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    It appears to be habitual nowadays,

    like locking your front door.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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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 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    When I am really depressed.

    I shut people out. When I am really sad. I shut people out. When I am really scared. I shut people out. When I am really afraid I shut people out When I am really hurt I shut people out. When I am really triggered I shut people out When I am really ****** up I shut people out
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel 26-30, F Jul 3, 2015

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    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2015

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    I don't trust anyone

    and never will. I've been kicked around my entire life. I don't let people in therefore nobody can ever walk out. So I keep myself locked up as right as I can.
    Andyb1ack Andyb1ack 18-21, F Oct 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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    - Shutting people out is easier

    than letting them in. - I push people away without realising. - Running away is easier then facing problems. - I avoid getting close to people. - I never get excited because excitement only leads to disappointment. - Love being on my own. - Love being independent...
    JustAGirl96 JustAGirl96 18-21, F Jan 8, 2015

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    And I'll never speak with you again.

    Or look at you. Or feel anything for you. You've lost me. In your search to heal yourself you unconsciously injured another. Thankfully I'm strong. Only a few ruffled feathers. I will grow past this quickly. But you will have to wallow in your torment.alone but haunted...
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2015

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    Why are people so quick to assume.

    U should ask and learn of a persons situation before runnin their mouth to others especially at work. This putts a person in hot water or pigeon holes them into a certain type of person that they are not.
    ridge76 ridge76 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    If you come out of the blue trying to "help me"

    I am going to shut you out and try to get off the topic depending on your profile and what I think of you. I don't like pity and people who only come here to help me I can handle myself i just need to vent anonymously is that bad?
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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 have the most smartass attitude

    and I am cold, and confronting, I don't let people in, I don't know when this started (I am 13)people see me as something 'dangerous' and 'not to be messed with' people think I'm gonna hurt them, but I wouldn't ever, but I want it to stop😩😞
    sarahodonnell sarahodonnell 13-15, F Nov 4, 2014

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    I saw many people who pay more attention on appearance. Indeed , your look is very important, but I don't think it is more important than your intelligence. Only intelligence has...
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    Right... I'm not sure how to word this without becoming the person who is just complaining.. Ok... The best way to begin is from the beginning.. I am a person who for what ever...
    summer1960 summer1960 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    My life has been full of shut doors in my face...abuse... and death... I have learned to contain and control my emotions... I don't show them to hide the true me... My true...
    happquinn3368 happquinn3368 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    One reaction I have online and offline when people say curse words is "oi!". I used to be nicknamed in Yahoo Chats as the profanity police. I never reported people or tattled on...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My story is much l like every one else here, l'v been pushing everyone away from me; and it's been really easy for me. When people give me unwanted advise, and try to help me...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't have much family or friends left. Out of 6 other siblings of mine, only my brother, my sister and I are left. I don't have my biological parents around, but I do have the...
    FreeXNow FreeXNow 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Want to help make an LGBT project? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Here's a point. feminists are in favour of the pill (etc) and of women having free choice when and how to have sex.. they are free and even encouraged to be sexual beings and to...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 51-55, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    This person is trying to make me look bad because she is jealous of me and the bad thing is that people believe her because she is outgoing and always buying stuff for people and I...
    AMIAROM AMIAROM 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    not for breakfast but this is the only one I could find to out this in. I got cussed at by a customer today for no reason and I held my professionalism and took it like a pro, then...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    too many times i write words without concious thought. doing harm when i should just shut up.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    Having to be on my own again, dreaming about that day... I realize how much I don't know... and I'm too old to not know all the stuff that I'm missing. Are there any others like...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    I completely shut down. My heart is aching and what makes it worse is I can never seem to express myself when hurting. I laugh a lot and hide behind my smile. I have to, especially...
    MeTooMeenu MeTooMeenu 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    God yes.. everyone has an opinion on everything that they must tell everyone about... usually wrong, irrelevant or just plain boring. How about a nice cup of shut the **** up? :)
    egbertnosh egbertnosh 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was little I'd always loved going to my cousins house. No matter how much begging it took from both my brother and I we'd fight onwards with our dad until we won the battle...
    Peanut18 Peanut18 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think this group may be the best place to write about this crush that I've been having for what feels like an eternity. And this post will be long and very detailed, so please...
    arcticray arcticray 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I hate to say that I enjoy talking deeply with people. Because I used to have poor sleeping aftet that. My mind usually go round and round into what I was talking. I don't know...
    Selftrue Selftrue 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Once again it's circle cleaning time. I have started to make this an annual thing and it's good because I can't have ghost followers in my circle. week or so maybe but months...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Its pretty weird that why sometimes despite of having countless close people around us...we feel alone and shut them off and feel uncomfortable around them. While on the other hand...
    Bareen Bareen 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I will tell my what my disability is.. I have a learning disability with a TMI.. Witch is traumatic brain injury and PST chronic PST and depression and anxiety.. People like me...
    wawbanunagway wawbanunagway 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    My mind is in a place full of noise. Constant buzzing, full of thoughts, ruminating, contemplating. I figured that there's no use complaining on this gift/curse but it's hard to...
    Shahedansharif Shahedansharif 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Constantly going, it never stops, I worry about everything! I am the provider, I am supposed to be the backbone of my family, but yet my secret makes me feel insecure and I feel...
    Kailey76 Kailey76 36-40, M a week ago

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    School, mostly. I won't go into family because I rarely think about it. But school is the thing that is causing my stress levels to go so high, I've checked it out and I have high...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F Feb 1

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