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I Feel Vulnerable At Times

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    Yes.... ...

    Yes.... I feel sometimes vulnerable... But then..when I talk to my love everything is ok.. he spreads his protective wings and I feel safe.. :)
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    Dont Label Me

    i hate it when people use labels in regard to other people ie The English are reserved excuse me do you know all the English people in the world as far as i am concerned reserved is a sign you look for when you have booked a table at your favorite Pub that serves good food as...
    lovelypaul69 lovelypaul69 36-40, M Sep 13, 2011

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    About That Time

    I disappear. I'd rather not be around other people when I'm not so sure I can properly defend myself during those moments. Too many people take advantage of others' weaknesses. To be honest, I can't say I wouldn't as well, but it depends on the person and situation.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    But Don't Expect To Find My Vulnerabilities

    I'm usually a strong person. I've lived through quite a bit of stress and loneliness and I've formed my coping mechanisms. However, I AM very vulnerable in some ways. They are far from obvious and a casual observer probably wouldn't be able to even get near my true...
    HereticSafiya HereticSafiya 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    Support.

    when i really let someone into my life i cant help but feel vulnerable. if i trust you, i'll pretty much tell you anything about my life. that's what friends do. i'm not big on keeping things from those people i love. there are definitely things about me that i dont talk about...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    Sometimes it feels like the people I meet on Ep

    bruise my spirit, leave finger prints on me where they pushed too hard. Some aren't trying to harm me. They simply believe in what they're saying so much that they apply pressure.
    Hopefullyfull Hopefullyfull 26-30, F Jul 18

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    I Think We All Do.

    Half of the "man" thing is to build up defences, to put up a very strong wall to prevent ever being hurt, not out of fear, but to make yourself stronger. I have a very good wall, it can take almost anything, the biggest hits barely register, and i very rarely let my wall go down...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M Jan 9, 2013

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    It's Happend Right Here

    Many of my stories are from my heart and from my mind and my feelings. There are several times I've written and I was scared, I felt really vulnerable because I was putting out my inner most thoughts. I was, in essence, laying myself bare and hoping not to be rejected or...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    La Belle

    I'm a cadaver, propped and poised like La Belle au Bois Dormant, torn from my mossy tree-slab bed, and slapped onto stainless steel. I'm among white-coats carrying clicky-pens like scalpels. They found me, dreaming of our château. Moss still sweats a sweet dew down my...
    wonderlust wonderlust 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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    All the Time. ...

    All the time. I get so sentimental and trusting I leave myself open to pain.
    jss365 jss365 46-50, F Aug 7, 2008

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    shifts Uncomtorably In Seat...

    shifts uncomtorably in seat  i feel too vurnarable just awnsering this question
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F Aug 7, 2008

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    Sure I Do, and I Think Ever...

    Sure I do, and I think everybody do'es. We cannot be strong 24/7. Being vulnerable is a part of learning never to put yourself in that kind of situation again.[hopefully}.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2008

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    im Not Used to Being Alone,...

    im not used to being alone, without my husband---wait there i go again---ex-husband...i was so used to him being there even if it was in another room....now that is me and my lonesome i get scared, especially around men...
    dignus101 dignus101 26-30, F Aug 7, 2008

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    Always

    Basically,I feel vulnerable always. But I have chosen not to show my insecurities.Someone once called me "a tender soul locked in a steel-safe".I think this decription hits the mark.It is tough though always to seem strong,confident and determined.But once I start...
    victimOfate victimOfate 31-35, M Aug 28, 2008

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    When I Put Myself Out There...

    When I put myself out there....   yes , i do feel vulnerable. All the confidence that has been built up over the years disappears when I go out there....
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Aug 7, 2008

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    Wish I Didn't

    I feel as though feeling vulnerable makes me somewhat of a hypocrite. I always tell people to be strong, when I'm barely holding things together. I tell people to let go of their problems when I'm still holding on to the past.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    I Feel So Weak Sometimes

    sometimes i wake up and out of nowhere i feel so empty , weak, and vulnerable... when i go to work , i try not to look directly into the customers' eyes. i always pretend that im busy doing something....i hate that i have this bad feeling but it has been a part of my life now...
    fabio1 fabio1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2010

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    Who Doesn't?

    It takes great courage to admit that you're weak. It takes strength to admit that sometimes, you need help---or even, you need time to help yourself.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    I Don't Know Why.

    I don't know why sometimes I say hurtful things that I truly don't mean and then I can't take them back. and then is too late. I am not sure why I get this feeling inside of me where I need to push people away. Especially people whom I love being around and I don't understand why...
    yisi yisi 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Incompetent...

    There is someone in my life I trust and admire and support and love and when she wants to hurt someone she hurts me.  Every so often she'll rattle off that I'm incompetent, useless, 'waste of space' has even been used.  I like to think I have a pretty hard shell but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2008

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    Another Result of Emotional Abuse

    I was subjected to crazy amounts of guilt and manipulation and bullying from my dad. He managed to pretty much destroy any faith I had in my own feelings and opinions. So now, when I share those feelings and opinions, I feel terrified that they're going to be crushed, dismissed...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    Epilepsy

    I grew up with epilepsy-I have had siezures that have last anywhere from 20seconds to 9hours.  I cant drive and have to depend on my friends and family getting to and from my work and anywhere I go.  When I was still living at my parents house and would think about my...
    princessjj05 princessjj05 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

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    The Truth In The Darkness

    She found herself in the quiet dark again. The silence can be more painful than burning sometimes. She wants to push all these anxieties through her lips, spill the words like water at his feet. In fact the terrible jumble presses up against her skin, some of them ripping her...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Feb 27, 2013

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    I Most Often Feel Vulnerabl...

    I most often feel vulnerable. Even writing about this can make me vulnerable, depends on who is the listener. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve.
    Andariel Andariel 22-25, F Aug 7, 2008

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    Ticket!

    So, I got up this morning all fuzzy and mad over non-sense. Everything bother me and I screamed, something evil needed to get out. Then afterwards when I put on my make up and get our little one ready for nursery, I feel so calmed and cool and happy that I can't explain my mood...
    yisi yisi 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2011

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    Right Now

    i want to curl up and cry...or worse, just give up and let my pathetic body perish. yes, i get that my so-called issues are intense and that since I'm not medicated people are worried about me...but that doesn't matter to me! i don't think i matter to me. its like I'm failing at...
    SunkinLies SunkinLies 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    Especially

    When i let someone close to me..or when i tell them something personal. I do get so so vulnerable if i open up even just a little to someone. But then even if people find out something about me i get even more vulnerable. I feel like wearing a mask..and if that mask falls down...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I hate letting my guard down. Makes me feel vulnerable at times. Seems like burned every time
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I love feeling vulnerable when I choose too. I am working on trusting people but giving up complete or even a good amount of control stresses me out
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    When it comes to loving I don't have in-betweens...I mean either I love in a way that implies I give all of myself...or I don't love at all... If a man gets my heart, he'll also...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 49 mins ago

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    I don't know if I should answer him "yes", because I don't know which is which, is it because I love him or pity him? I don't even know what should I feel about him right now...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F Aug 22

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    A sad fairy tale turned into a nightmare, gazing upon a beauty I've never seen, on the outside appearing to be sweet, caring, and a mystery. I wanted to know You and You, Me. I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I became vulnerable when I let out my true feelings and no matter how strong or true they are it always come to the point that I should have just kept them in. It makes it awkward...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    (I named my journal Sam. and this is one from one of his pages written January 18, 2014 at 4:20 in the afternoon) Title: Flirting Thoughts in the Coldness of the Day Hello. How...
    nenen357 nenen357 31-35, F Aug 31

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    I said I was lonely. I said, I wish we could talk. I opened my heart, made myself vulnerable. U came home at 2:30 in the morning to flop on the couch and sleep. I spent my night in...
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F Aug 31

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    Many people try to solve the problem of their heartbreak by hardening their hearts. But the hardened heart is the most distant from being a human. By hardening the heart, you...
    1NonchalantEros 1NonchalantEros 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So having unrequited love fore someone you have known for a few months is bad or even a year or two. Though knowing someone your whole life and having unrequited love for them is...
    BDMW15 BDMW15 16-17, M Aug 30

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    I have been with the love of my life for almost 4 years. He's had different problems that we tried to work out together, like low self-esteem, ocd and I think also trust issues. A...
    charlie08 charlie08 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    my family are nice people don't get me wrong. I love them and they do love me. I just don't feel like I can be myself around them. Granted to an extent, I think people will have...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I’ve not been feeling happy in my life for a while now, I feel almost trapped and I don’t know what to do. I’ve been married for 4 years and I’ve got a 2 ½ year old son...
    northwestjames northwestjames 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    In order to understand the real essence of Islam and to know how Islam deals with the right and responsibilities of human beings regarding themselves and with others Rumi is best...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Aug 31

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Aug 28

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    Pushing People Away.Why do we push people away when it is against our nature as social creatures to do this? No one really prefers to be alone deep down yet at times we isolate...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    This has been happening the past couple months. (Before anyone asks, I am not pregnant) No matter what I eat, whether its a small amount or a bigger amount, I feel sick. I use to...
    beautifulgoodbye beautifulgoodbye 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I need to document this. This is when I start wondering if I'm really bipolar, which I don't want to be. I've been having a serious bout of depression since the end of July. A...
    awolf13 awolf13 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've started to realise that I am missing having a father figure. I don't know if I ever really had one. I grew up thinking it was illegal or something for fathers to give their...
    lookingforsomeone1 lookingforsomeone1 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Its 7:40pm... Dad is at work. Jake is at football practice and im laying in bed. My dad has been home. Its good and bad. In the morning. Dad wakes up. And when hes leaving for work...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Aug 28

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    I'm 38 years old, and from my earliest memories I have been alone. Only slightly after my first memory of loneliness came my first feeling of being undeserving. I grew up in a cold...
    solitary42 solitary42 36-40, M Aug 30

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    I can't cope at all and I'm really struggling everyday to even make it out of bed. My life is a complete mess and even calling it a life is a joke! It started on June 10th when I...
    pocahontus1311 pocahontus1311 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    This is what I sent her. I don't think I'm wrong. And it hurt me to my heart. I haven't stopped crying yet. She meant everything to me but now I don't know. I'm NOT apologizing...
    anonymouss2014 anonymouss2014 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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