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I Feel Emotionally Detached

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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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    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

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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 3 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    The Recent Detachment Experience

     Lately I feel like I'm operating purely on instinct.  The days are running together, and I kinda feel like I'm not completely there.  I don't have a roommate this year (in my dorm), and a good portion of my friends graduated last year, so I'm wondering if that has...
    veritasaequitas veritasaequitas 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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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 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 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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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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

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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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F Nov 30

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    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...
    freestyler605 freestyler605 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    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...
    classicminx classicminx 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    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...
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    well I'm back , and this time everything is not rainbows and flowers with my relationship . to make this short , my boyfriend thinks that I complain way too much now and that...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I know I don't. I don't know what to do. I'm stuck on this earth. I just want it to go away. I've always been too different to have acceptance or love. Every single person has...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I been working two jobs now since Sept and you know what the passed two days now I feel emotionally out of it been thinking more and more about my husband and I haven't been...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I miss my boyfriend all the time. We live a 30-minute drive apart, and it drives me crazy because I can't see him whenever I want to. I know that if we went to the same school and...
    bludye47 bludye47 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Hi, I'm new to EP but feel I need to talk about the mentally and emotionally abusive relationship I was in for 7 years. I thought he was the love of my life. But pretty well from...
    Pridestar73 Pridestar73 41-45, F Nov 19

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    Ok, so maybe I'm feeling sick and it's making me sit on my pitty pot a little. I have made so many mistakes, especially where my judgement in men are concerned, which is why I am...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 5

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    About a week ago, just before Thanksgiving, I learned that my husband has been sexually role playing with women online. He denied it at first when I initially confronted him and...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    i m always attracted to those who seems distance, mysterious, hard to understand super good looking men. time to stop all that if i want my life to work for me. No matter how much...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Do you ever feel like you don't belong here? In a place, in a situation, among people, indeed anywhere. Like, you should be living some other life? When I sit in my room at night...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I joined Experience Project because - well for a whole swirling storm of reasons, but the common thread is - I have never really felt able to SHARE what's going on inside me. 1...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I am always helping others out and I just shove my problems to the side. I'm honestly too nice and it takes a lot of willpower for me to even admit that because it makes me look...
    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I fear that I am losing all hope for my mother and I’s relationship to be loving and nurturing like I have seen her be with my oldest siblings. I love my mother, more than a lot...
    nikki2442 nikki2442 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    To make long story short. I was a very confident young lady during college, had nice friends, fun and a good time. I met my ex, married and stay together for over 8 years. During...
    Mynameisloneliness Mynameisloneliness 26-30 1 Response Nov 19

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    for over a decade i have absolutely utterly despised my stepmother,she was an awful person (and not in that bratty way that you see teenagers on this site complaining about their...
    Territowel Territowel 26-30, M Nov 20

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    boys make me mentally and emotionally unstable
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 20

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    I am emotionally unavailable
    parjae parjae 16-17, F Nov 26

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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I'm writing here because I feel like I don't have anyone in my life who cares enough to listen to my problem. The man I've fallen in love with is causing me extreme emotional pain...
    pandagirl09 pandagirl09 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I've been crying all day, I don't know how to explain why, I don't remember crying that much before, my problems don't sound like real serious problems, yet they hurt so bad so so...
    chxrice chxrice 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 6

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    A great big Italian family with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles-but my parents were cruel to me and still are emotionally and otherwise unavailable. I have 1 child and his...
    Anna120570 Anna120570 41-45, F Dec 6

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    I take everything way too personally and over think every conversation. Why do I care what people think of me? Even strangers. A guy pretty much told me I couldn't do my job...
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    It's not what this post is about...this post is about getting my feelings out there... My life is so awful, my past was so horrific...I feel so emotionally fcked. You have no idea...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Not just emotionally distant but distant from this world and this day and age.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I am so emotionally tired of trying *sighs* :/
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 Dec 9

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    My gets easily up set over the smallest things. My two siblings and me all hate dealing with him most of the time. He also puts us down. The stupid thing is we still trust him, try...
    Wheresthesparks Wheresthesparks 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    When I'm thinking with my head, I know they do, but when I'm thinking emotionally it feels like they don't. I can convince myself of absolutely anything and I do that a lot, which...
    xPrincessMia xPrincessMia 16-17, F Nov 18

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    I know I tend to get very emotionless & careless about others around me ... it really bothers everyone I can tell, but I can't help it ... I don't really like feelings you know...
    happygribi happygribi 26-30, F