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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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    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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    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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    There is only one person i tell mostly

    everything to. I have told you some things that i could never tell anyone else. You are so helpful and amazing and i am so happy i let you in. I will never regret it. I love you so much.
    BloodyVictim BloodyVictim 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31

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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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    The major reason is lack of trust, trust that has been broken too many times. And even after I forgave and gave second chances, it only cleared up an area for a new betrayal. I...
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I shut people out when they hurt me! Who doesn't,is my question? I think that is a wise way of protecting yourself! Why would you let people in that hurt you? You have two choices...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm of afraid of getting hurt so I shut people out if I feel I'm getting too attached. If I can prevent a broken heart then I will.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It hurts badly when people so close to you walk out of your life out of the blue; without uttering a single word. The unanswered questions they leave behind them never die.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's frustrating having to be in two places.
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a walking contradiction. I want to be alone but I don't want to be lonely. I want closeness but I'm afraid to let the walls down. I want to share my secrets but I don't want to...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 15 Responses 2 days ago

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    I try to be nice and that's why I never stand up for myself they can be so mean and I'd just stand there and smile and agree I can't help it I don't want them to think that am rude...
    jdscanlon11 jdscanlon11 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    the closer they r to u...the closer for them to hurt u.with that,I started losing my trust to people around me...
    Nikki355 Nikki355 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'd like to notice and understand everything, I only grasp but so much... I want to let people in, but my kindness is often taken for weakness. I wish I could know where people are...
    rejectedhighly rejectedhighly 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    The thing im learnin about this site is that people are 'ghosts'. the voice u hear in ur head as u read their message is what u project :b the profile pic or selfie or skyper is...
    JennaRee JennaRee 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    The reason I don't share about my life with people, especially friends and family, is because everything I confessed has been used against me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses a week ago

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    I am sure that I am not everyone's cup of tea. I tend to be controversial at times when discussing certain family and political issues. I let people know immediately that I do...
    housewifeandmommy housewifeandmommy 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 22

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    I want someone (you) to feel lucky to have me... I don't want to feel like such a burden all the time, like I'm walking on ice. I want it to be easier, I don't want to constantly...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I have always found it far easier to hide nothing because then no one can hurt you with what they know about you. It doesn't matter anymore if an embarrassing story comes out. Just...
    Freedgorgon Freedgorgon 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I've heard stories of girls getting raped by people in their family or friends or anyone, and that freaks me out and makes me feel like I have to be cautious around everyone. So I...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F Jun 18

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    Yes, any closer than 3 ft and I scream! :P Stay out of my bubble!! lol
    mutantninjaa mutantninjaa 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I couldn't give a poo about what people think about me, I only bothers me when they set an opinion on me while knowing nothing about me at all. I have the real me and the me that I...
    nathanielphantomhive nathanielphantomhive 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Every time I get comfortable with someone, they always leave. Even when they save they're not going to leave, they do. I'm afraid to get close with anyone because they always end...
    thatlonelygirl69 thatlonelygirl69 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I got burned a lot. I was bullied throughout most of elementary and people pretended to be my friends and completely broke my ability to trust. I have people now who say they are...
    deejdomingo deejdomingo 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    Sometimes even when they don't mean to hurt me, certain things that they do might offend me or make me feel bad. maybe it's just nature of being extra sensitive :-/
    Venosha Venosha 18-21, F Jun 16

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    The truth can bring out the guilt in people so why talk about it, I'll just let people drown in their ignorance and stupidity.
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M Jun 16

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    Because I might hurt them and they do the same to me. Because I have already experienced some situations. But as I get older, I realize that hurting is inevitable in different...
    unconsciousdreamer unconsciousdreamer 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    This is very true of me, cannot be too careful!
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Lately, I wonder if it is design or chance that brings people into your life. Can it be destiny - this is such a romantic notion. There are so many variables like time, connection...
    Elbellzi Elbellzi 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I enjoy hearing people's life stories. Without diversity, life would be boring. It's our differences that can make life worthwhile
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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    I let people take advantage of me way to often. For example someone will ask me for a favor and I really don't want to do it, but I feel like just sucking it up and helping the...
    mckennars mckennars 16-17, F Jun 14

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    Choose the guy or girl who brings you to meet his or her parents, not his or her bedroom.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    Very very VERY selective...like idk why... Maybe I don't want to let anyone know me completely... Maybe I just don't want anyone to know all about me, my weaknesses, my mistakes...
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alizeeccaa alizeeccaa 26-30, F Jun 12

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    I am only truly close to my parents. I have friends, but I don't let them see my weaknesses. Only my parents know it all.
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F Jun 12

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    I just posted a rant on a group "I Need To Vent" & they wouldn't let it post, cuz I was sharing about how frustrated I feel regarding all the guys who are trying to hit on me here...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 11

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    The second boyfriend I ever had beat the crap out of me for almost two years. I was too afraid to end the relationship and when I finally did I was afraid he would come after me...
    kristanicolexx kristanicolexx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    I never liked to let people see me cry. I feel uncomfortable, I feel the discomfort they are also feeling, I see the sadness and empathy in their eyes and I feel that I now have to...
    alohaskies alohaskies 36-40, F Jun 9

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    hi friends please talk to me I'm crying out I've been going through a hard time. I'm in love with a guy and the feelings not mutual. Its one of the hardest thing I've been through...
    SusieBlu SusieBlu 22-25, F Jun 8

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    because in the end they always leave... they either die, or I must push them away, or they finally see all of me and want nothing to do with me... people say I have had a...
    Ieatzebras Ieatzebras 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 8