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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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    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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    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

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    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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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    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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    - 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

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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
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It never fails... As soon as I start to back away and move forward, he shows the changes that I needed to see years ago, even months ago it probably could have worked. I start to...
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    Kwame Kilpatrick is a prime example of when rooting for the home team go's wrong ,mean well dont have hidden agendas
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    Because sometimes it's nice to have someone to talk to and who cares about what you have to say. It makes you feel less alone and gives you hope that they're still kindhearted...
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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    I really really genuinely do! I can't stand when a kindhearted person that only cares about other people, Someone that puts everyone before themselves and hates hurting others, Has...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I shut people out when they hurt me! Who doesn't,is my question? I think that is a wise way of protecting yourself! Why would you let people in that hurt you? You have two choices...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm of afraid of getting hurt so I shut people out if I feel I'm getting too attached. If I can prevent a broken heart then I will.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So many fake people out there just can't workout what they get out of there sad little life's ???? Everywhere you go more fake than honest maybe we need more mirrors in this world...
    Wildbore Wildbore 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just cut a group of fake people out of my life yesterday. don't want to deal with non of their bull.
    Kovv3 Kovv3 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I want to be the reason someone still believes there's good people out there who care.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Did it so many times, there's nothing left to cut.
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I cut my dad and his stupid girlfriend out of my life because to make a long story short, they don't give a **** about me. They don't care if I cut or kill myself because of my...
    niahhydra niahhydra 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I've cut my mother, one of my sisters, all of my aunts and uncles, extended family and people whom I thought were friends aplenty. I have no use for people whom don't better me...
    mentalbrix mentalbrix 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Cut people out so you can paste them somewhere else. I don't want them in my toolbar.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    i don't mean to, but i do it because i need to protect myself...let's just say i had a few people who walked out of my life, and when i was a little girl all i just heard was " i...
    Californialexiiiiiii Californialexiiiiiii 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Some people are burdens. The longer they stay, the more they drain. Cut them off. You will live longer and happier! Trust me on this one!
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F Jun 26

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    I've cut my father out of my life. I realised that he brought me nothing but unhappiness and that I am better off without him. I don't regret it at all.
    Vandorendra Vandorendra 26-30, F Jun 26

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    If you are only taking away form my life and adding bad things. You are outta here.
    Ipleadthe5th Ipleadthe5th 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 26

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