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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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.
    Azuleyes Azuleyes 18-21, F Oct 4

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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

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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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    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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    Even you. I shut people out when they hurt me. It is how I manage to keep my head above water despite the chaos left in our wake. First was my mother. I shut her out at quite a...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I should stop shuting people out at sone point i will have no friends. I am on the point of turning into a ricer of tears. And i just say i'm ok. I hurt myself by shuting others...
    DCK1309 DCK1309 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    I only shut people out when Im scared I case I take my anger out on them
    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I shut them all out!!.. I will never let them ever get close to me or the people that they associate with to get close to me too .. Im so sick of thur sorrys & yet they choose to...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I shut out a lot of people, mainly because they're the reason why I'm like this.. They keep breaking the walls, I keep building higher ones. I've hidden myself for so long, no one...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F Nov 5

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    Most often my reaction to getting hurt or being dissatisfied is 'cutting my losses' and moving forward with life. The truth is, however that I am not cutting out losses in my life...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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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...
    luischimbo luischimbo 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 16

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    It is a reflex. I guess after years of people being ****** to me, and me just taking it, forgiving them again and again, I have developed away to stop myself from being that person...
    JE1158 JE1158 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Today I saw him in the same car he used to take me to the beach, the first man who made me feel beautiful, wanted, appreciated, worthy and that I deserved to be loved. But he wasn...
    almasolitaria312 almasolitaria312 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Like today. I found out my ex spent $15 on our sons 10th birthday and he's the one with all the money. I bought him $45 worth for his birthday. And my ex ******* at me because I...
    Kristat Kristat 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I have walls, they're really big walls. Only one person can get through them.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    Today I saw some faces from the past (more like junior high school of HELL) at my school and I heard that they were looking for me to patch things up. So I spent the whole day...
    johannesc4 johannesc4 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    why should I bother with them anymore, when it's obvious they didn't care about my feelings?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    Iv been hurt so much just takes a pinch to get me in block world mode
    1kingdarkness 1kingdarkness 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    And that's that. Trust is the only indicator to me of actual friendship. If you hurt me, I can't trust you. You will only ever be an acquaintance after that at best. You'll think...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Sometimes the deeper & longer the history, the greater the pain. One of my best friends "unfriended" me on Facebook after we started working together because she didn't want to...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I feel I've cut people out so much that I find it extremely stressful and uncomfortable to eat dinner at the table with my family!! And especially when there is no conversation and...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    Toxic people: exes, exes... Oh and EXES! You can never EVER be friends with someone you've been romantically involved with, it doesn't work. Trust me, all you end up doing is...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    After the election, I saw some extremely bigoted and racist things said against Tim Scott and Mia Love after they won their elections. Only reason people can't stand them is...
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M Nov 8

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    I had to cut my mom & my sisters out of my life bc they aren't supportive & being very negative! They think they're better than me & never do wrong! I worked, I don't do drugs, I...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F Nov 18

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    I cannot say no and I lure everyone in, but then I become afraid, afraid of being close, afraid of hurting and being hurt. And so I cut them out. I become numb to them and I build...
    InsanityIsTheButterflysDrug InsanityIsTheButterflysDrug 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Even some gays and lesbians I see on here are intolerant bigots.
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M Nov 8

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    Nah… I just cut my hair. It's what works for me, and I don't worry about the other.
    andthislittlepiggy andthislittlepiggy 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    When I say I no longer want you to contact me- I mean it !! Pleading your case only makes you look worse and gives me more reasons I don't want you in my life
    74karma 74karma 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    A person only gets so much rope to hang themselves with. Once betrayed...cut, bye bye
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Trust me its not a quality I chose.Theres this kid who rides my bus; he lives one street over from me so we have the same stop. the other day he threw me for a complete circle when...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I've always known I was gay since I was a little kid. Unfortunately I wasn't proud until I actually came out. The first person I came out to was my mom, but she knew it already...
    Jakebrum Jakebrum 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 1

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    like seriously why cant people be nice to other people encourage them instead of yanking them down to the ground then laughing in their face when they are tired and cant get back...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I hate them fake people...me and friends call these 3 girls the plastics (like the movie mean girls) They post stuff like how they hate all those fake people out there And they don...
    piercethesummer piercethesummer 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    amongst the selection of wierdo's, perverts and any other fake profile people on here, if there are any REAL people with REAL issues then yes I would like to think that I too, can...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    This one goes out to all of the people who tell me that being a spy is nothing like being James Bond. First off let me state the obvious because there are some very stupid people...
    JoeDog93 JoeDog93 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Seriously, I recently friended on a person's profile, because it said they were 18-21, but I kicked them out as soon as I found out they were underage. Why would someone actually...
    Lovesfatbabes Lovesfatbabes 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    I'm so sick of thinking I've found someone nice to chat to or thinking "oh that's nice someone wants to be my friend or wants me in their circle" only to check their profile first...
    desy1 desy1 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I may be one of the saddest people out there with bad depression... But I like making people smile no matter what.
    XxitsmesarahxX XxitsmesarahxX 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I think it take a lot of courage and a big heart to accept a child into your life. I know a lot of people bandy about this praise for parents of babies but It take a lot more to...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The only thing worse than a fake person is a liar. They sound the same but they're not. There are people out there that will pretend to be genuine and they are not. My hey are just...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 28

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