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I Feel Like I Am Becoming a Hermit

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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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    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 grade 6, at a new school, I had no one for a long time. I would read at recess, and do projects alone. Then, two outsiders befriended me. They were so kind. I liked them, but...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    All of my dreams seem to tell me a story or play out like an episode of a mini-series but these ones I am about to tell you have the most impact. You see...in these main ones...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I hate that this is a topic. Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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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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    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...
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    I just don't understand what's the meaning of life. Why do we live ?. What's the meaning of doing anything when at the end of the day we all feel the same hollowness inside. Things...
    jerry44 jerry44 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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 5

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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 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was on the phone with a friend today. We've known for a very long time. I think she's the only one I "talk" to regularly. And when I say that, I mean, have on the phone. I don't...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel like I owe my old friends an apology. I feel like I’m the reason a lot of my past relationships haven’t worked out. I feel like I’m always wasting time...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 a week ago

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    Anxiety is making it harder then ever to do anything and just to go out of the house and get things done, it's like this constant fear feelings and it makes me crazy an takes me...
    lilstomper101 lilstomper101 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm new here, but I've always wanted to just rant or talk and shiz you know? Anywho, so I lied to my sister because I wanted a guy friend to come over and hang out. Yes we're just...
    chillytuna chillytuna 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    I just turned 40. Three days after my birthday, the love of my life broke up with me, leaving me heartbroken. I had planned a family and future with him, and just three days before...
    balance25 balance25 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My despise my mother in law experience is bit of a backwards situation, in no way is she mean to me or is she that "evil" woman most wives complain of - in fact she is the complete...
    mittengirl mittengirl 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I Have been with my girlfriend for about 6 months now and she has a little girl from her previous relationship. The little girls dad is in jail and has been there for the past 2...
    jboy1967 jboy1967 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    That empty feeling. Idk I just feel like such a failure like what's wrong w me why can't I be happy w who I am/what I look like. I guess I just live in a world where everyone goes...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Is this feeling mine or have I been made to feel like it?!? Has anyone been in this situation . I am constantly in battle. I can only do to the best of my ability knowing that it...
    saeed78 saeed78 31-35, M Mar 31

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    Not loser as in lame or nerd... Although I am a bit nerdy but in the sense that I've lost myself. I'm in a constant battle with my feelings and I lose every time. I feel like I've...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    all ive ever wanted was to find some place i belong. i think this song below completely and totally sums me up better than anything i could ever say. its as though the writers of...
    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I feel crazy. I feel like, I need somebody to just tell me I'm ugly, fat, stupid, that I should give up because I am not going to be successful anyways. I feel like that's what I...
    musicallife998 musicallife998 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be, I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I feel like death itself for the past few days i've been feeling sick to my stomach and i've been running a fever. being dope sick hurts everywhere on your body it makes you feel...
    RuthlessAgression RuthlessAgression 26-30, M Apr 4

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    For the past few years now, well ever since I was a child, I was too mature for my age, and was always around people older than me. I felt like I've always been empty. I was...
    MaisieM MaisieM 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Somethings just ... wrong. I feel like a huge chunk of my life is missing and my heart has a huge flipping hole in it. I go day to day feeling so sad. Lonely, even. I feel like I'm...
    Silv3rstarz Silv3rstarz 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I'm a 16 year teenager who sometimes feels like the ugly duckling in the world. Even though I love my family, what I do is never good enough for them. Football is more fun than...
    Madhatter16 Madhatter16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I feel i do not belong in society. I have unique ways of looking at things, i have high hopes and aspirations and i feel a lot of that is rejected by society. "Be like us and do...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I ended a relationship with a girl who loved me, without explanation, suddenly, and after too fast a build-up. I've since moved cities twice and started a new career, starting...
    JonWinter JonWinter 36-40, M Apr 7

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    I feel like a part of my passion is gone. I feel something missing... someone I really cared about blocked me out of their life. I don't feel the same. I feel angry. I feel...
    wackywoman wackywoman 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    No matter, what I am doing with my life, or who is in my life, I always feel like there is something missing, or something holding me back from doing something great. I can't shake...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Apr 7

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    (Skip to next paragraph to skip my rant, I have some questions) I'm not fun or cool and I don't have special qualities, I feel like I'm stuck in one small square and I'll never be...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Apr 7

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    I feel lost. Straight up guys... I've lost my comic mojo ... I don't feel like laughing I don't feel like moving. My friends tell me that I might really be turning into a damn...
    Luna77721 Luna77721 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I live in a pretty good family. But i allways feel like im missing something. My mom is the nicest human being. My dad helps me and buys me things that I want, but somehow i still...
    alexandra1539 alexandra1539 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm a 24 year old married, full time student and full time employee. I'm going to school to become a music teacher and am fortunate enough to have a job that works around my school...
    birdyhouse birdyhouse 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    This is supposed to be a place if support and help but I feel like if I have bad experiences people just feel sorry for me but no one helps but when so Etching good finally happens...
    ginge101 ginge101 13-15 2 Responses Apr 10

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    my dreams have chaos and allsorts in them ...but this one particular dream about my fook buddy made me come to the realisation that hes just using me for sex and that hes not...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 Apr 10

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    I feel out of place at times. I've left various groups of friends. I've cut my bonds before. I even lost all my emotions at a time and broke out of a relationship I had. I...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I feel like me and my friends are not that close anymore. I think me being depressed is kind of annoying them, or just boring them. Everytime they talk to me I'm never really in...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I have felt things in the past couple of months that I can't explain. And then in the last few weeks I have been bombarded with accident ( both to me and to others ). I am not...
    noreic123 noreic123 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I have very little friends and my family is no help .... They make me feel like **** ... well my friends don't but they do not know all of me .... And my grandma isn't proud of me...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My girlfriend wanted me to go with her to her family's house and I told her that I was tired of going there and did not want to because I feel like they all dislike me. I want to...
    inaloop inaloop 18-21, M Apr 13

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    I feel like giving up I have been depressed for over a year and a half I have good weeks and bad it really varies sometimes I am excited as hell and running round and motivated but...
    mellywoo mellywoo 13-15, F Apr 14

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    Meanwhile my boyfriend is in NYC for a college course schmoozing with publishers and, after one day, got a job working for a cooking website from the publisher he is staying with...
    dendroica dendroica 22-25, F Apr 15

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    I'm a Christian by faith and I love my faith and my Lord but lately I've been feeling like there's something trying to push away my faith from me and this battle has been going on...
    bariman956 bariman956 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I feel so fed up, it feels like I am losing control of my life and everything. That's all I ever hear is people's problems all the time. I am fed up of uncaring, selfish, hateful...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F Apr 15

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    Lately I feel like I am just missing out some something. Life. Adventure. Happiness. Something. And its killing me. I just feel empty and I just need something to distract me...
    quinnandsuch quinnandsuch 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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