Note To Self: You don’t have to be emotionally intimate with anyone you don’t want to be emotionally intimate with. It is reasonable and healthy to tell people that it will take a long time for you to be close with them, if if you decide you want to be close with them. This does not make you a bad person. You do not need to be everyone’s best friend. Hell, you don’t have to be anyone’s best friend. Do not let people pressure you for your trust, it is yours to give when and if you choose to do so. Boundaries are ok. Saying no is ok. Telling someone they make you uncomfortable is ok. Don’t let anyone make you feel otherwise. You do not owe people your story, you do not owe them your body, your presence, or your mind.