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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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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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    i wanna help but i am

    so helpless on the situation. i keep my mouth shut but deep inside forlorn is currently on my system. i don't want them to think that i don't care . i just want them to think that i am in control of the situation. i care, i just don't know what to do anymore.
    icedwithin17 icedwithin17 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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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'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 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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    War doesn't decide who is right .

    ...just who is left!
    5chuck6 5chuck6 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    Good morning guys. First,

    I'd like to apologize for my stories that are not detailed enough. From now, I'll give u guys a better detailed story so you can have a better understanding. I'll try my best to make it as informative and short as possible so that I don't bore u guys. Thank you all. Have a great...
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    CloudyForest CloudyForest 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I don't really have someone I can't tell all my

    problems to. If I tell me best friend that I'm dating someone, she would say I shouldn't since I'm still young and all that. I know she's trying to think good for me but I just need someone to trust me. If I tell my parents something like that, they would get mad at me and that...
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    So let me start by telling you guys the full

    story. There's this guy. We started dating after he messaged me on FaceBook. At the beginning he would call and message often. Later, We started going out on dates. Then he invited me over to his place a few times. We'd have a few drinks and I'd leave. Then as I became more...
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F 15 Responses Jun 3

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    auburngirl52 auburngirl52 51-55, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm saying all the things

    that is bothering me: 1. my mom has cancer. 2. my dad's lower back is almost broken that will prevent him from walking 3. I question my faith in God so much lately 4. my older brother has lost his leg. 5. I've been single for almost 5 years. 6. my little brother is a little...
    garry232 garry232 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 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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    I had spinal fusion surgery in 2012

    because I blew out 2 discs at work. They put me on some pretty strong pain killers and a medication called Lyrica. Lyrica made me so paranoid that I couldn't drive down the road without thinking someone was following me. I was also scared to look in mirrors because I thought...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 12

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    I keep too many things bottled up,

    but when I try to talk about things it seems to never come out right or its taking wrong, so sometimes I wonder what's worse.
    1tomcat 1tomcat 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    Samousse Samousse 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 13

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    Hunniedewmelon Hunniedewmelon 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    I feel like I'm slowly losing the ability to

    properly communicate with friends and family. Even this account is unknown to any of them. I opened it to try to write and not feel judged, like some form of self therapy?....And it's like after what happened with my ex, all I've done is shut myself out somehow....Every day more...
    Xylo30 Xylo30 26-30, F 14 Responses Jun 12

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    Last time I let a girl in,

    I ended up with the bitter end of a raw deal.. she noticed my depression, and wanted to help, so I let her, I eventually fell for her, but was never gonna tell her. she eventually found out and refused to speak to me till this day, I never even got so much of a chance to explain...
    Heishi Heishi 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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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    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.
    Giselle1231 Giselle1231 22-25, F 3 Responses May 25

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    I don't talk about my problems very often.

    Partially because I have trust issues and don't know who is going to gossip or turn into a bully or not... and partially because when I do talk about my problems it backfires. People tend to judge me too harshly and say I'm being too dramatic, silly or stupid, or they use it as...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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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 usually always bottle the drama

    and the problems of my life within my heart. I never really talk to anyone about them and sometimes it gets the best of me resulting in breaking down and wanting to kill myself.
    jayslay13 jayslay13 18-21, M Jun 8

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    if I didn't keep almost all these things to

    myself I could've been happier now or hospitalized for saying all of what I've held back saying before
    mechanicman96 mechanicman96 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 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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    My heart breaks for someone

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

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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 5 Responses May 21

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    When I was 11, I was very interested in ghosts.

    At school, I had the balls to go on about them nonstop. At night, I would almost sh1t my pants in fear. There were nights I couldn't sleep so I would resort to my big sister. She had a king sized bed. She was chill and didn't mind me sharing it with her. The fact that I'm a late...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 16

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    So, tomorrow is my 8 month anniversary with my

    boyfriend and we are going to the pool. Unfortunately there's this girl that we hang out with who is highly manipulative and she texted him asking for money so she could go to the pool with us. We already don't get much time to ourselves and tomorrow he's having me, him, this...
    xXBrokenGirl10Xx xXBrokenGirl10Xx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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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    I have been self harming is different ways

    for years. I just kept it inside.
    macyisnotonfire212121 macyisnotonfire212121 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    I have been told by many people

    that I don't know how to show my feelings. Mostly all of my exes have thought the same I had one call me a robot because I didn't know how to affectionately show emotion to a sad story she was telling me about her past so she got frustrated and called me a robot. It's not that I...
    SineyElle89 SineyElle89 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    Hahaha lately I think I'm not keeping enough

    things to myself....oh well
    VaultHunter VaultHunter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    The only people in open with its God

    and myself. I'm too afraid to have my spirit broken, so I tell people after I've accomplished something.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 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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    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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    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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    I have secrets that involve my gambling

    addiction. I pray for help and then do it again over and over. I am deeply depressed afterward.pick myself up, only to do it again.
    tjaseckas tjaseckas 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    I feel like I have lost myself in my thoughts.

    I really want to talk to someone share what's in my mind but I can't. I want someone to understand my life my choices without having an opinion without judging. Sometimes I just want to explode I can't handle it anymore but I literally have no one that I can trust and most...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    Been having hard time with the Loss of my wife.

    she passed in Feb 23 of this year. I went to her grave site today and it has my having panic attacks. I just miss her
    Jmurphy5 Jmurphy5 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 13

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