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I Am Socially Isolated

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    How do you learn to read social cues?

    ?? I am tired of being lonely and misrable.
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 7 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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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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    Related Experiences

    I am so socially awkward! I'm horrible around people because all i can think about is what they are thinking about me BECAUSE IM SOCIALLY AWKWARD. i want to get over it SO bad.
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm socially awkward when I am messaging people.. I usually put "..." when I'm blushing or just don't know what else to say... Or I do that if I feel like what I said was stupid...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I am very socially awkward and it irritates the living hell out of me
    missylawl missylawl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Its not something I am proud about. Its upsetting at times. I spent nearly two thirds of my college years roaming around campus alone and sitting in some corner reading or playing...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F Jul 17

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    Has anyone truly outgrown their quiet,shy nature?Bloomed from the anti social cocooned caterpillar to the beautiful social butterfly? if yes, then do share your experience. if not...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm always afraid if I'll say something weird or hurtful, so most of the time I won't say anything at all.
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I moved schools and I didn't talk to anyone for the first three weeks except for teachers because I was afraid of messing up or being awkward...
    whitmorepiper whitmorepiper 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I rarely can make friends online because here's what will happen if someone message me. People: Hi! Me: hey People: What's up? Me: nothing. People: Oh:) And done. That's...
    ayamaxx ayamaxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    My fiance is turning out to be the guy I've been trying to avoid but coming from him he's someone every girl wishes they had. Throughout the time we've known each other we've had...
    KekeLare KekeLare 18-21, F Jul 7

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    It has been said that we are social animals. I think that's true. Even introverts like me value connections, we just value fewer and deeper connections than what the social media...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I describe myself as a diesel car. It's hard for me to warm up to people because of my awkwardness
    annpharos21 annpharos21 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I can be friendly and charismatic, sure. But when it comes to a normal conversation, I'm often at a loss as to what I should say. It's rather frustrating, and I wish I could just...
    LostEmeraldEyes LostEmeraldEyes 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Literally can't even talk to new people without stuttering. I can never make conversation with people when I feel like everyone is judging me
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 8

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    I don't know how to talk to certain people and hold a conversation in person. I get really nervous and choke on my words. I need to get some confidence so I can make some friends...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Well, this isn't my best asset. I'm pretty timid, and shy around people I don't really know. It's happen to me for the longest time. It can be kind of frustrating sometimes having...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 8

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    I can live without Facebook. Does it count?
    zylph zylph 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I always manage to do and/or say the wrong things. I always try to anticipate the other persons' reaction, and it's usually the exact opposite!
    ImaWeirdie ImaWeirdie 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 11

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    I really hate being in situations where you are in a huge group of people where you don't know anyone except for the one friend and you just stand there looking around and smiling...
    tediousjpg tediousjpg 16-17 5 Responses Jul 11

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    I try to be funny or nice but it comes off being mean or sarcastic. Ugh I hate it! Why is this so hard for me? 10 years ago I stopped trying to meet new people now I have no...
    30yroldmom 30yroldmom 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    When I talk to someone new I try seem outgoing and friendly but it never works and they leave after a few seconds. I'm completely horrible and conversation
    quietbird quietbird 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I hate when I'm trying to be funny or sarcastic, but then I end up saying something lame/dark/offensive
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 2 Responses