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I Am Lonely, Even Among People

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    I can never really get used to people

    because I've been betrayed so many times so I'm always lonely
    Xaanson Xaanson 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I try to think about discussing all of this

    with my parents or other members of my family, but each time I manage to come up with a way to express the way I feel, I end up deciding to shout into the void instead. I feel lonely like no one understands or they do but they refuse to let me in on the secret. I feel as if I'm...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Mar 8

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    Well I'm a pretty laid back guy I used to be

    so full of happiness but the love of my life left me 4 months ago and idk how to feel anymore the only time I can stand to be around people is when I'm drunk or high it hurts me so much to see all these happy couples my age that are so in love everytime I see it reminds of what...
    Cgr1 Cgr1 18-21 Mar 14

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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

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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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    Its Not Because We Feel We Are Not Loved

    its the fact that we feel lonely, not because no one loves us. because the one we love, doesn't love us the way we want to them to love us.that's why we feel lonely even when we are surrounded by friends and family.
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I'm feeling really lonely right now,

    even though there are people around me. I don't know why, but I just feel it. It's like I'm an outcaster, I don't belong with them, an outsider. It hurts for some reason. This is so confusing.
    deepdowninside71 deepdowninside71 13-15 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    A Sea of Unseeing People

    I like to go out and have fun... Though it doesn't happen very often. I will go somewhere, intending to have fun... but end up just sitting there, too afraid to talk to anyone that I don't already know. And even the people I do already know, I don't talk much with... It is like...
    BeautifulNightmare BeautifulNightmare 22-25, F 5 Responses May 4, 2008

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    This is true when I see people my own age have

    kids and they talk about parenting concerns and what's going on. I was never able to have kids and had to have a hysterectomy a few years ago because of health concerns(bleeding and growing fibrous tumors I've had for years) I love babies and children and love seeing their...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm feeling very alone lately.

    I feel that my friends really don't care and don't want me part of their lives. I'm having surgery soon that I'm very stressed out about. I told one of my friends and as soon as I said it, she changed the subject back to her. No questions like "how are you doing", "can I do...
    kati2014 kati2014 46-50, F May 17

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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

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    Yeah that's what I'm now!

    I mean I have lot of friends you know and many people really love to be around me and there are so many of them who is not in my circle really want to be my friend, I have couple of group who is in the group are my best friend and they told me every secret they know. I mean I...
    qwertisme qwertisme 18-21, M May 13

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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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    I'm Alone, But I"m Not

    I have felt this way for years. I would be with all these people,but never felt connected with them. I was just this wondering gypsy or something. One day it dawned on me I know why I feel this way. When I was a baby my mother gave my father full custody of me. She was never in...
    swan2857 swan2857 51-55, F 8 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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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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    I Always Feel Alone

    I like to talk to people and i get friends easily, they also like to talk to me and be my friends. But somehow after that, I would get bored and somehow feel distant, i dunno why. for example, when i go to a party with all my friends, we talk, joke and laugh a lot then somehow at...
    Vanda Vanda 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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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 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 9

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    So ive been laying in my bed

    for about an hour now trying to pick something to talk about and write about half my story and then delete it and change the topic. I dont know why im doing that but i just want to talk to someone. I can feel pretty lonely sometimes even when im around people, and im not sure...
    Lonelyboy984 Lonelyboy984 18-21, M Mar 2

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    i love my guy friends,

    i really do, but when they talk about realationships, or how hot they think this girl, i cant help but feel out of place. im gay and havent said it to them yet, so they just assume im st8, but ive never had a gf(probably not going to lol), nor a boyfriend, and its all dating...
    thatblackguyakame thatblackguyakame 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This is how I feel today I am at a family party

    and I'm just sitting here while everyone just looks over me and has fun
    belles96 belles96 18-21, F Jul 12

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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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    Can't Escape It

    I am married, have two kids and still feel that there is something missing. I never really had close friends, ever. I have a sister and a brother but am not close to either of them. The only other person that I'm really close to (besides my husband) is my father. He just moved...
    saphireangel saphireangel 22-25 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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    Yes does not always mean YES sometimes it means

    I am tried to explain things to people who don't care to understand
    jjcairo jjcairo 36-40, F 1 Response May 13

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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

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    For as long as i can remember,

    i have always been a loner. I could have my family around or be with my friends and i always felt out of place. It's become even more so lately. I crave male attention..i need it..daily. Like the confirmation makes me feel whole. I hate that i need to feel that way, that i need...
    missrng missrng 22-25, F Feb 5

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    Hate.

    Do you ever feel like you watch yourself? Like in a movie the camera zooms out to watch the main character highlighted in a group of anonymous happy faces and his face is sad or neutral, thats how I feel with the world spinning around me and people moving at 4 x speed like the...
    utterfool utterfool 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    Is this even possible?

    I have so many people in my life yet I feel so alone. The love I give is never returned. Why is that my own family just hates me, or bearly knows I even exist. My mother has said shes grown tierd of me, well me too. Im just want to get out this hell house, leave and never...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 try to think about discussing all of this

    with my parents or other members of my family, but each time I manage to come up with a way to express the way I feel, I end up deciding to shout into the void instead. I feel lonely like no one understands or they do but they refuse to let me in on the secret. I feel as if I'm...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Mar 8

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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    I feel like people don't want me around,

    and that I just ruin any atmosphere in the room. I feel unwanted and like a burden.
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M Mar 30

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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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    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

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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

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    Invisible

    I feel lonely when I'm alone and if I'm in the crowd. Maybe even more if there are lots of people around. I seem small and invisible to others. I try to chat with them but nobody cares so soon I shut my mouth and just listen. Why wasting my words? If they don't want to hear. It...
    lovelessbutterfly lovelessbutterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2010

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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 75 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Cant help but feel like my place is not "HERE".

    Like I'm out to serve bigger and better Goals... Feel so unrelateable even with people around strange.
    nikkikat24 nikkikat24 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    I know this feeling all too well.

    Life has a funny way of throwing things at you, but loneliness is like emptiness. I hate to see so many people who feel this way, and I just want to say that I'm here if anyone needs to talk or just to get something of their chest. I will listen. ♡
    simplexminds simplexminds 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    No One Here

    Feels like as if i cant be happy with the people im around. I have a feeling and i know there are so many interesting and kind people out in the world but they arent around me. All i see around me is dull and shallow people that continue to irritate me in any way possible. I am...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 3 Responses May 26, 2010

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    So many people around me

    but couldn't feel more alone. I don't know what else to do. Is anyone here open to talk to me so I can get out of this funk?
    ryanrabs ryanrabs 18-21, M Mar 24

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    Ugh. I'm getting into

    that place again. I'm so tired of feeling ugly and alone.
    SkylinesEternal SkylinesEternal 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    I Am Alone

    I am 17 years old and in 11th grade. My entire life, though i have had girlfriends, have never really been truely considered relationships. One girl i just dated because she wouldn't leave me alone (dumb i know, i was in like 8th grade), and one girl i dated because i was just...
    Coutts Coutts 16-17, M 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    oldmnrt32 oldmnrt32 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Good morning everyone!

    Have a wonderful day:)
    troy18 troy18 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8

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