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I Am Depressed Because I'm Lonely

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    Am I depressed because I am lonely,

    or am I lonely because I am depressed?? I don't know the difference..
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    On here to find some new friends.

    I have CFS so I dont work and I dont have a car or money to get out of the house. I used to have a lot of online friends but most of them have slowly drifted away. Guess its time to go fishing for some more. Anyone want to chat? P.S. - I have a boyfriend.. so, nothing sexual...
    amethyst88 amethyst88 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I temporarily forgot

    why I don't have friends. But I remember now. Because no one gives a **** about me or anyone or anything other than themselves. I'm just a stepping stone. Someone to use. Someone to fill a void. Someone to wring dry. I'm so sick of opening up. I'm so scared to do it again and...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I look around me and I see all the odds are

    against me and I wonder whether I should even bother. what difference does it make when one man fails to achieve his dream, the world goes on. the sun still rises in the morning and sets at dusk.. the earth still moves around swinging along its course, turning like a bride in...
    aliensoul101 aliensoul101 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    The reason why I joined EP

    because I was a little depressed, but over the time, after reading a lot of stories and exploring, I noticed that a lot of people here have worse problems than me so I felt that they needed a shoulder to cry on or just someone to accompany them throughout the difficult times of...
    miggyquin miggyquin 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    Im so lonely no one wants to talk to me ugh

    everyone hates me and the only one who will talk to me is my brothers ex gf patience but she fell asleep hours ago and I'm at my grandmas with nothing to do I wish someone would talk to me I hate life
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I'm a such a depressing stage in my life.

    I wish I could just fix it ! I feel like I'm wasting my life every day that goes by, it's crazy.
    Giselle1231 Giselle1231 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I want an online boyfriend

    who will love me for me. I am a weight gainer and am 154 pounds and gaining super fast so plz txt me if you would like to talk or Kik me at baileythewannabe
    ilovepets1232 ilovepets1232 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    I lost my wife of 20 years at the age of 43 to

    breast cancer. My two daughters where 14 and 16 at the time. This was four years ago now. We had a great marriage, she was my best friend, my soulmate. I feel so alone now, both of my girls are off to college. They are totally against me spending any time with a woman. I just...
    Intothewind Intothewind 46-50, M 14 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I really want some friends

    or someone that likes me
    vvebcame vvebcame 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Weekends are always that trigger point,

    Saturday in particular that reminds me I'm lonely. I can just about handle weekdays, but weekends are awful. I see people out and about with their friends enjoying life, they're able to do whatever, whenever, and they're probably real friends, not people feigning interest in...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Today I am. I'm coming out of it.

    Slowly but surely. Maybe too slow and I won't make it. Damn, just need a balance in my life. A woman is made to balance a man as a man is made to balance a woman in most cases. But I have no balance. I care for nothing, I live in darkness. I'm only on right now so I...
    Golfknar Golfknar 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    theres some people writing with me.

    . but thats not it.. thats not that... thats just.. doesnt help i still feel lonely even when im surrounded by ppl... i guess i just want someone to really care.. and worry and stuff.. maybe another female.. to talk to and talk about female stuff..
    UsagiVivi UsagiVivi 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    Well I did it!! I tried to get over her by

    hiring a prostitute for sex thinking that that might help me get over this heartbreak. I don't know how I feel about it, the moment was great I felt like I got over her, and I was showing her that I can move on, but then I woke up this morning feeling kind of lonely it's a...
    ac5225 ac5225 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I wish i colud have a best friend

    that care about me, talks to me everyday so I wouldn't feel lonely... **** my life...
    yong95 yong95 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    ikkoneh ikkoneh 13-15, T 1 Response Jul 3

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    Sometimes I Feel It

    So low, so helpless and all because I feel loneliness. I would never have thought I would feel so alone as I do at times. I just can't get over that I'm sleeping alone, I haven't had sex in forever and its killing me! My kids don't hug me hardly. No one does! I'm so numb from...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    when your a failure and the love of your life

    doesnt wanna see or talk to you .
    pepetheanarchistfrog pepetheanarchistfrog 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I am a 32 year old woman.

    I have been single for 7 years. I have only had one "serious" boyfriend and since then all I have experienced is heartbreak. Disastrous dates, flings, no real connection with any one. I live in a huge city where I technically should be able to find someone. I get so depressed...
    firecracker1 firecracker1 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    I Feel Like A Ghost

    I feel so worthless. I have no one. All my life I been entirely alone. My parents are abusive drunk losers. I had to teach my self everything I know, even though my parents aren't even dead. My birthday was 2 days ago. I spend it crying the whole day. Like every year. It's like a...
    BrokenDead BrokenDead 18-21, F 28 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Some days I just can't take it I want to cry

    because a part of me feels empty I've never been in a relationship and I don't know how to get a boyfriend 😔 this romance stuff just doesn't come naturally to me
    bemmie bemmie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    It makes me go crazy somedays

    and I do have breakdowns of deep self hate because of this. I don't know why people hate me and do not want to be around me
    StupidRobert StupidRobert 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I am but I feel as though it helps me

    appreciate the people I do have in my life.
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have no idea how to pick myself up.

    I'm a 17yo male and I live in a tiny town in rural Wyoming. I haven't really been able to make many friends, even though I'm trying really hard. Furthermore, I'm gay and being in a relationship is basically impossible here.
    hunterkjones hunterkjones 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I hate being alone...

    But hate miserable company as well.
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14, 2014

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    i am very very lonely!

    i have NO friends at all and im 20 years old!! (lost contact ... most have moved away...) and i have been feeling so lonely i have no one to talk to.... i hate it ...theres so many things i want to do ...but cant as have no one to do it with ...im just stuck at home all day...
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole 18-21, F 6 Responses May 19, 2014

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    Secrets And Lies

    I have so many secrets, so many lies hiding behind my eyes piled up so high so that they touch the sky if they weren't compressed in upon my chest so far in, which no one could see unless they come to me and plea but that matters not as there isn't so much as a thought about all...
    WinterWisper WinterWisper 22-25 1 Response Apr 22, 2013

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    Will Things Ever Change?

    When I look in the mirror I see a beautiful, attractive young woman that possesses the qualities that most men say that they want, but yet I'm single. Most of my experiences with men have been dysfunctional, from the time I was fourteen years old. I have given in relationships...
    jesusknows jesusknows 26-30 109 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    I am 30 and still single

    and it's SO painful! :( I feel like I'm at a very low point in my life and I need friends, someone to listen to me and actually care and someone genuine. I'm also overworked and it has brought on more stress and anxiety. I want to find an honest Christian man to date and marry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    Sometimes I Wonder Why God Screws Me Over Even Though I Have Done Nothing Wrong And I Need Somebody To Talk To.

    Im 15, and i have more issues then most adults, im a guy, and  im overweight, but not obese, i hate myself, im not bad looking, i have hair that almost goes to my shoulders, and  i wonder what ive done to deserve the treatment i get from people, Sometimes i feel im...
    coltonconley coltonconley 13-15, M 23 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    I'm so lonely.. been single

    for almost two years now. I don't want to settle for anything less than I deserve but sometimes I feel like I'm gona have to ... it sucks
    dqtxx1 dqtxx1 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Ever wondered what it's like to have no friends?

    It is very lonely and crushing. You begin to obsess about the fact that you have no friends and wonder why. You turn your harshest critical eye inward and self-examine and magnify all flaws, searching for a possible answer. Since you obsess about it so much, you begin to feel...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I guess I am back on here again.

    .. I want to share my story growing up in a city called Winnipeg. I was born and raised here throughout my whole life. From Kindergarten to Grade 6, I've been bullied for being overweight, I couldn't help it... I just love food. I was also a victim for being sexually harassed by...
    JuicyLuck JuicyLuck 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I need someone to talk to every night,

    but the problem is I don't get along with men, and I fall in love too easily with women.
    PaladinVeritas PaladinVeritas 26-30, M Jun 26

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    Life Can Get Too Lonely

    I have had a bad day. I don't have anybody in my life who is there for me. I need someone,sometimes.
    scorpiogirl81 scorpiogirl81 31-35, F 16 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I really need someone to talk to.

    I'm 21. I have no friends. No job. I don't go to school. I have nothing. I babysit every day, as I have for a couple years now. Every day it just gets worse. I feel bad for the girl I babysit because her parents don't teach her anything, right from wrong. I let this little...
    Goob21 Goob21 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    kev1254 kev1254 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    So I am really depressed.

    I think. I'm trying to just get use to the fact that I'm not gonna find the one. It seems like all guys ever want is just sex. I know there are guys out there who aren't looking for sex. Well so they say. I've had guys swear they want more but it never seems like it. All I want...
    manders831 manders831 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    What I Hate Most About It

    What I hate most about it is that if I ask for help, if I let someone find out, then they'll feel pressured or guilt tripped into spending time with me. I don't want to make anyone to feel like that. I really don't want to pressure anyone into keeping me company, I just want...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 9 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    ive been feeling suicidal recently.

    but im christian. im always going home alone. i walk down the hallways alone. i dont have anyone whom i can relate to. except for one person but shes from a different class and she has many friends. ive had many close friends in the past. but ive lost most of them. i lost my...
    SolaCeEncE SolaCeEncE 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Dont u hate it. When u see bestfriends

    and youre just like dam i wish i had a bestfriend that was with like that always by my side. I know i have friends but it seems like its all cuz we go to school together. I literally go from school, to home n vise versa. I got out once in a while with them but it would be nice...
    lesley2456 lesley2456 18-21, F Apr 16

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    Honestly I thought I FINALLY got out of it.

    That is until someone I thought was my friend back stabbed me in one of the worst ways possible (I will not talk about it) and then left me as a broken mess. What in hell's name am I supposed to do with myself.
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am 24 years old. About 3 months ago I buried

    the last of my family. My parents have been gone for years and now the grandparents that acted in their place are gone too. Just before my Grandfather died the first man I had ever loved and showed me happiness left me. Now I feel as though I am in a hole and can't get out and...
    catpainter catpainter 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    I Were!!!

    This doesn't apply to me much anymore. It's hard to be lonely with so many people to chat with on here now. =p But yes... 99% of my depression in the past was due to isolation and loneliness. It was due to my social anxiety, or the end result of it. I didn't have any friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    I lost a lot of friends

    and none of them really were that healthy anyway. And the one great one I could talk to who shared stories and had a lot in common with me died not getting into details really hit me hard. I been picking myself up. I got other friends on facebook and on my boyfriends family. I...
    BananaBandana BananaBandana 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a quiet person but it wasn't hard

    for me to make friends when I was younger. I was friendly & approachable. But as I lost friends after 5th grade. They slowly disappeared after each grade. My freshman year I learned the "friends" I had left were using me because I got good grades in all my classes. They found...
    taekwoonie taekwoonie 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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