I Have Difficulty Reaching Out to People

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    I want to. But I only usually read

    and respond to other people. I've always found it hard to keep a diary/journal. trouble facing my own reality I guess. You are all most welcome to ask about it.
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    Some Things Never Change...

    I have always been disconnected from people. Never one of the guys, and never felt that I was one of "the group".  When I was a preteen, I was depressed because I had no friends.  At 60, nothing has changed.  I really have no friends.  Just a few old acquaintances but nobody...
    KatzNYammer KatzNYammer
    61-65, M
    Apr 14, 2013

    And I Know It

    I think this is one of my biggest faults as a person. I find it extremly difficult to reach out to anybody, even people I am close to. My craving to not be a burden to others, and my independence coming from feeling alone a lot of my life makes it kind of hard. But it is...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Feb 3, 2011

    Practice

    it takes practice. the progress is very slow I find but I´m learning. Go to www.feelingwholeblog.wordpress.com and practice:)
    feelingwhole feelingwhole
    26-30, F
    Apr 30, 2011

    And Here'S Why:

    As time has passed, I've come to the realization that I do have a difficult time reaching out, these days. This is strange for me to see this, because naturally I'm a very open and honest person (with those I am comfortable with).When I was younger, I (still) had many obstacles...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    Here, Take My Hand.

    Whenever I say something to anybody these days..they challenge me. little do they know im the queen of wit. And I will stomp all over their bullshit.  do not mock me in any sense.  do not attempt to use malevolence, do not even stand up in front of me and say something you...
    dontneedanyoneortwo dontneedanyoneortwo
    18-21, F
    Apr 27, 2011

    I Couldn't Bring Myself To Get Help

    It wasn't as if I thought I was really alone and had no one to lean on. It was that I couldn't bring myself to get help. I never had the ability to reach out to people when I was suffering, instead just moving on by myself and trudging through it alone. I often don't say anything...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 5, 2013

    It's a Catch-22

    Especially on days like today.   I am feeling very negative today and I could really use some support, but I don't know how to ask anyone for it.   I am so used to being on my own that it's just easier to go away and lick my wounds rather than ask anyone for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2008

    I Don't Know Why, Or What, But I Have Changed

    I used to be much more social I had friends at my old school, I got behind in credits so I transfered to a continuation school Abraxas. Everything except my school work has gone down hill, I have no friends anymore, do not talk to anyone at school, am lonely, desperate, and very...
    iminpain iminpain
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    Rejection

    I'm tired of reaching out to people who I take time to listen to and yet they don't accept my friendship. Now, you wonder why I sound "self-centered". It is because of all of the rejection I get from others. All I have is myself. Everyone else comes and goes. For that matter, I'm...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    22-25
    1 Response Jul 11, 2011

    This was my first month here.

    I thought I would try this site to see if I could reach out, meet someone new, share my feelings, help someone who is lonely like I am at times, find a kindred spirit or just learn something I didn't know before. It's not easy for me. I've experienced the loss of three close...
    LadyoftheRain LadyoftheRain
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2013

    Very Hard...

    I have a very hard time in reaching out to people, to trusting people in seeing me weak. I am scared about being weak with people, and all that crap. So its just very hard for me to reach out to people...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 10, 2009

    I Gave Up Showing Much Love To Others

    I guess in away I felt dirty anyway being sexually abused.... but I was also just so pushed aside and belittled and hurt nothing about me was good enough for the people I was with anyway.............. so I drifted off and hid myself away. I kept to myself and was very selective...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jul 27, 2011
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