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I Am Scared About Letting People Down

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 186 People

    ...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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Not scared.. terrified. I stay up all night worrying. I worry if someone gets in a car. I worry when it rains. When I was in elementary school I would purposely make myself sick...
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    I have a few good friends but if you asked any of them about my life.. only two would be able to give you a descriptive answer
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    It's hard to let people close when you feel like you never live up to people's image of you. The constant fear of disappointing them holds you back. I hate that feeling I get after...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 6 days ago

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    I feel that if I let someone get close to me, they'll hurt me too much. Isn't it better to not get hurt and be alone than to be with people and suffer? After all, you can provide...
    Lunasnight Lunasnight 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I have a few close friends. i don't trust people, I've been hurt badly.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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    One good reason for keeping people at a distance and maintaining a small circle of friends is that more often than not the murder victim is someone the killer knew.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not only am I afraid of getting hurt but im afraid of hurting others. I am complicated, easily misunderstood, reserved and i get disinterested in people quickly. If a relationship...
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    energymustmove.wordpress.com just wrote about it in my blog. its a story
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 24

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    You know, I'm actually terrified of getting close to anyone now. I end up getting close to people, and they leave. Friends, boyfriends, even my best friends, end up leaving me...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 6 Responses May 3

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    Hard decisions are never easy whether you have a condition or not. You have to do what is best for you even if it hurts someone else. When you really care about someone often the...
    Sakaratte Sakaratte 26-30, M May 3

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    I'm also afraid that I'll never be able to fully rid myself of the people I hate.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response Apr 24

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    I got really sick a few moths Ago and was in and out of the hospital, I lost ALOT of weight, but truth is, I didnt really have much extra body weight to loose. Anyways, when I...
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    People made fun out off my hair. My hair was reaching till like my elbows and I liked it but people started to call me hairy or gave me such nicknames as chubacca. I felt alone...
    jeednorrozec jeednorrozec 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Knowing the truth tells me to keep most people at a distance;most people are talkers and there are very few doer's, I go by what you've done for me, not what you said you going to...
    renewed2015 renewed2015 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    It usually consists of 7-8 interviews, a background check, credit check, drug screening, and most importantly--an assessment of taste in movies and music.
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    Regretiam Regretiam 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Everyone falls so easily into love. Which is boring and probably a lie. I don't love easy. It takes YEARS before I can, and even then it's reckless..
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Apparently I can't get close to anyone without doing something that makes me hate myself even more than usual, which doesn't seem possible every time until it happens... and i've...
    SketchOfInsanity SketchOfInsanity 16-17, M May 3

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    Physically, Mentally, Emotionally. I'm distant but I share a lot so that you don't feel like I'm not trying.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8

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    That's me, way far away from anything else, in the dark
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 2 Responses May 9

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    My body is worse. Society is too. So fears are sane.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Soooooooooo i am gonna go say hi to my cat, which i stole because of some old lady.
    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F May 7

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    Most affectionate person you will ever meet! 😘😘😘😍😍😍
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    About Me: I'm 17 years-old (English) and in a week I'll be 18 (yay?) I'm in college at the minute and I enrolled on a IT course as that was the closest thing to what I wanted to do...
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