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I Feel Emotionally Detached

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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'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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    I was a nice little girl,

    at least from what my mum told me, I wasn't detached. But now, I cannot sympathise with others, some things go over my head. Sometimes I feel as I'm not really in the place where I am, but rather, somewhere far away. Berating myself, but that voice is drowned out, with numbness...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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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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    It's something I can't explain.

    I've never been very passionate in any way, and I can never relate to anyone who's had any strong experiences in the past. I know so many people who've been through pain, suffering, loss, depression, etc. And I can't relate to a single one of them. I never had to go through any...
    HuntressX23 HuntressX23 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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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    Detached I fancied him.

    I loved him. I wanted him. I needed him. Until things went sour.
    bloodinsignia bloodinsignia 22-25, F Jan 9, 2015

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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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    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 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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    Just rambling, getting this off my chest, I have no idea what I'm doing, so I'll just type and see where this goes. I MAY have anxiety, I know for sure I'm probably hurting in the...
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    losing my grandfather is the hardest thing I'm going through. My grandfather was my best friend, he was always there for me, even when his son, my dad didn't want to be. I feel...
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    How can I /stop/ this? I'm not doing it on purpose.. I just want to sort of.. FEEL again??
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    Today I was convicted of a DUI. It happened back in November of last year and the case finally came to a conclusion. I got 3 years probation, 6 months of DUI programs and 15 days...
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    I hate people worrying about me so now I'm worried about people worrying about me, feel like my heads gonna explode!
    Ging94 Ging94 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    About Life I don't know what life is about. People always tried to explain it to me is about "serving God" or keeping your self-clean by not having sexual intercourse with...
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    I'm so tired. Physically, emotionally just drained of my energy. I'm not actively sad, not really. I wake up and move forward, but I don't make any progress. I don't have to fight...
    MissAmbiguous MissAmbiguous 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Some days I think id rather stick a knife in my heart rather than go to work anther day. It hurts so much. I've done everything a reasonable person can do. I limit my contact...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here's long and boring story of mine. Hope anybody manage to read this. Vanity of humans makes every one think that his or her problems are the biggest, that they are the saddest...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I haven't been on here as much as i used to be, although its almost going to be 2 months since we've been broken up it feels so much longer, i still dream with him sometimes i wake...
    marydiaz marydiaz 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have an emotionally immature husband. Do they change? Can they learn to change behavior? Can they manage their outbursts or maintain consistent behaviour for any period of time...
    TanyaMurphy TanyaMurphy 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't freaking deal with this any longer. Every time I try to fix myself I keep on breaking apart. The cycle keeps going on & I'm so freaking exhausted. I'm tired of feeling this...
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just snapped at my cat. He doesn't deserve that, and I feel like **** for doing so. It hurts his feelings. Since I can't walk I don't have enough food for both of them. And...
    YokoOnosVision YokoOnosVision 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I'm feeling...numb, to be honest. I broke up with him, failed at going No Contact, spent two HORRIBLE months considering going back together and suffering from worse abuse than...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    More and more often I want to delete my accounts from everywhere, alsolutely. Here, from FB, VK, mail.ru to leave no trace of myself in the Net. Because my life is so miserable now...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M a week ago

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    Why am I feeling that we're drifting off/apart? It feels like someone is losing interest. I'm not sure who. It's not like before...I'm not sure what it is. Is it just me or is this...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Mine finally walked out on me, after I called the police over his threats to trash my travel trailer. He started out as a nice guy. He was pleasant, fun, and I really liked him...
    ToolshedCat ToolshedCat 26-30, F a week ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    so I have been in a relationship with my fiance for almost three years now. I feel like no matter what I do it's never good enough. I feel like I have to beg for attention and...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I have a friend who is very sensitive to anything anyone tells her. She then explodes and makes me feel guilty as i think it is my fault. My inside voice tells me it is not.She is...
    SubaruDoo44 SubaruDoo44 31-35, M Feb 3

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    I am here because I need your help. I am not the victim though. I am the abuser and I want to stop. I can't afford therapy. My issues stem from not feeling worthy or having self...
    Backspaceblogger Backspaceblogger 26-30 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Since high school, I've always thought that 24 was going to be the best year of my life. I've anticipated this year long enough and now that it is finally here, I feel so...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    My 18th birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm starting to dread it. Why do people make such a big deal out of it, other than the fact that it's the majority age? I've...
    Imbolcumbra Imbolcumbra 16-17, M Jan 30

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