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I Never Let Anybody Too Close to Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 86 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Been hurt emotionally so much by everyone, even loved ones that now I'm too scared to let anyone get close to me anymore. I can't help by keep everyone at arm's length, I feel...
    EightEggyEggs EightEggyEggs 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Every time I let someone get too close to me...I end up getting hurt. They usually don't stick around to help pick up the pieces...they've moved on. I try and be friendly but I'm...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Every time I let people get close, I end up getting hurt emotionally or physically for it. I'm done letting people get that close. I'm not going to let my guard down again.
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I will always keep a conversation geared on you. When you ask me questions about myself I will answer discretely and reverse it. Ill let you get to know me under the condition that...
    Rihe Rihe 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    People who mean the world to you, just have to leave from your life. You watch your closest friends leave at a distance. One by one. They walk down to another path by themselves...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    keliscc11 keliscc11 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I've been lied to and I've been hurt a lot throughout my life. I worry that I will never be able to trust people again. I'm afraid to bring new people into my life, I'm afraid to...
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Follow up from earlier today; Lunch was wonderful with my foster mom. it wasn't awkward though, I did cry when she drove away. But I didn't let her see. As angry as I still may be...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have this really huge problem with loosing interest in guys! I starts with me getting intrerested in at guy. Maybe after a week of talking and keeping eye contact in School, he...
    Methoma Methoma 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    So there is this guy I like, we have started dating. I think he likes me too, but i always think what he's getting out of it. Im afraid that I will start to like him to much. The...
    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Trying to be, anyway. A lot of people want to get close to me on the basis of being able to rely on me for anything and everything, at any given time, and it doesn't work.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Jan 4

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    I recently got out of an abusive relationship and I have trust issues to begin with. Unfortunately, the relationship made them worse. I'm not interested in a relationship and it...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    when I let people in it feels like I'm just going to be another disappointment to them and I usually am 99.9% of the time
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Everyone leaves eventually, nothing last forever. I tend to push away people that could actually end up being really good friends for me because I get scared. I don't like being...
    moshinocherryxx moshinocherryxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    mostly because i am not honest with myself and have secrets plus I've been used before and that kinda ****** me up, even though I do wish to let people into my life .
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend told me today that he wants to live in my city...halfway across the globe from where he lives. It made me so happy, as it was what I was hoping for because it means...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to hug that person n just cry..keep crying.. I know if I do, he will cry too..so I'll keep this thought, a thought...:'(
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F Jan 14

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    Since I was a kid, I always had this fear that I will be attached to someone so much and when they hurt me or break my trust, I won't ever get over it. I used to push the ones I...
    Bahar123 Bahar123 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am very selective when it comes to this, yet I am here. It's a paradox.
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My first foster mom that I lived with for 16 years gave me up 3 years ago 2 weeks before Christmas leaving me homeless. We didn't separate on good terms but over the last few years...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    AS Ive been really hurt in the past by so called friends and/or potential partners especially 1 in 2005 who text me my 1st time as a female & said its ???? my previous name, or its...
    TrannyinSydney TrannyinSydney 26-30, T 1 Response Jan 4

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    Shot happens and well then you build the wall ....
    Saras905 Saras905 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    Many people have used me or abused our friendship. So now I have very low trust, so people who want to pm me on ep; I won't be quick to reply or may not trust you at all at first...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    ... When you bed smells like a guy.. Yay :(
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I really need to work on this because I block myself off from people
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    I'm gonna be real if I don't think we have anything in common or i think we just won't work I'll tell you straight up .
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 22

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    I told my boyfriend everything about me for the most part and he used it against me while we were arguing. Now I know better
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I've let down my closest friends, not meaning to. I had friend in high school who needed me. She was 14, and her parents were forcing her to marry a 21 year old she barely knew...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 6

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    Ever since I was 16 I've been very careful about who I let get close to me. I was dating a guy I thought I could trust, then I find out he was not only cheating on me but talking...
    SexyBustyGoddess SexyBustyGoddess 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 14

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    Which is completely awesome, because I would so so so drop the soap like pfffftt..50 times( those lil buggers are slippery) I would majorly be bi-t-chified completely. I do not...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I’m really unclear as to why this has to be a group for women only. Are we pretending now that men never use power tools or are we just afraid to stand beside them and show that...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 21

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    I say I'm afraid, but it always happens doesn't it? People grow apart and we move on. I guess that's why I wait so long to form a bond with people. When they leave, it's easier to...
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love my little wolf demon so much I never want to let him go or be away from me. I never let him out of my sight. We are always talking and having fun together. Sigh love.
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I met someone. I can say whatever i want to, to her so posting this actually make me feel guilty a bit. If you feel like you know who you are, then i'm sorry. It's just really...
    fromscratch21 fromscratch21 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    To shorten the story, I have an ex fiance from 2004. My father died and he walked away due to my father's death. You know why as good as I do. I ended up having an emotional...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 18

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    this explains me pretty good. I never got to do all the stuff most kids did. my parents always worked and so we never took a vacation or anything. my first weekend vacation was on...
    countryguy30 countryguy30 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    {Web site about new material or services - A blog site write-up all by yourself internet site permitting your visitor foundation recognize that you added something new is a great...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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