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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Don't let them in Don't let them see Be the

    good girl you have to be Conceal Dont feel Don't let them know Well now they know Let it go
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Jan 3

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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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    mostly because i am not honest with myself and have secrets plus I've been used before and that kinda ****** me up, even though I do wish to let people into my life .
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I've been lied to and I've been hurt a lot throughout my life. I worry that I will never be able to trust people again. I'm afraid to bring new people into my life, I'm afraid to...
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Every time I let people get close, I end up getting hurt emotionally or physically for it. I'm done letting people get that close. I'm not going to let my guard down again.
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    when I let people in it feels like I'm just going to be another disappointment to them and I usually am 99.9% of the time
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    People who mean the world to you, just have to leave from your life. You watch your closest friends leave at a distance. One by one. They walk down to another path by themselves...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    For two years I've been nothing but hurt by people. I've lost the last person in my life because I couldn't let him in. It's not that I'm afraid, I'm not afraid of anything. I just...
    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Everyone leaves eventually, nothing last forever. I tend to push away people that could actually end up being really good friends for me because I get scared. I don't like being...
    moshinocherryxx moshinocherryxx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 Dec 28, 2014

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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 Dec 28, 2014

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    New coworker wants to be in my life, but does he really know what that means. Do we really know a person after just a few weeks of working with them. Maybe I am the opposite of...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm so afraid of people getting close to me. I mean I want it but I'm kind of afraid, because once I have that bonding with someone or even relationship and it's gone or they leave...
    t3rriv t3rriv 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    AS Ive been really hurt in the past by so called friends and/or potential partners especially 1 in 2005 who text me my 1st time as a female & said its ???? my previous name, or its...
    TrannyinSydney TrannyinSydney 26-30, T 1 Response Jan 4

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    So there is this guy I like, we have started dating. I think he likes me too, but i always think what he's getting out of it. Im afraid that I will start to like him to much. The...
    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Been hurt emotionally so much by everyone, even loved ones that now I'm too scared to let anyone get close to me anymore. I can't help by keep everyone at arm's length, I feel...
    EightEggyEggs EightEggyEggs 18-21, M Jan 4

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    I recently got out of an abusive relationship and I have trust issues to begin with. Unfortunately, the relationship made them worse. I'm not interested in a relationship and it...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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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 11 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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 Dec 28, 2014

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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 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Follow up from earlier today; Lunch was wonderful with my foster mom. it wasn't awkward though, I did cry when she drove away. But I didn't let her see. As angry as I still may be...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I was working on a project and made all these people think that I was slacking off. I love the look on people's faces when they realize just what I can do
    Wolfheartcp Wolfheartcp 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Many people have used me or abused our friendship. So now I have very low trust, so people who want to pm me on ep; I won't be quick to reply or may not trust you at all at first...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I also want to know people but its sad when people push me out . I only want to tell everyone they are important
    courtneymatteson courtneymatteson 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I will always keep a conversation geared on you. When you ask me questions about myself I will answer discretely and reverse it. Ill let you get to know me under the condition that...
    Rihe Rihe 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Dec 28, 2014

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    Well I guess just certain people. It just depends
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    keliscc11 keliscc11 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Trying to be, anyway. A lot of people want to get close to me on the basis of being able to rely on me for anything and everything, at any given time, and it doesn't work.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Jan 4

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    I really need to work on this because I block myself off from people
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    We are all searching for someone, who's demons play well with ours.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I have this really huge problem with loosing interest in guys! I starts with me getting intrerested in at guy. Maybe after a week of talking and keeping eye contact in School, he...
    Methoma Methoma 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am very selective when it comes to this, yet I am here. It's a paradox.
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My first foster mom that I lived with for 16 years gave me up 3 years ago 2 weeks before Christmas leaving me homeless. We didn't separate on good terms but over the last few years...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    It's like the moment I start to trust someone new is the moment they betray me and use what I said against me.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Jan 5

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    Shot happens and well then you build the wall ....
    Saras905 Saras905 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    So i had my camhs assessment today. Lady said i was tier 3. And id i got worse id go to an inpatient hospital. I had to say everything in front of my parents and my mum and dad...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    :(: you decide what you want to see...
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    ... When you bed smells like a guy.. Yay :(
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm gonna be real if I don't think we have anything in common or i think we just won't work I'll tell you straight up .
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I told my boyfriend everything about me for the most part and he used it against me while we were arguing. Now I know better
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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