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I Am Socially Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 317 People

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

    You're essentially releasing your social tensions without any real social experiences.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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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 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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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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    I feel like people just tolerate me

    and don't actually like me sometimes
    Musiclover4eva Musiclover4eva 18-21, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

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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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    today was first day of dance lessons.

    i just got home now...and i'm so tired. i was lonely in gloup of people. i felt nothing while i was dancing. nothing...i thought i could enjoy more. i still don't feel anything. Everytime people ask me about my background,i feel like i wanna say shut up! Everybody has secrets...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    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 Dec 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 24, 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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    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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    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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    Ever since I was young, I've been shy and introverted. This has grown into some serious self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness issues. You know those people who say they...
    unicornhearts unicornhearts 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I feel isolated at school. I only have one true friend but we have no classes together and she is always so busy on the weekends. we wish to hang out but it seems impossible most...
    niamhmansfield niamhmansfield 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I've been isolated since I dropped out of high school nearly four years ago. I used to go out on walks, blasting music in my ears; singing and dancing to pretend that I wasn't...
    RadarsDream RadarsDream 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Ugh. Where do I start? I am completely and totally socially inept! Talking to people makes me so nervous. I worry more about what I should say to someone rather than what they are...
    MrsCuteRN MrsCuteRN 26-30, F Feb 7

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    the main reason I hate being socially awkward is because I turn a bright red and get all teary or because it effects me on the Internet too. Like, if someone messaged me, I would...
    AJayL AJayL 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 22

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    I'm really socially awkward like when someone says "Hey you're pretty." Im just like "Hehehe..thank you uh yeah umm so uh yeah." Then I walk away and regret talking at all
    purpleisyummy76 purpleisyummy76 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    If I'm not performing in front of a crowd, I'm a very very socially awkward person, I suck at meeting new people, I'm usually the one in the corner on my phone bc I really don't...
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I'm becoming socially awkward even with my own friends now :/
    LastLove96 LastLove96 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I am sick of being socially awkward. I remember every single awkward situation that happened to me when I say something that makes no sense and then this moment of silence with...
    AHAAE AHAAE 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Recently I have been attempting to socialize online, and yet despite valiant efforts, I have been unable to form and maintain a new social relationship. With great speculation, I...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 4

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    Yeah, I'm not much of a social butterfly, I know I'm weird and quite. I'm usually just silently assessing people until I find them worth speaking to or not.
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    Now that I am a mom I feel like I use my baby as a social crutch. Like I don't know how to interact with people without her. Everyone loves babies.
    alicia92590 alicia92590 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    i feel so little. so small and so dumb . AGAIN. everytime i try at all. imjust left to drown in tears all over again.
    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F Feb 5

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    I don't talk unless im spoken to I'm only pretty much loud at home and I use to be afraid of eating in front of people(still a little) at lunch I don't know why so I starve myself...
    bibidream bibidream 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Sometimes, I sit in a group of people wanting to say something, but feel that if I do they will look at me funny and judge me
    adamsks1 adamsks1 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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