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I Push People Away

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    I'm a very negative person,

    I push people away so I can rot in my negativity. The ones I love the most get the worst. They are better off without me. I've grown to be alone. That is the way it has to be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So fed up of everyone I've supported

    and given my all to over the years. I don't want to know anyone anymore. They can all f*** off. Just venting.
    js246 js246 22-25, F Sep 28, 2015

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    I don't do it on purpose.

    . I just have no idea who's gonna leave and who's gonna stay..
    myhappylittlepill myhappylittlepill 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    I push everybody away I try not to

    but it's just easier to be alone. More safe and is easy to just disappear
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    annacc11 annacc11 26-30, F Sep 18, 2015

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    I push people away because I don't kno how to

    open up. I've hurt alot and don't wanna be hurt again. I don't trust easily and I like to stay to myself. I feel like no one will ever understand me
    gilbertk96 gilbertk96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2015

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    I feel lonely, but here I am,

    pushing people away from me. It's just that the friends I have don't understand anything I say, and I'm tired of comparing myself to them.
    MaliciousInternet MaliciousInternet 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Yep. I just broke up with my Girlfriend cause I

    Refuse to let myself get hurt, but it still hurts like hell.
    KarleeJo23 KarleeJo23 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    eioncc11 eioncc11 26-30, F Aug 12, 2015

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    I try so hard not too

    but I know they'll leave when they realize how annoying,immature,and hideous I am as a person, so I have too.today my aunt told me she thinks I'm embarrassed of my family but it's the exact opposite I feel like I come short to my families expectations
    xosydneeox xosydneeox 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    I push away every one

    that I love. I am so afraid of letting someone in..and I hate myself for it
    Jaderuby Jaderuby 22-25, F Dec 21, 2014

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    Demanding To Be Loved

    On this rather depressing evening, something hit me. The proverbial "light bulb" went off in my head.. I realized more details about a pattern of mine. The pattern is pushing people away..especially the people who i care about the most.. Often, people i have had or currently am...
    SweetGG SweetGG 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Sure Way - If You Get to Close ....

    I know that this is a defense mechanism, but I can't stop. When I care for you, and you start getting to close to the 'real' me, the one who hurts, who is scared, who really needs you -- I will push you away.  It hurts me to do this - but it is so much...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    Seems to be my nature.

    I have no desire to but truth or facts about me hurt people and make them afraid of me. Im just me simple honest and sincere.
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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    I Push People Away

    I have a big problem with pushing people away.... I have huge trust issues and when they come close to me I end up pushing them away when I don't want to...I just don't want to get hurt like I did in the past... and I push them away so I won't be sad when they walk out my life...
    rae16 rae16 18-21, F 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    the older i get the more ive pushed people away.

    i dont blame other people i blame myself. there is always something that makes me want to not be friends. i dont trust anyone. i think i was predestined to be alone. sometimes i think i should just come to terms with it. im a better friend from a distance.
    thegreatruiner thegreatruiner 70+, F Aug 12, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13, 2015

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    yeah I do, but I always just put trust back

    into someone. not everyone is bad ! I'm always prepared for a bad ending . but I have to learn to forgive and move on and make room for some awesome people in my life
    LOSTlo0ve LOSTlo0ve 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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    Yeah... It kind of sucks to be honest.

    I just don't want to drag anyone into the hell that's called my thought process.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2015

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    Well as usual I'm stuck in a situation

    where I don't win. At the moment I don't want to be here, though I've never wanted to be here, at the moment the feeling is worse than it has been in a long time. I just want to destroy myself through any way I possibly could... So I could try to make myself feel whole again...
    MrMobos MrMobos 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2015

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    I have a terminal illness

    and no one knows how long I have and I've been pushing people away because of it. I'm a grenade and the less people in my life the less casualties when I'm gone.
    Loislane29 Loislane29 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2015

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    Sometimes I think I'm too messed up to be in a

    relationship. On the other hand I feel that a relationship would give new meaning to life. I wish I could get a dog, but I live in an apartment. Maybe after I move out. At least I won't be this lonely. But then I'll be at work all day so the dog would be lonely :/ Oh the...
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2015

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    Even if we're Best Friends

    after a while I will start to doubt you and unintentionally push you away.
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    it's not on purpose but I always keep distance

    between me & others till I find them disappear from my life. it's because I feel if they come near they will find my weakness & sooner or later they will use it to hurt me which happened be4 but now I always feel lonely but I don't know what to do? I wanna have ppl in my life...
    rashahan rashahan 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Family ,,, friends ,

    ,, that special someone ,,, I just don't know
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 6, 2015

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    All my life that is all I have ever done

    or known. Pushing people away was easier than letting people in. Letting people in means trusting them and that's hard too. Someone told me that pushing people away will make you lonely and leave you with no one. I don't want to push people away anymore.
    HuddersfieldGirl18 HuddersfieldGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2015

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    I have been letting too many people into my

    life, and I have been getting too strongly attached. I hate when that happens. I push people away because I don't want to burden them with my problems. I don't want to get too connected to them otherwise when they stab me in the back, it'll hurt too much.
    AngelAmongClouds AngelAmongClouds 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2015

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    I don't know if it's pushing.

    we have all suffered loss, some of us many losses at a very young age. I just try not to get too close to anyone. because dealing with being alone is easier for me than missing and mourning.
    snoopymg snoopymg 36-40, F Feb 2

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    I was searching for a support group to help me

    understand why I push people away. I found this site & I thought to myself, "why not?." In all reality I know why. I've been carrying a burden since I was 9. Tonight I realized I lost some of the people I loved. My boyfriend & close friends. I always push people away when I feel...
    Chaparita9 Chaparita9 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    Im Too Scared To Be Hurt.... So I Push U Away

    i let my first boyfriend get way too close to me and he took over my life at a young age. He controlled my thoughts, my actions and my friendships. He dictated my life for 8 years and i lost my identity as well as all my friends. So when the next man came along i was very stand...
    Happymum1313 Happymum1313 26-30, F Aug 1, 2012

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    lm so good at that people ask

    why my answer is I hate goodbuys
    imjusthere1 imjusthere1 41-45, M Jan 27

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    I push people away. Not openly,

    but inadvertently and psychologically. I cause myself to be and feel alone.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    Letting go is never easy.

    .. I have tried several times, but each time I end up back where I started. When you truly love someone, no matter how much they hurt you.... You can never really leave. I tried to let go because I loved them, because in me loving them I was hurting them as well as myself. Now I...
    MrMobos MrMobos 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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    I have been told i have charisma.

    I attract people like nothing. I really care for people even if i don't know them. People to tend to trust me and want to be friends but i feel so guilty. I always have an urge to push them away. To get close to them enough and just burn the bridge later. ...I'm such a bad...
    hugosfbay hugosfbay 22-25 Jan 13

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    I've always pushed people away.

    I feel better by myself. I've always been independent and hated asking for help....I know that I can't always depend on myself though. So, I don't understand why I push people away when all they want to do is help me.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 18-21, F Feb 4, 2015

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    Only just realising how much I do it.

    Being too close to anyone just ends in pain usually caused by me. It sounds like a pity party but it isn't. It simply is what it is.
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 31-35, F Oct 22, 2014

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    I learned that I confuse people to get them to

    communicate with me. Strange thing is that it only works with friends not with my family.
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Sep 4, 2015

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    It's Not Me.. It's Someone I Care About...

    I've been having a hard time dealing with it, she keeps pushing me away and I miss her.. I really do.. . I wanna talk to her, hear her voice, tell her I'm just here, but I don't know what to do.. I haven't done anything wrong.... So I needed a friend's advice.. I asked a friend...
    jazzME jazzME 26-30, F Oct 30, 2011

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    Painfully Ironic

    I have a really bad habit of pushing people away in my life with an ungodly intent.  I am good at it becuase I can use words to cause destruction in the most henious way possible.  I don't do it usually unless I've been hurt, but if I have, watch out as there's no limit to my...
    Breakurselfagainstmystones Breakurselfagainstmystones 36-40, M 11 Responses May 15, 2011

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    I Can'T Stop

    Over th years i'm not too sure how or when I did pick it up, but I've been pushing people from getting close to me almost every and any aspect. Family, relationships, friendships, etc... And its become almost a subconcious addiction,like a safey mechanism that should only be a...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    i'm trying to work on this.

    i don't want to always push people away. but because of my past and some of the things that i've been thru, i just dont trust people as easily as i use to but i'm trying to do better with this. it's not easy tho...
    LillyJo LillyJo 18-21, F Jan 27

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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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11 26-30, F Aug 13, 2015

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    Dear romantic interests,

    I'm sorry in advance. I'm sorry for all I will put you through. It will be an up and down roller-coaster, but it will be worth it if you stay and push through. Speaking of pushing things, I may push you away at some point before we start a relationship. I'm not "friend-zoning...
    findingfae findingfae 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2015

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    I crave close relationships with people

    but I always end up pushing friends away cause I feel like they don't know the real me or something. When I'm alone I feel lonely and want to be with friends but when I'm with friends I just want to be alone. What gives?!
    marskie05 marskie05 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    I've spent so much time pushing people away

    and new that I've opened my eyes I see how much I've really missed out on
    sweetshadows15 sweetshadows15 16-17, F Jan 19, 2015

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