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I Feel Vulnerable At Times

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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...
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    I feel lost in sense that I can not seem to get anything right the first time and I give up so easy. I have been with my husband for 4 years married for about 2 now and just feel...
    Lonelyandyoung Lonelyandyoung 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feel it's over anyway or that there's nothing worthwhile. I've made a mess of things. And just when I think things are going well something else goes wrong. Why bother? Life has...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    my favorite song of 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...
    Chabelle Chabelle 22-25, F Apr 6

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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 Response a week ago

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    So I told him. I didn't mean to tell him but I started pushing him away a lil too much and he got upset. I told him that he didn't want to know. But he did. I couldn't even get it...
    WhitePetalDaisy WhitePetalDaisy 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not one to judge and I think I have enough life experience that I can understand and relate to most things. I can also appreciate the feeling one gets when one can express...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I can't shake the feeling if being judged, any time I am interacting with others I always feel a little vulnerable to judgement.
    Carls77 Carls77 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 Apr 10

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    I love him. All of him. Right down to every single one of his so called "flaws." Sometimes, I think his imperfections might even make me love him MORE. He's a strong man, a VERY...
    BelleGold BelleGold 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days 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 Apr 9

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    I feel alot better today i think i just needed to vent how i feel never really get chance to i feel a little less hopeless and useless today
    alex25589 alex25589 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know but I got this ******* problem with my heart or I don't know what but I feel heavy and fast heart beat, it feels like my heart is going to come out of my chest and it...
    sohaibilyas sohaibilyas 18-21 49 mins 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...
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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...
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    "I love you"... Three words that can mean a lot to someone. Whenever I hear someone from my family say that to me, I feel at ease because I know that I'm always accepted by my...
    lonelyteen96 lonelyteen96 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I have been in relationship for 10 years since my 19. I know I have a huge problem with communication but I have always did everything for my bf and our relationship more than for...
    zubel zubel 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Freshly shaved legs, nice lotion and moisturiser applied and then you slip those gorgeous nylons up one leg at time. An amazing feeling and such a buzz :) That is just the...
    LucyTG LucyTG 26-30, T 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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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 Apr 13

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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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