I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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
    18-21, F
    Apr 18, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2010

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 25, 2009

    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

    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


    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
    Feb 10, 2012

    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
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014


    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
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2011

    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

    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
    Sep 1, 2009


    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

    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
    3 Responses May 10, 2011

    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

    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
    4 Responses Nov 8, 2011
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