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I Get Attached Too Easily

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    It Happens

    When I Open my Heart to someone, I Automatically Become Attached. I make it my Duty to care, Sometimes being this way opens me up to get hurt. And Others it's the best Thing that could happen to me..
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    A Crying Shame

    I have always been that person that goes out of her way to help others. I try my hardest to please them even when it is something that I am not comfortable doing. I feel so guilty when I let them down or I don't give my all. Right now I am dealing with the fact that I got...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    I was left at a very young age by my mother

    and was never shown the proper kind of love growing up which caused me to develop abandonment issues over the years which causes me to cling to people unknowingly. I try so hard not to ever feel left again that I just push the people I want to be close to away. I feel myself...
    SadieMarie1996 SadieMarie1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    One More Try

    I don't connect with people often, and usually when I do it's online. But when I find someone I can really talk to and get to know, I fall fast and hard. This, of course sets me up for heartbreak. But I can't seem to stop. Maybe, it's because I'm starving for understanding and...
    Valdaine Valdaine 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I Wrote This Last Night.

    Tonight it's chilly. I'm laying in bed with all the lights shut off and all I could see is the light of the moon shinning somehow through the window. But I'm not here. I'm somewhere else tonight. I'm somewhere lost within the mess of my deep thoughts. And somewhere very deep...
    LookWithinMe LookWithinMe 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    So I like this guy and I was hanging out with

    him and my other friends and I guess one of them told him that I like him as more than a friend and I do. Everyone was just weird after... Nobody was talking to me or anything so I went to go sit on the bench and I laid there and this kid that I like came over to me and he was...
    dreamlessdreamerxx dreamlessdreamerxx 18-21, F Dec 4, 2013

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    I'm Not Into The Whole "friends Forever" Thing

    I don't make friends easy, and for some reason I can let go of them like nothing. I used to be all touchy feely, movies and the beach and bonfires. But then I got tired of it. Deep down, I'm very clingy. But I've reached a place emotionally where friends are just useless. All...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Ugh I do and I should really stop.

    It hurts when a friend has a gf or has a crush. It hurts when they don't text me back or when they want to stop talking. I don't know why I do this. I guess because I'm lonely these days, but I'm just 15....Holding my feelings back doesn't help at all. I just burst into tears...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lonely Soul

    I've always felt alone. In most social situations I tend to become somewhat of a wallflower. For these reasons when I do meet someone that I am able to form a close enough relationship with I start spending all my time with them. I call them every day, want to hang out everyday...
    anonymouss18 anonymouss18 18-21 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    TalesOfAKlondyke TalesOfAKlondyke 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I Get Attached Too Easily

    I AM A VERY LOVING AND TRUSTING PERSON, TOO BAD THE REST OF THE WORLD ISN’T. I ACTUALLY STILL BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE MEAN WHAT THEY SAY. I AM FINDING OUT MORE AND MORE, THAT PEOPLE LIE ABOUT EVERYTHING, EVEN THE SIMPLEST THINGS. MY PROBLEM IS I AM TIRED OF BEING ALONE AND...
    bunga87 bunga87 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    Sucker

    I'm likely to fall for any good looking guy who shows an interest in me. I'll be totally hooked until it all goes wrong, and then after a bit of moping around the whole process will repeat again. Does this happen to anyone else?
    WildLife2008 WildLife2008 70+, F 6 Responses May 28, 2008

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    This is the worst part of my personality.

    As soon as I realize I have gotten to attached, it's already too late. Then I somehow end up getting hurt on the end. If only I could start out immediately knowing not to allow this and back off, my heart would be less bruised. Oh well......
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I Do Get Attached Easily.

    I didn't really think about this before.. but I guess it's true. I do get pretty attached to people quickly. When someone is nice to me and stuff... then I just don't want them to leave me. Most people don't seem to care much about me so when somebody does I just really feel...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    All I Wanted Was To Be Loved

    i was abused as a pre-teen to about 18. it affected the way i related with men. i use to meet men and get attached straight away. i didnt realise that sex didnt equal love, and basically went with men who showed me affection even if it was quite sexual. ive been called names...
    LilyOfTahiti LilyOfTahiti 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    Smthin Wrong...

    Maybe there is smthin wrong with me because i don't forget as everybody else does. When i care about someone , i am goin to do it for a long,long time..
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    This is my biggest downfall.

    I get along with someone, we become friends then before I know it I have feelings for them. It's hard to not care for people. I'm a loving person.
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I'm Beginning To Hate It....

    I've noticed that I get attached to people very quickly. Not only in relationships but in friendships also. I miss people way to often and it makes me sad. I guess the worst part about it is that I feel this way about people and I know they don't feel the same towards me. Like...
    HypeZerauj HypeZerauj 18-21 4 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    The Unavoidable Connection

    It truly is a wonderful thing to bond with friends and people you're getting to know. But as of late I've been feeling an odd sensation around me whenever we converse or exchange gestures. Sometimes it ranges between a warmth or glow and I believe that to be a bonding agent of...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 45 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    Attached, obsessed, infatuated.

    Too easily I find myself growing attached to people. Only ever those who I feel a connection with, or have a lot of things in common with. Sometimes I wonder if it may be because I've not had any social interaction for a long, long time. I'm practically obsessed with finding a...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 21 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    Bad Idea, Or Good Idea In Disguise?

    I recently met someone on this website (EP) and it's a friendship no doubt about it. We started with messaging each other, and it continued into me giving her my number and we talk non-stop. Well non-stop as much as we can. The problem is though, I leave on Tuesday (the 20th of...
    wheelmon wheelmon 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    My Drugs..

    It's not that I'm worried or jealous... I'm just scared to lose you in any way. God forbid, but if it be to a human, or even an unfortunate accident.. The thought alone frightens the living **** out of me. I try to picture it and all I can see is myself laying on the floor...
    LoeBlow LoeBlow 18-21, F Oct 22, 2013

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    This is one of the worst problems I have.

    I think it's bc I'm adopted and I've never really felt love. My childhood sucked seriously. So now whenever I meet someone, usually a cute guy, I get attached. I'm pretty attractive so they start to like me which isn't good. Once I realize that they like me, all hell breaks...
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    And I Wonder Why I Always Get Hurt Hah

    I bring a lot of the hurt on myself. I get attached to ******** usually, thinking their "charm" is them really being into me and their bull **** means they're falling in love with me. Then they get what they wanted and I'm nothing to them, and they ignore me or just disappear...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    So she has to go out to bars

    and party for her frills... I'm done being subjective for her thrills. It's time to move on...
    ShadowedXHunted ShadowedXHunted 18-21, M Nov 29, 2013

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    I'm someone who finds themselves in isolation -

    I've become accustomed to it, and I don't know how to change it. Whenever I feel a connection to someone, someone who I can talk to regularly, I find myself attached. It's a horrible habit and each time I do it and get hurt, it seems like I break down a little more. You would...
    borderlinesymmetry borderlinesymmetry 13-15, F a week ago

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    Wild Weekend Can't Shake It Off

    i have always been easy to talk to.  Sometimes I think that I am too honest.  i and my husband went to st. louis to meet a friend,  We had a wild weekend with one of his buddies.  I got intimate with his friend and now i can't shake it.  It is not like me...
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    I get way to attached way to quickly.

    For example I'm currently talking to this guy Sam. We've been talking for about 2 weeks. We are going to prom on Saturday. I love talking to him, but when I'm not talking to him I get even more depressed than normal. I hate this. After only 2 weeks he has complete control over...
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Always End Up Getting Hurt

    I don't easily forget people that has meant something to me, good or bad. Even if I barely know this person, if he or she has made me smile, it takes a lot for me to forget him/her. Then there's people I would say that I know pretty good, people I have opened up to and shared my...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    Since I was little I've always had Extremely

    bad abandonment issues and attachment issues. Especially towards men, it might be because my father has never been around in my life but I hang on to men and look up to them easily even if there bad for me relationship wise or not.
    BrokenAngelx BrokenAngelx 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    With me I have plenty of people

    as friends, and it's a shallow relationship with most. These are the friends I wouldn't tell a secret to but still chat and hangout with. It's friendship but always at a distance. But once I get to know someone, even if it's just a little bit...and they get to know me, I get so...
    Ananananan12 Ananananan12 22-25 1 Response Apr 5

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    I Do

    And that is why I choose to not let people get close..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    One Of My Biggest Problems

    I get attached to people too easily and the end is always the same: me getting hurt. I ask myself why. And it's simple really. When it comes to the point where i love someone as a friend or maybe in love i will do anything to try and make this person happy but the reality is that...
    Shyone2 Shyone2 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    And i freaking hate attachments Because

    if you get attached and that person just freaking leaves You'll just feel so lost
    oliviaferina oliviaferina 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Missing

    I want so badly to explain this eloquently. I wish that I could make sense, tell my story with grace; I want it to speak and flow and go somewhere other than round and round in my head. But this story is too messy for that. I've known for a long time that I have a problem...
    loun4157 loun4157 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2012

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    Trust Issues

    I have pretty bad trust issues, but my 'getting attached to people' is worse. I dont like letting people into my life, but once they are in, its hard letting go. And once i tell them about my personal problems, its almost impossible to let go. I do almost anything to make them...
    karenlovsyou karenlovsyou 18-21, F Nov 12, 2013

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    But is that really a bad thing?

    He makes me feel like I'm crazy. Like I shouldn't be so dependent on him. But if he felt that way about me, it would make me so happy. He never felt that way. He never put me first. All those nights he was upset, I would cheer him up and tell him all kinds of nice things because...
    acidxxxfire acidxxxfire 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    A Small Piece Of My Mind

    It's funny how you can talk for ever, date for five months, then just split up for no reason. I will say it, I am violent, but I never would hit a girl. Sometimes though, there are times when you just have to say "Enough", but nobody ever really listens, do they? I believe in an...
    thewolfofwv thewolfofwv 16-17, M Apr 4, 2012

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    Rushed Attachement

    Getting attached to people seems uncontrollable.  This isn't necessarily a huge problem for me because I don't meet new people that often anyway. But just recently I started going to this new chatroom. Of course you're bound to meet the same people and learn about them...
    useranonymouus useranonymouus 22-25, M Feb 20, 2010

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    I gave my heart to someone I should not have.

    We were in some "fwb", it's in quotes because it's the closest thing to describe this weird non relationship, but it was not really a fwb. The point is he is moving very far away, and I've been use to talking to him everyday for about five years. He moved very close to me...
    monikers16 monikers16 22-25, F Dec 31, 2013

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    For as long as I can remember,

    I have always been the first person to fall in love. To make matters worse, I can never fall for someone practical. It is very discouraging to love someone with all your heart when you know you could never have them. It happens to me all the time. I wish there was a pill that...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F Feb 20

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    Attached To Same Gender But Not Lesbian

    hi so about a year ago i became emotionally attached to a member of staff at my school (headteacher) , she helped me out and when i talked to her she made me feel better and she understood what i was talking about..i had a lot of medical conditions at the time so my emotions...
    uniquemind uniquemind 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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    Beware..

    I hate the fact i get attached to easily because it means i end up getting hurt one way or another soon enough. I have two people in my life right now who love me dearly "well hope they do", one i keep as close as i possibly can because i guess his my comfort blanket as i been...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Oct 11, 2013

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    I really hate it. If you flirt there is the

    possibility I will like you ):
    AshlyP03 AshlyP03 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Attached To Same Gender Confused :S

    hi so about a year ago i became emotionally attached to a member of staff at my school (headteacher) , she helped me out and when i talked to her she made me feel better and she understood what i was talking about..i had a lot of medical conditions at the time so my emotions were...
    uniquemind uniquemind 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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    Love Starved

    I think the main reason why I get attached so easily is because I have a hard time genuinely connecting with people, so when I do, I feel a huge pull towards them. This is especially true about guys. Around most people I tend to doubt myself and clam up. When I meet someone who...
    lostinwunderland lostinwunderland 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    Ifeelkikeaghosht Ifeelkikeaghosht 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Too Much

    I just met this guy two weeks ago and I'm thinking about our ever-lasting future together. I'm a Scorpio and know that I'm "intense" but this is ridiculous!! But, I love everything about him - right now. His voice, body and demeanor are perfect -- so far..... I just want someone...
    shella23 shella23 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    Just when you think your the only one!

    Glad I'm not the first to have this damn attachment issue.
    ShadowedXHunted ShadowedXHunted 18-21, M Nov 27, 2013

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    I hate it. It's like I always need a guy by my

    side. Why can't I be alone and happy? What void am I trying to fill? Why do I refuse to give up on this relation-**** that I'm in? Why doesn't he fight for me like I want him too? There's so many questions my head starts to spin. Thing is, I refuse to let the devil win.
    ohwee12 ohwee12 18-21, F Dec 11, 2013

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    Stuck On A Guy

    When I start talking to guys and I click with them, that's when things start to go wrong. I get too attached and I get hurt because they reject me, saying they want "fun" or that I'm not their type.
    ShadowyCheshire ShadowyCheshire 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    madhav1 madhav1 22-25, M Dec 10, 2013

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    I am by nature a very open person,

    I tend not to hide anything from anyone but in the end get used or yanked advantage for this very reason. I treat people like they are family and get attached way to easily!
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Mar 18

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    and I feel so stupid because no one ever feels the same way. Every time I realize this with someone, or every time someone, I guess I would say, abandons me, it hurts. Every time...
    adorea adorea 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    My mum said this is one of my weakness; getting attached to people SO EASILY. That's why some people takes me for granted and hurts me.
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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