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I Feel Anxious About Close Relationships

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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...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2010

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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...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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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...
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M Nov 2, 2007

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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...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Dec 21, 2011

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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...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    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...
    delicate delicate 21-25, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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