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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Silence is the most powerful scream
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    I'm sick of the empty feeling that accompanies the solitude after someone leaves your life. It seems like that's happening to me way to often now, when I need those who matter most...
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    I wish I could just let him know the way I feel...
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    I do not know what to do. I feel like I'm at yet another crossroads in life. I am not very happy here, at least with my current position. I hate how I feel that everything comes...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Sucks feeling lonely when your surrounded by people...
    Iamgroot9995 Iamgroot9995 18-21, M Mar 3

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    I let him in and he destroyed me. So basically, I'm writing this right now because I feel the need to speak out about what I went/am going through. As most painful heartaches...
    LittleMissDuck LittleMissDuck 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know physically I'm not alone I have a great mom and dad by my side and my daughter and sometimes my boyfriend/baby daddy. But there's times I feel alone, I feel rejected. Not...
    ox97 ox97 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    yeah today i feel alone every beggining of the march i have these feelings.the girl i liked and told her for a date (and said yes) dont answer the phone...then the people i connect...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 11

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    I always feel alone. I have no one. I don't talk to my family and don't feel a connection with any one of my friends. I don't know how much longer I can stand this feeling. I just...
    lillali lillali 70+, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I say okay when I'm not a lot because I don't know how to deal with the fact that I'm not and I don't want other people to know that I'm not okay but people that know me figure it...
    granger85 granger85 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I always feel alone. I just need someone to care.
    jisfurgames jisfurgames 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Why do I do anything I do? Is it because it makes me happy? Is it because it makes me a better person? Is it because I want people to THINK that I'm happy and that I've got all my...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I think my biggest problem aside from having a hard time sharing my feelings is that I always feel I need to be the strong one even when I just want to drop to my knees and cry...
    LizzyLife LizzyLife 36-40, T 3 Responses Mar 15

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    People love me or hate me, no happy medium. I'm straightforward, honest to a fault, funny, kind, & apparently easily misunderstood. I have to defend my thoughts & openness...
    BelAmi0420 BelAmi0420 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I was told I need to prove myself. I admit at this stage in my life I again have hit bottom and filled myself with depression as BPD has raised its ugly head again but in my life...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F Mar 5

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    i prefer to keep my problems to myself rather than burdening others... i get pass it eventually... my friend said I'm her roll model... idk what to think maybe I'm suppose to be...
    mergirl123 mergirl123 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I just feel like people and life have wronged me so much. I have tried to be the best person that I can be, to be kind to strangers and people that I know at all times. I pick up...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Mar 15

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    I have experienced this in every stage of my life. I never felt I was important, needed, wanted or mattered. When I walk into a room that is crowded I want to leave. I know no one...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I wrote this as comment initially, But I felt this was worthy of a post. So, people who grow, and look deeply at life, people who are reflective, and seek out the truth of things...
    ctguitardude ctguitardude 26-30, M Mar 16

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    The ones who love you will Never leave you. even if there are hundred reasons to give up, they will find one reason to hold on.
    genvive genvive 31-35, F 20 hrs ago

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    I'm not okay today I admit it I cry every night I feel my heart n my feelings becoming numb. I question my own existence at times y am I here what's the point .
    jannelr1 jannelr1 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I often wonder why I do this. Today for instance, I had to bring my mother to the ER due to dehydration. When we arrived her body was beginning to go into shock. They admitted her...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 13 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Hard to explain but I feel like I am too sensitive or caring for this world. I only know a couple people like me in person. Most people I know, work with, or see are self...
    nicocat nicocat 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 8