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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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    In My Real World.

    So often I feel alone Not when I am all by myself But when I am with you I fail to understand what you say I fail to understand what you do I never get along And I wonder Do you also feel the same as I do? No...........you don't You seem so happy Sound so...
    Aliva Aliva 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2010

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    I Don't Even Know.

    I thought that after high school I would be completely alone. I was never a social butterfly, and it seemed as if people only talked to me at school because we were in such a tiny school that they almost didn't have the choice. I was wrong, people really did want to see me after...
    starsoffire starsoffire 18-21, F Nov 11, 2012

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    Lost, Even To Those Who Are Friends

    Most of the time my friends see me as a smiling, laughing girl. But one single word, one odd glance...it all disappears, the mask melting like ice on a hot day. I'm not particularly loquacious unless amongst friends, and I think that's part of my problem. I need to branch out...
    SilentAgony16 SilentAgony16 16-17, F Feb 16, 2010

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    Heyy.

    My name is Brianna. I'm 17. I'm a teen mom of 2 kids. A 3yr old little girl and a one month old little boy. My fiance is going into the Marines. He's a boot camp right now. I always feel alone because i dont feel like anybody knows what its like to raise 2 kids while you're...
    Bri202 Bri202 18-21, F Jul 16, 2009

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    OVER It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know how you feel. Its tiresome watching people so effortlesly "gel" with others while your on your own little detached island
    juju1 juju1 31-35 Sep 1, 2009

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    Sun Dont Shine Here

    I am living with family & still feel very alone no one gets me
    roblow40 roblow40 36-40, M Mar 11, 2012

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    Sun Dont Shine Here

    I am living with family & still feel very alone no one gets me
    roblow40 roblow40 36-40, M Mar 11, 2012

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    Since I Can Remember

    I have always felt alone. When I was a small child I never felt like I was a part of something, not even with my family. I've always had trouble maintaining close friendships with people. I have a group of friends that I've been hanging around with about eight years and they...
    disconnecting disconnecting 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    It's such a bad feeling.

    .. I am going through something that nobody (except a select few) knows about. My stbx is trying to complicate things further and humiliate me in the process... No one knows the silent pain I endure. I stay strong on the outside but am totally falling apart on the inside. It's...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    I'm So Alone, I'm So Used To Being Alone, I Don't Know Whether I Can Ever Adapt To Sharing Life Again?

    My earliest memory of socialising was at Kindergarden and although it is vague I think I wanted to be friends with a group which looked to me to be ancient good friends having fun and I almost begged and used their sympathy to be hang out with them yet still on the outside...
    greenant greenant 31-35 3 Responses May 10, 2011

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    ...

    After some changes in the last couple years, I now find myself surrounded by more people than I have in a long time. But I feel more alone than ever before. It feels like the universe taunts me continually by showing me glimpses of a better life.
    cpscdave cpscdave 26-30 Feb 10, 2012

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    I find such emptiness in my friendships.

    Even my closest friends I still feel cut off from. I can never find someone I want to get close to for too long. My best friend has become someone I don't even want to be around anymore. I'm just constantly shuffling who I'm with and I don't understand why I can't just settle...
    livslife livslife 16-17, F Apr 18, 2014

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    The Masks I Wear.

    When I talk to people from within most of the time it is like I am speaking another language and they treat me like I am from another planet.  And it doesn't help that people wonder why I won't look them in the eye.  The truth is, when I do, they are generally afraid of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Mr.invisible

    I was sitting at a party one time and just sat there in a corner with at least 20 people staggering around or mingling.I did't move for few hours,just sat and drank a 12 pack of beer I had brought with me to the party.People were asking where I had gone and I was only inches away...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    Alone But Not Lonely

    i feel like many of you. i can be surrounded by people those i know and those i don't. i will interact when the whim hits me. i prefer to just observe and listen. sometimes people are so busy thinking of what they are going to say next they don't really hear what is being said. i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    The Odd One Out

    I am just not that big of a talker. I mean, sometimes I am shy, especially if I'm around a cute guy, but mostly, I don't have all that much to say. I'm kind of more of a listener and an observationist than a chatter box, I guess. Is this why I am constantly...
    immaheidi immaheidi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    I think that's what I really want. I act harsh and mean to those who care. I even push them away. It's just a facade though. People that have cared, genuiely cared have all left...
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    MadAsAHatterXII MadAsAHatterXII 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    i'm more of an introvert and i take my own sweet little time to get close to people...talk to them without feeling self-conscious... and trust them...but with this 40 year old man...
    jumanah jumanah 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    mosbyy mosbyy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    booky1234 booky1234 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Feeling alone today, I miss her so much even though I can't have her.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Tonight I feel down, kinda sorta. I guess I feel alone. It sucks! oh well such is life I guess! tIme for this girl to sleep. mighty night!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I feel alone because I am. I have chosen to be. I am truly alone and I like it.
    boytrash boytrash 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Feeling alone and sad today. :-( thinking about a lot of different things.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M Jan 6

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    I am too ashamed to say what's on my mind right now. Feeling ashamed And I want to be totally honest I am afraid of what other ladies or other people might say.
    TimothyButler TimothyButler 41-45, M Jan 11

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    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    addielove addielove 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    oh if I could see myself in other people's shoes I would
    ashleeyj5 ashleeyj5 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I was a child growing up, I tried often to get my parents' approval, and it was always through my art--mostly drawing. My parents didn't care about anything artistic. They...
    benglishtea benglishtea 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Im a 28 year old man, who has been through alot, domestic violence from my father towards my mother whilst growing up, eventually my mum got a back bone and fougt back, life was...
    ukjayg ukjayg 26-30 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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