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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 13-15, F Apr 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Whenever we are together and you spend half of your time texting, I feel alone. When I ask for something because I need it and you don't give it to me I feel unheard and alone. I...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    If I tell anyone I know that I pretty much always feel lonely, I'll probably be smacked in the face and get called dramatic. I just moved to a new city recently, so I guess now I...
    0hman 0hman 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I mean people without depression don't know how it is to live with it I hate how my mother comes up to me and says "I know how you feel" and then I say to her "do you have...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M Jul 23

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    Do you ever feel this way? Sometimes I feel like no ones gone through what I have when true are people that have. A lot of people have it worse than I do.. But I always have...
    freesoul01 freesoul01 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Where's the perfect place to hide? In the middle of a crowded room. I can be in a sea of people and yet I'll still feel lonely. Sometimes, even though I'm surrounded by friends- I...
    cecimaldonado cecimaldonado 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Damn. It so hard to deal with this kind of feeling. Ya'll get me?
    Rareforever0524 Rareforever0524 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I am an orphan. I lost my parents when i was young. When i see people who go out with their families i get jealous. I wish i could bring back the time and let my parents live...
    pangitako pangitako 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm jeoulous of people because when me and my friend look at something like a picture of a sunset or something
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know how to change my outlook. Every time I check my Instagram there's someone with a best friend, someone going on holiday, someone being free and happy.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I found out my boyfriend didn't really love me.. :/ I used to talk to him all the ******* time. But now its just casual talk. He doesn't love me and never did before :/. Even on my...
    Bigone14 Bigone14 13-15 1 Response Jul 16

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    I just want someone, ya know? Even when im around people i feel lonely. People dont connect with me i guess. :(
    SidVicious369 SidVicious369 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Once again, im feeling alone. Even though im with my cousins, i feel invisible to them. I try to get their attention and its like they look at mee as if im a potato with no...
    HoneyBunch1214 HoneyBunch1214 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have plenty of people who care about me but I still feel alone with all of my problems. I have nobody to listen to me. I have nobody to help me. I have the type of relationship...
    alexis1498 alexis1498 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I always do, I'm surrounded by people who are confident/depressed.. I'm recovering now from my dark path, but I feel alone in y he's and I feel alone and it doesn't effect me until...
    Cloclo1234 Cloclo1234 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I always feel alone. I want a girl who i can chat with.
    Alwaysbored24 Alwaysbored24 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am a very sensitive girl. When I younger, nothing in the world bothered me. I was an outdoorsy/tomboy. The amount of friends I had, the clothes I wore, or the amount of money my...
    ellbellsvsj ellbellsvsj 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am the type of person who is always there for others. I always take everyones feelings into confederation before my own. I will not tell people that I'm upset or my feelings are...
    overwhelmedandexhausted overwhelmedandexhausted 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I am feeling so alone, no matter how many people are really around me. I have 2 kids and a partner. I also live in a house with my family, a total of 8 people. I feel I need more...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F Jul 23

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    I'm not sure I understand how things are suppose to go. I guess maybe I'm not doing things right. I care about other people but I feel like no one cares about me. I am never the...
    eaarcher93 eaarcher93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    My mom and grandfather ALWAYS compares me to other people my age. Mostly my mom. Constantly. Every. *******. Day. She compares me to other people around my age, telling me, "oh...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    this has been happening ever since day one. whenever I do something I am really proud of, other people do not notice or congratulate me, resulting in me thinking I am bad at...
    hazzyxox hazzyxox 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i feel alone sometimes even when im with a group of people, i just need that one girl i can tell anything too without her judging me....
    alphastack41 alphastack41 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel alone most of the time. In fact,I am alone,it is just that sometimes I'm fine with my loneliness. For some time now I start to freaking out every time when I remember than I...
    MacabreTorturedSoul MacabreTorturedSoul 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Lately, I've been seeing real life, which makes me be colder and feeling more numb. People is fake, we depend a lot of other people's opinions and most of us hate our lives. We are...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    42 years old, married for 20 years. Its us, a dog and a rabbit and thats it. Its at the point where I say white she says black. If I say anything she has to defeat it, so almost...
    Joseph42 Joseph42 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Feel Alone a Lot my minds completely messed up always say and do the wrong things i dont know why i cant help it i guess i can just dont know when to stop its like a mind filter...
    sora1987 sora1987 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    Even though I have awesome friends and a family, I always feel alone
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    So earlier today I was volunteering at this place (I don't want to be real specific) and there was this guy there also helping out. He was nice and kept making little jokes and...
    ZeroDigits ZeroDigits 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I live in a studio apartment, 53 and alone. My parents passed away. I never hear from my brother or sisters. I see my daughter in the summer a couple days a week, my son talk to...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    What's wrong me What do u see When theirs no one to talk to Everybody gives me a boo Why do I feel alone That's the smell of my collogne All I see is darkness There is so much...
    Anderson73 Anderson73 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I feel like a ghost. I feel like i dnt exist. I feel alone 😔😔
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I was doing good. I have been making friends, threw a few parties, and been happy. But here I am again. Feeling alone. I did what I wanted and made connections, but I don't feel...
    Nhas1029 Nhas1029 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm 19 and I still feel alone and empty inside, allot of my family have died in some bad ways. I still don't know what i'm doing wrong but is it so much to ask for one person that...
    Imnotalone117 Imnotalone117 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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