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I Am Socially Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 297 People

    Difficult To Make Conversation And Have Frinds

    I was an only child & my mum kept a very tight rein on where i went, who I was with and always had to be home well before any of my friends there was never a problem from my dad as long as he knew where I was,I had lots of friends throughout childhood and growing up but generally...
    khallie khallie 56-60 3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    By Choice

     I was once told that I interact with more people online than I do in the real world. I then wondered to myself what the real world is but didn't respond to the person speaking to me just stared at the wall above their head. I've always been a little awkward around people...
    4Daereen 4Daereen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    I'm In Forced Isolation

    I want to live normal lives and be like others around me but I can't cause everytime I try to escape the feeling of being excluded I'm being put right back into isolation. Its gotten so bad from people isolating me I can't even talk anymore it created all kinds of problems I Love...
    Mw3097 Mw3097 31-35 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    Loner

    I am a loner at school. I have trouble talking to people and don't know what to say. I feel lonely in a group, because I feel like I am not really part of it. I don't usually know what to say and how to react. It's really hard and gets to be very boring. I have trouble even when...
    skittles4ever skittles4ever 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    It's Not So Bad

     To be honest though, it's of my own will. I prefer to keep to myself, it's much less frustrating for me. Several reasons, I guess. I can't talk to people, I have no social graces so my 'social' conversations usually consist of a lot of stuttering and nerves. I can't...
    DU7CH13 DU7CH13 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    A Grown Up Body With A Childlike soul

    I grew with unstable family,my dad was both physically and verbally abusive, my mom spent most of her life rely on him at same time scared of him. I was school bullied and physically abused for being different from the others;I'm very slow learner,it took me 3 months to learn...
    velvetcake velvetcake 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    Shunned

    I use to be happy, I had friends. All my friends turned against me, even my best friends. Although i went to school most days and was surrounded by people, they all acted like i wasnt there. I've been isolated for almost a year now and its been really hard for me. i have extreme...
    jacki23 jacki23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    It's Killing Me

    I am socially isolated and I know exactly why. Seven years ago, the company I work for decided to close their satellite office where I worked and send everyone home to work. Oh, it was great!!! Get up five minutes before work. That 10' commute is great. You can go to work in your...
    jlitzenb jlitzenb 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    Taser.

    My cousin has a taser.  I told him I needed one in case I got attacked in a parking lot somewhere.  He started laughing and said, "When are YOU ever in a parking lot?"He's right.  I don't leave the house.  Ever.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Jan 8, 2010

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    I feel like people just tolerate me

    and don't actually like me sometimes
    Musiclover4eva Musiclover4eva 18-21, F 1 Response May 31

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    Used To Be

    I was isolated for quite some time. almost no social contact and I developed illness too. it was very hard to get out of but I actually managed. I still feel vulnerable and need alone time often. If you want to share with me, lets make friends and grow together and make life...
    feelingwhole feelingwhole 26-30, F Apr 30, 2011

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    no family.noone.and i'm wondering how am i

    gonna spend Christmas in this chilly winter. just a event.not so important to me,tho. i just wish i had friends who gave me Christmas card. i am always the one who is giving..smh
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not Now, But For Years I Was

    I do not consider myself to be socially isolated now, but I was for quite a long time. I was a very serious student, and did not find others to connect with regarding my studies. I went to a commuter school where everyone just split right after class. If I had no plans to hang...
    citoyenvert citoyenvert 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Locked Out In The Digital Age.

    I find myself unable to socialize in this digital world. My high school friends disappeared, work friends never lasted, college friends quickly stopped interacting afterward. Alcohol seems like it should help, but it doesn't, but I drink any way. People on internet dating...
    desolatemusician desolatemusician 26-30 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Unwanted All My Life

    I am 47 years old, rejected by my biological mother when she adopted me out. My adoptive family abused me and never accepted me after they discovered they could have their own biological children. I was bullied at primary and secondary schools, and never had one friend. Kids told...
    leeski101 leeski101 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    Shooting Myself In The Foot... Over And Over Again

    I come with the same perspective as many of you. This is the first time I've published something like this on ze internets. I am employed part-time at a chain restaurant, live alone in an apartment, and have isolated myself from almost everyone. As soon as I get off work, I go...
    boatrunner13 boatrunner13 22-25 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    Isolated

    I am 20 years old. I have always been socially awkward but have always had at least one friend. Lately however I spend pretty much all my time alone. I am unable to socalize with people and whenever I try it dosen't go well. I feel like I'm going insane sometimes with this lonely...
    blazinblues blazinblues 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    How do you learn to read social cues?

    ?? I am tired of being lonely and misrable.
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    How'd I End Up Like This?

    I've always found it hard to make friends but I seemed to be able to make a few at any given time but as I got older I found it increasingly harder to make friends because everyone else moved on. They got into relationships, had children and got decent jobs. Me? I ended up...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Don't Know What Is Wrong With Me.

    I have a social phobia. That is part of the reason I am socially isolated. I am afraid people will reject me. But it is weird because I want to interact with people in the worst way sometimes but I can't bring myself to do it. Is my fear of rejection that strong? Stronger than I...
    butterfly628 butterfly628 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    I Would Like A Friend

    Hi my name is Dottie.  I had many  friends as a child and teenager.  I went to nursing school at the age of 23 to become an Rn.  I then married at the age the age of 26.  I had my first child at 27, my second at 28, and my third at 30.  I worked...
    Dottiedsl Dottiedsl 56-60 4 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    I Was In Rehab And Nobody Knows About It

    I was in rehab 6 weeks ago. None of my friends know about it. At least not yet. Nobody even knows I was self-medicating, using substances to escape. I've isolated and alienated from them so much that nobody is wondering if they don't hear nothing from me for several weeks. I've...
    Sonny80 Sonny80 31-35 Feb 2, 2012

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    Unemployed, Unable And Summer Is Here

    I am 21. Its been 2 1/2 years since I was in college, when it was going well, before the drug and alcohol abuse became a problem and the social awkwardness crept in. Couldnt study, dropped out by the end of the year cancelled the holiday to Spain the morning I was supposed to go...
    choosingame choosingame 18-21, F Jun 29, 2013

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    Viewing *********** is a delusional act.

    You're essentially releasing your social tensions without any real social experiences.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 24

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    Id give anything and i mean ANYTHING,

    to break this horrible cycle of loneliness and depression. It feels like its eating me alive. I dont know how im still functioning. I try talking to people online but ive been alone so long i feel out of touch with the world and its hard for me to find things to even talk about...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Isolated And Looking For Someone To Be With

    hi. i am a 33 year old woman, from eastern europe. i have been isolated for a nuber of years now as i refused to cooperate with social networks after publishing a book and working on a science and methodology project in psychology that got silenced. i have been going through...
    stopplease stopplease 31-35 2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    I Know Why.....

    My name is Chantel, sigh I am new here. I am an attractive girl who has rejected society, or society has rejected me?... it doesnt really matter.. I am highly self aware and always have been, this has made me a very socially sensitive person. Any kind of lies selfishness...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Hello everyone, I am a fine art documentary

    photographer from the UK and I am currently working on a long term project on loneliness and social isolation. I suffer from loneliness myself, photography helps me to cope with this, so I understand what a sensitive issue this can be so I do understand if this request is not of...
    socialsculpture socialsculpture 36-40 1 Response Apr 29

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    Need A Freind

    hello, my name is Nicky, and i am socially withdrawn and have been ever since i left school which was about 17 years ago. It started just after i left school, and i developed mental health difficulties, and lost all my `school` freinds. I`ve been without any ever since. It...
    nickythenose nickythenose 31-35, M 6 Responses May 3, 2010

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    Had a horrible childhood with car accident

    leaving me blind in one eye and scars all over my body. Got sexually abused by my dad. Whenever I try to relate to others, it's as good as talking to a wall so I just don't try at all after high school's done. College was the first time I learned what rock bottom's really like...
    eternallyalone eternallyalone 31-35, F Mar 10

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    I am so socially awkward that I walk with my head down to avoid talking to people
    LadyAya12 LadyAya12 26-30, F 2 Responses 54 mins ago

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    How can someone whose brilliant socially be stupid? & this is coming from someone pretty good at school subjects (non-practical & music, which is all I do). Let's say I score an 8...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Nov 24

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    Until you get know me. Then I'm still socially awkward but people get used to it heh ^_^
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I bloody hate being socially awkward especially if I want to get a girlfriend :( no wonder why I haven't been on a date I just don't talk to girls it's like they have a brick wall...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M Dec 2

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    I'm one of the most socially awkward people you could ever meet. It's completely obvious when I'm in public and when I start to talk to people, and it gets so annoying to me...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I was like a winter. Some people said I am cold. Cruel. Bad. But when they start to touch the snow. They feel the warmth. The comfort. The joy of shower. I am not really good in...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This boy I'm friend with, today he pointed out how socially awkward I am and that he thought it was great. I didn't know whether I should of taken it as a compliment or not, so I...
    colourfulskeleton colourfulskeleton 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Was having a really deep conversation with a female friend the other day about my desire to dress up - suddenly came to a realization that in some ways I am jealous of females...
    ben37SC ben37SC 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 20

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    I do to family and friends. Even to people who go out of their way to speak to me. I'm sorry, I can't help it.
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F Nov 20

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    Thought I was... until I met others who just make me questions mine lol not judging or anything but some people just make me like whaaaaa? tf ? lol
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Am I attractive..? Iv been getting a lot of out downs :(
    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 22

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    This was a few years ago I was really shy I still am especially when it comes to stranger all my life my mum used to cut my hair for me since she used to be a hairdresser and she...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I just feel akward around people i don't know. like i never know what to say or do. So i don't say much and then people think im weird. I don't usually meet new people unless...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    My guidance counselor said I was cute, :D, then said I look adorable when my dimples show -.- really? -.-
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Nov 24

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    I am so awkward. I'm even awkward when talking to people online, I'm just so shy and a lot of the time I mess up my words, or things don't come out how I want them too, etc. Most...
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 29

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    It's so bad. I never know what to say, or how to keep a conversation going. How does someone even learn this stuff?
    NOHELY NOHELY 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I absolutely hate public speaking. I'm more of an observer rather than the one people observe. I have a presentation in class tomorrow and I am already nervous. It's not that big...
    ShatteredButNotLost ShatteredButNotLost 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I hate it. I can't approach people, I can't even approach my own boyfriend... It sucks
    TylerOakleyIsBae TylerOakleyIsBae 13-15, F Dec 3

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    Today I stayed late at school with my teacher to study for a test this Friday so I took the late bus home. And when I got off my bus with these 3 other girls, they started walking...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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