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I Am Afraid of Closeness

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    Afraid of Closeness - I have had a very bad time with relationships, One failure after another. Always the pain was almost unbearable. I found a real true love and cancer took her...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 15 Responses Sep 19, 2007

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    Afraid to Let People Know Me -   i am afraid to let anyone close to me.  I've never been close to my parents or family so find it hard to talk about things.  My...
    bettieboo bettieboo 26-30 3 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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    My Own Island. - I am not real close to anyone anymore. Yes, i have some that i can talk to freely and they know my weaknesses and strengths and i sorta know them. I much prefer it...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 70+ 5 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    I'm Not Afraid Of Anything, But This. - After what the freak I was married to for 36 years did to me, I will never let another man get close to me. I will take everything the next...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 17, 2011

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    Fear Of The Unknown - I think most people are afraid of closeness because they've been hurt. I'm afraid because I've never felt really close to anyone. I actually lacked the...
    pushingforward93 pushingforward93 22-25, M Jun 12, 2013

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    From Afar - I am afraid of closeness, because every single time I have let someone in I've been really hurt.People can be evil, so damn cold.Sometimes it's better to love people...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Dec 22, 2010

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    Pushed Away - everytime i get some one i can be close to i push them away and by the time i realize what i have done its always too late they  have moved on and i am alone...
    gothrosk816 gothrosk816 16-18, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2007

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    I Push Away - I always push the one person I want away. I never understood that. When we start getting close I pull away so fast. I start to lie to make myself more wanted. But all...
    lenabear lenabear 18-21, F Oct 15, 2012

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    I Am Afraid - One of my biggest fears, is to be close to a girl, I want to be close, I want to be interment with her, so what is stopping me? Just a silly fear? wondering what she...
    Tkevin Tkevin 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I'm not just afraid of a guy rejecting me, although I am. I am also afraid of my friends and family rejecting me and I feel like they already are. I am always afraid to arrange...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I'm afraid of losing my father , not least because he is family, but also because I did not want to lose it all , I love my dad , but I love my mom too, both are the best we have...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I've been pushing away. I do like some guys, but when they actually take on the urge to ask me out. I get scared, afraid. So i reject them on the spot regardless if i hurt them or...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I do adore people who are not afraid to share their true feelings and emotions about things. I have always been someone who has always had a hard time sharing my thoughts and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I am afraid to talk to people. I am afraid that this is the wrong place to talk about the real me. Most of all, I am afraid to sleep. I spend all of my time in the room...
    mm60907 mm60907 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Know Thyself.me was just scrolling through the experiences here and accidentally joined in. Did try to leave the group with the hope to read the message - "We are sorry for You...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I am afraid that I'll end up alone. I have loved and been loved. But sometimes love just isn't enough. Not when you push that person away... When you push them away so much that...
    maraselene maraselene 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Which I shouldn't be. I've been told I am fairly attractive. With that said, I don't look like a model. I live in a very shallow city. If you aren't supermodel in shape, and...
    ozwyn ozwyn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    BRAVO! Nothing worst than someone conforming to peer pressure and being like "sisters" by copying and being exactly like their friends - imitating the same behavior and do what...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Fear of the unknown. It’s a vexing quality that nearly every person seems to possess. It’s a fear that has stifled the lives of all that have known it. I’m certainly no...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am afraid of the dark. Although I'm not exactly sure why, I have two theories. The first is because of the things that have happened to me in the dark. Things I'd rather not say...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    i know nothing of world, nor do i know of stones and pearls. if there is some darkness still,which awaits, neither i fear nor i hesitate. i have lost many, but gained just few...
    flinstones flinstones 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Im afraid of my ex boyfriend :( we split up because of stuff he has done and how he treated me. I was devastated, but now, I see things from "everybody elses point of view" (which...
    dulldotty dulldotty 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I am always afraid of hurting those who I care about, and those who care about me. I am always afraid that I am going to do, or say something that will hurt them, that is why I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I've been so afraid of messing up my life, I've forgotten that it is okay to do exactly that in life. I've been putting unnecessary pressure on myself. Judging myself too harshly...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    And I wish I was one of those people, I wish I can be honest about my feelings with people without being afraid to hurt them. I hide my negative feelings from people, I don't want...
    Alitakate Alitakate 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 28

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    i am so terrified to have kids. my husband really wants us to make kids now. and my mom and his mom are pressing on me. i'm 30 years old. i am supposed to want children like any...
    pro0ject pro0ject 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    They say you have to love yourself and being alone with yourself before you can truly appreciate life and love other people. I have been stuck in an unhappy relationship for two...
    narwhal92 narwhal92 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I get intense feelings that turn into anxiety/panic attacks every time I think about dying. And it's over the silliest of things, I could be looking down at my hands and just...
    boyda12 boyda12 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am somewhat afraid I will end up alone because I know that when I get bored in relationships I get bored and there is usually no going back...until I've alone for a few months...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I don't fit in anywhere, but here I felt accepted. In real life I'm the type that judges myself a lot and all because I can't accept the person I am. So as a result I crave for...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm afraid I'll be alone because I mess up any opportunities I've managed to get. Being shy and not very attractive didn't help me in school. I never had a date until I was 21 and...
    itssmee itssmee 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I have had my heart broken more like shattered. I spent eight years of my life loving someone unconditionally...all to find out he didn't love me back. I gave him my heart and he...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's been almost an hour since I received the news of my grandma about her health. My family and I have known few months ago her health has gotten worst and the doctor said she has...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I used to be so afraid of having an opinion or speaking my mind; just so so afraid of being wrong and then being made fun of/rejected. it was one of my greatest fears considering...
    aftersomeday aftersomeday 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This is something I'm getting better at the older I get! :) But I truly admire the bravery and confidence it takes when someone is not afraid to be themselves, is not afraid to be...
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am very much afraid of ending up like my parents. Now don't get me wrong, I had the most amazing mother in the world, and I'd give my last drop of blood to have her back, but she...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think I am afraid to fall in love or maybe it is to fall in lust. I don't know. It just makes me different and I don't like change. I love many people though, that is less of a...
    RainbowDalia RainbowDalia 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I've always been afraid of the future and growing old. I think about it a lot, probably more than I should. I think about the people I'll lose and just what is to come. I'm young...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    People who share their true feelings are people who are brave and confident. I admire people who are able to share their true feelings because it really isn't just something...
    ccxc910 ccxc910 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Alone is a very scary word. I'm afraid of being alone forever not only in the relationship aspect but friendship too. I've had friends come and go all the time. Lost some when I...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I m afraid to fall in love because it really hurts if relationship ends in breakup. I dont trust anyone and i believe relationship is based on trust which i cant have. Love is...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Despite that I am in a wonderful loving relationship, I am expecting it to fail, because good things just do not happen to me, and if something good does come along, it doesn't...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Its a main reason why I try not to drink so much. When I lost my daughter, I did not handle it the best way. Instead of turning to my friends...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I am afraid that I'll end up alone. That I will be one of those people, that are eventually living alone, and I disappear, and than weeks later they find my dead body rotting away...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I am 21 tomorrow, I have no friends and have never been in a relationship. My only people I have are my parents and they're both in their 60's so I'm afraid that when they're gone...
    Cazz1993 Cazz1993 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I think death should be embraced. I don't think it's death people are afraid of, I think it's the circumstances; humans hate pain. I'm actually hungry for the knowledge to know...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 21

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    Not really afraid of it any longer....I don't put myself in situations to be rejected. It has happened so many times in the past year that I can't take it any more. My soul has...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    NOT ! There is Birth and there is Death. Think of your grandfather/ father/ and now and your son and his son and so on.... It's a legacy they live behind. Your job is to leave the...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M Mar 22

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    Okay, my mother and I have amazing relationship. We kid a lot and we have lots of fun. However, on thursday she got the stomach flu and I'm afraid of getting near her. She asked me...
    otr73 otr73 22-25, M Mar 22