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I Have "Drifted" Away From a Lot of People

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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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    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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    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

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    It Happens...

    After all, life goes on whether we like it or not.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    Keeping contact with friends is.

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

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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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    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 26-30 Apr 17, 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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 15, 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'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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    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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    Drifted...is An Understatement

    OKAY....IM GOING TO TRY AND GET THIS OUT THE BEST I CAN. THE PAST 4 MONTHS HAVE BEEN THE WORST. I'VE STOPPED TALKING TO MY FAMILY...ESPECIALLY MY AUNT WHOM I WAS VERY CLOSE WITH....AND THE TWO LITTLE LOVES OF MY LIFE, MY TWIN SISTERS. I HAVEN'T TALKED TO ANY OF MY FRIENDS IN...
    reluctantrampant reluctantrampant 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    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 13-15, F May 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2012

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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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    Everyone would like to have friendships

    for a lifetime. Genuine friendships and relationships, But unfortunely people change, you hurt people, they hurt you and things are never the same so I gradually separate myself from those indivuals and try not to let it bother me because the more people you have in your life...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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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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    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

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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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    Lost My Friends To Marriage And Kids

    Lots of my friends drifted away from me because they got married and had kids. Now that they're busy with children, they don't have time in their lives for people who aren't parents. I'm hoping that in 18 years when they ship their kids off to college, they'll drift back.
    SomeDudeNearBoston SomeDudeNearBoston 46-50, M May 2, 2013

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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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    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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    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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    I feel disconnected from my family

    because I don't feel we understand each other. I realize I've never really had deep bonds with my friends over the years because we were always on different wavelengths. I am a drifter and I have no clue where I belong. I feel as if I'm the wrong situation, wrong place and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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