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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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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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    I can't talk to family they don't understand.

    I have one friend... I need to stop dumping Ε‘hΓ―t on her
    anon42402 anon42402 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21

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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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    I keep things to myself

    because its a waste of time to try to explain what goes on in my head to stupid people. I like intelligent people because they can comprehend what i say. To stupid people, i seem super mysterious and interesting. My secrets make me, well me
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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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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    Samousse Samousse 22-25, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think I am just a really private person.

    I don't have a Facebook, Instagram or anything like that...I just don't feel the need to share every detail of my life. I have a few close friends, but overall, it's kind of hard to get to know me when you meet me. It's not that I don't want friends...I'm just very choosy with...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Yeah too many things.

    ..but I'm used to lying awake in my thoughts anyway....
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Where is god? All i wanted is to have a simple

    life :) 😭😞 i need you..
    Ineedanangel Ineedanangel 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    I have so many things

    that I keep to myself because I wouldn't know where to start telling you about me
    bigbill75 bigbill75 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm trying to fix that.

    I always bundle it up and once you say something just to make me mad I will flip on who ever it is that was there at the wrong time. It's really hard not to, but I took the time away from class to go talk to a counselor. Helped a little bit.
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T Apr 1

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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 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 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do this because nobody gives a ****.

    They only wanna talk about themselves and their mindless jobs. I might have had a great day, brought someone back from cardiac arrest or had a horrible day with a sick baby or cancer patient...but by all means....drone on and on about how someone flirted with you or tell me...
    GirlEnigma GirlEnigma 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have always had fluid In around my left eye

    that I can poke around and it'll make a squishy noise.
    kidneygrl kidneygrl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    its sad that after 9 years in a relationship he

    still cant open up and talk to me and tell me what is on his mind he rather spill his guts to complete ****** strangers then to tje person who loves him with all her heart even after he has cheated on her at 4times might had anotjer child behind her back and just leads her on...
    akbravo akbravo 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am close to my family

    but dont have many friends and I dont have a great marriage and I just dont know what to do anymore
    tlizzy531 tlizzy531 22-25, F Mar 25

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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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    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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    Hello. I just lied to everybody

    which I normally don't. The story is 3 weeks ago I cheat on my girlfriend and once I came back from my travelling she broke up with me. She have no idea that I cheat on her and after she realised she can give us a last chance, she is doubting about her love for me. So she is...
    laurelaie laurelaie 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 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.
    JustConnie JustConnie 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Nobody care about myself

    and I feel so lonely.. I have a lot of friends I am close to my familly.... But nobody can understand me... I am suffering inside and don't know how to show that to people.... Need to show them my happiness which I don't have it anymore.. Need to show them my strength but nobody...
    laurelaie laurelaie 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    There are many things I keep to myself

    and I wonder what would happen if I were to let them all out. It could be Pandora's box tenfold.
    professional1820 professional1820 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 am surprised of how people keep talking to me,

    I am just a crappy person, I don't give anything to anyone on their birthdays, never talk about my feelings or tell people how I feel. Everybody out there seems to have a bff who they share everything with and I just can't open myself enough to really have a close friend
    UneReveuse UneReveuse 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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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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    kidneygrl kidneygrl 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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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.
    aba08 aba08 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Jan 11

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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 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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    I'd like to think of myself

    as Gatsby from F. Scott Fitz's. Appearance wise, I look like a little rich girl from the burbs and I can talk, just like one, too. I have such nice clothes, but they're all really just knock-offs, most of em. I act like I'm not financially struggling, but that's because I've...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Mar 24

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    Good Vibrations

    I feel pretty darn good today! So Im sending you my good vibes::::::: β€πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’•β€πŸ’žπŸ’˜πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’“πŸ’• Enjoy!
    LaBebe LaBebe 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    I have a hard enough time talking to people in

    general. There are some things in my past that I have never shared. Maybe they are best left there. Maybe I would feel relief to express them. Maybe I would feel more alone if I showed the real me. I wish there was an instruction book sometimes. This is me. Hugs sure do make me...
    giveitatryok giveitatryok 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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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    Safer. That way. Not hurt

    and no misunderstandings
    pettypet pettypet 46-50, M 17 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Its so hard to tell people the things racing

    through my mind... I just respond with a blank stare or silence when someone ask me how I'm doing... I wish I was ok, but I've never known balance so how could I even pretend...
    kiwikisses kiwikisses 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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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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