Growing up, I developed this defense mechanism without even realizing it. It was my default for everyone all because of one person. My view and understanding of people was so warped. It took me a while to realize that I can be fully vulnerable with most people, and only very (very very... like 2) few need this treatment. Distancing and cutting off for a while was a huge help to see the difference between that one person and how most people are.

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