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I Am Trying to Distance Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 137 People

    From My Parents

    I try as hard as I can to spend as little time with them as possible. They know little about me at all, even though we live in the same house. I think it's because I'm angry at them. I'm having trouble forgiving them for all that they've done. My dad is always so critical of me...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    pushing people away felt easier.

    i dont have to rely on anyone, burden anyone with my quirks, flaws and problems. It also disables people from leaving me, abandoning me and turning their backs on me. and anyways, i deserve to be alone.
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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    I have walls around me.

    I take a very strict line from others.
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    I made a friend who lives in Ireland

    but I'm afraid this friendship is gonna end like mine and my superman (Tyler) me and him say I love you he calls me babe and baby and we just talk all day everyday. He wants to be with me and I want to be with him but he's so far away it's not possible
    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 16-17, F Jan 27

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    But It Breaks My Heart

    I'm going to do by best to speak literally here, but I'm not very good at it. So here it goes: I help people, it's what I do. I'm a kind, caring person and I think about the people I help out before helping out myself. It is my biggest strength, yet it is my strongest...
    HypeArt HypeArt 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    Wtf

    Okay,my fellow friends of my past use to say about all of us going to hell. Hailey. Chantal. Hala had a weird dream about me and chant(never met her before)she couldnt see her face''tia,she doesnt have a face.'' ''oh she does..'' ''um,okay'' then out of no-where,angel and arch...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2011

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    From Men.

    The guy who has been my friend for 4 years,who I spent two lovely nights with,but who used me for sex to fill the void of him and his fiancee having a break. The man who I spend every Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening talking politics with. But...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2008

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    From My Freind

    and it is heart breaking.his drug habbit has gotten him nearly killed.he steals,lies ..etc.i have tried and tried to help.i even brought him down to my house for a while.but,he left after a week because my house is so remote.i heard he go beaten up pretty bad after that.his...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 31, 2009

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    I've always had trouble with my self-esteem and base it too much on winning the approval of others. Because I always view myself as needing to have something to offer other people...
    brianwmc9 brianwmc9 22-25, M 5 Responses May 6

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    more than i think i do . i hate myself because of how i am perceived . i hate myself to extent that i cant say why i do. i dont want to have friends because i dont want...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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    "She's worth the distance". Sometimes I see this phrase spoken by some men in LDR and wonder (and jealous). I understand that women can manage LDR somehow when they have him in...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    But also trying to find the courage to change the things I can& the wisdom to know the difference.
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 31 mins ago

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    I have being knowing my bf since we where kids. There was 9 years of our life that we didn't talk because he move to Chicago but two years ago we started talking again and now we...
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    I probably have a really unique love story that I always love telling. I met my boyfriend on an internet game called Runescape about seven years ago. I lived in Michigan while he...
    RedrumRaven RedrumRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I'm mad at my self because I pushed the most amazing woman I've ever been with away...because of my own emotional problems and a ****** up mind we have to love from a distance I...
    ToniDevon ToniDevon 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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    exiled soul drifting in the wind of wishful thinking and there you are, like a critic, denying my existence gave what i ever had now i wander with this empty shell mixed...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 2 Responses May 13

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    i cry myself to sleep because all the pain i suffer each day. i wont let people see me when im sad or angry or anything that they would upset them. they don't need to suffer or...
    kat29emo kat29emo 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I´m just starting to learn to lose myself...and he, he is just learning to find myself...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    For the longest time, I thought I was at a stalemate with myself. No vehicle, no job, no home. I've achieved nothing since high school, how pitiful. I recently chronicled the abuse...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 hr ago

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    Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 2 years. Also we've both never been in a relationship before and i feel that's crazy in a good way. I can't believe he has SO much...
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Hi, I like the name of this cause Thanks to ep I now have some long distance friends too. I have chatted with many different people all over the world on here, and I really think...
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    I've been broken into pieces for years but it's time to dust myself off and fix myself up. I want to work on my confidence so I can do all the little things everyone else does that...
    kdauthor kdauthor 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yes...I am touching myself to the thought of you and it feels so effin' good. Mmmmmm If only...
    Angelxxox Angelxxox 18-21, F 34 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    sometimes i'm just overflowing with thoughts and feelings. and there's always that worry that absolutely nothing i say makes any sense. there's so much inside my head and i never...
    labyrinths6899 labyrinths6899 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    With the love of my life. We met 15 years ago, after breaking up I moved and we lost contact. Now we have been reunited. After another break up in 2013 I moved back to TN. We...
    hoodoo77 hoodoo77 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    guys always flirting on me in office constantly i feel uncomfortable with my co-workers in office..they always flirting on me constantly..i tried to refused make any personal...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F May 19

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    gofund.me/t9se228 well here is my link for my finding let me tell you a little bit about me well My name Is Mandy I am in a long distance relationship from the past 3 years and my...
    americangal americangal 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    Well, i was in big hope for that. But it turns out that it doenst always need to turn out like a happy fairytale. Im in a LDR too, the second time in fact (with the same person...
    ElAlemano ElAlemano 36-40, M 2 Responses May 6

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    I have made this profile few days ago with a decision to face my fears of socialization and gain some insight in my own along with other people's similar problems. At first I...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    I've never had luck with short distance and I wanna try long distance cx
    tarynrain tarynrain 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    I do believe a long distance relationship can work, as long as there is communication and trust with each other and of course being loyal, but I think a long distance relationship...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M May 12

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    Over a year of a very long distance relationship..and when you fall in love with someone the distance sucks!!!! But I will stay strong. See her about 3 months a year .. Hopefully...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for quite some time but are 800+ miles apart and seeing each other is far from easy. I personally believe the distance makes our bond stronger...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 4 Responses May 14

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    05/14/2015 - My little girl Tiny, you may know her as (btiny13) wrote this letter for her mom. And I wanted to share it with all of you. She also had a song played at the funeral...
    Theman1901 Theman1901 70+, M 1 Response May 14

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    It all goes back to May of 2012. At the time I was still in the process of disputing my claim for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and still coping with the worst of my severe...
    WorldCreator WorldCreator 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    My very first question here, I'm a little nervous, but I'm doing it! Ok, here it is: I have a Twitter, and I met this girl, she's the sweetest person ever and we have lots in...
    Brittan1998 Brittan1998 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I try as hard as I can to make those I love and admire proud of me, but every day in some way I'm told "You're not good enough" or "you're not attractive at all." I try to prove I...
    SomethingThatWorks SomethingThatWorks 18-21, F May 5

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    The demons. They win again. They take over my whole self. My whole being. They push away others. They manifest themselves deep in my mind. They turn those who are trying to help me...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I have felt low for so long now, and everyone says it's sad how much my confidence has completely deteriorated over the last year, so I have decided that I am finally going to put...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 12

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    And I'm trying, which is actually going good. I'm trying to think as positive as I can and think as less as I can about negative things. It's been helping me cause I see that I...
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I am a Thief. Whenever I go, I steal. I take pictures of beautiful images. And I keep them all, all of them for free, in a drawer of a pile of my existing memories. The...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F Apr 30

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    I wish I wasn't so hard on myself but I'm afraid if I stop I won't have any motivation to move forward. It's as if I have this real of all my shortcomings and it just plays again...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3

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