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I Always Feel Like I Bother People

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    I tend to keep to myself.

    not only do I have social anxiety but I feel like im constantly bugging someone. im not very good with conversation or keeping friends.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    I feel like I don't belong.

    Like I'm different then the ppl I'm around and no one ever understands and I'm incapable of a right explication for it but I feel as if my difference is my fault and why no one seems to get me, or think I'm "weird"..heh. Thanks for reading:p
    petitelady28 petitelady28 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    I always thought the purpose of cell phones

    were to actually TALK to people. I don't mind texting here and there, but it would be nice to actually call someone and they ANSWER their phone. I hate it when you call someone, and less than a minute later, they send a text back asking "did you just call me?" Seriously, you...
    MysticLioness MysticLioness 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    'I'm sorry I constantly want to talk to you.

    I'm sorry when you take long to reply, I get sad. I'm sorry if I say things that might annoy you. I'm sorry if I come off as annoying. I'm sorry if you don't want to talk to me as much as I want to talk to you. I'm sorry if I think about you too much and too often. I'm sorry if...
    IRID3SC3NT IRID3SC3NT 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    I feel like people don't get me!

    ! So I feel like I bug them with my issues :-/
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I hate group settings,

    because all that happens is I sit for 2 hours listening to everybody else talk and I just nod my head for a straight 2 hours ...I feel like I shouldn't even be there and they only invited me for sympathy
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    I guess that's cause I'm hurting

    so much and it's been a long time since someone has been in my life who calls to check on me. I miss knowing that I have people who I can go to. I feel so alone.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I didn't feel this way,

    but how can I not when so many take little to no interest in what I have to say? As if that's not enough, almost all who do take interest in what I have to say do so because they have hidden agendas; I am beneficial to them in that moment, I make them feel better about their own...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 8

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    I've always felt that my relatives always had

    to be nice to me. Even my own mom. The need to be wanted follows me to this very day. I outta become a criminal...lol! Then I'll be wanted. >:D
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F Dec 14, 2014

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    I'm always called annoying

    and I'm often ignored... I didn't know why I am such an annoyance but I am...
    songwriterandsinger songwriterandsinger 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really hate this feeling.

    .. I don't know if it's me over think or not.. This guys that I usually text just stop talking to me.. He didn't replay... I feel like I was trying to hard to always talk to him even when I would wait a day so I didn't seem annoying... It's sad because now I don't want to text...
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    majk97 majk97 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Its like I want to chat

    so bad with this person but i feel like I would annoy him. Then i would get the courage to text him but then he wont respond until like 16 hours later and it makes me feel like **** because I knew that I was probably gonna bother him if i text him.
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I feel like if I talk to someone too much

    or too long then I become a bother, I really hope I dont
    JakeAstoise JakeAstoise 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Even with my friends im alone.

    ...... And they always act like i bother them but what really sucks is ik its in my head
    Insane0k Insane0k 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    twerkingnarwhals twerkingnarwhals 13-15, M 6 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    Navnx Navnx 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    Like when I text people I feel like a

    bother And there's this one kid in my class who said he'd be there for me and he's always said that so I finally gave in and started talking to him and I feel like I'm bothering him I asked him if I could text him if this guy tried talking to me again and he said yes but I'm...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I think I bottle things up to the point

    where I explode and start ranting to people about things that make me angry. So then I try to bottle it back up and not say anything. Well the cycle repeats and, obviously, doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity. So I guess I'll post around here some...
    LoZtMe LoZtMe 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    I feel like everybody kind of hates me a bit.

    I don't make friends easy, and I always feel like I'm not a part of something. Like everyone things I'm anoying.
    CallMeAmy CallMeAmy 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    Whenever somebody asks "are you okay?

    " or "whats wrong?" I try not to tell them whats bothering me cause i dont want to seem burdensome. If i do tell them they think im lying just to get attention. i promise i dont lie.
    SkyIsHere SkyIsHere 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    Why oh why do I do this to myself?

    Feeling as though when I attempt conversation, I'm a continual bother. Feeling that the other person might not (never) wish to speak again, so letting them message you (which they never do). Sigh... I really should just quit while I'm ahead.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Not all. Just one person on here.

    .. Which I will not mention
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 13, 2014

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    When I am in one of my moods I feel I can be a

    terrible nuisance, so I tend to sit back be all Silent Bob-ish
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    It's so hard to share your problems

    and not feel like a burden
    maknaekid maknaekid 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    This is the main reason

    why I don't text/message people first. 😂😩
    twerkingnarwhals twerkingnarwhals 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I am good I think at reading others

    and I can usually, "take a hint". So, what I don't understand is why people say that I am not bothering them, but it seems that their actions show differently. Don't act like you want to be my friend if you are just trying to be nice. No one is perfect, but the...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I feel like I always bother my best friend

    because I always want to hang out with her instead of staying home being bored. But all she wants to do is be with her bf. And my other best friend is off living with her boyfriend like a few hours away :/
    itslala840 itslala840 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Every moment I talk to someone.

    It really sucks. I feel it on this website. If I didn't feel like I'd be alone no matter what, I probably wouldn't say anything.
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    I like how that one person

    and only person I'm looking forward to get a text from never text me back.... yup
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I always feel like when I go up to people to

    talk to them im bothring or disturbing them, or ruining for them some problem they have to work on in their heads. so I just keep quite and stay in my own little corner to work on my own problems.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 5 Responses Feb 6

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be,

    I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I always let others have the right of way because I don't feel like they should be subjected to try and maneuver around me. If someone is walking...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    As much as i would like to talk about my

    problems I feel like I actually am what I was accused of. Am I really as sensetive as I think I am or am I just as obsessive as they claim I am. Im my head everytime I feel down and I wish to talk about it I feel like I annoy people because I can't get over it. I know I can but...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    i'm done ..i'm sorry

    for bothering you,i'll just leave you alone and you don't have to mind me anymore,i'm just somebody who wanted to be your friend and actually liked your self centered stupid ***
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    ^ i always feel this way,

    everyday. That's why i keep quiet. So that i dont bother anyone.
    lollipoponastick lollipoponastick 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm done with people.

    I don't need anyone but myself.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    When ever ask for help,

    I feel bad, if I eat I feel bad,I feel like I'm a biting on everyone, around me
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I feel like a burden to everyone.

    Even to my own parents. I feel like I cant do anything right.
    osnapitsbie osnapitsbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I feel like no one really wants to hang out

    with me an I'm just a Nag to Everyone
    nadia50 nadia50 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I don't know! I don't text people a lot anymore

    I feel like they don't want to talk with me! So I just leave them alone!
    kaiovinicius kaiovinicius 13-15, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    I'm so tired of loving people

    who only toss me crumbs. My H loves me in a bland kind of way - but there's no passion in it. We haven't had sex since March. My crush - well, it's complicated. There are good reasons why he hasn't been able to give me much. But still. Because what we have has been limited...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    Whether it's texting,

    messaging on EP, email, phone call, I get so stressed out wondering if I am bothering people. I will compulsively keep checking messages, wait by the phone, and sometimes get so distracted I do nothing the entire day but worry if my message was bothering the person, wondering if...
    VirtualExistence VirtualExistence 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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    I always think I'm annoying.

    .. even though I should know that I'm not annoying because I am shy so I don't talk a lot anyway! I think it's because i am caring and quite sensitive to what others think/feel about me so I do worry whether i bother people or not! Also I don't want to come across that i'm...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    It's A Part Of Me

    I struggle with this greatly, and I think it's a part of my inadequacy with everyone around me. I am always afraid to make the first contact with someone, to phone them, or email or message....because then they are obligated to say hi back, and maybe even talk, when I don't...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 13 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    I legit feel like an intruder every time I go

    into a room because there are groups and I feel like they stop their conversations specifically because I am there. I feel like my presence can become a nuisance to those who want to talk but I'm there and so I just leave and I feel so unwanted
    youngandinexperienced youngandinexperienced 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I really want to talk to you,

    but i just can't. I'd ruin everything. I don't want to bother you anymore than i already have. Forget all about me, everyone else did and they all seem so happy.
    DreamingSouls DreamingSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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