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I Keep Too Many Things to Myself

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    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 11 hrs ago

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    Its easier to bottle up everything

    than explain whats going on
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21

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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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    I am one of the worst at bottling my emotions.

    Not just that in the past month its all started to violently come out. In the past month I have lost my father to cancer. Also the girl I had been with for 6 years dumped me just after the funeral. After all this I feel so cold emotionally. Almost like I have no emotion till I...
    S3archn S3archn 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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    Note to self: venting does not help.

    At all. You know that. You've tried it over and over and it never solves anything or makes you feel any better. So stop bothering people with your pathetic excuses for problems.
    WakeUsAndWeDrown WakeUsAndWeDrown 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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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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    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 7 Responses Feb 14

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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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    I often never tell anyone my issues.

    My entire family and friends at school will notice something is wrong and I never tell any one of them. But yet I can somehow manage to tell the world on the internet... I don't get it. Why do I trust complete strangers more with my problems than my own friends?
    xswampyx948 xswampyx948 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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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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    For the past 2 years I have not communicated

    properly with any of my friends. Earlier I used to share my feelings with my friends.. I used to tell everything about my life.. what was good n what was bad.. but dnt knw Y but due to some reason I have stopped communicating.. I have stopped sharing my feelings my thoughts...
    vibhak87 vibhak87 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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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 6 days ago

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    Im a cutter and Im young.

    Im scared and scared. Emotionally and physically i feel drained. Ive thought about suicide but its too easy of a way out. So i went to self harm. A lot of people judge people like me so i keep it hidden but there will be one day when i will reveal and that day is not today. The...
    nycavv nycavv 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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'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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    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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    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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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
    TwoFists TwoFists 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    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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    it's crazy i have someone

    but i feel like im doin it all alone he gives me nothing and i do everything we been together 5years and evey day all i hear is it's. u not me i just want someone to love me for me not what i have or can do for u i give my all to god my kids and him and they treat me like im...
    whyithurts07 whyithurts07 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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

    life :) 😭😞 i need you..
    Ineedanangel Ineedanangel 31-35, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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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    It’s like you’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 it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 1 Response May 30, 2014

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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 1 Response 1 day 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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    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 Mar 23

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    In the past, I had a tendency to be too

    "friendly and open" with people. That got me in trouble every damn time. I know better now. What I do now is be selective of what I tell people...only when asked...not volunteer my life story. People have a tendency to use what I told them about me AGAINST ME!! I won't be a fool...
    ChiTownLady76 ChiTownLady76 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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