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I don't miss people, and it's really causing trouble - August 13th 2015, 11:14 PM

I don't miss people. I mean, there's probably one person that I miss from time to time, but she's a special case.
I never miss my family, I never miss home. I don't get sentimental about leaving people or places. So now I'll be heading to Germany for a year, and I'm trying to figure out compromises between my parents' desire for frequent contact, and my desire for a lack of contact.
It's hard to explain to my mother that no, I won't miss her. I don't want to even try. But when the question "Won't you miss me?" comes up, I won't lie, so I try to do some fancy talking.
I just... Never miss people. I don't cry at partings or meetings. Graduating wasn't sentimental. I haven't spoken to most of my closest friends in months, and I don't feel anything about that.
So I know that's weird, but I just don't miss people.
   
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Re: I don't miss people, and it's really causing trouble - August 14th 2015, 02:52 AM

Hey,

I don't know if this is common but I too rarely miss people. There is probably one person that I feel strong connection to and I miss him when he is gone. But, other then that I don't miss my family or my friends. I've gone a few weeks without hanging out with my friends and I don't feel anything. I actually feel more comfortable hanging out at home then having to go out and things like that. I also haven't seen my family for quite a few weeks and I don't really feel much. I could probably go a few months if not longer without seeing my family and friends. I don't know why I am like this but I can relate to what you are going through. If I were to move away I would probably struggle a bit at first but then once I got used to the environment it would get better.

Do you think you could try and come to a compromise with you mom and tell her you will contact her once a week? That isn't too much but at least your mom will still hear from you.


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Re: I don't miss people, and it's really causing trouble - August 14th 2015, 09:43 AM

Hey there I often feel the same way as you when it comes to not missing people... When I part from my friends for the summer holidays, or go away to see my couins for a couple of weeks, I never miss my friends or parents. At first it would be awkward for me because they would be hugging me, saying things things like "Aww it's gonna be so hard, I'm really gonna miss you, I'm missing you already", and I would just be like "Yeah... *awkward pat on the back* me too, hehe. Definitely." When inside I'm like: Umm I actually don't miss you now and I probably won't at all for the whole holidays.
Eventually I decided that it was just too awkward for me (and for them, if they could see through my "disguise") and straight up tell them how I felt, and they always took it well. I just explain to them that actually I tend not to miss people at all, but that I always look forwards to see them after the holidays.

So if I were you I wouls just find a polite way of explaining to your parents how you feel, and they'll almost certainly take it well.

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Re: I don't miss people, and it's really causing trouble - August 17th 2015, 06:03 PM

Hey its okay if you do not miss Family and Friends. Its happens, even I do not miss my school friends I barely talk to them once or twice in a year and they dont mind.

May be as time passes your feelings of not missing people might change.
   
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