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I Dont Let A Lot Of People Into My Life

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    i feel I can get myself together just

    when I am on my own. :( Letting people in my life often drags me down...and being a loner drags me down itself. I cant find the right balance. I either lose myself and get faceless in someone else , or manage to keep this delusional level of happiness, that sometimes backfires...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jul 24

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    Always Alone

    I have always had trouble getting to know people, much less letting anyone into my life. I don't know why, but I can't seem to let my guard down around people that I don't know well. Most people won't bother to stick around as long as it takes for me to get to know them. I have...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Mar 19, 2013

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    Let's Avoid The Crap

    You'll hurt me or I'll hurt you (which will hurt me by adding to my shame). Let's just enjoy one another's company for a short while and then just keep passing by. I'm sick of hurting, is all.
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Aug 25, 2013

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    Troublesome...

    It can be difficult to let someone in. Even if it’s only part way. Once inside I let them see all the things I hide away from what most see as me. There’s so many thoughts, emotions, raw pain, that I worry once unleashed it will overwhelm and wash them away.
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Aug 21, 2013

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    Online I have learned that is easier to let me come into my life. Maybe it's because I can lay all my cards on the table and you can take me or leave me. I think in person I worry...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 3

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    I had one best friend cut contact with me for his g/f, now wife. Another went into a business deal with me and within a week of business start-up decided to cut and run and leave...
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am selective about letting people get close to me. I have come to realize that it probably doesn't matter how selective you are or not. Most people do what they want in the end...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Every time I let someone get close to me which rarely happens they always end up disappointing me. Now I'm done letting people get close to me. I'm going to push everyone out now...
    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Online at least I can be a bit chatty, but even online I don't let people close easily. I'm trying to keep previous damage in the past, but I'm still quite cautious. Hopefully in...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Nothing solidifies a new friendship at the ripe ol age of 24 quite like a sleepover. Today I came home from a weekend trip with a girlfriend, her boyfriend and her 7yr old son...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F Aug 11

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    Yup, with a fine toothed comb. I realize all people want to do is hurt me. Story of my life. Everyone but my mom. I'll give her, her props! I guess that's why I stick to reading...
    GarnetRoses GarnetRoses 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    When you have social anxiety and Tourette's, you are used to being labeled as a weirdo. I'm not the type that show my emotions. For instance I hardly cry. So if you hurt my...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I haven't built just a wall around me; I've constructed a bomb shelter inside a nuclear bunker set into the side of a mountain.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    Physically or emotionally. First, im a man so I try to not even admit that I have feelings. Most of my life experiences until I was about 18 were terrible. I was physically and...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 7

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    I have struggled with depression and self harm for several years now. I always feel so alone but I know part of that is my fault, because no matter how hard I try I can never let...
    mmccarth mmccarth 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    people just aren't there for you like they say they'll be. so I kinda just closed myself off from people these past 2 or 3 years.
    SailorGoon SailorGoon 70+, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Welllll... I can't really say the same.... I do respect myself and all.... But if I didn't let you guys kill me.... You would all rot in hell....
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M Aug 5

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    I have trust issues because of my past and therefore I am very cautious who I let close to me.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I try and study them first and be observant. For example if a friend that is close with the person I'm studying and the person I'm studying talks crap, I'll know not to get close...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Benefits of dating me: 1. You're the sane one
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I am now since I scared this girl.
    narutobuddy narutobuddy 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    So many on here do not. There is nothing to be proud about being the other woman or bit on the side. Both need to respect themselves more and he needs to respect his wife or...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F Aug 5

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    This post is sure to offend anyone and everyone.. What it implies if you don't use your real picture or when you have no profile picture? When a person chooses to not have a...
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    My heart Is a many faceted substance. While it slumbers, dark watchmen hold vigil. Their shields are stout, their manner fiercely protective.It becomes pliant and awakens...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    In life people are going to hurt you, lie to you even try to break you down but it's how you choose to handle the situation that really counts. The hardest thing in life is having...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Because I have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, marriage issues, I have a strong B.S. tolerance. I'm pretty darn proud of it. However, there comes a point, when I can...
    dangerouslyheartbroken dangerouslyheartbroken 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Some of you who know me and read this know exactly what I'm going through, know my thoughts and feelings. Know how I'm trying... For the rest of you my life has been sort of...
    swtsacrifice swtsacrifice 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    August 15. Leaving Room for Feelings. We need to allow enough room for others and ourselves to have and work through our feelings. We are people, not robots. An important part of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I don't want people to recognize me for who I am right now. I want to make huge changes that will shock people and make them wish they stayed by my side. I'm done being treated...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    He stared into the steady glare of the LCD display of his laptop screen in the darkness of the night, as he typed out those words.. his last ever creations. The fingertips that had...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I'm not sure what other people think, and on some level I guess I care. I don't know what I want because I truly don't know if I want anything. I'm numb, numb to love, to hate, to...
    STSFK STSFK 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I'm feeling bad...kind of a mixture of anger, sadness, disappointment... and can't blame other than me, I keep telling myself I should know better... I should stick to my never...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    You know they say you make a judgement of a person within a minute of meeting them? Why is it that we do that? When really we know absolutely nothing about said person? We don't...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 Jul 22

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    For many years now i have always wanted to write about my life but i never know where to start. My memory has faded and i have blocked a lot out so i worry that i will come to a...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    you have to let people go..everyone who is in your LIFE are meant to be in your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay till the end
    melXlo melXlo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Search engines like yahoo may very well be obscure about what you are able to do to acquire top rankings. However, they are not vague about These practices that could get you...
    Minhohy48j Minhohy48j 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I don't know why but I rather people hurt me just not the people I know, sometimes people I hate. It's weird. I also rather them be happy than myself be happy. I just want the best...
    Jdalgara14344 Jdalgara14344 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I want to drop to my knees, and just cry... Every day I see more and more kids at my school falling victim to abuse, both sexual and physical. My friend tells me how almost...
    MySoulToTake MySoulToTake 16-17, M Aug 12

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    I know people have busy lives so I believe in giving people space when they need it, on and off line. I don't believe in suffocating a friend or friendship. One doesn't need to...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I've had times in my life when someone or something would be there and then in the blink of an eye it's gone. You can lose someone or something overnight. A title is just a title...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Wow. I just got blocked by someone whom I was merely encouraging to think for herself and not let people put ideas in her head without understanding why she accepts them. I'd hate...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I would let people watch me beat my meat
    thomas16167 thomas16167 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 26

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    They think I'm stupid I like it when they thought that way I like it to be smarter than them without they even knew it My lady taught me this Let people underestimate you, it...
    geezzo geezzo 26-30, M Jul 30

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    I'm the type of person that has a hard time saying no! I always give in and let people have it their way! I kind of just go with the flow!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 31

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    i really prefer people who are open minded i never really liked anyone who judges others. i don't like people who are rude to people who are different from them or who have their...
    mylordandmysaviour mylordandmysaviour 22-25 1 Response Aug 9

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    I know right! I feel like I've paid my dues! And of course I have said to my creator, i think I've had enough so please let me enjoy life if I can't have what I've asked for.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 12

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    You meet people in life who seem absolutely serious and good to be around, they seem professional in how they work with you and how they relate to you, and assist you in their...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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