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I Am Vulnerable

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 264 People

    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 22-25 1 Response Jun 25, 2009

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    Open

    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    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...
    330GTC 330GTC 51-55, M May 18, 2011

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    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 31-35, M 7 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Aug 5, 2010

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    Broken Window

    I HAVE NOT BEEN REPAIRED.I HAVE HAD THE GLASS REPLACED BUT IT WAS BROKE AGAIN.EVEN AS A BABY I WAS A TARGET.I CAN NOT PLAY THE COLD HEARTED GAME OF THE WORLD I AM ME.I AM LOVE,CARE,SHARING,MEEK,GOOD,GENTLE,BUT VERY HURT AND ALONE. I TRY TO BE STRONG BUT I AM ONLY HUMAN. NICE...
    thelambsink thelambsink 41-45, M Nov 16, 2010

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    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 70+, F Mar 18

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    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 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    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

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    att13 att13 22-25, M Jun 22, 2014

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    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

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    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 22-25, F Aug 10, 2014

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    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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    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 26-30, M Nov 15, 2014

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    I have never felt so vulnerable in my life.

    I don't know what to do anymore.
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 Apr 3

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    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 22-25, M Jan 14, 2011

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    Talking about wanting to die

    or to kill themselves. I've written a few entries on deviantart, but my sketchbooks, journals, random pieces of paper and whatever else I can write on is covered in suicide notes. Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun. I'm saving up for...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M Nov 13, 2014

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    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 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Related Experiences

    Lots of my friends here know I live alone now since my wife's untimely death at 58 years old in November of 2014, so I am alone. Unlike many people in society, I have no close...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 11 Responses Apr 2

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    In so many ways i have become soft the past decade. There was a time when I was sure of every footstep. A time when any street, any time of day or night, was fair game. Any...
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    Happy. Thats what she was, finally the cuts where disappearing, the visits to the doctor where getting shorter and the times she spent crying where becoming none exsistant. She...
    jordan199728 jordan199728 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Has anyone ever been in a relationship... And then once you broke up you found out him and your brother had been betting over; "how long it would take to fall in love with him...
    anxnymxussfangirl anxnymxussfangirl 13-15, F Apr 16

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    We are all human. I am human. I feel ashamed. I feel rejected. I feel like I am not worthy. But of course I am. It is a matter of perspective. I am happy to be here. There are...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Crying in front of people makes me vulnerable. I hate feeling vulnerable and exposed. I hate it with a burning passion. If I ever feel like I have to cry, I remove myself from...
    GoodbyeAgony GoodbyeAgony 18-21, F Mar 29

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    So yeah. Idk, i think if i ever show all my feelings and share all my thoughts, that would make me so vulnerable... Indeed, I am a very vulnerable person inside... it's just I...
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I think the distress I'm enduring here in Middlesbrough with the health professional or the staff at Webb house supported housing is because I'm receiving benefits and I'm...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 7

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    I think the distress I'm enduring here in Middlesbrough with the health professional or the staff at Webb house supported housing is because I'm receiving benefits and I'm...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 7

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    I think the distress I'm enduring here in Middlesbrough with the health professional or the staff at Webb house supported housing is because I'm receiving benefits and I'm...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Apr 7

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    I think the distress I'm enduring here in Middlesbrough with the health professional or the staff at Webb house supported housing is because I'm receiving benefits and I'm...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I think the distress I'm enduring here in Middlesbrough with the health professional or the staff at Webb house supported housing is because I'm receiving benefits and I'm...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Im annoyed that I paid £1600 rent to the supported housing for Ill people at Webb house in zetland road .. They do not deserve any money ...because they are taking the puss and...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Apr 7

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    Im annoyed that I paid £1600 rent to the supported housing for Ill people at Webb house in zetland road .. They do not deserve any money ...because they are taking the puss and...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It is not me who choose to live at Webb house supported housing for vulnerable people with mental health issues It is my parents who forced me to live there against my will and...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    It is not me who choose to live at Webb house supported housing for vulnerable people with mental health issues It is my parents who forced me to live there against my will and...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 7

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    Hi I want to update you on my recent news at the support housing for adults with mental health issues ..as I walked into the staff office yesterday morning to tell the support...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Hi My name is evangelia amirhom and currently I'm under the care of EIP not because I got a psychotic illness but because I got an indifinite restraining order that it has no thing...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 28

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    Hi I want to update you on my recent news at the supported housing for adults with mental health issues ..as I walked into the staff office yesterday morning to tell the support...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    We had been friends for a few short months. I met him here on EP. We chatted daily and his friendship had the potential to make it to a true friend if he had not ruined it. A...
    chrissy1961 chrissy1961 51-55, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    Once again i find myself missing it :/ I miss being vulnerable with someone,opening up,showing them the parts i seldom show anyone.I miss it.It's hard starting over again,finding...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I decided that we needed to take a 60 day break. I was feeling hurt and wanted to make sure he was committed to the plan. This is day 4. I'm feeling so vulnerable. I know I asked...
    4myhappy 4myhappy 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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