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I Feel Distant From Everybody

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    I just feel better when I am alone

    but my family doesn't understand that, I don't trust my so call friends (who knows if they are real friends) I also battle depression and anxiety and I don't feel right around others, I only fake a smile when I'm around people and hope to hurry up and get away from them I'd...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 1 Response May 4

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    People Suck I Feel Distant

    because i feel jealous i work this ***** thats in a town that sucks i see rich people coming in having a good time drinking in stuff eating theve got more money than me a lot of dont tip they cant even tip at least 50 cents its not fair i was fired 3 jobs for something i never...
    chrismoniz chrismoniz 26-30, M Oct 24, 2011

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    Distancing Never Helped Anybody!

    I've suddenly come to realize that I am not really who I thought I was. I used to think that I knew everybody, everybody knew me, and I was liked by everyone. That was until Camp Middle School came around. All of the schools in the district come together as one school and of...
    MattyJunior MattyJunior 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Holding It In

    I have a wife who I can not communicate with and it seems to make it hard to communicate with anybody else.  I am just so used to holding everything in.
    gettinby gettinby 56-60, M 4 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Bad Friends! (True Story)

    One time, when i was in 6th grade, my "friends" told me to go to this roller-skating rink called "Skate Plex". It was a Friday night and i made my way inside and i couldn't find my "friends" anywhere! I was walking over to the girls bathroom to call them but then i saw Marina...
    EastSideGirl806 EastSideGirl806 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I Thought I Helped You B.......Iattttch!!!

    I thought we challenged each other enough to make each other grow, but as you said I did not do anything to help..........just shows to me how much you are still wrapped up in your own little world of la la BS..............and how you are the ONE that refuses to grow despite...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F May 26, 2013

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    Someone Message Me

    I'm so freak in bored. Someone hmu.
    SuperTacoDeluxe SuperTacoDeluxe 18-21, M Oct 12, 2013

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    Alone.

    I just feel like I am floating on a raft on the dark ocean all by myself.  At any minute a shark will come and bite my raft, causing me to sink.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Dec 4, 2009

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    I feel distant... Disconnected from humanity,

    surrounded by people yet so lonely.
    justme789 justme789 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I don't know why i feel this way i just do.

    .. I have people around me that say that they love me and are here for me but i really don't feel like they are... I feel like they are only around me just for what i can do for them... I feel so disconnect from everything and everyone... Even though im surround by people i still...
    shy01988 shy01988 26-30, F Jan 16

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    i cant help but feel myself slowly fading away

    from wveryone that cares about me all the time. this always happens to me
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    So Far Away From Everyone

    i keep feeling that i'm so far away from everyone.. even my family doesn't know the real me.. people who see me everyday, they don't know me.. and never will i don't cut myself, i'll never do my only escape is music i play guitar and sing everyday like everything is okay like...
    HakujitsuSeiten HakujitsuSeiten 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    I Fee L Distant

    I well feel distant from someone close to me she always tell me I'm to busy to talk or even chat with me .....she in new relationship and its like I'm don't mean anything to her she has been like 4 this yr..and she don't even talk to any of her other friends
    candie27 candie27 31-35 May 1, 2012

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    Distant

    I feel like my lack of trust in people has caused me to push them away and distance myself. I don't like it, and I want to change it, I just don't know how. I used to be able to talk to people and be a part of groups really easily, but after some major changes in my life that...
    BananaBat BananaBat 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2011

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    In My Own World

    I feel like I've been growing more distant from everybody lately... Barely noticing if somone calls for me, spending less and less time with my friends, neglecting some of my duties... Is this a side effect of being alone for so long?
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M Jun 22, 2010

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    I Feel Like Im Traped In A "theater"/ Distant From Others

    hello im 18 years old and i think im loseing my mind i dont know when this problem started exactly but its been about a year or two it wasnt a serious thing until just recently. i have never been the most social person but i could handle my own in a conversation even with...
    adarkpassenger adarkpassenger 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

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    Yeah....

    There are times when I feel very distant from people, an abnormality. The people I feel I should connect to seem not to be "there", but I am not sure if it is me or them. There are those people who I am truely connected to who bring me back, but still, the feeling rarely fades...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 17, 2010

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    Feeling Distant.

    I hope I'm not reaching depression, but I've been feeling distant lately. During the summer I was fine and the beginning weeks of school, but now I feel disconnected from the world. Maybe I'm trying to juggle too many activities. It almost feels as if I clock out from the world...
    BobbiKristina BobbiKristina 18-21, F Oct 8, 2013

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    I dont even know what to say

    when I'm with my friends anymore, or my family. It just feels awkward and distant. I dont enjoy spending time with anyone anymore, and I feel guilty for it.
    alliemnm alliemnm 18-21, T 1 Response May 4

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    Sensative

    I'm very sensative to negativity. I never understood people. I do now. I'm still distant from most everyone in the world. I want to remain alone. I am not a social person. I can be nice to people who are nice to me. But I don't go looking for conversation, often. I can't relate...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 Jan 1, 2012

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    I Don't Know Why

    I feel like i am always away from the people i know. I haven't felt like i belonged to a group since my move during 6th grade(Only moved 20 mins away but what and who i knew were gone somehow). I talk to people and have friends, none very close, but I can't shake the feeling that...
    Tantheman Tantheman 18-21, M Dec 3, 2009

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    Ever since I was a little kid.

    Hell I won't even admit a lot of things over the Internet. I don't know why. But I feel like was born to be alone. Eh, whatever
    someoneandstuff someoneandstuff 18-21, M Feb 10

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    I Am So Distant.

    I'm like floating around all by myself out here.  I just need Andrew to get here and pick me up, I guess.  He's the only person who won't make me feel worse.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2010

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    I Am Distant From Regular People

    I don't feel like anybody else. I am just different from everybody. I never get picked in games. I always get called names and bullied. Can anybody help me? ~~thewerewolf
    thewerewolf thewerewolf 70+ Jan 4, 2012

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    I'm up to week 6 of a 12 week social anxiety course. Each session is 2 hours. I am noticing some improvements already. But I wouldn't recommend doing this kind of therapy until you...
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    Sad that I don't feel that from my husband.
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    I feel nervous typing this as my beautiful baby sleeps beside me and my very handsome husband, who is a great father and a good person, snores nearby. I just feel so ungrateful, or...
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    I'm underneath it all tonight Out my window there's a million lights Thousand hearts feeling just like me Man, it feels like Heaven out here in the street I know I got a lot to...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    elevating elevating 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    Being emotional distant is a good thing. Does not mean you are selfish, it means you are in control. Calmness. Peaceful tranquility. Sharing all those emotions that bobbles up...
    AlenB AlenB 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    So I'M In Walmart...... I know, I know....Walmart. But I live in this small town and the next nearest place to buy gloves and hats and scarves and stuff is a hundred and ten...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M Nov 10

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