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I Am Scared of Relationships

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    What if I **** it up?

    What if I get hurt? But more importantly what if I hurt them? But that's the risk isn't it? To risk it all and place all your trust in someone you hope keeps your heart safe.
    mfarrell95 mfarrell95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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    Scared to Open Up

    Sometimes I feel as if my romantic involvements with other people are cursed.  I have dated many people but have only felt genuine connections with a handful; yet for whatever reason, those connections have always fallen apart for reasons outside of my control. Now I...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 11 Responses Aug 6, 2006

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    Did I Say That???

    Love is always patient and kind.. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in the sins of others, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse and trust...
    vinonut vinonut 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    I've never been in a relationship,

    I'm always worried I won't be a good boyfriend, because of my shyness. I don't know if I'll ever be able to go out with someone.
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I have a rocky history in my relationships.

    Due to some past childhood trauma and history of adult abusive relationships, I carry a feeling of being burdensome in my current relationship. It isn't all logical, it has been ingrained in me from a young age and I have had it reinforced by choosing poor partners in the...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Its been a long time

    since Ive been in a relationship and every relationship I had lasted only about a month and I always get cheated on. Thats why I developed this way of thinking that I will never be loved and find the right person. Im scared that I cant handle the commitment or he might cheat on...
    mihochancullen mihochancullen 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 1

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    I am recently on a relationship with this guy

    who loves me dearly. He would literally do anything for me. Problem is I just don't know why but I feel weird around him. Don't get me wrong, I do like him and all, but whenever we kissed it feels off. I don't know if I'm scared about all this new relationship or if I'm just...
    overallimme overallimme 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    am so scared of relationships,

    i fear a heart break i wanna love but i dont have the strengh in me anymore its all gone am so sad so confused......
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm afraid that I'm never going to find love.

    I know I have a long time but I'm just nervous about it and how I will turn out.
    alyssad1016 alyssad1016 13-15, F Jul 21, 2014

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    Just realized that I do tend to have an

    attitude. I've always known I had it but I wasn't mature enough to understand how it affects my relationships. I'm beyond stubborn. If it's not my way I don't care for it. I don't want to be bothered at all unless it's on my own time. The killing part is that I only do this with...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I am terrified of getting into a relationship

    as i am sure all of us are.. Its just in my personal experiences. I grow close to someone.. fall in love with them. They tell me how special i am and make me feel like i'm the knight in shining armor.. that i'm the most important person in the world and then when i feel ready...
    sorasuott sorasuott 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Ohhh Nooo! D:

    A table for two? Sharing each other's food?! Mimicking the traits of another person?!! DATE NIGHT?!!! TWO FAMILIES...?!!!!!! Ahhhhh!! D:Oh, it was just a bad dream... just a bad dream... *wipes forehead while breathing heavily*.Phew. :o
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    our relationship was a long distance

    relationship i never met him in real life he studies in US we were so in love we understood each other i loved the feeling of loving him and talking to him late at night and every night , after i graduated high school and started college everything started to fall apart slowly...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Entering Into A New Relationship...

    is scary because your entering into another persons life... in the beginning your worried if they will like you, except you, want to see you again...  once your in a solid relationship your worried if they will love you forever, be there for you when your in need, hurt you...
    myserendipity myserendipity 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    Relationships are hard.

    No one ever really talks about that side of things. We watch the movies and everything is beautiful and romantic and fun but that's not how life works out. Relationships are ******* hard. It is hard to stay with someone when things aren't going great.Its hard to fight that voice...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    So my boyfriend and I have been fighting alot

    lately. We've been on and off and we have been dating for more than 2 years. His past is what bothers me. He talked to so much girls and flirted with them. I did the same thing when I found out he was doing that. I went myself and started texting and calling every guy just so he...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 31, 2014

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    I was in a serious relationship

    for over three years and it ended with my heart destroyed and never wanting to date again. I have no idea what I did wrong but she left me a year and half ago. To this day I still miss her even though she did me wrong.
    VoloSolo VoloSolo 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Too many bad experiences.

    After my last breakup I finally managed to put on a tough exterior. An "I don't give a ****" attitude. And I had almost convinced myself that I'll be okay if I'm alone forever. The truth is, I'm a relationship person and always will be. I crave being loved and appreciated, and I...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    It's not that I am scared of relationships all

    together. I am terrified of getting into a bad one and wasting time learning what doesn't work.
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    We are afraid to care too much,

    for fear that the other person does not care at all. - Eleanor Roosevelt That describes how I feel nw.
    esalma98 esalma98 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    I think after being hurt

    so many times, your body especially your heart automatically just becomes numb to the idea of a relationship and when someone comes along you just think they're the same. You really don't have control over protecting your heart until you decide to let your guard down for some...
    SlowlyLosingItAll SlowlyLosingItAll 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I'm Scared

    If I could explain why I am afraid of relationships.....I could probably try and fix it,,,,but I don't know why. All I know is I met someone recently...we have a lot in common...we seem to click....have good chemistry....and now I'm getting depressed again because I can feel the...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    i want a relationship

    but dont want to put myself out there an chance getting hurt im so complicated WHY
    FatGirlSwag FatGirlSwag 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I have been in a relationship yes

    but I was to scared and shy so it wasn't really a relationship i had liked him for years and I missed my chances he's now gone. But anyway I got asked out today I was scared I declined but he's asked me out twice more today. I'm usually scared of guys I don't talk to them or go...
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    He's into me and I'm into him,

    but I lied and told him I like him as a friend because I was too scared to tell him the truth. What the **** is wrong with me.
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Find Me Somebody To Love...

    Here's an excerpt from a conversation I was having with a friend. I feel somewhat vulnerable putting this piece up but what the heck, perhaps it will prove to be beneficial to some. I hope it will. I have always known that inorder to be able to give, you must first be happy...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2014

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    I don't know why, but I am.

    The idea of being in a relationship genuinely scares me.
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    Guilty

    I recently started dating this sweet guy.. but I'm terrified. I told him I was scared and he said he understood and wouldn't hurt me. that we could take it slow. I feel guilty about being scared and not trusting him. But I can't. Not yet. What if he lied?! Or decide things were...
    oOoAllieoOo oOoAllieoOo 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    After my last one ...

    I can not even bear the thought of falling in love As soon as someone lovely comes along or someone i could potentially be with my stomach aches from the fearful thoughts that i could get attached, so i pull away. Instead of me loosing someone, i run away . I dont want to be...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    its so easy to do the wrong thing

    and so hard to do the right thing.I've been dating this person for 5yrs and out of that time he has cheated on me once(that im aware of) I'm just a firm believer that if it happen before it can happen again. Now there is a guy at my job thats interested in me and i really like...
    maryann230 maryann230 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    i like this guy,and we talk to each other

    everyday.. i always give him hints that i like him and sometimes he says somethings that make me think that he likes me as well,always says that he's coming to my house to kiss me. but everytime i ask him out he always says ''okay'' or ''i have to talk to my mom'' or ''i dont...
    keepthefaith1003 keepthefaith1003 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I Just Been Hurt Too Many Times

    I have grown up seeing bad relationships, both of my parent are divorce and they both got emarried to differant people then they both divorce. My stepmom treated my dad like ****, which is why now he treats women like ****. My mom is always drunk, and is in an abusive...
    The1ginger The1ginger 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    carry11 carry11 26-30, F Dec 22, 2014

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    because of past experiences.

    ...domestic abuse and infidelity...
    flowertyme68 flowertyme68 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    My experience is weird ,

    I am in love with both of exes and not able to move on weird but true. Scared of new relationship. After meeting people for couple of times , I withdraw myself. It could be that I dont wanna get hurt no more but I still want to be loved.
    hurtangel hurtangel 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I am afraid of relationships.

    So much so I have learned that it prevents me from having relationships. Even if I have met someone and we are planning to do something, I'll cancel it and eject that person from my life. It comes down to experience and from what I have experienced from other people over the...
    VarianWrynn VarianWrynn 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I'm scared to start a relationship.

    I worry they'll use me to just get into my pants, abuse me or make me feel bad. Also what If no one will like me for having flaws or that I don't want to have sex, and that I want to be treated like a lady and not a toy.
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    I can't bring myself to love someone again.

    I want to but I'm scared or just can't since she left me .
    kittyanthony kittyanthony 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I'm terrified of monogamy.

    I have no problem being faithful and loyal. It's the idea of giving you're all to somebody and never fully knowing their true intentions is terrifying.
    OhItsHimAgain OhItsHimAgain 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    'Cause I have been hurt

    and I don't trust myself to contain my anger and not get violent about it.
    LonerLifeLiving LonerLifeLiving 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    minnieccaa minnieccaa 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    ggboo ggboo 16-17, F Mar 28, 2014

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    I used to be a big fan of love

    and I've always wanted to experience all kinds of passions in love. Now I'm too scared to let my feelings go..I don't want to hear or to feel love again. When someone tells me that he likes me or loves me, it makes me feel guilty and even sadder than I am. I've been in love...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im afraid of relationships

    because I've been hurt so much in the past but I like that I can talk to this special someone it's nice that we can just talk about anything and everything and have no worries about what we're doing because their are no labels
    psychologyLover08 psychologyLover08 22-25, F 13 Responses Jan 13

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    I Just Cant Do Them

    I can't cope when I'm in a relationship, I like my freedom and I feel suffocated when I'm with someone. I can't trust people, and I can't let them in on my feelings or my weaknesses, so there's always a barrier between me and the person I'm with. The thought of...
    deschanel deschanel 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    I am scared of being in relationship due to the

    bad experiences of my parents, being able to see how little things can have a big impact in your relationship either bad or good. Just being able to witness what my mom has to go through her relationship, its tough and scary. Its just hard and it gives you that scary feeling .
    acesha16 acesha16 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    I am not ashamed to admit it.

    I am scared of relationships.It has been 3 years since break up and it still haunts me. I have trust issues.I am scared to emotionally invest in a new relationship because last one left me drained out, exhausted and heart broken. It's difficult for someone who gives all when in...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 22 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I am scared of relationships,

    Relationships are just way too scary and sometimes not worth it, it's sad. I'm scared because it means that you have to open up to that person and be totally honest with the person who chose and that means, if they know you, they can break you with all the things they learnt...
    leiloup leiloup 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I don't know why but I feel

    that relationship is so hard. Everyone is different and it's hard to be truly in love. I cannot imagine myself being 100% comfortable with another person.. Maybe because I have low self esteem and I am scared to be judged by others. Many people around me fell in love like it is...
    miumiux miumiux 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Although I am lonely

    and crave love, I am scared of a relationship. I grew up in an extremely dysfunctional abusive family and was the scapegoat. I literally never saw my parents kiss hug or say I love you to each other but there was always yelling and domestic violence. My mom and grandma are...
    lonelygurl92 lonelygurl92 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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