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I Shut People Out

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    Can't Talk.

    I can't help but shut everyone out. I can't talk to anyone about anything really anymore. People try and get me to talk to them and I just completly push them away even when I don't want to. I guess I'm scared in a way about telling people things but it's too hard.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2011

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    Walls.

    i just can't let people get into me. i can love them for a while when they do, but then i kick them out eventually. i am living a twisted self fulfilling prophecy. that no one will actually love me and if someone thinks or pretends that they can, i just think they're stupid and i...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    Senselessly.

    I have this sweet online friend from qatar who always calls me intermittently to find out how i am doing. i don't know why. i push him away all the time and over the phone i express such disinterest to talk to him. he is actually like a father figure for me (older and nurturing...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2010

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    It's hard to be the bad guy.

    I don't like being the bad guy; I always try to be the good guy. But there comes a time when you have to choose between standing up for for yourself and being a doormat for other people. For a long, long time, I chose to be the doormat. Why? Simple- It's the easiest thing...
    Markyh Markyh 18-21, F Dec 10, 2013

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    There's these kids at my church

    who try to be my buddies just so they can rope me into joining the church youth group and getting baptized. (Most of you know I am atheist) (a secret atheist to be specific) they may be nice enough people but I know they just try to friend me to try and reel me in. Like a fish...
    Stanthinksyousuck Stanthinksyousuck 16-17, F Apr 27

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    I think at first I built up these walls to see

    who cared enough about me to try to knock them down. But now, because I got so used to have them up I block people out, I don't let people get close.
    SecondAndSebring SecondAndSebring 16-17, F Jun 5

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    Run, Burn, Rinse, Repeat.

    It’s been a while. My minds been shifting into overdrive day in day out, refuses to collapse under any given circumstance. It drains me, emotionally and mentally. Yet shows no falter in my physicality, my smiles. I wonder if it’s simply a coincidence, the...
    lovelessandless lovelessandless 18-21 1 Response Jul 26, 2010

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    I've been a doormat in all my relationships I

    was hurt so bad I can never trust another girl again
    ash18bmth ash18bmth 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    khulan03 khulan03 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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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...
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    I have no one to love, and no one loves me. Why is love so hard to keep?
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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
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    Not the easiest thing in the world to do, but most certainly the best decision I have made. The first, my ex. I gave him over a year of my life, miscarried his child, and was to be...
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    A few nights ago I cut all but four people out of my life. It was so hard. I'm just so tired of dealing with people that are pointless to talk to. The hardest part is afterwards...
    Bitch2014 Bitch2014 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I cant put some people out of my head whom I loved n cared but didnt love n care me back..
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I hate people around me, because I believe they're just all self absorbed liars anyway. I realized I shut down after a bad break up 3 years ago.... And I don't know how to let...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I think my younger sister is probably one of those people.. The way she emotionally manipulates people really bothers me, but I can't get away since I don't have money to move out...
    Riley218 Riley218 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I always try to keep the people who surrounds me clean...if someone does wrong I point it out with no mercy.Persist and you are out...sometimes takes a long time to realize.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    If you feel the earth would be better off with less people then by all means leave it. I don't condone suicide but I definitely don't condone mass homicide. People are crazy...
    notannecessary notannecessary 36-40, F a week ago

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    I've hit one of those lows again. I don't understand why I keep doing this to myself. I want their attention. But I want them to leave me alone as well. I keep fighting myself and...
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am so very nervous to come out to my parents as bisexual. I have a note written already for them, but it is just a matter of time before I give it to them. I am going to college...
    thecellist thecellist 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Today I realized how much I enjoy helping people and how there are so many people out there who don't want to help people. I'm struggling with my chemistry class and I asked...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 2 days ago

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I don't want to say hate so I'll use the word dislike. I dislike when human beings try to bring other human beings down just boost their ego, make them feel powerful and more...
    wolflover1648 wolflover1648 16-17 2 days ago

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    Hey....cheers to all you people out there who can actually think critically and then form an opinion about something. You people are indeed a dying breed. You are definitely the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 5

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    If you dont take care of your feelings and manage to understand the good and the bad...you end up lost when feeling sad or miserable. I really believe people hurt another people...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I don't like people who are obnoxious. Ignorant, self centred or arrogant. They make me sick. However, there are people in the world that I've met like Chris, Ole and a few...
    MyOwnSpectrum MyOwnSpectrum 16-17, M Jul 12

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    Most people I no are in healthy and not willing to put In the effort to lose weight like most people out there I've been playin football for 8 years before I cared about my weight...
    eliaszavaleta eliaszavaleta 13-15, M Jul 13

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    I Love helping people here on EP And in real life i don't do it for the thanks or the feelings or to boost my ego to think i'm a better person then others or for any sort of...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M Jul 14

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    You know they say you make a judgement of a person within a minute of meeting them? Why is it that we do that? When really we know absolutely nothing about said person? We don't...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 6 days ago

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    I have trust issues, and when I feel like I'm being lied to, or feel as if I'm being taken for granted or frustrated for whatever reason, i block people out.. It's kind of just my...
    Linkson Linkson 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I've recently been meeting quite a lot of people here on ep,and I gotta say, I really do love it! :) it's nice knowing there actually are some nice people out there who aren't so...
    aliy14 aliy14 13-15, F Jul 3

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    Without going into too much detail....from last September until about February or March was one of the darkest periods of my life for exactly this reason. My husband, people I had...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I witnessed this amazing moment the other day... Older lady with a cane and a cart full of groceries arrives at her car. A much younger man walks right past her without even...
    littlechief79 littlechief79 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok so I have this problem of talking out loud to myself. I really creep people out and I feel like they judge me for talking to myself.
    Hogwartsgirl777 Hogwartsgirl777 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    my family is super annoying. I really just need to write all of this out. Every night I go to bed with tears on my face. Because my sister says I hate you or something. Or my dad...
    prettyeyesbutalotoftears prettyeyesbutalotoftears 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Get a grip, stop searching for compliments - I'm sure there's plenty of people out there who would rattle your bones!
    ukhubbyuk ukhubbyuk 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I absolutely hate it. When people talk, laugh, scream, etc. during movies it drives me livid, I literally feel like throwing my popcorn at 'em to pass my point. I understand the...
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Most times I feel that bad things happens to good people because personally I feel attacked I'm the person to blame I do nothing but wish everybody the best but then I lose myself...
    rique20 rique20 18-21, M Jul 18

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    Very recently I have had the life learning experience to find out what it is to be totally and completely betrayed by the people who claim to be your blood family. I have never...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M Jun 29

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    My Name is Uriah, I recently moved to Shoreview, MN and I'm 21. One of the reasons I was excited about moving down here was the prospect of getting to see my old highschool friends...
    UriahXG UriahXG 18-21 Jul 20

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    I used to be a very devoted Christian. Then I started thinking deeply about it. What I don't understand is why this "perfect God" they all talk about is known for sinning like...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I left my husband about 2 and 1/2 years ago. We were together for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children together, but our marriage was toxic. He was extremely emotionally...
    Octoberbreeze Octoberbreeze 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never understood why I've always felt so ashamed of crying and why I've never been able to get rid of the feeling that crying is a sign of weakness. I ended up weeping in...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    When I come to this site I feel more natural and all realistic. Everyone here got something not so nice to share about themselves which I believe that's how things are supposed to...
    LyttleKelvin LyttleKelvin 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Well just thought I would put my experiences out there so it could maybe help someone achive the experience better. So I started getting out of body experiences as a child before I...
    kindiak kindiak 22-25, M Jul 17

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    I might be to most stupid and idiot person in the world. After all my ex have done to me. She left me with no reason, she shut me off always, she hurt me a lot and she makes me cry...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F Jul 17