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I Feel Like I Am Becoming a Hermit

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    It's Easy...

    as a writer it's easy to become a hermit.  i light my 'writing candle' (cheezy, i know, but it works), pour a drink and can write for days if i want to.  sometimes it's difficult to get back into the real world, and when i do i realize that i don't have much of a strong...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M Oct 22, 2007

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    Out of the Social Loop

    In November 2003, I had a bad auto accident, and have had 13 surgeries, including hip and knee replacement. I lost my job, which contributed to my problems, being treated like I was brain dead. I feel less and less connected to people. My best friend moved away two years ago, and...
    matilda07 matilda07 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    Me, My Self, And I.

    I have always been something of a loaner, off by my self, standing on the edge watching the world go on around me. For the most part I've been fine with things this way, when I was in high school it hurt not to be a crowd, but as I got older it mattred less and less...
    rescueangel rescueangel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    In the attempt of living a stress free

    existence I keep socialization to a minimum.
    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I am better off all alone

    with God in my company. I think aloneness and some depression are wonderful things in my life. "Sorrow is better than laughter" Ephesians
    zachlabodz zachlabodz 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's A Curse And A Blessing...

    Never thought I would have so much time to do what I wanted and not answer to noone. It was a good thing at first then the years piled on and it becomes a bore. I hope and pray that one day I will find a few good pals to hangout with that are understanding of my space. I thought...
    Wildworld Wildworld 46-50 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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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...
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    There are times when I feel like I'm on pause. Im just in a different mindset than I am when I'm totally and completely relaxed. That's when I'm myself. I feel more creative and...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    All in all, I feel like ****. Last night and the night before yesterday were spent crying myself to sleep. I couldn't stop crying and it was mostly because of bottled up loneliness...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    sometimes i think people think im too clingy. im shy and reserved unless i like u and we r friends. but then i feel like i bother people and then im afraid im going to push them...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like I'm not good enough for the university I want to go to. I feel like I'm not good enough for people to like me. I feel like I'm not good enough for my parents to love me...
    MissViviann MissViviann 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I always feel like I'm being judged. I don't know if people are or not but I can't help but feel that way. But it's one of the worst feelings. Insecurity + anxiety= 😖
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    Am staring outside from my office window , screaming on the I inside, talking to myself so loud, seen my words just fly by . and for a moment wondering , can they hear me.. out...
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    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 6 days ago

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    A lot of the time I feel like no one understands me. My parents don't understand me. My friends don't understand me. I do have one good friend who is my best friend and I feel like...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just got off of the phone with my niece, her disgust with me plainly evident in both her words and tone of voice. She wanted me to come up to the city where she lives but I can't...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Some days turn out better or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    My husband and I got into a huge argument. I always say the most horrible things when I'm mad and I really wish I didn't. I've been taking a lot of pain medicine lately and it's...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 22

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    I have adhd and my whole life i haven't had many friends. I lost all my friends when i was in 5fth grade, and now i only have one best friend. I quit school because i never...
    Cocaholic Cocaholic 16-17, T Jun 22

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    I often feel like im not good enough for others and myself. Like people need more than I can give them or something. I have always been told of everything I did wrong but noone has...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    17, female. i dont feel attraction to anyone lately. i can't tell if its because ive been dealing with severe anxiety or if its something else. i still want to find someone, but i...
    Mdmi Mdmi 18-21 Jun 21

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    I feel like hes lying to me. And that hes talking to other women. I gave up men for him and here I feel hurt when I created a throw away account only to find hes lying to me.
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    I feel like if I tell people how depressed I am or show how sad I really am, people will think I am an attention seeker. It's not attention i want, it's understanding. Even writing...
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    as a matter of fact, I think I did for awhile. Spent too much of my younger childhood telling unnecessary lies and stories, more than just for attention, maybe to make me feel...
    AprilMay32 AprilMay32 31-35, F Jun 20

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    this world is a cruel and deadly place, most of the time I feel very unsafe even when even inside my own home. I feel like this isn't the place for me.
    SanFransokyo SanFransokyo 18-21, M Jun 19

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    I do feel like something is missing in my life.....oh wait I know exactly what it is......money ha
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T Jun 19

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    I jut don't feel like this is the right place for me. No one understands me. It's really confusing
    ShantelH ShantelH 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I'm currently staying with my dad for a few days because I needed to get away from my mum and her new family, I feel like I don't fit in to her family, but I realised today that I...
    Hollie9 Hollie9 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I'm tired of always trying n trying constantly just too keep failing so why keep trying i give up . I tried college, didn't wrk . I tried to get a job, didn't wrk. I tried getting...
    kimmkayye kimmkayye 18-21, F Jun 18

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    If your wife was traveling 900 miles away, wouldn't you want to talk when she calls? Wouldn't you call her if you haven't heard from her in three days? no attempt. used to be, not...
    evolnillef evolnillef 70+, F Jun 17

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    I know what it feels like to hurt inside cause I am hurting everyday I have to get up after about 3 hours sleep and take care of my dad who is terminally ill with stage 4 lung...
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