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I Get Attached Too Easily

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    First thing you should know about me: I hate

    myself. EVERYTHING about myself. This led to me cutting and drinking. I haven't cut in about a year and I haven't drank in a month. I want to get better... But I digress. Every girlfriend I have had has eventually learned that they could just walk all over me, because I would do...
    NicktheWise NicktheWise 22-25, M 3 Responses May 11, 2014

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    How can you detach yourself from someone your

    really like without completely losing them?
    xyzgiro xyzgiro 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    When I care I truly care,

    and when I love I love hard. Truth be told I'm a pretty emotional person and often driven by my emotions. I can't help it. I'm scared to become close with people whether it be guy or girl because I'm often left hurt in the end. Whether it's the loss of a friend or hurt because I...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F Sep 11, 2014

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    It's hard to make friends online.

    I get too attached to something that I think is real, but in reality it's just another dead conversation and a person passing. I think I scare people away. I can never open up fully because of this. I trust too easily and hurt myself in the end. Actually I think this applies...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M Sep 5, 2014

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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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    I really hate it. If you flirt there is the

    possibility I will like you ):
    AshlyP03 AshlyP03 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    This may and probably will sound messed up,

    so here it goes. I get attached easily and I can easily detach myself. It may not even have anything to do with the person but it's like protection for myself. I don't want to end up completely messed up in the end so I figure I'll beat you to it.
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F Oct 12, 2014

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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 5 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    The main reason why I'm scared to meet new

    people is cause I get attached so easily. My hopes go up so quickly. And I develop feelings for them within minutes. And then if things don't work, I just end up disappointed, and with my stupid feelings. I don't know why I do that. I guess I just have so much to give and I...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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    I hate the fact that I get attached to people

    so easily. I don't why I do it, but so many people in my life have let me down. It just makes it harder when they leave..
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F 1 Response May 25, 2014

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    I get attached really quickly!

    I always get hurt when i get too attached... Thats with anyone friends etc and I find out that the person doesnt feel/think the same as me not on the same wavelength so I get disappointed and put in way too much energy and effort into it when i didnt need too!There has been...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F Sep 8, 2014

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    To me, the problem with developing feelings

    for someone you haven't met is a problem. Because when you talk to them everything probably seems great, you're growing closer and closer, and maybe even feel you're in love. In some cases that's possible but in most cases it's just just a phase. Something that'll come and go...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F Oct 3, 2014

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    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    and often we hold ourselves guilty

    for mistakes we never committed.
    urnesha urnesha 18-21, F Mar 1

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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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    I need a plan to stop being

    so easily attached to people. I get attached, I always get hurt. Any ideas on how to stop?
    realpeoplehavescars realpeoplehavescars 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    Within the first week maybe 2 of talking I

    became attached now 2 months into the friendship and I'm worried things are going to fall apart and she's going to disappear
    originalmonstermouse originalmonstermouse 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    I swear I could talk to a guy

    for a week or a month and say I love him, but then when I hangout with a guy who treats me right I move on right away. And I'm very jealous cause I get hooked to someone like right away, how can I be less clingy ?!
    Sierrv Sierrv 18-21, F Oct 24, 2014

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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 66-70, F 6 Responses May 28, 2008

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    I'm not gonna write this about a person

    but a building. odd I know but hear me out. my mom had a building that she turned into a skating rink and I loved that place. I practically grew up in it and I have so many good and bad memories in there I've become attached to it. We ended up having to close the rink and it...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 18-21, F Jun 27, 2014

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    "It's true, I'm no good at a one night stand".

    (Sam Smith) What he said! During a one night stand or a casual hook-up, I feel just fine. I feel free, I don't feel attached to the girl and I feel like when all is said and done, I'll be able to carry on with life just fine. But that's not the case. I'll make her breakfast...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    I easily get attached to people .

    I get frustrated if we don't talk or spend time together. Sometimes I have to take a step back and realize that the other person has a life too. I just get so used to having that person in my life
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F Nov 2, 2014

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    Feel better after reading experience of people

    in this group ..glad I am not alone :)
    travellerzion travellerzion 36-40, M Jun 23, 2014

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    I am an emotionally attached person

    and I absolutely hate it. Getting hurt over and over isn't what I have in mind as the perfect thing. I get really attached and it gets worse as I meet new people. I don't like being so attached I seem desperate, because I'm not. I just need to stop being so emotionally...
    realpeoplehavescars realpeoplehavescars 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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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 42 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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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, 2014

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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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    All the time it's too the point I've put up

    walls to keep people out, because once they get in I'm not gonna want to let them go .
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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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 18 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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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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    I've never had a boyfriend,

    but the way I cry after a guy that I've known for one day rejects me would make you think we've been dating for years.
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Well I started talking to this guy named will.

    Everything was going great and we would text and talk on the phone all day. We had a connection and decided to Go on a date. Everything was going great or so I thought. He was sweet and we laughed a lot. We went back to my place and stuff happened. Now he has left on vacation to...
    kmart52492 kmart52492 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    It's horrible...those special people

    who I come across in life that I simply "click" with, when/if they leave its such a struggle to deal with it...ugh! Someday I will learn
    FreckledRed FreckledRed 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I have a friend that I'm kinda too attached to,

    but she's not attached to me, it's kinda a one side thing, this person can make my day or ruin it, but now she got close to someone else and I feel like I need to detach myself from her, but at the same time I don't want to lose her, what can I do?
    xyzgiro xyzgiro 16-17, F Nov 4, 2014

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    He's attached. I have to repeat

    that to myself because there is no way in all of heaven, hell and earth. He is attached. He is attached. Why can't I just get over him? It's not like it's that hard I've done it time and time again. There is nobody else for me to like though, and liking somebody takes away from...
    ewiiig ewiiig 18-21, M Aug 8, 2014

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    uinmyheart uinmyheart 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Have you ever just liked someone

    so much? I really thought he liked me back. We would text all the time and as I was getting more and more attached to this person he tells me he likes another girl. When he told me that all I felt was numb. Has anyone else ever had this kind of experience? Tell me about it.
    xbbytayx xbbytayx 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    It's funny how someone can be

    such an integral part of your life, like you laught at the same jokes and have the ambitions and share your toys and dreams and everything but your heartbeats, and then one day - nothing. You share nothing. It's like none of it ever happened..
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I really do and I don't like how I get feeling

    that I have a chance with that person. I wish I don't have this problem unless it's a family member or a close friend. :/
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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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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    And I know it so I keep people at a distance

    because I am just too afraid of being hurt so badly again. I know that it will make it hard for people to get to know me but I find it hard to trust. I will just be wondeing when they might decide to walk out of my life and keeping my guard up is truly the only way to prevent...
    Dovesery Dovesery 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    That's why I don't let many people get close to

    me. People just leave without saying goodbye. People leave without caring about you. They leave when you are starting to feel something for them. You start liking them. You start falling in love with them. You start loving them. And you end up missing them. And you end up...
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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