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I Shut Down When I'm Overwhelmed

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    ....to be really honest... I don't need to be drunk to do stupid things!!!!!
    fenomen02 fenomen02 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Yes I do. I like all genres of music from jazz to classic rock. It relaxes me and at times helps me get through my day. Currently I'm listening to the distinct voice of John...
    SapioT SapioT 41-45, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm 22, working part time and going to school. I'm really in need of some extra cash. So if anyone can give me some good ideas on ways I can make extra money in a fast and legal...
    LadyLyric311 LadyLyric311 22-25, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    People totally expect me to tell them I'm doing fine. They don't want to hear anything else from me. So, I'm forced into living a lie. I have to put up with everyone's sh!t and...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happens a lot, I'm just glad I'm not the only one, lol
    Christy243 Christy243 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I have a mask I put on in front of everyone I seem to care about, family, friends, even complete strangers. I don't know if it's because I'm a coward, or because I feel they wouldn...
    Mau5ington Mau5ington 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just want to scream and say I'm not fine far from it but I can't so I just smile and say I'm fine.
    binxxy binxxy 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    because I like to see people happy. If I'm going through sad times, I don't want to bring my friends down as well...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't like to burden other people with my problems so I usually tell people I am doing fine even if that isn't the case. I know it's not good to keep your feelings bottled up...
    underpressure417 underpressure417 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Today, listening to Kanye West's: The New Workout Plan from The College Dropout. I'm nodding my head and swaying my shoulders while singing the lyrics, " Thats right, put in work...
    Lena1982 Lena1982 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    broken hand...wall... gamecube... uhmm should i keep going?
    mysticroach mysticroach 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Doing stupid things when I drink. My dad has a huge stash and never noticed
    Yplv Yplv 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old Sometimes I say even when I'm not because I went through a heart broken or just have no one to talk to
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I tend to keep things bottled up. I don't like feeling that I'm bothering people. I realize that it would be better telling people when I have problems. I'm working on it.
    AMK1985 AMK1985 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I re-read our conversations thinking it would alleviate the suffering of missing you...but it only makes me miss you more. šŸ’”
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    But then I stopped. It's pointless to re-read lies.
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 51-55, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Half the time, I don't even feel like I did anything wrong. I'm just apologizing because I don't like fighting. But I still think it takes a big person to offer an apology, because...
    azurerush azurerush 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I got a haircut recently and hated it. I told my mom and she asked why. I told her they thinned it too much. She kept asking why despite the fact that I told her already and that I...
    EcoReibun EcoReibun 70+, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "I'm dying and I'm trying but believe me I'm fine. But I'm lying, I'm so very far from fine."
    DylanEliz923 DylanEliz923 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/bjKFb-4t_vg I may not be where I want to be, but I'm working on it!
    TheContractor TheContractor 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I woke up in my best friends bed with him
    diaperbuster911 diaperbuster911 18-21, M a week ago

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    Nothing to hide, it's a instant response, a mere formality. At the supermarket carting the trolly full of groceries. Arrive at the check out and the person at the counter smiles...
    helmsdeep helmsdeep 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Even with very little to no friends I still feel alone. in truth when a person has spent so many years in isolation as I have you would tend to feel alone. it's how I feel now...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I guess this feeling never really goes away, no matter who is sitting next to me, I can't lie to myself, I know they can't really see me. I know they don't want to really see me, I...
    quietlucy quietlucy 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm always depressed. It's kind of like..a natural thing for me. I've started to become friends with the dark side of me that keeps wanting to control me. When I'm crying and...
    Sicgoat173 Sicgoat173 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    The best thing in life is this when your alone and listening to music and maybe smoking weed lol XD
    soullessnight000 soullessnight000 13-15, F Jan 29

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    Behind my happy posts is not a happy person. Well, most of the time. What most people don't know is that I am usually depressed but will tell everyone that I am okay when I am...
    caringsisterof11siblings caringsisterof11siblings 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    Really. I say sorry to walls when I walk into them and to pencils when I drop them
    lizzielula5 lizzielula5 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Sorry is this is offensive if you say sorry and you are Canadian but I'm pretty sure this is a Canadian thing
    lizzielula5 lizzielula5 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm pretty drunk and high right now because of you lol screw you....maybe I have a problem
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Don't let my expression fool you if I am smiling. The one on my face is transitory and does not reflect what's really going on inside. But then, the one on my face is all anyone...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M Jan 27

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    It's the worse thing ever, you get depressed stop caring about yourself and your thoughts pile up in your head until you go, let them out, make a fool of yourself. You turn into a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27

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    So do I but I'm funny and have a great time
    tazzs tazzs 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I am so bad that my kids text me please don't pull up playing Rakim or Biggie!! They know their mom loves her music turned up to the max! When I drive its TURN Up time!! Especially...
    MzMecka1969 MzMecka1969 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Anywhere north of Lone Pine on Highway 395 .....Driving fast in my Mustang, windows down, music cranked up to 11 Almost paradise
    DanTheMcEpic DanTheMcEpic 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I act weird when I'm wide awake being weird is in my daily routine
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 25

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    I keep everything bottled in , at times I am able to manipulate my mind on forgetting the past and making myself know I deserve better and good things will come my way. Im insecure...
    findingtruth828 findingtruth828 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    He said, "One day you'll leave this world behind So live a life you will remember." My father told me when I was just a child These are the nights that never die My father told me...
    Tatska Tatska 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Iā€™m on my second martini and getting ready to cook dinner for my mother.
    NekkidJoe NekkidJoe 56-60, M Jan 22

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    My mum told me that when someone asks how you are you say fine, cos they don't really want to hear your problems.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 22

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