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I Never Let Anybody Too Close to Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel that if I let someone get close to me, they'll hurt me too much. Isn't it better to not get hurt and be alone than to be with people and suffer? After all, you can provide...
    Lunasnight Lunasnight 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Felt that way tonight! Wanting to hold on and never let go! To feel that special connection and warmth you've given. I'm just amazed at your dedication to make another feel through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    It's hard to let people close when you feel like you never live up to people's image of you. The constant fear of disappointing them holds you back. I hate that feeling I get after...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 a week ago

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    I am actually a firm believe that most people are selfish by nature. I say this as someone who has had so many people come and go in my life who have shown me that unless I'm there...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    I get nervous when someone tries to get close to me bc I've been hurt before and never wanna go thru that hurt again.
    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 1 Response May 8

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    I can't stand humans. They pretend they're here for us but they never are. We're just candles to them. They use us, burn us and never rebuilds us.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    I love a nice long hug! I don't have to be feeling down or upset to appreciate a long, tight hug. It feels silly to think this way, but when I hug my boyfriend I just want to stay...
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F May 9

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    I love long hugs. When I'm together with my girlfriend I cling to her like a limpet whenever we stop. Something so close about pressing your whole body against the one you love...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    Not only am I afraid of getting hurt but im afraid of hurting others. I am complicated, easily misunderstood, reserved and i get disinterested in people quickly. If a relationship...
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    You can't get to me through gifts. you can't get to me through time either. it's either a right away thing, or it's a not at all thing. All you guys who think "oh, I'll do...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Apparently I can't get close to anyone without doing something that makes me hate myself even more than usual, which doesn't seem possible every time until it happens... and i've...
    SketchOfInsanity SketchOfInsanity 16-17, M May 3

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    I have a few close friends. i don't trust people, I've been hurt badly.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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    All I seem to do lately is cry. I've cried for 16 days straight cause I missed my boyfriend who was in America and then the day he came back I found out he's been on here messaging...
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F May 8

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    Every time they get close either they break me or I ultimately push them away.
    OohlalaMimi OohlalaMimi 16-17, F May 9

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    It's not that I don't trust people, or that I've been cheated or lied to in the past. I push others away for fear of my disappointing them. If somebody becomes a very close friend...
    Elsiphael Elsiphael 16-17, T May 9

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    I don't want to let her go, but I am a constant reminder how much I've hurt her.
    love1336 love1336 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just love that warm feel between us it feel like home and that's why never want to let go
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    It help me let out stress !
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 9

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    "Hold On" I'm feeling further, feeling further from you every day You're in the stars, in the stars, yeah, you're worlds away I'm moving on, moving on, then I hear you say Hold on...
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    It usually consists of 7-8 interviews, a background check, credit check, drug screening, and most importantly--an assessment of taste in movies and music.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 10 Responses Apr 29

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    Ok am so confused right now and idk if am just being picky or rude..... But me and this boy just meet like a day or 2 ago and he claiming to really like me.... Like wth we just...
    Regretiam Regretiam 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Everyone falls so easily into love. Which is boring and probably a lie. I don't love easy. It takes YEARS before I can, and even then it's reckless..
    octoberlovely octoberlovely 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Physically, Mentally, Emotionally. I'm distant but I share a lot so that you don't feel like I'm not trying.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I have a few good friends but if you asked any of them about my life.. only two would be able to give you a descriptive answer
    Caty747 Caty747 18-21, F May 5

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    After giving up everything I had in my life to be with the girl I loved I got seriously screwed over, lied to, cheated on everything..and now I can't trust anyone and am so so...
    Propsta84 Propsta84 26-30, M 4 Responses May 8

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    i dont know who the hell came up with these awful fantasy stories! they make us believe **** and now, as grown ups, get depressed because those stories didn't come true for us. we...
    DepresZay DepresZay 16-17, F 3 Responses May 9

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    That's me, way far away from anything else, in the dark
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 2 Responses May 9

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    im so scared of having another heartbreak and getting hurt
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 5 Responses May 10

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    i am scared that someone will get hurt and i wont be able to help because i am always in pain
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 1 Response May 10

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    why this..? even I know, you know, every one knows, one day will be blank the world will be destroy ... then why this ...?
    sw3et sw3et 22-25, F May 15

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    One good reason for keeping people at a distance and maintaining a small circle of friends is that more often than not the murder victim is someone the killer knew.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    How can one love without fear of being hurt?
    classykitty classykitty 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I really am. Guess you could say I'm scared of life.
    angelkinzz angelkinzz 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27