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I Wish People Understood Personal Space

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 384 People

    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 2 Responses Apr 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 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 36-40 Dec 20, 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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    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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    Its like a literal bubble. I like people and I love to help them....from at least 6 inches away, even that's a but close for my own comfort. I've always been that way, don't know...
    frescowalden frescowalden 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 16

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    Reflection: Teach us to listen to all those who gather on EP at any given time… This place, Where we can explore our feelings and thoughts, Sometimes our...
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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    My dream is to prove everyone wrong. My goal is for everyone's eyes to be wide open with their expressions on their faces full of surprise and their mouths wide open. I'll...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I wish I had a warning label so I know what was wrong with my people skills lol
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I wish BOOZE came with warning labels on causing pregnancy. Be warned. ABSOLUTE VODKA CAUSES PREGNANCY! I read every inch of that bottle it's not on there, I swear 2 out of my 6...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I pretty much put my all into all people. Sometimes I pull back because I feel them pull back. I love with all my heart but I've learn to guard it better.
    BlueBrea BlueBrea 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    People are so rude and mean to each other now days it's like they forgot how to be kind to one another . Every one is out for them self's now days .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    By people, I mean me. I keep hurting the one I love most, and it's going to tear us apart if I cannot change. My boyfriend is a smart, empathetic, logical, sensible man. I am an...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Peoples reproductive choices are none of my business. I was put here to be in charge of me and that is hard enough, so I (and you!) have no right to pretend we have the time...
    Mikaylin Mikaylin 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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    Good evening everyone. This is my experience. I'm not sure anyone has gone through this before. But any thoughts would be welcome. I started dating online. I met a girl she called...
    Jonathan50 Jonathan50 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    do you remember mood rings they turned colors due to your body heat n the color indicated your mood. I think it would be very helpful if people would wear a mood sticker in the...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Funny how people thank God for what they have but as soon as something bad happens it's all God's fault too.
    TheFemaleGrimReaper TheFemaleGrimReaper 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Seriously, I'm getting tired of clicking on a question and then all it ends up being some rant or complain. This site is about putting your statements as experiences and ask...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 2 days ago

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    People will warn you but you just don't listen
    IWin06 IWin06 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How can some people be so insensitive. Is it pride? Its all none sense to me. Hard to see him online & its so easy for him to just ignore. Maybe i'll make it easier for him.
    hopefaithlove84 hopefaithlove84 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    What I said: Nothing. I avoided responding to the flirting, so he would get I wasn't insterested anymore. What I should have said: We tried considering each other as boyfriend and...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My mom doesn't know the meaning of leave me the f*** alone
    Cosmos15 Cosmos15 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Ugh I get so frustrated with my boyfriend. Either you love me, or you don't. Either you accept me, or you don't. Either you see me as the person that makes mistakes, or you don't...
    Brokenheart06 Brokenheart06 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    No really, not in a self serving way.
    Mikaylin Mikaylin 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Happy 101st birthday to the great Loretta Young in heaven today. TCM celebrates her birthday with a slew of some of her mediocre films. Try Taxi at 1145 eastern to see Loretta...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jan 6

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    I hate when I ask my friend how she is doing and she says to me not so well I'm still cutting myself. It's not that I don't care It just gets really hard to hear when that is all...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I use to cut... I'm getting better it was a form of release but as I grow I get better!
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F Jan 15

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    Skin is not made for cutting, it's made to protect your body. But if you cut it, then it can't protect as well
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Jan 15

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    But then again, everyone is scared of each other. It's kinda sad when you think about it.
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I feel really alone, just have no one to talk to..
    CaysenBaker CaysenBaker 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I would have saved myself a lot of hurt... His label would have read..."I'm the biggest player you're every going to meet. I'm going to hurt you deeply and than move on to my next...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Born on this date in 1907 the great character actor Dan Duryea, nobody played a baddie like DD :) Check him out in Scarlet Street, Woman In The Window, Pride Of The Yankees and...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's possibly the most annoying thing. Ever.
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I mean yeah... If I had known you would abandon my like this, I never would have poured everything into you. I can't believe I trusted you with so much. I feel foolish.
    theartistt theartistt 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Tell me about it. One day they are all nice and happy with you. The next, they seem like they're ready to kill you...
    GlockBlocked GlockBlocked 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Man, the varieties of labels I'd be reading. It would be nice though. I would know who to stay away from and who to risk it with.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Saw an elderly gentleman with a walking cane ignored by seating passengers in the train today. He had to stand the whole time. Unless being considerate is suddenly not an act of...
    ohzy ohzy 26-30, M 12 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    i wish people could open there eyes to see who we really are were not bad were not evil were doing what makes us comfortable just like anyone does and no matter what you believe...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 11

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