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I Dont Let A Lot Of People Into My Life

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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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    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, T 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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    So my whole life I've always pushed people away for fear of waking up one day that they'll just be gone. When I was young I was really close to my father and then he walked out and...
    BroadwayBound2014 BroadwayBound2014 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I'm broken and full of corruption... What will it take for me to stop letting people in... First of all they end up either hurting me, or I hurt them! Maybe even both... But it's...
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    I opened up a little bit more than I feel comfortable... Thought I was okay at the time... But now my life long secret... The secret that no one knew... No one except for me... Has...
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    I'm mostly scared that I'll hurt them one day. I don't want people to get attached to me because I have a potentially life threatening illness. If I die, I want to hurt as little...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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 16 hrs ago

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    Over the years, I have developed many walls around myself.. although these walls protect myself and my heart they have also isolated me from may of the people I meet. Trying to...
    ben37SC ben37SC 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Have you ever seen a beautiful lady or a handsome guy at the bus stop or wherever, and thought, " man, I'd be the luckiest person to have him/her in my life!", not knowing how he...
    razac2 razac2 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't trust anyone. People always let me down. So I keep my distance. It's lonely but I can't bear anymore heartbreak
    zanzibargem zanzibargem 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i am a person who would stick up for myself, most of the time i don't have to because people already know how i am. But i mostly stick up for people on my school who gets bullied...
    unidentiffied unidentiffied 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I never let any boy get too close. I the last time I opened up and let my guard down, he cheated on me. I'm afraid to get hurt again.
    ericaxjean ericaxjean 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Give them the opportunity to learn....know the real personality in a person........dont let haste dictate your mind
    spicycook spicycook 41-45, M Nov 29

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    You need a good reason for me leting you Get close to me. Ut just hurts so much
    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M Dec 3

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    It's not that I hate being with other people. It's just that I've got trust issues. I hate people leaving me behind. :( But that's inevitable so I have to face that fact.
    nightfurydoodie nightfurydoodie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I'm only wary of letting potential dates get close. I have been burned in the past by doing that. To my family and close friends I am a completely open book.
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I used to be afraid I gave a few chances but each time they prove me wrong , the further I move away getting closer and closer to that fear. Until I decided to shut these doors and...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Iam in a situation where I have a partner which is a female for 6 yrs that I have trust issues I love her, but she lies about even small things , because she doesn't like...
    tkgb1 tkgb1 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    This is a hard lesson that I'm working on every day. In determined to cut people out if they are toxic influences. I've kept some people around for too long, but I'm sick of this...
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I always end up getting my feelings squashed in the end. I'm starting to think I can never fully let anyone get close, every time I try to open up I just get knocked back down.
    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like when people get close they won't like what they'll see ive made quite a few mistakes and i always feel like im gonna be judged for them. i am also intense and it can...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    When you've been through so much, you loose your trust for everyone. And it's so hard to let anyone gain your trust fully
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I pretend to be an *** hole and use comedy to stop people from getting close to me. Whenever one of my friends talks about something personal to me I will make a joke out of it. I...
    Matt2704 Matt2704 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I think I am subconsciously.. Whenever I meet new people I like talking to them but then after a while I start losing interest. Its never their fault but I know it must be a bit...
    VintageIndigo VintageIndigo 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not sure why but I guard my heart fiercely but can love/care deeply once you reach it :)
    minnadt minnadt 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I've been hurt far too much to ever trust anyone
    girlinthecity girlinthecity 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    When I do, something usually happens to break me. Whether it be intentional or not. They leave. And I feel abandoned. Even though they're not abandoning me, but it feels that way...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 4

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    After being pretty much used by pretty much every ******* guy I ever cared for (except maybe 2 or 3) and being betrayed by every female I have called friends except 2. Yes I am...
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    ineedthis2 ineedthis2 18-21, F Dec 6

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    I'd love to be open in that respect. But I've been hurt far too much sadly.
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    So there is a girl at work whom I really like and I have a feeling she likes me aswell but I'm to shy to ask her out because it's been a really long time since I've been in a...
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    Selectively Social? It really sounds like a douchey term, but I'd usually prefer to keep my circles small. Even then, I want to be able to get to know some one. It's a reason I...
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    It was a boy that honestly really cared for me, and I pushed him away because I was afraid of getting hurt. Even though I pushed him away he didn't give up and when he did it was...
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