Afraid of situations of closeness, intimacy and exposing myself


Active member
Hi. I don't know if this happens to you but I find any situation which involves opening myself to other person, letting someone be too close to me (both physically and in a relationship) extremely unpleasant. I don't like those situations of intimacy in general and that includes letting other people know about my deepest feelings, or the way I relate to other people, for example I don't like my parents knowing about my friendships or the people I like. I don't know if this has to do with feeling things too much or something. But the feeling is so strong that I feel letting others be close to me that way is like a rape, like an abuse. I don't know why I feel that.


Well-known member
My guess is you're afraid of being vulnerable, because it's easier to get hurt if you do. It's easy to feel that way, but it also means you'll miss out on a lot of different feelings and emotions that could make you feel more whole.