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I Am Scared About Letting People Down

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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 more than thinking about - what if I don't finish this for so & so?  What if I get sick & they have to...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 1 Response May 17, 2009

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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 everything. But suddenly, her brother is starting to spend lots of time with me. He took me out on a date and tried to kiss me and...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    I Am Scared of Letting My Really Close Friend Down

    I dunno what to do i did something i wasn't supposed to do, by accident of course, and now i am scared that i will let that friend down  help!!!!!!!!!!
    avi900 avi900 13-15, M Mar 28, 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 Jay gets back from Marine boot camp. My stepfather has raised me since i was 12 weeks old and stopped...
    Bri202 Bri202 18-21, F Jul 22, 2009

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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 them down so i got in trouble a lot when i was little. i have never survived under peer pressure. i say no but then they come down...
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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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 like they are getting to close i push them away. I'm not doing it to be mean ... i do it because i care and i...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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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 as a 26 year old man unemployed and terrified to do anything constructive with my career. To many, what I've done so far would be considered a...
    thehappycovv thehappycovv 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    I am very picky about the people I talk with. I have to fully grasp & have an idea of what kind of person someone is in order to have a conversation with them. Because I'm a...
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    It's hard for me to say "no" to anything and then when I do I feel like I'm letting them down...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    The more time I am alone, the more I realize some things. You'd think I'd tell myself this relationship was no good for me, but I'm not. The reason why we are struggling is obvious...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I'm in a seriouse relationship with this wonderful man who means the world to me, and who loves me very much. I've been torturing myself with doubts and fears. You see, I have a...
    Emilia94 Emilia94 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Other people fascinate me... What makes them tick, how they handle life stresses, big and small... It's the little stuff though that I like learning about people those are the...
    tabby96 tabby96 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to say. I just typed a lot of stuff on my iPad, but I decided to start afresh. The only way to keep from worsening a situation is to spend personal time thinking...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 2

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    When it comes down to it I actually have it determined whether I will open to specific people. Usually at the beginning of a convo if a person seems like they need help I will...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 25

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    I've somehow become so good at shutting people out, never letting anyone see the real me, that I don't even know who she is anymore.
    Calsi704 Calsi704 18-21, F Oct 8

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    Finishing college has been the main goal in my like for a while now. When I graduated in May the feeling of accomplishing my goal was such a great feeling. However, now after a few...
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I guess people come and go...Just when you think they were different all turns to hell
    Droy7 Droy7 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    It's easy for me to be intimate with people I'm never going to see again. But with people I see myself having a future with? I'm very cautious about what I let them see about me. I...
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I decided to end my previous story to make it shorter. Carrying on. At the end of the day, this is all I know. I haven't changed, and guess what? What made him love me HASN'T...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 2

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    Well, it happened. I've lost the person I love. He's gone. He presented what he thought would be deal breakers for me in this relationship, and I accepted them. He left me anyway...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well of course I am! That would be pretty silly if I loved someone, lost them and life continued normally. I am so scared of losing the people that mean the most to me. I love them...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 2

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    I am very emotionally closed off and find it close to impossible to let people get close. That's because I am aware of the fact that I have problems with people and I cannot...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 17

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    hai everyone this is hari i am in search of people with whom i can share my personal feelings
    hariiyengar hariiyengar 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I dont know why it is hard for me to be completely truthful to people. i feel like i should be able to tell my life to a total stranger without being judged.
    jwmcmaha jwmcmaha 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I didn't used to be...but life has taught me to be more cautious. I have let too many people get close to me when I was younger & I ended up getting hurt. So I have been more...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I used to much more. I felt like at anytime they would siappear and that's a self fulfilling prophecy. My codependent behavior made me do a lot to try for them to not leave ... I...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    The world is a horrible place. Finding your way in this world is hard enough without people putting you down at every turn. It costs people nothing not to be a decent human beings...
    touchofthereaper touchofthereaper 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Last night...at work..... As most of my friends know...i work in a large,very busy, bingo hall... All was going good last night... Customers all seemed happy.. And to be enjoying...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 16

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    Which hurts like hell when you realise most people dont give a damn about you. Im the sorta guy that don't mind lending money if you need it, who will wait patiently for you to...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Oct 6

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    And now I seriously don't care coz I'm responsible for myself. If I don't look after me, who will? It's wrong to expect people to do the same and I cannot blame anyone but myself...
    NtshaK NtshaK 18-21, F Oct 2

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    I genuinely care about how you feel. If I know you or not makes no difference. Everyone wants to be loved or befriended by someone. I figure pay if forward by caring because one...
    76smiles 76smiles 36-40, M Oct 13

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    So I kinda feel bad about something. There's this girl who's a sophomore that got moved to my supervisory.(supervisory is where you stay there for 30 minutes and do whatever, like...
    Gabsters05 Gabsters05 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just find most people don't hold my interest
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I am always by myself everyone I trusted stabbed in the back
    Darlinghton Darlinghton 18-21, M Oct 10

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    I've always been a sweet heart but certain girls showed me reality and now I'm less patient with relationships. I know not all girls are the same, but it just becomes harder the...
    elementnov elementnov 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 25

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    So many fans? (is that the EP term when someone added you as friend)...anything sexual in profile, sorry; cannot be. So many responses...anything erotic, sorry; ignored.
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    It's difficult to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys." Lesson to be learned from this? Choose your friends carefully...
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 3

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    I don't want to **** a guy that isn't going to call me the nest day. I wont **** a guy that ***** girls and marks notches on his belt. Sex is something that I want to appreciate...
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I've learned to be. Not sure it's the best way, but it works for now.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    My mom is literally my BEST FRIEND but if my secret ever got out to her.. I'm afraid she would never talked to me again, & it's horrible because I'm her only daughter.
    ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl 13-15, F Sep 29

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    I think my paranoia stems from the fact that i fear the loss of my dearest
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Sep 29

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    My best friend is the only person I have. I love her more than anything in the whole world. She just started dating our other friend, and I think I might be jealous of him. I don't...
    dickdurk dickdurk 16-17, F Oct 4

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    I'd love to have a tougher skin, and shrug things off, but I can't.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    When you're telling a story and everyone's talking over you, but one person makes direct eye contact with you and pays extra attention so you don't get discouraged.
    jadacharlene jadacharlene 13-15, F Oct 14

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    To be honest, I don't want to message anybody over the age of 20 (except for that one person. You know who you are if you're reading this). -_- I know I don't have my actual age on...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 3 days ago

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    I have had my heart broken way to many times and find it hard to find someone because now im extremely picky with friends.
    Danae102 Danae102 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am so tired. These past few months it has gotten worse. I don't know how to behave around new people or people I barely know, especially those I feel inferior around. That counts...
    haroni haroni 22-25, F Oct 14

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