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I Am Lonely and I Keep It to Myself

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    “A Friend Is One That Knows You As You Are, Understands Where You Have Been, Accepts What You Have Become, and Still, Gently Allows You to Grow.”

    Only recently have I come to realise how awful it is to be lonely. Not alone in the sense I have no one to talk to, but more that there is no one who I can talk to. My friends gave up on me a long time ago for many reasons and I can't say I blame them. I have done nothing of...
    LeaveAndTakeMeWithYou LeaveAndTakeMeWithYou 18-21, F 3 Responses May 29, 2008

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    I Feel Unimportant And Forgotten

    I am always ignored and talked over, but I can't figure out why. Is it because I'm so unimportant and forgettable? Should I talk louder? Is this what it's going to be like for the rest I my life? It seems the more time passes the more I'm left alone and thinking about...
    comet5683 comet5683 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    Because I feel like when I talk about my

    feelings they just don't care. It's saddening to even think that the people I care for doesn't feel the same or they didn't even care. I feel disgusted that I'm feeling this right now. It seems like I'm a child that wants someone's attention so much.
    gelyace gelyace 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I'm lonely..... Sometime I need some cheer &

    support ( even a little ). Why I can't have it?
    Frozzen Frozzen 16-17, F Oct 8

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    Who's To Tell, And What's

    to say? I mean, lonliness is a emotion..just as happiness, sadness etc. I'm lonely at times-but what am i supposed to do? Go out and email everybody I can telling them i'm lonely? Go up to every stranger on campus ad tell 'em im lonely? I mean yeah, sure I have my moments..but...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2010

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    I hate me! Always have

    and always will
    Mell30 Mell30 31-35, F Mar 10

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    I Used To...

    ...let everybody know how lonely I was, I was really desperate. Desperation and clinginess doesn't attract friends, which I learned, stubbornly. Now, I'm still lonely sometimes but mostly I choose to keep to myself. I've never liked most people and I've learned that seeking for...
    Jebb Jebb 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2008

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    I'm lonely most of the time nothing been the

    same when most of my friends had moved away, I feel alone at school too but it's cool
    blackpower15 blackpower15 16-17, M Oct 8

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    Sometime I wanna shout & say sth inside my mind

    when I'm sad. But I always keep it inside. Becuase I know no one will listen & care about it and laugh...... And I don't know how to tell as well Becuase I always hide it inside. I just cry inside my heart. And somedays,my tears is falling down. I'm not crying but I can't...
    Frozzen Frozzen 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I am really depressed.

    I feel very isolated from the world. I talk to my friends but I still feel distant. The guy I really like stopped talking to be and it feels like a sharp pain is in my heart. I don't think anyone will love me.
    isolatedforever isolatedforever 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    Wear A Mask

    I act like a **** allot, I pretend that I don't care about anything(there are a few things I do care about), I am disenchanted and jaded with life and yes, I am lonely. I just know that admitting it is interpreted as a sign of weakness so I don't tell anyone outside my family...
    ike1 ike1 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    Hm

    For context: The closest people i have are those in my immediate family. Mom, dad, two sisters. I have it pretty good, my family (immediate only) is built upon love and not sheer responsibility to remain as a family unit. Im homeschooled, which i am very happy about. The only...
    RianBennett RianBennett 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Lonely

    I have moved around so much that I don't feel that I ever got time to get close to people. I am a bit shy at first and it could take a while to get to know me. Last year, when I got into a class that I really liked and felt like I belonged into I switched again because I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 25, 2012

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    I Am Lonely and I Keep It to Myself

    I just keep it too myself a lot of the time how lonely I really am.......................I find if I do something I forget about the lonliness but then I know it never leaves its always there. I dont tell my kids I dont tell people at work I dont...
    Supagloo Supagloo 41-45, F 3 Responses May 31, 2009

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    I always watch all these people

    who have close family and friends and wish for it but I'm already in my 30's so I don't think it will come. Sometimes I wonder how good it is for my kids to live with me because I want more for them. I'm not a social or likable person. People just run from me. I've been...
    Mell30 Mell30 31-35, F Mar 28

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    I think I might be depressed.

    ... Someone talk to me please :) I need to vent my feelings to some one around my age 13-18
    thatGirlyoulike thatGirlyoulike 13-15, F Mar 10

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    She says I need to fix my life?

    Look in the mirror What's mine, is yours I don't understand you? I'm no good? You sit around all day, smoke weed, do drugs, scream at your kids, but it's okay, because I'm the bad guy. No one will ever unerstand you, except him. He who makes you wild. He who is your equal...
    kenziezoee kenziezoee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I Used to Be a Happy Loner

    Back then, I would work and live in foreign countries (France, Korea, Philippines) for months by myself. I loved it: I'd immerse myself in the local culture, learned the local language and made local friends. People knew me as an adventurer and as a happy loner. It's now 10...
    noelak noelak 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    I have friends and plenty of them

    but not one of them are the type that I can just pour my heart out to. Let alone even tell a story to... They usually ignore me halfway thro... Even my bf:( We all have these little pairs of bffs but there's an odd number and I'm the odd one. But if I tell any of them they'll...
    taylor9817 taylor9817 16-17, F Feb 7

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    It's always been Lonely

    for me. I'm just not the likable type but I'm tired of being alone. I want someone to love me, I want friends, I want to be close with my family. I just don't know how to let people in. :,(
    Mell30 Mell30 31-35, F Mar 21

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    Hi

    If anyone on here wants someone to talk, I'm here. Feel free to message me. I'm not the most interesting person, but I can at least be a friend if nothing else :)
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    I am lonely and I normally keep to myself

    because I'm scared of what people will think of me. I was a teenage mother and people look down on that...I really only interact with my daughter who is three and doesn't understand. I'm just so scared.
    EdwardsLottieUK EdwardsLottieUK 18-21, F Mar 12

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    Sadly Yes I Am Very Lonely ...

    Sadly yes I am very lonely and have never gotten anywhere with another girl. I am almost 21 and have never hugged, been on a date with, or been friends with another girl. I think it's pretty sad and people don't really care to what I have to say so it is easier to just keep to...
    wnplw wnplw 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2009

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    As I Feel So Ashamed.....

    I am very lonely and it hurts. I would do anything to get to go out for the day with someone but that will never happen. I would also die to go for a spa weekend somewhere but again, have no-one to go with. I hate my life at the moment, the dullness of it, the routine. All I do...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Keepin' It Inside...

    It seems like, I've learned to face my struggles alone. I'm the type who wants to stay alone (not really want, but maybe, prefer) when I have something bothering me. I try to resolve it on my own first.. It could be draining sometimes, but I've been managing to go through it. I...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    Divorced and Not Over It

    I am someone who has always kept the most painful things hidden from those I'm closest to.  I always felt it was kinder to spare them, afterall there wasn't anything they could do for me to change things. The burden of that decision has been heavy to bear. I've been...
    Bella1111 Bella1111 36-40 3 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    A Vice

    Today my loneliness feels like a vice, encompassing me, hampering movement. I may be confusing it with stress and anxiety though. Those feelings are competing for attention. I think the reason I am focusing on the loneliness right now is because I think that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    "anyone Save Me"?.........................................

    I am depressed and I can feel it eating me more and more everyday. I can slowly feel my insides rott and disappear. I feel my heart being torn apart. Who's there to help me with my crisis? Can anyone hear my cry's for help? I'm tired of never being happy I'm tired of LIVING. I...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    Tonight is one of those nights

    when I feel restless
    Ticklemeblue Ticklemeblue 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    When I saw someone get cheer

    or support when they fail or lose, it make me cry.
    Frozzen Frozzen 16-17, F Oct 8

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    I feel like none of my friends are really there.

    Sometimes I doubt that they really are my friends. When I reach out to them they don't help me. I'm alone and slowly losing my mind. No one is here to help me and I'm a mess.
    Marielights Marielights 18-21, F Mar 11

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    *Sigh*

    The loneliest feeling in the world is truly being with someone that doesn't give a flying **** about your feelings. I'm tired of having to be the one to try to fix everything. We recently decided to start a business together. For the past couple of weeks things have been really...
    AwakenSoul82 AwakenSoul82 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Does Anyone Understand?

    I'm nearly 25 and for as long as I can remember, depression has hung its black cloud over me. I have a great family, however no one seems to understand what I'm going through. I cry daily, and have to drag myself out of bed in the mornings. I feel so selfish for even saying this...
    sourcherry86 sourcherry86 22-25 2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    I lie here all alone.

    Huge bed that only sleeps one. I'm tired of filling it with temporary people to fix a long term yearning for a woman who will endure. I have made a habit of parading women through here like cattle that I don't think I can make a long term relationship last. I've trained myself...
    jbc62 jbc62 31-35, M Nov 1

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    When Nothing Is There, Nothing Is Concealed.

    The name of this group is obviously self-explanatory as to how I feel and how my life has been for as long as I can remember. I look around me and sometimes try to see how my old, former friends have been doing in their lives. Whether it revolves around finding love, getting...
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    "how To Move On From Grief"?.....................

    My brother passed away years ago......................The first years I remained strong for everyone else and felt a new strength. Everyone else has moved on, and now today its hitting me hard. Its hard to eat, sleep, or feel like how I felt before When I was strong. When it...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Aug 14, 2011

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