I Sometimes Can't Talk About What's Hurting Me

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    I freeze up... Then sometimes I don't think

    it's worth the time or hassle trying to explain to someone what is going on in my head.
    polar34 polar34
    26-30, F
    Mar 11, 2014

    I Never Talk It I Just Write It.

    99% of the time I don't talk about what hurts me in person.  Mostly because people don't have the heart to take time to listen to someone maybe comfort that person; in addition, people don't understand it.  Hence, I just shut up about it and write about it so I don't...
    Christina3 Christina3
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2010
    Kymm951 Kymm951
    18-21, F
    Dec 23, 2014

    I hate talking in person about things

    that are bothering me. Probably because I really don't like crying in front of most people. I have a much easier time talking online with people that I don't know about my problems. I do have a therapist, and I'm honest with her, but I still feel weird crying in front of her...
    PoetPrincess85 PoetPrincess85
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    Can't Talk About My Past Or My Current Life...

    I had a hard time from a girl I used to go to school with. It was when I was about 13. She would make a lot of jokes at my expense and one particular moment that stands out is when it was a day when we could come to school in our own clothes. I didn't have much fashion sense at...
    deleted deleted
    May 19, 2011

    Not to any random person.

    ..only people who I trust.many people sits there while you're talking and pretend he or she didn't hear you...
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2015

    I am to lost i give up the ghost I can't change

    any thing even talk I can't too
    leiologto leiologto
    22-25, M
    Sep 14, 2015

    Sometimes I honestly don't know.

    I'll be talking and having a nice conversation then like the next minute I'm giving one word responses and just feeling like I want to cry. And I don't know why, or like I can't explain why. Or I do know but I don't. Like I'll be like, it makes sense I feel like this, then the...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

    Sometimes there are no words to convey how deep,

    traumatic and consuming the pain truly is.
    SpitesPanties SpitesPanties
    31-35, M
    Sep 13, 2015
    Brooke6813 Brooke6813
    16-17, F
    Jan 2, 2016

    I'm new to this so I'll give it my best shot.

    A little over a year ago. Everything in my life had come to a sudden stop. My girlfriend had just broken up with me, I had immense pressure from my parents to do well in school because I always had, my football coach was pushing me to do more so I could have a better season, I...
    adaml95 adaml95
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    Too Hard..

    It's hard to talk because it's hard to explain what I'm feeling. I don't even know how I feel anymore... I'm just all jumbled up and confused. It just seems all complicated and I don't want to confuse anybody else by talking to them.I've never spoken to anyone aloud about all the...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2010

    I can't explain it :( .

    I just cant im dead inside and can't deal with it
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    I'd Keep My Distance If You'd Ask Me If You'd Beg, So Please Keep Your Distance Your Body Is Fcking With My Head

    It happend agian. I dont even know exactaly what was said or done. But i was still buzzzin, we just had sex. I felt like i wanted distance. Something he said or did kind of hurt. I cant talk about what hurts me. "i dont feel like your holding me, like you are but your...
    BellaVara BellaVara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2009

    I very rarely talk openly about what's

    bothering me to people and even when I do talk, I usually keep it pretty vague. I guess I just don't want to be a burden on anyone, I'd rather people see me in a positive mood. And I just don't think anyone can really make it better because they often say one of two responses...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim
    22-25, M
    Mar 14, 2015


    3:48am... it doesn't matter how late i stay up asking why... there will never be an answer that can make enough sense.. that can help me make sense of this... i am so angry.. why now.. why when i thought i finally got the hang of being ok, being happy.. why you.. when i got all...
    nrskjh nrskjh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2012


    You have to redirect my anger, you can't really go meeting it head out because I can steam roll you or worse - shut you out entirely which limits productivity in no shortage of ways and means. So you have to endure the barks along with the promises of a bite in order to get to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 2, 2009

    "..." "..." "..." "..."

    Even on an anonymous website I can't share my honest thoughts...now that really is lame.
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT
    31-35, F
    5 Responses May 7, 2013

    I was at work the other night

    and I wasn't feeling like myself. I guess my co-workers noticed because they kept asking me what was wrong. Well, that just made me angrier and more annoyed. Do I know what I was upset about in the first place? Not really. I just suddenly felt awful about myself and everything I...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    My mom keeps calling a trans girl an "it"

    and keeps saying it's funny how they are talking about role models because she's a bad role model
    Brooke6813 Brooke6813
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    Unspeakable ...

    There are just some things which have to remain unspoken.   Occasionally there are times when I hurt so much that I feel my insides will break and bleed.  But how can I possibly speak of those things to anyone?   If I actually voiced those feelings, gave them a...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

    Not just sometimes. I never can,

    atleast not seriously. I joke defensively about all the things that bother me but people dont realize Im not just joking.
    Quaranova Quaranova
    22-25, F
    Dec 22, 2014

    Why Talk When Noone Is Around To Hear It?

    What really hurts to me at least is how you can go around and meet people and do your part to be a friend and be there for people.  But it always seem that its only a short lived thing.  I start to get to know someone and enjoy the company and garuanteed within a...
    SpikeM SpikeM
    31-35, M
    Apr 14, 2010

    Drudging up all these old painful memories

    seems like too exhausting a task. Yet I think about and obsess over past trauma all the time. So much guilt and pain that will never go away even though I know there are so may who love me. I try to hide my emotional pain from my husband and kids. I don't want to cause them any...
    lauren71 lauren71
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014

    Why do I feel so slow?

    People tell me how smart I am. Always asking if I could help them. Yet I feel like the dumbest person in the world. Like my knowledge isn't where it should be. In all honesty my brain is quicker then my mouth. I'm not witty like my family and friends. I avoid arguments because I...
    liquorxsmile liquorxsmile
    26-30, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    It No Longer Hurts, Or Does It ???

    I won't forget you as you have forgotten me, I won't hurt you,as you have hurt me, I won't say words of anger , as you have said to me, I won't laugh as you cry, I won't judge you , as you have judged me. It no longer hurts me when you don't call, or e-mail,or simply love me. I...
    LadyGeorgiaBulldog LadyGeorgiaBulldog
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

    I used to be really open.

    Now I prefer to not talk about things. Life's easier that way. I think part of it is living in denial, but mostly I just don't want to talk or even think about things. What's the point? People rarely understand or care anyway. I used to wear my heart on my sleeve. That didn't...
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl
    26-30, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    Whenever I'm face to face with someone

    and am talking about my life, I freeze up. Words get caught in my throat and refuse to make themselves heard despite my mental coaxing. If I say anything at all, I stutter. I begin to run my fingers through my hair as I get more and more anxious. What will they think when they...
    sam394 sam394
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2014

    Even EP doesn't give me enough courage to spill

    what I go through in life. I know other people have gone through worse. This doesn't mean what I go through is simple as it may seem to others who don't go through what I do. I wish I could explain myself but maybe one day I will find a better solution.
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2015

    My parents and brother flew in

    for Thanksgiving. It's the first time we've all been back together since my accident two years ago. At the airport, my father looked disappointed when he saw me and asked, "I thought you could walk with crutches now?". I was using my chair because the cold has been really...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan
    31-35, M
    Nov 23, 2014

    Strong Enough To Admit It

     Everytime I feel something building up inside of me, I shut it. Its like I can feel the big pain in my chest, but somehow manage to hide it from the others, appearing to be tough. I wish I could really be strong enough to accept my feelings, and admit that I hurt in the...
    IhateyouMom IhateyouMom
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2009

    I just can't, if anybody would be willing to

    talk that would make me happy
    CatWithScars CatWithScars
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    To The Guy Who Has Disappeared From My Life For The Very Last Time..

    this is it then. 5 years on and I'm closing the door ...and i'll misplace the key. I'll miss you like i did every time you left.. but i'm fine... I always have been because i've always wanted you around more than i needed you around. If wherever you're headed brings you...
    nrskjh nrskjh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2011

    The quickest path to self-destruction is to

    push away the people you love.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Mar 27, 2015
    YangXiaoLong14 YangXiaoLong14
    18-21, T
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    If you want to know me.

    You gotta feel me. If you don't feel me, you don't know me.
    kai360 kai360
    18-21, M
    Dec 23, 2014

    Won't you open your eyes?

    To thee I concede , an supplication to your heart Humbly, a bow, On vended knee , with arms outstretched I shall succumb to your every Need , your word, oh bless my milky bosom, place your weary head within the comforts I offer and drink the nectar of my longing Wholly...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    Sep 13, 2015

    It takes a really special person to sit

    and listen objectively to someone else's issues. Even more so if a person has years worth of compiled issues. We who suffer with those issues know the difficulty in discussing what's buries deep inside. Only someone with the same or similar issues can truly relate to them. I...
    manusundr manusundr
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    Incognito Supremo

    Not only sometimes I can't talk about it, most of the times I don't even know what it is. There are so many issues pending in my life it all turns from a point to a blur, I can't see what's coming ahead. It's hard to know what in that immensive blur could be the problem...
    ThatLameKid ThatLameKid
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2009

    So I Write Instead...

    I know that it has been a while since i gave you any reason to be proud of me... a long long while... in fact the last time  was almost 20 years ago... i did good then, i made it to the best high school in town... but that was it i guess.. everything i’ve done since...
    nrskjh nrskjh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2010

    One of the biggest reasons I rarely talk about

    my problem to people is because I know they're unlikely to give me a very satisfactory response. For example, when I'm talking to someone about something that's bothering me or stressing me out and they only respond with "Oh, don't worry, I'm sure it'll turn out fine in the...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim
    22-25, M
    May 5, 2015

    It's hard to put words to what you feel

    and think. It's like writer's block where you just don't know how to explain because your mind comes blank. Two words: It's complicated
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    Opening up to others is the thing

    that I find the hardest in life. I have done it in the past and been bitten for doing so, it is my weakness, my insecurity but I am able to accept this as being the case and live life accordingly. Sometimes if someone were to ask me if something is wrong I will unburden my woe...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015
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