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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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    Itโ€™s like youโ€™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 itโ€™s over and itโ€™s gone, you almost wish that you...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 1 Response May 30, 2014

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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 Feb 19

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    When someone makes me angry,

    hurts me, or makes me feel anything other than happy, I just kinda pull into myself. This happens more often than not. To me, it just seems so obvious that what they're doing is wrong or mean or hurtful or stupid. I usually can't even find the right words to properly tell them...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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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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    Im very insecure and i feel Like my life is

    bringing me down๐Ÿ˜ญ
    mrsalpacino mrsalpacino 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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 Feb 20

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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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    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 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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    MilenaLena MilenaLena 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Good Vibrations

    I feel pretty darn good today! So Im sending you my good vibes::::::: โค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’•โค๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’• Enjoy!
    LaBebe LaBebe 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    gaveegee gaveegee 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    (cant keep this in no longer)

    why would you abort our child with out talking to me.. crap if you didnt want her. you should of gone threw the pregnancy. and I would of took her and raised her on my own.. don't come back and say you love me and your sorry. when you kept your baby's from the other three guys...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    Great. Now it's hard

    even to vent on EP about anything, because then I'm weak and needy and attention-seeking and annoying. I should just shut up. I should just stop talking about myself altogether. Clam up and close off. Project always outward, right? At least if I'm listening to someone else I'm...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Chineselight Chineselight 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    AnaSimla AnaSimla 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    is it considered a cheating

    if you're married and you do phone sex with people you don't know.
    destiny0221 destiny0221 26-30, F 25 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 heart breaks for someone

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

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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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    tlizzy531 tlizzy531 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21

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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 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 wish to apply this one "Never allow someone

    to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their optionโ€
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M Nov 25, 2014

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