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I Am Afraid of Getting Hurt

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    A New Girl

    So I just started dating this new girl exclusively. We click and everything is great, we have awesome chemistry and lots of fun together. The only thing is I'm scared of getting hurt again. We went out on out first date the beginning of the month. Everything went well and when...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 36-40, M 8 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    It just dawned on me today

    that I've lost most if not all my niceness. I used to be very nice, possibly the nicest person you could ever meet and then today I realized I'm not nice anymore. Now that I'm thinking about things I realized I've been seeing parts of my niceness slip away. And in those...
    Punky79 Punky79 31-35, F Dec 10, 2014

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    I Dont Wanna Be Hurt Again

    I like him and he likes me but I'm so scared to be in a new relationship i was hurt so bad last time my heart was crush Thur ad text and i dint wanna get hurt again it scares me so bad and what  if kids in school judge me dating him what if I'm not excepted well maybe...
    Lostinimage Lostinimage 13-15, F Mar 25, 2009

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    A Bad Life

    Im, Justin Solis.. my story is just like your always asking for help and love.  ever since i was a kid i only wanted love and friends and a great girlfriend.. I only asked god for these things.. and i tried also to make them happen.. when i was thirteen every body picked...
    Justin9 Justin9 18-21 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    Relationship

    I'm so happy i;m in my relationship I'm glad i took a chance and it wonderful i'm so happy i decided to do this
    Lostinimage Lostinimage 13-15, F Apr 16, 2009

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    Bad Luck

    Everyone gets lucky good or bad, if there was no bad luck I would have no luck at all- love that quote but it's so true! Sorry back to the story now. The same goes for me and relationships, I had never been that lucky in anything but relationships I thought I could handle. In...
    Blueskies22 Blueskies22 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    I Keep Feeling Afraid I Get Hurt In a Relationship

    I know that i would never devote myself in a relationship, i'm way too suspicious, and pessimistic also. being like this really causes misunderstandings with others, i can be very distant, and intimate right away, people don't understand my randomness.  Sometimes, i just...
    Loveleh Loveleh 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    So I

    took on the relationship that was comfronting me in my last story and every thing was cool,we dated for a week when i relized that he wasnt the guy for me and when i broke up with him i felt rally really bad but i mean  i couldnt date someone i wasnt really as into as i...
    Lostinimage Lostinimage 13-15, F Apr 6, 2009

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    Baby, Don't Hurt Me. No More.

    Hurt? It's something you experience in life. Something that drives you insane to the point you over analyze every portion of the problem until you have at least somewhat of an understanding. I've always been afraid of being hurt. My father was not in my life as much as he could...
    uniquevintage uniquevintage 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    Not Sure; Think You Should Trust Her

    give her the benefit of the doubt? she seems to like/love you you too people make mistakes i have made more than i can count or remember and it would be easy to dwell in the pain and unconsciousness but why? why not let it be a when? can we move on and love again.
    Segaaa Segaaa 51-55, T Sep 27, 2008

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    It Was A Bad Day For My Fave Team

    Just few days ago, I posted something in one of the most popular social networking sites today wherein we have a group for all the fans and supporters of a certain sports team. I am big fan of the said sports team in the country because I also love the sport itself. Aside from...
    coldasice22 coldasice22 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    Am I Over Sensitive?

    I always get hurt when people are trying to say negative stuffs against me even if it's not true because I always run out of place to at least explain or falsify those things. The reason why I am very much affected is because if my family knows or even my brother or sister would...
    coldasice22 coldasice22 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    Afraid

    I'm afraid of starting a relationship and getting hurt. I haven't had a relationship before, so I wouldn't really know what to do.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Oct 11, 2013

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    and so I push people away.

    . I have lots of things I want to say, at the same time, I don't know what to say.. I am not good with poeple and so I NEVER had any friends, like 0 friends almost my whole life. I'm fine with that. I push poeple away, don't want to get close to anyone and I do not fear...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F May 12

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    I'm so tired of getting hurt in relationships.

    It's like in the beginning I'm good enough to be with the person but then all of a sudden bam I'm not good enough or worthy of being with them. I don't understand what's wrong with me or what I'm doing wrong. I just want a guy to love me for me. Maybe he doesn't exist 💔
    biancal24 biancal24 16-17, F Nov 4, 2014

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    I met a great guy recently

    and things are going well already. I like him a lot already but I'm afraid of getting hurt. We connect so well and he is what Ive been looking for. I don't want to be gaurded but I also don't want to get hurt. Feelings suck.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I'm Terrified...

     It's not just that I'm afraid of getting hurt, but I'm afraid I'll hurt the other person. I'm afraid I won't be able to give them what they want from me.  I'm afraid of giving someone that much power over me, the power that come from knowing me so well. Knowing my...
    chezzwizz2472 chezzwizz2472 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    I met this girl online and she's absolutely ******* amazing I love everything about her. We've been hanging out almost every day for the last 2 months and this is the happiest I've...
    DeathByPandemic DeathByPandemic 36-40, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I shut people out when they hurt me! Who doesn't,is my question? I think that is a wise way of protecting yourself! Why would you let people in that hurt you? You have two choices...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm of afraid of getting hurt so I shut people out if I feel I'm getting too attached. If I can prevent a broken heart then I will.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Rejection hurts Soooo Bad!! Omg it feels like my heart and soul are being ripped right out of me! 😣😩😢
    Ruger5 Ruger5 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It hurts badly when people so close to you walk out of your life out of the blue; without uttering a single word. The unanswered questions they leave behind them never die.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a guy so I have to make the first move. I get really shy when I like a girl and think of all of these scenarios and how pretty she is but I am never able to approach her...
    jlogan5000 jlogan5000 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    i am going through this thing, i have a lot in my mind in the past 4 months. My name is Ray, i'll call the other girl ''R''. Before R, i like someone else, she was really good but...
    raydang123 raydang123 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i am going through this thing, i have a lot in my mind in the past 4 months. My name is Ray, i'll call the other girl ''R''. Before R, i like someone else, she was really good but...
    raydang123 raydang123 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    The last time I was really depressed, I didn't eat for days, I stayed in bed all the time, I didn't go anywhere nor wanted to be around anyone. It was bad and it got worse after I...
    Deeplyflawed89 Deeplyflawed89 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I feel it coming back...and I'm scared that I might try to hurt myself again. I almost had an attack last night but managed to hold it back. Last week I had an attack that lasted...
    PapaSun56 PapaSun56 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Have you ever cried so much but you tried not to make noise cause you're afraid that someone might hear you and you won't be able to answer them if they ask what's wrong? cause...
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    the closer they r to u...the closer for them to hurt u.with that,I started losing my trust to people around me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Strange day today. Started with a huge argument over signing the divorce papers. He had already agreed to sign and suddenly had a problem with paying the kids health insurance...
    allycatii allycatii 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    For the past six months I've gotten really close to a coworker. She helped me through a break up, helped me move away from coping with the break up by using alcohol and partying...
    KCCO93 KCCO93 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From...
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 22

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    Will I become forgetful or worse forgotten? This is quite hilarious. Three sisters ages 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96-year old draws a bath. She puts...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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    I have always found it far easier to hide nothing because then no one can hurt you with what they know about you. It doesn't matter anymore if an embarrassing story comes out. Just...
    Freedgorgon Freedgorgon 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I feel really stupid for having this driving fear. Even if I'm driving locally I still get anxiety. I'm not only scared of getting into an accident, but I'm scared of the car...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I'm going through a hard time as my husband and I are taking space. I'm so confused about his feelings for me that it's a constant back and forth between divorcing or not. I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I am 30 years old and going to be getting a divorce from my husband of nearly 7 years. We have been together for 10 years and we cannot get along. We fight all the time. He has...
    learningtomoveonwithmylife learningtomoveonwithmylife 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I am only 20 but I feel like I will never find love. I see so many people my age that have long relationships and I feel like a total loser. I just had a break up... the...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    I have been with this guy for 4 months and he's been having a lot of drama with his son's mother, who has been keeping his son from him and played with his emotions months when he...
    MzTy MzTy 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I wish I can go back to the day and time that I met my ex-boyfriend so I can warn myself of the hurt.
    lovebutt34 lovebutt34 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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