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I Feel Vulnerable At Times

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    I long for a touch that could turn my bleeding

    wound into a fountain of wine..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M Feb 20

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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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    My heart is restless My spirit is troubled I am

    afraid I ask for peace that I may be able to put my difficulties into perspective and come to terms with my doubts. With peace in my heart I will be able to carry my cross bear my afflictions and accept without complaint the heavy burden the pain and the suffering I ask for...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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. Perhaps lurking around waiting to pounce. Always with a secret agenda that won't be for my good. Trying to spy out my weaknesses...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    I feel people judge me

    for who I am and how I act. These people are completely unaware of the actions and maybe I'm just sensitive.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 10

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 1 Response Jan 26, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have a lot of people asking me about my past and what made me, well me. I have opened up recently about this. And I feel that it will be the first and last. 1. When I tell...
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    I don't even know where to start with this post to be totally honest! I guess i just feel like i don't have an interest in anything anymore & that i don't want to. I think whats...
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    Backstory; these two 14 year olds have always hated me. Calling me words that start with 's' that I can't say on here, and telling me to kill myself all the time. All cause I stuck...
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    There's been something on my mind for awhile... Ok, more then awhile, it happened last summer. But before I get into anything else I just want to say that this is probably going to...
    xxJaydaxx xxJaydaxx 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I used to have a lot of dreams and goals now I don't anymore I think it's because of the failures I've experienced and now i feel helpless. i don't know how I can feel motivated...
    olahjagger olahjagger 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    "Bittersweet" Every now and then I still get a flashback Of the time I spent Thinking you could be that one Should I have just kept your love? As I understand, We did have some...
    LanaKane LanaKane 70+, F 2 days ago

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    I feel bad for what happened to me throughout my life. I am embarrassed of my life and I feel ashamed of myself. It's hard to explain but here goes, I THINK I'm finally through...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love my lone times because I get to do all the things I want. I don't ever get tired of it... It's so nice. I really like how my life is going right now. Feels like nothing is...
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    I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). I...
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    Hi, tomorrow is my pre medical entrance aipmt. I have failed this exam 5 times before and again I will be failing tomorrow coz i have not studied well through out the year. I...
    Nhs12 Nhs12 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Because we live in a messed up society where men are not allowed to feel vulnerable, we are supposed to "man up". Men have feelings too, yeah maybe we are supposed to be the brave...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M