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I Feel Anxious About Close Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 People

    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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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. 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 1 Response Dec 25, 2008

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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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    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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    I don't even know if this is a symptom of anything, but it's like my body shut off and I can only think my emotions, not feel, just think. If I say I 'like' someone, it means I...
    MockingJade MockingJade 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Having had a very good relationship with my late wife for 38 years I can honestly say this: Why should one expect anything when it's about giving to your partner everything you...
    Heartheocean Heartheocean 61-65, M 1 hr ago

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    That man or woman we bachelors and bachelorettes desire may not have the best looking car or the preferable residential situation but the idea with any relationship is to look at...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    So this guy that I've been rping with on my character page and I have started getting closer ooc so we've finally decide to meet up hangout and see how things go and if there's any...
    Daddydomless Daddydomless 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    All my life I have been trying to figure out where I belong. which sometimes I make wrong choices, get into wrong relationships and without love and affection. I always think that...
    MISSINGLIFE45 MISSINGLIFE45 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    i dont have any friends im close with. i always feel like im missing out.
    friendlyface70 friendlyface70 41-45, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This is tough—how often do we find true love in the first place? And how frustrating is it when we find it but it comes at such an inopportune time, such as when you're in...
    Estranea Estranea 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    Since a young age, I have been chunky. I did intense swimming 3 days a week, ate really well but still, I was bigger than what I should have been. Years down the track, i find out...
    BLAHBLAHbal BLAHBLAHbal 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Some days I can look at myself and think I look pretty and skinny. I can't imAgine a time I didn't feel good about myself, and I can't understand why I ever felt uncomfortable in...
    BreezyBree21 BreezyBree21 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I think it is important to most people to feel desired. Atleast for me I know that to be a fact. Sometimes I need the validation of others to feel good about myself. Why do we have...
    lostinbeauty lostinbeauty 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    People think she's this calm and collected lady who knows exactly what she wants and how to get her sh*t done. Well, the latter is pretty accurate but I wouldn't be too sure about...
    Boujie Boujie 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am in my second semester of college, and found out the day I finished my first semester that my boyfriend and I were pregnant. I have built my entire life around being a mother...
    mimi620 mimi620 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can feel you getting closer. Its the electric pulse you emit through space that reaches my body. I sense you in the deepest part of my mind. What is this energy that draws me so...
    oddnelly oddnelly 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm 21 and have never gone on a real date in my life.Isn't it sorrowful? Nothing is worse than being in the closet and suffering from the pains and loneliness :-/. I'm jealous and...
    MindMillion MindMillion 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Just started to train as a teacher and I really loving the experience. Though I never dreamt ever in my life that I would become one.
    seed23 seed23 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    when I do something very kind to someone, who don't deserve that act of kindness because they hurt me and they're mean to me on purpose, I should feel happy about myself because I...
    sweeeeeeeeeeetheart sweeeeeeeeeeetheart 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm alive and feel so healthy! Life is a journey and along the way I've picked up souvenirs, little knick-knacks (scars) to remind me where I've been, and how blessed and fortunate...
    Strngluv Strngluv 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Matthew Hussey on his Youtube channel said that the best cure for a broken heart is to do something (or things) which give me a sense of progress and I can start with small things...
    PerfectStrangerForYou PerfectStrangerForYou 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have a English presentation next week and a Welsh oral exam. Just thinking about it causes me to start to panic and tremble slightly, and the closer it gets the more I'll panic...
    KuroiMakaOkami KuroiMakaOkami 16-17, F Feb 2

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    about everyday lately. Idk why there's so much I could feel happy about. I also still have very good days sometimes, the joy that gives me than lasts for about 2 days. There are a...
    toughbaby toughbaby 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    my dad and I fell out abt 8 mo ago. I know he is not well and i keep avoiding calling him. He always has a way of making me feel crap about myself and everything has a hidden...
    likityspliff likityspliff 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    ok. so I've graduated from high school and I'm a sophomore in college. When I was younger, I thought that I would have stuff together by now: living in my own house, driving my own...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Not sure what happened today but a very strong feeling came over me today and scared me. Wish I could talk to the ones I love about it but I don't think anyone truly cares...
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F Feb 1

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    Why does everything have to progressively get worse? I miss when my life had more meaning. When I could say "I'm OK" without lying. I'm too tired to continue this pointless fight...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    While I was in Bangladesh I was fiddling with my wifes whatsapp account or whatever messenger and called one of her friends a sexy cutie and I think he may have gotten offended...
    shamdizzlenew shamdizzlenew 22-25, M Jan 31

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    All my life, I only feel jealous about two things: 1- The person who can travel. 2- Talents that I don't have.
    Nonotu Nonotu 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I just helped somebody. Uhm.. actually not people. They're cats. Stray cats in my dorm area. I just came back from the canteen bought a chicken dish and sardines for my lunch and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I see what it does to you. You can't stand to see me in pain. I know you'd take it all away from me if you could, but you can't. I know you hate feeling helpless. I'm sorry for...
    oddpodd oddpodd 22-25, F Jan 30

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    I am an observer. I watch what people do and how they do it. I "collect" and catalog their body language and facial expression images that I try to synthesize into my own...
    MarkPaul MarkPaul 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    I told my father figure about my depression because I was tired of it, I was tired of feeling empty, I wanted his help, but he said all I wanted was attention. Now I feel guilty...
    Mathers1722 Mathers1722 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I feel like I don't appreciate the people around me anymore, just because I think of him everyday. What hurts is that the person that occupies my mind doesn't even know I exist...
    geenieinabottle geenieinabottle 16-17, F Jan 29

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION DON'T MISS THE WHOLE POINT! Songs of Solomon 2:10 (NLT) My lover said to me, “Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    My girlfriend and I have a very mature relationship and we have a very happy relationship for the most part however my girlfriend at times has been scolding me and raising her...
    esoterc777 esoterc777 36-40, M Jan 26

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