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I Dont Let People Get Too Close to Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 339 People

    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Mar 17

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 12

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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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    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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    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

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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 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 12

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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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    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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    When I meet a girl I like,

    I'll say as little as possible to reduce the likelihood That something dumb comes out. It's counterproductive as ****.
    DropJimmy DropJimmy 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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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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    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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    I've always felt afraid to let people get close to me both physically and emotionally. I think this is why I have never dated someone or I get choked up when someone asks me on a...
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    I wish I was that person that would give people tight hugs and just be completely open with how I felt. Or I wouldn't mind cuddling with friends and allowed myself to trust them. I...
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    Its pretty hard actually for me to get close so much to other people I consider it as an attachment, and as my immediate family .I never let someone in my own world easily Im a...
    mystery05 mystery05 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There have been times when I have allowed people to walk into my life and be friends with me very easily coz am generally that carefree and happy go lucky person who keeps his...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 6 Responses Oct 31

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    Call me paranoid, but u don't trust people. People are mean. People are two faced. People will hurt you. People will most likely try to rob you of money, happiness and dignity. I...
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    As much as I want to get close to people, I always get hurt when I do. I'm tired of getting hurt all the time. I get rejected, ignored, blamed for things that aren't my fault, and...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Trust me its not a quality I chose.Theres this kid who rides my bus; he lives one street over from me so we have the same stop. the other day he threw me for a complete circle when...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I have found throughout my life, that people are very cruel. They will infiltrate your life, your persona; they will discover your innermost secrets by parading as your friend. But...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is easier to avoid being hurt when you don't allow people close to you. You don't have to worry about all the pain.
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I lost one of my best friends a few years back and I'm so afraid of becoming that close to people again 😢
    LisaMannion LisaMannion 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I've been in a relationship for two months now but I can't seem to fully let her in. My self-confidence is so low and I can't let myself go, my walls are up 300%. I don't know what...
    justaluststuckgirl justaluststuckgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I have a really hard time telling people how I feel. I do my best to hide my emotions because I don't like people trying to read me and have them ask me what's wrong. I don't tell...
    Amayarri Amayarri 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    on here i have "messages must be approved" and so far some real creepy people have messaged me with criminal offense confessions and questions about familial ******. it's best to...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Nov 17

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    I hate when people tell me my life isn't bad. I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you had to live it? Yes... I've been depressed, I've been bullied, I've been pushed to the side...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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    I'm hurt. To the point where I know I feel pain, but my mind literally won't allow me to think about it. Makes me feel dead.. well zombie like. I stopped smoking weed a few months...
    Coookieee Coookieee 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I feel like I'm not living my boyfriend the best I can. My heart doesn't get all warm and fuzzy over him because for two years my parents tried to talk me out of my past...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    im just so ****** up I don't even know where to start.
    lameeeezy lameeeezy 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 12

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    If I'm honest I don't think I'll ever properly trust anyone
    Awer1 Awer1 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    zhuanghan zhuanghan 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have never been good at letting people in my life and I am still not good at it.
    pinklimeliz pinklimeliz 16-17, F Nov 10

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    I don't like that I'm this way, but I let people boss me around. It's really starting to wear down my "mental health."
    ClarissaAnn ClarissaAnn 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Did you ever just trust someone that keeps letting you down, but you still give him another chance, cause your'e hoping that he will change?.. It happends to me too much,..
    DarkAngelxoxo DarkAngelxoxo 13-15, F Nov 12

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    today i really feel like i let someone down...this site has really helped me get my feelings down so i don't feel so trapped, but i still need control. so i still cut (well...
    kwrc kwrc 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13