That is why I write on this; because I know I am not the only one, and that maybe someone I care about can take away from this a little morsel of inspiration or information that they can use to make themselves better. But would I be able to get to know someone or help them if I didn't open up? No, I would not!!! If I care about someone, I want to get to know them, good or bad. I want to know their inner-feelings. Their hopes, dreams, hardships, likes, dislikes, whatever those may be. You cannot get to know someone or allow someone to know you by keeping your feelings guarded from them.
Now I am not saying that you should open up to everyone you meet. But if your friends, boyfriend/girlfriend or family have no idea of where you are coming from, you cannot expect them to understand and help you. Or you cannot expect to have a fulfilling relationship.
Lately, I have had a big-time slap in the face when it comes to feelings. I have learned that I don't have time for someone that doesn't want to at least trust me. I take pride in the fact that I can be trusted. Please, seek out those that you trust and confide in them. Who else can you trust?