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I Dont Let People Get Too Close to Me

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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...
    JDHarrison93 JDHarrison93 18-21, M Mar 17

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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...
    InsaneNefelibata InsaneNefelibata 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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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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    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...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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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...
    jgbowers jgbowers 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation...
    thunder0 thunder0 22-25, M Dec 9, 2013

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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...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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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...
    Ahsisbal Ahsisbal 26-30 1 Response May 22, 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...
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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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...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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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...
    wendygurl wendygurl 26-30, F 4 Responses May 19, 2008

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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...
    autummoon2 autummoon2 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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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...
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 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...
    psychochic psychochic 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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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...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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...
    sally576 sally576 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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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...
    unknown311 unknown311 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    I used to be a rather trusting person but as of recently I've discovered that some people really aren't your true friends no matter what they say. I would say that currently I only...
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    I always try to be open and honest, be the person I would like to be seen as. It can be difficult sometimes and I have opened myself up to a lot of untrustworthy, nasty people over...
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    Among the millions of people around, you and I came to be connected. Already selected? It took daring steps, one by one, allowing us to reach out, and speak from the heart...
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Sometimes I look at the amount of people in this group and wonder if they are all really being sincere when they join this group. Have they all been hurt? Have they maybe hurt...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been hurt one too many times by people who claimed they wouldn't hurt me. I don't trust very easily and have yet to find someone with genuine intentions I can depend on.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    There are only two people in my life that know me very well - and even they don't know *everything* about me. I guess it's safe to say I do not trust very easily, but I do find...
    HappyandSad20 HappyandSad20 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Its like this. when you stick your hand out and get bitten. you learn very quickly not to stick your hand out anymore. I've been "bitten" so many times by people who are supposed...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    I have such a hard time letting my walls down. Also the fact that i was in a seven yr relationship that just recently ended doesn't help. But I just can't trust people at all. I...
    Fantasy646 Fantasy646 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I feel like people will judge me harshly. That they might think that I am boring. I am also afraid of them leaving me and not being my friend anymore. That really makes me sad.
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm afraid of being the person who betrays people when I gain their trust. But I'm also afraid of being betrayed. The result is that I know more of my friend's secrets. They know...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I is hard to trust humanity. are there any good people left?
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 6 Responses Apr 8

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    i will do anything for my friends and because of that I expect to much from them when i need it. When the time come, they do nothing. I dont want feel this way
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This post is for ep member 3 and those I may have hurt unwillingly.If YOU DON'T FORGET AND FORGIVE ,IT WILL BECOME A BIGGER PROBLEM FOR YOU.Good to forgive ;Best ,to forget...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    some peolpe just want you when they need it. I have benn there before but because of my personality I can't never do that to a person. I put someone else feelings before me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not good at getting close to people. Well scratch that I'm good at getting close to people but I'm not good at letting people get close to me. I just don't know how- I think it...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I am beyond afraid to get too close to others. It has never been a good thing in the past when I have got close to someone, and let someone in. I always end up hurt, or...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Getting in too deep" I'm deeply afraid to get too close to my boyfriend. Don't get me wrong, I am truly head over heels for him, and I haven't felt this way in a long time since...
    takethispain takethispain 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I've been hurt so many times by my friends, family, and everyone else. I don't know if I can take the chance of getting too close, getting too much hope. What if they hurt me too...
    LostAngel12 LostAngel12 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was working as a manager and a woman applied for a vacancy who was a little older for the role, my boss did not want to give her the job and wanted another candidate with more...
    sabasaba06 sabasaba06 41-45, F Mar 24

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    Every time I open up and let down a wall or two. Someone stomps all over me. I don't trust people, and I'm beginning to think I never will.
    Kat51 Kat51 18-21, F 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I've let so many people down in just one day. I let down my mum, my friend that needed me for her beauty exam, I've let down my head of year, I've let down my teachers, I've let...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Open up to someone and they might just take advantage of you...start to care and they might just lead you on....I made the mistake of trusting something thinking they cared about...
    BlessedMommy08 BlessedMommy08 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I know that this is one of the biggest things that diminishes my quality of life and I am working on it. Yet, I have not been very successful in changing. Although, I am friendly...
    whatnow73 whatnow73 36-40, M Mar 25

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    Number 1 reason i have no friends and are being used by people. Ha...ha
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    My life-pattern seems to be one of having intense flings with people, who are completely interested at the beginning, and then rather quickly lose interest. I'm always left heart...
    almalibre1986 almalibre1986 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I have had the problem of trusting too quickly. Giving my all in a situation where the person didn't give half of their all. I have been dumb at times believing that someone...
    LoveHard2014 LoveHard2014 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    when everyone looks to you who do you look at ? I look at God.... but yet I feel like he is getting me ready for a new test.... that I can only hope to pass
    englishbbv englishbbv 22-25, F a week ago

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    I can't so what this group says and I wish I know how to
    lusicqued lusicqued 18-21 3 days ago

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    I was there through all their problems and I helped them through them. I made them smile when they couldn't anymore and maybe sometimes I didn't get it but I tried my best to help...
    Silver1sil Silver1sil 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I usually thought that being on this would let me find closer friends and people I could actually talk to even just for fun but then I realized no one took me seriously and most...
    melanie17 melanie17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    i dont understand how some people can just be the way they are, it disgusts me and with others, just tests my patience especially with the younger generation and some of the oldest...
    storylover6 storylover6 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I need it bad and let people watch me make love to another girl and let husband too
    drivehercrazy drivehercrazy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My walls are always up but sometimes people manage to break them down with their nice words and sweetness. They see i have a nice heart and play with my kindness. They treat my...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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