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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 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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    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 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 Dec 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 keep so much in I feel like if I COULD express myself I would tear the world apart. Sometimes I just want to freak out at people and tell them how I feel (good or bad). But I...
    DearYou DearYou 22-25, F Apr 4

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    That's always been the reason I join EP and wish to do so in a responsible way that doesn't make myself look immature and foolish. I have strong feelings about many things and...
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    The writer in meI know I'm a writer. I express myself solely of how I feel about a certain life experiences.Sometimes, I write as an observer - I love to observe people, maybe it s...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yeah, I do that very often. I express my feelings over the top... Only online. I think that I do that because I don't express myself very much because I don't like hurting people...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's the best way I know how. To do it verbally is often times as hard as pulling teeth. When I write, however, the words come easily, and I'm able to express myself well. :)
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I wish at times that I could duplicate myself and give to someone in need of a friend or someone special. Then again, I have a habit of being left and I don't do well with being...
    Indari Indari 31-35, M Apr 8

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    I love to express myself with the simplicity of words. They take you on adventures, its wonderful. I love writing stories and poems and other things. They're all so fun to make...
    XOasis XOasis 13-15, F a week ago

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    I dont really write alot of stories or how i really feel idk y but its very difficult for me to express myself especially in writing is either i forget to say something or i just...
    loveableprincess123 loveableprincess123 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Through writing is how I express myself and my feelings. It helps to get my feelings out. I don't have anyone I can really talk to who understands me except my boyfriend. So its...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    what i mean is that i wish i was a better mother in law, to be. my son's fiance is a difficult person and i feel like i am losing my son. i don't want to make trouble, but i love...
    paulabj paulabj 61-65, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My birthday came and went without fanfare on Valentine's Day. Yes, I am a year older 57. While part of me feels young, my body still feels sluggish. I bought myself a new...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    You belong. That voice that tells you you're alone, it's not a friend of yours. IT. IS. A. LIAR. Stop believing it. instead stay here awhile and rest your weary mind. Forgive...
    geminina geminina 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I really wish i could talk to my bf and really say how i feel but he dont like talking so now when i need to talk i just keep it to myself becuase he will not want to talk.
    lizzy1015 lizzy1015 18-21, F Apr 16

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    Even when I do talk it just confuses people. Or they don't listen. Why bother people when I can confide in a piece of paper? This question comes from both sides of a half-hearted...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate myself. I want you to know. I hate myself. Like everyone else. I try my best. But I don't belong here. I'm a loser. I don't belong here. I like to pretend. That I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4

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    This is a poem. Or something. I can't count the things that have happened now because of you. I can't admit that the amount of sequences in my mind have made a movie. And I'm not...
    skiescollide skiescollide 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i have lots of problems and got this app hoping tht people could relate but as usual i have this fear of being rejected and cant tell anyone how i feel i usually get embarassed...
    otakumapp otakumapp 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I am under 3 blankets I am cold. My skin runs goosebumps in a ripple up my body when I change positions. I move around less now because my body feels heavy and I let it sink into...
    VakreLivet VakreLivet 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    We shall be forever A boy you hated, a boy you love. A boy you resent, a boy you can't have. A boy I competed with, the boy I liked. A boy who gave in to me, the boy who grew...
    KyokoSora KyokoSora 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Yeah, I do that a lot. I can't help it. I try to keep the words short and sweet, but it doesn't work. I think I'm explaining something, and it turns out all wrong. I'm at a point...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am a poet, nothing more to say about me, livin life, bein bad, runnin wild, crazy and free. Everything i go through big or small, i write in a small black journal laying on my...
    peabophile peabophile 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Poof she is gone. All the hearts are just now "An EP user" Comments eliminated. Never a cross word not even a goodbye. Not sure if I was blocked or she left. I wish her well,still...
    over1002 over1002 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Affliction with Restriction This disease is killing me, and destroying my life, l know now I can not wait. Please doctor tell me what must be done to escape this inherited fate...
    Somethingelsetotry Somethingelsetotry 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    When I want to express my loneliness, my rage, my sorrow, my emotions, I just isolate myself. Something inside me is saying that I can't tell anyone about these wretched emotions...
    AlyssaTM AlyssaTM 16-17, F Mar 29

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    Naked and Scarred They found her on the mountains, a most unusual looking creature. She was wandering alone. Searching for something they think, singing or humming a strange tune...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 2

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    Message in a Bottle  PART ONE The young mother stood on the shore, arms open, ready for the sea to release the mysterious glass form into her care.  And there it was, born from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    Message in a Bottle Part Two The bottle felt strange, rolling in the gritty sand if foreign shores. By now it had gained a growing sense of something within itself. A message. An...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    "Ein" He is an angel, standing in a pool of blood. His beauty makes you question why. The way he flutters his wings. And the way he makes the blood look better. The safety you...
    Thefemalejoker Thefemalejoker 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My Grandfather's Chair During the Civil Rights Movement, my siblings and I had few opportunities to experience Roosevelt Leon Walker, Jr., my father. As a young child, I settled...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    The Girl That Once Was She was amazed at first, falling fast for his smile She knew this could be her love His envious spirit seemed so divine She was sure he was sent from above...
    Somethingelsetotry Somethingelsetotry 31-35, M Mar 25

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    I found myself in that hollowed out place, following dirt roads, getting lost. At noon it felt dark, as if light had been sucked out intentionally by large hovering monoliths, and...
    rainbowrsn1 rainbowrsn1 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My 50's family sitcom Black, white and grey, are the colours of yesterday. But satin does cloak the day, and make us say what we're meant to say. The Stars and Stripes veil is...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 16-17, M Apr 4

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    Lars, I stopped by your place yesterday. I took time to remove the residue of our harsh winter from the marble, it polished up real nicely. It is hard to believe it has been 25...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Well, free expression, right? If we express ourselves on stage or somewhere public (like EP kinda is!), then we run the risk of exposing ourselves to hate and criticism. It's...
    thejurg31 thejurg31 41-45 7 hrs ago

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    A Memorial for Ignorance Standing here by the window pane, A hole to my soul, all filled with rain. Thinking of the way life use to be. Stuck in a loop, thoughts waiting to be...
    Somethingelsetotry Somethingelsetotry 31-35, M Mar 25

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