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I Never Let Anybody Too Close to Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    Well, I Used to Not Let Anybody Close to Me...

    but I'm learning to open up to people. But only to very, very, very few people. It can get very lonely sometimes though.
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Somethings Never Change

    I talk - on a very superficial level, to many people.  I talk for a living - it's not a problem making small talk, making people feel good.  I don't let anyone in on the interpersonal level though -- I avoid this like the plague. It hurts WAY...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2008

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    Just Because

    In my lifetime, I have had too many individuals that I allowed past the inner walls that I built to protect me from those that only want to use what they can, without reguard to my feelings.  I have finally built them strong enough that even my own weaknesses can not break...
    beentherendonethat beentherendonethat 56-60, M 1 Response May 9, 2009

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    My Mask Refuses to Crumble

    Being numb and distant is an easy way to avoid getting hurt. However, it's also an easy way to never really connect with anyone. I've opened up to people before and they've crushed me. So it makes it really hard to open up to anyone. EP is a different story, everyone (well mostly...
    XxSperanzaXx XxSperanzaXx 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    False

    They're all fake, wearing masks. Hypocrites who have no real interest. They say things like "you can tell me anything", "cheer up", "it will get better". They make false promises just to shut you up. No one truly gives a crap what happens to anyone else. They all want help fixing...
    L96Arctic L96Arctic 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Rogue

    I never let anybody close to me. Not to spare me, but to spare them. So they don't get hurt. I allow myself to love others unfortunately, because I don't  have much of a choice on that. But as soon as their is a whiff of them getting too close, I remove myself. I know...
    RogueAlphaFemale RogueAlphaFemale 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Afraid!

     I'm afraid of letting someone close to me and getting hurt...Either physical and emotionally. Mostly because i'm like an open book and get easily hurt.....
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    I Don't Know Which To Choose

    I want nothing more in this entire world than to just be one with someone. And because of this, I would jump at every oppurtunity I could, fall 500 feet, and break my heart. So I have to protect myself from being stupid enough to get too close to someone, because it would break...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    just a little...

    ....just only so much then no more. too fearful of what they may think, i hide again. and it's a terrible thing to want to step closer, yet have to give in to my fears and pull back, away and be left with just my loneliness as company. again again. never knowing how to lay it...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    I am very particular about the type of people I let into my heart and mind.??
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It's just how it is when you have been burned so many times you lose trust in people.
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    So. I don't really know where to start. And I'm not gonna spill a whole bunch of feelings here. I just need someone to talk to, I'm really confused and upset and just really not...
    cassassy101 cassassy101 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    At the end of the day, the only one who you can turn to anytime is God. People will let you down. The world will make you doubt. Nothing is definite so you can't trust. Power will...
    ForMyLegMan ForMyLegMan 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Before anything, here's a little background about me. I'm an Asian. Born and raised here. my parents are divorced, and I've been living with my mom and my younger brother for...
    bridget08 bridget08 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't like being this way and I'm doing all I can to try letting genuine love in. I want it so badly even though I am very independent and feel whole as an individual. I'm just...
    friendlysomeone friendlysomeone 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Can we not just agree that this terrible crime if not the worst crime in human history happened? There's an abundance of evidence which makes it undeniable but more importantly, we...
    joesbg joesbg 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is for a college essay lol, it's probably not a good one to send in, but I liked it. Please give me your opinion My Mother gave birth with one person in her hospital room...
    Lilique Lilique 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I found a letter that I wrote to my deceased SIL . Once upon a time we were close .....she had health issues ...long story ....anyway ...here is the letter I wrote her ...I have no...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't even have friends to be close with.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Last december, I made two friends. It was a short, yet intense friendship. I had been a long while without really connecting with new people. I usually keep to myself, except with...
    clementinechasseur clementinechasseur 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    People might think that I have too much pride or I consider myself superior. But that's not how it is. I just want to surround myself with good hearted, moral, loyal and smart...
    babysaurus babysaurus 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm very selective about the people i interact with. so if we're friends you'll know it's genuine.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i can't help but keep certain people at a distance cause im afraid of being hurt all over again.
    imyourbunny imyourbunny 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Keep me dizzy, spinning circles around my head Believe me that it's worth the rush, Til we collide, with heavy hearts and open minds I'm all by myself, don't leave me hanging...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    In time their "truth" comes out....sometimes if we just sit back and wait...dont jump, we know who we can mix and mongle with and who we cant. Just sit and observe before jumping...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I'm the type of person that can be very blunt with others, no matter what their situation may be. I was never too social as a child, and the friends I did end up with never really...
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Everyone has reasons for being like this but I feel I don't. But I rather be prepared for the worst than opening up and getting hurt.
    tiki18 tiki18 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    We shouldn’t be together. Culturally, we are so diverse. Age, we are a decade apart. Location, across the world from one another. Relationship, too complicated to explain. But...
    MyHeart4You MyHeart4You 46-50, F a week ago

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    I'm sixteen and fell in love with a 20 year old. An they expect me to drop him...?
    captainbabybish captainbabybish 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I swore up and down as a young adult that I would never let my children watch Barney or play too many video games.....well little did I know how much Video games would play into my...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Its true. I found out how much I'm not welcome right after my parents died. I got married and moved. I don't recall turning my back on anybody. but as of recent, I decided its time...
    Isodonotcare Isodonotcare 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    yah....u would think I got over it??? but, I guess I still struggle with intimacy....
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 18

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    If someone I met on the internet wants to meet me, I often insult him and then block him everywhere... sorry.. haha Idk what to do about it!
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F Aug 18

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    To you; To the girl he cheated with, I've never met you. But I know how you look like. I know how you sound like. I know the private exchanges you've written to him. I know you...
    ComplicatedWounded ComplicatedWounded 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I have been let down By my closest friend Do i dare telling him? Do i dare making him sad? No i dont ... I am his friend I would never let him know Know how sad i feel How...
    rb47 rb47 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    This person is kind to everyone, beautiful, and hardworking. I've known her only through work for half a year, but I've slowly grown to admire her more, day by day. She treats...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    last year made 5 years since I've been with my first true love. there was alot of ups and Downs as in other relationship but then I couldn't tolerate it anymore.... he'd cheat and...
    taneccia taneccia 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I prefer not to let people in because most can't handle nor can they comprehend the depths of my mind. ****, even I have trouble sometimes sorting out my own thoughts and feelings...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'm 15 and I have never been kissed and I've never had a boyfriend. The closest thing I had to a boyfriend just stopped talking to me after we both confessed that we liked each...
    Thegirlwhonevertalks Thegirlwhonevertalks 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    As you lie back your muscles tighten. You put him off for a while searching for an excuse, but he refuses to be swayed as he approaches you. He asks if you're afraid and you shake...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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