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I Build Walls Around My Heart

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    <3 - They say that the time apart make the heart grow fonder,from all i can tell it could'nt be wronger.
    crystal34 crystal34 16-17, F Aug 20, 2012

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    Sadly...I Do - been denying this to myself and been trying to escape this from the notice of others, yet i know deep down inside me that "yes, i do build walls around my heart" and...
    micz521 micz521 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    What A Boyfriend... - Ok so I recently got out of a relationship with this guy. It wasn't a bad relationship, but it also wasn't a good one. So after I found out I was single a...
    OnlyGirlOutThere OnlyGirlOutThere 13-15, F Jun 7, 2013

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    I Alienate Myself - Ever since i lost my ama i never learned to love again (this being 10yrs later) . It sim one bad thing happens after the other,i have pushed my sistrs n bros...
    melassy melassy 18-21, F Nov 14, 2012

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    I Dont Let Anyone In Unless I Trust You - Because im afraid i might get hurt again :(
    whatsmynameohnana whatsmynameohnana 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    I Build Walls Around My Heart, But Mines Always Have Doors And Windows - I was always that type of girl which guys never felt attracted to... Till I got out of mine teenage years...
    kady4e kady4e 22-25, F May 16, 2012

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    The Distance - I don't just build walls around my heart..I build cities. Once you've proven you could hurt me I shut down, shut off, and the buildings rise. My emotions will never...
    jeslisn jeslisn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Walls - I think thats pretty normal for people who have been hurt a lot in life. Letting people in after experiencing heart break is something that is scary to many people. What...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    And I Just Made The Last Wall Out Of Cement - It's going to take a lot to get in next time.  I think I made it to easy, I let people in to soon and loved them to much. I've always...
    GeminiAngel GeminiAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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    Together - I'm gonna be here for you baby And I'll keep my word Speak the language in a voice that you have never heard And I wanna die in your arms In a cabin by a meadow where...
    AlexAngel AlexAngel 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    Self Protection - When we are young its so easy to fall in love. As we lose loved ones, or as they leave us we become protective. We build a wall to protect our hearts from being...
    mark247 mark247 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    I Live In Crazy Town - Ever marry a person who at first was so into you it was great and then over time has lost all self esteem to the point were their problems are your fault...
    NotLarryBubkiss NotLarryBubkiss 36-40, M Sep 12, 2012

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    Too Afraid To Look - I build walls around my heart. I am afraid of what people will find there, even though I think I'm mostly okay with all I've done. I want to tear the walls...
    royalmint royalmint 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    Walls Of Our Hearts - Most of us build walls around our hearts...some are just higher than others....Some are made of brick, some of stone. Wish we didn't have to have our walls...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2011

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    Hold My Heart Close - I agree totally to building walls around the heart. I do the same thing because its like I am a very heartfelt person. I try to help and love people and keep...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    More of An Ancient Emperor -  An ancient Chinese emperor sits on his throne after his daily security check. His fortress is build like a labyrinth, littered with infantry...
    Azoru Azoru 26-30 4 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    High Security Clearance. - Each experience I have been through in my life has only verified that my heart needs to be guarded. Through time it seems as though my heart is in a...
    angeldancer angeldancer 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Had to Tall thick impenetrable walls. Been hurt too many times by the promise of love, the promise of forever, the promise of friendship, by hope. So I protected myself and...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F Dec 14, 2013

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    How Do I Take Down This Ever So Growing Wall... - I`m a good person, just have the wrong taste in women, God only knows its the story of my life...especially recently...I fell in...
    1986Scott 1986Scott 22-25, M Nov 25, 2012

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    I Must Build The Walls - in my 35 years i have seen my people come and go out of my life and with each one they have managed to take a piece of my heart or break it in someway...
    datbeech44 datbeech44 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    My Heart Was So Open And Trusting - I loved easily and was so trusting forgave alot but each time my heart was wounded a little piece of me died. I didn't know what else to do but...
    mpde mpde 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    Walls: Everyone has them, though some have more than others. Some build layers upon layers around themselves. The outermost layer is usually two feet of steel standing hundreds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    Nothing Ever Works - On occasion I attempt to step out from behind the wall. Stick my head around the corner to see if it is safe and everyone I get smacked really hard. No I don't...
    pupluv66 pupluv66 41-45, F Oct 11, 2012

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    For - For way to long I have build walls around my heart. I must say when you build those walls you miss out on the people that really care. And just want to help you Not judge you...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    I Do Too - It's easy to let someone In for the wrong reasons. I feel like too many people do this and get their "Heart broken". I really don't care about anyone or anything until a...
    Blukk Blukk 18-21 Aug 20, 2012

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    I've always built walls around my heart but a lot of it is because I've gone through so much. So much happened when I was younger so I never really let anyone in, and now I found...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F Mar 13

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    Try! - Only b/c I want to know that I matter enough for you to break through them.
    GoneCrazyBBL GoneCrazyBBL 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    But They're the Wrong Ones - I do build walls around my heart... lots of them...  they are made of all sorts of materials.  Someone hurts me, I build a wall against them...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Slowly Coming Down - Over the years I slowly built up the walls around my heart. Only a few times have I let someone chip away small pieces. Unfortunately, I end up having to patch...
    brokenspirit85 brokenspirit85 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    I Allowed One Brick To Be Removed And I'll Regret It For The Rest Of My Life! - My husband and I are going through a difficult time right now. We have barely talked in months and...
    sydvin sydvin 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Pader - Hmmm finally, I found a group which I think this story fits in. (People who read my story about closing my door for another relationship often advise me not to do it. Not...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Am Never Ever... - I am came from ..... what ever i don't care, but i never ever hart my self again. that is why am the l only one close in my self. she is.....!
    bretrue bretrue 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    The Next Step - He wants me to move in with him in a way I really want to but for some reason i keep making up all these excuses of why i can't. I'm not the type of person who...
    misplacedheart misplacedheart 22-25, F Nov 1, 2011

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    How Do You Avoid Building a Wall Around Your Heart? - I was upset by the wall you kept up against me. You knew you had built it and told me and you said you could not help it. What...
    tinymind tinymind 41-45, M Jun 9, 2013

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    Built For Purpose..... - I thought I was ready to change this. I have been trying really hard to do so, trying to be more open, to make an effort to give people the benefit of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    The Fear Of Rejection. - I have good friends and family, yet still feel alone.It's like, even though they're are my friends, i feel like any of them really know me.Alot of people...
    kooky51 kooky51 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    Another Brick In The Wall - Trying to learn to deal with hurt that stems from my spouses affair.I just like so many others am looking for answers.How do I keep this kind of pain...
    Waymor Waymor 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    I'm Alone.... - Shutting everyone out has its good points and its bad. Bad - your alone and you can't pretend to yourself that you do have a life. You become a like a hermit, curl...
    Jb4321 Jb4321 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    We Fill These Empty Spaces - For a long time I've always felt like I was lost. I still kind of am. Its the kind of lost where you feel like you're going somewhere but you don't...
    ametrain ametrain 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    Needs Love Before Death - Turned down once more..... By a guy who said he loved me and would be there. But yes he broke me down to where it's hard to get up once more. The feeling...
    lonelyangel3321 lonelyangel3321 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Love Lockdown - I have a tendancy to be a little too nice. Especially when I was in high school, I would just extend my hand to anyone who needed it. I wouldn't even think of the...
    emmie92 emmie92 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    I Don'T Want To Be This Way - I want to be more open. I would like to be able to trust and express my feelings. I would love to give 100% of myself to someone. I just can't. I...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F Mar 31, 2013

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    I've Been Hurt So Many Times - i've been hurt so many times, and to prevent that i shyed away from society and i put up walls not only around my heart, but around myself. for a...
    musicality musicality 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    A Story Of Me - Hmm.... Where should I start this..?Okay... I was living in such a secure and safe place. I have high and thick grey wall made of the hardest stone in the world...
    AllyC89 AllyC89 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2011

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    Empty (Story 76) - When my walls are up is when I'm empty. I feel absolutely nothing. Not love, not joy, not friendship, not excitement, not pain. Over the years I think I've...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    I've Again..... - I built walls around my heart a while ago, when I got out of a really bad relationship. I would not let anyone in. I would not open myself up to that kind of pain...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2010

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    I Don't Think I'm Liked - I always get the impression that people don't like me. Even in the first five seconds of meeting them. I think they think I'm weird or not how I am. I've...
    nomorewaiting nomorewaiting 22-25 Sep 18, 2012

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    I Used Too -   I had walls, guards and shields built around my heart to avoid getting hurt. It started when my dad left and over the years the walls & etc got larger and...
    simplicityx simplicityx 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    Cracks In The Wall - Sometimes a crack develops in the wall... Should I leave it open to risk possible pain or should I seal it? Should I allow that wall to crumble one layer at a...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 5 Responses May 12, 2012

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    Sure I Do!! - I have always put up walls around my heart. Fear of losing love, fear of getting hurt ...we all have fears right?I freely admit, I have walls. Anyone who knows me...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    KEEP OUT Sign... - Has been posted on the wall. Follow the sign's direction and nobody gets hurt.
    TheGuRoo TheGuRoo 31-35 3 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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