How Can I Change After All These Years?

I have always been a fortress - scared to let people see me and my overwhelming emotions. I can't risk people not understanding me as the consequences are to much to take. I've created many barriers to protect myself. I barely let people in, never give too much information, never ask for help and then avoid them till they give up on me. I got so good at giving into my fear that I didn't realise what I was doing or why. I still barely understand why. Now, how do I change this? Is it possible to change? Or do I need to accept that I'm sensitive?
moontides moontides
31-35, F
Jul 15, 2010