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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have a quite a few friends who are there for me but honestly I just feel like I'm in my own world where there is no one. I just feel alone every day even though when I'm with a...
    Meganfaye10 Meganfaye10 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I'm 14, I live in Cali and I always feel alone and I need someone around my age to be my friend.
    ItsBaddie ItsBaddie 18-21 1 Response May 13

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    It's not about who is near me, it is about who is near me and understands me. I am so random and have somewhat a weird way of thinking that I am not always understood. Also being...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F May 8

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    I am overwhelmed with my situation. I am burdened by my daily life. I have people to talk to but they are all burdened with their own problems and I don't want to put the weight of...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M Apr 30

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    This is the funny thing about todays world i think!. Never have we been more about open floor plans (maybe changing or already changed). Kitchen, dining room and living room in 1...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 29

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    I have been in a relationship for almost 7 months now with the same man.I am alone from 6am to 6pm everyday Monday thru Friday and I am so lonely when he is gone but when he comes...
    pooka1973 pooka1973 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I've been with someone for about a year. He tells me he loves me but it is so hard to talk to him. Every time I try we end up arguing. And I don't have anyone to vent to about him...
    Wapakalypse Wapakalypse 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I wish he knew how lonely he makes me feel, he says he loves me yet treats me like a room mate, I crave effection from others which has made me doubt my feelings towards him, is it...
    tracycox tracycox 26-30 1 Response Apr 24

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    Why say that you're my friend when you barely even speak to me. Even with your sitting right beside me you'd rather talk to someone else
    TheDemonsWithin TheDemonsWithin 13-15, M Apr 24

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    its so boring being lonley
    omegakingz omegakingz 16-17 Apr 22

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    I feel alone even though I'm in a relationship. I feel like our relationship has lost the liveliness and that jolt of being in love. We hardly see each other and there are no...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Mostly because im alone in my head. Of course people feel alone. Youre born alone and you die alone. The journey through life and death is by yourself no madder if someone is by...
    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    There is not a day that goes by that I feel this way.I have nowhere to go, no one to see, nobody to talk to, no one to listen...and I realize just how much it hurts to feel like...
    BlackSeoul BlackSeoul 18-21, F 5 Responses May 9

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    No matter how many people I see or speak to or meet. No matter how many different times and different ways my friends and my family tell me and show me they love me and they're...
    FemaleBorderlineSociopath FemaleBorderlineSociopath 31-35, F Apr 30

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    Never felt this lonely. Ever feel like no one understands you? Ever feel like your always the person taking care of ppl and no one seems to help you? Like your almost invisible...
    goofy1988 goofy1988 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    Um. I usually don't get all personal here but I just like to write down how I feel and it makes me feel better. Some people might not read this and you don't have to. I just want...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 12 Responses May 9

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    I guess I am sometimes to stubborn to admit that I could need help or that I feel alone. I know that that is not good at all but sometimes I can't help myself. I think I just don...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I KNOW that I'll never truly be alone because God is always holding my hand. But I do feel alone VERY often and that's just the truth. I occupy my mind as much as possible...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think my mind is preparing myself for being alone by feeling alone. My friends are graduating and depending on the circumstances will be be moving away and my partner is moving...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm married to a man whom I've known 7 years. He use to be the only person that could make me smile, but now when I look at him my stomach turns. He has an addiction and was doing...
    dontwanna1219 dontwanna1219 18-21, F 13 Responses May 9

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    I'm tired of feeling alone. I miss my son....without him I feel alone and usekess
    snake215 snake215 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always feel alone ahwell what can you do about it
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M May 7

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    i feel alone and probably always will be
    noahfaith noahfaith 16-17, M 6 Responses May 8

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    I live with two other people. My wife and our room mate. Neither of them really cleans anything instead I tell them to until it gets to the point where I can't take it anymore and...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 6 days ago

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    Today I was at a red light and I saw an old man standing on the side with a piece of card board that read "Please help" and I knew that he needed money so me and my sister found...
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to marry you my dear (bf)... Then, i wont be feel alone forever...
    umah1307 umah1307 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't want others to worry about me so, I always say I'm fine even when I'm not. However this has led my parents to say that I am pretending a tooth ache even though my wisdom...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 16-17, F 3 days ago

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