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I Am Scared About Letting People Down

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    ...and Only I Know It -   I have a friend I'll call her Anna. Anna and I have been friends for 3 or 4 years now. I talk to her about everything and she talks to me about...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    Never Have Survived Peer Pressure. - when i was little i was selfish, i probably am, but when someone tells me to do something i do it! I can't tell them no, i am afraid of letting...
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    I Worry Too Much - I worry too much about this - but I do anyway.  I can get over not managing to do something if it only affects me - but I'm not sure anything terrorizes me...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 1 Response May 17, 2009

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    Hi. - My name is Brianna. I'm 17. I have 2 children. A 3 year old little girl named Lysia and a 7 week old son named Gabriele. I am getting married in a few months when my fiance...
    Bri202 Bri202 18-21, F Jul 22, 2009

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    My Fear Of Failure And Letting Others Down - Current life and problem Back to childhood and adolescence Customer service working life post degree MS and unemployment I sit here...
    thehappycovv thehappycovv 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Pushing You - I have a constant fear of letting other people down in some way or hurting them, which in turn hurts me too. I try not to let people get to close to me and if i feel...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I've let so many people down in just one day. I let down my mum, my friend that needed me for her beauty exam, I've let down my head of year, I've let down my teachers, I've let...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F Apr 2

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    when everyone looks to you who do you look at ? I look at God.... but yet I feel like he is getting me ready for a new test.... that I can only hope to pass
    englishbbv englishbbv 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    A handful of you are already stating with rebellious pride that you’ve never cared about what other people have thought. For the moment, let’s all agree to ignore that bit of...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Mar 16

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    I always try to be open and honest, be the person I would like to be seen as. It can be difficult sometimes and I have opened myself up to a lot of untrustworthy, nasty people over...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have such a hard time letting my walls down. Also the fact that i was in a seven yr relationship that just recently ended doesn't help. But I just can't trust people at all. I...
    Fantasy646 Fantasy646 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Tbh, with some people I really couldn't care less about what they think and then there is these over people who you really care about what they think. You really don't want them...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Each and every citizen should be conscious of the people who serve their country selflessly the day they forget doin so it would mean the dooms day countdown for that country has...
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    It's hard living in a non-supportive family,they never support me in what I do,and they don't know that they are the only people I count on because I'm not counting on my friends...
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Sometimes I look at the amount of people in this group and wonder if they are all really being sincere when they join this group. Have they all been hurt? Have they maybe hurt...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    If there is one thing I'm truly scared of inside, it's losing the people I truly love and care about. And losing the ones that truly love and care about me...
    ajl04 ajl04 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I am not a trusting person in general so when it comes to loving people I always am scared to get attached, and when I do I'm always scared to lose them.
    cyraalana2000 cyraalana2000 13-15, F Mar 19

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    There are only two people in my life that know me very well - and even they don't know *everything* about me. I guess it's safe to say I do not trust very easily, but I do find...
    HappyandSad20 HappyandSad20 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    i don't know why. maybe because of my step father who came into my life when i was 11. he was very controlling. and if i rebelled against it in any was he would become hostile and...
    Jerrid36 Jerrid36 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I used to be a rather trusting person but as of recently I've discovered that some people really aren't your true friends no matter what they say. I would say that currently I only...
    twiggy93 twiggy93 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't really let a lot of people truly get close to me. My parents know that I have some mental problems and we have talked about it but that's it. I never tell them the whole...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm afraid of being the person who betrays people when I gain their trust. But I'm also afraid of being betrayed. The result is that I know more of my friend's secrets. They know...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I have a question friends ..... Have you ever been so scared to see that one person you once loved ? 💭 🙈 or nahhhhhhhh ? My answer is I will be scared but at the same time...
    Revelyn Revelyn 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Its like this. when you stick your hand out and get bitten. you learn very quickly not to stick your hand out anymore. I've been "bitten" so many times by people who are supposed...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    I Don't really trust a lot of people, and if I do it takes me awhile to really trust them.
    melanie17 melanie17 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I have a hard time just allowing people into my life. It hinders me sometimes. Mostly in matters of my heart. One time I waited to long to let someone know how I felt and I lost...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 1 Response Mar 16

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    Among the millions of people around, you and I came to be connected. Already selected? It took daring steps, one by one, allowing us to reach out, and speak from the heart...
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I feel like the freedom adults talk about teens inheriting when they go to college is a misleading idea. Superficially perhaps we have more freedom, but are we actually being put...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I know that this is one of the biggest things that diminishes my quality of life and I am working on it. Yet, I have not been very successful in changing. Although, I am friendly...
    whatnow73 whatnow73 36-40, M Mar 25

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    I've been hurt one too many times by people who claimed they wouldn't hurt me. I don't trust very easily and have yet to find someone with genuine intentions I can depend on.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I is hard to trust humanity. are there any good people left?
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I am about to be a senior in college. I'm scared that I won't be able to compete with all the kids at my school. I fear what the future has in store for me.
    AlbSoShy95 AlbSoShy95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Like , I feel like I cant even put up with myself. How do I be satisfied with myself . Almost Everyone I love ends up leaving. I keep getting broken up with and im so good to the...
    anthonymusto55 anthonymusto55 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I haven't posted on this in so long but I'm really stuck and I don't know who to talk to about it . Background story : I was entering college as a biology major but during...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I have 3 majors; English, psychology, and sociology. I love each of them for different reasons and I'm so far into them that it would be stupid for me to drop any of them. But I'm...
    migliorc migliorc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Don't even get me started....I would walk down the halls and BANG all the attention is on me. But it's not good. It's bad. They think I'm weird and fat and ugly and I shouldn't...
    linaamro linaamro 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Even if someone says my makeup is slightly wrong I feel down for the rest of the day..
    Beckie77 Beckie77 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I'm just constantly worrying about what other people think about me- even if they're nice to my face I'm so paranoid that they secretly think I'm weird, annoying etc. I tend to get...
    mblo2457 mblo2457 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Why do people feel sad me its like what the ****. When someone ask me about who I am and to tell the truth about it I tell them the truth. I'm suicidal I don't have mental...
    taylorburns taylorburns 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Not quite sure why this happens but I see dead relatives in my dreams. Not the same ones at the same time. But it like I'm back at there homes or some event. Like a family...
    elainefw55 elainefw55 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I know thats not very good and we should not care about others opinion, but I really cant.. I feel that everyday I have to sit exams and get accepted by the society. I am afraid to...
    greekguy24 greekguy24 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I saw a book in someone's bookcase. The title was something like "How to manipulate people and get what you want" One should never leave a book like that out in plain view. :)))
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Is it possible for sociopaths to feel some level of legitimate connection to people? To actually care about someone? Have a real friend that they choose not to hurt?
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like im giving up to my life because i failed highschool due to that im not going to college level this year my friend is gonna left me alone i always think about the...
    Alonethem Alonethem 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I care way to much. I apologize for their actions so they stay. I'm their shoulder when they need to talk. But when push comes to shove..... nobody is their to care about me. I...
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F Mar 28

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    To give and receive gifts is a wonderful thing in our life, it all has to do with love. If someone has no money, and also want to give a gift from out of their heart to the person...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Mar 30

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    All of you . . .my few true kindred . . my family . . even my psychiatrist I would like to have been a better person even for him . . . I cant bear the half-life of emotional...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Sometimes I want a bf or gf but then I don't wanna put the effort. Yeah it's cute but then I get tired of the same thing everyday. I need an exciting relationship!! And I don't...
    donutouchme16 donutouchme16 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    i will do anything for my friends and because of that I expect to much from them when i need it. When the time come, they do nothing. I dont want feel this way
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This post is for ep member 3 and those I may have hurt unwillingly.If YOU DON'T FORGET AND FORGIVE ,IT WILL BECOME A BIGGER PROBLEM FOR YOU.Good to forgive ;Best ,to forget...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    some peolpe just want you when they need it. I have benn there before but because of my personality I can't never do that to a person. I put someone else feelings before me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am very happy with my family right now. But my dad has chronic kidney disease and he smokes cigarettes since he was 17. I am so worried of him.
    bubblyeater bubblyeater 18-21, F 1 Response