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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I do. I feel like I can go a whole week without anyone talking to me or even noticing I'm around!
    glendon21 glendon21 18-21, T 11 hrs ago

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    I don't like admitting the fact that I feel lonely. Even when I'm with family I feel this way. I act like all is okay and try to go with the flow but deep inside me I know I'm...
    dontknowww dontknowww 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not necessarily a bad thing to feel alone. Alone is when I feel I can collect my thoughts, find my center, and rev up to get pick up the pace once more in the direction where I got...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    It makes me wonder.. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an outsider. Almost all the girls and most of the guys everywhere I’ve been, have always hated me for some...
    Anon8615 Anon8615 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    The worst feeling is when you feel alone with the one whom you are with and the one whom you really want to be with is 1000 miles away.
    writergirl71 writergirl71 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a good childhood, loving parents and 2 siblings. I had asthma that would put me in and out of the hospital for a few years of my life. A sibling with a mental disability who...
    AlwaysAlone20 AlwaysAlone20 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't always feel alone in my marriage, but at the moment and numerous other times I do feel alone. I suffer from PTSD, and my wife and I both have anxiety and depression issues...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Isn't this toxic! Holding things inside is like sipping poison....Exactly, why would you do this. Well for one maybe it is the fact of the matter that these days it's hard to get...
    ItsRissa88 ItsRissa88 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I find this really enriching hearing other people's stories
    tornbetween2 tornbetween2 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Even amongst the crowd of somewhat "familiar" folk,or the notion of extended family,associates,periodic intimates,family is gone,literally,and one question's one's presence. I...
    DEVINIQUE DEVINIQUE 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Now it's just constant lying.... why?? Because no one gives a fck you just spend this time trying to get someone to listen but they don't care.... I've tried so many times to talk...
    GrandmamaTemptationCx GrandmamaTemptationCx 70+, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I feel like every one hates me. I try to be a good friend or girl friend. I sometimes feel like people see me as a making a joke target at me. Its like 4 or 5 people makes jokes...
    tasha2kids tasha2kids 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    You should never compare yourself to another human being. Or if you do do so with a grain of salt because it's not gonna go well. You should never compare yourself to someone you...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Aug 20

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    I feel like there's no one who truly understands me. I feel like I'm always on the outside looking into the world, like I don't belong here at all. Now I'm not suicidal or anything...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Confessions of a Habitual Apologizer: I’m sorry. I say it when I bump into someone at the store, when my card doesn’t swipe the first time, and when my phone cuts out. In...
    MissMimiMusic MissMimiMusic 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    In this world I feel so alone most of the time I really feel like I have no one there for me when I need it I never have really have been loved ..Never had my parents or anyone so...
    Jkplaydoutyubd Jkplaydoutyubd 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I wanted to join the military, before i do travel the world and see Canada, England, and Russia along with a few other countries. I had dreams of all that i wanted to do, see, and...
    RVFreeze RVFreeze 18-21, M Aug 18

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    When I am alone in a cold chilling way, a deep sadness way, (but don't want to call it lonely because I don't exactly think I am missing anything... there IS no other piece...
    laura40404 laura40404 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I feel like I'm always alone even when I'm with people. I hope to find a "soulmate" online to erase my emptiness.
    Justbeingme71 Justbeingme71 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I like to be remembered for what I do for my friends and other people. I like it because I will always have memories of people that have made me feel good, and I want the same from...
    Fretboard225 Fretboard225 18-21, M Aug 17

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    I stopped a 13 last time, but i didn't finish. The kid traveled to Singapore, it was his first time outside the middle east. It was also the first time the kid traveled alone with...
    sadwithasmile sadwithasmile 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Its my first year at a college and I'm feeling so bad :( i dont know anyone there and all the other students seem like they already know eachother and they spend the breaks...
    selenabon12 selenabon12 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 17

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    My boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me recently the day after I was released from the hospital post surgery. I was left homeless for 3 weeks living in my car. I found an...
    blondesweetie46 blondesweetie46 46-50, F 24 Responses Aug 16

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    I don't feel like anyone understands me and to be honest I find it hard to understand others. Feeling alone has become comfortable. I've become incredibly impulsive and sexually...
    youngandgrey youngandgrey 26-30, M Aug 15

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    Please read this till the end. Once there was a kid. a really really kind kid, he was so nice he would even give his food to the maids at school, and save up money to give to the...
    sadwithasmile sadwithasmile 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    ah...coming back to this group after I have left it long ago, but I do feel so alone, basically because almost everybody I love is far away, my siblings, my best friend, even my ex...
    Betruebnis Betruebnis 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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