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I Am Lonely, Even Among People

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    Feeling somewhat lonely

    as fu.ck...surrounded by folk in this kareoke pub...with friends but is my entourage not big enough!?!? It's here that I gotta let God seep in...just in trickles sometimes,,,but clearly it's a soul aloneness for another ..,yeah love? Sure, but also Love as grand as any crowd...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Daily I'm surrounded by crowds of people

    yet I still get the hollow emptiness of being alone.
    maisymoo12 maisymoo12 16-17, F Feb 17

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    It is the saddest and most lonely feeling in

    the world. Feeling alone in a room full of people is the worst! I can remember feeling that way as a child of 9 or 10. I still have to work on it sometimes, if the mood is there, and I am uncomfortable on the inside. I know this happens to a lot of us, yes?
    tfrg150 tfrg150 51-55, M Jul 19

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    So, I'm a loner. I've never had a girl,

    never asked a girl out, or tried out of my way to make friends. I see everyone close together, and I feel lonelier than ever. I want that connection, but can never achieve it... I want to wake up to a girl in my arms or wake up to see her... I'm a romantic with no one to be...
    Arr762 Arr762 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    Why do I feel lonely

    even when I'm surrounded by a room full of people?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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    Lonely Drunk

    What is more fun than being drunk and alone? Being drunk and alone in a crowded bar of drunk people having fun. Saturday night, I went out to try and have some fun and forget everything else. I accomplished forgetting everything else, if only for a little while. But I didn't...
    BeautifulNightmare BeautifulNightmare 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2008

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    It's funny how things change

    when stress is present. Everytime money or career becomes a source of distress, everything else falls apart to make way for the torrent of obsessive determination. People don't matter in this state and being the closest person makes my pain worse than anyone else. I have to deal...
    mrdane415 mrdane415 26-30, M Nov 25, 2014

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    I feel so alone I tired of reaching out,

    I feel like a pathetic excuse of a being so lost and my anxiety going through the roof I can't help be feel outside myself there are time I feel on op of the world but then it fades fast I hope to not be alone forever do I do have a kind heart and an in depth brain you will...
    Lustedluna Lustedluna 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    I have a fiancé that I love dearly

    but at the same time I feel so trapped & alone, and like I keep spiraling nowhere but down.
    gilly92 gilly92 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Socially Retarded

    Greetings, my brothers and sisters. I'm a 25-year old man and I often find myself alone. When my friends introduce me to somebody new, I can't find any common ground on which to speak. I have a highly limited set of interests and find other people's conversations boring. I love...
    Osmium Osmium 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    Wawawawawa

     express myself better sometimes in a poem...   I'm surrounded by people having a good time And I try to have a good time At least look the part But I'm Charlie Brown And everyone’s speaking wawawawawa And I don't understand or care What they're saying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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    It Has.........

    Always been my belief that loneliness is something within. A state of mind, if you will allow me to call it such.  To me, that feeling is what happens when one is left alone with their thoughts. That odd feeling you get when you are, in a sense, living in your head. ...
    EdieQuinnz EdieQuinnz 31-35, F 73 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    I Dont Know

    there is an empty hole ..and its being filled with hate and closing in is all i know but im crying out loud of attention and i am rejected.
    decept decept 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Unknown

    why does it feel like when im with my family .. i dont want to be there i need some love why does it feel like if i go somewhere alone..someone is missing.. i need some love why is it that when im with the person i have a crush on.. i still feel empty.. whats this feeling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    We've been friends since the beginning of

    school. We'd always have each other's back and share compassion. But sometimes she seems like she doesn't even know me around other people and apologizes at the end of the day. But keeping making the same mistakes.
    CrescentRose CrescentRose 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    Crowd As A Ghost Town...

    You know, for all of my life, even when I was a child, I have always felt incredibly alone. Even among groups of people or friends, I have always felt like the new guy, the outcast, the third wheel, so and so's friend, that one guy, that one awkward kid or not even really there...
    Mooneshadow Mooneshadow 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Sometimes I wonder how can I feel this way.

    I am surrounded every day with people at work, then when I come home I have such a great loving family. Yet and still I feel lonely a lot of the time. I crave adult conversations. I want so badly to have meaningful connections with like-minded people.
    lovelife84 lovelife84 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Lonely And Lost

    I am 19 years old, have never had a relationship or anything close to it, and while I always say that I don't need anyone or I am happy being single, it is simply getting harder and harder to be by myself all the time. I have friends, I have a job and know a lot of people, but...
    madcow15792 madcow15792 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    Something's gotta give.

    I am too lonely. I need friends that matter. Not temporary placeholders. I hate this ******* state. There are few gems, too many rocks. I came here hoping to make a friend or two...I hope someone can reach out. I'd like to feel human for once.
    MarsToSirius MarsToSirius 26-30, F Feb 2

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    I dont know what it is

    that makes me feel this way, I don't know how to change or if it's just me that people tend to ignore or walk over.
    aks008 aks008 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I find that I am ok with chatting to people I

    don't know once I finally get comfortable with them, as I am very socially awkward but I just never seem to click with anyone.... At all - let it be male or female I just feel like a string of words/sentences get exchanged but nothing else. If I do enjoy someone company it doesn...
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I've been feeling lonely

    for many years now. My mom says that I'm really shy but I tiny bit. I feel kinda lonely is some sort of way when I'm with my friends. I sometimes feel left out of the conversation not knowing what to say. I don't hang out with much people at school and sometimes I'm alone at a...
    DeoLeDreamer DeoLeDreamer 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 4

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    Alone In A Crowd--again.

    Here we are 6,950,000,000  people or so.How could anyone truly be lonely. If I wasn't one of the lonely I would never believe it possible.But I am.I move around in a world full of people and it seems like I am inside a glass cocoon,unable to break fully free. Occasionally I can...
    februarydays februarydays 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    There are people who care about me,

    but I don't get to see them everyday. The only people I see daily are people who look like they don't give a damn about me. I hate being so lonely. I usually have friends to count on, but now I feel as important as dirt.
    weaccio weaccio 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    Who Are All These People...

    I surround myself with people. I've never met a stranger. I could carry on a conversation with a fence post if it would talk back. I go out with friends. I date, I hang out with my large family. Yet I feel so very alone at times.
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    I am surrounded by the people

    who think i am very unfriendly and i dislike their behavior and definition of the friendship. And they are my classmates so i can't escape from them for next few years. Everyone says that I am matured then my other classmates of my age but at the same time i feel really very...
    Deliciousbrain Deliciousbrain 18-21 Oct 13, 2014

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    Y'know how deep inside you know you're an

    outcast? You keep acting what's previewed as normal anyways though just so you don't end up alone? I do have people in my life. It's just too empty for them to fill it up. If you were to meet me you couldn't tell any of this. I have a great girl, even though things are messed...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Every time I pass by a happy couple I cry on

    the inside I feel so numb and empty
    Cgr1 Cgr1 18-21 May 17, 2014

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    Everyday when I go to work

    or even just go outside I feel like there is a wall between us. When I look on their side I see light, laughter and the enjoyment of life. When I look on my side all I see is darkness and a hole of emptiness that can never be filled.
    HuddersfieldGirl18 HuddersfieldGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I feel like everyone around me is

    so judgmental and vapid. Girls and their gossip. I've been the perennial black sheep since I was able to socialise. And me? WellI have a good heart but an ugly, dumpy exterior. So confidence is low. Ah well. Guess I was always meant to be solitary.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I think I've lost my faith in other people.

    I never had many friends, now I feel I've got none. I have a boyfriend whom I live with but there is no relationship here. We're companions, not lovers, and I miss the touch of someone. I miss hugs and kisses and love. I dream a lot, about a better life, friends, big happy...
    soneas soneas 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    Never Felt Any Sense Of Belonging

    i just feel like i dont belong so often. im never alone, but im alone all the time.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    fav777 fav777 18-21 4 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I just feel like no one cares about me.

    I feel invisible to my friends, i'm always the outcast. Sometimes they seem to welcome me into the group, other times they completely forget about me and I end up outside the circle. Whenever I go on my Instagram acc, i'll see a picture of them and my other friends hanging out...
    MysticalBlade MysticalBlade 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2014

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    Nothing really good comes out from school

    parties specially when you're on the chair near the wall begging time to go faster..
    orange225 orange225 16-17, F Dec 4, 2014

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    I usually don't feel lonely,

    when I'm alone, I try to not think about being lonely, and the few times that I do, I find ways to take my mind off that feeling. But around my friends and family, the game changes. Most of my friends are in long term relationships now. So every time I hang out with them, I'm...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Oct 9, 2014

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    it's like just me living,

    seeing and feeling me.. other people come and go, no one stay or cares... superficial people those days, and the world is changed.. I'm alone even with being among 1000 people, its just me feeling me, tellin myself at the end we go home alone anyway.. and again, no one cares, or...
    MoongirlDA MoongirlDA 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    I'm kind of a loner; it is rare

    that I actually go out and hang out with friends anymore. Not so much because I don't want to, but because I'm never really invited to go anywhere. If I am, I don't think they are serious about it and therefore I don't take it seriously. I just end up being silent among everyone...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I have so many friends

    that I constantly surround myself with yet, I still manage to feel so alone. While i consider them my friends i could never consider them close. I would never let them know my mom is an alcoholic or that my dad is in prison. Even friends who call me their best friend know it isn...
    xkeaipra xkeaipra 13-15, F Apr 10

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    It's midnight and I can't sleep

    because I feel lonely. Will someone keep me company?
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Feel so left out when with friends

    as they have fun. Nothing fun ever happens to me.
    Ibrahim38 Ibrahim38 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    I find my current work the most lonely place.

    I have to manager a venue and all I do is walk around, never talk to anyone. People seem so clicky these days as well which makes things worst
    tonyarts tonyarts 26-30, M Mar 11

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    One of my favourite sayings is "you may feel

    lonely, but it doesnt mean that you are alone" ... Yep thats me everyday
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F Sep 20, 2014

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    I divorced last year

    after a 22 year horrible marriage. The first few year alone I was happy in my new found independence. I dated and had a few FWB. Last summer I became involved with in a serious relationship. As it turns out I simply picked my ex-husband in a different form. I did not wait...
    skk1966 skk1966 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I  feel more alone around people.

    Especially around people, because most of the time no matter how hard i try i dont feel like i can bridge that gap. Theres always a distance there. like this huge gaping maw waiting to eat whats left of my sanity.  Everyday grey, unkempt, and alone. I watch people alot...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Aug 8, 2014

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