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I Am Lonely, Even Among People

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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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    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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    I hope I am not speaking out of turn in here.

    I am a loner myself. So much of humanity I find appalling, even to a point I feel ashamed for being human myself. But there is nothing I can do that is going to change matters. So! I am trying to finally live a life in accordance to my thoughts and ideas. Is a challenge in doing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 74 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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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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    Why do I feel lonely

    even when I'm surrounded by a room full of people?
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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, 2014

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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, 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 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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    fav777 fav777 18-21 4 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Daily I'm surrounded by crowds of people

    yet I still get the hollow emptiness of being alone.
    maisymoo12 maisymoo12 13-15, F Feb 17

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    oldmnrt32 oldmnrt32 56-60, M Jul 12, 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 7 Responses Feb 9, 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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    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'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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 13-15, F Nov 13, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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  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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    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 2 Responses Nov 7, 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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    Isn't suck when you have friends,

    siblings, ect. But still get so *#^*•' lonely ?!!
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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 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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    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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    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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    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