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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    It's just, everyone I've ever connected with

    has never stayed in my life. I have been through some extraordinary circumstances for sure, but still, that's no reason or excuse. Now I find myself... not so much afraid to reach out and make new connections... but rather just discouraged. I mean really, what's the point...
    ConsciousDrifter ConsciousDrifter
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 23

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 23

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I feel few emotions other

    than rage when pushed to far.
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7
    22-25, M
    Feb 27

    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
    Feb 10

    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

    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

    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

    Detachment

     If you grow up around people who are detached, you become cursed with detachment. 
    Whatusernameisavailable Whatusernameisavailable
    18-21
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2009

    For most of my life, i was completely

    emotionally detached because of all of the things that I've experienced in my life. I still am even thought i've started to slowly come out of the hardened shell i have around me. Its a little confusing to feel the emotions that I've been feeling lately but i've learned how to...
    odessa94 odessa94
    18-21, T
    Feb 24

    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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