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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    amazinghuh amazinghuh 13-15, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just can't help it. Even if someone is a s****y person, like my mom even though I feel like she deserves every bad thing that's happened to her because of her bad attitude and...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I harbor no resentment against other people how they choose to do is up to them: good or bad, I'm only concerned about how I'm doing,even if people are doing better than me, good...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I wonder if the friends and family around me can tell I feel alone. Can they read the pain on my face, or how forced my smiles are. Do they notice.... I'm not really alone at...
    asabatino asabatino 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i feel alone sometimes. i am bi married non drinker not into sports at all broke most of the time but yet work my *** off. gotta be more to life than this. seems like...
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Have you ever just felt so alone? It's the worst feeling you can ever have. And it's something that i'll never be able to completely put into words. That feeling where you're in a...
    troublelover08 troublelover08 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've always felt like I never really belonged anywhere. White people could only see that I was darker than them, and black people could only see that I spoke like a "white girl...
    lirez92 lirez92 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm destroying every relationship I have. Which isn't many. I talk to one person and she doesn't seem to care. I feel so alone, I don't want to lose her but she isn't even there...
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    Feeling really lost and alone these days. My mind is a mess of scrambled thought. By all outward appearinces I should be on top of the world. Four kids, four grandkids, big house...
    DP8962 DP8962 51-55, M a week ago

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    RedEyesBlackDragon RedEyesBlackDragon 51-55, M a week ago

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    I feel alone... All the time. I can be distracted by people and I can put on a face and be happy, but at the end of the day, when I'm in bed and looking around my room in the dark...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm 21, never been asked out, never had a relationship and get practically no attention from guys. I know I'm still young, but I'm seriously starting to lose hope, it's so...
    BellaItalia68 BellaItalia68 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    Its a terrible feeling to be alone. none around you, everyone has rejected you. you can't find someone to tell all your sorrow to. you begin to feel sorry for yourself, and its...
    sadwithasmile sadwithasmile 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    i always feel rejected. i feel there is no use in trying. i once tried to save my life by attaching to another even when i couldn't hoping magic would happen. it didn't. years...
    geestory geestory 61-65, M Jul 25

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    Depression can bring along so many different negative emotions at once. Envy/jealousy is my biggest issue. I'm not sitting here bitter about my life not being like everyone else...
    MellowKitten MellowKitten 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Have you ever wondered what it would be like if only you can hear what others think of you? Would you be amused or what you rather have them keep to themselves? Well let me tell...
    Mindreader9 Mindreader9 18-21, F Jul 24

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    i'm sorry but i need to get this off my chest i don't know how to explain this i get angry when people tell me 'god will help you just don't let go' well he let go of me and let me...
    shysnowwhite shysnowwhite 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I am a guy who always wears his heart on his sleeve where everyone can see it, it has been stepped on, ripped apart and thrown back in my face.I am tired of living this awful life...
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