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I Feel Anxious About Close Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 122 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 21-25, 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 we (girlfriend and I) first started to get close and open up, I'd tell her stories from my past that I...
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M Nov 2, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    I always feel like someone is mad at me for some reason, and it freaks me out. I feel extremely annoying today as well...so yeah, not going great right now
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M Feb 10

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    I havent seen my bf in about 3 weeks and a couple of my friends (and his) have been saying things like "I think he will break up with u when he gets back." I have had some bad...
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Curious on people opinions, if one solid couple is looking for more.. Is it easier on emotions to find another couple rather than just a single guy or girl.. So people both have...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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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, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    we are total opposites of each other and I'm kind of ashamed that really we are not close at all. I don't call her and she doesn't call me...she knows very little about me and I...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    Very recently, my girlfriend and I decided to take a break in a relationship since we have issues to be worked out between us. The first couple of days felt as if things were never...
    choeysmalls choeysmalls 31-35, M Feb 8

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    Question, my girlfriend called me and tell me her douche bag ex is celebrating his anniversary with his new girlfriend and they are so happy. I say good for him that's good he's...
    Maxinvil34983 Maxinvil34983 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    This is something I am going through right now and, frankly, it is eating me up inside and I don't know how to handle it. I will share it here from the beginning. When I was still...
    OneAlphaWoman OneAlphaWoman 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I feel guilty for leaving my heroin addict boyfriend and falling in love with someone who is healthy. I feel as if i could've been there for him to help him through his hard time...
    justwanttobehappy1 justwanttobehappy1 18-21 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't know how to explain it. Like lately I haven't been feel like myself. I feel like I'm so overwhelmed with school it's so hard for me to understand the subjects when it has...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    as I read so many other stories I become more and more confused about how I feel inside about my gender. I am male by birth, but I don't feel entirely male. of course I don't feel...
    Freja14 Freja14 31-35, T 3 Responses Feb 24

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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 1 day ago

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    Men that I am attracted to are not attracted to me. But men that I am not attracted to, like me. I just want to like someone that has morals, that is optimistic about life, and...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Hey guys!!! I went looking through my email today and found a notification from this site about my profile, I never got on it to much and it's been like probably 2 years since I...
    Jessy405 Jessy405 16-17, M Feb 20

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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, M 20 hrs ago

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    I don't know how to talk with my partner about not feeling loved. I've tried before and in different ways but she treats it like a personal attack and she gets very defensive. I...
    d0uggy d0uggy 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I allow men to use me. I get asked how I feel about that. honestly I don't always know. I love sex and have been so used to men treating me how they want and I only ever want to be...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 16 Responses Feb 8

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    I always feel guilty about doing something extremely fun. Or doing something really nice for my self. I asked my mom if I have enough money by the beginning of next year if I could...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    3.5 years ago I met a guy online. He was very nice and friendly and I really liked him maybe even love but he was very depressed and suicidal because he is gay. Since I feel the...
    quattrodsg88 quattrodsg88 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    My Journey in life has allowed me to really see people for who they are how hurtful people are and always will be yes I see you looking at me like I am some side show something...
    Vapes Vapes 31-35 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Question, my girlfriend called me and tell me her douche bag ex is celebrating his anniversary with his new girlfriend and they are so happy. I say good for him that's good he's...
    Maxinvil34983 Maxinvil34983 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I feel insecure about my body, the way I eat, my laugh, the way I speak, when I dance in front of people, when I sing and everything else about me
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    The tittle is basically telling everything. It's just that I'm so confused and lost and tired of people using me and them leavening when they are tired of you. Because they don't...
    thelastfallenangel thelastfallenangel 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    Hello. Im Amy and i have asperger syndrome. I think i have hints of Social Anixity. People dont understand me. I feel like a punching bag. I do not cry cause i dont want to look...
    QuestionMustsBeAsked QuestionMustsBeAsked 70+, F Feb 19

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    everything seems so uncertain... time is limiting and things need to be completed .. am feeling stressed about my project...i feel lik quiting ..but that would only end my little...
    bharkha bharkha 22-25, F Feb 22

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    Maybe I should try moving away, to another state. I live in Arizona, and stuff hasn't been going as planned. Maybe if I moved away good things will happen. Maybe I'll feel better...
    idontknow2658 idontknow2658 18-21, M Feb 23

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    I've just visited our coffee shop, the place we used to meet. Where we would sit holding hands under the table, legs touching. You talking to me like I'm a real person, someone...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 4 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 1 day ago

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    Are you a stranger? You know...the kind I feel uneasy about. Even afraid of. Eager to avoid at any cost. The kind I'd rather not sit down with at any table of any kind. Enemy-like...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    People say that if somebody makes you feel bad about yourself, dont hang around them. But what do you do when they dont do it on purpose? When its just a consequence of you always...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Ten things about raregem.... 1. she is a Mother that loves her two grown sons 2. it's always been a dream of hers to write a book. 3. she cannot eat sugar as it makes her sick...
    raregem44 raregem44 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    1. I'll be 22 in May :D 2. I'm hispanic 3. I was hit by a car when I was 3, died then revived 4. I follow my head more than my heart (working on it) 5. I'm 5 feet tall, exact 6. My...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I would... although l have many acquaintances and enjoy chatting with them, like others l have a few close friends, whom l can discuss anything with, no holds barred...you know who...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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