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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Right... I'm not sure how to word this without becoming the person who is just complaining.. Ok... The best way to begin is from the beginning.. I am a person who for what ever...
    summer1960 summer1960 51-55, F 10 hrs ago

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    My story is much l like every one else here, l'v been pushing everyone away from me; and it's been really easy for me. When people give me unwanted advise, and try to help me...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    "Wow look at the weight difference" was the most common thing people used to compare. I had many eating disorders because of those comments.
    FreeXNow FreeXNow 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    i feel like selfish. because i have a nice home, i have an open minded family, i can have breakfast&dinner, i have two arms, two legs, etc. everything have to be fine. it should be...
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a mask I put on in front of everyone I seem to care about, family, friends, even complete strangers. I don't know if it's because I'm a coward, or because I feel they wouldn...
    Mau5ington Mau5ington 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love to be alone sometimes. There's many things that you can do by yourself and you can't do when someone around you. So being alone is not bad all the time. But''i feel alone...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't like to burden other people with my problems so I usually tell people I am doing fine even if that isn't the case. I know it's not good to keep your feelings bottled up...
    underpressure417 underpressure417 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old Sometimes I say even when I'm not because I went through a heart broken or just have no one to talk to
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lately it's been hard pretending to be okay. I try to hide it from my daughter and husband. I use to talk it out with my husband but lately it's been really difficult because I don...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm doing that everyday. No one would care if I start crying in front of them (I haven't cried for years) well no one asks me how I feel. A guy in my class said that he could only...
    MahrhindhaB MahrhindhaB 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love to fake my feelings. I have the habit of lying in front of people's faces whenever they ask me how I am. No one really knows what I truly feel inside. Whenever I feel pain...
    tobiii12 tobiii12 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I tend to keep things bottled up. I don't like feeling that I'm bothering people. I realize that it would be better telling people when I have problems. I'm working on it.
    AMK1985 AMK1985 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I got a haircut recently and hated it. I told my mom and she asked why. I told her they thinned it too much. She kept asking why despite the fact that I told her already and that I...
    EcoReibun EcoReibun 70+, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Its pretty weird that why sometimes despite of having countless close people around us...we feel alone and shut them off and feel uncomfortable around them. While on the other hand...
    Bareen Bareen 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i do this with my loved ones, my husband, and God. i think i know what others are feeling. truth is i don't. sometimes i get the wrong idea. but i just want to be selfless and...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Yes, I am comfortable with seeing other people naked, I always have been. There are only two types of people Women & Men. Nudity is something that my sister & I grew up around all...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Guys I'm so alone at the moment, just kinda want someone to talk to as a friend ❤️
    Goodtea123 Goodtea123 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm starting to accept that I no longer feel alone I'm actually alone like literally it's just beyond a silly feeling or an annoying thought it's my reality it's how my life is! It...
    gloomykidd gloomykidd 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is the song on my mind the last few days. I am in love with someone who means so much to me and this song makes me thing of her.When I think of you (single version) by Girls...
    BlackRaven2015 BlackRaven2015 31-35, M a week ago

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    Even with very little to no friends I still feel alone. in truth when a person has spent so many years in isolation as I have you would tend to feel alone. it's how I feel now...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I feel alone right now it sucks just want to cry lol XD
    soullessnight000 soullessnight000 13-15, F Feb 3

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    I guess this feeling never really goes away, no matter who is sitting next to me, I can't lie to myself, I know they can't really see me. I know they don't want to really see me, I...
    quietlucy quietlucy 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm not addressing all the times in my early life when we went to public swimming pools, gymnasiums, lakes, and summer camp. We all grew up back then, in the 50s and 60s, with...
    21finish 21finish 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    It's a bad habit, ever since I lost someone who meant the world to me. I hated the fact that I hurt, I hated that I couldn't control my emotion so for a while I became numb. still...
    SarahWishfulJane SarahWishfulJane 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    there's just times during the day, when everyone's laughing and having a good time, I feel left out. I try to say something but I'm drowned out. I just want to be a part of it and...
    LivingBetweenRaindrops LivingBetweenRaindrops 18-21, M Feb 1

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    whatever happened to the feeling of companionship? Why when we need someone the most, are we the most alone? Is this really what we all grew up to be? all the work, the struggle...
    PilotofStorms PilotofStorms 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 1