I Am Socially Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 400 People

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 3, 2013


    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

    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

    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

    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
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    I don't know why or how.

    There were so many friends I remember I used to laugh and have fun. Now they are all living a life. A life I always wanted. Or I think I want. The truth is I want more out of life. ... I think its funny that we all want someone else's life but I"m sure we'd want our own life...
    Noology19 Noology19
    Sep 16, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 12, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

    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

    I am, well, socially isolated.

    I live alone with a cat. Rather than friends I have a bunch of people I used to know, some who I've spoken to or seen in recent years, most I haven't. It's been complicated I guess since I tend to focus on one person rather than a group or multiple people I pretty much ended up...
    catnamedcheese catnamedcheese
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Apr 11, 2016


    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

    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
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

    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

    On days like today I don't know

    why I bother getting out of bed. I'm tired of people telling me things that they never follow through with. Over the weekend an acquaintance of mine asked if I'd like to do something on Monday. I said sure, and they said to get in contact when I woke up. That's now today, and I...
    WorldCreator WorldCreator
    31-35, M
    May 18, 2015


    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2013

    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
    1 Response Apr 29, 2014

    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
    Feb 2, 2012

    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
    Asperixo Asperixo
    16-17, M
    Oct 2, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

    I'm just seeing people feeling bad about having

    no one in their life. I'm on the other side of the river. In my teens I was very emotional and in this way I made it difficult for others to hang out with me. Now I am much better inside but I have sent everyone away because I don't want to feel a burden or guilt. I am alone in...
    HiljaKorhonen HiljaKorhonen
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    I feel like people just tolerate me

    and don't actually like me sometimes
    Musiclover4eva Musiclover4eva
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2014

    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
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 24, 2012

    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
    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    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

    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

    I really wish that my disability did not keep

    me from having friends and doing things , sometimes tv and movies are just not enough
    SarahCider SarahCider
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Apr 11, 2016

    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
    1 Response Jan 7, 2010

    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
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2013
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