I Have "Drifted" Away From a Lot of People

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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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    I did this when I was 16

    and 17 when I just walked away from the people I knew in school and decided to go my own way in life. It wasn’t being bullied was the problem (I was), I just started to feel like I have seen these people for twelve, ten and six years in all cases and I couldn’t see myself...
    41-45, M
    May 19, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    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

    My family, my old old friends,

    people on here, everyone. Sometimes I feel like I'll eventually just fade away into nothing.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    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

    Drifted...is An Understatement

    AnimusVita AnimusVita
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2011

    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

    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
    Jul 25, 2012

    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
    41-45, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    keeping relationships these days

    for me is really hard because all I want to do is sleep and forget about the world. I have lost so many friends from lack of participation and I really don't really even care anymore
    suicidegetout suicidegetout
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    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

    Story of My Life

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

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2010

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2012

    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
    1 Response Sep 17, 2012

    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

    It's just too easy! I'm

    so busy trying to survive in a tough situation. I get so caught up in staying alive that I never have time to stop and smell the roses. And because of this, I've drifted away from way too many people! But, as my mother always told me "Survival of the fittest, Adalius!"
    GermanWildChild GermanWildChild
    18-21, F
    May 29, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 10, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    One Of Many

    4/12/13 I went out to dinner/drinks with a girl I used to be BFFs with since elementary school. Now she has a kid and a 34(!)-year old boyfriend. She’s become a family woman! We were talking about the last time we went out and had a crazy night a couple of years ago. We went...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 17, 2013


    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
    1 Response Apr 20, 2009

    I'm In My Own World

    There no room in my world . For any body I won't let anyone in so there no way I cat get hurt . I stopped working 08 of 05 have not talk to any one I worked with for 15 years in the last 4 years can't even remember any ones name how sad is that ? I am the cause of my Pain !
    RayofSunShine55 RayofSunShine55
    56-60, T
    Jul 15, 2009

    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

    Keeping contact with friends is.

    .. ... a lot of work. So old friends are... Just Drifting Away
    Lifeisacaveat Lifeisacaveat
    56-60, M
    Jul 25, 2014

    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

    i come from a small country town,

    so i was friends with everyone. now i have five best friends i can trust with my life, and i let no one else in anymore cause i was constantly getting hurt.
    eviemay6 eviemay6
    18-21, F
    May 15, 2014

    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

    You're still one of the closest people to me.

    .Even though we don't talk much anymore..You'll always be in my heart. I'm glad I met you..
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2016

    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
    1 Response Mar 17, 2009

    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

    I have drifted from everybody I knew in my life

    off of the internet. They all just do things I have no interest in doing anymore. They try to pressure me into do things and they put me in uncomfortable situations
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Feb 12, 2012

    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
    46-50, F
    Feb 4, 2012

    All in 2 months. I have lost like

    so many best friends, and close friends too. But they come and go, I guess.
    lydiastilinski lydiastilinski
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    I've done it way too much.

    It's the worst habit I've ever had with other people, is that depending on the situation, I'll literally disappear from someone's life. I've probably lost a good number if friends over the past year, because I moved away from them. It really is a disheartening thing to say.
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589
    18-21, M
    Jul 2, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2010

    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
    6 Responses Jul 29, 2012
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