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I Have "Drifted" Away From a Lot of People

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    And It Doesn't Bother Me a Bit

    I don't mind that I've drifted away from people. Partially, because new people have taken their place. But what is important to recognise is that your needs and interests change as you do. And people don't always go in the same direction with that. So when my friends all...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2009

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    Get Over It... Or What?

    What makes it so difficult to get over someone you thought was a good friend, only to ignore you and want nothing to do with you? For 3 months there has been no communication or interaction. The one time we ran into each other, there was no cordiality from them - only some...
    nickrif nickrif 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Before They Can Push Me Away...

    It's always been the same. I trust people and they end up betraying me. I open up to people and they end up pushing me away. I comfort people and they back stab me. What's the point? What's the point of giving yourself to others only to get paid back in disappointment? So I...
    shootingstarsxlove shootingstarsxlove 16-17, F 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    Broken Up Area..

    i grew up in a tight community. i came at 12 and at 14 i moved. when i left i left on bad terms with a group of people. i didnt really keep contact with anyone even tho much reached out. since then ive become rather successful as a london grime artist. my life is flying and it...
    jk951 jk951 16-17 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    Have I Drifted Or Been Truly Uplifted?

    I just so happen to notice this group experience up in the top right hand corner of my recommend groups box as I was answering back to one of my new EP friends and felt almost compelled to selection membership immediately to share my thoughts/experience on this subject. ...
    MsPerry35 MsPerry35 36-40, F Jun 12, 2010

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    Lonely

    I have not kept in contact with many friends, high school, beauty school ect. I have moved around a little and not kept in touch with any of my friends I've made. I always worked so much I never formed that close of a bond with people. Now that I am married with 2 kids and in one...
    chelseylee chelseylee 22-25 1 Response Apr 20, 2009

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    I push people away. Maybe it's

    because I have panic disorder and agoraphobia, but I'm always pushing people away. I feel like I don't deserve to have friends and I can't trust anyone so why have them there at all?
    megleteckert megleteckert 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Can't Seem to Find My Way Home

    If there ever was a time in my life I'd wish I could Change it would be now. I have Lost a lot of friendships. Lost a lot of memories. I blame myself Mostly for the changes that have occured. My Whole Life Changed about a two years ago. I Found Ep I made connections with a lot...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2008

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    Lost My Passion and a Lot of Other Things

    Last year I made a huge mistake at work which resulted in me losing my job. Not just any a job, one I had dreamed about since I was 13. I worked day and night to make my dreams come true and in a matter of days it all went down the drain. Its not just losing the job that makes me...
    mingokid mingokid 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Whole Trust Thing.

    I guess i end up doing this alot cause of this whole trust and understanding part. Being able to express yourself in a way no one can understand. Thats sometimes what i do, i dont really know how to interact with someone in a way they can understand so i choose to keep alot of...
    SilentMoonX SilentMoonX 70+, M Jun 28, 2013

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    I Couldn't Help It But I Just Had to

    over the last yr or so the person i am has changed so much, i barely recognise the happy go lucky girl i used to be in four years ago.. and because of the fact iv changes i'v let go of the friends i used to have and made new friends who i wouldnt leave for the world. there are...
    Chiarana Chiarana 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    I Struggle To Keep People In My Life

    I don't know what it is about my personalilty. I struggle to break the ice with people in the first place and mostly never really form any sort of bond with anybody. Those few people who manage to get past my many barriers I find myself relying on they quickly become the centre...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Toxic...

    It has just been so toxic these past months, so sad, so bad, and I've just been so swallowed up by all these things that it hurt so much, I got so tired, and I got so...hurt. It's just that, sometimes, it's like, people only want u there because they need you, bec they can't move...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    I Do This A Lot...

    Especially if I don't see people on a daily basis. Sometimes, though, it's that they no longer want to bother with me, anymore, for some reason, maybe because they found friends they'd rather be with more. I've had a lot of online friends, and with most of them we eventually...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    I Drift When I Hurt

    I got two emails yesterday from people I haven't been in touch with personally in over a year. Both of them have heard through the grapevine that I am not doing well. One of them heard about my big seizure a month ago, and the other heard that I was found at the park in tears by...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    Oh Well....

    I had alot of friends...my house was the house everyone loved to be at. In june I lost my job and everyone disappeared. no one has called to so much say are you ok. I live with a relative and I am thankful me and my two children have somewhere to go. but sometimes I feel like I...
    nobodysfriend nobodysfriend 31-35, F Oct 4, 2012

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    Push People Away

    After I finished high school, I drifted away from most of my friends there. The friends I did keep are also slowly drifting away. As for my family, I seem to be pushing them away.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    We Just Stopped Clicking

    I had alot of really good friends in high school but now I only speak to 2 of them. One of them though, I can see that I'll be drifting from her soon enough but the other is permanent. I don't know why I do this. It just happens. The people I thought would be my friends forever...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2010

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    Staying close to someone isn't like it use to be

    when you could go down to the river and explore for hours or spend the day at a church event. I make snap judgements I think because I've been taken advantage of so many times. But I'm getting better now thanks to positive influences online. I'm learning that those things I...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M Mar 25

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    So Far Away .....

    What does one do when one leaves all, family, friends, work and the only world one knows behind for someone whom one believes will forever be one's best friend and love, only to find one has traded it all for fool's gold? The world I know is so far away, the people I...
    LinnZee LinnZee 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    Are You There?

    It seems that I am easily forgotten and just as easily discarded.The past 5 years have been some of the worst in my life.Believe me that's saying something.My life has been hard since day 1.I'm not looking for pity or whining,just stating facts.In these last 5 years I have lost...
    BrokenFairytale BrokenFairytale 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    The Few Good Friends I Have Had In My Life Are Not Around Anymore

    every time i actually develop a good close friendship with someone, they move away or something. i dont regularly talk to anyone from school.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Apr 28, 2011

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    Story of My Life

    So true, and I don't know when it happened!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    When You Really Feel Just Downright Useless.

    (posted this in the wrong section before, I'm sorry if this is technically spamming) To everyone who I have wronged in my brief time on Earth, I am sorry. I always allowed myself to believe a twisted lie, a self aggrandization, as if I was a virtuous man fighting against the dark...
    MasteroftheDistantPrison MasteroftheDistantPrison 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    I don't purposefully do this,

    however, people drain me. I'm also a very private person. Since I have joined my new line of work, I have learned that networking is how to get ahead. When I finally began to "network", it only lead to lust. Underneath the friendly face is always a guy with underlying intentions...
    Entrenched Entrenched 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Drifted For A Time, And Now The Shore Is In Sight .woohooo !!

    Now if I posted something here, that would imply that i am a very anti social animal ,not so cool to hang around with and a dysfunctional member af the recluse anti socialites..............ok what the heck .....although I consider myself , a people's person to the greatest degree...
    andromeda andromeda 36-40, F Feb 4, 2012

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    Left Behind.

    Even from a very early age I felt different from the other children around me, I would never really be interested in sports or the usual things that everyone else in my class loved. Even though I never really analysed myself, looking back, I see now that I was ( and still am...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 6 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    Tired Of Making The Effort

    Been realizing that all my relationships with friends and even family are all my effort and very little effort from the other person. Deleted my Facebook account, and have stopped all emailing and calling with everybody for the last few days. Only person that has cared enough...
    xxdreamergrlxx xxdreamergrlxx 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    Most Of My Childhood Friends

    I still have one friend left from childhood. I had two but one died last year.The rest have all just gone with the time and the tides.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 17, 2012

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    But I'll Never Forget Ya

    You know how some people suck at keeping relationships? Like they fall head over heels in love with someone and things go good for awhile then... They stop. It's as abrupt as this. Sentence. Well Thats kind of how my friendships are. I don't have a single friend that I'm still...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 25, 2012

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    Feeling Alone

    I too have drifted away from many of my close friends. For twenty years my husband was in the Navy so we moved alot. Over the years at different duty stations I made many good friends. I still keep in touch with a few of them by phone but it is not the same. My husband has been...
    seekspeace seekspeace 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    Drifted Is The Best Way It Could Be Described !

    ok well im 18 years old now . Before high school i had an awesome life with alot of friends that care for youu and i was very happy. High school here are three kinds,british american and national. I was forced by my mom to enter the national direction although i didnt want to...
    hamada259 hamada259 18-21, M Aug 15, 2012

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    My New Roomate

    I have been living with my roomate for a couple of months now. In the begining everything was okay, until the moment which I noticed her boyfriend and her always want to know EVERY SINGLE THING I do, to copy. I understand that it is normal to want to do things other people do...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    But It May Be For the Better

    a lot of my childhood friends i have drifted away from.mostly because of drug abuse.others because of the way they chose to treat their so called best freinds.then tere is a few who live a soap oprea life,and i don`t need all that drama in my life.a one who was become a bad...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 17, 2009

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    I'm pissed right now it's nothing worst

    than trying to help someone who doesn't won't to help themselves n then they have a mental disorder in the process damn
    Boolove135 Boolove135 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    It's For The Best

    I have a lot of emotional issues I need to deal with on my own, so I gradually started "drifting" away from everyone I know about a year ago. Now I'm mostly alone, and I'm working hard to deal with my issues. Maybe some day I'll be able to re-join the world.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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    Empty

      Looking back it seems I have drifted from place to place and friend to friend.  Growing up I tended to make friends, but as I gained more and more friends I found it harder and harder to facilitate between them by the various different activities we were involved in...
    tabbyhoffman tabbyhoffman 46-50 1 Response Aug 3, 2008

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    Friendly Friends

    Well it says drifted but with me it was more like built a mile thick wall between my friends and I. I hated most of them. They made my life a living hell and weren't really friends at all. But I stuck with them through my school years because it's difficult to just move from...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F Jun 26, 2009

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    Drifting Away

    Life is kinda funny. Back in school i used to have a ton of friends , always had people to hang out with and always kept busy. Here i am seven years later looking back on the friendships and relationships ive had. I really screwed up alot of the realationships ive had in the past...
    deftone deftone 26-30, M 16 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Close But Not Too Close

    I have a lot people in my life that means the world 2 me...but when it comes to the emotional side of me I don't express to anyone...Not even my Boyfriend or family... When I have "Drifter Away"...I isolate
    smallgirlnBigWorld smallgirlnBigWorld 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Alone

    I've made some choices that have resulted in me drifting away from a lot of people who mean a lot to me. I've drifetd away because I do not feel worthy to be a part of these people lives...including my own mother who is or has been my best and closest friend all my...
    icepopsicle icepopsicle 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    I've Moved Away...

      ... from most of my friends on several occasions in my life. While I'm pretty good at making new ones, I still miss the ones I had made some time before.  It takes a lot of effort to keep in touch with people you no longer regularly see. I've discovered...
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Love Lost

    I am in the end stages of ending a long relationship that has been through the ups and downs for many years.  Originally we were very happy but I drifted away from her after my focus was on the move away from my child / step child to another city after my ex wife moved away...
    brokencompass brokencompass 41-45 1 Response Dec 12, 2008

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    Who Knows Anymore

    Throughout my life I have had a series of friends. Many times we don't wind up fighting, we just drift away from each other when I go through a new life change (or they do); elementary school, high school, post-secondary, relationships, etc. Is this normal? I've known some...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F Sep 4, 2012

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    It Happens...

    After all, life goes on whether we like it or not.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    Often times I just think of escaping reality just want a place far away to just relax and think about everything and not have the influence of everything on me. Just get away...
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    THE EASY WAY OUT… The amount of times when I just wanted to walk and leave home… I think it can be easily done but then again I got nowhere to go so I would have to find...
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    I did it again... I let someone in, Expecting them not too hurt me. Everything was fine.. Until that moment.. That moment Of impact when everything hits. It sinks in you. It hurts...
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    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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