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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. 10,348 People

    more like i shut everyone out

    so they can't hurt me.
    kr1sten kr1sten 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Everything is gone. There's nothing left.

    Nothing else can be said.
    hope92520 hope92520 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Has anyone ever had a family member lie on them

    to get sympathy for themselves?
    Scorpioismyname Scorpioismyname 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    Friends family lovers I leave them alone

    and stay open to others. Why do some people like to take advantage of other people? Do they not have a conscience?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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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 Jul 4, 2014

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    Like family. Me cant do much

    but focus on free and hope pals are better than family.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Aug 18, 2015

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    I didn't used to back

    when I was younger. I used to keep letting people use me. After a few years you end up feeling worthless, like everyone has taken a piece of you away and leaves nothing left. Now I don't let people use me. I don't use people because I know how unbelievably crappy it feels. I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 23, 2015

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    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F May 22, 2015

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    I feel deeply hurt. Like someone stabbed what

    little good I had in me. People change, even the closest ones to you. They will step on your feelings and not give an F. He was not like that before, which is why this was a complete surprise to me. I can trust no one in my family any more and not let any of them get close to...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F Sep 8, 2015

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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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    There's nothing worse

    than having someone you truly care about hurting you with their words and having no remorse for the pain that was caused.
    Jazzy1234 Jazzy1234 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    I'm just done even on ep.

    I always get hurt even before I say anything. I can admit feelings for a girl, they block me. I can say hi to a guy and they hate me. I can have crushes on girls and ask them out, all rejections. I'm always a failure even at life, I can never find anyone who would ever love me...
    Mistakesmakeus Mistakesmakeus 18-21, M 11 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I want you to know its the right thing Deep

    within my hearted souled passions a the desire The desire to let you know that it IS NOT OKAY Not okay to let me die Because your tongue is a knife Sharp with the blades of a double edged sword And you're blind to it You're blind to all the hurt And pain you've caused me I...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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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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    I sometimes feel hate it

    when i enjoy the company of the person and i don't want him/her to think that i'm enjoying her/his company cuz i know where it leads - disappointments and accuse you being clingy and then abandon you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    I've learnt over the years

    that it's easier to do this sometimes. These days I'm all about self preservation. Sometimes you need to forget about people, or not talk to them for awhile, if they've hurt you. It's best to not talk when you're at your peak of being upset, nothing good can come from that.
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2015

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    That's the only way I can deal with the pain.

    If I leave my heart open to them, they will tear it apart even more, and I can't withstand that.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F Sep 24, 2015

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    Actually, I don't really ever let anyone in,

    not inside the gates of my Great moated castle Of a heart anyway. I did one time, and my heart's been under siege Since that day When it closes, I'm bricking myself in. Permanently. I like a quiet heart. Even if it's dead.
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45 3 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    I always have walked away all too quickly,

    from relationships, friendships and careers. No time for toxic people, or fake friends, friends that cause drama. But I am trying to be a more forgiving person. No one is perfect an all of us have many flaws as I kept telling my ex, forgiving her each time for any hurt she...
    YokoOnosVision YokoOnosVision 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2015

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    why do I keep letting people in?

    they always just leave in the end.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    I'm the one whose always at the receiving end.

    .. be it betrayal or disloyalty... so my coping mechanism is to shut out those who hurt me. I have the right to protect me from anyone who dares cross boundaries.... family or not!!! and surprise surprise.... watch how they squirm when the tables turn.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16, 2015

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    If I feel you're rejecting me,

    I will reject you first.....
    throwawaychild throwawaychild 51-55, M Apr 10, 2015

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    After some time I have choose to forgive them,

    it's part of my climb of become WHO I really choose to be in life I pick my battles. Everyone makes poor hurtful choices and even if you try your damnedest not to hurt someone you still can and probably will.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 6, 2015

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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 5 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    One of the most stupid mistakes in life is

    thinking the person who hurt you won't hurt you again :-(
    zaragh zaragh 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2015

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    No Other Choice

    I have no other choice but to shut people out when they hurt me. I am always cautious not to hurt another persons feelings so i expect the same in return. Sure there are times we step on someones toes without knowing.... but that's small stuff. But when you care for someone...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    Prevents me from getting hurt

    even further. Probably frustrating for people, but it is a protective measure.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F Oct 31, 2015

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    I wish I could shut people out

    when they hurt me. But I can't. I've tried, and it just doesn't work. I give out second, third, fourth, fifth, sometimes even 6th chances to people who have wronged me, when I really care about them and I truly feel like they can change. I don't like giving up on people when I...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    One of my sisters I have 3 ,

    I've not bothered to vist her or call her since she was being a bully and harsh talking , it's been over 3 months since we spoke , it's unlike me my mum said but I'm just fed up with her moaning and blaming the world for her mess her husband is a **** bag . She drives a taxi at...
    roastlamb roastlamb 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    And actions hurt more

    than words...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F Jul 11, 2015

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    Im a conflicted person

    that lives more in my mind than in reality, but sometimes it's better to think of the only solution is to slam the door and just run away rather than fighting. Hurt is a powerful thing, artist have written songs about it and movies have been made about it. Does this make...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    Wow I just got told by someone on EP to have

    fun having panic attacks for the rest of my life because I'm an idiot. I wonder why you bothered to pm me in the first place. It's not like I asked you to. Why message random people if you're just going to be mean?
    BlueJinx BlueJinx 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    often we heard the destination doesn't matter,

    the journey is.. but a journey without a clear destination is POINTLESS. while a destination without a worthy journey is such a waste.. I can't let anything destroy my soul.. the way I see thing is there's a loop inside a loop.. only people in the inner loop can hurt me.. when...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2015

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    I don't trust a lot of people,

    but when I do I will be completely honest and open with you, but I will shut them out when they hurt me. I start to feel depressed and alone because I feel like they betrayed me. it hurts and I don't think I can take it anymore, it's just too much pain right now.
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    I pray that I die alone right here in my car.

    I want those that have hurt me, to know what they did. I want those who have ignored me to feel as ****** as I do. I want those that saw my cries and laughed at me, or didn't even care to know that I died alone. in the middle of no where. I want them to know that I wasn't...
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    I hope I die tonight.

    .........................
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    Stand outside my walls

    and shout and scream until your voice is hoarse. Try to break them down, plead with me to let you in. You caused me pain when I thought I could trust you, when I thought you were genuine and that you had my best interests at heart. I let you in and you abused my trust. You used...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2015

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    I don't know how long you thought I would hold

    on. I don't know how you would think that once or twice every 2 months would keep me from asking the inevitable question about a time table. The more I listened to your stories, the more I reached out to someone else. I told him about all we were and all we were not. He sat and...
    JeweledGypsy JeweledGypsy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2015

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    Sorry, that's just the way I am.

    Even though I may forgive those people, but I don't let them back in to my life if they have severely hurt me because it's hard to build back that trust you had for them. I have shut people out online and offline. If you severely hurt me, I don't want to see you, I don't want...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    There's this guy that likes me

    and I like him too. I decided to neutralize my emotions for him, because I'm trying to stay logical. I've been hurt in the past and it sucks. This year he is graduating and I'm staying another year. I don't want to get too attached. He seems to be really interested but I don't...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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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 45 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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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