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I Dont Let A Lot Of People Into My Life

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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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    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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    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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    Don't let yourself with the people who adjust because you are gonna suffocate despite of everything.
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    well I say this because I feel the heavy responsibility of having to be there when I don't want to be and I don't like hurting people at all so I try not to get close to people
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    Liar liar, pants on fire. I feel so naive to allow him to get close so quick. I almost give him props for getting me to trust him over my intuition. I feel foolish but lesson...
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    They always leave on ignore me in the end. As if they never knew me in the beginning. Sometimes they'll just shrug me off and smile and laugh with other people. Minding ignored...
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    its hard. masking myself because if I didn't people would hate me. pretending to care so much that I've actually gotten good at it. when the truth is I don't care. that's how I am...
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    mommyraquel mommyraquel 31-35 1 Response Feb 25

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    so i tend to push people away. my wall is built way too high andvway too long.
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    ...for fear I will lose them. Over the years, I've lost 2 of my dearest friends, as well as my parents, to illness. I've lost marriages due to my spouses' infidelities, addictions...
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    I enjoy my personal space and knowing no one know what I know, at least not from my perspective
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    I always think that I'm going to end up being disappointed or hurt so I push ppl away .
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    I'm real tired of people. And all their drama.. I try to be supportive of how strongly they feel about everything. Little small trivial matters that budge them to no ends.. and I...
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