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I Feel Vulnerable At Times

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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...
    yisi yisi 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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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...
    dignus101 dignus101 26-30, F Aug 7, 2008

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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...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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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...
    yisi yisi 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2008

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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...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 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...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Feb 27, 2013

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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...
    wonderlust wonderlust 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 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...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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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...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M Jan 9, 2013

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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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    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...
    fabio1 fabio1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2010

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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...
    SunkinLies SunkinLies 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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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...
    victimOfate victimOfate 31-35, M Aug 28, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    princessjj05 princessjj05 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10, 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...
    lovelypaul69 lovelypaul69 36-40, M Sep 13, 2011

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2008

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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...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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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...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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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...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Aug 7, 2008

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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...
    HereticSafiya HereticSafiya 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    I feel like I've spoken about this in a previous story, but then again maybe I haven't. Most of the times I'm a carefree happy person. I try to laugh or make others laugh by making...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This site made me open up to who I really am... Normally, I do not cry in front of people because crying is a weakness.. Talking about my sexual orientation is a NO NO because of...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    It is with a very heavy heart. That I say; one of the people that saved me when I had my heart attack. Lost his battle today and could not be saved. RIP Brian, my boss, my friend...
    luckynewstart luckynewstart 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    my favorite songof all the times is .... "let her go" by passenger .. whenever I'm thousands feet high, I think about what I leave behind, and what I´m expecting. it's just at...
    Chabelle Chabelle 22-25, F Apr 6

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    35 years ago, I fell in love for the first time. I had no idea he wouldn't love me back. He was, for after all the least popular of the many boys who crushed on me at that time. He...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F Mar 31

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    It's more like they aren't even there. I am bad at trying to making people feel better when they are down. I often don't laugh at jokes because I didn't know they were funny. I...
    Hersheychic Hersheychic 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    7 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough “We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene Sometimes I am really...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 3

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    i just want someone to listen to me and give me advice. i just broke up with my boyfriend ( 1 year & 5 months) and also a week before my birthday how nice right? i feel like im...
    kymx kymx 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I feel out of place at times. I've left various groups of friends. I've cut my bonds before. I even lost all my emotions at a time and broke out of a relationship I had. I...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Its hard for me to be serious when it comes to verbally saying i care and love the people i really love because we just show it and all though we fight a lot we know we have each...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was so much in love with him..I took good care of him and make sure that he feels happy...but when i discovered that he was cheating on me..I broke up with him ..then he came...
    musungu musungu 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I KNOW a part of me is missing, and I'll tell you why. Here's to anyone who has ever dealt with loss of a family member or loved one through death. I know 3 out of 5 people will...
    Jockey0321 Jockey0321 22-25, F a week ago

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    In the modern times, we live in the full pressure society. How to make the life more exciting have become the most important topics all over the world. We can go for traveling...
    mbtshoes2011 mbtshoes2011 22-25, F Mar 30

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Tired and hurt today...so I wrote: I almost saw a glimmer of sunshine, then...now grey skies...again, how pathetic. I can't settle into one emotion from the grey pallet that has...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Mar 24

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    (My daughter is a 20 year old college student living at home, her boyfriend is 22 or 23 living with his parents.) I don't know what it is about this guy, he is nice and even seems...
    sillyme89 sillyme89 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I am his wife but yet I feel like I'm the other woman. It's about to be two months since I gave the hubby an ultimatum his family or this other woman. As I suspected he choose her...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'm wedged between normality and ruin. My parents don't hate me. I've never been abused. So far there hasn't been any soul crushing disasters in my life. But the loneliness! I need...
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Okay so this happens a lot of times , I have weird feeling that something bad is going to Happen And it does . It's not all bad all the times but mostly , what is my body telling...
    Rydude Rydude 16-17, M Mar 23

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    It hurts that I lost one of my best friends three weeks ago. It hurts that he can't face me, refuses to be friends years from now and threw away our friendship like it never...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F Mar 24

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    When ever I'm sad,mad,happy,excited I sing. I express myself through music lots of times. When I'm sad I try to sing and it makes me feel better. When I'm happy and hyper I'm...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Last night after I ate dinner I got a really bad stomach ache and I went to the bathroom like 4 times and I was afraid I had the flu, but last time I had it I threw up in the...
    elizabethbryar elizabethbryar 13-15, F a week ago

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    Standing on my balcony this morning,I started getting cold,so I slipped on my poncho.I can feel winter approaching.I remembered my friend Hein who lived in the city.I stayed at the...
    africanude africanude 51-55, M a week ago

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    I don't have Christians or any other religion. I just feel bad that they are uninformed about religion and only care about the world
    Saltysalsa Saltysalsa 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am currently living with my mom and I hate it. I know hat living with your parents again sucks once you have moved out but this is really bad. I lived with my dad before I moved...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 5 hrs ago