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I Am Horrible At Keeping In Touch

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    With people im close to not

    so much it's usually with acquaintances or people iv'e just met that im not close to,i dont always make the effort if they dont and it's not that i dont like those people im just a complex person and i guess its hard to get in my little world sometimes and get to really know me...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Aug 1, 2014

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    Texting...

    Each time I send a text it makes me die a little inside..
    js110554 js110554 18-21, F Jun 13, 2012

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    And something more horrible

    than that is the fact that I don't 'response' when people trying to get in touch with me. I don't like social media (that you can't go anonym). If it's possible, I don't want to have even one account. When I change my phone number I usually 'forget' to notify people. Then, there...
    Airlangga Airlangga 18-21 Apr 6, 2014

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    Why?

    I have been horrible at keeping in touch for my whole life. When I left high school and moved to do the uni in a different town my friends back home were always asking me: "keep in touch, don't forget to phone" and so on. Well, I did not keep in touch. People back in my home...
    farawayfromhellandheaven farawayfromhellandheaven 26-30, F Sep 13, 2011

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    Just last week me and my family go in this

    little trip to a place called Christmas Village where they decorated this almost barren area into this cute pictorial site of Christmas cheeriness and fake bubbly snow (since there wont be any falling snow in the tropics any time soon). It was sort of a farewell party for my...
    natsuki004 natsuki004 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Complex

    My biggest problem is my inferiority complex. I figure I'm not really important to people anyway, so I don't want to bother anyone by phoning or harrass them by showing up at their door. If I do call someone and it sounds like they are eager to get off the phone, it will take me...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Yes I Am

    i am a horriable person to keep in contact with . unless i see you every other day . i do facebook,text but i don't like to use the phone .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14, 2010

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    Im Surprised People Want To Stay My Friend

    i hardly ever answer my phone when people call. dont usually call back either. i rarely ever go to hang out. i just have this thing about... people. im not trying to be a jerk or anything. i dont know, im not social and i dont really like to be around people often. im anti-social...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    Like The Worst

    Seriously. I don't go on facebook, I don't like to call people and I never text people first. I must be some kind of amazing because it's surprising that I have friends. Even when people text me half the time I won't reply. I'll look at a text and think "I'll reply later" and...
    watermelynne watermelynne 18-21 Aug 31, 2013

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    Just No Time

    Of course I have PLENTY of EP time but yeah not phone time which seems to be what they all want. There just aren't enough hours in the day anymore to chat all night and ppl work all day.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Jan 8, 2009

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    I used to be able to keep in touch with people

    until the social network became horrid and people I don't know began to know me... I've seen the consequences of fame
    bowao bowao 22-25, M May 16, 2014

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    Big Reason

    I guess that's why I have so many problems making friends.  I allow my present day life to intervene with trying to keep up with those that I have shared a portion of my life with.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 27, 2008

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    I Get Anti-social

    I tend to get pretty anti-social if I stop talking to people, say over summer break, and this makes it harder to speak to people.. it's a pretty bad cycle :P  However, I am pretty honest and open with people so when I do meet up with old friends it's as though...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    Don'T Get Mad Cause I Fail...

    To wrote back ASAP... I really suck at keeping in touch. Its not my fault... well ok, maybe it is! I swear i read a message and can't reply right then and I say to myself i will reply later when i have more time... its just when later comes, I forget. So If you are...
    Helden Helden 31-35, F Jun 9, 2013

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    Because I Don't Keep In Touch, I Often Worry Someone Will Believe I Just Don't Care Enough About Them.

    I have been derelict in this duty all of my adult life.  You see I have Narcolepsy, and it causes ongoing, long term sleep deprivation.  I haven't had a good nights sleep for 40 years.  I APPEAR to be sleeping EXTREMELY well...which involves hyper-somnia, because...
    miles2gob4isleep miles2gob4isleep 56-60, F Aug 31, 2010

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    All Ghosts Are

    and always for THE WORSTWITH "TOUCH" OR WITHOUT.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Jan 9, 2010

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    Regrets

    I see all these inspirational little quotes about living a life with no regrets. Dance like no one is watching.  Go out of this world with a bang.  All my life, I let those quotes basically filter through my mind, then pretty much get flushed away without giving it a second...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M Oct 2, 2013

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    In the past I always have been terrible at it,

    but I feel like I'm becoming better at it. After a lot of practice, I remember more of what everyone is up to and I approach more people rather than waiting for them to approach me. My social skills are improving! :D But... more and more people stop replying after a few days. I...
    Gentle153Old Gentle153Old 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2014

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    Excuses Excuses

    I tend to isolate. I also convince myself that people just don't want to know me despite the opposite being true when I do pluck up the courage to get in touch. I fret and worry for too long but I realise this is silly behaviour for someone of my age. Oh what to do what to do...
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Good

    WHAT U DO HERE THEN.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    New Email

    I don't know what it is that makes me terrible at keeping in touch. I'm a very private person but in all truths I want to keep in touch but with anxiety it's been a hard struggle to do so. I made a new email in attempts to better keep in touch. If we've been friends on here for a...
    strivingtobeabetterme strivingtobeabetterme 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    My Boyfriend Of 5 Years

    My boyfriend and I have been datin for 5 years havent seen each other in person we talk on the phone every little thou we text all the time the moment he's up to the moment he closes he's eyes the last 2 years we are having trouble cause he told me he cheated on me he lied about...
    Tanishai Tanishai 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Yes, I Am Terrible At Keeping In Touch.

    I don't know why, but when it comes to keeping in touch with friends, I just can't seem to do it. It's not an issue of forgetfulness, it's just that, for some reason, I feel that they probably don't want to hear what I have to say anyway. Because of that, I rarely initiate...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    Every time I move to a new place I lose contact

    with my old friends, no matter how close they are, even when they try to keep in touch. It's always been that way, I want to talk to them but I always end up procrastinating-ironically-by thinking about what to write to them.
    bellx bellx 18-21, F Jan 31, 2014

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    And Have No Friends Because of It

    I don't know why I don't keep in touch with people. I'm working on it.  
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    If one of my friends leaves my school,

    I never keep in touch with them unless they instigate. My therapist said its because I'm used to loss. I guess that's a strength.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M Dec 29, 2013

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    Though no wonder... When you do get attached to

    people and try to get involved in their lives they usually disappear in the blink of an eye when they decide to move on in their lives.
    dannyjc93 dannyjc93 18-21, M Mar 3, 2014

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    My Fault........

     I don't give a lot of thought to "keeping in touch" & tend to wait for someone to contact me before I start replying. I usually feel like I'm boring my friends & that they have much better things to do with their time then listen to me belly ache about my life or whatever.  I...
    GentleTears GentleTears 36-40, F 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    Means A Lot~

    Everyday I think about the people I pass by, that I come into contact with... It blows my mind how many I let go, just like that. One moment of interaction, a passing glance, a shared smile, could lead to something else. Yet, with the people I have made my connection with...
    fantomina fantomina 18-21, F Apr 8, 2012

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    I just moved house and got an apartment right on the seafront, and it has a basement room at the front with a yard!! Woo! I finally have some outside space of my own, where I can...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Apr 14

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    I'm not "horrible" at math ... It just falls toward the bottom of my list of concepts I enjoy ;) I've studied and passed advanced math classes ... Not much of it stuck to me. I'm...
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I'm horrible at a lot of things. But if I can name a number one bad thing, it's math. Numbers confuse me.
    rosycindy101 rosycindy101 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I just found out one of my roommates has been saying horrible things about me behind my back. We had a bit of a falling out when we first moved but she hasn't let it go and had...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Having to do maths for chemistry with all the equations and for physics was horrible i hated doing that... I decided not to pursue a science career because of that! I very nearly...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I just love to be touched. One day when my brother had some friends sleeping over they went into my room to ask if they could take my xbox over to his room. That was the time that...
    CindyNude CindyNude 18-21, F 13 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    So yea i really hate to be touched and there is a reason for it but my best friend wont understand this and keeps huging me (i hate being huged more than normal touching)because he...
    noolybabe14 noolybabe14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Wow, the feeling of being touched is very good and I get sleepy when someone touches me..... If I do not sleep, then just someone touch me and massage me, so I sleep immediately:D
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    i dont like my mother from smaller age . but when she is dressed in saree she will be so sexy . From 16years i want to have sex with her. oneday she wored a sexy saree. thatday she...
    oiihuhvjvjj oiihuhvjvjj 26-30, F Apr 19

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    It's one of my few fears. Being touched is one of the worst things that can happen to me. It feels like I'm being burned, their touch forever stays in my mind. I can always feel...
    GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Unless I'm extremely close to them. I have six people that are allowed to touch me, theyre the only ones who I can relax with. None of them are my family-if my family touches me...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 1 day ago

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