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I Can't Relate to People

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    I feel that everyone I feel a friendship could

    start with stops talking to me before they get to know me because I'm too awkward or I guess I'm different. I say things in a different way than most people. I'm not good at small talk. I hate small talk. I want to talk about things that matter. Things that are constant...
    UncannyPlane21 UncannyPlane21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    Never been able to get along with,

    associate with, understand or feel what others are feeling. I've always been bullied and felt like an outsider to other people. Never thought or acted the same was as others. Always been very much an outsider. Thing is I don't even really want to change, because I still don't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 Jan 16, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I guess the titles says it all.

    It's weird how easy it seems for everybody else, socializing, making friends. I hang out with people, but it's like the relationship is empty. I could stop seeing them tomorrow and life would be the same. Also, I'm so nervous in social settings, I'm always asking myself what...
    Irregularthinking Irregularthinking 18-21, F Mar 7, 2015

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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.
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Sep 26, 2012

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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'm a borderline personality

    that can't relate to other borderline personalities or "normal" people.
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M Jul 18, 2015

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    Why does society always want to break someone and then complain that they are weak. Why do society build people up to only turn around and destroy them. If society really truly...
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    I can 't stand my husband I can't stand my husband etcetera....So i married a jerk .he only cares about themselves if i say anything about how i feel i get screamed at he actually...
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    I've never been able to keep a job for over 2-3 years. I always seem to get ... I don't know what it is ... exacerbated. So I quit. I get fed up. I dislike authority figures...
    dmcac dmcac 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    Why you? Where is the man I once knew? The one who I thought would never hurt me, especially not gonna make me cry? Where is the man that I fought for? Who's so gentle and loving...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    if mind reading were possible, the world would be in chaos... everyone has a fleeting though or two.. they have thoughts that cannot be helped, its not their fault.. what they do...
    Darasi Darasi 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm ready to spit fire right now! So dear husband dropped off one of the girls I usually nanny for at preschool since I'm still confined to bed. Not ten minutes after dropping her...
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can't even talk to her. Literally every time my mom tries to make conversation with me, I'm instantly annoyed. It can be as simple as, "How was your day?" and I'll snap back at...
    MegsLynn MegsLynn 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am pretty sure I lost my best friend in the whole world and I just can't get over it. It has been 31 days. Our families are close, we said we were family. I don't know what to...
    Cherylestayed Cherylestayed 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like I'm surrounded by retards I tell them not to touch my stuff but they just don't listen. Now I can't find my gym clothes so that means I have to buy a new pair. I have...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    RELENTLESSLY HAUNTED by every instance of poor judgement or just common errors. Can't turn my mind off, I just relive every single moment! Even ones looong forgotten by people who...
    HollowBravado HollowBravado 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Most days I’m ok. I mean sure, just like always you do cross my mind, but today I really miss you. I came so close to sending you a message telling you so, but I know it’ll...
    jackflash3300 jackflash3300 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's hard. Loving someone so much, with all your heart. Loving them so much that it physically hurts you when they are away. Loving them so much that they never leave your mind...
    Thelostsoulslasthope Thelostsoulslasthope 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    February 2, 1985 A thousand times today, alone, I've lived it in my mind. You took something from me, and I will never be the same way I was. It's not necessarily a bad thing...
    ZenLioness ZenLioness 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm in love with this boy with the perfect smile in the beginning when we met he was so sweet and we hung out all the time Then the popular gorgeous girl started talking to him...
    CookieTracker7 CookieTracker7 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    everyone's negative sometimes. it isn't like i'm going to dump a friend for having a bad day or anything. i am so sensitive to others' moods, though; i feel like when someone is...
    astrifer astrifer 22-25, F Jan 28

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    Just when I think, feel I have moved on, and I had, emotionally. I had been single for at least 3 months, and I got involved with someone who, unintentionally, and fell for...
    YokoOnosVision YokoOnosVision 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I can't sleep, I don't think I will tonight. I don't know what to do or how to filter my thoughts. I need someone to talk to but I don't want to seem weak to my friends or make...
    princessfenty princessfenty 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I can't stop thinking about you. My craving for you has become double fold! You’re on my mind from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep. Today, I felt you, in my most...
    jan25 jan25 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I moved to Austin with a lot of excitement. New job, cool new city to explore and a whole new state I'd never really experienced. Now since I've lived here for 3 years, I can...
    princessadora princessadora 36-40, F Jan 24

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    I was just blamed for being raped, because I didn't report it at the time. I was called selfish because I never said anything, and for the fact that I didn't tell the guy raping me...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    So we have been best friends for 10 years but over the last 2 years things have started to change. We fell in love but we can't be together not because of anyone else but of our...
    JamieLeedc JamieLeedc 26-30, F Jan 24

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    You and I were young... I didn't know... I can't let go... I'm so mute with disgust and dazed with awful images of how it must have felt. I can't help you and I pray constantly for...
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 Jan 23

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    Why i always find myself in trouble even if I didn't do anything, I don't get people , they want to do something and when I do it they don't like it, why did you asked on the first...
    tukie14 tukie14 13-15, F