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I Am Trying to Distance Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    I'm not as nice as I used to be,

    because I don't want to get used or walked over. I really don't trust everyone nowadays, because behind every fake smile there's a backstabber. I'm trying to distance myself from people because in the end, they're only going to leave. I guess I've changed because I realized that...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F Nov 18

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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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    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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    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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    I have walls around me.

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

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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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    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

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    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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    Let me share this experience, I meet someone and his 4,643 miles away from where I am, being in a long distance relationship is very hard but I'm trying to do my best and I think I...
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    Pain in my eyes, a smile in my disguise. Looking up in the sky, while the stars begin to fall. Broken dreams left with just a memory. One that I had with you. You tore me into...
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    I really want to be in a long distance relationship, but I kinda feel guilty about wanting to because I feel like I'm just trying to push away any pressure about sex. :/
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    I have given you everything. I have presented myself as the cup at your winner's circle. I bow down at your presence. Your beauty steals my breath almost constantly. And all the...
    risa1068 risa1068 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    Well, first of all to all those who are in long distance relationship, my deepest felicitations and best wishes for you are brave enough to believe and support each other without...
    DAKtheligislator DAKtheligislator 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    hi! my name is jesse and id like to tell you all that despite what alot of people say. long distance relationships CAN work if both people put the effort equally in. any amount...
    Angeldark87 Angeldark87 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am not certain if long distance relationships can work or not. Distance can create a passion that is not taken for granted. Then again distance is difficult and can create strain...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I have always been the shy girl. The wired girl. Iv always loved playing sports was never really into makeup. I would much rather play soccer or football than go shopping. I was...
    Ampk Ampk 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Like me and my dad used to be very close when I was little me & my dad used to be very close now it's just like distance . He's doesn't say anything to me and we never hang out...
    Heyitsjalenn Heyitsjalenn 13-15, F Nov 22

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    I am in love and in no way will this relationship work! It's breaksy heart every night and I know he's hurting too. What do I do? We live in 2 different city's he works I work we...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    These last few days I've been the happiest because my bf came down. He does very much come down when he can. (We don't drive) we are at the end of high school. Last year in...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F Nov 26

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    Last Year, The Beginning Of Sixth Grade, I was in my room sitting on a chair and my brother was behind me. We were just playing and pulling the chair up and down without making it...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I met my boyfriend about two and a half years ago on a video game. After a slightly rocky past between us we got together 7 months ago and it was the best decision I had ever made...
    EmmaLouiseW EmmaLouiseW 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    jetboyjetgirl jetboyjetgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    fergieCC12 fergieCC12 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Well... Certainly I'm not in a 5 thousand miles relationship, but it's enough for me to miss her a lot. We are in a mere 170 miles distance relationship, we got really close last...
    Blsgouros Blsgouros 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I am in a 1446 km LDR. It all began on 4 January. A few days after New Year’s Eve, my life had returned to the normal routine of study, boring days and stress when someone added...
    Chiara92 Chiara92 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm a young male adult and, I've been chosen by God to preach his word. So I am trying my hardest to better myself. So that people may look at me and see his grace instead of my...
    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M Nov 24

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    I'm working on being present. On living in the moment, but not in the way that justifies doing harmful, destructive things. Just living in the moment, in the purest sense. I'm...
    manzanilla manzanilla 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I try to practice mindfulness. I go for walks, but I'm in tears after fifteen minutes from the pain in my joints. I focus on my breathing, but my chest feels tight; I can't get...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 4 Responses Nov 21

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    Carried away with chastity belt!The other day, I was home alone and decided to try my chastity belt on again. The plan was that maybe I could see if I could ideally tolerate it...
    lockedheels lockedheels 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Umm.. So it was beautiful, ofcourse at the start, as every relationship is.. but very soon at the initial stage she lost my trust. Not love, I just stopped trusting her but I didn...
    mak2512 mak2512 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Over the year, I met a woman who would soon become my best friend. We shared everything together. We were inseparable at one point. Then, we started dating. And I soon learned what...
    Wanderlord Wanderlord 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over phone and...
    sarahc11 sarahc11 26-30, F Nov 18

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    Trapped under the lake, winter 2014. So it's now the early draught of Winter. Incessant rain has been falling all this month. And the mornings rebirth the frigid aura of brumal...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    Being jn a long distance relationship is hard:$ but if two hearts love eachother who is to tell them it isn't love. They built air ports in their hearts, That flys them over to...
    livingwithdemions livingwithdemions 13-15, T 3 Responses Nov 19

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    So you know how your intuition shows you the big picture of where you'd like to be. Then you fall back into your body and it starts panicking because it thinks it has to get there...
    Loufree Loufree 26-30, F Nov 19

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    dianacc11 dianacc11 26-30, F Nov 19

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    dianacc11 dianacc11 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    I dont mind distance ppl wtf there's nothing wrong with it
    Blackisahappycolor Blackisahappycolor 16-17, F 15 Responses Nov 20

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    Hello EP FAMILY. I am here asking for help, My name is Citlalli Ramos, I'd like to share this exciment feeling ive got. 3 years ago, I met the most amazing guy on earth and fell...
    citlalliprincess19 citlalliprincess19 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Just got in to a long distance relationship.. I am praying that it works! He is willing to put in as much effort as I am to make this work... Wish me luck! And if there is any...
    AaliyahLove AaliyahLove 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    Everybody always throws trust on it! I'm here to tell you, it is not always directly about trust! Sometimes it's about logic and logically speaking long distance and relationship...
    newbeginnings15 newbeginnings15 18-21, F Nov 26

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    Did you know they write books on how to make a long distance relationship work? WTF do the writers smoke? I want some too!!!
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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