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I Shut People Out

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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...
    Markiplierfan Markiplierfan 16-17, F Apr 27

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I had to shut out two people in my life because they hurt me so much
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    As many of you know by now, I have an obsessed office stalker. She delights in getting off on my life, either in the office or outside of it. If there's any rumors about me in...
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    I shut out everyone whenever I feel like they are going to attack me.
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    I remember the "Circle of Trust" discussions in a Ben Stiller comedy movie - De Nero tells Stiller he's found himself "outside the Circle of Trust". I laughed so hard at that...
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    It's so hard to find people that actually care about you and not just about your looks. I really want someone to actually be there for me, flaws and all. So far-no luck.
    KaylaY17 KaylaY17 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    It hurts you know, that you shove me in the corner. One day you'll look back and I won't be there. I hope that day comes soon, I'm sick of being your after thought, your last...
    isacake isacake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    you hurt me deeply b.itch, ur f.ucking words touched me.dont do that again gobshit.ı say this whn they hurt me :/
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I tend to but then i get called immature and i just don't know
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Aug 16

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    This one guy I used to go with cheated on me and I don't trust anymore. I do t even text him anymore, but I might. Should I? I don't know. Anyways yeah
    LakiraC LakiraC 13-15, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    As soon as we enter this cruel world we are fed ideas and images about morals, codes and standards. Through the media and those influential persons present in our lives, we are...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F Jul 29

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    The older i get the worse it gets. I always kept telling myself it would get better with age. Well it hasn't. There was this girl that i always had the biggest crush on since...
    SuperCracker78 SuperCracker78 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I figure I'll shut them out before they have a chance to bring me down. So that way I'll spare myself more worries and drama. I can recall a few times in my life when people tried...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I asked myself that question before. But now I know why. And it's based on many factors. Perhaps it's just how they are? Maybe they're trying to protect themselves from harm by...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    A SERIOUS MATTER NOT WORTH JOKING AROUND! It’s easy to see a person so bubbly, energetic, humorous and alive, thinking ‘wow that person has it all, a great life’ maybe they...
    imperfectedsoul imperfectedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Usually when you know about someone who makes fun of another person, then everyone else always thinks like, "Oh, you're just insecure and you need to put other people down to make...
    jpk29 jpk29 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I love people here in EP. Since I joined, I've chatted with very nice people who are willing to help out and support you. I also love the eccentric people out there. Stay real :)
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    When I bring food to school to share, I have answers like these: "No thanks, I'm full." "It's okay, you can have it." "Nah, I don't really like that." When someone else brings the...
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    I just hate it when people at school joke about people being autistic and a downie.. It's not funny it hurts peoples feelings and how do you know if that person isn't best friends...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    Ok there are so many rude people out there!! My close friend is really loud and does weird things and then one day she like i have autism and i just shrugged my shoulders and said...
    gramafey gramafey 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I can get along with just about everyone. I say just about because there are people out there who don't like me because they don't want to get to know me because I'm different...
    kbian34 kbian34 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    There are some wonderful people out there and I'm referring to EP! You guys are amazing !god bless
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    There are so many stupid people out there. Wow.its just mind boggling.
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    Girls over 500lbs are the sexiest people out there c:
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    Often when I get upset over something my few friends will ask me what's wrong... My usual replies are go away or I just keep on walking. You can tell when I'm about to loose it...
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    "Hoe, shut the f*** up." Seriously though.
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F Aug 2