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I Sometimes Can't Talk About Whats Hurting Me

When the words just won't come out 5,266 People

    Read my experiences..

    I am TRYING to tell my parents that I am depressed and at times suicidal but my dad told me that it's stupid when people commit and that it's for attention and they should get help.. I am getting help, aka school counseling but it ISN'T HELPING ME!.. I feel like I really need...
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    So you pissed me off tonight you did not stay

    by me like I asked. You did not even play with me so way are we doing this?
    karienight karienight 26-30, F Jul 20

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    Maybe One Day

    I wish I found it easy to talk about everything but I avoid talking about the things that really hurt me a lot of the time. I'd rather keep it inside, away from the people who love me so I don't bother or burden them. I don't trust easily, even less than before with what has...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    "Stick and stones may break your bones

    but words will never hurt me." but "The tongue can shatter souls". What contradicting things both is true but words really can shatter or bind someone's soul. Words can't hurt you physically but if you spend every day of your life being abused by words, it hurts more than being...
    middlechild274 middlechild274 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Gothicemogirl Gothicemogirl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Putting it into words is the hardest part about

    talking to someone who wants to know why I'm hurting inside.. If I could, I would open up my heart and let everything gush out all at once, but something is stopping me. I don't know what it is.. It just makes me freeze up and push everything down deeper into the infinite, black...
    cynicalsmile cynicalsmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Like all marriages we have had our ups

    and downs. I have even written many stories on how we overcame some of our difficulties through honest communication. Yet I was the one in the dark all along. Alone in this marriage. I was certain for years I had found my soulmate. Well actually to be honest I had.... but I...
    2wiceasnice 2wiceasnice 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    may be for me its most of the time i cant talk,

    cause no words will rly explain what hurts me or no one will care or i will need days to say all that hurts me ...
    zezo0 zezo0 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    lola992 lola992 22-25, F 11 Responses Jun 29

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    I never had anyone to talk to

    when I was younger. I had a rough childhood and everywhere I turned there was always abuse, and the reminder that no one cares. I kept things bottled up and I still do that now. I still feel that no one cares, even if they ask I think "they don't really care" and I know it's not...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    So being clean is the hardest thing I have ever

    done in my life. But days go by and I don't think about it but than a day like today and I think about that high and the feelings I had with it. Everyday I fight to stay clean but somedays are better than others. Ten years clean from meth and I hope today is not the day I go...
    karienight karienight 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    its just hard for me most of the time.

    sometimes ill go to do it on here and realize wait i don't want the people who have known or gotten to really know me to know whats wrong. so i don't.
    Stormymusic599 Stormymusic599 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Most people aren't really interested about

    other people's problems. True, there are many very good people who are genuinely concerned and will be there for you but these people are far outnumbered by people who don't want to know. That's why there is no point telling people around you about your problems. Much better to...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 1 Response May 18

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    I Can't

    And to be honest, I don’t want to.   I don’t want to see you, hear you or hear others speaking of you. I don’t want anything to do with you. For now.   I realize that that sounds extremely harsh, but I know no easier way to say how I feel: I, with the vocabulary I possess...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    I can't express the feelings I'm feeling right

    now. Maybe lonely, depressed, or overwhelmed. I usually go on ep to help others when they're feeling down, and I post when I'm feeling down. But I feel stuck in my life right now, and I feel like I'm in a never ending circle. Everyday I wake up go to school, come home and do...
    CSCE720 CSCE720 13-15, F Apr 30

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    My Dad passed away, suddenly,

    last year. The year before-I lost my brother and my grandfather. I have 3 kids and am married. When my dad died, I took off 2 weeks from a job I loved and when I went back, I just couldn't do it anymore. I was in sales. Always smiling. Always friendly. Always helpful. Always...
    justathought2014 justathought2014 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I would like to talk about stuff

    but the only one I can talk to is my boyfriend and he just gets mad and makes it worse. no one understands the life I have lived and thinks that some things that bother me are stupid.. but if they would just take the time to listen maybe they would understand.
    gain123xO gain123xO 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I've always had difficulty talking about my

    problems, not only because i'd probably just choke up and become an emotional mess before I even finish a sentence, but I feel like I shouldn't be burdening others. I used to find comfort in writing those feelings down, but lately I struggle to do even that. Maybe because I'm...
    ohfrack ohfrack 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Yes, its quite offen

    that I can't tell people who are really close to me that they are hurting me ... just because I wouldn't want them to be hurt by my saying so.
    toohottoresist toohottoresist 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 23

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    Sometimes being in a open marriage can make you

    crazy. We both at some point live different life's and talk to other people but we have to remind them and are selfs that we are not leaving our spouse for the other person this can be come hard and sometimes people get hurt, I always tell them up front about what I am looking...
    karienight karienight 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I have always been quite.

    Never to say much, But having millions of thoughts rushing through my head. I don't talk about those things because as self defense against all those people that would shut me down when I would talk. Now my parents are having a divorce and my head and heart are about to explode...
    MildLife MildLife 13-15, M Jun 23

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    When Will The Hurt Stop

    I somehow manage to find something to feel hopeful, positive about where my daughter's health problems and all that goes with it are concerned.  I do it for two reasons.  It's the only way I can keep going another day and it's important to me for her to see me upbeat so I can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    People in general don't always seem to

    understand. Or maybe it's just the people I seem to encounter right now in my life, they don't care.
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 18-21, F 5 Responses May 14

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    Emptiness

    Every day, I am feeling more and more distant with him and my reality. Last night, I walked without him with my dog. He was waaay too tired so I told him to rest. I was buried in thoughts during my stroll. Many have asked me that I needed a "strong enough reason WHY I wanted to...
    airzm airzm 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    The Words Don't Come

    I get quiet when I'm hurting...don't have a lot to say. I get lost inside my feelings and the words don't come.
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    I have a hard time vocalizing the way I feel.

    I think about it too long and by the time I've sorted my emotions and figured out how to put them into words I've either lost the moment or have convinced myself it was petty and silly. Then the next time it happens I'm angry with myself for not addressing the situation. I also...
    Skywanderer Skywanderer 36-40, F 1 Response May 13

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    I just can't. I wouldn't be able to stand the

    looks they give me or them telling others about my depression. My mom has a big *** mouth and gives the worse advice. (For example: "If you're upset, just get over it. I don't care, you don't need help."
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    Because

    It's not because I'm not articulate. It's not because I don't understand. And it's not because of fear. It's because sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 10 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Silently...

    it just feels like being silent is easier...
    angelcutie angelcutie 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Always Put On A Front.

    No matter how I am feeling, I always put a smile on my face and bury the pain away. I am known at work for always smiling. People comment on my smile, they like it so much. Say it is nice when I come through work smiling every morning. Yet they would be amazed if they knew how...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    I tend to break down

    and fall whenever i try to explain stiff like this or i have an panic attack, its so hard to talk about it whenevere you feel like you might be judged for saying what you feel
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    If you believe in God,

    or nothing or some other deity, I feel like it's a cruel piece in our genetic make up for us to seek companionship. It's something we have no control over, someone else wanting us. It just leaves a hole in you where someone should be but no one wants to be, and the unfilled...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I become angry and can't Express how I feel,

    I get so angry and start to breathe heavy and out of control, I can't cry and can't explain what I feel. Those moments are bad
    JstAnotherGirl JstAnotherGirl 18-21, F Jun 23

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    Sometimes I have a hard time opening up about

    my problems I feel that it makes me look weak and most people want understand any ways
    ryanw93 ryanw93 18-21, M Jun 5

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    Have you ever felt like you talk about

    something too much so you go away from that topic. But then all you can do is sit there letting it eat you up inside because you want to talk about it?
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    My dad is hurting me.

    I love him and want the best for him but I can't believe he is so stupid and arrogant and verbally abusive and hurt "his dog". Everyone talks to him about it and he just yells at them wtf. Yeah, my mom blames it on the brain surgery but he isn't going to get any better. Why does...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M Jun 5

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    Thecherkster Thecherkster 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    I really have a hard time just expressing

    myself out loud. It's because I'm in fear of hurting the ones I care for & love. I could go days without anyone knowing what is REALLY bothering me. Sometimes I just keep it inside and then I end up having it build up until I explode (which is rarely)
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I've told this secret before.

    Once using my vocal cords. About three using the same thumbs I'm using now. I was molested four times when I was fifteen and sixteen. But what I managed to forget, to bury was that the day before the last time (Christmas Eve 3:00 am) I had, had sex with the boy is been in love...
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    It's hard to express my feelings to others

    verbally because I can't really trust people . Find it easier to express pain and emotion through writing
    ChrisMackin ChrisMackin 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Like right now. All of a sudden I'm missing the

    person. All of a sudden I'm relating anything that's happening to me to her. A song that randomly popped up. A line from a TV series. Even food. What I feel for her to be specific. Yet I can't even express how I feel the way I want to. I may not be hurt. I might just be...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Jun 1

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    my best friend wants to kill her self

    and cuts but she has a perfect life and I have it so much worse
    ballinplayer ballinplayer 13-15, F 1 Response May 19

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    I agree with most people on here

    that I feel like a burden when I talk about my emotional issues, I feel like I'm complaining, and I feel confusing and like I'm going crazy. But sometimes I literally can't talk about what's hurting me because I don't actually know why I'm so sad or in so much pain. It's...
    trytostealthisname trytostealthisname 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 28

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    Strangled

    I don't bottle things up... not intentionally at least. I have somebody that I would like to share everything with, someone whom I trust completely, but it seems that sometimes the words just won't come. As much as I trust this person, I find that I can't even trust myself...
    hacky2012 hacky2012 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Like right now. I'm hurting

    but I couldn't tell anyone about it. I don't want to become a burden to them. I know that everyone has their own problem and I don't want to add one to theirs. I just want to lock myself up in my room for days and not talk to anyone.
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    Having MS is hard you don't see it on the

    outside of me so. But on the inside my body is in more pain than most people can take.
    karienight karienight 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    I've always had a hard time talking about

    myself. I can write them down in a journal but never for anyone to read. I tried a therapist but that was a waste of money. I hardly trust anyone to tell them much of anything.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response May 19

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    Talk about your feelings.

    ...... Good or bad feelings need expression, freedom to reveal themselves it's not good to hide behind a smile when your heart is breaking, by letting out your feelings your pain is released and your able to reconstruct your life, think of other things that will make you happy...
    Lydia66 Lydia66 46-50, F 31 Responses Jun 23

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    My mom left when I was 11.

    I am now in my 20s. I can't really talk to her about how I REALLY feel because she thinks it's over in the past and needs to be forgotten. I get that, but I still suffer.
    chattyM chattyM 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Sometimes I Just Stop Talking...

    I find it so hard to talk about things that have hurt or upset me..things in my past are espeially difficult to talk about...I'd just rather not do it at all...I hate argueing or someone being mad or dissapointed with me...I can't get people around me to understand my feelings or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    It's hurts so ya sometimes it's just way to painful to talk about
    wolfy14 wolfy14 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So, recently I met up with a close friend of 6-7 years, and it just feels really awkward between us. It has been 1-2 years since we really talked much. We went to separate schools...
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    It's not that I can't. I don't know how.
    notuh notuh 31-35, M Aug 17

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