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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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    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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    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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    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.
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise 70+, F Aug 25, 2013

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    HELLO WORLD!! I am not "sit back and take it without complaining" woman anymore!! I am not going to spend any more time making everyone happy at the expense of myself!!! If you...
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    Every time I let my defenses down, that's when people hurt me the most. I hope that won't always be the case.
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    we become friends and get kinda close, then I trust them... but once I trust them and open up... I think I either annoy them or scare them because they start to act different...
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    Physically, Mentally, Emotionally. I'm distant but I share a lot so that you don't feel like I'm not trying.
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    well, used to, I'm getting stronger and standing up for MYSELF
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