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does anyone just not try to hide their emotions?

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aisha23

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I was never good at hiding emotions (or as people like to say, putting on a mask)

now I just don't care.

I just display as I'm feeling and don't care what people think about it

I can't do the whole pretending rooteen... been their, not that good at it, makes me feel worse anyway
 
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Wearing the mask is draining, nobody manages it forever. Sometimes, you need to let your emotions out.

It's hard not to put the mask on, but sometimes we need to show just how we feel.

-hug-
 
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I used to put on a mask all the time. But at some point the mask broke, fell apart and since then I can’t but show how I feel
 
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At work I have my job mask. I don’t mean a literal mask but a mask of routines and focusing on others needs. It’s not exhausting because it’s a shift of focus rather than hiding my feelings. Outside of work, particularly when driving, I express everything, music for different moods helps. If a mood will affect my driving I’ll phone someone on my mobile and talk it out before I get behind the wheel. Sometimes I will use a smile to “fake it until I make it” but that’s usually when I’m alone.
 
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Wearing the mask is draining, nobody manages it forever. Sometimes, you need to let your emotions out.

It's hard not to put the mask on, but sometimes we need to show just how we feel.

-hug-
I still wear the mask in public, as I’ve learned that society expects you to act a certain way in public, but the mask has gotten easier now that recognize I don’t have to wear it if I don’t want to. Yes society expects us to act certain ways, but as long as I’m not hurting anyone, my moods are my business. Still, I tend to be empathetic and guilt-driven, so I tend to wear my mask in public anyways. Only time it comes off is at home or with people I can be comfortable with.
 
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Have to in public but last few weeks have been so hard of not been bothering to go out and put the mask on.
 
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I was never good at hiding emotions (or as people like to say, putting on a mask)

now I just don't care.

I just display as I'm feeling and don't care what people think about it

I can't do the whole pretending rooteen... been their, not that good at it, makes me feel worse anyway
Have never been good at hiding emotions either.

The mask I feel makes my depression worse so it stays off for as long as is acceptable.

Di9
 
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I am good at hiding emotions, mainly because no one cares much so what the heck, I just keep my mask on and bugger the people, some times I just want to run away and cry but whats the use, it doesnt get me any where.
 
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I am good at hiding emotions, mainly because no one cares much so what the heck, I just keep my mask on and bugger the people, some times I just want to run away and cry but whats the use, it doesnt get me any where.
Not no one... but a large amount I can’t deny. There are people who genuinely care about other people with no strings attached. It’s called unconditional love and it does exist, it’s just.. elusive sometimes.
 
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I think its wonderful that you are able to show them Aisha !
 
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I was never good at hiding emotions (or as people like to say, putting on a mask)

now I just don't care.

I just display as I'm feeling and don't care what people think about it

I can't do the whole pretending rooteen... been their, not that good at it, makes me feel worse anyway
I mask my emotions always.. then eventually I end up having a huge panic attack
 
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I have tried to cry in my room but it's hard. Been through a lot of deaths so I wish I could let it out but I have reversed that.
 
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I think its a bit like trying to sneeze
crying is a spontaneous thing , I think the more you try
the less likely it is
although you could put yourself in the mood
with some music , but you cant force it

:grouphug: 🕯
 
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I feel my emotions are coming up more now after a long time of them being suppressed or repressed, which may be good or bad don't know, i think if we have to try and avoid or push away certain emotions that is not good either though.
 
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I have tried to cry in my room but it's hard. Been through a lot of deaths so I wish I could let it out but I have reversed that.
i have always found crying therapeutic. sometimes i just stare at my screen and just start bawling and then i feel nothing for a little while before my many issues start nagging at my brain one by one.
check out the song below. it always gets me.
 
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