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I Am Socially Isolated

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     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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Perfect Me

    i have always been a "quiet" boy all my life, to the point where i was really depressed and cried almost every night about my lonliness. for five years i didnt have a social life throughout secondary school. however i hated people who kill themselves, they are pathetic...
    Jan 19, 2013

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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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    Isolation In A Foreign Land

    I moved to South Korea 4 months ago, with the intention of being a great kindergarten teacher and having a great social life with other expats in my free time, I live in a city where there is lots to do and the wage is decent enough that I can afford having a good social life and...
    1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    I feel like people just tolerate me

    and don't actually like me sometimes
    Musiclover4eva Musiclover4eva 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's not like i'm actually isolated by peoples around or anything, but sometimes it feels like i'm isolated because i feel different than the others. For example, there's some girl...
    makingausernameisdifficult makingausernameisdifficult 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    And I've been getting more socially awkward every passing day at school. I thought I was finally self confident enough to at least handle social situations with less angst, but I'm...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    When I was a kid my moms priority was cleaning house, not making sure I was around other kids. Starting school was a bit rough because I'd rarely been around others, let alone...
    compassionateear compassionateear 46-50 Sep 29

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    People tell me...'confidence isn't everything'. That is a lie. It worms its way into every area of my life and makes me realise that being shy is actually a curse. I am currently...
    smits15 smits15 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    i really am socially awkward, i hate going out in people, i hate it when someone says you should go out and interact with people cause human need a human and blah blah blah!!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Oct 5

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    Gah! Is there any way too be less dull? I always feel so inadequate in conversations, as if I'm never going to be funny or interesting enough to the other person even if they are a...
    Bonkerzz Bonkerzz 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    awkward feeling it feels like i'm not me that in the middle of conversation you realized you said something stupid and you can't take it back.. and you feel that even your...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Even though I have many friends I still have my moments of awkward silence. Sigh
    DX2000 DX2000 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't really know how to make conversations. I'm nervous just posting this for some reason. I'm really shy in public like for example I used to be so shy I was scared to order...
    TrashBoat18 TrashBoat18 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I can barely like talk to my teachers without getting tongue-twisted. I have sit to myself and gain courage to talk to people I don't know. and some I do know. And even when I do...
    kimkandi kimkandi 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I never know now to talk to people! Someone teach me to be interesting and social!
    quietbird quietbird 18-21, F Sep 27

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    :'( I have a wedding to get ready for
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Yeah, kind of. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend. But I like being awkward and weird I just gotta find someone who accepts me as I am.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Yes. I admit that's definitely me. All three words say about me. Well what can I say, I'm a peaceful, friendly & loveable lady. No nobody is going to tell to run my life. Going...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Sep 27

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    This girl I like keeps trying to pull me into her social group but I'm so scared to talk to anyone besides her so I just stand there. She told me that I isolate myself. I just dont...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm extremely quiet, extremely shy, and VERY awkward around social situations. But under all that, I'm much more. If someone cares enough to get to know me, they will gain the most...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I really don't talk much in real life and when I do it's apparently really quiet, I always have people saying, "what? Speak up!" Plus I can't start a conversations or continue one...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    As much as I hate to admit it. I don't know the social protocol for some situations. Plus some people expect different things. When im in a group of people I am the quiet one...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I find myself having trouble talking to people even in the work place. I work at a mental hospital and it seems the only people I don't feel awkward talking to are the people I am...
    SLedoux SLedoux 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Why people always take advantages of me and don't give return? I can't understand their logic.
    meiwa meiwa 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    I would much rather hangout alone then with crowds of strangers.
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M