I Feel Emotionally Detached and Empty Inside

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    Haunting Spirits

    Sitting on the park bench Staring at the bay Crying out to spirits That haunt me everyday Wishing they would leave me At peace to fall asleep Instead they come to poke me And grab my soul to keep I tell them that my heart hurts And is crumbling as it falls But they just keep on...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180
    46-50, F
    Jun 17, 2012

    I've really been feeling the absence of my

    humanity lately. It's sort of strange. I feel free, yet empty. Like all of my energy has been unleashed, but was then encompassed by a vortex of dark matter and frost. This oblivion of thought makes for many lonesome nights, where I simply gaze up into the sky warily, praying to...
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    Have you ever sat down

    and wondered what the hell is your purpose in life since you can't do anything right? Has the question "Why am I still breathing" ever crossed your mind even for a split second.. Have you gone down memory lane and realized that maybe just maybe you are a failure at everything...
    Elis14 Elis14
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    I cry all the time and

    when I go to classes or to work, it's like I do it automatically. I can't focus, I want to be home all day and you know what worse? Thinking about him every second of my life. I hate myself for Loving someone so much. I can't seem to feel anything at all anymore.
    mmurillor91 mmurillor91
    26-30, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    Frantic Late Night Googling

    At this age, I never thought I'd feel so detached. On the outside I might look pretty normal. But right now I feel like I've hit the existential speed bump. And everything is starting to slow down. I don't find anything or anyone engaging anymore. I can't talk to my friends about...
    freestyler605 freestyler605
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jun 22, 2012

    I'm usually a very emotional person,

    but there are times when things get a bit overwhelming and then, boom, the emotions just stop. And suddenly I can think clearly, and focus on things that require my full attention. I feel fine, not to the extent of feeling empty, but a bit emotionally distant. Is this normal?
    deleted deleted
    Nov 20, 2015

    As I'm typing this, my world is just crumbling.

    It's not the first time.. I keep picking back the pieces.. Mend everything.. Pull myself back up and move forward. But sometimes it's really tiring to keep doing it again and again. I never let out how I feel to anyone coz they just don't get it.. This post is not about me...
    EnigmaSings EnigmaSings
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    Boundaries. I appreciate the emptiness

    and the numbness. It feels unreal and at the same time free from everything in this world. It's like the clock stopped ticking...
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster
    22-25, F
    Mar 17, 2015

    I'm a senior guy in highschool,

    and this feeling is relatively new. I've always been the weird kid in school, not because I liked the attention, rather because it is just how I am. My sister and mother always thought I lacked normal human responses to things, and I never really knew how to fit into groups of...
    dr248 dr248
    22-25, M
    May 17, 2014

    Like the dry, barren desert,

    cut off from the rest of the world, I feel so detached... Like trying to reach something on the other side of the glass, I can see them but I can't touch them, at the finger tip reach but cannot grasp them.... It's like a pebble in your shoe...you can feel it there, but you...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    Detachment From Reality

    Seeing the state of the world, I feel very "sensitive" towards everything wrong (and right) with the world. I have come to realize not to make huge investments in anything, including family. Ironically, I am a soul who hates people but loves humanity, if that makes sense. I...
    SapientaPeto SapientaPeto
    Feb 11, 2013

    I have always been and gone through a lot

    but yet I don't let that claim me . I am emotionally detached from myself bc I lost another love one but I felt no pain and could not cry . I feel like everyone I touch dies . But I am going to therapy to figure things out.
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh
    22-25, F
    Nov 30, 2014

    I always knew I was indifferent to almost

    everything with the household I grew up in. Others feel excited, I try to feel that way too, but I can't.
    burstenna burstenna
    22-25, F
    Feb 22, 2015


    This idiotic looking person, reflected in my mirror, who is it? With your shield called logic, this jealousy in your lonely heart. Yes, even if I am, always trying my best in this society Everyone around me is an enemy, criticizing me, Treating me like an idiot. Is there anyone...
    sarablue sarablue
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2012
    deleted deleted
    Jun 19, 2015

    I think it started in a small way several

    months ago, but I put that down to stress, as I have been working hard for some very important examinations these last few months. They ended yesterday, and I still feel the same way. I feel no love, happiness, sadness, anger, desire or disappointment. I have had mood swings - a...
    classicminx classicminx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    I'm nothing but a useless space occupier,

    why does anyone even bother keeping me around?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    you know that feeling?

    when all day you end up going through the motion so you don't cause people to worry. And you're just waiting, waiting to get home in to your room, close the door, fall into bed, and just let everything you kept in all day out. That feeling of both relief and desperation. Nothing...
    Miracle5463 Miracle5463
    18-21, F
    Jan 5, 2014

    I always feel empty. I feel like I'm just

    playing a video game character. I control myself, but I feel so empty and detached. I control what she does, what she says, and what she thinks. But, I feel so detached. It's the same feeling as when you play a character... I can feel a bit, and sympathize with the character at...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2015

    I'm having one of those days again.

    Just finished my finals. Studied as hard as I could. I know I should at least be glad that the finals are done with but it seems that the dust hasn't settled yet. I'm feeling more anxious than usual about my exams. I'm afraid, that I might fail. I set myself up for this degree...
    freestyler605 freestyler605
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2014

    I don't know what's wrong with me lately I

    don't want to go out Be around people and talk Even when someone talks to me I can't take in what they are saying When I'm in a room full of people I feel so alone
    krazy81 krazy81
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    Yesterday was my mothers funeral,

    and not a single tear fell from my eyes. I smiled for most, and even laughed. I stood up and read a piece in the church. There was over 200 people. The vicar said "we normally only get this many people at Christmas." It's not that I'm happy she is dead, although it did put an...
    Heellover Heellover
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    I feel nothing. I dont feel happy

    nor sad nor anger nor excited. Everything just flat. I have no passion and dont know what to do. I go to work everyday, deal with things that need my response, talked with my only co-worker (this small company only have 2 workers) and then I will stare at my dekstop. I am hungry...
    rheos rheos
    31-35, F
    Aug 22, 2014

    Today Was A Good Day.

    even though i am feeling emptier than ever after quitting my favorite time sucking video game, i laughed. I saw my cat in the driveway today with his tounge sticking out and i just laughed like an idoit. i wish i felt that way  now.
    genericloser genericloser
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2011

    No matter how much people would wanna try to be

    close to me, I would never let anybody in. Especially the new ones that I've known. Because I feel like they are not genuine about it.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    I'd Rather Not Be Who I Am.

    I'm not sure why, but lately I have been very cold and malicious. My mood swings have been out of control and every thing that I say out loud or seem to think about is something cruel or something that makes me think myself into a bad mood. I wouldn't really consider myself...
    Princess1211 Princess1211
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 11, 2011

    Well, I'm probably older

    than most of the writers here in this post. It wasn't until I was 50 that I learned I had been totally abused in every way...too innocent and kind before that to even believe it possible. Woke up one day to find all those years of loving and believing caring would either turn...
    beachldy beachldy
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    An Anniversary

    I feel out of place here. No one really understands me and doesn't bother to. I don't ask for much, or anything for that matter. Can I just be treated like a normal human being? I like being talked to and included in social things.. Please stop ignoring me. I'd like to feel loved...
    Sennasenpaiz Sennasenpaiz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

    So empty, unfeeling. I could not feel a single

    emotion, it comes and goes. Everytime I try to grasp it it slips out of my hand like fine sand. I constant reached out, to feel even the slightest emotion no matter how small or negative it might be. But it could never last. Barely a minute ago I was laughing so happily, one...
    littleowlet littleowlet
    16-17, F
    Feb 1, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Jun 2, 2015

    So I've been dating this guy whom I've fall in

    love in every damn way possible...he was my world.. I loved him and love him still. It lasted a year and a half... But I left him coz I was curious about the life outside our rela..he wanted to stay...but I pushed him away..now he is dating another girl..and I'm dying inside day...
    idkmynamek idkmynamek
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    I Think I'Ve Gone Crazy

    I think I may have gone crazy. But I suppose I've been crazy for quite some time now. I don’t even really remember the days when I was truly sane. I want to tell my mom how I feel, but she’ll probably not even care. I don’t think my family realises just how sad I am. They...
    squishyfishy21 squishyfishy21
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2013

    Is Feeling Nothing Such a Bad Thing

    Sometimes I wonder, when I am crying or hurting and can't see and end, if feeling nothing at all would be such a bad thing. I mean, all the hurt and sadness I feel would go away.................... But then I think of the occasional bliss I feel and it gets me thinking, "...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    21 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    ......I don't even know what to say anymore,

    I just feel empty, lonely, and becoming detached. I guess I should just accept that fact that you'll never be able to truly tell someone how you feel. I've failed so many times, its pitiful, but I don't know what else to. Its always that moment when you think your finally ready...
    HeartStrings3 HeartStrings3
    22-25, F
    Sep 3, 2014

    I would love to be nothing.

    It would help relieve a lot of stress and pain and I wouldn't have to worry so much anymore. Unfortunately, being nothing isn't an option at the moment. I'm still trying to decide whether that's good or bad.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    Right now it's weird,

    I feel detached from reality and creativity, like both are slipping away, neither feel real and yet there the closest to real that I can feel, I'm not sad or depressed, nor bored or grey, I'm really just not here at all. I can't really feel love, sadness, or pain, and I can't...
    FotTroxiliar FotTroxiliar
    16-17, M
    Mar 18, 2016

    I lost my feelings years ago I tried to commit

    suicide My out is still breathing But i died inside
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    Sometimes u gotta be ur own hero n save ur

    precious heart becuz sometimes the people u can't imagine living w/out, can actually live w/out u!! I hate the feeling when u have to say goodbye to someone u actually want to spend every minute/second/hour with..!
    Giselle1023 Giselle1023
    18-21, F
    Dec 28, 2014

    I just want to think

    that there's someone out there that cares about ME....that no matter what would stand up for ME....who enjoys my company and everything that has to do with ME....
    ohimjustagirl ohimjustagirl
    31-35, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    I grew up a lonely kid.

    I had no friends. I long for a close female intimate friend. I used to long for a male best friend that was attracted to me and have this love movie story play out. I am a college student and haven't made any friends. I need some friends. I feel so depressed. Urg...life sucks...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    Emotional Detachment Is My Armor

    I've never been very emotional, and it's never been a conscious decision.  I have watched loved ones die with few tears shed.  I have the "ability" to sever all emotional ties with someone in an instant, which is cool, I guess, when a relationship is ending, but I feel...
    SpiritualFighter SpiritualFighter
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2010

    I Just Don't Know Anymore

    I feel like I'm damaged and I don't know what to do anymore. I feel detached from everyone. I don't have friends. I don't feel anything for my boyfriend. I don't know. I am going crazy
    FuckingHostile FuckingHostile
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2012

    I Am Slowly Dying

    I have tried to be a good person, but my life has had so many obstacles . As a baby I was the 2Nd child born to a young mother who miscarried me at 24 weeks. The priest baptized me and gave me the blessing of the sick. My mom already had one child who was I year old. I was placed...
    findinghanna findinghanna
    36-40, F
    Jul 12, 2011
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