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I Wish I Could Express Myself Better

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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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    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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    I cannot express myself.

    I don't know how I am feeling. I don't know what to write now to say what I want to say. Low knowledge of words may be. Still can't figure out how to say what my mind is saying
    Tommtomy Tommtomy 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 fired my therapist today.

    A two and a half year relationship, and all I could manage was "I won't be in this week or next. I'm upset about our conversation today and I'm done". I swear, my mouth is connected to me, but sometimes it is NOT mine. Feel like a total loser, that I have learned nothing...
    whirling whirling 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 19, 2010

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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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    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 16-18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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, F 13 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    I have no problem hiding behind a computer screen and typing out everything I feel. How I'm so depressed and feel alone. It's good to get it out and not really knowing the people...
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    I look at myself sometimes and wonder why I'm still here. Many moments in my past I could have easily stumbled further than I have. It has become quite a battle to journey through...
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    I never for a second thought my life would take the turns it has I'm greatly appreciated for all the people I have met, love, lost Along the way, you are my current saviours For...
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    The days are shortened by the ridiculous sleeping pattern Broken up by the even more disturbing dreams of late. Zombie motion and slow pounding of the pavement. I wander to a...
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    There's something about him that I've always admired. Something that has always drawn me to him, even now. His strength. His passion. His curiosity, his thirst for knowledge. For...
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    I forget the days as the nights close in they all seem to run together now. For reasons unknown to me the medication agreement I have accepted Has placed me in a mellow zone, free...
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    It makes no difference the state of mind I find myself in For everything points to a rather lonely existance I adapt as best I can to be who I want within my limitations Yet...
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    I so wish I could have a way to make people understand me well... I feel sad and sorry when they get me wrong and feel offended...not my intention and most of the time it's...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dancing on your own in the moonlight As the rain hides the tears from your last cry Off in the distance you can hear the rumbles of hurt Keep your distance your mind tells you in a...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    When All You Can See Is My Beauty Mommy said, “Your beautiful, who cares about the rest?” She would fashion me in pretty dresses and bows and proclaim to the world, “Look...
    jfrender jfrender 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Looming thought's yet to be processed have me considering ideas that shouldn't Why do these happen I don't know, my understanding is just that from where I sit I dwell On the...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 18

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    June 6th 2012: Endless vista the road less travelled No one in sight for ever Thoughts of when I will be myself again Stopped and hidden from view "Unknown Soldier lies here...
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    Dark pits of feeble corpes pace, Their grimy gloves staining the looming grounds A tantalized, taunted gaunt weary face Lathers upon the pool of festering scarlet mounds Swooning...
    littlecreepykage littlecreepykage 18-21 1 Response Sep 14

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    I've always been able to better express my thoughts or feelings through written words rather than spoken words. For some reason when it comes to speaking about myself, I find that...
    bonesxposed bonesxposed 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I feel like I'm living a nightmare Everything isn't going how I saw it Nothing is the same anymore Sleep non-existent Waking hours I feel zombiefied I fight the urge to dig deep...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 11

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    I'm sorry I'm sorry I fell so hard and so fast That was certainly not my intent Quite suddenly it happened Foolish, I was, thinking you felt it too One look, that first gentle...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    The story of me is a bit unusual. I have always lived life in an unconventional manner and this has brought me my fair share of happiness and heartache over the years. I have been...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Dreams of moments past are just that dreams Yet when they speak to you in volumes repetitively It's hard not to get lost in their meaning and story once more I see many a scenario...
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    setmefree287 setmefree287 26-30, F Aug 31

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    The mask firmly in place Beside me are my wife and child The world will see what I wish it to see Deep down, something burns inside A need so strong, a beast trying to escape to...
    Tragicmagicme Tragicmagicme 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 1

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