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I Am Pushing Away the People That Love Me

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    It's not like my intention,

    it's more of an instinct. I guess I'm just afraid of getting hurt.
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    At Arm's Length

    I am 25 years old and my life has passed me by. . . .   Growing up I knew more than I should of for my age.  My father molested my sister, was placed on house arrest and lived with us our entire lives.  He never acknowledge me or my sister unless he wanted...
    Rachael47 Rachael47 21-25 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    Someone who could potentially be my boyfriend,

    gave up on me finally after 4 years, all because i pushed them away everytime he asks for my number, wanted all things about me, now that i just realized his love, it's too late
    LilyGlass LilyGlass 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'm Angry, And I Don't Know Why.

    I'm suffering from a panic attack, which I believe may have turned into panic disorder because I still feel it sometimes. I have been to the doctor, and I even go back this week... I don't know how to explain to a doctor the way I feel, because I cannot describe it. I'm anxious...
    screambefree screambefree 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2011

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    I Am the Queen of This ....

    My therapist is once again RIGHT .... When i get in a relationship or what should be a relationship and really isnt   i will give so much of myself .... then when i reach a certain point .... i cut them off and i wont let them in any further ..... and then i start to...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2007

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    Better Off

    I know they love me. I know my husband loves me. I know my children and my momma love me. I can't let them. I don't deserve their love. I want them to hate me. They would be better off without me!
    angelwings1998 angelwings1998 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2011

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    I ruined a relationship

    because I couldn't stop pushing and he wouldn't stop pushing back wanting me to let him in. Thank goodness we are still really good friends. I need to stop pushing others away, I'm not even sure why I do it. I have no reason to and if I could think of one it wouldn't be good...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F Apr 28

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    Dear Family, I'm Sorry.

    Before I say anything...I have an extremely supportive family. They have done so much for me and allowed me to (for the most part) do what I needed to do to become a successful adult. I was never hurt, abused, growing up..I've always had everything if not more than I needed while...
    lovexmetal lovexmetal 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    With Every Bridge I Burn...

    I learn more and more reasons I need to stop adding bricks to the wall and start smashing holes in it. I realize I hurt so badly in the loss of the people I push away, that I have no reason to push them away out of fear in the first place.     I had a really bad...
    KarmaFred KarmaFred 19-21, F 4 Responses May 9, 2007

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    My Girlfriend...

    I really try to grab for the love that is deep inside me. My girlfriend does everything she could do to help me. She loves me. And she tells me this all the time. And still I don't do much other things than argue with her and let her know that I love other people as...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F May 6, 2007

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    Help =/

    I dont know if I believe in love, Im with a guy who loves me deeply and I cant love him back but I thought to myself he loves me so much and hes such a wonderful guy that I could learn to love him. We have been dating 4 months and we were each others first. Hes two years older...
    AbneyT AbneyT 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    To be honest I've been lied to,

    hurt, and broken by the people I've loved the most. I've chased my drunk father down miles of dirt road when I was 10 because I had nowhere else to go, had my drunk mother explain to me why I was a waste of a human at 14 and had to keep a knife under my pillow to keep away her...
    CallmeJerr CallmeJerr 22-25, F Jun 25

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    They Love Me... But...

    Do I love them?The concept of loving and being loved by another person is alien to me. I understand the "sentiment", so to speak, but the sensation itself is ever fleeting.I can think of two people I genuinely love. One is deceased. The love I feel for the other, living person is...
    lysergic lysergic 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    juliana48 juliana48 13-15, F Jun 25

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    All over facebook I see girls who get in a relationship which lasts a week and then move onto someone else as if that person was only to be used so that they would only be replaced...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    BARRY MANILOW "Mandy" I remember all my life Raining down as cold as ice. Shadows of a man, A face through a window cryin' in the night, The night goes into Morning just another...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Joy Division – Atmosphere Walk in silence, Don't walk away, in silence. See the danger, Always danger, Endless talking, Life rebuilding, Don't walk away. Walk in silence, Don't...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Don't listen to those people who suggest you should be "over it" by now. The people who squawk the loudest about such things have almost never had to get over anything. Or at least...
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F Jun 28

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    "Here Without You"  A hundred days have made me olderSince the last time that I saw your pretty faceA thousand lies have made me colderAnd I don't think I can look at this...
    anhourglass anhourglass 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    One day I recieved a letter from grandma... The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a "honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly...
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    Loving a soldier is a high price to pay, loving him truly is hard when he's away. It's being alone with nothing to hold; lt's being young, but feeling old; it's having him whisper...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Heartland - I Loved Her First Lyrics Look at the two of you dancing that way Lost in the moment and each others face So much in love your alone in this place Like there's...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Look at the two of you dancing that way Lost in the moment and each others face So much in love your alone in this place Like there's nobody else in the world I was enough for her...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    6 months later and I still have the same feelings I had when we first went out. I know I hurt her, and I haven't quite forgiven myself yet. She brought meaning to my life. Now that...
    druggydavis druggydavis 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I was his child, his lineage,his dreams and hopes.Every day I look at myself I see him.Thats why my sister hates me.She destroyed everything good. When she was sick and didn't do...
    CharmH CharmH 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I know Love is risky. You have so much to lose, but with the right person you can be really happy. I did not knew Love was this difficult. I never figured out myself and my...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I find music helps me to get to sleep :) soothing the troubles of the day away. I love Clannad ! I'm listening to Them actual :) Robin The Hooded Man. The Black Stairs...
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M Jun 30

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    I am learning how to love. There are a few people in my life that I really, REALLY don't get along with. They have crossed some lines and really ticked me off, and all their...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Walk away, if love is meant to be it will come back. Fear of the unknown is what holds too many in a place where there is no real happiness and love. Move on, because God has...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 16

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    For 8 years of my life I had this thing where if I knew 1 person hated me I would freak out and I wouldn't be able to sleep at night I would have little mental break downs but as I...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Ok so most people love their family. But I am truly, fascinated and drawn to my step brother. He is one year older than me and I have know him for over twenty years. We will be...
    lilkitten87 lilkitten87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I don't get why some people love quotes or try to model their lives around the words of other people. It just seems to me that once we try to quote others those words are...
    articwolf00 articwolf00 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I don't understand haters , They hate for no reason and they usually don't even know the person they are being hateful towards but yet they still do it. Why I have no idea #Love...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I don't know why but I just can't. I can tell when people love me but I can't love them back, I just don't feel it no matter how hard I try. It's like I'm disconnected from...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    The most sweetest thing is that when two people love each other but do not communicate instead they Pray for each other in their SUJUD >3
    PerinduSyahid PerinduSyahid 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Summer of 06 and 07 I was in Nantucket! It's really nice place specially in summer, and I have no idea during winter. Night time in Nantucket is it feels winter season in Florida...
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    July 26. Owning Our Power. Don't you see? We do not have to be so victimized by life, by people, by situations, by work, by our friends, by our love relationships, by our family...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi guys! Ok, so long story short.. Its been a while since I've realised I was emotionally unavailable coz of my past, found someone who made me realise the emotional waves of...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It started when I was younger and all of my friends were just discovering relationships.. I always told them how pointless it was. I would say, "I'm fine alone. I'm going to wait...
    amberooo amberooo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Today I realized how much I enjoy helping people and how there are so many people out there who don't want to help people. I'm struggling with my chemistry class and I asked...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 hr ago

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    George Carlin Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I want things like everyone else but I find that I don't ask for them. I find most interactions between me and anyone else to be stagnant or uneventful. I really don't think I have...
    STSFK STSFK 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i SIGN UP here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    TinyBell TinyBell 51-55, F 3 hrs ago

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    Aquatic animals are my passion. Don't take me away from them!!! I love them so much I can cry if happiness just seeing them swimming or hatching or anything.
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Ever since i was young i've tried looking the best playing the part after time i saw that people only thought of me as fake and a wanna be, after that people started pushing me...
    Dck101 Dck101 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Digital Summer Just Run You've been running your mouth For quite a while now Think you've got what it takes Well let's find out Will you back down Or will you stand your ground...
    Shadowland666 Shadowland666 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    After School Fire Drill It was May and sophomore year was nearly ending. I knew it was only a matter of time before not having Mr. A as my teacher anymore. I was still grateful...
    LoveYouMisterA LoveYouMisterA 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'll be riding tomorrow and this tune will be playing in my mind :) Bob Seger - Roll Me Away http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TEBwq4A1wsU
    hairitgoes hairitgoes 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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