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I Feel Anxious About Close Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 123 People

    After a Long Time I Realized

    after a long time i realized how important it is to accept oneself no matter what. finally it is me who is there and who has to face what ever it is. weather it is good or bad. even though it feel terrible looking at urself sometime but its worth it. there are so many thoughts...
    delicate delicate 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    Don't Stand So Close To Me

    I come from a pretty horrific background ripe with poverty, abuse, violence, and drug use. It's no wonder why I can't get close to people. My family is highly dysfunctional. They're all alcoholics, junkies, thieves, liars, and violent. We aren't close. Any time we try to get...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    I don't know if I'm scared to get hurt,

    or if I'm cautious about hurting the other person...
    shlumbug shlumbug 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    3 Years

    It's like a magical border I cannot cross. After three years, my friendships start slowly but steadily falling apart. Soon we will be no more than strangers to each other, and I wonder if anyone of those people remembers me anymore. I sure do, I miss them and dream about them...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2010

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    I'm Just Afraid...

    Afraid of what, you ask? Well, it's just that I fear that if I fall in love with one of my best friends and something happens, then I'll lose our friendship (and her). I've gone through that ordeal before, and I don't want to go through that again.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Dec 21, 2011

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    First One

    I've never been particuarly close to any one in my life, I've had a few great friends but I wouldn't ever call them close. I was a little anxious to say the least when we (girlfriend and I) first started to get close and open up, I'd tell her stories from my past that I...
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-17, M Nov 2, 2007

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    Yeah I do,I have lots of fears,

    which I guess relationships tend to magnify more.One of those fears is losing people I'm close to,feeling they'll leave me and I'll be alone again a feeling I guess I hate a lot.I'm also afraid of getting hurt of caring more about a person than they do about me.I'm afraid I'll...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    I have a wonderful girlfriend

    that I have a great relationship with. I have always had a bit of anxiety but recently I have had anxiety surrounding a particular issue with her. I consistently worry that I will not be able to get an erection to have sex with her. She is a virgin, so I have built up this whole...
    AnxiousLion AnxiousLion 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Back!!!!

    I've never done really well with close relationships. Not family, not friends, definitely not romance. I always kept people at a distance. It was easier for me to cmopartmentalize everything into little boxes that way. If people got too close I started feeling ... anxious. But...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    there's so much I don't know, yet the only way to find out is to live and see what happens. I just want it all to work out for my family and I, I want us to succeed, I don't have...
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    I love getting naked on camera :P
    YesterdayTomorrow YesterdayTomorrow 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    which is safer flirting your house or public places? Its not save to bring someone home with you don't know. However how could you truly know someone, when we don't know...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 4

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    My wife and I have been married for 15 years, and we dated for 10 before that- since we were in college. I have struggled with an issue for a very long time in our relationship...
    spirald spirald 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    I have social anxiety, I can't: - invite people over - go out with friends - go abroad without family - do sleepovers Without feeling anxious or feeling like I'm going to have a...
    tillygeorrge tillygeorrge 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Today, I felt content, not happy but content. I got up, put on my favourite yellow jumper and walked to college. For the first time this year I didn't feel anxious in my Literature...
    yellowrose29 yellowrose29 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was a Junior in high school I dated this boy and we were madly in love. We dated until after graduation, we went to Junior and Senior prom together and lost our virginity to...
    Rah04 Rah04 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I honestly don't know what else I can do and say to get the same attention that everybody else gets when they text or call or anything at all. I try to do what I can and I try to...
    jdavid1979 jdavid1979 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I do not know what to do. I feel like I'm at yet another crossroads in life. I am not very happy here, at least with my current position. I hate how I feel that everything comes...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Which is safer flirting in your house or public places? Its not safe to bring anyone you don't know at home. However we should try to find out who we interact with. if are...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 4

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    I have been with the guy I am currently dating for 1 year and 3 months now. It was great to begin with and but now we've drifted apart. He has cheated on me twice and every time I...
    kateleanne kateleanne 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for almost three years and its been a huge rollercoaster. He's treated me really bad: leaving me alone to cry, not calling me back...
    ma12345678 ma12345678 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I get so sick and tired of everyone telling me that I need to talk to someone about my problems. To others I apparently have "gone through traumatizing events"and if I just talked...
    wonderlust99 wonderlust99 13-15, F Mar 5

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    I dont like to write about my self because noone wants to know about anyone here but I will write to know my ownself what I have got....so first my bad side, I am selfish,bit...
    kikforyou kikforyou 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    I t's been two days I'm feeling like this. I've been trying to think positive and divert my mind, but apparently, they are not working. This is about my friends. They're good...
    theoabern0741 theoabern0741 26-30 Mar 18

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    Our relationship started off with the wrong step. We moved too quickly and it has been going down ever since... We became 'official' October 4th 2014. Exactly 1 month later was...
    Lisst Lisst 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...
    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I am nearly approaching my second year into this relationship, though I found the girl I was looking for, someone who accepted me despite my disability. Back then I though I found...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    It's nice when you are feeling down about yourself- to have someone tell you that you look thin or they can tell you've lost weight--- and not someone who knows you are trying or...
    chickengirl14 chickengirl14 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I often feel guilty when the truth is that I'm such a push over, and the guilt isn't warranted. I battle codependency, so I let people walk all over me then feel guilty for...
    beachlover81 beachlover81 31-35, F Mar 12

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    I honestly feel like I am a girl not a guy. I can't help but feel bad about myself in my male body. I'd feel more comfortable as a female and am looking to hopefully make it a...
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips 18-21, M Mar 16

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    I've only had this site for just a few days and I already feel better. I have problems in my life that other people can relate. I don't have to talk face to face with people and I...
    SleepIsLife321 SleepIsLife321 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    First post. Hello. I am 22 and I'm a uni student with an over-zealous mother. And by over-zealous I mean 'constantly interfering with my life and making me feel worse about myself...
    iNeedSpace iNeedSpace 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I get depressed at times and don't know why and my parents add to that depression. Especially my mom, all she does is ***** at me for smoking weed and make me feel bad about it yet...
    kayceebby kayceebby 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Is it weird that I no longer experience any stress? I do have very rare moments where I feel overwhelmed, but honestly, that has only happened once so far this year. Is it weird...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Mar 5

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    Well the the man I am texting and sharing "pictures" with is a great guy! (He is my co-worker) I also know his wife and he knows my husband! I don't feel weird about it, neither...
    ldsmommy2015 ldsmommy2015 41-45, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I keep secret journals. Online and hard copies. I usually need to write out my feelings in order to feel better about them.
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    happiness is when you feel good about yourself without the need for anyone else's approval
    menna44 menna44 16-17, F Mar 6

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    I think God hates me . I dont feel good about it .
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 Responses a week 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...
    bethcc11 bethcc11 26-30, F 1 hr 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...
    bethcc11 bethcc11 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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