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I Feel Emotionally Detached

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    Every time a person may show interest in me,

    it goes well and is exciting until they want to share an emotional connection with me. I love learning and hearing about people's lives and problems, but the moment someone wants to understand me at a deeper level, it's like someone throws water on a toaster. I immediately...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24, 2014

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    I can't remember a moment in my life

    where I felt love or happiness. I'm either sad, numb or detached from reality. I don't feel emotionally close to my family, and I'm not sure why. My childhood wasn't the best, but I know my parents tried as best they could. I think the abandonment I felt as a child is hindering...
    sansabri sansabri 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    I'm at a point in my life,

    where I don't care about losing friends or relationships. I don't even speak to some of my family and to be honest I'm not losing any sleep over it. People come and go. It is what it is. I'm no here to chase people down and beg for their friendship or loyalty or compassion. If...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F Mar 26, 2014

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    Detached I fancied him.

    I loved him. I wanted him. I needed him. Until things went sour.
    bloodinsignia bloodinsignia 22-25, F Jan 9

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    Lately.

    I don't know what brought this on. Everything just seems so distant right now. Things that should make me happy or sad hardly elicit any reaction at all. The smiles are a facade, and the laughter is fleeting. I don't like it. Yes, it prevents me from being to broken up about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23, 2008

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    I Don't Feel Important Feelings Anymore.

    A long time ago, when i was quite small, my grandmother died, and i remember the funeral, and sitting by her graveside, with the casket at the bottom, and i remember crying my eyes out. Her death meant something to me, something powerful, and i felt it.That is the last time i...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    I Feel Emotionally Detached...

    H'okay, I need to bite the bullet and write this. I don't really feel up to writing this, but I'm forcing myself to do it. So... Hi, I'm Luke, 6'3", 15 years old, male, from Illinois, yeah. I feel like an idiot writing this on the internet, I feel like I have no life, but it...
    thatsmypie thatsmypie 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Rejection And Family Abandonment

    My story is too painful and I'm trying to put past behind. Needless to say that childhood rejection esp by family has left me with deep rooted feelings of distrust and fear as well as resentment. If anyone spiritual out there wants to befriend this emotionally fragile British...
    yumi1 yumi1 36-40, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Does Everyone Go Through It?

    I take comfort knowing that I'm not the only one, but at the same time, it agitates me that it's common, and that no one can help me with it. I'll just have to wait it out like everyone else I suppose. I hope. Sometimes I forget that others who look content, happy, or excited...
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    What Is Wrong With Me....

    this story refers ot a friend of mine in real life, i wish to disclose her name so to avoid confusion i will be placing " " around words like "she" and "her" to keep it private. please forgive me for my impropor grammer today at my school a tragety has unfolded, durring fourth...
    Shadowwalker256 Shadowwalker256 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    emotionally and just detached in general.

    I don't feel the need to do things considered "normal" at my age. examples: College isn't that high of a priority for me, neither is dating (never really has been), neither is getting married or having kids. I feel like I don't want to follow this straight set path for me, Im...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F Oct 21, 2014

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    I do not understand why people attribute my

    burnout in med school to "too much emotional investment with patients". Not my case. I get that patients and their families have intense apprehensions when they go to a hospital. I acknowledge that in them, then proceed to do my work in order to help them. Most of my stress...
    twelves twelves 22-25 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    I'M So Emotionally Distant.

    Lately I've become much more emotionally distant. I guess I've always been introverted but learned to hide it over the years? Around my "circle of friends" at school I am unreserved. People tend to describe me as funny and generous. But I'd have no problem sitting in my room by...
    lenoen lenoen 16-17 4 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Detachment

     If you grow up around people who are detached, you become cursed with detachment. 
    Whatusernameisavailable Whatusernameisavailable 18-21 2 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    Disarray!

    I am very emotionally detached from everyone around me. I believe this is coming from when my sister that I was closest to was in a accident about 6 yrs ago. She has permanent brain damage & has a somewhat different personality. All my plans for the future were surronded with...
    Ladyo8 Ladyo8 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I Feel So Utterly Detached

    I've been ill recently, and no one has a diagnosis yet, but I just can't understand why I feel so detached, it all seems so unreal, through all the pain and worry, everyone is so worried but I'm just empty. I've started a course at university I am really enjoying but it doesn't...
    angryt angryt 22-25, F Nov 12, 2008

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    Desecration

    I have wrote a bit about the volatile childhood I had. Survivor of every type of abuse there is, I am.. notice I said survivor..not victim. I don't want the pity that victim seems to illicit. I don't need it, and it won't help me. Understanding, ..empathy.. yes. Sympathy...no...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    I don't like hugging.

    I have 2 friends that I am comfortable hugging only because they insist on giving me a hug every time we part. I hate hugging my family most of all. I don't know why. I do love my family, I just feel very uncomfortable hugging them. I wish I didn't. When I was a teenager and...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I just want that person who asks me how my day was, & gets to know me. I hate small talk, I wanna know what makes you laugh, what makes you cry, what puts that sparkle of passion...
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    Does anyone else feel extremely sensitive..? I really hate the fact that I am.. Like for example, yesterday I told my boyfriend he texts girls that has feelings for him and it...
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    I feel like anything I do is wrong. How can I fix that ? It's hurting me emotionally. I just wish I knew.
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    I still haven't dealt with my previous relationship...I was with him for 4 years and he controlled me and put me down I eventually put my foot down and got away but now 2 and a...
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    I feel like being a filler only, to someone's emptiness....... I'm very distant, but since I don't have many to share life experiences with, I'm wondering how it feels like to...
    xnaruse xnaruse 22-25 6 days ago

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    I realized the other day that I don't say "no" to guys. Not in the sense I enjoy it, but I feel like I HAVE to please guys sexually even if I don't want to. After so many years of...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I swear i am just feeling so lonely right now... I need a friend... Really really need one...
    thecrystaltan thecrystaltan 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    kimalee77 kimalee77 31-35, F a week ago

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    I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. I got out, but he keeps contacting me and saying all these things that sound good, but I know he doesn't mean it... It is sad when you...
    ImConvinced ImConvinced 31-35, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    This has been happening for a long time now. I tried to talk to my friends and family, but they've never really actually talked about it. (Please excuse any confusion or awkward...
    ohgodijustneedausername ohgodijustneedausername 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    elodiedreams elodiedreams 22-25, F Jul 26

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    Its a terrible feeling to be alone. none around you, everyone has rejected you. you can't find someone to tell all your sorrow to. you begin to feel sorry for yourself, and its...
    sadwithasmile sadwithasmile 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    I feel bad for what happened to me throughout my life. I am embarrassed of my life and I feel ashamed of myself. It's hard to explain but here goes, I THINK I'm finally through...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25 1 Response Jul 25

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    I feel so emotionally upset that I feel nauseous. My stomach just drops when I think about how upset and sad I am.
    fantasyxo fantasyxo 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Love extracts a large amount of energy from your health, mental status, and daily life. The two separate waves of energy extracted from two humans meet to bind covalently...
    khamooshi khamooshi 26-30, M Jul 23

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    I wish I was a robot, life would be easier and I wouldn't feel jaded and burnout.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I am burnt out. Today I just felt so depressed because I felt I need you! I knew since yesterday that my reason to be sad is the fact that I know .. it would be easier and...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F Jul 23

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    Everyday feels like a battle.
    artsydarling artsydarling 18-21, F Jul 23

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    Of all the things that I cannot change, myself is not one of them. It has taken me so long to accept that I am in control of myself, my life, and my future. I have never been good...
    madeinmay madeinmay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm emotionally drained guys. I've tried to get over this but can't right now. I'm laying down for a bit.
    CuriousKitten101 CuriousKitten101 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    psychicnicole psychicnicole 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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