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I Feel Like I Am Becoming a Hermit

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 185 People

    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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    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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    In the attempt of living a stress free

    existence I keep socialization to a minimum.
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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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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    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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    The feeling dwells on me so much and it makes me wanna slap myself in the mouth to shut myself up...~ I know I'm not a bad person but I always feel like I am for whatever reason...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I realize that everyone at some point in their life feels this way. However why you feel like this is because you also feel on top of that that no one is facing the same...
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    Lately my life has finally gotten together. I have finally started driving after years of anxiety. I have a part-time job and a caring boyfriend,but for some reason I have this...
    DarthPancake DarthPancake 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    i dont really know if this is a feeling of not feeling good enough, but basicallly I always feel like there are better people out there. I just moved into college and i thought I...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel like my dad thinks that I am an angle and he always disappoint me he never ask me what I like to do in my life he thinks I am not good at anything he never approve my love...
    maryooomaal maryooomaal 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I can't help it. I was doing okay for a few days and today it hit me like a train. I know im quite young to be thinking about suicide or whatever but really... I want to die, and I...
    unknowngirlonline unknowngirlonline 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    (Behind Blue Eyes by The Who) (But I feel like this song everyday. It is a beautiful song written by a beautiful person that I adore. I have been feeling like he did when he wrote...
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I am done with this place. I am not here for convenience. I am sick of feeling like I am being tossed to the side or being second best. It only makes me feel like I'm never going...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    the feeling like, the time is too slow, my heart is like punching several times, the feeling that i want to sleep but i don't know how my eyes don't stop on crying, i hate it! i...
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I always had a good relationship with all of my class mates. I was actually pretty popular back then and I never let other people decide for me who i should hangout with and with...
    XbulletproofX XbulletproofX 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Is it wrong or bad? I have an anger issue. Sometimes I will get angry without a reason but I know, I got angry because I remember the old times, when something happened and I don't...
    Nara88 Nara88 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Or maybe just just whole human society, I feel like I am a spectator, I feel like I'm studying the human race without belonging to it, not implying that I am above it, just...
    aPossibleFriend aPossibleFriend 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm just a screw-up all the time and I just feel angry and frustrated a lot more than I did when I was younger. I want to vent out to my friends just like...
    CrimsonCandi CrimsonCandi 13-15, F Aug 21

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    No one ive ever known understands how it feels like to have your country at war. To constantly lose people you love. To always be afraid of what might happen tomorrow. Whenever i...
    hgaood hgaood 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    ever had a such a strong feeling of disbelieve in everything you do? mostly about your self? that's what I am feeling. I don't feel like a good person, I feel like I should be...
    Zineq Zineq 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I'm not in pain. I'm not angry. I'm not pregnant. I'm not hungry. I'm not tired. I'm not scared. I'm not happy. I'm not upset. For some reason, no matter what the situation, I just...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I totally feel like giving up sometimes, unfortunately, I have to keep going coz giving up isn't an option, no matter how I feel. if I made decisions based on my feelings??? wow...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 20

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    i have a boyfriend and we are on our 2nd month. we are now on a long distance relationship. he is on los angeles, california and i am on the philippines. when he left philippines i...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I just want to cry right now. I hate what I am feeling right now. I just can't explain it. Have you ever felt like you are surrounded by amazing people who loves and cares for you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16

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    Lately I just feel totally void of almost all emotion. Like I'm just empty inside. I don't know why. I mean, I like my friends, they're awesome, but I just feel like something is...
    marshababy33 marshababy33 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I just feel like I'm not good enough for some people or I'm not good at anything like I'm not worth anything like i cant sing i cant dance I'm not that smart i don't have any cool...
    macylynnm14 macylynnm14 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    while my family is outside on this sunny weekend day enjoying themselves. I'm here in my room, just contemplating my life. how did things go wrong? I let everyone decide for me, I...
    megabear64 megabear64 22-25, M Aug 15

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    I feel this way at school a lot I feel like I am annoying to everyone and I feel like I am loosing all of my friend because I actually am I am loosing them to other friends who...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I want to end the music completely, instead of just standing here in one spot, with the player's pin lifted up, for the rest of my life, I want to just unplug the player altogether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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    My dreams have a way of telling me things. I have alot of scary ones but I have some good ones too. I feel like childhood dream of going to visit my dad in prison and then everyone...
    cjsewall cjsewall 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Sometimes I feel like my boyfriend doesn't love me as much as I do, or at all. He pretty much hates anything to do with romance and sharing feelings (the feelings I can live with...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M Aug 14

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    I have two other really good friends, but it seems like they're a lot closer. I know I can't do anything about that, but it bothers my that they treat each other better than they...
    nativetongue nativetongue 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I keep losing my friends and I know that's my fault for sure. They all keep leaving and walking away when I need them. And I feel like I don't care enough about other people but I...
    TheFangirlForLife TheFangirlForLife 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I used to be a confident, secure woman in my early 50's. Married for 33 years, two beautiful daughters that I am really proud of, and a wonderful baby grandson who is the apple of...
    Patilud Patilud 51-55, F Aug 11

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    Men that I've met in past(they were boys,to be honest) didn't let me feel like I'm a real woman,I still feel insecure about it,I still don't feel like a real woman and I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11

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    My kids have all recently let me know that they are grateful for the way I raised them and what I taught them growing up.It really felt good to get that kind of surprise.First my...
    MarciBlack MarciBlack 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I am absolutely in love with my gf and know she still has feelings for ex of 3yrs which is also her daughters dad, saw her whisper and found out she's questioning our relationship...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M Aug 11

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    Last night I was on the phone with the man I do contract graphic design freelance for. We were talking about his company and how it's changing and there might be a chance that I...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I am in my mid-20s. I don't have a Facebook, twitter, YouTube nor Instagram account. I also don't have an i phone or android (or whatever you call them) and I'm perfectly happy...
    arcenciel arcenciel 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Feel like life is pretty boring sometimes I wish there was more stuff to do. Or like I feel like people claim to feel a certain way but don't act on it and I know that makes me...
    Noahechtman Noahechtman 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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