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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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    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 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    When you have spent most of your life keeping people at a distance because it is easier to let them go...it is hard to know what to do when the one person you thought you would...
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    I keep on fighting for this light. For her to forgive me. I keep going, keep pushing. But the day I give up, the day I let out my emotions, she is about to forgive me. I'm done. I...
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    with not so much as a goodbye. i don't need your apology. it's not as if i can hear it anyway.
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I cut people out of my life if I feel like they bring me down. After years of letting others use me, I've learned to cut out people who hurt me. Even if they are family. The most...
    JaiTor JaiTor 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I enjoy freaking people out. With what I say, my secret talents, and my drawings. I always get the same expression and I think it's so funny. My drawings are usually bloody...
    JaxxSIO JaxxSIO 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    I want to let people in, but I don't like being near me, so I have a really hard time letting other people close to me. I only have 1 friend that I can tell stuff too,but I feel...
    MaxBrigid MaxBrigid 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I feel I'm a cheat. I know I'm good at heart but there's this guilt stuck in me like gum in someone's hair. I'm friendly to most people, cracking an interview is not much of a big...
    Confusedguy6585 Confusedguy6585 26-30, M Mar 21

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    My most recent experience with this is actually two years old. I had a girl I considered my best friend we were really close we told eachother everything. Long story short she wasn...
    AustynMonroe AustynMonroe 18-21, M Mar 20

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    I have zero tolerance for those who mess me around, or have treated me badly. It's happened far too many times in the past, and I have no time for those people any more. I'll let...
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think it's wrong.I cut he out my life if that date i wanna to say come back again I 'm sorry and regretting everything I destroyed but I don't do that I m let's him go.
    nimkansiri nimkansiri 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Sometimes you have to let go of your love :( I did & it's not a good thing it hurts a lot :'( like someone decided to take my heart out :'(
    royallover royallover 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you lie to me...I will cut you out of my life. Plain and simple. I don't put up with liars. I'm completely honest with you so why won't you be honest with me?
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes you have to even if you REAAAALLLYY didnt want to snub them off completely, because you know theyre gonna leave anyway so you might grant them their wish a bit sooner to...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I remember when I was a child, I said something I should't. I said I sing better than my sister. In turn my father was like...no I think your sister sings better and my mom joined...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hi My support worker at Webb house supported housing for people with mental health issues has been forcing things on me since I moved in there such as getting my grey coloured The...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    We were coming home to Calgary, Alberta from our Vancouver holiday and driving through the mountains on the highway near Golden, BC in our little red 370Z when a SUV (looked like a...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 15

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    human cruelty is killing me. even though we know there are nice people out there. these ideas even doesn't help us... They choke us They destroyed us They controul us...SICK i...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I had my share of Experiences dealing with Fake people.And here is my story and my experience about them.I used to have a friend who lived right down the street from me.I thought...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Matchmaking I don't like being set up by the wrong people because Means I will be set up with the wrong girl. Get it. I really don't feel good about people doing matchmaking when...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 3

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    I see so much pain in people's hearts. Everyone feel out of their own pain the need to cut people out of there lives. I have a hard time dealing with the fact that I can't help...
    grgbyce978 grgbyce978 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello.. I'm tired with my life. things repeat everyday and tomorrow...i think it will be the same. I mean i 'm surrounded with my stuff, my things, my story, my thinking, my plan...
    Kokachin Kokachin 26-30, M Mar 4

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    I use to be a negative person. I would complain about everything just to have something to talk about. I use to be a "fvck the world" kind of girl and very pessimistic towards...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Some people feel really upset and miserable when they have to drop people out of their life. I am not one of those people. I find dropping relationships to be a great thing because...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Okay, I've already said something about this last year, but I'm gonna say that you people are a bunch of sad pathetic individuals for calling people who've committed suicide...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    not gonna right a lot on this one, but yes I have a bf but no I don't feel anything for him. I am a bad person. I cheat and use him cos I'm selfish. and I don't open up to him or...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 15 Responses Mar 2

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    I don't have any friends. I've cut most people out and I truly don't know why and now I've developed a kind of social anxiety where I can't even meet new people though I really...
    mmarti330 mmarti330 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 20

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    I've always been fascinated by people and the way they think. I find myself trying to figure people out all the time. I think I spend more time on wondering what's going on inside...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Why do I leave some people out of my life..? Because they are like horses in statues...they wont harm you but they wont take you anywhere either...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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