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I Never Let Anybody Too Close to Me

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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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, 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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    Online at least I can be a bit chatty, but even online I don't let people close easily. I'm trying to keep previous damage in the past, but I'm still quite cautious. Hopefully in...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Every time I let someone get close to me which rarely happens they always end up disappointing me. Now I'm done letting people get close to me. I'm going to push everyone out now...
    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I dont let many get close to me... Not because im snobbish or antisocial... Im just very guarded... Ive been hurt much in my life and i put up walls to protect that from happening...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Online I have learned that is easier to let me come into my life. Maybe it's because I can lay all my cards on the table and you can take me or leave me. I think in person I worry...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 3

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    One day I want someone to tell me that... "Even though things may get difficult, I'll never let you go."
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Nothing solidifies a new friendship at the ripe ol age of 24 quite like a sleepover. Today I came home from a weekend trip with a girlfriend, her boyfriend and her 7yr old son...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F Aug 11

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    I've been through a lot. The worst is over but because of my past I don't completely trust anybody.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 3

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    Can you blame me? Father walked out on us when I was 3, I was molested by a relative at 8, bullied from elementary school up until HS. String of intensely close friendships where...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    When you have social anxiety and Tourette's, you are used to being labeled as a weirdo. I'm not the type that show my emotions. For instance I hardly cry. So if you hurt my...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Hi guys in need of some advice about my boyfriend and the relationship he has with his sister. Myself and my boyfriend have been together for just under 3 months, although have...
    angrykid123 angrykid123 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Yup, with a fine toothed comb. I realize all people want to do is hurt me. Story of my life. Everyone but my mom. I'll give her, her props! I guess that's why I stick to reading...
    GarnetRoses GarnetRoses 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have trust issues because of my past and therefore I am very cautious who I let close to me.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Finding the right people to be your friends is a task in itself and once you find them another task is to see if they are they are good enough to be really close to your heart...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had one best friend cut contact with me for his g/f, now wife. Another went into a business deal with me and within a week of business start-up decided to cut and run and leave...
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    people just aren't there for you like they say they'll be. so I kinda just closed myself off from people these past 2 or 3 years.
    SailorGoon SailorGoon 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I am now since I scared this girl.
    narutobuddy narutobuddy 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I haven't built just a wall around me; I've constructed a bomb shelter inside a nuclear bunker set into the side of a mountain.
    PurplePowerRanger PurplePowerRanger 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    Physically or emotionally. First, im a man so I try to not even admit that I have feelings. Most of my life experiences until I was about 18 were terrible. I was physically and...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 7

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    My heart Is a many faceted substance. While it slumbers, dark watchmen hold vigil. Their shields are stout, their manner fiercely protective.It becomes pliant and awakens...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Why so serious? Some people may think I am snob and serious person. Sometimes I am, sometimes I am just shy or tired. I might accelerate to extreme seriousness if needed. It's a...
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Im happy to be with people with sense of humor or those that agrees with me. Unfortunately not all are like that.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    i do have problems but i dont usually tell anyone aha. to embarassing
    newaccountquinnmac12 newaccountquinnmac12 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Isn't it true that in friendship or in any other relationship ,it takes two to make it into a strong bond where one is always there for the other?
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Why?? I don't get it, I've been in and out of relationships since being young and leaving someone has never really effected me. I have the ability to be able to shut anyone out of...
    fatty44 fatty44 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    It's so hard to let people get close to me because I've been hurt by someone that was suppose to never hurt me & they did. & I don't know how to let people in. & I get told I'm...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    It is a a striving a yearning a desire not to let you down Will there be times I fail. Yes I am human It won't be because I purposefully chose to. I want to know when I do I...
    thebigtexrock thebigtexrock 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    A while back I posted an experience about me being terribly unhappy with the man i had been with for almost 8 years. I just wanted to give an update on that experience. Two months...
    ShaiLayne ShaiLayne 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm quiet and don't say much unless it's important and worthwhile. I despise speaking just to supplement an unnecessary conversation. I sit back and observe all the people in my...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I no longer harbor any hopes of us getting back together. I still care about him, though, as a friend. After all, we had six years of wonderful friendship. And having thought...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Because I'm not better than anyone else here, in any way. I need help just as much as anybody else. Therefore I can listen, I can give advice, I can bring a lot of support and...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I'm trying hard to let go of a man I'm obsessed with. I wanted him after we first met, we had a short so-called relationship which wasn't satisfying because he never opened his...
    dragonkin9 dragonkin9 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    So I'm 20 years old.. Almost 21 actually, and I have never had any romantic experience of any kind. I can't think of anybody I know who has never been in a relationship, or who...
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    So I'm 20 years old.. Almost 21 actually, and I have never had any romantic experience of any kind. I can't think of anybody I know who has never been in a relationship, or who...
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    I know I've held so many memories with emotions, and people that are dear to me in my heart. I loved someone dearly and in return I have fet loved before. It's really hard to let...
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    They say that in our teenage years we become more sensitive towards what we are told, what is said about us and how we perceive what others think. We become aware that are actions...
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    I liked this guy at my school for a long time. One of my closest friends who were close friends with him told him I liked him. My friend after I had asked him said, "Why don't you...
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