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I Am Afraid of Closeness

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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 best friend is great but because she is having problems of her own,  i feel i can't open up to her.  Im always there for 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 this way. I do miss feeling close to a person, having a person that i can go to at anytime and who makes me laugh...
    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 one says and not believe it. What happens after one does that will inevitably turn bad. I'm not dissing men, but I don't ever want to feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 17, 2011

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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 from afar.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Dec 22, 2010

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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 thinks of me? Maybe I am not good enough for her. What my heart says,  is give her everything I have, love...
    Tkevin Tkevin 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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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 I want is that one person that would care. I want someone would want me and don't let me pull and push them away...
    lenabear lenabear 18-21, F Oct 15, 2012

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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 once again
    gothrosk816 gothrosk816 16-18, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2007

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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 capacity for it until my late teens I used to be terribly embarrassed as a child that I didn't feel close to my parents. I used...
    pushingforward93 pushingforward93 22-25, M Jun 12, 2013

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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 from me. Now although I want to be close and in love again, For some reason I always push myself out and away from who...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 15 Responses Sep 19, 2007

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    I am afraid of being rejected like I'm afraid of being open about my fetish. It's a terrifying experience when I think I'm gonna be rejected to the point that I won't do certain...
    ILF777 ILF777 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I have an intense fear of rejection. I've reached the point where I don't even try to make new friends because I'm afraid if they don't like me then they'll judge me or make fun of...
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm afraid of falling in love. Nothing can ever end well when two people are in love. I'm afraid my heart will be broken,shattered. I want to live life because it's so short.sh...
    itsgemma01 itsgemma01 13-15, F Aug 8

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    All the "friends" I have are locked up in a mind set that was set before them by their parents, religion, television, and sex appeal. They wouldn't dare hit their parents if they...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    So, as I said on my past experience, I'm still heartbroken over my ex. It's been 5 months, almost 6 since we broke up and to be honest I know it's time to move on. I've met a lot...
    Gabs96 Gabs96 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I want to experience relationships. I have crushes and everything but I'm afraid I won't ever get to date someone in my high school life because of my race. My school is pretty...
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Sometimes I get this urge to strangle someone. I don't know why, but this urge keeps getting stronger and stronger and sometimes I find my hands clasping and reflecting like I'm...
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F Jul 29

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    I'm not afraid of this fate as I have encountered it many times in my life. I recently lost 3 co workers in a brutal accident and watching the people at work the past 24 hours has...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Hi. I know this is really stupid and complicated, and I'm sorry for being so upset for seemingly no reason, but I sort of have a problem. It's barely a problem at all, I know--I'm...
    MysteryMe110 MysteryMe110 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    Not saying I don't want to get married. I really want. Who doesn't? Especially if it is with your beloved one. But some reasons haunt me. Some members of my family were divorced...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    It's not that I am and afraid to fall in love,but I am afraid to fall for the wrong person...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Isn't everybody, somehow, afraid of dying alone? Nobody remembering you or your life story? I'm not really afraid of how I die.. it's just dying with out anyone there..
    SilverEyedWolf SilverEyedWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    It seems worthless to be afraid of something that everyone will eventually go through. An if you're worried no one will remember you, you're right. The Second Law of Thermodynamics...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 18-21, F Aug 13

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    My Chartered Accountant Intermediate result will announce on 18/08/14. oh my gosh! I'd not done well I'm confirm that i'll not pass I'm afraid that how to meet my parents? I also...
    Frank1994 Frank1994 18-21, M Aug 14

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    I have never been in a romantic relationship in my whole life. For a while it didn't bother me that much (it bothered me a little, but I occupied my time and my mind with other...
    rarariri rarariri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Rejection is one of my biggest fears. It's even made me so anxious, that I've slowly backed out of the real world and onto the internet world. I know that all you need to do is to...
    Tazzu Tazzu 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not afraid of mirrors I'm afraid of looking into mirrors becuz I know.for fact I'm ugly so when I look in the mirror I feel sad and depressed and ugly and be like...
    ticklon ticklon 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My name is mohaaa, am in high school, I like having girl friend but am afraid talking to girls and having fun with them COZ am afraid to be rejected. So can anybody help me out of...
    mabdulle1996 mabdulle1996 16-17, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have seen how it is when you start to grow up. You get more responsibilities and some of them can be good but there are others like paying for insurance, paying for bills and all...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Ever since i was little i wud see spirits & smell them. But For the past 9 years, every single nyt without fail i suffer nightmares. I dream of all sorts but mostly i see "things...
    omlette123 omlette123 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I am not afraid i wont find anyone to love me. I chose to live my life to the fullest and just be here to help people in need. Plus finding someone to love you these day doesnt...
    Atlchris Atlchris 16-17 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm afraid to really be myself anymore. People nowadays judge everyone on anything. The way they dress, how much they weigh, pretty much anything. When I see someone looking at me...
    bekoveranything bekoveranything 13-15, F 9 Responses Jul 24

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    I am extremely afraid of rejection that it's at a point of being irrational. I tend to let my mind get in the way and therefore it stops me from getting anywhere with any woman.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 24

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    Why can’t I just be me? Do I have to always measure myself against what others will think of me? Sometimes I just think on things too much, I guess we all do. But why do I worry...
    MatildaEve MatildaEve 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Well it does matter. I'm just immortal. So why should I be afraid of something that won't happen to me?
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I've always been afraid of the dark since I was a child. Recently, there was this one incident that gave me the shivers. My two children and I sometimes play this hide-and-seek...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I am not afraid to get dirty because when it needs to be done, we have to do it. My clothes and hands can be greasy or grim goes under the nails. I guess you expected it was about...
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm not afraid to be fat because I'm already pretty chubby now and I'm use to harsh words from ppl everyday and being a little bigger won't be any different
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Well actually I am in a relationship right now. A new one, so far it's only been 4 days its just that I really like him and I'm worrying Im not good enough. Another thing I'm...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F Jul 27

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    Been in back to back relationships for the past ten years and I've only been single for 9 months. I've actually really liked being on my own and getting to know myself again, and...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I'm not afraid anymore. I have just accepted it and now I'm moving on and focusing on my fishing. Caught that Saturday.
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    In society, i try to fit in and pretend to like the same things everybody does. But it kills me inside not to express my own feelings and enjoy the things i like. But if i do...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    Yeah you heard it right, I am not afraid of rejection. If i ask a girl and then she rejects me, i would'nt cry or feel bad.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Hi. My names Justin and I am Pan/Bi. I have always been afraid of being rejected by any person that I have fallen for because I haven't had the best relationships in the world...
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I like someone who used to like me, and I think he still does like me, because he's using pick up lines... But he dated my bestfriend and I'm afraid she'll hate me... Help..
    hannahg13 hannahg13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I'm a bi and I've confessed to a girl. She gave me no response. She has been close with her guy friend recently and she will definitely be in a relationship with him soon. It...
    greenflapper greenflapper 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29