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I Wish People Understood Personal Space

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 412 People

    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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    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 41-45 Dec 20, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 28, 2015

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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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 31, 2015

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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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    I'm often the one standing in the doorframe, watching the room. Studying people and how they interact. But I can rarely find a way to myself. People are put off by my reserved...
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    You pushed me down into the sadness I can surrender no truth down into this barren waste of a desert a wanderer, cast itself alone I begged you with no certain circumstance To...
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    Exactly well said. I'm a slow thinker. My brain need energy lot to think and response to people due to brain damage of the accident in the past. i don't want to text or typing...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    This used to be my wish. Now I just don't waste my time on those kind of people. Problem solved.
    AlwaysHaveParis AlwaysHaveParis 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We all know, or have known someone who will go about their life without the thought of others, and if it is for someone else than usually it is only for the purpose of getting...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    a friend of mine on Facebook posted "How Did We Meet" i couldn't resist. this is my answer: It was a frosty night. The houses below us were quiet and dark. The lights slowly got...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes though I do miss having another face around, soneone to share my feelings and thoughts with. someone with simialr likes and dislikes, I guess for some of us thats just a...
    wolfy35 wolfy35 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I wish people would do their freaking job...this day went to sh!t fast... Gonna be stuck on the highway all day now because someone else didn't do what they get paid to do...
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I just broke up with a woman who is evil. I did not know when we first got together that she was so. And it wasn't until after we broke up that I found out how truly evil she is. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 29

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    So you could tell where the jerks be at all the time like I just hate so many people but no one knows I feel that way I'm so quiet I should prob be on meds you kno?
    PreTeenSally PreTeenSally 13-15, F Jan 29

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    I hate when my mom bring up old stuff saying that I am smart. Can't she see that old person is gone! I wish people can stop calling me smart when I'm not. The counselor at my...
    ILoveBacon23 ILoveBacon23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I wish my niece came with a I'm a back stabber, selfish label. Can't stand the *****.
    EMTgirl3778 EMTgirl3778 36-40, F Jan 28

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    Sometmes I used to feel that nobody ever likes to talk to me because of my sadness. I mean sure I do have my organization the Victorian elites and I do have my sister to talk to...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My wife would agree with you lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION JOY IS ACTIVATED IN GOD'S PRESENCE Psalms 16:11 (NET ) You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F Jan 27

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    I am so tired of not being understood whatsoever. I feel like there is an insane and massive distance between me and everyone I know. It's like a vast space that just keeps them...
    NarcissisticCartman NarcissisticCartman 26-30 6 Responses Jan 26

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    I have read so many stories about people wanting to die because of personal reasons. Now, i feel the same way too. hoping that it will come soon like a thief in the night. Why...
    darklife101 darklife101 46-50, M Jan 26

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    This man I met in July '15 has basically built a friendship with me that lead to more in October (without commitment). Well I fell in love with him. This issue is, he is mysterious...
    melibear melibear 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    Tomorrow will be better than today.
    Sunnflower00408 Sunnflower00408 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I wish my family could leave me alone
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M Jan 24

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    I'm entering into my second semester in college without my best friend, which is really killing me. It's something I'll have to come to terms with eventually, and I'm really trying...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Maybe if they did I wouldn't have been locked in a white padded room over the past three days.
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Share your thoughts and feelings by joining http://live-another-day.boards.net/ and writing about your experiences. People hurt, but you don't have to hurt alone! Talk about...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F Jan 23

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    Perhaps they would understand me better or I could improve the way I get my point across
    FurryElephant FurryElephant 36-40, F Jan 23

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