I Am Vulnerable

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 276 People

    Being Vulnerable Is Worth The Risk And Adventure

    In spite of moments of fear, I allow myself to feel vulnerable often. I am afraid, and yet not, to open up my heart and expose who and what I am to others. Many have taken advantage of my vulnerabilities, and yet I continue to remain open to the world. I do struggle, though...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    Feb 20, 2011

    You've broken down my walls.

    You've penetrated my defenses. You've opened me up to a whole new world full of love and hope. You opened up my mind to things I didn't think possible. You opened up my heart and made yourself at home. I am completely and utterly defenseless, yet i've never felt safer. Take me...
    HerTrueKing HerTrueKing
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2016

    Vulnerable to Women

    The subject pretty much explains what I want to say.  Throughout my life I fall for a girl about every 6 months or so and I fall hard.  Sometimes the feelings are returned, most of the time however I overthink the situation and manage to screw it up somehow.  The...
    bjs5060 bjs5060
    1 Response Jun 25, 2009

    I don't like to admit it

    but I am very vulnerable
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    It's All An Act, Isn't It?

    Everyone thinks I'm the strong one, able to handle anything.. I guess I can.. and I can't... i don't share when I can't, i deal with it with a smile on my face, not letting anyone know that anything can get to me.. but it does. Outwardly I guess i do put on a strong front.. but...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2013

    Torn. Lost. Confused.

    The will to live becomes less and less desirable. I'm vulnerable. Scared. And very broken.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    Still Healing

    I was told that I was still very vulnerable and not ready for any type of "relationship" after having been seperated for just over 6 months from my wife of 13 years. I knew that those words were true, that my emotional foundation had still been very weak, but never realized at...
    Falcran Falcran
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2011

    Loving and being loved in return can be

    similar, but often are so SEPARATE. So intertwined and yet so different from one another, no?
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Apr 29, 2015
    att13 att13
    22-25, M
    Jun 22, 2014

    So Frightened...

    I have long lost count of how many relationships I could have had because of how frightened of rejection I am. I put absolutely everything I have, emotionally, into just asking someone for something as simple as a cup of coffee it is unbearable. To say nothing of how things are...
    deleted deleted
    May 18, 2011

    Broken Window

    thelambsink thelambsink
    41-45, M
    Nov 16, 2010

    I Am Emotionally Vulnerable And Someone Exploited It!

    I have no idea how to express my feelings now. I am a vulnerable person. It's because I always feel like being loved by someone. It happened that someone I met in EP is not real. All I need is true love...why I can't find someone for that. I don't want to live like this.
    Cabesl Cabesl
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 12, 2011

    So don't mess with me :) .

    .. It's actually pretty cool cause I can be completely honest! I want to scream at the top of my lungs!!! AhHhHHhHhHhhH!
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut
    31-35, M
    Nov 15, 2014

    He says my vulnerability is what makes his

    desire & need for control stronger, he knows I need it and I know he needs it too. We are perfect for each other!
    DaddysLittleLiarna DaddysLittleLiarna
    26-30, F
    Aug 10, 2014

    Despite my fascination

    and attraction to dark and disturbing things, my innards can turn to mush. I am tough, but not impermeable. When I hurt I imagine my skin has sloughed off my body and I am a walking wound, raw and grotesque. I want to be carried away by the sea and its burning salt until I feel...
    patternine patternine
    70+, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    Sometimes You Have To Embrace Being Vulnerable.

    I want you to realise that I'm going to accept you no matter what. I want you to believe you're worthy of love and happiness. We are imperfect and we are hard wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. You are enough. I want you to let yourself be vulnerable to...
    chewyconor chewyconor
    26-30, M
    Jan 14, 2011


    After being closed so long, I finally opened myself up, only to get hurt. So now I'm left vulnerable without my usual armor, my soft underbelly exposed to be masacred by anyone who feels like it. I am defenseless, looking, groping helplessly, like a newborn kitten, to find...
    Veronica4 Veronica4
    18-21, F
    Jun 3, 2011
    Sen22 Sen22
    22-25, F
    Oct 27, 2015

    Its Not Cool At All!!

    I am, I always too weak to refuse anythin that am not suppose 2b take, am oftenly do wrong action 2 cover another mistake, am not physically weak, but in mind I knew am very vulnarable, am easy 2 b controll, I knew and can't do nothin bout that!! It isn't cool its ****** fool..
    staticonveyor staticonveyor
    22-25, M
    May 18, 2011

    I almost think that sometimes people

    intentionally play with my heart just to spite me. They'll treat me so well and be so supportive only to later ignore me. The insecurities creep out after that. And the rest is history.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Mar 18, 2015

    Something that I've found about being overweight

    and trying to gain some self esteem is that it's nearly impossible. It's hard to love yourself when the world associates a number to who you are, you know? And yeah, you can reject that number, you can embrace it, etc but you can't deny it, because by western society's standards...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    I don't know if I'm capable of fully trusting

    anyone. I wear my heart on my sleeve and find myself always so exposed and torn apart. And yet, I don't expect anyone to stick around. There's always a likelihood they could hurt me. People I've trusted and loved have been in and out of my life. I think the expectation that...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    May 30, 2015

    I find myself in the same dark corner,

    fighting the same demons. I'm scared, because my wounds are open and they don't seem to heal. "I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut My weakness is that I care too much And our scars remind us that the past is real, I tear my heart open just to feel" -Papa Roach
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    Emotionally Vulnerable!!

    i am emotionally vulnerable!! im a really sensitive guy, and i always try to treat people in a way as not to hurt them, but other people can easily hurt me emotionally, but i just dont show it!!! and a lot of times when i do get hurt emotionally, i dont see it coming, whereas...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    I'm just thinking that

    if you're not gonna be a lil crazy and open with your heart, why fall in love at all, you know?
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    May 24, 2015

    I have never felt so vulnerable in my life.

    I don't know what to do anymore.
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo
    Apr 3, 2015

    I always wonder if anxious people are capable

    of of truly loving people without any sort of fear. I over analyze every moment, every interaction. Unfortunately, I'm right most of the time and people do tend to leave once they have no use for you. Or when they simply forget you. Still, I wonder if anxious people like...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    Im Vulnerable

    i just want to curl up into bed and cry, and other times i just want to feel something more, instead of this sluggish feeling.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 5, 2010

    I've made mistakes. My deepest regrets go to

    James my first boyfriend who I abandoned. And Alvin who I might as well have abandoned. I stung them both so badly. I am so remorseful.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 15, 2015

    And Gullible

    I feel like someone just punched me and I can't breathe. I keep making the same mistake over and over again. What is it about me that allows me to do this and become hurt once more. I have said that I am finished with love, and yet I have such a need to be loved that I am...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Dec 28, 2011
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