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I Am Very Selective When It Comes to Letting People Get Close

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    Trust has never come easy to me.

    Usually when I meet a person I've already assumed the worst of what is to happen and I'm already plotting my escape. I push until people have nowhere left to stand. It makes for lonely footing but it minimizes the chance of disappointment. Occasionally a person will enter...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 7 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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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 or friendship does not meet my standards instead of nurturing it so that it can develop and grow I drop it like a hot potato. So until...
    BleuReign BleuReign 16-17, F 4 Responses May 18, 2015

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    Why so serious? Some people may think I am snob

    and serious person. Sometimes I am, sometimes I am just shy or tired. I might accelerate to extreme seriousness if needed. It's a useful thing at keeping unnecessary people away.
    JD0121 JD0121 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    I've been accused of being aloof

    and disinterested-more often than I would care to admit. As is normal practice, when getting to know someone there is a degree of letting them have a small piece of yourself. Whether it's a smile, an anecdote or your life story, they take something of you away with them. I...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    Sometimes I feel like people in general only

    want to date me because they like the idea of having a girlfriend rather than me myself..I'm kinda glad I've taken a break.
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    Recently I received a private message from

    someone demanding to know why I don't reply to others responses to my postings more often. I rarely do. As much as I post if I replied to everyone I would do almost nothing else. I'm sorry but most frequently I'll only reply to those I have a prior relationship with. This is not...
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    to nito: i cant thank you enough

    for bringing me home. i know we made a solid friendship back in the day. regardless of details, if you ever really need me--I GOT YOU.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 7, 2015

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    I just posted a rant on a group "I Need To

    Vent" & they wouldn't let it post, cuz I was sharing about how frustrated I feel regarding all the guys who are trying to hit on me here... And I was specific about the things they've said & how much it ****** me off... And I cussed a lot. *Anyway, just thought I'd throw out...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2015

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Nov 3, 2015

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    I'm a loner and get kinda lonely from time to

    time but my problem is that most people either bore me or **** me off. Like I don't know what to do? How do I find people that don't do either of those things?
    paintdeath paintdeath 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2015

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    I want a relationship like Gomez

    and Morticia Addams.
    missmaymay missmaymay 22-25, F 5 Responses May 31, 2015

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    Some may say that I have trust issues.

    I trust some people with various things, such as my life, being around my kids, etc. I just don't trust anyone (excluding my little ones) with my emotions. I'm a "wear your heart on the sleeve" type. I give my all. But, if someone wrongs me, its hard for me to overcome that. So...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F Jan 8

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    She Just Snuck Up On Me

    Like a new lust...she s l o w l y started out...smooth and silky, with ever so a subtle hint of sour cherry followed with a sophisticated spicy berry-esque draw...her effusive and fascinating bouquet drifted so quietly, wrapping herself completely around me...overwhelming my very...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    I have always had issues with getting close to

    people. I learned some hard lessons growing up about betrayal and trust. My immediate family was/is dysfunctional with a capital "D". I have two failed marriages that were physically and emotionally abusive. So now, I don't reveal a lot. I've been at my job for nearly 2 years...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Wow..... So this evening,

    my son and I where talking about college and I logged onto a college website for him to look at the courses that he may be able to choose from..... When he logged on, he was not quite sure what he'd like to do.... Well, I looked at his notes that he scribbled onto a scratch...
    notAloneWithYou notAloneWithYou 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I don't open up to just anyone anymore,

    because that has gotten me hurt in the past. If I am close to you and trust you, if I can confide in you, then consider yourself lucky.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Getting attached to people easily

    and thinking everyone was my friend has gotten my feelings hurt and made me realize who was actually there for me. I can be a nice ******* person if people only just loan me their ear or treat me right instead of someone that gets on their nerves or when they need something and...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I'm a walking contradiction.

    I want to be alone but I don't want to be lonely. I want closeness but I'm afraid to let the walls down. I want to share my secrets but I don't want to give you access to my soul. I want more than anything to trust you but I cannot allow you to find the chink in my armor...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 13 Responses Jun 27, 2015

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    I am careful about letting people close

    because once I care about you, I care about you. I have a hell of a time trying to uncare about some one. It just doesn't work like that for me. So I would rather triple check than be trying to fix my mistake.
    QueenVen QueenVen 16-17, F Jan 25

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    It is extremely difficult

    for me to open up to someone, and is quite rare that I ever really do. I am usually a very naturally trusting person, perhaps a bit naive, always giving the benefit of doubt, but at the same time I am selective of who I let in simply because I tend to over think about things and...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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    In time their "truth" comes out.

    ...sometimes if we just sit back and wait...dont jump, we know who we can mix and mongle with and who we cant. Just sit and observe before jumping on any offers from them that seem like an awesome deal. The awesome deal handed to you on a platter....but there is a price...the...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    I am and when I do it means something big.

    I usually end up getting hurt, especially when I am trusting and want to let someone into the biggest part of my life, my daughter Jaelynn. Still unable to go see her, sitting outside the cemetery welling up and losing it emotionally. So many thoughts, memories, and visions...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 3 Responses May 31, 2015

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    Je Ne Regrette Rien

    Nobody has ever hurt me, not that i can recall. No one ever really made me feel betrayed either. I have never had my heart broken, how could I...I have never felt love, they way I would expect too...yet it seems that My ENTIRE family loves me. I have one younger sister, and...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Another day, another person soon to leave my

    life. As I am sure you have experienced, people come and go into ones life. I struggle with letting people in, close to my heart, close to my thoughts, when we fully know that whatever ship this is that we have embarked on, every journey inevitably comes to an end, and with...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    niccj28 niccj28 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8, 2015

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    i might be an open book

    and tell u all the past events in my life, as well as planned events. but that doesnt mean ive let u in. im very selective with who i let in on an emotional level. im like that with everyone.
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 6 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Too many people in these days suffer from

    emotional divorces from temporary relationships....be careful how much of yourself and who you share yourself with.
    BeautifullyBrokenAngel BeautifullyBrokenAngel 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm the type of person

    who will always care about you. It doesn't matter what you've done to me, how badly you've hurt me, or how far we've drifted apart - a part of me will always care about you. I still love friends I haven't spoken to in decades. I still love lovers who treated me like I was...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    Every single person I've opened up to winds up

    ignoring me. Like, the **** I tell you is personal. I don't wanna tell you. If I do, I feel comfortable with you. People just suck sometimes.
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown 18-21, M 13 Responses Jan 9

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    i am a huge contradiction

    when it comes to this topic. yes i am selective with who i share my personal life with but at the same time i am an open book and will discuss most things if asked about it. i guess for me getting to know someone on a more emotional/deeper level is where i am selective with...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes you just get "that feeling" about

    some people, and though they may not fall in love with you, you can still trust them.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    Those who are heartless,

    once cared too much. -Unkown
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2015

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    I am a laid back, friendly

    and outgoing woman and yes sometimes naughty. Yes, I am real and I'm honest about what I say about myself. However, when it comes opening up to someone about who I am, my past, what I've been through in my life, my likes and dislikes and other things I choose to share, that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 19 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    This is my story...every bit of it is true.

    This is MY life... No one knows how I felt, how I lived it...but me. All those bittersweet memories....are forever marked through my smiles, through my salty tears in the shower, through the papers that say who I am. Wherever I go....I AM ME because of this story. I never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20

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    As a kid I was very quiet,

    shy, and reserved. I preferred staying in reading than going out with kids from school, though I did always have at least one or two good friends. In college I thought, this doesn't seem normal, maybe I should try to be more outgoing, maybe I should make more friends and party...
    arailia03 arailia03 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    I believe people come in

    and out of our lives for a reason. Each experience, good or bad is a lesson to be learnt,
    Seraphina31 Seraphina31 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I hate opening up to people

    and getting close to them and then they just leave.... Painful is what it is...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 3 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Sex Is amazing and I love it!

    !! however a relationship is not all about sex. Right?
    3rdday 3rdday 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    It's hard for me to directly tell people I care

    about them. But believing them if they said they cared, too, would be so much scarier. There is a lot more risk involved in the latter, I think.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 27, 2015

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    Mollywolly92 Mollywolly92 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Deceptively easy going has been a phrase I've

    heard before. I'm not trying to deceive anyone, but the truth is, getting close to me is an extremely difficult thing to do. I don't know who he is, so I'm not sure how anyone else is going to.
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    It's just how it is when you have been burned

    so many times you lose trust in people.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    to liz: i know u dnt get the way i lead my life.

    unfortunately, that leads u to have issues w/staying in ur lane. i , too, do not agree w/ how u see things but i can respect ur different pov. u r not me. u were not raised like me. u were raised in a drastically different environment where everyone tried to be the same. and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2015

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    I have one close person

    that has been with me through it all He is the only one i can tell everything to without the fear of being judged .. I can tell him everything and anything.I dont know what i would do without him .. He is a very special existence to me.. And I can never sleep a...
    M00ah M00ah 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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