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I Am Vulnerable

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 242 People

    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 46-50, M May 18, 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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    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 6 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    att13 att13 22-25, M Jun 22, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you...
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    Poor highest gentleman ! What the heck doe this mean lol?
    AlicesWonderlandx AlicesWonderlandx 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Love can be so deep, so mysterious, new and raw that it brings out the fear in humans. Sometimes best understood through irony. But, the human soul on fire, in it's truest most raw...
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 10 hrs ago

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    I have learned that being vulnerable is not a weakness, rather an act of love. Letting your defenses down and trusting another to see you in your rawest and most open form is an...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    When I'm feeling the most needy and vulnerable is when I find I'm most "prickly".
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Dear sir I'm writing this email to let you know that I was affected in a negative way by the way Sarah Duffy and Gail wood treated me Since I moved up to Middlesbrough to live...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Dear sir I'm writing this email to let you know that I was affected in a negative way by the way Sarah Duffy and Gail wood treated me Since I moved up to Middlesbrough to live...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Dear sir I'm writing this email to let you know that I was affected in a negative way by the way Sarah Duffy and Gail wood treated me Since I moved up to Middlesbrough to live...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Dear sir I'm writing this email to let you know that I was affected in a negative way by the way Sarah Duffy and Gail wood treated me Since I moved up to Middlesbrough to live...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Sometimes, we need people on EP to talk to about what is going on with us, which is a great help. You can find other users that understand you because they're going through the...
    Ushuaia Ushuaia 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Deceptive CPC's (Part One) There are 4,000 CPC's (Crises Pregnancy Centers) compared to actual abortion clinics which is somewhere around 800. So there is a good chance of a woman...
    ultraterrestrial ultraterrestrial 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    My husband is showing his true colors. From the beginning I've told him to please promise not to claim his future, "one son" but recognize both kids as he became a stepdad as well...
    Fainthearted Fainthearted 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Generally when we post here to vent or share for insight or to truly offer encouragement or whatever the reasons, we are taking chances that we will remain somewhat annonymous, our...
    Lifeloveahhhh Lifeloveahhhh 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    What had the affair change you/your perspectives in relationships the most? My background: I was TOW (the other women) and fell in love VERY deeply with a MM. Was beyond...
    lostsoul0311 lostsoul0311 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Dear "You", (the culmination of my past, my experiences, and my feelings of true love and loss.) Holiday blues? Well...no. Christmas/New Years depression? Nope, in fact, the...
    CaptainRoberts CaptainRoberts 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    this post is for straight guys and guys and women as well that do not flip out about jokes that include some sexism...and please if you are a woman, read the whole thing .. it's...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I hate letting people see or hear me cry over the phone. I feel like I'm showing weakness, that I'm showing them I'm easy to break. I hate feeling vulnerable, when I cry in front...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm hurt. How can it possibly be that hard to write down two very simple, small words? Well, as anyone that may be reading this and can empathize with being "the other woman" knows...
    latenightthinker latenightthinker 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I WAS married to a Narcissist for 35 years. After recovering from ptsd and discovering who I was, a Highly Sensitive Person, I realize now how easy it was hiding behind him rather...
    VayJayBrigade VayJayBrigade 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Alcohol and Cigarettes completely impair one's psychological state making them vulnerable.
    Enderjones Enderjones 22-25, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I had several bad experiences with men When I was younger .every man that I was friendly with wanted to use me for sexual purposes The last bad experience occurred to me when I...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I had several bad experiences with men When I was younger .every man that I was friendly with wanted to use me for sexual purposes The last bad experience occurred to me when I...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm vulnerable, I don't comprehend competition and greed. The monetary system makes no sense to me, as well as any established government system. I trust "too" much/or not enough...
    VayJayBrigade VayJayBrigade 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I find it really hard to trust people, especially men. I was bullied and ignored a lot at school and I had a hard time making and keeping friends - kids only bothered with me when...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Think for yourself Question authority Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going...
    jac426 jac426 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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