How often do you express your feelings to a confident?

United States
February 12, 2012 6:25am CST
Usually when I'm under a lot of stress or I feel that I can't handle a situation on my own I talk with one of my closest friends. Not that they have something that will solve my problem. But they offer a listening ear and at times just some principles that can help me think about things better. How about you?
5 responses
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
14 Feb 12
Friends are great and there are always something that could remind me of our relationship.It's so nice to have someone listen to you and even help you out ,you both could talk anything that you want.Isn't that be the greatest thing in the world.Anyway,just keep contacting and wish our friendship lasts longer and forever.Have a nice day.
• United States
15 Feb 12
I completely agree with you. It is such a wonderful thing to have a friend there for us. It really does lighten the load. And it's nice to know that we have someone who will be there for us when we need them. I also think it's a good idea to keep in touch with our friends to see how they are doing and what is going on in there life.
• United States
12 Feb 12
I used to, but I found I got a lot of bad advice. People always seem to come to me with their problems, though, which is usually ok, but sometimes I want to shake them up and say, "Stop making the same mistakes over and over again!"
• United States
14 Feb 12
I understand where you are coming from. It seems some people do have the same problem over and over again because they continue to make the same mistakes. It is hard to help them when they don't seem to apply what we are trying to help them with. It is nice though when we are able to help someone and see how it does benefit them and vice versa.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 12
Hi Dominique, Very true. They say when you are full of anxiety and restlessness and have no friends to confide, go and talk to a tree. That relieves your emotion. You know those people who you are going top have no solution to offer to you but if you can confide on one or two and they listen to you with attention your pressure would cease if not to a zero but a whole lot. I do similar thing when I am tensed and stressed. If I have no friends at arm's length I pick up the phone and make a call to one of the friends who listens to me and if possible gives some tips and that help me out.
• United States
14 Feb 12
Yeah I think that it is very important that we get our thoughts and feelings out. Even if we are just talking to a tree we are able to hear ourselves and better able to understand what we are thinkign and feeling. It is such a wonderful thing to have good friends who are true and sincere and will be there for us through thick and thin.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
12 Feb 12
I talk inmediately to someone if something is bothering me or annoying me or I don't feel well. We all are used to talk. I think it's normal and way better to spit it out as hold it in and drive yourself crazy.
• United States
6 Apr 12
I agree that holding our feelings in isn't a good thing. It does cause us to build up stress about whatever is going on. We should just say what needs to be said and get it over with. We definitely will feel better about ourselves and the situation.
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
sometimes if i think i still can handle it i keep it for myself.but there times i just wanna burst out and that's the time i look for a friend to talk to.like you said,it doesn't matter if they can help you or not,as long as they will listen to you is enough.it also makes me feel better after i tell a friend of my problem.
• United States
6 Apr 12
I know I've appreciated my friends help during stressful times. It's so nice to have someone that we can talk to. Someone who can relate and understand our situation. I'm so thankful for them. I'm glad to hear that you have great friends like this as well.