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I Shut People Out When They Hurt Me

When people hurt me, I want to close the door, deadbolt it, lock it, and hide away. They can't see, feel, touch or hurt me anymore. The feeling is so intense. It's a way of protection and survival. 9,334 People

    Yes i do! I feel like hurt me

    once shame on you.. Hurt me twice shame on me
    newhearts91 newhearts91 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Hurt Me Once……………..shame On You. Hurt Me Twice……………….**** You!

    I put too much weight into something that was nothing more than a façade of a ‘relationship’ Conventional or otherwise, I gave all of myself. Maybe that is where I f**cked up? I won’t be a matter of convenience for anyone.
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    I Shut People Out.

    I always shut people out when they hurt me. It's easier because I've always been too shy to tell people straight out that they have hurt me so instead I will just be very short spoken with them or completely ignore them until I have forgiven them - If I ever do forgive them...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F Aug 18, 2011

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    Silence Hurts Just As Bad

    I'm not the best when it comes to being upset and dealing with my emotions. I would rather be angry; it's something I can deal with, but being upset and hurt....I can't. So when i'm hurt I shut them out because sometimes silence can hurt just as bad as words. In my experience...
    MissJazz MissJazz 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    if someone hurts me and they KEEP BOTHERING ME

    there going 6ft down in the ground
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    If you make me extremely mad,

    I will never talk to you again... Because you are an ******* or a hoe and nobody should like you haha. It's only happened once, recently actually. And I hope it never happens again haha.
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    PCOutlaw69 PCOutlaw69 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    When people hurt me especially on social media

    I block them or delete there contact right away and if I don't they have to be really important my best friend when ever we fight I block her on social media all of it I can't help it and in real life I simply lock my self in my room for hours and don't speak
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jul 15

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    I have done this for

    as long as I remember. I can't stand the torture because some people can never change. If they think they need to argue for the sake of it, I am not being a part of it. I am sensitive and can't stand people blaming,screaming or accusing me of something I haven't even done. I...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response May 1

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    I remember the "Circle of Trust" discussions in

    a Ben Stiller comedy movie - De Nero tells Stiller he's found himself "outside the Circle of Trust". I laughed so hard at that scene - I've had my own Circle of Trust since childhood, but had never discussed it with anyone before seeing that movie. Today I find my heart...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Aug 10

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    This is definitely an experience I have a lot

    of experience with. Unfortunately right now my brother is behaving in a way that at the lease can be called predictable at the most really disturbing. I haven't spoken to him in over a month. He owes me an apology for a lot of things and I'm about as close to getting one of...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I don't care. I don't care

    if you are black, white, yellow, red or purple. I accept you. I don't care if you read the Bible, the Torah, the Aqdas, the Tipitaka, the Vedas or the Koran. I accept you. Furthermore...I just don't care if you believe in any god or many gods... I accept you. I don't care if you...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 2 Responses May 22

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    And I'm over it, I'm over it,

    I promise I'm over it. But it still hurts sometimes. - Laura Elizabeth Ross
    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    This boy is telling me

    that he likes me and loves me but some days he doesn't even bother with me or talk to me? It hurts and makes me angry with him I dunno what to do
    cautionlost cautionlost 13-15, F 2 Responses May 20

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    But darling, you can't break me

    when I'm already broken....
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    My Ex Gf Cheated On Me And F Other Guy On the

    Same Day... And Then Told Me like she Was Proud Of Doing It... Well News For You i Am Proud i Shut You Out Of My Life.... Now i can Find Someone Who Won't Do That...
    RyanxXx90 RyanxXx90 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Trapped And Abused.

    I moved to small town to help take care of my mother. I worked for a family business that had a son about thirty five years old and we became friends. We were never meant to be more than friends as I was fifty nine. After knowing him a few months he started behaving as if he was...
    bamccam bamccam 61-65, F 46 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    My Sensor

    I have developed my own sensor to situations or people that can hurt me. It has just developed from being constantly hurt and disappointed by my husband.So now, if I sense something painful is coming I automatically put up protectors and back away. It's a natural reaction now and...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Aug 16

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    welcome, so ok it's my start

    so i'm unable to deal with one thing and properly configured with one person in my head
    iApril iApril 16-17 Jun 15

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    I don't completely shut people out though.

    I usually just take a step back and let them try to earn the trust back. If it happens too many times then I start getting hurt and the person gets a full lock down and I find it hard to tell them anything.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    Easy Come, Easy Go

    Sometimes it amazes me how easily I can do this, how easy I can shut someone out and move on. I have done it several times. It is probably a survival strategy that I acquired still as a child. It might be an immature reaction, but, on the other hand, I don't dwell on losses or...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    As many of you know by now,

    I have an obsessed office stalker. She delights in getting off on my life, either in the office or outside of it. If there's any rumors about me in the outside world, she dives right in, trying to turn them into reality, attempting to squeeze it for all that its worth...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I Give Everybody A Chance ...

    But life is short and there a **** loads more people to replace you if you want to be a **** ... I think I am loving and fair , but you hurt me , I most likely won't fight you , more like you'll be trying to figure out where the hell I went as you stand there talking to yourself...
    Suzi504 Suzi504 31-35, F Nov 23, 2013

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    With out any explanation,

    they should already know why
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    more like i shut everyone out

    so they can't hurt me.
    kr1sten kr1sten 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Burned...

    The moment someone starts to hurt me or hurts me really bad I start to push them away. I can’t help it,when someone I care about hurts me, I shut down, close up and when needed do not talk to the person (s) until I am ready too. In many ways this allows me the opportunity...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 21 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    It hurts you know, that you shove me in the

    corner. One day you'll look back and I won't be there. I hope that day comes soon, I'm sick of being your after thought, your last resort, your fall back.
    isacake isacake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    you hurt me deeply b.

    itch, ur f.ucking words touched me.dont do that again gobshit.ı say this whn they hurt me :/
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F Aug 16

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    Can I Just Heal Myself...Alone?

    I'm starting to get into this habit where I can depressed for whatever reason and just ignore everyone. I'm hurting and unhappy. I've let people taunt me, heckle me and use me as a punchbag. I'm tired and emotionally exhausted. I just want people to leave me alone so that I can...
    introvertgirl2013 introvertgirl2013 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    This one guy I used to go with cheated on me

    and I don't trust anymore. I do t even text him anymore, but I might. Should I? I don't know. Anyways yeah
    LakiraC LakiraC 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I have this thing that I do.

    Its really easy for me to eliminate people from my life. When they disrespect me. In most cases, it's warranted. But then I wonder sometimes why I don't have many close friends or family. Lol. Maybe I need to start hanging out with a better class of losers. Or change how I view...
    ItMayBeShort ItMayBeShort 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    I realized this is a lot better

    than being yo clingy and emotional. Caring and worrying about people who dont give a **** about you is a waste of time.
    khulan03 khulan03 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 5

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    I don't trust anyone.

    .. So if I give you my trust and you betray me even in the slightest. I will never trust you again and basically I will excommunicate you.
    CriminalMinds14 CriminalMinds14 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Just like that. No warning,

    no explanation, no nothing. BYE. *rolls eyes* (is this wrong??)
    DreamerByNature DreamerByNature 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Yes I do. If somebody hurts my feelings by

    something they said or did I retreat into myself away from them. Also if somebody I care about ignores me then I draw away from them. It's my way of protecting myself and also then I don't say hurtful things in haste. I am sensitive at times and am aware of that. So I don't...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    we were having a conversation

    or an argument while he was at work he was on break then he said that his break is finished he has to go back . it's alright no problem with that ., I waited until he finished work so we can finish continue our conversation bec it was tough, so I wanted to let him talk .. so I...
    colorsnlights colorsnlights 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When people wrong or hurt me........

    I tend to just stop talking to them and shut them out completely. Sometimes it's a gradual process: I'll continue to talk and be civil with them for a while before I officially break things off between us with certain behaviors and/or words. Other times I just abruptly cut them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    Unless it's someone I really have to deal with

    on a regular basis, I'm not going to force myself to get along with anyone. You only have to hurt me once on purpose, then I'm pretty much done with you.
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I must shut you out if you hurt me!

    I care to much for myself not too. If I allow you then you will continue to hurt me and then I will have to continue to heal the wounds that you inflict. If I am continually healing the wounds that you inflict then it does not leave any room for me to fulfill the purpose in...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Closing Doors...

    Things happen for a reason right? Actions have consequences, words can hurt, things go on in life that really shouldn't have to happen. I like to believe that people are inherently good, and they don't intentionally hurt people. However, the world doesn't seem to work that way...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    If you've managed to hurt me it's probably

    because I told you things. So I must've trusted you, and now you broke that trust. I'm not going to ever trust you the same way again I'll be hesitant to tell you anything and I'll no longer share my thoughts or feelings.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Sep 14

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    It's so hard to find people

    that actually care about you and not just about your looks. I really want someone to actually be there for me, flaws and all. So far-no luck.
    KaylaY17 KaylaY17 18-21, F Aug 26

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    It's like a trigger goes off in my head.

    .. And I completely shut down when I feel I've been wronged or hurt in some way sometimes I don't even realize im doing it's like my heart has made it's own switch now on what I will and will not tolerate... I've been hurt by way to many close people in my life including family...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    And it kills me to think

    that you never did care.
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    For Just A Bit

    I do shut people out when they hurt me. I think its natural to need to close off from that. But I also notice I soon forget that need to shut people out and I open up maybe more afterwards. I don't let pain from someones actions take me away from what I know is for me. I need a...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    I have no one to love,

    and no one loves me. Why is love so hard to keep?
    h3art4luv h3art4luv 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I Do Tend to Shut People Out Now and Then

    But hurting me isn't easy as all that. If you have my trust and you lie to me you hurt me. If you betray my trust you hurt me. Other than that I can think of a way you can really hurt me. : )
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 13 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    I had to shut out two people in my life

    because they hurt me so much
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I do this quite often.

    I don't do second chances. If a 'friend' hurts me intentionally, i will get rid of them instantly. I want to surround myself around good people who make me a better person, not people who go out of their way to make myself feel bad.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    My dad is the definition of a dead beat dad.

    I haven't seen him in a year and 1 months and he doesn't pay child support, doesn't have a license, doesn't own a car, and he doesn't take care of himself. He's had 2 strokes in 2 years and his vision in his left eye isn't all that great. Well today he had surgery because he has...
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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