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I Wish People Understood Personal Space

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 418 People

    I Don't Like This

    I've only recently found this out about myself. I really don't like overly touchy feely people. It's ok in small amounts but when someone is constantly invading my space by either sitting too close, or touching my hands, or my hair or patting me all the time I get antsy, and if...
    explainit2me explainit2me 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    This Guy Cared Nothing About Me

    One day, life just bullied me. Elements were out of my control. I was depressed, I kept getting bad news. I wanted out. I wanted to die and suicide was on my mind a lot. I felt like I had no significant reason or purpose to be here where your days seem more sad and difficult...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Sep 26, 2013

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    My Dream Bout My Friends Wedding

    Okaii I had a dream about my close friend getting married to dis guy dat she is recently talking to on facebook nd they were getting married in my old high schools church in Nauru (an island I come from) Nd I was one of her bridesmaid along side our 2 close friends and her maid...
    Mabz Mabz 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    Step Away!

    I have never liked people too close to me. My personal space radius is a few feet wider than everyone else. I don't like people to begin with so naturally I like them to be at a distance so I can keep my eyes on them. Everyone yells at me for it and tells me to calm down. Then...
    L96Arctic L96Arctic 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Rude Awakening

    Sitting at a tranisit station one morning,basking in the sun,uhhhmm breathing it all in,this man says hello,i respond with a polite goodmoring.Suddenly hes sitting next to me with his arm around my shoulder,asking me "so how you doin?"i got up so fast and told him not to touch me...
    Look2the5ky Look2the5ky 22-25 Jan 31, 2011

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    Some Ppl Are Just Creepy

    I don't consider myself to be to physically affectionate with anyone other than my partner but I usually don't mind too much when people who are considered phycially affectionate are affectionate towards me but so long as they aren't creepy about it.I have a girlfriend who is...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Jan 31, 2011

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    It's the final frontier!

    Crowds. At the métro, you risk someone grabbing your ***! Soccer games. Elbows. Hands on your breasts. Smiling apologies! It really is a frontier that many have boldly gone beyond!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Damn Straight

    I have issues with touching. There are very few people that I allow to be 5 feet or closer. And I ******* hate it when outside family that I haven't met, but they know about me (because the mammas talk about everything) and still they touch me! Then there are just other people...
    midnighthavoc midnighthavoc 18-21, F Jul 1, 2011

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    I Couldn' Agree More!

       This is a free country. We are liberated-Means-to be free, there are no restrictions on what you can or cant do.you have the right to go anywhere you want,do anything you want. And still,somebody's always in your space trying to tell you what to do or where to go, or how to...
    SWagner1 SWagner1 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    My Middle Names Personal Space... No Joke.

    Okay first things first—I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY HAVE A SITE FOR THIS and I thought I was the ONLY one! Finally, my friends don't understand when I tell them not to touch me and neither do my family, I hate people sitting too close or touching me, my hair, skin contact—whatever...
    ButterNubsz ButterNubsz 13-15, F Jan 28, 2013

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    I have never liked when people put their hands

    on me even though they mean it in a friendly way. I always hated that invasion feeling. I even had teacher woman hug me without asking before trying to make me feel better or something. It wasn't anything weird, but for me i have a quick back up reflex. Heck, what ever happened...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 3 Responses May 31

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    Now I know how much personal space counts.

    Now I know how life can become hell when secret chamber gets looted and valuables are put in auction.Now I know but ...................too late.....
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Dec 20, 2013

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    I Like My Space

    I live in a land where there are a mere 3.4 people per square kilometre.  We have space everywhere.  Times change, and we are becoming less touchy-feely and more protective of the little bubble that surrounds us.  I don't mind getting close with people I know, or getting into...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    I have a buddy that wanted a ride to pick up his car after work. He is an accountant that works high up in a firm that leases a lot of the space above a bank in a large building...
    Thisis4fun Thisis4fun 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    This. Yes. totally. If she had come with a warning label right on her forehead I would have saved myself 1 year of infatuation and 2.8 years of heartbreak and counting. Yes...
    Tomtarin Tomtarin 18-21 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    The hate is not necessary. Atheists, we need to get along with the Christians so we can have a debate that is not fueled by our opinions. Insults are not the answer. Adults and...
    Dragonforce7 Dragonforce7 16-17, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    why is everyone so quick to judge character? this has affected my life, well i guess in one way in particular. i got into modeling around the age of 16, and as i've gotten older (2...
    sandragrace sandragrace 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It doesn't matter how many chances you give someone if they haven't changed the first 5 times you're really kidding yourself thinking they will the 6th time.
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So for those who've seen my previous stories about my ex boyfriend, here is an update. We don't speak now, nor do I speak to any of my high school friends. I have just finished my...
    redkey123 redkey123 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Even if people came with warning labels, I doubt I'd read them. I would plunge right in hoping that they would not shrink down to their real size, small and ill-fitting, cutting...
    ArtesLife ArtesLife 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    you know the kind ladies oh i really want my own space but ill hit you up when it suits ..such losers.
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are some weird people in here, I swear. Here's a guy who just messaged me: Guy: Hi! How are you? Me: Good. Where are you from? Guy: NC. You? Me: Philippines Guy: Sorry, I'm...
    damneat damneat 31-35, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Everyone has aspects of their personality or times when you have to act to get by that could be considered fake. The fakery that is the most hurtful however is the emotional side...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Every meet someone who sees through your bullshit and waits? I've rarely met anyone that sees like that. Im usually that person for others. I'm not sure how to handle it on my end...
    wanderlander wanderlander 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    They seem to put them on the top of thier list of victims
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    I have been struggling with my life. always have. my children r older now and it has only gotten harder. I have no family (within 1000 miles) no real friends. I have been alone and...
    wnt2bneeded wnt2bneeded 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Omg....so much easiers...include the side effects too
    seenada seenada 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    It'd make my life so much simpler! No nasty surprises. I wish God would tag a man and says a match for u. :)
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Doing today as I look at her pics. I know she wants space and time, For her it helps so its important I honor this. But still miss our talks. So I re read all we spoke of on text...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I wish ppl would read my profile before adding me or trying to chat with me. I am not trying to sound like an EP snob or come off as rude, but I have mostly all the information...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 22

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    I hate that people always tell me (even on pages like this) that I might change my mind. I hated kids my whole life and had to help my mom raise my brothers cause my dad was...
    BrokenAndDown BrokenAndDown 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I wish I knew or understood about people better. Maybe gauge how someone actually feels about me, versus my hopes or my perception. I could learn to distinguish then who's good for...
    BellaNoches BellaNoches 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have dealt with a lot in my life even though my family never believes me as i am weaker than i may seem. I can sometimes cry for hours in bed whilst i think about my sister...
    MyLifeAsCharlie MyLifeAsCharlie 13-15, F Aug 21

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    Seriously we get to know each other role play and we talk for a long time I give u a face pic esp when that's hard for me then ur gone and ur profile says deleted... This just...
    sexydaughter16 sexydaughter16 22-25, F 34 Responses Aug 20

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    If women saw what I see when I look at them,they might never leave the house ;)
    Nunlover Nunlover 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I am that person that everyone posts about getting hurt by. I eat peoples souls. I am the one who can just play and walk away. When I say no attachment, no strings, no...
    wanderlander wanderlander 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Worked my job as summer camp leader today. Eight year old fellow went around screaming "I hate you!" and punching me, and literally being as disrespectful as possible to all the...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    was in the yearbook committee in my last year at school... had a disagreement with one of the members (one of my best friends). she got her mum involved, who threatened to get me...
    dontletthemugglesgetyoudown dontletthemugglesgetyoudown 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    When you close your mind to any possibilities, you're stunting the growth of consciousness. Do you think people hundreds of years ago; even decades ago believed that everything we...
    Psychadelicious Psychadelicious 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    The moment my father hauled the Baldwin into our home I knew I needed to investigate. Tall, dark, carefully concealed blemishes; as if describing a mysteriously handsome man. My...
    soulsi soulsi 22-25, F Aug 18

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