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I Feel Emotionally Detached

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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'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 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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    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

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    I use to self-inflict pain upon myself physically but at some point I found emotional pain more painful. Emotional self-infliction is something more controllable than physical; no...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't feel like I belong, I always feel like the odd one out and when I do feel like I belong it's short-lived and then the pain is so much worse than before. Eventually you...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I do. I have a sharp tongue when I'm hurt and angry. Truth is, It's how I feel at the time, so I have to be careful, and make sure that everything that comes out, is what...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    ....ALWAYS.... I just don't feel it, I know it! Nobody knows the real me 'coz nobody cares.
    playingbrave playingbrave 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This may sound odd, but for the last 12 years I feel like I'm the walking dead. I'm jumping through the hoops of everyday life but not taking anything from it. I'm not asking...
    gossipswag gossipswag 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have always felt guilty for doing things for myself, I’ve been on social media for years but barely post anything because it feels wrong to post about my problems when others...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am a very good listener and I will never judge anyone. If anybody needs to talk about anything feel free to message me, I will listen and help you.
    FairyDust7 FairyDust7 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been feeling different. I don't know what home feels like. I usually don't get anxiety at home but now I get it every where I go.
    ashmuisc ashmuisc 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Why do I always feel this way? I feel so inadequate. And it hurts because I know why. :-(
    Asereht Asereht 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a bit.I was going to put my spouse doesn't support me.But because of him being bipolar and stress from work I can understand his bipolar disorder.But I have...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 9 hrs ago

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    I suffer from depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. I constantly feel like nobody is there for and that nobody understands. I just don't know what to do anymore
    em506 em506 13-15, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I feel alone in this world, the worst type of alone to feel. Not the "nobody feels the way I feel" type. Not the "nobody loves me" type either. Not even the " I have no company...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just feel lol I'm pathetic and ad that I annoy people. When I'm not annoying them, they're annoying me--I'm there, bit not noticed, left to be isolated, left to fake it, and look...
    cincyboy cincyboy 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I also found out the love of my life was texting his ex girlfriend daily. While reprimanding for even mentioning mine. He claims he had never heard of emotionally cheating before...
    aquarius2383 aquarius2383 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    I had thought I had found the person I was supposed to spend my life with - as corny as that sounds - but it's true. I had never opened up to anyone the way I did with him and he...
    jjaylee jjaylee 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I got rid of my emotional affair for a man that I started to date. I thought he was emotionally available because he was single. Single does not equal emotionally available! I...
    2ndinline 2ndinline 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have you ever found something that makes you feel secure? I found that something was booze and a gay scene, but that security has now become my biggest insecurity it's made me...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I need a vacation from everything and everyone. I swear I'm so tired. I just want to clock out and go sit somewhere and sip some tea. Life is draining the life out of me. I'm not...
    Krazycool Krazycool 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    lost a year, went back to posts about u on my other account, remembered. ive been waiting two. Two years for you to come home. you say you forgot everything but those looks and...
    justtellinthetruth justtellinthetruth 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know where I want to go, but don't have the means to get there. Right now, I'm deeply in debt at twenty-one from failed aspirations during an abusive relationship that sucked me...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    So, the last girlfriend I had, as those of you in my circle know, messed with my head pretty bad. I hadn't spoken to her in weeks and I was starting to feel a little better. But...
    twistedAndJaded twistedAndJaded 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Emotionally leads to physically. So. Shower and curfew. Special curfew. Called no ep to sleep sanely. Lol.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Lately I've been having this internal debate with myself that had to a lot with my introverted nature. It was a debate on why I was always craved solitude, why I always wanted to...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Honestly, I'm happy most of the day. I have a genuine smile on my face. But it always hits me late at night when I'm trying to fall asleep how difficult my life has become. My...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I guess this is more for venting but I just feel like I'm always un-happy. I don't want to commit suicide (for religious purposes) but I'm just tired of living. I can be in a...
    sophie257 sophie257 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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