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I Can't Relate to People

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    Feeling Alone In The World

    No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to relate to people. My interests are very narrow, I guess. I like to think about and discuss things that more often than not, people seem to think is stupid, or a waste of time. A man in my family, not liking auto-mechanism and sports...
    DarkerGaming DarkerGaming 22-25, M 7 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I Don't Relate to What People Say About Themselves

    I'm now 57 and I want to try to be very explicit about what I mean by "I don't relate to people". When I say I didn't talk to a soul all weekend, and someone says "Oh, I know what you mean!" and then I find out that they spent their weekend at home with their...
    cestmarrant cestmarrant 61-65, F 9 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    Difficulty Making Friends

    I am not a bad person and can easily strike up a conversation with the odd stranger, oddly enough I have a hard time making friends especially female ones.
    Obra Obra 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    Alone

    I feel like I just can't relate to people. I'm a misfit in every sense of the word. I don't date, I don't do drugs, I'm not religious, and my hair's bright purple. People just don't understand me. I feel pretty self aware for my age, yet I don't like talking about things that...
    xCeres xCeres 22-25, F Nov 21, 2011

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    If you think that because its not happening to

    you its not your problem, then I can't relate to you. I can't relate to 90% of the human race. Source of statistic my ***.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M Aug 27

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    At Least One Step Behind

    As long as I can remember, and I remember events from when I was two, I never really understood people. As early as preschool I never really knew what to do with, others; and I rarely had more than one friend at a time, though all the "teachers" liked me. The same remained true...
    tycamrent tycamrent 22-25, M Dec 28, 2011

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    Sometimes I can't tell

    if I'm insane or one of the few sane people on the planet. I just don't get other people. One issue is my complete lack of understanding about relationships. I don't feel attraction or love so when a friend starts telling me about all the bad things in their relationship, that...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Just Too Cool

    I can't relate to people, I guess im just too awesome and cool for people these days.And that was my amazing story about why I can't relate to people.
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Sep 26, 2012

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    Especially Girls My Age

    So a lot of my friends are older i really dont know what to talk about with young people my age unless we automatically click but its not like I want it to be that way I just cant relate to them oh well I think im getting better since I started school so yea
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    Conflicted In Isolation

    I have had problems relating to people ever since I was a teenager.  I just don't seem to be concerned about the same things that a lot of other people think about.  I try to interest myself in some of those things, but I can't seem to bring myself to enjoy a lot...
    plainshirt11 plainshirt11 18-21 3 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    I Dislike Most People

    Normally, I find that I am pretty socially awkward. I've always been shy and I am pretty hard of hearing. These two things do not go well together, believe me. I have a threshold when it comes to talking to people and I am totally transparent. I like to get out once in a blue...
    blowtorch79 blowtorch79 31-35 Oct 10, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I didn't pay this issue much mind until recently. A close relative & his wife adopted a small dog recently. I was stunned when they brought the dog over for a holiday dinner but I...
    prugirl prugirl 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    It's really hard for me to try and relate to other girls because I'm just different. While they're looking at which lipstick looks best on them and talking about guys and make up...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    There are horrible subtle ways they do it too, like they select their words carefully in their consciousness to be hurtful and denigrating. I have my theories as to why they do it...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This has been a problem for me my whole life. I grew up isolated. I wasn't allowed to have friends, go outside or be loved. We didn't celebrate holidays or get stuff for christmas...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I know what he wants, but I just can't give it to him. It would just make everything weird and complicated and probably destroy the last strand of our friendship. Or whatever this...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    people have always told me I sound older than my age , maybe because of the circumstances in life that always made me act older than my age. That's probably why people tell me...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I'm depressed, I don't feel good, I'm in physical pain, I'm agitated, I just want to sleep but I keep having nightmares, I can't stop crying. My BF did something that could...
    Alternagirl Alternagirl 31-35, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Always think about this one guy.. He's made such an impact on my life, brings a light and happiness to my life.. Hes not perfect.. But he's perfect to me! And nothing could change...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep til 3am+ and on the weekends when I wake up around 2'o'clock I'm exhausted. I've had a history with self harm, anxiety and depression so could these be related? This...
    xcircusfreak xcircusfreak 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I consider my self to be extremely open minded. and i think i can accept everything about anyone. there are things i don't l but i can accept the most taboo, the most alien...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M Nov 21

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    Lately I am feeling really fed up of people in general. Feeling fed up of loud mouthed, gossiping, jealous, two faced people with sad, pathetic lives who gang up on someone they...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    honestly, these past few years have truly changed me so much. I have been subject to pain, depression, sadness, and every form of agony that a human mind can experience. life...
    dtylerrr dtylerrr 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I don't understand what the deal is. I keep myself in good shape, dress in tasteful modest clothing, I like my face, I have a good job making decent money, I'm pretty confident...
    Celestron Celestron 31-35 4 days ago

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    Before I was born, my mother was pregnant with my brother and decided to marry my father for the support. She stayed with him for twenty years until now to raise her children...
    bubbleteax bubbleteax 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I can't seem to find true happiness, I grew up at my grand ma place, my dad is based in Asia country, have always go to school myself, other kids come to school with their mother...
    lindadalexmonroe lindadalexmonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I can't ever. I find it so embarrassing that my friends might realise I have emotions. emotions are embarrassing. I'm not comfortable with letting people know I'm not indifferent...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    My really good friend is slowly destroying our friendship with the amount of incessant emails/text messages she is sending me. I really value our friendship, however lately it...
    fckthtbtch fckthtbtch 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I like people that I can't have, I don't know why. I just feel like I'm not good enough for them. Even when attractive people show interest in me, I just shut down because it's...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Dec 2

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    There's so much people are asking me to do, but none of it is really for myself... I don't want to go to school and learn all this useless knowledge. I want to be out in the world...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Dec 8

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    Coworker with the same age, higher salary and grade, older in the company, different position, some common work, same office. Although, he is so jealous of me, not only jealous he...
    zolito zolito 31-35, M Dec 12

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    It's a good thing people, especially my therapist, can't read my mind. Lately I've been thinking only of revenge. The person that ruined my life and did horrible things (to other...
    185fleetstreet 185fleetstreet 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 12

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    It has completely snuck up on me! Going shopping for everything today... After work! I always procrastinate but I seem worse this year (Halloween did this to me too!)... We think...
    DTF7 DTF7 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't have the strength. If they don't want to be helped, then there's really not much more I can do. Except to pray and ask God to help them. I can only tolerate so much from...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    This is my second post today in less than 30 mins because I have a lot to get off my chest. :) My biggest issue I believe is that I want what I can't have. It's not because I can...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    I don't see a point. As long as a person is doing no harm, let them have their own beliefs. You can't blame everyone in a religion for the acts of others. That's like blaming all...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M Dec 3

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    I don't know how much longer I can go on. My throat is bleeding again, and I am unable to eat. I don't want to go on if I never get to talk with him again. I didn't even need to be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Finally, a place to find some comfort. Thank you so much for your story... of course, I draw such similarity to my experience. I have had an affair for almost 4 years and she...
    hearbrokenandlonely hearbrokenandlonely 46-50 6 days ago

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    I work hard to get nowhere. Constantly get taken advantage of. But worst of all I'm stuck. Stuck in a house sharing a bedroom with a sibling that is bipolar and has borderline...
    Fulgurite Fulgurite 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Sooo, there is this guy. He told me he started liking me back in 2013 of OCTOBER.. This boy and I have had a fairly good friendship. I don't like him any more than a friend. He...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For some reason people think of me as the sluttiest, girliest, womanliest person on the planet when they talk to me on the phone or chat with me! I don't know what kind of a vibe I...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Two people now... I can't have either... One does not want to know I exist, the other treats me as a child... I know I shouldn't be thinking of either of them- I have a boyfriend...
    Cheta34 Cheta34 18-21 Dec 5

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    So there's multiple girls who really like me. And being a single guy, I'm not really tied down anywhere, so I flirt and talk to multiple girls. There's 2 specific girls who are...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Dec 8

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    I find it so hard to understand women. In general. Especially when you're not attracted to them at all. One tries to keep a distance and let things work out with , we'll , work...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    My mind is so scattered today. I keep thinking about you. Can't focus on my work. It just keeps piling up.
    been2 been2 36-40, F 4 Responses