your heart out to someone or venting to someone about your problems when you think they care but they...
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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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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    There is one thing I always keep to myself. I've had people close to me say things that are hurtful. Most of the time, I pretend that they didn't even say it. It could be...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Sometimes it feels like talking about it makes it worse...
    mcc1109 mcc1109 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I'm losing my husband to meth and it kills me softly. I'm just trying to save my marriage but it's nothing else to wait around on he's married to the drug.. It's hard to let go of...
    draysuperswag draysuperswag 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I am completely guilty of doing this. It is a bad habit. It is especially easy when you have a difficult time finding some that relates to what you are going through...
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I often want to express myself, but I'm not good with words verbally. I often hold back my true and meaningful thoughts because I don't expect people to care. Its hard for me to...
    Bscott34 Bscott34 18-21, M Feb 18

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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...
    Cristal0330 Cristal0330 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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...
    BinteEshrat BinteEshrat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 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...
    citygirl9841 citygirl9841 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    That's always the argument I have with my boyfriend that I don't tell him enough stuff that stresses me out. I've tried to be better but of course it takes time I'll get there and...
    dast3830 dast3830 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I keep things to myself cos I'm scared to talk to people, I feel like I'm bothering everyone with my small problems. I feel like I sound like an immature bratty child. I feel...
    greymonster greymonster 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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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...
    lyndssyrmz lyndssyrmz 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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...
    GodlySmith GodlySmith 16-17, M Jan 14

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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...
    amateurgenius amateurgenius 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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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...
    lostinwunderland lostinwunderland 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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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...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Not A Burden - I keep things to myself because I do not want to burden others with my problems. Everyone has issues of their own and I don't like being the one to add to someone...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 14 Responses May 28, 2013

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    I just really want to share this thought I've always kept to myself. Im really a good listener and very supportive and helpful to my friends. But at the same time I don't like it...
    xtranquility xtranquility 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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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...
    HannahSDavis HannahSDavis 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I'm a pressure cooker and for a week I've been leaking, ready for a massive explosion! I tell nothing to no one and I can't do it anymore! Trying to reach out but no takers... That...
    exbunner exbunner 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Thoughts, opinions, ideas, questions, problems, concerns, and feelings: these are all things that I don't feel like burdening others with. I feel that if I reveal any of them, the...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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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...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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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...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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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 6 Responses Jan 13

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    Thank goodness for EP ;) now I just let it all out!
    iDntCurr iDntCurr 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Lately, I've been in such a weird mental place. I'm used to thinking positively and always looking on the bright side of things. I want to get back to that place. I want peace and...
    trainwrek trainwrek 22-25, M Feb 16

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    In growing up we are taught not only by our fathers but by our mothers as well to keep things to ourselves. Our feelings. Our desires. Our dreams. Our opinions. The one reason they...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M Feb 18