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I Never Let Anybody Too Close to Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    hi everyone I'm Jasmine I'm 18 years old, and I get too attached to people who I find a connection with, I've always been this way since I was young and I couldn't understand it...
    jnyell jnyell 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have pushed a lot of potential friends away. My reason is because of lack of trust. I have a hard time letting people get too close to me. Betrayal is a big thing, and it hurts...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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    When it comes to guys I always let them go. Every time I like a guy and I think they like me (which is obvious in some ways on how they act) I start talking to them more and more...
    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F Feb 25

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    i have some close friends , but there is something missing in those frienship! and they are not as close as they could be , i often tend to fear telling people about my fears and...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    It is extremely difficult for me to open up to someone, and is quite rare that I ever really do. I am usually a very naturally trusting person, perhaps a bit naive, always giving...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 14 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    it took me two years to find someone I'd let get close and the day before valentine's, she completely disappeared and now I don't know what to do. I want to chase after her but I...
    Joeyschnepel Joeyschnepel 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I'm sure it common knowledge that people who are closest to you always hurt you the most. It's happened multiple times to me. It makes it hard for me to let my current girlfriend...
    dev10251 dev10251 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I met a girl a couple months ago and instantly I was crushing on her. She didn't have many friends and I wanted to make her feel comfortable around my friends and myself so that...
    RHpendragon RHpendragon 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    so i tend to push people away. my wall is built way too high andvway too long.
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    They always leave on ignore me in the end. As if they never knew me in the beginning. Sometimes they'll just shrug me off and smile and laugh with other people. Minding ignored...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    not gonna right a lot on this one, but yes I have a bf but no I don't feel anything for him. I am a bad person. I cheat and use him cos I'm selfish. and I don't open up to him or...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 17 Responses 3 days ago

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    Liar liar, pants on fire. I feel so naive to allow him to get close so quick. I almost give him props for getting me to trust him over my intuition. I feel foolish but lesson...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Different people awaken different beasts in you.. These beasts destroyed different walls of yours.. But beasts know no boundaries.. The destruction didn't stop at the walls.. The...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 6 Responses Feb 12

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    After my husband passed and everyone went away, only the true friends were left. I'm pretty content with the group of friends I have and am shy to bring new people close.
    mommyraquel mommyraquel 31-35 1 Response Feb 25

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    So a few weeks ago I met this great guy that I really really like, there's just one problem: I keep waiting for him to hurt me. I know it's not fair to him but I just feel this way...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    well I say this because I feel the heavy responsibility of having to be there when I don't want to be and I don't like hurting people at all so I try not to get close to people
    lisathatsthere lisathatsthere 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've only ever let three people in on the real me. no one else knows how I think or my opinions. As of late, the first one moved away. the second one dumped me for a good friend...
    Joeyschnepel Joeyschnepel 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Don't let yourself with the people who adjust because you are gonna suffocate despite of everything.
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometime u feel very worthless because u find yourself in this situation...human life has more value than what we worship. An instance is money or gold. All these are vanity but...
    hetty96 hetty96 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I have had such negative experiences dating men as a transexual woman I find it very hard to trust men, especially transexual admirers, they have been the most insincere people I...
    Lot1978 Lot1978 26-30, T 1 Response a week ago

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    ...for fear I will lose them. Over the years, I've lost 2 of my dearest friends, as well as my parents, to illness. I've lost marriages due to my spouses' infidelities, addictions...
    CarrieSue CarrieSue 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wonder if 'getting it' has to do with a common thread of understanding between two individuals? Sometimes people share the same woes which creates a natural bond. While other...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    kristiniacc11 kristiniacc11 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I enjoy my personal space and knowing no one know what I know, at least not from my perspective
    Youcanthandlemyusername Youcanthandlemyusername 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I always think that I'm going to end up being disappointed or hurt so I push ppl away .
    BrutalRose BrutalRose 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Iv been dealing with this pregnancy all alone since you made the decision to leave me and blame it all on me. Calling me up to break it off with me, not even giving me the respect...
    MissiTeej MissiTeej 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Your Happy Word is "Laughter" You are happy because you are able to laugh at life. You believe that everything has a lighter side. You try to take a broad perspective and keep...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    YOUR RESULTS If you were a shoe, you'd be: A boot Ever notice how your friends always come to you in a crisis? That's because you're the most dependable and with-it person they...
    BorderBetweenWorlds BorderBetweenWorlds 16-17 Feb 22

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    I let my walls down and I got hurt. I loved someone that didn't love me. He was my everything and he wasn't willing to fight to keep me. I was nothing to him. I'm never letting my...
    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    31....almost 32 .. and ive never had a valentine ...closest I got was in high school but he broke up with me on valentines day!
    bubblebobble83 bubblebobble83 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    My thought process after getting radio silence from a guy I met on a traveling/dating site, after our weekend in Berlin. After everything went well, just me wondering what the...
    Alreadyhistory Alreadyhistory 22-25, F Feb 7

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    A part of me is determined not to forget even though it only brings me pain! I feel responsible for remembering and carrying the pain with me into every facet of my life.The most...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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