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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    So don't get me wrong, I have a boyfriend who loves me and I love him. We hang out almost everyday and he's the sweetest most caring guy I've ever met but some nights i sit in bed...
    confused557 confused557 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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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 1 day ago

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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 feel alone. I'm surrounded by so many people, but somehow even the ones I once trusted with everything, I now can't say one true honest word too. I don't know how to make this...
    gg100 gg100 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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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 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 6 days ago

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    I feel that nobody acknowledges me and wants to understand how I feel, because people almost all the time believe what I say is either nonsense or ignored. Some of my family wants...
    Drkness00 Drkness00 18-21, M Jun 24

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    I feel that nobody acknowledges me and wants to understand how I feel, because people almost all the time believe what I say is either nonsense or ignored. Some of my family wants...
    Drkness00 Drkness00 18-21, M Jun 24

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 1 day ago

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    All my life I've been alone. I feel like no one cares about me. My so called friends barley talk to me. My sister gets most of the attention because she's at collage and I'm always...
    awsomedude13 awsomedude13 13-15, M Jun 24

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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 19 hrs ago

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    It really hurts. I hate feeling alone. Just sitting and being able to notice that everyone has someone,but me. Not even just as like a couple, but like a friend even or best friend...
    wantinghelptochange wantinghelptochange 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    i used to think about people reactions and thinking upon an issue i am concerned to even i am the person who got hurt but after some time i start analyzing their feelings too,i am...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    I've been dealing with depression for quite a while now. Much of which stems from a recent failed attempt at starting a relationship with someone I REALLY liked. (I won't use the...
    silentcynic silentcynic 22-25, M Jun 27

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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 1 Response 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 2 Responses Jul 15

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    He said he'd always be just a message away if I ever needed him....now I message him and no response. I need someone. You said you'd be there for me and I'd never be alone. You...
    blondechick0130 blondechick0130 18-21, F Jun 25

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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 have been in the hospital for over a wk now for self harm and not one person friend or sapose to be family has come to see me called to check on me i feel alone in this cruel...
    qiyy qiyy 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Will you help me with my PROJECT TIFFANY? Please:) Project TIFFANY is a video montage that I'm creating for my bestfriend. It's compiled of many things but most importantly...
    RunJackie RunJackie 18-21, F Jun 24

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    HELP ME HELP ME!:) please :) Project TIFFANY is a video montage that I'm creating for my bestfriend. It's compiled of many things but most importantly, videos from people all...
    RunJackie RunJackie 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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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    I've been feeling alone all the time. Feeling like I have no one to talk to. I have a best friend, friends who seem that would care, and a boyfriend. But all of them don't care...
    veedawalk veedawalk 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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