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I Dont Let A Lot Of People Into My Life

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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...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Aug 25, 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...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Mar 19, 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...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Aug 21, 2013

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    There are only two people in my life that know me very well - and even they don't know *everything* about me. I guess it's safe to say I do not trust very easily, but I do find...
    HappyandSad20 HappyandSad20 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be a rather trusting person but as of recently I've discovered that some people really aren't your true friends no matter what they say. I would say that currently I only...
    twiggy93 twiggy93 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ever since my dad died I have never had the same emotions again. It's like I have no heart now.. I don't feel love like I used to. Or let people in too much. As if I push them away...
    JDHarrison93 JDHarrison93 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I always try to be open and honest, be the person I would like to be seen as. It can be difficult sometimes and I have opened myself up to a lot of untrustworthy, nasty people over...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I know that this is one of the biggest things that diminishes my quality of life and I am working on it. Yet, I have not been very successful in changing. Although, I am friendly...
    whatnow73 whatnow73 36-40, M Mar 25

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    I've let so many people down in just one day. I let down my mum, my friend that needed me for her beauty exam, I've let down my head of year, I've let down my teachers, I've let...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Its like this. when you stick your hand out and get bitten. you learn very quickly not to stick your hand out anymore. I've been "bitten" so many times by people who are supposed...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    As much I desire having close relationships with people I have come to the realization that I am a self saboteur. I don't know why I do what I do. I have friends but I don't let...
    bluebaby072 bluebaby072 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I have such a hard time letting my walls down. Also the fact that i was in a seven yr relationship that just recently ended doesn't help. But I just can't trust people at all. I...
    Fantasy646 Fantasy646 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Sometimes I look at the amount of people in this group and wonder if they are all really being sincere when they join this group. Have they all been hurt? Have they maybe hurt...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Among the millions of people around, you and I came to be connected. Already selected? It took daring steps, one by one, allowing us to reach out, and speak from the heart...
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I feel like people will judge me harshly. That they might think that I am boring. I am also afraid of them leaving me and not being my friend anymore. That really makes me sad.
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I've been hurt one too many times by people who claimed they wouldn't hurt me. I don't trust very easily and have yet to find someone with genuine intentions I can depend on.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm afraid of being the person who betrays people when I gain their trust. But I'm also afraid of being betrayed. The result is that I know more of my friend's secrets. They know...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I is hard to trust humanity. are there any good people left?
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 6 Responses Apr 8

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    I can't so what this group says and I wish I know how to
    lusicqued lusicqued 18-21 3 days ago

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    when everyone looks to you who do you look at ? I look at God.... but yet I feel like he is getting me ready for a new test.... that I can only hope to pass
    englishbbv englishbbv 22-25, F Apr 9

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    i will do anything for my friends and because of that I expect to much from them when i need it. When the time come, they do nothing. I dont want feel this way
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This post is for ep member 3 and those I may have hurt unwillingly.If YOU DON'T FORGET AND FORGIVE ,IT WILL BECOME A BIGGER PROBLEM FOR YOU.Good to forgive ;Best ,to forget...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    some peolpe just want you when they need it. I have benn there before but because of my personality I can't never do that to a person. I put someone else feelings before me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The moon must have felt my pain that night it turned blood red. After months of staring at the moon, wondering you're looking too, maybe it was my sign ti stop bleeding for someone...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do this unknowingly some times. It's really hard for me to let people into my life when I'm in pain. My pain is messy and to let others see that mess is what I have a hard time...
    rebrat91 rebrat91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Fear of coming out! It took a life time to come to the point of accepting myself. Fear controlled me. Don't make the same mistake I did. This is something that I have written on...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response Mar 26

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    If I think about my whole life, growing up with a learning disability and people not treating me fairly. People make fun of me how I write. People make fun of me how I talked...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Mar 17

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    As many of you already know, I have lost both my mother and my best friend to cancer. The thing about cancer, specially in the final stages, is that you know the end is coming, and...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 20 Responses Mar 28

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    I love my life. Despite of whatever happened to me, I still know how to appreciate life's offering me. I say life isn't bad at all, it's people who makes it bad, it's either you...
    Dudeinmask Dudeinmask 22-25, M Mar 19

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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You Live Your Life Strongly- You have a good sense of self control and hate to show weakness. You are always tactful and diplomatic. You let people down gently. You're open to new...
    rurie17 rurie17 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I try my best to keep the positive thoughts strong but seriously my whole life is just falling apart . I don't know whether I am not strong enough whether I let peoples talk get to...
    shaleah033 shaleah033 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I see things very clearly right from the off. With people and situations, although I go along with most things and do not let people I know the reality I see through the niceties...
    lilliesmakemesmile lilliesmakemesmile 31-35, F Mar 30

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    People think I'm innocent and dumb because I'm shy and quiet, blonde, and am a pk. I'm not a bad person, but I'm not innocent. And definitely not dumb. People figure that out when...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 13 Responses Mar 29

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    Let people choose what they want to believe in! Religion doesn't make a person! Plus most people only follow the parts of their religion that benefit them at specific moments or...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    This has happened way to many times. It's the reason why i have trust issues and can't let people in
    MsLouise MsLouise 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm only 30 but I feel like I'm 70. I feel like I'm at the end of the line. I was a workaholic. My first job was right after school. When I was in college, I tend to work during...
    hopefulunderdog hopefulunderdog 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I don't want to brag or anything, but I have a reason why my boyfriend and I have a great sex life. We don't worry or care about other peoples sex life and only care and focus on...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Some people take life too seriously on here. I suggest they take a walk through a cancer ward one day and know what a real problem is in life. I am sick of all the BS on here...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    MAKE SURE YOU PUT A SMILE ON SOMEONES FACE TODAY, IT BRINGS OUT GOOD FEELINGS FOR YOU TOO! Enjoy, good people, in life!
    TinkaAlonca TinkaAlonca 16-17, F Mar 27

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    I m married, I assume I m happy :) I have a few friends...... but true friendship is literally 'rare' ! I assume I had three true friends...... the first one passed away few years...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Yesterday was my boyfriend's birthday. I love being a part of making peoples' birthdays awesome, but my boyfriend made things a bit difficult for me. He was turning twenty-eight...
    ninjadeath ninjadeath 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Lmao! This is the best exp here! Haha it completely defines me except for two big details: I'm bi (so I like a lot more people) and I have HUGE crushes on people. Which, I've come...
    chrisisyourfriend chrisisyourfriend 16-17, M 18 hrs ago

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    The saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" is totally true. I once judged someone without getting to know him and every time I think about it, I feel like such a terrible person...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I feel like I have ruined everything good I have ever had. I cant seem to feel satisfied and have a self destructive negative nature. Any time something good is going on, I focus...
    Fdizzle Fdizzle 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    It is a great feeling to have such nice and good people around me .... to pull me out no matter how much ****** state I am into... to make me see the brighter side always... to...
    Edlacage Edlacage 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    A while ago I was discussing music genres with a couple acquaintances. They immediately assumed I was into classical music. I'm not sure why, I'm thinking that because I'm...
    shafaz shafaz 18-21 22 hrs ago

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    Where did I reach? How did I let those shadows get me down.. They were my own.. Weaknesses that didn't meet their strengths in time.. Emotions swelled up inside.. Dreams locked up...
    Eros11 Eros11 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I miss my social life when I was younger. I was a fun person to go out with. I was into heavy metal, and went to different bars with my friends and drink, dance and play pool...
    ladystang14 ladystang14 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I decided to put this down as story... since it covers a lot... All I think about is what can go wrong... it is hard to try when you know how destructive a relationship can be. I...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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