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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 feel like I don't have any friends. Even though people say that they are my friend, I feel like I really don't have any friends. I don't have the sort of company of friends...
    Benster5 Benster5 36-40 Feb 11

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    I'm almost always "around" people. but I feel you need to enjoy the company in order to not feel alone :/ You can deduce that I'm not often pleased with my company or the people...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I feel alone in the crowd. Sounds depressing, doesn’t it? The other day, one of my closest friends celebrated her birthday in this restaurant. She begged me to come, even though...
    Nananat Nananat 18-21, F Jan 29

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    I really can't understand this, I have a boyfriend since 3 years, I always feel sad or without confidence, this is horrible. I don't know what to do with me anymore and I feel so...
    weirdvegetable weirdvegetable 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I have friends and a perfect family, but I still feel isolated, with that piece of transparent clear glass I can't break to reach out to people
    Musicalswans Musicalswans 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Have you ever been through those moments where you feel so alone and hopeless and you just want to give up? Don't. Don't give up. Giving up would be a sign of weakness. And the one...
    ElyseRose ElyseRose 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I don't just feel alone- I am alone. Like, always. In the past half year, majority of social interaction has been with my family, and I've barely left the house in the last five...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 31

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    Lately I have been feeling very alone. Just... alone. And I can't seem to feel a positive emotion. Even when I do, it's always short-spanned. It's momentary. As soon as whatever...
    EmeraldCat EmeraldCat 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I feel as though I have nobody right now, I feel so alone, even though I know I'm not. So many friends have turned against me, and I just feel completely lost. People want me to...
    thewayhesmiles420 thewayhesmiles420 16-17, F Jan 31

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    It seems like every time I try to be happy, be strong and move on from my past, it keeps crawling behind me.... Everywhere I go I have to face a piece of my ex...the same ex who...
    madusand madusand 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Just starting to understand... It doesn't matter what we have or who we have beside us. What really matters is what's inside our heart. We can pretend that we care and love to help...
    TinkaAlonca TinkaAlonca 18-21, F Feb 5

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    I always feel alone. When there's people around me, they aren't. I'm ignored by alot of people. I'm a shadow, people don't realise I'm th ere . Nobody sits around me in the lecture...
    bobbystz bobbystz 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 9

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    I've been feeling very alone lately, I hope that putting my feelings out there will help in some way. I don't really have anyone to share my feelings with, I don't want people I...
    LD61 LD61 51-55, F 40 Responses Jan 31

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    It doesn't matter who I'm with I always feel like I'm alone and other people don't want me around them.
    thequietone0307 thequietone0307 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Pushing away my bestfriend, my childhood friend has been hard. I almost can't believe I just did that. I haven't felt anything for a long time, till now. My cheeks are burning, my...
    AviatorHH AviatorHH 18-21, F Feb 1

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    So I have these friends, might say my only friends, who smokes weed. And they know I don't want to inhale any of the smoke (I have a good reason for this), so they "respect" my...
    Hotten Hotten 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Ive been feeling alone a lot these days. I don't have many friends, I have a tiny family, and single. I met a guy on here a while ago that I love but he lives so far away. He's...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I'm terrified of being around other people. I don't know when it started but even being on the street or transport with more than a handful people I don't know causes panic attacks...
    derpadur derpadur 26-30, T Feb 20

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    I push people away because i'm tired of people judging me and feeling sorry for me. When i try to open up to some one its hard since i almost never do it yet when i do i feel i...
    yiyaa yiyaa 16-17 1 Response Jan 30

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    I feel alone, isolated, held down by the darkness, Like I can't breath, I can't see, all there is, is darkness everywhere surrounding me, I can't escape, even if I try my hardest...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Have you ever been so in love with a person that you can't even face them when you have to part for awhile? When you look at them, you know that they're leaving. The thought of it...
    sweetice007 sweetice007 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I been married going on 6 years I married my husband because we had a son together and I wanted him to see his mom and dad in the same household now we have 3 kids together but I...
    star1985 star1985 26-30, F Feb 1

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    Feeling alone after my boyfriend dumped me. I had a good amount of mutual friends between us but now they've all decided to not be my friend and i just feel really alone :(
    sms6z4 sms6z4 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I sometimes feel its a burden to tell people your sorrows. Which is why I keep them bottled up.
    Danlor9991 Danlor9991 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    growing up i never had anyone i could open up to so i kept everything in. it never really bothered me to hold everything in but lately it feels like it all just wants to come out...
    arias831 arias831 22-25, M Feb 15

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    I've got good friends but no matter what I still feel alone. I don't know why, but I feel like I'm waiting for that one person to come along and make my life complete again. Not...
    xDarkxxAngelx xDarkxxAngelx 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    feeling alone for the last 10 yrs.
    steadynow steadynow 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I say I'm OK when I am and even when I'm not. Everything is fine! No not really. Never really. I say I'm fine because that is what is expected. If people knew half the things going...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    based on the other day, I discovered two options about how people see me. Either they see me as someone to lie to about other peoples' opinions so they can call me things to my...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I enjoy reading other people's experiences. Some of them are good, some are bad, it really depends on who you are, what you believe in, your opinions on something and more. :)
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M Feb 5

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    Why can't I just carry my own thoughts? ******* spare me other people's.
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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