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I Am Scared of Getting Hurt Again

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    My log, December 12, 2013: 11:30 PT I have come to the conclusion that the reason why I do not make relationships with anyone is because I am afraid of getting hurt. It is eating...
    Alexob13 Alexob13 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    This may seem like a stupid question to many, but...how can you tell when a relationship is over? How can you tell when it's time to stop trying and fighting?
    pinkhatesu pinkhatesu 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    It's All The Same - The first day i met him, I knew he was different. And I liked that about him. I thought he was that kind of different that was hard to find. Little did I know...
    Tearstainedwish Tearstainedwish 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    I've been hurt so many god damn times. I've gotten used to it and refuse to let my guard down. Recently dating this really amazing guy, he makes me so happy. I'm afraid to trust...
    kashaleea kashaleea 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Tell Me More Lies By Me. - I'd love to let you in, to help you in time of need. But it's becoming a trend, you always come to me. You beg and hope that I, will give in because I...
    ArtistBoi ArtistBoi 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    My Heart Is Tentative - I feel each time a step forward to  this new relationship there is part of me that wants to stop it in tracks. For no good reason other then be caution. I...
    happybunny73 happybunny73 36-40, F Jun 8, 2012

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    I Put My Hope to a Relationship That Didn't Last - recently, i involved myself in a dating game... for the first time i found a guy that i really like, he is the one i believe i am...
    yenohtel yenohtel 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Listen - When I ask you to listen to me, And you start giving me advice, You have not done what I asked. When I ask that you listen to me, And you begin to tell me why I shouldn...
    BournUltimatum BournUltimatum 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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    “Pain Is Inevitable. Suffering Is Optional.” - In case of a broken heart, nothing seems to be enough to take away the pain but the time.
    mindinmoon mindinmoon 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Here Again - I am used to pain. I am used to be backstabbed and kicked while on the ground. It actually surprises me when people are nice. Even being used to hurting, I get scared...
    cleargerman cleargerman 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    me and my boyfriend have been on & off since may 5th 2012. The reason being is because he was one of those people that tried to "have their cake & eat it too". He would lie to me...
    destrrr destrrr 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Why is it that every guy I like end up being a jerk? Its always been that way and i cant take it anymore! This year ( freshman in highschool) i was tired of all the jerks and...
    Peanut18 Peanut18 13-15, F Feb 24

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    I will do whatever it takes not to get hurt again....ive been hurt so much and it has really torn me apart at times....I am recovering from depression and am terrified someone will...
    marie0559 marie0559 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    So...after over 5 months of torture and being heart broken over my ex, I finally moved on. Not gonna lie, it took a while for such a short relationship but I guess it was because...
    brittersnicole brittersnicole 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    How Should I? - Why can't this be easy for me for once? It hurts , it really does. I can see you're trying with everything you have. You've devoted everything to me, for me; your...
    HeyImMarissa HeyImMarissa 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Afraid To Try Again - I recently started to go out with this great girl. We went out for about 2 months, but it felt alot longer than that. I've known her for a while now, but i...
    Godito5 Godito5 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    I Try Not To Think About It - I love my boyfriend with all my heart, but sometimes in the back of my head I do think that one day he will leave me suddenly. I dated someone before...
    lovingmydreams lovingmydreams 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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    Best Friends "Forever" - My best friend stuck by me through a lot over ten years, more than her fair share I know. But after a difficult (and that is putting it lightly) first year...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F May 31, 2013

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    Obviously - I haven't stopped loving however. I'm not in a terrible descending ellipsis of hate. I just don't let people get too close. But I still love, I can't help it anyway...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    When Do You Walk Out? - It's hard, you know? Knowing when to give up. I love him. He loves me. That should be enough, right? Well, October Second is 3 years. I'm 24. I'm getting to...
    TouuSan TouuSan 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    How Healing Works - Healing works through a kind of detox: things have got to come up in order to be released. That is true of our personal issues, and also our collective issues...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    I Want To Try...I Want To Find Love. - I've never had much luck with guys. They make me nervous. I don't know how to act around them. That's why I didn't get my first boyfriend...
    MassyThePanda MassyThePanda 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    Been Cheated On Too Many Times....No Faith Left In People. - I dated a guy for 3 years and then found out he was sleeping with a 14 year old (he was 24). I broke up with him. Then...
    amieliz amieliz 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Something I Feel -  if you scratch just a little below the surface you will find a light a little dimmer than the one you left behind. a love a little wary, scared and still...
    mexeb mexeb 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    Danger Of Close Proximity - Well tonight I spoke with my exbf, Scott about the pain and anger towards him I've been feeling. He didn't seem worried or even that he really cared how...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    The lesson I learned in childhood left scars that will always be there. I was never accepted as a child and was an outcast for children to tease. I had epileptic seizures from an...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Just a little. I'm human after all.
    AnonymousMe7 AnonymousMe7 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    The Life I Didn't Choose - my dad was physically abusive when I was younger. I was the tough one out of my 3 sisters and I. I tried to defend them but I would get...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    I'm Afraid Of Losing The People I Love Suddenly - I try not to dwell on these frightening thoughts but anything can happen. No matter how much I love and depend on my husband, he...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Sep 10, 2013

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    Here To Listen. - A broken heart is incredibly painful. I've been there, and I know how much a listening ear can help. If you ever feel the need to talk to someone but are unsure...
    wholemilklattes wholemilklattes 22-25 Apr 23, 2013

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    I Was Engaged - , I Lost Him...
    CreativeClassy CreativeClassy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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    How To Trust Again.... - HI! MY NAME IS ARCHIE. IF YOU'VE READ SOME OF MY OTHER STORIES, YOU'LD KNOW I WAS RAISED IN A VERY ABUSIVE FAMILY. I CERTIANLY HAD TRUST ISSUES. DO I DEAR...
    LITTLEBOYINSIDE LITTLEBOYINSIDE 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    I'm talking to my ex again..... I think I'm doing wrong. He told me he wants us to get back together,but I don't know...
    jaywonderful jaywonderful 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Tired of Hurting! - So heres my story!!! When i was little i was sexually abused by my uncle. I never said anything to anybody because as a kid you feel like its your fault. I live...
    ntvhottie87 ntvhottie87 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Moving On - Maybe there's a certain point at the end of a relationship when you realize holding on to the person you thought you had is pointless and you can't be afraid to move...
    kikikatchu kikikatchu 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    Wake - it's 1 am and you won't text me but I can't text you and there's not a doubt in my mind that you're laying down staring at the ceiling thinking of what to say next i know...
    mysecretdiaries mysecretdiaries 13-15, F Dec 9, 2013

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    I would like to date again but I'm pretty messed up at the moment. I saw a few men I liked but they weren't interested. Like one quote says u can't attract what u want. U attract...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Am Scared Of Getting Hurt Again - I know what it's like to get your heartbroken and let me tell ya, it hurts a lot. I was with my first love for over 8 months and throughout the...
    xxxLonelyxxx xxxLonelyxxx 16-17, F May 5, 2013

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    Im Confused, My Fault Or His? (Read All, Before Commenting..) - Okay. So, I'm 16 and my boyfriend is 18. We've been dating for a year and four months and throughout our...
    HeyImMarissa HeyImMarissa 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    Blindsighted - Well a couple of months ago my bf broke up with me. He says the main reason was our lack of security and the fact that he lived in another state. First of all both...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    My Past..... - I am in a relationship now with the greatest guy I have ever met. He is nice and he says he loves me, but I am scared to say I love him back because I was in a...
    ikaelame ikaelame 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    My ex-husband beat me down in so many ways. Physically, emotionally, financially...ugh. Now that I am venturing out into the dating world again, and I am finding it hard to trust...
    breesusrocksmysocks breesusrocksmysocks 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Three Strikes You'Re Out... - I'm 17 years old yet I feel like I've already been through all the heartbreak I can handle... I've had two long term boyfriends, both of which ended...
    younglove77 younglove77 18-21 3 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Many People In My Life Have Died. Some Of My Friends Have Tried To Commit Suicide. It Angers Me Because They Didn't Think Of The People That Would Miss Them At The Times That They...
    bandfreak13 bandfreak13 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I Thought Everything Was Fine - I was with my ex for 7 months and the day she left she told me she didn't love me anymore. It broke my heart, but I haven't let it stop me from...
    Tiffyboo1991 Tiffyboo1991 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7, 2013

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    My boyfriend broke up with me yesterday..the painful part is i didn't do anything. Im so tired of this feeling. The feeling of emptiness and i have so many questions in my mind...
    shalei shalei 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im so scared with all the lies i've been through and it's very hard for me to trust again... Can someone help me how to trust again? ;(
    stiffadak stiffadak 26-30, F Mar 12

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    Past, Present, Future. - My past isn't that great. It's not full of people who love me and cherish my life. It's not full of roses and tulips. It's full of misery and depression. I...
    Whisperedcries2 Whisperedcries2 13-15, F Sep 16, 2012

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    My Past Relationship Experiences!!!!! - At the age of 19 while going to high school i were always hoping that 1 day i would find a really cute and handsome guy and fall in love and...
    ironman2281 ironman2281 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    It's Going To Happen... - I'm in a relationship with someone I love, but there are so many red flags...I can't imagine being strong enough to walk away, but I know it won't last...
    Kkl3v Kkl3v 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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