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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    ...

    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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    I just have come to a conclusion of how alone I am. I have no friends. only have a few good people in my life. but otherwise I'm ******* alone. and it's all my fault. can't help...
    ashbomb ashbomb 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I hate it when I just have a breakdown during school and feel like ****. I feel like no one is around and nobody cares when in reality there are people around who want to help. it...
    AnotherDumbProfile AnotherDumbProfile 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I have these 2 best friends that go to my school. we do everything together. one day I left school a little earlier than them and apparently something happened to one of my friends...
    justaweebitnaughty justaweebitnaughty 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I understand “feeling lonely” and recently I have found strength in the realization that feeling lonely is just that…a feeling. Feeling lonely is an ephemeral feeling that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I want a mom who accepts me for who I am. Everyone else in my family seems to get along just fine with my mom. I cannot break, or stain, or lose, or mess up without ridicule and...
    PikaTaggerung PikaTaggerung 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I am feeling lonely and want someone to talk with..
    KVJIMMY KVJIMMY 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm so lost right now, i don't know what to do...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    it sucks when you are constantly surrounded by people you dont like!! :( :/
    ash1996 ash1996 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    omg I hate feeling alone in this world...i hate going to family events and seeing everyone happy...i am the only person in my family that is alone...i see my sister and brother...
    abramsi abramsi 26-30 Nov 9

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    I feel lost at times like im not sure what to do anymore. I can be around all my frineds and famaly but ill still feel alone. Ive tried talking to people and it seems like it...
    arias831 arias831 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    dont know what to say, i just started on this site....i do feel alone. my wife left me....with my children, i can't seem to find a job or get any kind of income and my only...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am 41 years old and have been married for 12 years. Having children has always been a lifelong dream for me. We have undergone 4 failed IVF cycles, we have 3 frozen embryos...
    brisona1 brisona1 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    Sometimes I feel alone. I'm chlosterphobic (not sure if I spelled that right) I feel like the world is going to close up on me and gong to die of depression and anxiety. Ya I have...
    cantsaymynamesorry cantsaymynamesorry 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    There are things that make me sad and I feel alone because I don't have anyone close enough so I can share stuff with them and some people I have are always busy. I feel I never...
    chotajhakass chotajhakass 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I feel alone, I am alone. Im so depressed that even when ive tried to hang out with friends we dont have anything in common anymore. They live to party meet guys and get drunk. Im...
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Was debating about trying to vent on here without someone on here being judgmental as I usually do... just one of those nights of feeling alone. Days where I just wish I truly had...
    ayooavery21 ayooavery21 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    I want to vent but can't find the words.. I want to cry but the tears won't come out.. so much has happened in these past few months and its happened so fast. :/ I feel alone...
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    It's like I can see myself from other peoples view points.. this is so crazy but it's like I just know what they're thinking of me… like if I'm acting like a happy pretty girl...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Sometimes when I am alone, I remember lines from different shows I watch or use to watch and I start cracking up for no reason. Let's not forget that I also have the tendency to...
    Bry26xo Bry26xo 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    I really find a sense of achievement when i make people smile! Such as last saturday, I was sat in Boswell's Cafe in Newport with my friend and i was laughing my head off, pulling...
    daintyduck daintyduck 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I hate how my foot compares me with other people my age.Asking me to get out of the house and meet some people.I don't want too meet anyone,I don't like people.And the internet is...
    TerraMeranda TerraMeranda 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I know i am a good person. But why do i feel alone?
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ok, so my job involves Parcel deliveries around East Yorkshire, England and yes there is that that moment every time that when i pass people, mainly students at local university...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 8

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    Other people fascinate me... What makes them tick, how they handle life stresses, big and small... It's the little stuff though that I like learning about people those are the...
    tabby96 tabby96 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    One of the problems of dealing with other people is that they come with a specific point of view. Often based on their experiences, which is fair enough. But unless you know what...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 29

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    My few friends that I made at college have all moved away and have successful and happy lives...then there's me still living at home, unemployed, unmotivated to pursue a career...
    citrustree citrustree 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I laugh although I'm crying from deep within, I make clear strategy even when my mind is drowning from whirlpool thoughts, I breath even I'm choking internally I keep standing...
    icedwithin17 icedwithin17 26-30, F Nov 8

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    I always say im ok even when im not because I dont think I can deal with what might come out I might be to much for me at that momment or maybe Im not comfortable with the person...
    jayjonesonelove22 jayjonesonelove22 22-25, M Nov 17

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    I guess we all have different conceptions of people, some might see you as the pretty girl, some as the funny one, and some might just see you as the one who is not worth it. But...
    CarolinaS1 CarolinaS1 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I feel completely alone I have my partner around my son but I still feel lonely, like I need friends I hate this feeling
    Dondouglas Dondouglas 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I do this because I have a hard time letting people in and don't find that I trust people easily. I made the mistake by letting people see who I really am in primary school.
    SelJKoo SelJKoo 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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