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I Am Afraid of Men

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    ...am I? :s

    I guess I've been lucky in my life so far. I've never been in an abusive relationship. I've never really witnessed violence. In fact, I had a lovely childhood. Well, my parents were lovely! I have no siblings.I do suffer from social anxiety and depression, and it has become...
    smileylottie smileylottie 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    I Really Hate Being This Way...

    I know that not all men are cheaters, abusers, or child molesters/rapists. I know it in my heart. But no matter how many times I tell myself this... I can't get past several traumas in my life. My parents' bitter separation and eventual divorce.  Dad had cheated on Mom...
    Sixband Sixband 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    This Is A Huge Generalization

    you should be afraid to bad people regardless of the gender,race, nationality, etc.. not men or women or muslims or arabs or americans or russians etc..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 26, 2013

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    Too Many What Ifs...

    I am almost 22 years old and I have never been on a date. I have never even danced with a guy. I don't do anything with them. There are too many "What if"s. What if the one man I decide to go out with is a rapist? What if a man decides to torture me to death? What if I end up...
    midnightbeauty midnightbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    I Think They Are Mostly, If Not All, Good, But...

    I am afraid of men for some innate reason; when I see women, they are like a pillar of light to guide me, but men seem like an immediate threat now. I have only been hanging out with girls as friends now and for some reason, when I saw my soft (and perhaps sensitive) friend K., I...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    An Old Fear Surfaces

    To know what I'm talking about read my previous story: EP Link OMG Today I met the same guy....that randomly came up to me and my sister.....this Tuesday... And today I realized that I DO know him..... He's the same guy who dropped out of my previous university that I attended...
    MissKnight MissKnight 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    I Dont Really Know What I Am Scared Of

    its just my parents arnt abusive but they have been a time when my mom got mad and pushed me on the floor and hit me with the broom and my dad at me until i ran in my room and creid a couple times but thats not abuse right? any way i think it is posssible that i may be a sex...
    ithurtsge ithurtsge 13-15 Aug 31, 2012

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    When They're Angry...

    Every time a guy yells at me I cry. I don't know why but I really hate it when guys yell at me. It never fails. When my dad yells at me...I get scared and when me and my ex used to argue, he would become really angry and yell and I would just cry. I just don't like it when...
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    It's True

    I'm not proud of it but I do understand it. I don't know if I'll ever not have that fear, especially of men in groups of 3 or more. It gives me the willies & the times I ignored my flight instinct I got myself into trouble. I adore men, love men, think they are AWESOME most...
    Wynhaven Wynhaven 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    I Don't Trust Them

    It's more that I don't trust them,after having been thru abusive b/f's,and I know it'll make it hard to trust "the one",should he ever come along.
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    I am an 18 year old male,

    and I am afraid of other men. Pathetic, I know right? It's just that I was abused by my biological father when I was a child, and after he was arrested when I was 7, my cousin raped me. I have a lot of friends who are girls, and I am rather outgoing as well, except when it comes...
    BarthyM BarthyM 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Fear And Loathing

    My father treated me like ****, my 4 older brothers treat me like ****(and always have), my boyfriend of 30YEARS I  found out has been cheating on me with everyone from office ***** to prostitutes since the first week we moved in together back in 1981. I kicked him out. The...
    Tigiboule Tigiboule 51-55 3 Responses May 14, 2012

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    Fear Of Men

    This has not always been true for me. In the past I preferred to hangout with males rather than other females because I could better relate to them. After my divorce I've become uneasy toward any men other than my father and brothers. Sometimes I'll even be afraid of my younger...
    ashka ashka 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    I Dont Hate Men But I Am Afraid of Them.

    Not all men but there are those that are overbearing, dominant, rude, rough and controlling. Well you get the idea. You've met them too. Living in the world today the news is full of terrible rapes and assaults that invariably (though not always) women are the victims. Meeting...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    I don't know if this is normal

    but I'm kind of afraid of men. Not that I have a bad experience with them, but, still, they scare me. No man has treated me badly in my entire life. My mom and I are the only women in the family. I have two brothers and I'm pretty sure that they respect girls. And so does my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 2

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    More like a love hate type deal. I love they way they look and their drive to acquire life goals but once I get to know them I find them mean and unaffected rigid and unforgiving...
    just2lovelee just2lovelee 41-45, F Mar 30

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    Experience 16 1981 Glendora & President Reagan I’m probably walking a fine line by telling this. By 1980, I was living with my girlfriend, now wife, in a rental house in...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 19

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    iam totally scared of men with a movie. the name of movie was :hush.girls shouldnt scream.......it was about a girl killed a man.her name was shirin.she killed a man in her...
    roshana93 roshana93 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Spirited off and staring at the distance, all stops in the breeze by the beach. I'm not at this conversation, I am not at this table, I am somewhere in the universe wandering...
    sunnysixkiller sunnysixkiller 26-30, M Mar 24

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    Let's say a guy named Fred is attracted to a woman named Martha. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner...
    oldermanlookingforwomen oldermanlookingforwomen 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Let's say a guy named Fred is attracted to a woman named Martha. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner...
    ViperRemu ViperRemu 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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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 a week 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 5 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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    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 Apr 9

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Rough n tough, not afraid to get dirty, loves his cars/trucks and motors. Refers to me as "little lady" lol maybe throw in a southern accent. 😍
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Hello. Are you listening to me? Are you talking to me? Are you trying to give me a lesson? Just give me a sign.. I feel silly talking to myself in my head, and crazy when I hear...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29

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    My best friend wants to move across the country to be with her boyfriend who moved there recently for graduate school. If they weren't profoundly in love with each other, I wouldn...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Well for the last 10 years I have been married and over the last 3 years I now fear my wife emotionally. Since we had our first child life has slowly gone to ****. After our first...
    cyborg333 cyborg333 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I did some research but I'm not done with it. There are quiet a bit, actually a lot things what's behind of the shadows I see. I found other people who see these 'things' and we...
    FallowMyVoice FallowMyVoice 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    God wouldn't I love to live on my knees. I need a man to keep me down .. A man who isn't afraid to get rough if I misbehave and treat me like a real slave. I'd love nothing more...
    NikkiCope NikkiCope 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everything is beautiful now, but I worry that 10 year down the line my life will completely revolve around waiting for my (future) husband to come home from his amazing and...
    ocean8600 ocean8600 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I have a 7 year old son who is moderately intellectually disabled. It has been a very tough journey with him. I love him so much and want to do what is best for him. He has an IEP...
    jb2985 jb2985 26-30, F 3 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 2 Responses Mar 22

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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 10 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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