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I Wish I Could Express Myself Better

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I made this account so I could express myself, ask questions, and share stories I normally wouldn't with people I personally know. Later I found out that this is also a great place...
    secretgal2 secretgal2 16-17, F Aug 14

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    I think we both know I'm a mess So very lost, so very clueless. I dwell upon the past. I dwell upon the tiniest of things Searching for faults For reasons that you will leave I...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Whenever I try to share/think about sharing things that are very personal to me with others (this can be anyone my mother, a friend) I feel like I am going to cry. Usually I just...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Upon a request - it isn't so great I guess, but it is how I feel about my sister, in all of it's not-so-glorious glory : It's a paradox really. How do you love someone you wish...
    quietorloud quietorloud 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I watched a video clip today that really saddened me. It was a group of extremists protesting about sending people to hell for not following the same religion as them. It made me...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 26-30, F Aug 25

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    Things that I'm passionate about... My boys. They are my true heart and soul. Of all the things I've done in my life, raising them, knowing them and learning from them has made me...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm staring at the dark side of the moon. Promise me that good times are coming soon. I'm walking on the dark side of the moon, no past, no future, only what's on my plate of doom...
    Lifesuckssmusichelps Lifesuckssmusichelps 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I fight against my weaker side But when I see you it's all so clear Wanting much more of you To always keep you near I want to save you from my dark side Yet when I hear you I see...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get tipsy at business dinners and write my friend w benefits drunken love notes. Should probably cut that to keep the whole "friends" part... I'm just a hopeless romantic, can't...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I have been doing so much writing lately, keeping an online journal of my most innermost thoughts, desires, dreams, wishes, fantasies and hopes. I keep so much of this private...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    It is a need and not a want That slowly spreads my thighs I wish that at this moment I could look into your eyes Instead my memory has to serve To sweeten my time alone Included...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    I wish you could see how much i am missing you Then you would have believed in me when i said 'i really love you'
    ItsAnnaLena ItsAnnaLena 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I Dream of you when I close my eyes I feel you with me when I walk in the cold light of day Your words echoing softly around my mind Each new place an experience I want to share...
    Tragicmagicme Tragicmagicme 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish for once I could be the bastard fooling around with love as you thought i were
    ItsAnnaLena ItsAnnaLena 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I saw you last night. I didn't mind the horrible weather or the distance one bit. Being in your arms and by your side was my only concern. The fact that you went out your way for...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I'm very bad at expressing my feelings. I used to take all my frustruations out by writing a diary only to have my privacy invaded. I'll always regret what I wrote. Anyways it's...
    setmefree287 setmefree287 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I choose to write because I don't like to talk. The thoughts in my head move a mile a minute and though id like to share them, I often think that nobody wants to hear what I've got...
    runnergirl722 runnergirl722 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Say it ain't so That my words are lost As I look into those eyes I love I want so badly to speak Yet my hands reach out to touch Touch your face Your arms . Chest and all the rest...
    WildIrishEyes WildIrishEyes 31-35, F Aug 6

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    People have claimed that I'm a good writer, yet I tend to be in an eternal loop of writers block. I know what it is, I know how to fix it, but lack the courage to do so. The...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Some people can't express their feelings and emotions with words but all too often people use their words to express feelings and emotions that they do not have.
    IMF433 IMF433 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Keep your matches close at hand Perhaps in your pocket with that key I may need them someday We will have to wait and see No need to explain If they are gone before that call...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Here I am, crying once again. Deep inside my chest my heart is trying its best. Best to keep on fighting, but is it tired of dying, is it tired of trying? i stand by your side even...
    7onii 7onii 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Alcohol still flowing inside me As I lie here awake So many thoughts about last night Bleary eyes and a dull ache Divinely driven To pursue a satisfied smile Nothing curbs the...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    There's tumblr, then there's EP and then there is pen and paper. I envy those people who knows how to express themselves verbally...and even through EP. How they express their...
    Provinceana Provinceana 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I guess I wonder if anyone else feels this A struggle on the inside If anyone else wanders, broken inside. Picking up the shattered pieces with their cold battered hands. I wonder...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 day ago

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    For years you told me you were happy to see me, you were happy to be with me. What happened? You didn’t hesitate to trash me, to put me in the cupboard because you found...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Aug 12

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    There are the girls who think they're fat They may think this because that's the word that escapes their mother's lips Maybe their peers feel the need to utter it daily. There are...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F Aug 14

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    Don't weep for the past; for the people who hurt you and tried to destroy you spirit, your soul. The people who left you feeling like you aren't worth the time. The loss is not...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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