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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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

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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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    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 5 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I would really like to make some new, genuine friends. To the extent the Experience Project may facilitate this aim I continue to post my experiences. However, in candor I must...
    PoisonedQuill PoisonedQuill 41-45, M Aug 31

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    Laughter is all around me, coming from me, and I can see the faces of my friends. It's a good night. We're all at dinner together, debating the stupidest of subjects like world...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm damned if I do...damned if I don't. This love is a no win situation. I'm miserable with him and I'm miserable without him. I'm lonely with him and I'm lonely without him. I...
    hopelesslove30 hopelesslove30 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'm young. I have friends and family, yea they care about me but there's times when I just feel so alone. Everything I feel I just keep to myself. I have trouble expressing my...
    emilytello emilytello 16-17, F Aug 24

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    i feel alone constantly, even when I am surrounded by people. I feel alone even when I'm talking to a friend, whether on-line or real-life, i know that I'm not alone in anything I...
    futurediary futurediary 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I want to end my life. I can't live no more. It's to much, I have no friends. Everyone hates me. I try and make friends at College but I can't because no one accepts me. I have to...
    KiranDee7 KiranDee7 16-17, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    (Very long rant) I have absolutely nobody to talk to. I have no friends, my boyfriend never wants to talk about **** like this, most of my problems include family so I can't talk...
    Urquizza Urquizza 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I'm pretty used to being alone and I prefer it even. I'm in my last year of high and my mom wants me to get involved in school. She fails to realize this is my third high school...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    As some of you may know, I am a dragon inside. But i feel even more alone now than ever. I have hardly any friends at school. I have even searched google for people who feel...
    VolcanoTheDragon VolcanoTheDragon 13-15, F Aug 29

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    Mmmmm.. Hahaha Awww ... im boredddd... screw this ppl hate me i guess.. getting mad for things i did not do, im not trying to be bad or do bad things.. just they see it.. well as...
    vincent100 vincent100 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    yes I am normally logged into many sites at once even when I'm away
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    I've been influenced by the media alot so most of my decisions are based on things that other people do. Trends and cliques I felt as though I should have the same mind frame as...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M Aug 31

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    Ever since I became single, I just feel alone. I don't know what it is, people seem to love being around me and talking to me but I feel empty. Im really never alone. Yet, I feel...
    Saabatt Saabatt 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I've been married for almost two years now and we have been together for almost 5 years though. And we have a daughter and I feel ever since she was born I've been viewing things...
    Stephaniestephens17 Stephaniestephens17 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Is it bad that since I've felt alone for so long that even when I have somebody I'd rather be alone
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just really really don't like other people (aside from my mother and sister); being around anyone at any time, talking to anybody, anything like that... I hate going outside...
    TriforceTapioca TriforceTapioca 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have trichitillomania. There I said it. But no one I know has this problem at all. I used to be very bubbly and happy bit now I can hardly even look someone in the eyes without...
    sparkilypink sparkilypink 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    though I am not, I still feel alone. I have many friends who I can talk to but I still feel alone with my issues. There are so many things growing up that have gone wrong, with...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I actually became aware of it as a child. I noticed some people with large pure colored auras and I noticed others with small dark and cloudy auras. Even at that age I could feel...
    undisclosedone undisclosedone 70+, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I feel alone but I'm never alone
    frankiee23 frankiee23 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    For the past couple of weeks I've been feelin alone and no one can understand how I am feelin the guy I'm with doesn't ******* care about me ! Cares about his friends more I hate...
    unhappygirl21 unhappygirl21 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Faking a smile Laugh and talk Everything is fine Only the talk The truth inside Feeling sad and lonely The heavy burden on my shoulders Drain my energy.. I feel warm of the tears...
    honestydiary honestydiary 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I feel abandoned by everybody. I don't have anyone to talk to without them rolling their eyes or sighing. I've been kicked out of my social group. My family is too caught up to...
    Damono Damono 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Every time I get close to people, I start over-scrutinizing their faults, sort of like a defense mechanism. My brain's like "oh you don't want to be with that person, he texts...
    janeastin janeastin 22-25 Sep 5

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    Just for a day I'd like to see how other people see me. I'm pretty convinced that no one sees me for who I actually am. I care a lot more than anyone knows. I don't really know...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I really want to know how other people see me but I'm scared that the way they see me, I won't like...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I am surrounded my a lot of people at my university right now, but I'm lonely. I'm 19 years old. I should not be lonely..
    jag7295 jag7295 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I feel like if i show how alone i feel i would end up screaming in a room full of people or just speeding up to the end and die already to end the torture. It cant keep going on...
    Noahn85 Noahn85 26-30, M Aug 27

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    I want to practice self-love, but I am a fig tree - I look tough on the outside, but I am easily overtaken by insects and harsh weather. I have read many different versions of...
    ThQnOfHrts16 ThQnOfHrts16 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    It has always been this way. Just a pit of despair that has me trapped. When I talk to people and have fun, I forget about these feelings for a while. Sadly, once they leave, it...
    NiennaG125 NiennaG125 13-15, F Aug 23

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    "Do people even see me?" I wonder to myself as I look around the school hallway, feeling more invisible than ever. I always felt alone and misunderstood, but high school has made...
    becswiggins becswiggins 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Why do you make me feel this way? It's like without you, all of a sudden, I feel lost and alone. But before when I never had you, I was okay with being alone. Now that I had a...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Aug 27