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I Need to Come Out of My Shell

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    sometimes i break out of my shell and talk but when i talk i dont even know what is comming out usual more of a conceeded point of view where i admire myself for my looks to the people around me lol which is pretty hillarious yet it would get annoying if i was them and they did...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M Jan 2, 2011

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    I Dont Know Whats Worng With Me.

    i have ben in a shell for a long time i don't feal right about being around people even family i stay in the house most of the time but i am done i cant do it no more i want to be a fun person i just don't know how to please help if you have Any advise.
    lex1661 lex1661 18-21 Jun 27, 2010

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    Title of This Group Says It All

    I came out of my shell senior year of high school, and had a blast.  Went away to school and had a blast but ended up coming back home.  Since then I've pulled myself away from people.  If i could just loosen up a bit I'm sure my life would be easier. ...
    fred7 fred7 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Is Time On My Side?

    Timing has always been important to me especially when it comes time for me to come out of my shell. I'm waay weird and strange but is always too open for my own good. I always tell people my story too soon or I either wait too long to open up about myself. I was always merely...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    I was thinking if I should take theatre to come

    out of my shell & it sounds fun also so why not ? should I or not ?
    ashleeyj5 ashleeyj5 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Ridiculously Shy. ...

    Ridiculously shy. That's me. I have a hard time talking to people about anything. I don't ever feel like what I have to say is relevant or important, or I'm afraid that the person I'm talking to is sitting there thinking about how much they wish I would just shut up and go away...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    Not the Typical Shy Person

    There are times when I'm quiet but, most of the time, I would say I talk too much.  I think my anxiety of being in awkward situations makes me babble on. It makes people confused when I tell them I'm shy or anxious because they can't see it.  I would like to come out...
    Reeny Reeny 26-30 1 Response Mar 24, 2008

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    I Want To Be Myself

    i have this werid feeling that since i changed school i cant be who i reaAlly am im quit, i dont talk that much and im getting good grades and thats not really me im the oppiste i dont care about school
    iwellsaveyou iwellsaveyou 13-15, F Jan 10, 2012

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    Am I Not Turtley Enough?

    I'm just really introverted. I tend to keep to myself and stay quiet. I know I do this way too much and the only way to end it is to do something about it, but it's so much easier to say/think than to do, right?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16, 2011

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    Psychotic Depression?

    To make a long story somewhat shorter, In January I was hospitalized with what the doctor's called a "Temporary Psychosis Episode" in which I was having extremely paranoid thoughts and thought my life was coming to an end at age 21 my reality was twisted.  It has...
    SeekingWisdom SeekingWisdom 18-21 5 Responses May 11, 2009

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    But I'm Just Too Afraid....

    This is exactly what I feel lately. I feel so sick of being me, being so secure inside my shell and afraid to take chances. I always stay in my comfort zone, and it's really hard to break out of it. Whenever I want to try to do so, there's always this feeling, FEAR. I'm afraid...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    It Is All In The Numbers

    It is all in the numbers really so keep up... 25 yr old woman marries 25 yr old man 10 yrs later divorce 35 yr old man marries 25 yr old woman maybe they stay together maybe divorce but.... 45 yr old man goes after and possibly marries 25 yr old woman so ...... 25 35 and 45 yr...
    phoenix2011 phoenix2011 36-40, F Jan 5, 2013

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    I Do Need To...

    But I don't want to though. I'm nice, comfortable & warm in my own shell. I have no desire to leave it. I need my people-free peace & quiet.
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Oct 27, 2011

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    I feel like I'm coming out of my shell.

    . I grew up where I couldn't show much of my body, I couldn't dance, I couldn't curse but now I just don't care, I wanna party, I wanna do what I wanna do
    MaciP MaciP 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    Too Quuiet

    i have no friends and whenever any1 tries to talk to me i get all embaressed and barely even speak. i have no social ife and eveen in work i barely talk i just keep to myself all the time.
    lonelygirl1998 lonelygirl1998 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Time Is Running Out...

    Most of the time I keep to myself, and it probably doesn't matter. This time, though, I need to speak up...I need to open up before it's too late. You have no idea how I feel about you...and you never will unless I tell you. I'm scared...scared that you'll laugh in my face...
    lonelyheart807 lonelyheart807 41-45, F 3 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Wish It Wasnt So Difficult..

    So now is where i tell you how i am normally a quiet person i try to keep to myself, and not bug anyone, but i try to be there for people in need or that wants to hurt themselfs because ive been down the same road to, and normally i got a "shell" that surrounds me so that i...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F Mar 8, 2011

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    How To Start?

    i am shy person. sharing feelings dont come easily to me. well i talk easily with people and have loving friends and family. but sometimes i wonder if there is someone who truly knows me. i know its because i have trouble showing who i really am. even though i am always talking...
    bett12 bett12 18-21 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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    My Shell Being the Overacti...

    My shell being the overactive, hyper, loud person. Me being quite, peaceful, calm, not wanting to make a fuss. I dont know why I feel the need to hide behind a persona i hate =s
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F Mar 25, 2008

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    My Shell

    I didn't have a shell but then the shell magically apeared. Then I cracked then shell but the shell rebuild itself and when it cracked a little once more when you came along, but now it has rebuild again once you left,I miss not having a shell because not having a shell allowed...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    But I Cant

    I have trouble coming out of my shell. I hold back sometimes on the stuff that I would like to say or do. I have trouble opening up, knowing to much stuff about me. I start to write and experience/story about myself but then I stop and erase it because I'm not sure if I can open...
    Darkfarey Darkfarey 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    Letting Go

    A couple of days ago, I sent an email to a friend.  It was a little flirty, a little suggestive.  Not really sexual, but hinting a little.  I had a bad day, I was lonley, frustrated, and wanted someone to hold me.  I wanted someone to want me.  I...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom 36-40, F Dec 26, 2009

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    Well I've came out to my mom, and sister. But no one else in my family because I don't think they'd be okay with it :s I don't wanna risk that
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    So, you want a forum. I've seen numerous requests thus far for a place outside of this page where we can have more in-depth discussions and explorations of our experiences. So, I...
    BlackholeEP BlackholeEP 18-21, M Apr 8

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    Not only do I wish this.....I feel that I have to! drives me crazy!
    jessilynn2015 jessilynn2015 41-45, T 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm tired of acting like someone I'm not.
    super563 super563 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ever try to be with a gender you do not find even the slightest interest for just because your family will disown you if you don't. That you will be hurt physically and verbally...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Denise. 6 beautiful letters that make me shudder with memories. Denise. A name that makes me remember every kiss on my cheeks, collarbones, and neck. Denise. The person that...
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Ok I need some help me and my bf are travlling ozz and I said if I wanted to move out here what would u do and he said I would have to come out here with u and then we stated...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    *PLEASE READ* I've already accepted my bisexuality and I just wanted to share my story to all of you here who are scared or confused or even ashamed of your mental and sexual...
    SonyaHazel SonyaHazel 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    HELP! I need some advice and it might seem lame and pointless but it's really hurting me and I just need an outside perspective and some real good advice and intuition from people...
    anna24ley anna24ley 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Life has been not good to me. Latley i've just been having the worst luck possible. Honestly i feel like my walls are caving in. Im fighting to keep my head up and hope my life...
    imhereforyou18 imhereforyou18 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I don't expect anybody to respond because anyway you will just say things that will probably make me worse but I really need to release myself. So there's that girl that I really...
    Nasamaru Nasamaru 16-17, M Apr 12

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    Do you think that I should come out to my wife that I am bi curious? I want to explore but do not want to do anything behind her back, even though I think that she will leave me as...
    erarmstrng erarmstrng 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 6

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    I have never been more suicidal in my life. Everything is just falling apart and I have absolutely nobody to talk to about it. The worst part is that it's all my fault and I have...
    aelizabeth3300 aelizabeth3300 13-15, F Apr 16

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    It takes me lot to brake, especially when it comes to children, but a 10 yo finally did it and I blew up. she locked herself in the bathroom over what what place in line she...
    tiffsica tiffsica 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really dislike the person who I have become and the decisions that I have made. If the me 1year ago saw me now she would be appalled. I need to come out of this lifestyle and...
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I like listening most of the time. Sometimes, theres just nothing in me that needs to come out.
    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F Apr 17

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    Why is it so difficult for us? Why does the term "Come out" even exist? I always have this wretched feeling that unstraight people are always seen as "different" or "special" or...
    ZealInspireX ZealInspireX 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I just feel like it's confusing when you first realize your bi and I want other woman to talk to who can relate but I don't want to flirt. Since I've come out on this site a lot of...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I've come out to my boyfriend as nonbinary and ace panromantic and he's very supportive and loving. He always makes me feel validated and real. And I've come out to my best-friend...
    qrdaedei qrdaedei 16-17 Apr 3

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