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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 13-15, M Feb 5

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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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    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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    hey im a medical student

    and lately I feel like im loosing my empathy. I see alot of suffering everyday but I literally feel nothing one of the closest people in my life is sick and yet I don't feel anything
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 4

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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 option”
    KAREEM77 KAREEM77 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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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 dont talk about the past

    because I am not aloud, I dont talk about how I feel cuz I dont know how to express it, I dont talk about what is really going on in my head because I dont think anyone will understand or Im terrified someone will lock me up in a mental asylum. I dont talk or tell anyone about...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 2 Responses May 15

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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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    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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    I have no self esteem.

    My parents are poor and stress me out. I would hate to bring a girlfriend into my life knowing that my family would embarrass her.
    sinceremarcus sinceremarcus 22-25, M 5 Responses May 16

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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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    If keeping your entire life a secret from

    everyone counts as too many... Well then this is definitely the right place to post this. Life sucks, and having no one that you can trust only makes it harder. This is the only place I feel safe sharing my life story. Thank you for caring.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response May 7

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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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    aliyafaith aliyafaith 22-25, F 6 Responses May 12

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    I do share somethings,

    but most of the time I keep my real problems to myself. I don't want people to worry about me, nor do I think anyone could understand. Putting things out in the open has never really helped anything, so its safer to keep everything bundled deeply inside myself. No one needs to...
    LostInElizabeth LostInElizabeth 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    Safer. That way. Not hurt

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

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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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    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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    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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    whydoeseveryonehateme whydoeseveryonehateme 16-17, M May 5

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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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    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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    Me And My Sister Live A Life Of Emotional

    Neglect and Im Depressed, But I Love My Family So I Always Take Care Of Them, But They're Mad All The time And My Cousin Constantly Talks About Me And I Already Hate Myself, And I Cant Accept My Mom In My Life Because She Never Accepted me For Who i Am. Im Alone And I need A...
    Tdollablind Tdollablind 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have alot to let out

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

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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 12 Responses Apr 23

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    Samousse Samousse 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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 2 Responses May 17

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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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    whydoeseveryonehateme whydoeseveryonehateme 16-17, M May 5

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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