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I Tend to Lock Myself Away When Things Get Bad

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    Sleeping In The Dog House

    I hate conflict, and I always have. As a child I would hide away when voices got raised, glass got thrown, and divorce got threatened. My favorite hiding spot? Our Spitz's dog house outside. I would run out there when no one was looking, and curl up with our dog. She kept me warm...
    SeptembersSapphire13 SeptembersSapphire13 16-17, F Aug 16, 2012

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    Disappearing Act

    When I need help the most, I tend to disappear from the face of the earth. I isolate myself because I can't talk about it. Sometimes it gets so bad I can't even be on the computer. I know I am depressed a lot, and it seems like that is how I love my life, but when I'm pretty...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2007

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    Im Sick of Myself.....

    in other words I'm a procrastinating chika that will dig her head in the sand until there just isn't any other option but to face what eve it may b...i didnt think I'm too proud to ask for help but the only way i will is if its for the kids and not for myself...i grew up the...
    Jny Jny 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2007

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    I Ponder

    That's me all over. Lay low and fly under the wire.  When things are bad ,  I need to think. I make better decisions &  decision making can be  final . I'd like to make a good.    I'll do something but it's on my time & it need to be quiet time...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F Jun 24, 2010

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    I'm Sorry.

    This is who I am and who I used to be. I tend to lock myself away from everybody. When I was in school, I sometimes look my friends from a far. They don't see me but I see them, I may be silent but I was listening, lurking, following them with my eyes. But I am invisible, I can't...
    23rdcamp 23rdcamp 66-70 Apr 9, 2012

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    Hibernation Time

    when things start going crazy, i tend to go to bed and stay there.  it practically takes an act of Congress to get my butt out of my apartment at those times.  i just want to feel "safe" and i know for sure that home is one place that i will be.
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2007

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    Aaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhh

    why is it people think  just coz they ring or knock on the door you feel like talking to them. Some days i like to just veg out in front of the tv in my pyjamas all day and shut the world out i'm normally a happy go lucky person on the surface but underneath im screaming...
    thenuttyone thenuttyone 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    Time Are Bad...

    It's something natural for me, when something goes bad, I lock myself away. When all the things are messed, I'm in total hibernation. It happens when I'm not getting along well with a friend, I just move away, temporarily. When things are bad with family, I stay inside my bedroom...
    beyondrepair beyondrepair 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    In A Literal Sense...

    I get depressed, stay away from people, lock myself in my room and hardly eat. All of this makes it very hard to be happy, but live social interaction sucks the life out of me.
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2010

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    Would You Prefer The Alternative?

    I usually lock myself in my room whenever I get into a argument with someone, so I don't do or say anything I'll regret later.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 26, 2011

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    Magic Trick

    *swallows key* Ta-da!
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Lock Down Already In Progress!

    I'm starting to lock you out!  The things you once told me never rang true!  I had decided that there would be no mistakes this time around.  Why is it you lied to me?  Was it because you thought I wouldn't love you as you are.  I would have but now...
    tks tks 36-40, F 15 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Don't Want To Be A Burden...

    This is why I vent online. There are only 2 people in real life that I can talk to about my problems. They can't help me, they can only listen. When I have serious issues going on, I don't like to show or tell everyone. I close myself off until I am ready to show myself to the...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 4 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    I Ponder

    That's me all over. Lay low and fly under the wire.  When things are bad ,  I need to think. I make better decisions &  decision making can be  final . I'd like to make a good.    I'll do something but it's on my time & it need to be quiet time...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    The Literal Lock

    Sometimes it gets so bad at home and when voices start getting raised I just leave the scene and lock myself in my room. If that doesn't muffle the noises, I plug in my headphones and turn up the volume. Then I will stay there until I am sure everything is over. I sometimes think...
    frootiee frootiee 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Isolation

    I dont like to open up when im upset I never want to make myself vulnerable to anyone because i dont want them to be able to use it against me ... and i can turn my emotions off and on ...I dont think i could deal with things any other way .
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 12, 2008

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    He was kept me locked in one longer then 24 hours. Sometimes days! It's not very comfortable wearing it none stop but I do as I'm told! He likes it when I'm a good girl! I...
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    I hate it when I allow myself to get upset over things I should not. Like my ex husband remarrying after 8 years of separation and my kids liking his new fiancé at times more than...
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    I get "naughty" and want to be bad, and do bad things. It's because I feel bad about myself. And doing bad things makes me feel better. Weird, I know.
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    that depends on my relationship with the person.If we're friends or relatives but they only contact me when they need something,and usually let me down when I need them to do...
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    Statements of mystical truths and palpable absurdities overwhelm my mind with unintelligible euphoria. Locking myself in the comfort of solitude, I unleash all eccentric thoughts...
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    feel so destroyed i always expected this...that it will fade away this illusion i cherish...i lived in..for some bright moments in my life i was ready to give all...never taken...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Same with me. My brother tends to never speak to me unless he needs money. Not too long ago I called him out on this. He got mad and told me that not every conversation is about...
    Ladams19 Ladams19 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Nice to see many other people do too. I thought I was the only one. I used to be reserved all the time, and I feel it was much easier, although I am still happy to be more open...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    The day is getting away from me and it's getting worse the further away from me it gets. Days like today make me appreciate the good ones, but that still leaves me in the present...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I enjoy being by myself, almost more than anything. I have created a nice reclusive room for me to stay and be alone from the rest of the world. I love not having to leave me room...
    nothingfeelsgreat nothingfeelsgreat 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    this is it why is it..not satisfying like i expected not a place i dream with my eyes open feel high laying on grass and watch the sky have i expected much...like i wanted to...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    gracebxox gracebxox 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Before I start let me introduce myself: my name is Maryam, I have younger brother. My parents were divorced after my brother's birth. Since then I've had a lot of experiences...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology Teacher entered the class and told students, “Let’s all play a game!” “ What Game?” The Teacher asked one of...
    egoisticwizard egoisticwizard 22-25, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I wasn't always the giving, caring, responsible and mature woman I am today. I didn't always follow the rules & do the right things. At 14 I was having sex, drinking and using...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 16 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Like spending hours a day on EP, when I should be working. Used to spend many an hour on here but managed to drag myself away. Now I'm back again and spending way to long on this...
    Horny63 Horny63 51-55, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Ok EP Allie, are you happy now:( 1. I am gay, but don't want to see your junk or trunk 2. I have a foot fetishe, but I didn't come here for your feet nor for your outlandish...
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    Why push me away when I'm trying to get closer to you. All I think about is you. I wish I didn't because I'd at least have my heart together.
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not always as confident or joyful as I seem. Me hurting is one thing but there is no point in making others feel bad because of me. If I can help someone with their struggles...
    pandasky pandasky 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I know a lot of people who get frustrated and tend to give up on life whenever things start to go badly. But I am not one of those people. Whenever something bad happens in my life...
    fastrunninggirl fastrunninggirl 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
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