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I Feel Emotionally Detached and Empty Inside

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    Mr. Empty

    Smile, laugh and talk to people. that pretty much sum up my whole life in college. I always have a big smile when greeting people. Happy go lucky Mr. follow your dream and set it free but then I find myself incomplete. My whole life had been miserable. When I go home I always end...
    polo8907 polo8907 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    ....??!

    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 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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    Watching The World Go By...

    I seem to be stuck, adrift from what is going on around me.  I have been unemployed for 6 months (through no lack of trying) and single for way too long (coming up 3 years) and time just seems irrelevant with days/weeks just passing by.  I feel stuck in a self...
    room2skank room2skank 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    I'm Not Sad, Sadness Is A Feeling. I Don't Have Any Emotions.

    You know how its perfectly normal to feel sad after a traumatic event? You know how you eventually heal from that? That feeing before you heal is know as sadness. But sadness is a feeling and that does not describe me at the moment. See I wish I was sad because sadness is a...
    Accalia Accalia 16-17 Mar 8, 2011

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    I Didn't See That Coming.

    This world is full of disappointments and overly dramatized happy endings; I know that now. For a while I had been addicted to reading "Minutes in Heaven" quizzes on quizilla.com. It hurts too much to do that now. I read them now and my loneliness that I worked so hard to push...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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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 41-45, F Jun 17, 2012

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    Numbness

    Atm I feel nothing I had my heart broken and I went numb There is no real pain Just a dull ache in my chest I don't feel it in my heart I don't even know if its still there I feel SOOO empty I feel so numb It will fade And I will hurt But for now I am numb
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2009

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    The majority of the time I feel stoic.

    The heaviness sinks in after some disappointment. Although I imagine everyone experiences disappointment. My immediate response is one of exquisite delight. "Yes. THIS heaviness." Familiar sentiment of irritation with myself casts the heaviness in a beneficial light. Who needs...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    There is this huge numbing sadness

    that is drowning me. And I feel so alone, unable to trust or relate to anybody.
    tnetennba tnetennba 18-21, F Feb 23

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    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Detached. I Need Insight.

    I need insight..I don't want to shut down. I am going to sum it up by saying I lost both my parents when I was 11, and 12. Things were always rocky and I have gone through some abuse, though I can't make it out clearly. I am a college student now, and I am finding it very hard to...
    ArtemusLush ArtemusLush 22-25, F Apr 16, 2013

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    No Emotion And Tired

    I've been feeling like this for 6 months and it gets better then worse then better again and then 10 times worse. I can't ask for help as I know no one can. I just want an insight into if anyone else is like this; there is no 'proper' reason as to why I feel like this. Yes I...
    UselessAt16 UselessAt16 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    I Do Nothing All Day.

    With my dead emotions comes a dead physical body that I carry around with me every day. The most I can do with it is grab stuff with my hands, walk on dimensional surfaces with my feet, and click away on my laptop keyboard with no life, emotion, or passion for anything in life. I...
    blackrainbow8687 blackrainbow8687 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    I Feel Nothing

    Im only 18 and im already tired of life. I know i shouldnt feel this way already but i do. I go to school everyday, which i absolutely hate, and deal with the same **** everyday. Im so tired of it. I only have 2 months until graduate and i honestly dont know how i've made it this...
    DisturbedXD DisturbedXD 18-21 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    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 16-17 3 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    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 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    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 18-21 Feb 11, 2013

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    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...
    Elismera14 Elismera14 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Listless , Discompassionate , Souless , Spiritless , Heartless , Dead .

    Dammit , why did I see this group before signing off for the day ? Brain still works fine , check ; body functioning , check ; soul ... soul ? ( no response ) Awww , crap , where'd it go ? For months , years maybe , this has been the case . Can't say it's been by choice , it...
    Tanengreen Tanengreen 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2010

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    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 18-21, M May 17

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    After years of being socially withdrawn,

    I decided I open up a bit when I entered high school. The problem being, I developed this unconscious ability to hide all my emotions behind smile and laughter. I can never never feel safe with revealing any emotion on my face. It's even harder for me to reveal my thoughts. But...
    BlueRio BlueRio 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    An Unloved Soul - I have been in love once

    or twice. I think I am in love with someone now. But every time I get to this point of a relationship, I feel like a distance begins to grow between the two of us. Earlier tonight, my guy and I were on the phone and the conversation was so off and in his voice it was obvious...
    DessBess DessBess 18-21, F Mar 5

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    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

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    ..sometimes Life Is Pure Hell...but I Survive.

     The heater is ringing. The electricity is humming. The bed is breaking. The floor is a flood. objects water-logged and tarnished. Just things. Why should she care? They don't breathe. Now, they don't exist. Her comforts are snaking away from her:  a socio...
    SpringSnow SpringSnow 31-35 1 Response Mar 12, 2010

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    I Am Just A Shell

    I feel so empty inside, I don't feel anymore. I lost my cousin 2 months ago. We were close in age and close far as family. We grew up together. I could not shed a tear, I had to make myself cry. I feel so bad because I didn't have any feelings at all. I love my family very much...
    sun23shine sun23shine 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    Never Ending Circle

    I don't remember a time when I didn't know that I had a gift. I am so much more than just an empath, but I have built such a wall around myself that I not only keep other people out but I also keep myself within. I am so afraid to open myself up and lose control that I have lost...
    XxRiaxX XxRiaxX 36-40, F Dec 17, 2012

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    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 22-25, M 20 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Sleep.. Sleep And Never Wake Up.

    I just feel so.. Empty. Yeah, empty, that describes how I feel perfectly. Even my best friend has mentioned I have acted weird lately.. It's just that, I feel so blank, like all of my emotions have run out, they are gone and aint coming back. When I tell my friend about it she...
    Mjaah Mjaah 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Numb

    i have this emptiness inside of me , i feel like if someone tries to hurt me its like whatever i dont care , and it sucks , i used to write about my pain it was a wonderful outlet and now when i try to write its like nothing comes out my words seemed so forced , and they are, i...
    TheUndeseriedXo TheUndeseriedXo 18-21, F 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I Can't Connect.

    And here I thought social anxiety was hard enough to handle. What's even worse for me is the inability to Connect with other people... what do I mean by "Connect?" It's when you're in that situation where there's more than one present, and everyone is talking, and laughing, and...
    blackrainbow8687 blackrainbow8687 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Bring Me To Life

    It feels as though I'm missing the other half of my soul; the person who can make my life worth living again. The person who would hold me close and never want to stop. The one person in the world who would matter more to me than life itself. I think this is the person who could...
    XantaraUrielArda XantaraUrielArda 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    There And Back Again

    So I just came back from Bangkok a few days ago. The trip was a last minute getaway for me. Birthdays weren't really a big deal for me. Just dinner with family and that's about it. I don't have friends who would bring me out to have a good time and all that. To be honest, I don't...
    freestyler605 freestyler605 22-25, M Feb 8, 2013

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    Gonna Party Like Its Your Birthday

    My birthday is happening this week. Eversince I could remember, birthdays were very simple affairs for me. It would usually involve dinner with my family. I've got no complaints. My mom has pictures of huge birthdays parties when I was younger but to be honest, I don't recall any...
    freestyler605 freestyler605 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    yesterday the family was camping at the farm,

    i, my aunts, uncles, and cousins, at 2 am we were waiting everyone to gather up to start lunch, my crush came and my heart fell into my stomach, we all ate and then gathered around the fire, my youngest aunt who's 30 was between me and my crush, i showed her a pic of a cute...
    daslayx daslayx 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I'M Being Pushed This Way Again...

    I started feeling this way from the age of 13 onwards. A lot of bad things were happening and I had nobody to turn to. I self-harmed a lot and was eventually put on Prozac when I was 16. It helped me deal with things better I suppose, but at 17, my self-destructive behaviour...
    AlreadyExiled AlreadyExiled 18-21, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Losing Any Hope Of Good Feelings.

    So, as some of my other stories have stated I have had a lot of bad stuff happen this year and it doesn't seem to be improving. Just for a quick run through. I've lost friends, my relationship suddenly ended right in the middle of a period where I really needed the support, a...
    AndyEW AndyEW 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Ive never been emotionally attached to anyone.

    Not even my parents and familly. I always feel like Im just driffting while everythinings moving along very fast. I started feeling like this when I was about 8. And it just started getting worse. I would feel empty like right now. And just not care about anything. Its a bit...
    tikani tikani 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Feeling so emotionally exhausted tonight :/ more

    than usual. Finding it hard to interpret my feelings into words. Just feels like such a constant battle every day coping with everything that goes on in my head, trying to control my thoughts & not let them consume me. Feeling so lost, detached from the world, lonely, constant...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 4 Responses May 2

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    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 16-17, F Jan 5

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    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

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    ......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 18-21, F Sep 3

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    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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    ...

    ever since the break up I have been completely numb to emotions. i feel nothing anymore. i feel empty inside. like an empty shell.
    BloodyTale BloodyTale 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    sometimes i can feel

    and laugh and smile and act like im okay and im not dead inside. i try to tell myself that its a passing feeling, that i happy with bad moments. not bad with happy moments. i have these times where its like im watching myself talk and smile and laugh with people but its not me...
    oceanescape oceanescape 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    A Personal Refection

    I think before is begin I should give some information about my past. My life has been fairly easy. There isn’t interfamily strife or tragedy. I had a stable upbringing with supportive parents. The most trying and challenging times in my life was when I was in public school...
    trifourth trifourth 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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