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I Am Scared of Relationships

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    I'm not too sure if long distance relationships

    are a good enough choice when it comes to dating and friendships and what not. My mother has been in this type of relationship with a man from Africa, who has been living in America for a long time, for about four to five years, ever since I started high school in 2010. And at...
    MrIppikodoku MrIppikodoku 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm scared of relationships

    because I was never the type to like to hold hands, hug, and kiss. I feel like if I'm in a relationship I'm pressured to do that kind of stuff or even something more serious
    cxmrren cxmrren 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    Not so much scared as find them quite funny.

    .... I'm no romantic type and way too independent to even notice if I even had a bf So basically I'm never getting into a relationship
    ababe98 ababe98 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I always get hurt.. & ive become numb to it,

    but at the same time I'm scared😓
    allisonarmand allisonarmand 16-17, F Jul 21

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    Yep. People would say "it's part of life,

    it's natural" but for people who are scared like me, don't understand. I'm not saying I don't want to love, I don't want to say I'm scared. But I am. It's stopping me from being able to do things. If I was to meet up with a male, I'd automatically start to think about that...
    ThatBritishVirgin ThatBritishVirgin 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    Ive never been in one.

    . and from what my friends have been through..it doesnt sound great. It sucks because I know Ill probably go through a breakup..assuming the first person im with most likely wont last. Who usually stays with the first person they are with nowadays?
    jtymez4 jtymez4 26-30, M 3 Responses May 27

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    A boy makes his girl jealous of other women,

    A true gentleman makes other women jealous of his girl.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I have a confession right here in my story on

    my profile. He drew me close and held me in his arms today, declared his love for me, and told me that he wants to be with only me, and does not want to live without me...
    1VeryClassyLady 1VeryClassyLady 70+, F 8 Responses Jun 18

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    I've never had a boyfriend.

    I don't know if I want one because I'm so damaged. Im dark and twisty, and I'm to screwed up for anyone.
    mynameisthatgirl mynameisthatgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm finally meeting my best friend.

    . I've known him for two years. He lives in another country.. And now the anxiety is kicking in.. I have two months. I've never been an insecure type.. But I've had recent weight gain because of birth control I had a bad reaction to. Now I'm uncomfortable in my own body, have...
    Bicurious12345 Bicurious12345 18-21, F 6 Responses May 23

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    I never had a eelationship.

    And sometimes I feel unable of acting properly. I don't know, I'm just afraid of messing it up. I hurt one man one time, and now his facebook status is on "widowed". I feel bad about it too because I love him. But verything has changed and we hate eachother. Miseries apparently...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I wouldn't mind being in a relationship.

    I'm more afraid of the feeling of having so much to lose. Plus I've never been in a relationship before and anything that is new to me can be a bit scary sometimes. Kinda like when I first joined the JV basketball team in my High School days. I feared disappointing the team.
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    been burned twice, one used my kindness to

    further her own life, the other used me for my body. I doubt there'll be a third time
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 12 Responses Jan 13

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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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    Can somebody give me some advise my best friend

    is a boy and I like him he moved a few days ago I wanted to tell him I like him but he left before I could tell him😭 now I really like him what should I do call him and tell him ok or should I well no don't know please give me some advise should i never tell him or should I...
    guitara19051000 guitara19051000 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Been hurt too many times now,

    starting to give up..
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 6

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    i don't ever wanna get into a relationship.

    . ever.. The only girl that I've loved in a world that love doesnt even exist for me.. not from my parents, not from my "friends", none... she was there and she loved me.. only to find out that it was nothing but a ******* LIE!! all that she has told me, all that she made me...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm only young, 19, but I am terrified of

    relationships. I have commitment issues. I can find a guy I love and obsess over him but as soon as he gets close to me (like as a friend) or shows interest in me I loose all feelings because I'm scared of commitment and relationships. It sucks so bad, I'm scared I'll never...
    IndianaRoyals IndianaRoyals 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    I am so scared because I used to be

    so much more perceptive and stronger. I just wish people weren't so damaged and broken... now I am.
    hauntd hauntd 36-40, F Jul 18

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    Not to get into it, but I'm the type of person

    to get too attached and when cut off I crumble into freaking pieces. After many horrible experiences, countless aches from the heart, and much consideration, I decided to say no relationships. I'm sorry, but some of you people are freaking crazy, or heartless. And honestly, if...
    ThatOneN3rd ThatOneN3rd 16-17, M Jul 15

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    HMMB HMMB 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    I am scared if commitment

    and I'm scared to let myself go and do things that are illogical under the name of love.
    ambrosia999 ambrosia999 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    i talk a big talk online

    but i just cant do it i alway chicken out. i feel uneasy around new people but i lust for a relationship. what do i do?
    Bitchenwolf Bitchenwolf 18-21, F 6 Responses May 31

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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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    Especially when things progress

    so quick I can't keep up
    addictedtolife99 addictedtolife99 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    mozaq mozaq 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    In every relationship I've had,

    I've given everything. Literally everything I have to give. And was happy to do it. I can't explain how good it made me feel to be so invested in someone's happiness. It didn't matter their flaws and imperfections. I loved them. And I had a revelation tonight while I was driving...
    Bicurious12345 Bicurious12345 18-21, F 9 Responses May 29

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    I am. They honestly ruin everything

    if they don't work out. I had a friend that I care for more than anything, we had this deep connection and he meant the world to me in many ways. He still does. He asked me to be his girlfriend and I said yes . We fell in love and for me, it was perfect. He said and did so many...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am so scared of men

    because of all I've been through, the other day a random guy tried to high five me and I thought he was going to hit me and I was never more afraid in my life.. I feel like if I ever get close to someone again I will die from the emotional pain of the breakup because right now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I was in an abusive, violent

    and honestly terrifying relationship for a year and half with a boy who clearly didn't love me. not only did he force me into sex, he used to beat me, put knives to my throat, smash things over my head, cheat on me, banned me from wearing makeup, skirts and shorts, wasn't...
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F 3 Responses May 26

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    My friends husband beats her heavily also loves

    her deeply at the same time .. She asks me how to stop her husband from beating her.
    johnkora johnkora 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    And yet I just got in one.

    I don't believe in forever, I don't believe in a lot of things. But sometimes I just use 'cynicism' to hide. I'm really just a coward and afraid of getting hurt. I don't want to let myself get too happy and then have the happiness ripped away from me. I know I'm young and I...
    EmJ317 EmJ317 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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 9 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I know this may sound silly to some people,

    but the reason why I'm single and have always been is because I'm scared that if I get into a relationship with a nice guy, he'll do a 180 and start to abuse me, and I'd be too weak and scared to leave. I never want to go through an abusive relationship, physically, mentally...
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 6 Responses May 19

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    Is is possible to be in a relationship with

    someone your not too physically attracted to?
    janie94 janie94 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish i wasn't scared to love

    and would chose the right guys that can love me. I always chose the wrong ones because I know that I won't fall be attached and I can run away quickly. I make it so I can run for the exit and he most likely won't run after me. When guys are capable to love I run the opposite...
    bettybloops bettybloops 22-25, F 14 Responses Apr 16

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    I just saw this story about 2 people

    who were in a relationship for almost 4 years and they broke up 5 months ago. I don't know why I got too scared, it made me realise how much I love my boyfriend and oh god, I don't know why I'm scared and my heart is pumping really fast.. I hate breakups Btw I'm 17 and I'll be...
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 17 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not scared just overly cautious.

    You just never know. That's the scary part. Disney movie relationships exist in Disney movies. In real life things happen in relationships. Things change and people change. Feelings can change as well. Even understanding all of this it somehow gets to me. They say you should use...
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 4 Responses May 8

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    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think relationships are important

    and essential, but finding a good fit is often an adventure in and if itself!
    carefree77 carefree77 36-40, T Jul 17

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Yes, my guard is up and shouldn't it be.

    It is hard to keep trust only to get hurt. It is hard to open up yourself to someone only for them to use that information to manipulate you and destroy you. It is hard to be lied to when you are blindly thinking that your partner has your back. It is hard to spend all of you to...
    Healthyhappylife Healthyhappylife 41-45 3 Responses May 26

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    they end in bullshit

    and bloodshed. litterally.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I've been cheated on,

    lies, hurt. no communication I always give tons of chances and stay loyal to who I love kept hurting me in every ways. then last break up. I stopped looking for love and ain't mess with women at all. I stayed single one year and soon four months. I feel so great without being...
    bhk92 bhk92 22-25, F Jul 17

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