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I Am Scared About Letting People Down

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 188 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    i used to think about people reactions and thinking upon an issue i am concerned to even i am the person who got hurt but after some time i start analyzing their feelings too,i am...
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    Why should worry or care about other people opinion. Not caring I know that I can't get hurt
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    I'm so shocked and traumatised by the treatment I had by the mental health professionals in Middlesbrough ... What happened to me was beyond my expectations and imaginations and I...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Mar 25

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    I want to raise awareness about the discrimination and racism towards dark skinned immigrants in the uk .. I'm a dark skinned woman who is a daughter ofimmigrants and I had lived...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Im annoyed that I paid £1600 rent to the supported housing for Ill people at Webb house in zetland road .. They do not deserve any money ...because they are taking the puss and...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Apr 7

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    . I hope everyone get their fucken karma soon ... Yes there are discrimination and racism in the uk and only white citizen get dignity but the only thing I get from white people is...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Mar 31

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    Ive been thru lots of hurt so its hard letting others in. I have to know you for a long time before I can trust you enough to let you get close to me as a friend.
    zzz1silentheart zzz1silentheart 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    i am very lonely because i am losing facebook friends that i thought that liked me. as i told you last week about Facebook i had posted about a certain person too much and i...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I've been hurt a lot over the past few years so I've kind of closed myself off, But at the same time I've learned to read people according to their actions and I have to say that I...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I would say I have not always been like this.. It is just that no one really wants to get to know me. I swear I tried being open and not judge, but it just ends with the...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Maybe it's because of where I am in my life, but right now I only seem to be able to make emotional space for people younger, more vulnerable, less worldly-wise than me. Though I...
    SlightlyDaft SlightlyDaft 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    So ya the title of this post says it all. Umm the reasons for are because I have been hurt and betrayed by lots of people in my life. Because of these things I don't just let...
    LittleMissCanada LittleMissCanada 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have always had a hard time trusting that the people I "let in" truly have the intention of staying. As a consequence I tend to show them the exit before they have a chance to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm afraid I'm gonna lose everything and everyone I care about :( I don't want to be alone :( I don't want to lose my love or anyone :(
    EmbraceTheEVIL EmbraceTheEVIL 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    This suddenly occurred to me, What if I die today and no one Will remember me?? would anyone miss me??? What kind of legacy would I leave?? I wanna leave behind something beautiful...
    DanielJD DanielJD 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love my boyfriend more than I can describe. He means the world to me. I wouldn't be anything without him. But the other day my friends pulled me aside & said that he had told...
    fogandcopper fogandcopper 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I am annoyed at vain people. I am the first person you'd find smirking at someone who always have a mirror/camera on hand so that they can take a good look at their "perfect" self...
    nve09 nve09 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 25

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    About me, about, what I do or don't do, and even about the guy I THINK I'd like to date...
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    In my head and heart, I tend to distance myself from former and current friends and acquaintances; in reality, then, I spend my effort trying to feel fulfilled doing things alone...
    amarian amarian 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I daydream it and also at night, every detail of slowly torturing savoring their screams of agony, as I slowly kill them watching their life seep out their eyes as the slow choke...
    ChildOfLilith ChildOfLilith 26-30, M Mar 18

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    Even though I it seems like I don't care about what anyone thinks, I do care and I care way too much. i stopped smoking weed because it makes the anxiety unbearable to the point of...
    HLeeT HLeeT 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    To all Egyptians and Arabs in Britain .Egyptians and Arabs in London ,brighton and Bournemouth. Beware of this disingenuous man ..he had seen me shopping in one of the shops in...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    At the moment ,I am not in the mood to let any man into my circle anymore.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 21 Responses Apr 4

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    To get close to someone, they must have thing in common with me, share similar goals and ideas, and set off a good aura. Uk, just that right kinda vibe
    PainfulMemories PainfulMemories 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    So selective in-fact, that I've got no one close and everyone far away. It gets tiring being alone. Oh woe is me. :p Maybe I should try harder to change my status of "alone and...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 Apr 7

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    And that is why I need my best friend back He was the first person I trusted after 6 years
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Due to jerks. Who claim to care. But merely care for their needs. Not any others.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    because my grades aren't good enough and I'm in community college
    preet5761 preet5761 18-21, M Mar 22

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    and it happens all the time. because I care way too much and they don't care at all... just walk away like everyone else.. I'll get over it.. its not easy, but I always do..
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I always **** everything up.
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I always have to get someone's opinion on whatever buy in case I look bad with it or it doesn't suit me
    natashamoore natashamoore 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    my dad called me a dumb-*** cuz i told him that he should go get english lessons
    StefanosVrusis StefanosVrusis 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's not a fault of mine if I have passion in my vein. I am a warm person, and I need to touch, smell, kiss and love... I have so much to give but yet so much to take. Some call it...
    TristanIseut TristanIseut 26-30, M Apr 2

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    I'm scared of letting people into my life again and I'm scared of being in a relationship. I dont know if i could ever trust that person and know they truly care for me. To be...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    1. I speak three languages, Lithuanian, Russian and English 2. I would move back to Lithuania in a heartbeat from the US 3. I am a traditionalist that believes the man should...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24