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I Dont Let People Get Too Close to Me

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    Keep You At Arm's Length

    I definitely have an issue letting people in.  I always thought I was a trusting person, but I realize that it's actually really hard for me to trust someone.  I have even had my best friend since second grade, and I still find it hard for me to tell her things. ...
    unknown311 unknown311 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    The only person who really knows me

    and is so close she can almost touch my heart. She's my best friend and I'm so happy for her! I don't let people in my life cause I don't want to get hurt.
    ccmonster14 ccmonster14 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    No One Gets Close

    I have a fragile heart and to let someone get close takes time.
    kime kime 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    If you get to close to someone your just

    setting yourself up for disaster when they stab you in the back and twist the blade
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    No Way

    If people were allowed to get too close to me, they would see exactly what I see. And I do NOT want that. I'm ashamed enough as it is. I may look ok from a distance (actually I don't) but up close... it's a monstrosity. Both physically and emotionally.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    It'S Complicated

    I don't know why but its like I'm afraid of going into a relationship. I like this boy and he likes me but when I get to close to a boy I seem to back off, can someone tell me why this is? I've never had a boyfriend because of this, help?
    Ahsisbal Ahsisbal 26-30 1 Response May 22, 2013

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    It all started when I got with my expartner

    Aaron he was with my friend first and they have a daughter together but they broke up and a few months after it was like we fell in love I didn't mean for it to happen it just did, after a month of us being together I fell pregnant That's when things started to change he was...
    autummoon2 autummoon2 18-21, F Dec 19, 2013

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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 I may never have to see you again or if we meet online I'm able to flee whenever I feel necessary.
    Rihe Rihe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    The moon must have felt my pain that night it

    turned blood red. After months of staring at the moon, wondering you're looking too, maybe it was my sign ti stop bleeding for someone who wouldn't even stitch me up. Instead they'd slowly watch me die, with not even one care in their eye.
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

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    I wish I could say that I had one person in my

    life that knows all of me. I tell myself that you wouldn't understand so I bury it behind my walls and never let it out. We all have our secrets and we all want ONE person to get the chance to learn who we truly are but yet we Dont tell you. We let the moment pass and the topic...
    LoveWhitz LoveWhitz 26-30, F Jun 6

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    I never let any boy get too close.

    I the last time I opened up and let my guard down, he cheated on me. I'm afraid to get hurt again.
    ericaxjean ericaxjean 13-15, F Dec 23, 2014

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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 love away and keep them on a distance. Who is also like this? Is this healthy?
    Bahar123 Bahar123 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Loving Someone

    Hi my name is sally pratt and i don't know what to do i met this really nice guy and he makes me laugh and smile and happy and there's another guy who is the same.I asked my friends about what i should do but as they said it's up to me.Now i really don't know what to do with...
    sally576 sally576 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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    Just Me

    I've been mentally and physically battered and played with in so many ways and for so long that it's hard to even imagine trusting anyone or letting anyone get close to me any time soon considering the ones who should be the most trusting and there for me aren't, my family. I...
    Marowit Marowit 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    Ever since my dad died I have never had the

    same emotions again. It's like I have no heart now.. I don't feel love like I used to. Or let people in too much. As if I push them away and do stupid little things to hurt them.. Things that upset and weird people out does not have the same effect to me anymore like it used to...
    JDHarrison93 JDHarrison93 22-25, M Mar 17, 2014

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    Always Have

    To be more specific, I've always had trouble letting guys get close to me, both mentally and physically. I've never truly been in love or had a relationship that has lasted over a few months, so I guess in a way, I just assume that guys don't want to get to know me. It's a flaw...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Thinking Of The End

    When I meet new woman that I do like and I know the feeling is mutual I tend to think of the ending before things even get started. By the time a solid friendship is built (no sex) I have already convinced myself that she is not the one, this wont work. Sometime the past can be a...
    jgbowers jgbowers 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    Pushing Always Pushing

    i push and push away anyone who tries to get in to my heart.  i cant help it.  i just dont want to go through the hurt and pain anymore.  i dont feel like i need it.  sure i get lonely but everything i need to do i am doing so why should i let someone in and...
    wendygurl wendygurl 26-30, F 4 Responses May 19, 2008

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    Why Bother

    i dont like people.  they always let me down.  they have too many flaws, dont care who they hurt, and can't be themselves.  I dont want people to get close to me.  I dont want to be close to people.  i just want to be left alone to live a peaceful, quiet...
    psychochic psychochic 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    thunder0 thunder0 22-25, M Dec 9, 2013

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    Back Up!!!

    No, I don't like letting people get too close because then they get curious and start asking questions and ****.  I'll tell you what I want you to know and nothing more.So.....BACK UP!
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Not Many

       Even though I might seem like a pretty open guy, I am rarely showing people what I'm feeling.  I tend to let people think they know me, but I rarely open up with anyone.  My personality can be overwhelming, and I often believe that I'm putting myself upon...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    I Remember Why I Don't Let People Close to My Heart.

    I'm sitting here sad.  Someone stepped out of my life without saying why or good bye. I asked  "where are you?" and didn't respond.
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    So, me and this girl have been talking for a few weeks now, knew each other for longer. We really got close and she even came over on Monday. She would not stop kissing me the...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response 49 mins ago

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    Lately I've been having dreams and thinking a lot about a former friend that overdosed on heroin a couple of years ago.. I just keep remembering and replaying the conversations we...
    Sewlovely Sewlovely 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I feel really frustrated. I am a nervous person, quite a usual girl, but for some years I have struggled with depression, which I think has triggered something in me. Nowadays I...
    spanishlady spanishlady 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone and i hope everyone out there is doing well .I would like to give people out there excellent encouragement about coming out as transgender .I am a proud mom of a 15...
    Proudmom2000 Proudmom2000 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Ok so i dont really know what happened, but it happened on the 2nd of April 2015 (one if my younger sister's birthday, she was turning 11). It was about 7:00pm and i was just...
    tragician tragician 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Pm me if you need closeness too
    calmblue1968 calmblue1968 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    well i wouldnt say im a closeted gay idk.. sorry for any future typos lol im on my cell well i never really was interested in guys at all until i guess i had a urge and went online...
    therealme6782 therealme6782 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I don't like it because I know someone will ask me what's wrong and sometimes I just don't feel like explaining myself. Somethings are just better to be kept to myself. If I were...
    wasteofahumanbeing wasteofahumanbeing 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    kimcc11 kimcc11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I get attached to people too easily. I never know if they are just being nice or if they are flirting with me. I hate when I think a guy likes me, and then he gets really close to...
    1004love 1004love 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been working on this one lately. I am learning now more and more when to back-up from people when they give these hidden signs and gesture. It is a saying, "If you get bit...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I have self-respect. I don't want your attention if you only- want it when it's convenient and I don't want you to expect me to give you my 100% attention when it's not returned. I...
    collegegirl64 collegegirl64 18-21, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    earthlingcc11 earthlingcc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    to nito: don't contact me unless u want to be real friends. you've known me for years. we can' t digress, sorry. we've had a very rich, substantial friendship. the kind some never...
    spinsterC spinsterC 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is perhaps my number one issue in life. If you feel like I'm pulling away, it's because I probably am. It's not you, it's me. Haha! Ok, let's be honest here. It's you. I don't...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I think it's because I never feel like I'm good enough. And if people know me, they really wouldn't like me at all. For that matter, I don't even like my attitude sometimes....a...
    boobaloo22 boobaloo22 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Reason why I have many friends but not a best friend... As long as theres more than 1 box unticked, you'll just be a "friend". And betrayal = Enemies
    AnnelieseChristine AnnelieseChristine 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am very particular about the type of people I let into my heart and mind.??
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's just how it is when you have been burned so many times you lose trust in people.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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