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I Dont Let A Lot Of People Into My Life

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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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    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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    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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    I used to be like this then this amazing woman walked into my life and without me even realising it all my barriers came down naturally i opened up to her and she made me see who I...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Ok I don't know if I'm over thinking this. Last week this guy I'll call him Will, ended our affair just as it started. We were really good friends but he's married. We've been...
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    So ya the title of this post says it all. Umm the reasons for are because I have been hurt and betrayed by lots of people in my life. Because of these things I don't just let...
    LittleMissCanada LittleMissCanada 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    At the moment ,I am not in the mood to let any man into my circle anymore.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 21 Responses Apr 4

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    Maybe it's because of where I am in my life, but right now I only seem to be able to make emotional space for people younger, more vulnerable, less worldly-wise than me. Though I...
    SlightlyDaft SlightlyDaft 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I've been hurt a lot over the past few years so I've kind of closed myself off, But at the same time I've learned to read people according to their actions and I have to say that I...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have always had a hard time trusting that the people I "let in" truly have the intention of staying. As a consequence I tend to show them the exit before they have a chance to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Ive been thru lots of hurt so its hard letting others in. I have to know you for a long time before I can trust you enough to let you get close to me as a friend.
    zzz1silentheart zzz1silentheart 18-21, M Apr 12

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    I keep my mask on around people. I don't trust people anymore, they have betrayed me many times but I never betrayed them.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I would say I have not always been like this.. It is just that no one really wants to get to know me. I swear I tried being open and not judge, but it just ends with the...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    To get close to someone, they must have thing in common with me, share similar goals and ideas, and set off a good aura. Uk, just that right kinda vibe
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    As I've mentioned before, I don't have a lot of friends. So I've never experienced having close friends before. That scares me a little bit. But I also hope to find it soon
    CallMeAmy CallMeAmy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    And I don't mean with love. I "make friends easy" according to my mom, but I'm just friendly. To really be my friend, you've got to prove yourself. My best friend I've known since...
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    So selective in-fact, that I've got no one close and everyone far away. It gets tiring being alone. Oh woe is me. :p Maybe I should try harder to change my status of "alone and...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 Apr 7

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    And that is why I need my best friend back He was the first person I trusted after 6 years
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Due to jerks. Who claim to care. But merely care for their needs. Not any others.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I have zero tolerance for those who mess me around, or have treated me badly. It's happened far too many times in the past, and I have no time for those people any more. I'll let...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    You asked me why I love you. And for me it is really hard to put into words why I love you. You say I under estimate my vocabulary but to me it’s not so much my vocabulary as it...
    southernbelle07252013 southernbelle07252013 18-21, F Apr 17

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    I have a lamp in my room that I turn on ever night to remember all the people that I cared about and have left my life. That lamp is so special I don't let people touch it.
    LoveWithoutEnd LoveWithoutEnd 13-15, M Apr 4

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    I hate people. I really do. I'm just too mind independent. I hate crowd places. I hate when people just can't keep things to themselves. I hate rude, judgmental comments they...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    The world would be much better off if everyone had the courage to be themselves. It's really easy to judge people but not so easy to just let people be themselves without trying to...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I like to let people catch me naked
    kevinjb59 kevinjb59 51-55, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I let people use me and I've never really noticed it. The people who hurt me the most I'm so nice too and they hurt me so badly. The people who are the sweetest too I hurt. Like...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I want to be the kindest I can be but not let people think I'm kind enough to let them walk all over me.
    daintylioness daintylioness 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I've only recently started confronting people, and it's still a little scary even when it's for something small. My whole family avoids confrontation so of course i do. I'm glad I...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Apr 4

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    I hate when people see me cry. I feel like I'm weak when people see me cry. I know that it's natural and that everyone does it but... That's just how I feel. I can't let people see...
    findingmyself1 findingmyself1 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm easy to get along with but it doesn't make me want to let people in so easily. Sure I accept people for who they are but it's always my choice whether to trust them or not.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I used to let people see me cry but after all that I want people to know that I'm okay....I don't want them to know I'm silently breaking a little more everyday
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    People first definition I found when I googled was this: "human beings in general or considered collectively." that is part of the reason I love getting to know people, all so...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm ready to go. See the world. Help people. Experience life.
    Jakewilli Jakewilli 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I think through it all, the hardest part was un-attaching myself to the ones i thought would stay around forever. People change and life changes with it, you've got to fight like...
    Jnyl Jnyl 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    Life is so full of ups and downs. Un-fair unexpected twists and turns. One thing is certain though, I am beyond grateful for my loving boyfriend who doesn't mind being a shoulder I...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 4 hrs ago

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    We talk a lot about Iran and Iraq but most have no clue where they are ,their religions in the region and who really pulls the strings there , Iran is the 4th richest oil countries...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 9 hrs ago

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    And that is something that many people lack in the world. Acceptance. (I may say "you" or "your" but don't take it too personally, I was just speaking in general throughout this...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    This is people in general. There seems to be a real lapse in how people behave towards each other. Almost as if we don't know how to act towards each other anyway. No manners...
    smileymostly smileymostly 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    Be yourself and never change that . Don't let others tell you how you should act . Although we may have different views and different beliefs on life , you should always follow...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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