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I Am Lonely,but Hopeful

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    A Refusal To Give In

    As easy as I know it would be, I refuse to give in to my loneliness. As much as it hurts, I press on... and it has hurt a lot. I make friends from way far away, spend a lot of time alone, and generally am non-social. If I gave in though, I'd let myself and everyone I know down...
    KapitanTripp KapitanTripp 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    Roberta2

    Roberta 2 As many of you know from past post we were different then other kids our own ages. I think sometimes even in our own time we did not belong. Think part of the problem of not being able to go on with my life and the loss of Roberta is how her death happened and it...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 31, 2011

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    Ongoing

    peaceful solitude has turned into isolation. I started today by calling by work counceller and emailing someone i talk to about social things/getting out more. When i contact these people i must remind myself i'm not talking to a freind. Sometimes i simply just think i'm going...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant 19-21, F Jan 17, 2008

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    Can Someone Help Me

    My husband of 8 yrs has been having an online affair for 7 months. We have 6 children together. I found out about a month ago and kicked him out. Which I think was the worst thing I could have done. He refuses to take my calls or texts. He says he loves this women, we live in...
    melissa073108 melissa073108 31-35, F Oct 6, 2013

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    Why I Am Lonely?

    I am lonely because for the most part I gave up.I go to the same places where I know I won't meet someone different,I talk to the same people about the same things.I don't like people who can't or won't dream.One friends talks about his health problems,another talks about his job...
    notjustme notjustme 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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    I Am Lonely

    I am still in love, with someone who I beleive will never come back. We are still together, but he has changed. Some times I dont even know how I feel. I am going through a period in my life where I am unsure about alot of things and have many questions. I guess in a way I live...
    pumkinhead2004 pumkinhead2004 18-21, F Nov 11, 2007

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    Wanted: Friends, Support System

    hi there new military wife here, navy, to be specific. well i have now been in southern virginia since october and so far i havent ment anyone...and when i say anyone i meen not one single new person. i do have some family in the area which is nice but they all live like 45...
    jaysgirl jaysgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Still Lonely

    i am married and still lonly we are seperated but even if he was here i would still be lonely he fooled around so much he was never here and when he was here he was,nt . and this is my second husband! i want to say never agian but i know better i need that soulmate i don,t...
    blueangel01 blueangel01 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Since I was very young, I always find myself not fitting into a group. I don't like the awkward moment that I can feel the others not interested to talk to me and I may need to...
    Zbabe Zbabe 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Does anyone feel alone even when they are surrounded by people that love them?? I have tried everything to fit into this world, to feel like I belong somewhere on this earth, even...
    chrisshone2003 chrisshone2003 36-40 Jul 31

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    Well, im lonely.. But not lonely lonely, but lonely.. I heard someone said to me (an friend that i spoke to online) That she said that that she was sure that i had a lot off love...
    kraken1122 kraken1122 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    Without the constant rummaging of hormones through my veins, I am suddenly left not feeling compelled to live my life through a social channel.... If the last few weeks of my life...
    99hello99 99hello99 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I graduated college in May. My life consists of going to the gym and interning. I've never dated anyone and I'm starting to get to the point to where I'm just kind of like wtf is...
    thisislifelady thisislifelady 22-25, F 18 Responses Aug 3

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    I am lonely and I have mixed and confused thoughts about it. I can text, message and email you all day and night. I will smile at our similarities, laugh at your jokes and even...
    SocioNarcc SocioNarcc 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Sometimes I ponder, why some guys are always lonely. I guess it lies in the simple principle - you spend time on people, they spend time on you. But, is it more important to fit in...
    aditya2064 aditya2064 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I recently came out of a 16 year old relationship. I am trying to get back but I am heart broken and it is not at all easy for me to get back. We were everything for each other and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 14

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    When I go back to university and my student house I'm not going to have any friends in my house and I haven't really got to know my course mates I'm going to be really lonely but I...
    annoyedgirl annoyedgirl 18-21, F Jul 29

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    At heart I'm lonely but I fake a smile to hide my loneliness.. If only someone can take me away from all the hurt and pain.. Then I'll just be fine..
    cocoastrawberry cocoastrawberry 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    It really sucks because my best friend just moved and I go to a tiny school and I hate a lot of people there because they're fake and I have no one. I try and talk to some of the...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I may be lonely but if I have to chase after you it was never real.
    cr1sn cr1sn 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Now don't get me wrong, I love/NEED my me time, or I go a little crazy, and I don't mind being alone. I can do all kinds of stuff by myself and have more than enough fun, but...
    beautyfromthis beautyfromthis 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I've never had a problem with being alone but being in a new place with a pool of new people, and being alone in this place brings a new level of loneliness. It's been 3 months...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat 61-65, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It's 0230 in the morning. I'm up in 3 hours to go to work and I've just sent my wife my sixth email explaining why she needs to talk about our relationship as this is simply...
    dadonthesofa dadonthesofa 46-50, M 3 Responses 35 mins ago

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    I am alone. No one is here for me. I feel so empty inside. but, i always want to avoid it and trying to understand myself everything is going fine. It is really difficult when am...
    Fallofwinter Fallofwinter 22-25, F 20 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My name is Jessica I'm 27 I lost my mom to suicide May 17 2009 Sence then I've got married to a wonderful man and we just had are second anniversary we had a baby boy 11/12/13 he...
    lifeafterasuicide lifeafterasuicide 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    August 28. Taking Care of Ourselves on the Job. It's okay to take care of ourselves on the job. It is not only okay - it is necessary. Taking care of ourselves on the job means...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I've been single for quite a while , 4 years to be exact . it doesn't bother me that much but somehow when i see happy couples around me i just cant help but think what am i...
    prestinewhite prestinewhite 18-21, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I want you but I don't trust you I want to be alone but I still need you I hate you but I still want you Is it possible to love someone so much
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Just relaxing in my room with these white candles.. Listening to some tv music.. I'm starting to enjoy this whole being single thing.. :) but I am a bit lonely.. Soon I will have...
    Anonimaninja Anonimaninja 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I don't know how to get out of this rut. I've been in it for a while now (Seriously, since 2011). I don't know why God just lets me sit here alone like this, but ok. I feel like...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I've been feeling unhappy. I came back from an amazing 4 week precollege experience at an art school, and now I'm home and I'm just the weird girl again. I feel like I'm traveling...
    jentile jentile 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    Sometimes all i want is a little enthusiasm in my life and things that excite me or make me happy.supposedly my wife supports me.i dont really feel supported.i blame myself cos my...
    lomiman lomiman 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm serving a life sentence for being ugly in a beautiful world. Hopefully I have only 40 more years of solitude left.
    realitybasedexistence realitybasedexistence 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm lonely and I admit I'm the one at fault. I always thought I was merely being picky with people. I used my introvert personality as an excuse as to why I only have a few close...
    GreyMatter1 GreyMatter1 70+, F 6 Responses Aug 9

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    I see a lot of folk's on here write about how lonely they are,(now I'm not a Doctor), but I feel loneliness is a state of mind After my wife passed, I was very lonely, I would sit...
    sweetcharlene41 sweetcharlene41 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Am lonely...no because am alone or have no one around me..hell I get lonely even when am out clubbing with my friends..the main reason as to why am lonely is because am afraid of...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 3

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    My life has always been lonely thou I was born alone without nothing in life but god gave me family thou in tht family I'm never involved .. Before I used to go everywhere with...
    Maha123k Maha123k 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I feel utterly depressed, because I do feel lonely most of the time. I think it began when I had a disagreement with my parents 2 years ago. I tried writing a letter which I have...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Aug 10

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    I am alone in a world filled with people. I have a mask that protects me, saves me, from the criticism and judgments of others. I have a whole in me that reaches far beyond my...
    AlluringDarkness AlluringDarkness 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm fairly new to EP and thus far I'm not too thrilled or impressed. It seems like another social network that suffers from the same problems of other networks; fake accounts, the...
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes the people with the most friends can be the loneliest of them all. I too... am that person who has so many friends... and yet... i feel so lonely. When you step back...
    MrMovingOn MrMovingOn 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I'm just Romantic Lonely. After I broke up with my Girlfriend I thought I could find someone who truly deserve my love but as Days turn into Weeks and Weeks turn into Months I soon...
    WriterofSteel WriterofSteel 13-15, M Jul 31

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    After realizing that I have been dealing with depression, I begin to feel better about myself and the future. I can say that I can organize myself to at least try to be successful...
    SereneSolidarity SereneSolidarity 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I just want someone to share my life with, go on adventures, hang with friends and do domestic things! I am in a relationship where I love the person very much but his priorities...
    leahtard37 leahtard37 26-30, F 28 Responses Aug 4

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    I just moved with my husband to Southern California! Well, of course I love having him around, but oftentimes I feel lonely and miss all my friends back home. I am from the east...
    jillhilal jillhilal 26-30, F Aug 6

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    my dad works at night, my sister is always gone; out with friends, and my mom is never home. that just leaves me at home alone all the time. my best friend moved across the state...
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    What makes it different? What makes this time different? No one will read this, no one will care. Or people will care but no one will change it. Or people will change it but no...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I have been married for almost 25 years. My hubby is a good bloke.....but in the past few years I feel very lonely and disconnected from him. He works hard and provides for us, but...
    sillysoo sillysoo 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 12