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I Allowed Myself To Get Hurt

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    Not An Option - I hate that I ever allowed myself to be hurt, I will never again allow myself to be someones option. I want someone who makes me one of thier priorities, who loves...
    specks77 specks77 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    i have never though of myself as beautiful. as people make fun of me for being tall and having a healthy skinny figure. :/
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    I dont know how or why we do it, but we ALWAYS hurt those we love most. Even in the past, i hurt my closest friends. Theres this guy ive been friends with for about three years...
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    She stared out the window and let her mind wander, and just for a second she forgot where she was. The crystal clear sky and gentle sounds of the breeze whistling past the open...
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    I believe this is the major reasoning for all that holds me back from many things in my life. I allow myself to only get so close. I have deep rooted fears of being hurt again. Not...
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    I'm constantly hurting emotionally... I used to self harm.. it helped deal with all the problems for a while.. for a while, I was in control of my problems.. no one could hurt me...
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