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I used to think ideas a good judge of character. I used to think I was the type of person who didn’t let people treat me bad, ignore me or use me. If they did, I shut them out of my life pretty quick. Now….I think what I’m doing is self preservation, looking out fir myself. I think I actually drive people away and shut them out of my life before they do it to me. I don’t even know if they would do it to me, but I still do what I do. I have contact with none of my siblings, was the same with my dad, now I think I’m doing it to my children. I need to learn how to stop before I’m left with no one. Then again, that wouldn’t be do bad…..HELP!


Posted by mom81879, 23rd September 2015


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  • yeah i know that you can spend a lot of time and invest a lot of energy into people or relationships and they don’t work out. protect yourself but find the balance. Try to be happy and positive.

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  • I haven’t changed. I read this and didn’t even realise I wrote it. But I’m thinking…..she’s just like me! It’s easier to not have people in your life, no drama and BS

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  • I too drive people away as it’s easier then getting hurt :(

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  • Maybe you should see a councillor and they might be able to give you some strategies to let your guard down a little

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  • I know how you feel. I too have that barrier up. No one gets close to me, those who are….aren’t for long

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