I Am Afraid of Opening Up to People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 504 People

    The First Person I Cut Out Of My Life

    A couple of years ago 3 different people betrayed my trust, which has left me a little closed off. Anytime I'm around people, there's always a barrier. No matter how candid I am, or how much I say whats on my mind, there is always a little voice that is telling me "fill the space...
    ihieoma19 ihieoma19
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    For me it's more or less the pain

    and the repressed feelings and memories
    Gothicemogirl Gothicemogirl
    22-25, F
    May 19, 2014

    I always end up looking like

    such an a*s when I do, so I won't be stupid enough to do that again.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    Y I Dnt Open Up 2 Alot Ov Ppl

    i dont open up to alot of people because when i opened up to one of my teachers in mainstream before i left she told other pupils about my problems and also used to tell people that i attempted suicide~ she didnt understand why i didnt want anybody knowing and i thought that what...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2009

    Keep My Feelings to Myself

    I am not a person who can easily open up to people in the real life. Firstly, it's because I can't easily trust people. I was betrayed by my ex-boyfriend. There is still a very bad influence on my life now. Secondly, I don't think that most people really care about my problems...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    I Think I Sound Like I Bragg

    I know I have alot of things to bring to the table in any conversation...but I am afraid of opening up to myself because the way I live my life and the things I believe in are usually what many people wish they were like or their lives are not what they hoped so I...
    PopNcorn PopNcorn
    1 Response Jan 14, 2009

    I'm afraid too open up my heart been through

    too much hurt and I know it's not the best thing cause I'm seeing this guy who I really like and yet I'm afraid too open up at the risk my heart will get broken again even deep down I really know this guy is right in every way and ticks all my Boxes
    katrinaf katrinaf
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2014

    Opening Up

    I'm an open book, don't need being afraid to open up to anyone.  People can know my good, my bad or whatever.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 16, 2011

    I say I am open minded about things.

    I tell other people about my views and I am open to theirs too. I don't like the feeling that I somehow open things up about my life with other people. I don't like the way it put my guards down. But I understand that I have to open a part of me so they would know I am a friend...
    MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast
    22-25, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    Branded a Liar

    ive been branded a liar at my secondary school when i went there, when the truth is i never lied about anything... i think i got my fear of opening up to people from my secondary school... everyone was so bitchy, and as youd expect we all loved abit of gossip, and that was either...
    RebbieShane RebbieShane
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2009

    I Know I Shouldn't Be Doing This

    Keeping stuff to myself is hurting me. I know it but I can't and don't know how to walk away from the habit of keeping quiet. If anyone knows me, I am a very social person and I love to talk but I do watch what comes out of my mouth. I wish I could tell someone something but I...
    abeautifullife abeautifullife
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Apr 17, 2009

    I'm afraid of opening up to people.

    There's a guy that is really into me. It seems like he may be the one for me, but I'm kind of into someone else, however the guy that I'm into seems to be playing a lot of games. Maybe he just wants me for my sex. I want to open up to the guy that likes me so bad, but I don't...
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47
    26-30, F
    Feb 23, 2015

    Had the most amazing third date on Saturday

    sand we both agreed we wasn't too make it official he even said he loves me a bit and that is so refreshing cause my ex the thought of him saying he loved me was well in the whole seven months we were together he didn't say it once and wen I td my ex that I loved him and all he...
    katrinaf katrinaf
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    i don't know how to get past the judgment i

    feel people will make of me if i choose to talk about the deepest feelings i have. i doubt their validity, feels like the things i think about make me a horrible person sometimes, so i should keep them inside, even if i get all the reassurance anyone could give me. i'm afraid...
    l3ftfi3ld3r l3ftfi3ld3r
    26-30, M
    Dec 5, 2013

    Even though I have a few friends I really don't

    think I can tell them anything. In the end, it'll most likely come back to hurt me.
    Shynerdwriter66 Shynerdwriter66
    16-17, M
    Nov 21, 2014

    The Secrets I Keep

    Just wanted to say hi because Im new to this group. I really identify with how people feel here. They say that its our secrets that keep us sick and I believe that to be true. After being sexually abused myself I repeated the actions on my brother and sister. I also tried to...
    juniper30 juniper30
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 3, 2009
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    How Do You Do It?

    Today someone in my family asked me if I was okay. They said I looked sad. I was really close to telling them everything. How depressed I was. How upset I was feeling. How nothing was going my way and that I didn't know what to do...and then it happened. Something deep down...
    introvertgirl2013 introvertgirl2013
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    I don't usually like to be tht vulnerable with

    many people tht I don't know, becuz if u tell or trust too much, ur gonna get hurt!! I just keep n tell my stuff to the peeps who r really close n the peeps I can trust, they're like my niggazz!!!
    Giselle1023 Giselle1023
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2014
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