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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 passing by. I'm sick of hurting, is all.
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Aug 25, 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 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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    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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    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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    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 6 days 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 6 days 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 Jan 21

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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 6 days 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 want everyone who cares to let go because i'm tired. I can't just sleep it off, I want to die. Not existing would be great. Everyone expects so much of me and I always "plan" for...
    FreedomIsWhatIDesire FreedomIsWhatIDesire 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 Jan 23

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    Every time I let someone get too close to me...I end up getting hurt. They usually don't stick around to help pick up the pieces...they've moved on. I try and be friendly but I'm...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend told me today that he wants to live in my city...halfway across the globe from where he lives. It made me so happy, as it was what I was hoping for because it means...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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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 Jan 22

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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 Jan 22

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    Since I was a kid, I always had this fear that I will be attached to someone so much and when they hurt me or break my trust, I won't ever get over it. I used to push the ones I...
    Bahar123 Bahar123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I am easily taken advantage of. I think I'm too much of a romantic and get swept away in my ideas and then I get smacked in the face with reality and am left feeling ******** and...
    ajusu ajusu 22-25, M Jan 23

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    - Shutting people out is easier than letting them in. - I push people away without realising. - Running away is easier then facing problems. - I avoid getting close to people...
    JustAGirl96 JustAGirl96 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I just realized today that I have dealt so poorly with so many situations because I was afraid of dealing poorly with the situations in the first place. I over-thought everything...
    fuckitwhynot fuckitwhynot 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was 16 I've been very careful about who I let get close to me. I was dating a guy I thought I could trust, then I find out he was not only cheating on me but talking...
    SexyBustyGoddess SexyBustyGoddess 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 14

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    I got the sweetest letter ever yesterday, it makes me swoon! Dearest ..., Hi there, me here. Been thinking about you steady for two solid days. Had to take a break, so I gave in...
    b1tch2u b1tch2u 31-35 Jan 8

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    Let people know today how much you appreciate and cherish them. Many times we forget to recognize people simply for who they are, and instead focus too much on what they can do...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Hi dad! Its me I know we never talk or having a real conversation in the past because you were gone too soon! Way too soon! I couldn't even remember how your face was. I was to...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jan 14

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    DRAMA people I just want put up with. If you bring DRAMA with you I let them go. Specially family. I can't stand people that just keep screwing up and come whinnying to me. Hey...
    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I feel like the world is against me for reasons I don't know, I may hide behind a smile or paint on my face because thats who you expect me to be. Do you not see the life drained...
    Bubbalicious93 Bubbalicious93 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Accept, Forget and Moving on... Words that are easy to pronounce but quite harder to do because in most cases we tend to hold grudges, regret and kept on blaming other people and...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Hey HO where did all the good go ? It's true really we are so stereotyped in this generation and generations before us. Can't we just be people? Can't Kendra who sleeps with a...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F Jan 18