I Have "Drifted" Away From a Lot of People

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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

    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
    1 Response Dec 31, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 18, 2010

    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


    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

    Moved On

     i have move on in the world having met new people and **** off the old, why stay with your old freinds wen the world is your oyster, do wat you want wen you want !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
    beasty123 beasty123
    18-21, M
    Oct 14, 2009

    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 Nothing Personal....

    I do tend to drift away from people.  It's never anything they did or at least anything I can pinpoint.  I guess it's just that when they get too close, I start to fade back.  then I usually move out of state.   I recently have gotten in touch with 2 of...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl
    46-50, F
    Sep 9, 2009


    About two years ago I had my best friend completly just ran over me...since then I do not and will not open to people.  I think people are just looking out for theirselves and does not matter who they hurt in the process!  Its really hard, my social life has just shut...
    justhere0512 justhere0512
    31-35, F
    Sep 9, 2009

    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

    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

    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


    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


    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

    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

    Some For Better Some For Worse.

    I've drifted away from many people. Some really great friends, some not so great. Some of my best and closest friends are those who i've drifted away from. I know they're real friends, and i don't get bitter about it because i know that we're all on our own path, and life...
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2009

    Story of My Life

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

    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

    Not So Much Bestfriends Anymore Then?

    Last year, I didn't know my best friend. I was completely knew, thanks to my 312 mile move from where I used to live! I instantly made friends with this unusual girl. She had brown hair, with bright red highlights in, and hardly smiled. I got put into partners with her for...
    DanielxKatie DanielxKatie
    13-15, F
    Mar 8, 2009

    Miss You Guys

    In highschool i made two of the bestest friends ever: ashabanana and luchie bun. they both really got me and accepted my random weirdness. we had a lot of good times togther. but after high school was over we kinda dirfted apart. asha banana moved away and made new friends...
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2009

    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

    No Ones At Fault

    things happen. we grow especially from age 21 to 30 and as a young woman. i have felt regret for not 100% trying to keep these people around but understand my well being is much preserved without their presence. kids from my childhood. lisa the extremist of a christian. jack...
    tessagirl tessagirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2009

    Always Drifting

    I seem to have been drifting my whole life. I still have one person that I keep in touch with that I was friends with when I was a teenager, and that's not even that often. That's it. I don't really have any friends that seem to stick for any long period of time, some I ...
    Lushesb Lushesb
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    Things Change

    It's not that things ended badly or anything, but I have had my own little circle of friends on various internet places before. Not as cool as the friends I have here or that I once had on "Sims Online". But, I've always had a small group of people around me, who didn't...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 27, 2008

    Quite a Few

    In the last 5 years I have drifted away from lots of people. People who I never thought I would drift away from. People who helped me make wonderful memories that I will never forget, and people who helped make those memories I do want to forget. The ones that I...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 27, 2008

    So Long

    Like many people you grow up, move away from your home town, and lose contact with the people who meant the most to you.  That is me.  I have moved around a lot in my life, my mom was single and had to do what she had to do, but it has left me with really no good...
    J21883 J21883
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2008

    I Have....

    And it is more evident this time of year, when i return to my hometown for Christmas. I have moved, I have had a number of jobs.  In each job or career, I would make close friends, and then when I left the job and career, despite the promises to keep in touch...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 23, 2008

    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
    1 Response Dec 12, 2008

    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

    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

    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


      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
    1 Response Aug 3, 2008
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