I Am Afraid to Get Too Close to Others

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 373 People

    I'm Too Sensitive I Guess...

     I seem to have been taught that if I let you in, I'm going to get abused, pushed around, talked about, hurt, then abandoned wondering, "Was it me?" So I'll be a shoulder to cry on, but don't expect me to come crying on yours.
    Cooper1994 Cooper1994
    16-17, F
    Jul 1, 2009

    Too Close

    by now ive tried to let alot of people in and each time i get close something happens and the doors close for being close to happen every again. each new person i try and get close seems in the end to hate me for being closed off. i try but because people have abused my trust i...
    deleted deleted
    May 16, 2011

    Me and my bestie were doing trust exercises

    because he thinks that my lack in trust is keeping me from getting close to people . He said I'm so afraid that someone will hurt me that I hurt the people around me which I guess is kind of true because I jump at every sudden movement around me and I don't really take people...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2014

    People Are Like Vegetables, Or Bad-tasting Medicine!

    I've seen people I care about get hurt by people, which has made me very hesitant to trust others.  It's kept me safe emotionally, but it has made me very lonely.  Unfortunately, humans are social animals, and as much as I hate to admit it, I need a certain amount of...
    missB7 missB7
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2009

    Oops I Did It Again!

    it seems like ive lost out again. you see ive recently met a woman who i got on rarther well with or so i thought! she persuaded me to join a gym which i hasten to ad is miles away so have to travel by bus which incerdently is how i met her ( she doe'nt have a car, and neither do...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 7, 2011

    I'm Afraid To Get Too Close To Others

    I'm afraid to get too close to others cause I don't want to get hurt and don't want to hurt or offend anyone.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Jan 31, 2012

    Often people seem great when y...

    Often people seem great when you first meet them but after a while their true colours begin to show.  I have trusted too much in the past and told people too much about me only to be badly disappointed and let down.  Now I am much more cautious.
    Danika Danika
    31-35, F
    Nov 7, 2007

    I am beyond afraid to get too close to others.

    It has never been a good thing in the past when I have got close to someone, and let someone in. I always end up hurt, or disappointed. Sometimes I honestly feel like it is better to close my heart off from everyone. Saves you from getting hurt.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    Can't Let You Get Too Close

    I'm afraid to get too close to others, because I'm afraid of being hurt, taken advantage of, or simply fooled into thinking they like me while they talk bad things about me to others. I'm afraid of being like a painting that is admired from afar, but when studied too closely with...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    I Trust I Get Broken

    i have given people my trust in the past, they have used and abused it, i am not bitter but i am always super cautious who i get close to i have to be able to trust them really well. I am afraid to get too close to them then it hurts to be hurt when someone abuses your trust if i...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    Wishing For The End Is Not The Way.

    I wrote previously about my illness and my wish to see an end to my life.Well what is that happened tomorrow?Would there be another chance to somehow turn things around?Would the miracle of an new day be available to me?Could things get better?The answer to all those questions is...
    unverified unverified
    46-50, M
    Feb 17, 2012

    Yes, I Am Afraid to Get Too Cl...

    Yes, I am afraid to get too close to other people in the "outside" world.  On the net it is a lot easier because people seem to accept you for who you are.  In the "outside" world it seems like everyone is being phony and acting the way they think...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2007

    I've been hurt so many times by my friends,

    family, and everyone else. I don't know if I can take the chance of getting too close, getting too much hope. What if they hurt me too? I can't take that.
    LostAngel12 LostAngel12
    16-17, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    Every time I open up

    and let down a wall or two. Someone stomps all over me. I don't trust people, and I'm beginning to think I never will.
    Kat51 Kat51
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 16, 2014


    I wasn't always like this. I used to trust everyone and be everyone's closest best friend. Then he came and ruined my life. Asher and I became very close, very quick. Ash soon became my everything and I fell in love with him. Then one day he stopped talking to me. He threw me...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx
    Aug 10, 2013
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