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I Wish I Could Express Myself Better

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 385 People

    But It Feels Like....

    Everything I say comes out wrong somehow. Like somewhere between my heart, my brain, & my mouth, it loses it's meaning. Drives me crazy, probably my family too. I don't think any of them ever know exactly what's gonna come out of my mouth at any given time. Well, at least I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 10, 2009

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    Locked Up

    I feel like I've lost the ability to communicate effectively in some ways.  I really want to learn to talk more frankly about my own life.  I'm not too bad with talking about other people's lives but I tend to lock up when people ask about mine.  And I feel like...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 29 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Articulation

    It's hard for me to properly articulate what is on my mind, and it frustrates me to no end. I'd like to think that it's because I haven't found the proper words to say what is on my mind, but sometimes, I think these words don't even exist.
    fetta fetta 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2007

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    My Experience

    hey everyone i just wanted to tell my stroy to someone so here its goes: My name is Jose Eduardo I was born in Mexico. I was born in a high class family in Mexico. My childhood was pretty nice i had friends, toys and stuff, but i always was a happy but short tempered kid i would...
    crox crox 18-21 1 Response Aug 1, 2009

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    My Experience

    hey everyone i just wanted to tell my stroy to someone so here its goes: My name is Jose Eduardo I was born in Mexico. I was born in a high class family in Mexico. My childhood was pretty nice i had friends, toys and stuff, but i always was a happy but short tempered kid i would...
    crox crox 18-21 1 Response Aug 1, 2009

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    Holding It In Til It Explodes...

    I always hold things inside until I can't bear it anymore and something terrible happens. It's just the way I grew to understand the world. I was abused growing up, and telling things never helped only hurt, so I grew to keep so many things secret and locked up. In my college...
    Androgosane Androgosane 31-35, F Feb 15, 2013

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    I Hate It

    And it is frustrating, me trying to communicate, trying to express myself, but it doesn't come out the way I want it, I don't have to many friends and I don't talk too much, only the people I know for a long time are the ones I feel comfortable talking to, I'm not into arguments...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30 12 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    To Tired For A Proper Title...

    I always put my foot in my mouth when I speak. Every time. But I can write. I love to write. I've brought people to tears with my stories. I don't need to open my mouth. I just need a pen(cil). I just can't form coherent sentences when speaking. The words don't come to me the...
    ThatPrincessCharm ThatPrincessCharm 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2013

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    The Way My Father Raised Me, ...

    ...to keep my mouth shut, i never really ever became familiar with, and certainly not comfortable with, expressing myself verbally, and i regrettably don't often know how to open my mouth to defend myself - to stand up for my rights. I always fear the other person or persons will...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    A Blessing In Disguise

    I posted something earlier about the way my cousin treats me. A bit after that, he comes over as usuall, and we got in an argument. I ended up punching the wall, throwing a refridgerator, and cussing him out. Mky hand really started hurting. My knuckle was gone, and I ended up...
    LawlessTranquility LawlessTranquility 26-30, M Dec 2, 2012

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    I Am Afraid Of The Reaction

    I get in this situation all the time.  after meeting someone and talking to them after a while, I always have this feeling; I could have done better, Only if I had expressed myself differently.  But the problem is I think these people or friends might change their opinion about...
    anupchela anupchela 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 6, 2011

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    I Want To Say More...

      I don't know what is wrong with me. lol. I'm going to bring this up to my therapist on Friday. (I'm being treated for depression.) It feels like I have just shut down and basically don't have much to say and I don't know why. I worry about the lack of...
    Goddess65 Goddess65 41-45, F Apr 4, 2012

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    I Hate Being Diffrent

    theres a coworker who doesnt like me, she seems cold towards me most days of the week and she's nice to everyone else. I think it has something to do with me being slightly diffrent from my other coworkers. I have a slight mental handicapp but I can do my job well, I want to go...
    bichonsrule bichonsrule 41-45 1 Response Sep 19, 2010

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    Don't Call 'friend' When Action Is Not!

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Coward,It's been so disappointing again for such an arrogant couple like you two who act as if you are truly in love and would like to extend your true love to those people by saying something of making friend. But, both of you are well aware that your actions...
    Selfishidiot Selfishidiot 31-35, F Oct 8, 2011

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    Last night I made up my mind

    and did something that was really difficult for me to do. I told my boyfriend about my learning disability. I knew that it was inevitable that I would tell him one of these days but I was hoping it would be later rather than sooner. Anyway, I have non verbal learning disability...
    DisneyDreamer DisneyDreamer 18-21, F May 5, 2014

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    I Don't Get It

    I admit that I did take him away from her... But I made her happy by returning him and everything I thought I was making someone cry... I can't stand it because I know how much pain it is to be hurt. Even now... I can't let go of my ex... Even though it has been 3 months since...
    Kiki102210 Kiki102210 13-15 Jan 4, 2011

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    Every So Often

    usually when  i first meet someone, i keep to myself, shy(my introvert personality) and i usually dont know how to speak prperly. but as i get to know i am more fluent but at times i try to search for more mature or words that i havent used before and incorporate them in the...
    MysticBrunette MysticBrunette 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2009

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    Expressing Myself.

    I do, I wish I could express myself when I write but I don't seem to be able to do it. I read peoples poems on here, and sit back and take in their stories and experiences, and I am amazed at how the words all seem to flow and fit together. I really want the ability to express...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 19, 2013

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    My circle I write to you. I wish I could make it better for you. Take away your pain, your confusion, exhaustion. I wish my light could burn away the darkness so you could see...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I express myself through writing most the time,......but then there's the times I express myself through various hand gestures.......now where was your mind just at? 
    DomestixGoddess DomestixGoddess 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I write because it is part of me. Something inside me call to put how I feel on the page. I write alone, with my thoughts coming out of my head, with feelings coming out of my...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    I do express myself through writing. throughout my life when I am going through something, as I am contemplating something, I will try and write down these things to help me...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I've always had a hard time expressing myself and when others who are close to me say that they love me or what-not, I just feel really awkward. I have that one friend who will say...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Why the duck can't I express myself I am so overwhelmed I don't know how much longer I can keep this up
    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M Apr 17

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    'You say it best when you say nothin at all' I can't express myself well. When I like, I say nothin. When I care, I ask nothin. But, it doesn't mean I don't like it or I don't care...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F a week ago

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    i wish i could save myself from the d.emons inside of me. they're just getting stronger.
    deeyanah deeyanah 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I remember being good at writing. Decent at drawing as well. I grew up being told I was "wise beyond your years..." and could hold a conversation with any group of adults. Scores...
    Demise Demise 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I have social anxiety I am socially awkward I am very difficult to get close to I am not friendly I am an introvert I am shy I think I could never find anyone I could get close to...
    myEmpty myEmpty 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    maybe... things will get better... don't want to invest...just wishful thinking about the unknown... better get to use to it...and accept it as reality..and enjoy little things...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger "... a phrase we are all too familiar with. A phrase that I've always considered to be cliche or played out. I phrase I once considered a...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I feel you, and my breath hitches. You do something to me that no one else has. Only you have this affect on me. Why you? You’re just a man, and I’m strong and...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    Deep within, I flow like the running rivers. Scraping past the surfaces of my own being, allowing myself to see deeply into my own depth. I fall deeply in love with myself, with...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I made wishes and held out hopeI left the door open to try to mendPraying that we could make it workA romantic fool until the endBut hidden in the darknessI see the truth at lastHe...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I wrote something today, after going out with a guy that I think I might actually be falling for after seeing him for a couple of months. And that’s new to me, so I needed to...
    DDianaT DDianaT 22-25, F Apr 15

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    Dyed hair the colors of night or day. Clothes draped, down in splendor, boots high in gear, illustrated like a fantasy hero. With a striking expression, I stand tall, strong, and...
    Reanou Reanou 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Stars are not for wishing they are just a burning flameThinking they will help you is just a foolish gameDandelion seeds blown into the windIs just more yard work for someone in...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Here I am, an empty canvas that blends in with any color splashed on me, my whole life has been all about adapting but I had no identity. It was like I was lost in an ant farm of...
    DragonAcid DragonAcid 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    It all started last week, when we walked down the hall, I said that I loved you, that I'm yours above all, You looked into my eyes, with much disbelief, Not knowing what I knew...
    Planetena Planetena 16-17, M Apr 13

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    every thing we feel has to be normal...or they will come diagnose us with something...disorders, sophisticated light word for insanity so better hide it..bury it...avoid it all...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I always find it hard to express my feelings to other people. When I think about why I'm sad or hurt in my head I feel like man that's going to sound really silly out loud to...
    Jasmine992 Jasmine992 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT Comment down below what you associate as being silly. Only once you've done that continue reading- So maybe you relate being silly to a child capering...
    AwquardTallGirl AwquardTallGirl 13-15, F Apr 12

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    The most painful thing I think probably anyone can experience is seeing the person that they love, that they are in love with, love someone else. Seeing them with someone else...
    WhyWasIStupid WhyWasIStupid 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    and i have to do this... i don't say i am a good or someone not flawed..... nor i am better than anybody.. and still i came across people, who are so... egoistic, knowitall...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 day ago

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