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I Never Let Anybody Too Close to Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    In a way yeah. But then again I keep bumping into my dad in my dreams. I am getting used to it really but lately the weird thing is I have solved all our problems and the bad days...
    KILLsonia KILLsonia 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Waiting and waiting but you never reply. Hoping and hoping but slowly i close my eyes. Smiling and smiling though it's slowly fading. Trying and trying though I'm already failing...
    angelloves angelloves 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I went through a lot of pain over her in April. Maybe the worst case of heartbreak ever. Classicly epic. We got back together of course. When I left her in June and went to North...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I don't even know how to explain this. I'm surrounded by so many people that I am close friends with but I can't somehow talk about what's really important and I act like a...
    aishaaas aishaaas 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    This has happened before and each time I trusted someone, and believed in them fully, thry completely let me down by stabbing me in the back. The most recent was here on EP as I...
    Gatormater Gatormater 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    I felt safe. So safe. Once again, I felt safe to share my thoughts & feelings, just as I am. No filter, no social structured politeness, just pure expression & need. And he...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    i dont know what is happening. i m avery shy person when it comes to talking about myself dont even have a single friend with whom i can share personal stuff. there is this guy...
    paigeologist paigeologist 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day 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...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F 1 day 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...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I used to be a very forgiving and trusting person. Too trusting, even. I used to fall in love hard, and get all these intense emotions for my significant other(s). That is, until...
    A7SH A7SH 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am extremely selective. Most people I've met though my life have know little about me. I have grown up in an environment that doesn't allow me space for me to take care of myself...
    LAlbertoG LAlbertoG 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am very selective and private when I let people in my circle of life. Ive been hurt and lied to so many times, Its more of a fear then selective.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am not close with my dad. I don't really ever speak to him unless something is needed. I don't know why. Although sometimes I figure out why. My dad doesn't know how to say sorry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been talking a lot lately about how I want someone to talk to who relates to me and what not, but I've realized that I don't really try to reach out. I think on some level I...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was never really close to my father. My parents got divorced when I was 4. He was a stay at home dad and didn't want to get a job, so my mom worked to jobs. He was an alcoholic...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is how I keep myself from doing things I said I'd never do I don't tell myself never to do anything, that way I never let myself down.
    Cumdumpster22 Cumdumpster22 51-55 4 days ago

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    Before my cousin died 4 years ago, we promised we would never let anything happen to each other. for some odd reason I have never forgave myself
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I wouldn't exactly say "afraid", more like hesitant. I moved to Florida almost 2 & a half years ago & I left behind 3 people that I was very close with. I have made some friends...
    loloisaninja loloisaninja 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It is true love and I'll never let it go. It's hard to live by loving someone who broke your heart and don't love you as much as you love him. But my heart says not to let it go...
    EleniHaru EleniHaru 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So, I'm difficult because I don't accept being walked all over? I don't think so. It is hard to get to know me I'm picky. I don't befriend just anybody anymore. This world has...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Jul 25

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    A few years ago - when I was 10 years old - I was raped by my stepfather. It was a terrifying experience for me to say the least and because of that I never let anyone get too...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    My mom was abusive and always trying to kill herself. Dad was a workaholic to avoid being around her. For as long as I can remember he has blamed my lack of friends on her. It's...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Why do I seem to put my heart into a woman who I love and care for so much in my life but I have never seen her only talked to her on the phone or through text messages and I feel...
    readytofeelwanted readytofeelwanted 41-45, M Jul 21

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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...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I met this guy online we talked for a month and have been together for almost 4 months now. he's amazing and pretty close to everything I've ever wanted. I'm 19 he's 26. **** was...
    countrysgirl countrysgirl 18-21, F Jul 21

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    If I truly love you then I'll never let you go no matter what. I'm quite a selfish person so even if you want to break up with me I wouldn't want to let you go however if you truly...
    dreaamer101 dreaamer101 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Sometimes I feel like people in general only want to date me because they like the idea of having a girlfriend rather than me myself..I'm kinda glad I've taken a break.
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    So this person was not even supposed to be in my life. I went for this tuition. The student was autistic and homeschooled. The timing didn't suit me and all that but I still...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am not selective at all. I flat out don't do it.
    UnlovingAlex UnlovingAlex 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Sometimes you just get "that feeling" about some people, and though they may not fall in love with you, you can still trust them.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I need to be able to trust someone first off and get to know them. I need to know that they have a kind heart despite what issues they have and won't hurt me. If you have those...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Dear you - I am always so proud of you. You have never let me down. When I speak of you to others, I introduce you as my best man, and best friend, and I hardly feel that does any...
    sambiggie sambiggie 36-40, M Jul 16

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    In my entire 28 year life i've met exactly 1 person that i could consider a true friend. someone trustworthy that i could rely on, someone i could share with perhaps not...
    veteran87 veteran87 26-30, M