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I Build Walls Around My Heart

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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, knows this about me. I have to truly trust you to let you into my heart. Some may think that's not a good thing but...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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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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    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 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 good reason comes Into my life that I want to hold onto. But usually I will just sit back and watch someone...
    Blukk Blukk 18-21 Aug 20, 2012

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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 I denied of myself was the wall I had built against you. You had shared so much of what you want from me, but I was afraid to walk that path too far. I...
    tinymind tinymind 41-45, M Jun 9, 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. Creating ''walls'' around my heart always prevented me of getting it broken and made it hard to trust other people. I decided that, the best way to not get my heart broken...
    kady4e kady4e 22-25, F May 16, 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 just help They have nothing but kind words for you . But you still try to keep them at arms length to...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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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 reprecussions, I would never think if this person had other intentions. But then I met this one particular person who...
    emmie92 emmie92 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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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 love with a girl who was my friend, well she claims shes still my friend...I had already built a wall around my heart and slowly it came down...only to...
    1986Scott 1986Scott 22-25, M Nov 25, 2012

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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 learned not to internalize the anger and hurt that leads to a mental breakdown right after I explode into feeling it all at...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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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 but then that would make us "Perfect People" and perfect we will never be. Never have your wall so high or strong that it...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2011

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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 the one person who has opened up to me and slowly started breaking through some of my wall but in too scared to let him completely in. My...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F Mar 13

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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 away unwittingly koz im so scared of loosing ppl that i feel that "mybe if i dont get too close i wont lose them" . I...
    melassy melassy 18-21, F Nov 14, 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 likes to spend a lot of time with people i like to be on my own and he knows this i was up front about it an i guess I...
    misplacedheart misplacedheart 22-25, F Nov 1, 2011

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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 always been told I'm a 'surprise' or different to 'how they imagined' but in a 'good way'. What does that mean!? I get the...
    nomorewaiting nomorewaiting 22-25 Sep 18, 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 highly trained swordsmen’s, units of Calvary, and human walls of archers and crossbowmen.  The dead ends are equipped with...
    Azoru Azoru 26-30 4 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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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 down so bad, but don't know how. I don't think I even know what's behind them anymore, I'm too afraid to look. It's too...
    royalmint royalmint 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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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 of feet high. It takes bravery for anyone to climb them, audacity for them to break them down. It takes even more effort for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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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 wore my heart on my sleeve and  I used to think it was a good thing, but I've learned if you're not smart about it it's dangerous. Not everyone...
    GeminiAngel GeminiAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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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 really know where you're going. You just keep going in a circle not really moving forwards, but not really backwards either. You...
    ametrain ametrain 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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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 two nights ago we decided to talk and try to work it out. So as Im crying and telling him I feel lonely and abandoned by him because he works so much, I actually thought he was...
    sydvin sydvin 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 4, 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 stopped letting people in. Made it harder for people to get to know me. Stopped believing their words. It was rare for anyone to break down...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F Dec 14, 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 makes it worse, is often, our emotions are so raw from being hurt so many times, that when we finally do let...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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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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    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, but overtime, someone started to knock those walls down, and he got into my heart, and I fell for him, HARD.....and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2010

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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 while my walls were slowly coming down, but now, i think they just might be up for good.
    musicality musicality 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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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 stronger. I never let anyone close enough to hurt me but then I ended up feeling really lonely. When I met my...
    simplicityx simplicityx 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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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 from ever coming into my heart again? I found a solution, but not the solution.Either way I feel safe.I have constructed a fortess...
    Waymor Waymor 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 13, 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 "yes, it's because i'm scared"
    micz521 micz521 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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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 the wall up again and again. Recently, I let someone completely tear the wall down. The whole situation has been...
    brokenspirit85 brokenspirit85 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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.  Someone betrays me, there is another wall...but the walls that go up only seem to shut out those that I really want to...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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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 of never wanting to love again comes back into play. The feeling of never wanting to leave your room or bed. Many feel this...
    lonelyangel3321 lonelyangel3321 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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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 up into your self forget how to communicate with others, forget how to put your self out there. You become a lesser...
    Jb4321 Jb4321 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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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 the wild bees swarm And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you And I'll earn your trust making memories of us I...
    AlexAngel AlexAngel 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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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 say i'm hard to understand - that i'm very closed off. And they're right in saying that. beacause it's true. i don't reveal my...
    kooky51 kooky51 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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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 (well, at least on my own world) and an invisible shell to protect me. I have them around me, the wall as the frontier...
    AllyC89 AllyC89 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2011

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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 time?...perhaps not...safer this way! Maybe just a crack will be okay allowing some light to filter in... Just a bit to...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 5 Responses May 12, 2012

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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 couple days AFTER he posted it on Facebook (childish) I called him nd a discussion about it went on for about two or three...
    OnlyGirlOutThere OnlyGirlOutThere 13-15, F Jun 7, 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 doubt. Not everyone is out to get me, not everyone is waiting to cause me pain and leave me hurting. I don't like writing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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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 always hold back a little, hesitate, act distant and cool. The thing is, I'm not a distant cold person at all. It just takes a while...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F Mar 31, 2013

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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 eventually build a wall and still I would react with deep sadness and loneliness and so build a thicker wall. It took me 2 years to...
    mpde mpde 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 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 quite be the same. Once those buildings are up good luck ever finding your way back through them to my heart...
    jeslisn jeslisn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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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 like the pain but that small flicker of hope sometimes seems so inviting that I just can't help myself. She, Hope, is...
    pupluv66 pupluv66 41-45, F Oct 11, 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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    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 high security prison. A prison? yes, because even when I want to show someone my heart, it's still incredibly guarded, I can't...
    angeldancer angeldancer 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 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 to surrender etc. and always look forward that someone will come. I appreciate their concern and I thank...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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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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    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 broken. But we are just a shell without someone to share our lives with Just hope there is a chink in the armor we...
    mark247 mark247 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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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. nowadays i come off a lil bitchy to keep people away for my own good. now my circle of people is very small but the ones in i...
    datbeech44 datbeech44 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 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? Over the last few months I have become distant. All the rejection, sleeping in separate rooms, and all hope for any intimacy...
    NotLarryBubkiss NotLarryBubkiss 36-40, M Sep 12, 2012

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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 their information feelings safe but I feel like because I am very private and closed in when I finally open up about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    After what I've gone through in this failed marriage I feel very guarded when it comes to matters of the heart. My instincts tell me to be careful about falling in love again or...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F Apr 2

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    "I'll prove it all night to the porcelain god, or the dark eyed girl with a name I forgot. But, when I wake up, there's no one around... I am the most messed up motherf****r in...
    sunnysixkiller sunnysixkiller 26-30, M Apr 15

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    When the heart turns cold Love turns to hate Words left untold Have sealed our fate You kept up your walls To protect your heart But cloud nine falls And our ways must part And a...
    SpiritQuest2014 SpiritQuest2014 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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