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I Feel Emotionally Detached

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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...
    angryt angryt 22-25, F Nov 12, 2008

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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...
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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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...
    yumi1 yumi1 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23, 2008

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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...
    veritasaequitas veritasaequitas 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Everyone Once In A While - There's a pattern, every single year without fail I become very detached, two or perhaps three times per annum. No idea when it started but it happily...
    Ebisur Ebisur 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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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...
    lenoen lenoen 13-15 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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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...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F Mar 26

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    No Attention - I JUST FEEL UNLOVED! THIS RELATIONSHIP IS KRAZI! WE DONT TALK, MAKE LOVE, THERES NO AFFECTION. IT HURTS ME BECAUSE I LOVE HIM&I'VE WANTED MORE OUTTA OUR RELATIONSHIP...
    ChocolateButtafly ChocolateButtafly 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 6, 2011

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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...
    Ladyo8 Ladyo8 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 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...
    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...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    I'm so numb lately.. It's like nothing can ever affect me anymore, Whether it's death of a close one, or a full mark on a math's test. What's really weird is that deep inside I...
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    I feel emotionally detached yet all I do is laugh or cry or smile. I feel as if I'm on the edge of something that could be life changing, and that everyone I used to love and care...
    beyondthebreakingpoint beyondthebreakingpoint 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have a very strange family dynamic. My uncle is in jail since forever and my oldest cousin killed himself. He actually threatened me and three of my friends one night. At...
    ThreeIII ThreeIII 31-35, F Mar 17

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    Not so long ago, things were falling into place. I was getting past my depression. My boyfriend was getting over his depression. I was doing well in my classes. I was working hard...
    9593gzusfrk 9593gzusfrk 18-21, F 34 mins ago

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    Both my parents are career driven individuals who made me more because they had a social obligation to at least produce a child then anything else. By the age of 6 months I was in...
    soliloque soliloque 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    To my exes I removed all of any memory of you all. When I move on mentally (not emotionally) you will be removed. I just dont think exs need to be rememberd. When and If I am ever...
    UnchartedOne UnchartedOne 26-30, F Apr 5

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    For reasons that will become obvious I have spent some time looking to see what information there is on the net about what happens if you elect not to have surgery to attempt to...
    planetzarg planetzarg 61-65, M Mar 22

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    So I'm talking to this guy who I have know for about 9 years and we have only recently started to talk in that way. At first I found it a bit weird but I've kind of got used to it...
    charlbro charlbro 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Has anyone ever 'trained' their heart to not emotionally care? Blocking out heartache to the point of feeling absolutely no love, pain, guilt or anything that comes with love? One...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    My now sorta ex got tired of having to commit to a serious relationship with me once she turned 21 (because she wanted to go out to bars and not have to worry about me staying home...
    Mercey Mercey 18-21, M Mar 17

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    There isn't a topic for those already in a Emotionally Abusive relationship. So I decided to post what happened to me today: Before I begin, me and my partner have been together...
    SoAntagonistic SoAntagonistic 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Sometimes in sync with social environments on an exponential level but in essence completely detached from it vibing in my own waveforms sometimes that calibrates sometimes it...
    rastamaracas rastamaracas 22-25, M Mar 22

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    Hi guys! I would love to hear if anyone else has been through something similar or would love to hear your thoughts on this! Ok, so I have always been emotionally unavailable due...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I was in a emotional abusive relationship and I'm out of it now . My ex and I started dating freshman year of high school but we've known each other since 7th grade . He never used...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I am a junior in high school. I have had acne for a few years now. Most the people and girls at school are super pretty and have flawless oily free, acne free skin. I have pimples...
    ATeenagedGirl1 ATeenagedGirl1 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well I'm back on EP, which means I had my heart broken. Again. For some reason, this is a good outlet for me when I'm feeling bad. I'm just so emotionally drained. I'll probably...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F Mar 16

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    My first term of university was amazing, hands down probably one of the most fun experiences of my life. However, second term came around and all the problems of life seemed to...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    You Are 70% Grown Up, 30% Kid Congratulations, you are definitely quite emotionally mature...
    RobertaS RobertaS 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I get emotionally attached to boys easily. It sucks so hard. Some people think that a kiss on the lips is nothing but to me, once you kiss me and not talk to me... I will mope...
    Lalafancy Lalafancy 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I'm currently in high school and suffered from clinical depression since i was in 7th grade. I had a difficult childhood, I wasn't abused and actually my parents are very good to...
    Nonottoday Nonottoday 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I'm exhausted Physically Mentally Emotionally School has been absolute hell. My daily sleep goes from 5 hours to nearly 3, inclusive of daily body rip apart trainings- How long...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    David, Ever since you left... it just feels like part of me is missing, a part of me you still have, a part of me that I can't have back. I really miss you. It still hurts...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F Apr 4

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    Emotionally abusive relationships are the scariest kind..because it hooks your soul and never let's you free 😔💔
    souksminaj souksminaj 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I can never be in close relationships because I hurt people when I tell them how I really feel. So they run away. I didn't know people would feel rejected if feelings weren't...
    liquescent liquescent 18-21 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just realized how emotionally distant I can be. I can be fun, really fun when you first meet me. I'll make jokes, and talk about stupid things. But, when people try to get close...
    mydays1994 mydays1994 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have had a wonderful relationship filled with passion with my girlfriend for the past year. Since the beginning However I have seen her always stressed and always about being a...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I don't even know, I feel like no one even wants to talk to me. None of my friends really care anymore and neither do I. I just need a friend, a good friend. One that won't leave...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Especially on fridays. i feel pressured to do shcool work .espeially with my add. pressured to have fun pressured t do this. pressured to be with my family or movie night. its like...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    It's difficult everyday just looking at myself in the mirror. Currently I'm emotionally drained because I don't feel accepted by anybody and my family does not understand me so I...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I'm now 31. At age 8 my dad left our family and will never speak to me again. At 14 I started smoking weed and moved out of home to live with a guy that physically and emotionally...
    scookies scookies 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I just broke up with my girlfriend that I have been with for 8 years now. I struggle with a addiction problem that she just can't accept. She becomes abusive and violent when I...
    lovelife2014 lovelife2014 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There is nothing worse than being alone and having that huge hole in your chest. It feels like its full of loneliness, sadness and tears. It almost hurts physically instead of only...
    AlsoUnknown AlsoUnknown 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    This entire year... I have felt out of place. I am going through all the motions but emotionally I feel nothing. I am tired all the time, I act impulsively, and I am always angry...
    ayang1150 ayang1150 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Lately I've been putting my bubbly face on.. Pretending to laugh it all off.. Be all sweet about everything.. No more though.. I am losing it and I just don't know how to control...
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Mentally 33 years old. With your 42 % you are: Your true age is: Adult age. You are considered quite mature for your age. You are independent and can take care of yourself. You...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Mar 28
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