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I Am Vulnerable

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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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    I Feel Very Vulnerable Right Now

    I am posting things I will never say to anyone. I am so used to people using every single word I say against me. I feel so vulnerable and I never put myself in any position where I'm vulnerable. But I think that I have to say these things to at least whoever reads them...I cant...
    MyNameItIsNothing MyNameItIsNothing 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Totally Self Inflicted

    I do it to myself. I let throwaway comments hurt me and total idiots who really don't have any grounds to criticise me still make me cry.
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Aug 16, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    att13 att13 18-21, M Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Lately I've been feeling vulnerable but now I understand why. Basically this illness left me feeling stupid, weak and incredibly slow. It took my two years to be able to write even...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 4

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    No one will ever understand my struggles and can listen without criticizing my mistakes! I am a human, wanting to live in color, breathe the scent of all beauty that surrounds me...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F Jul 10

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    I'm someone who is very slow to trust to begin with and when my wife is stressed she becomes mean. I can't respond in kind and end up going further into my shell. He moods can...
    ThroughAGlassDarkly ThroughAGlassDarkly 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Sometimes it feels like the people I meet on Ep bruise my spirit, leave finger prints on me where they pushed too hard. Some aren't trying to harm me. They simply believe in what...
    Hopefullyfull Hopefullyfull 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    This dude really hurt my feelings.
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    He met me at my most vulnerable. I was recently divorced, my only child was off at college and I was feeling like I didn't matter anymore. I was minding my on business, sitting...
    Breeze62 Breeze62 51-55, F 3 Responses 43 mins ago

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    Hurting once again by caring too much. I seem to fall for guys who have a history with some major event that would call for guilt on their part but yet they will not own it. I...
    sofarsogoodDD sofarsogoodDD 41-45 19 mins ago

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    I found out my husband had been having an affair and I left him. I had no desire to pursue anything with anyone else, because I knew I was vulnerable, & that I was still...
    RayMizae RayMizae 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Here is an anomaly. Experience Project supposedly is a friend to the sad and vulnerable. Yet it runs adverts aimed at scamming the sad and vulnerable, and swindling people out of...
    damselfly damselfly 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    SIX SIGNS OF A LOVE AVOIDANT (This is a Good read) 1. Evades Intimate and Emotional Connection In romantic relationships evading intimacy and getting too close emotionally is...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't understand the darkness of human nature. Why is it that when your chips are down, the human tendency is to gang up on that person and to put them down even more, instead...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    When I have a job I completely immerse my self into it. If I cannot, I falter and leave it behind as I don't view it as valuable to my development as a person. If I don't believe...
    Lalalunacy Lalalunacy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I agree! Cuddling naked with the opposite sex without having sex develops the deepest of all friendships and consequently is to be cherished because it is a clear message of...
    jak7705 jak7705 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    More than 85% of employees who are caught stealing from their employer have never been charged or convicted for a fraud related offense. Every business is vulnerable to various...
    alduckhum alduckhum 36-40, M Jul 7

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    I understand what it’s like to want to hide a part of who you are, to want to lock the key into your heart, into who you are, and throw it into the deepest depths of the ocean...
    brandon1841 brandon1841 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My husband had an affair and I left him. I was not looking for anyone, I knew I was vulnerable and probably not a good idea. I made the mistake of communicating and eventually...
    RayMizae RayMizae 26-30, F Jul 8

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    I had a couple hours of clarity yesterday. It felt good.i felt good. I have it good. I realized I had really gotten mixed up with a super dysfunctional woman. I knew I had ignored...
    mylove77 mylove77 36-40, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today, my boyfriend sat down with my mom to tell her everything that happened. He apologized and told her he felt that he betrayed not only me but everyone who cares about me. My...
    wino4life wino4life 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    What can I say ? It's magical I was certified not to long ago and was able to dive up north in Tobermory. Never have I felt so vulnerable and small and in such awe of a place, like...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 23

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    I'm afraid to get close to people, and when I feel vulnerable, I go into what I like to call a "self destruct" mode. I burn all the bridges I've ever built because I know I still...
    hornewrecked hornewrecked 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    Back in high school my English professor in gr.9 would assign us a topic & we'd have to write a journal on it & some of us would be picked to read it out loud to the class. One of...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F Jun 23

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    This one is for the wives, and for the countless OW's that have messaged me. I have learned so much about the different types of affairs. My husbands affair was an "escape" affair...
    Uht2014 Uht2014 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I am 20yrs old bad and shabby looking guy. I am small and thin,no wonder why girls don't fall for me. I am tired of this emptiness in my life. I am tired of falling and then...
    prajaya123 prajaya123 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Actually, I am dumb sometimes but I ain't stupid. I am crazy but I ain't psycho. I am vulnerable but I ain't naive. I am sensitive but I ain't weak. I do care about you but I ain't...
    lostinhaze lostinhaze 36-40 Jun 24

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    I am single. I haven't dated in three years because of a break up that felt more like a divorce. It's hard for me to fall in love and even harder to get over it. I guess I am one...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 16 Responses Jun 25

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    June 25. Withholding. Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we're in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we're not. We're not...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 25

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    June 25. Withholding. Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we're in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we're not. We're not...
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    June 25. Withholding. Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we're in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we're not. We're not...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    June 25. Withholding. Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we're in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we're not. We're not...
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    June 25. Withholding. Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we're in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we're not. We're not...
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    June 25. Withholding. Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we're in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we're not. We're not...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    June 25. Withholding. Sometimes, to protect ourselves, we close ourselves off from a person we're in a relationship with. Our body may be present, but we're not. We're not...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 25