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I Feel Emotionally Detached

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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'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 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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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