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I Feel Alone Even When I Am Surrounded By Other People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I feel literally alone, I haven't heard from anyone in 2 weeks for anything other than work. I believe now that I no longer have anyone I could even call a friend ..
    harrelsong843 harrelsong843 18-21 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I feel so sad and alone these days. Even if its summer its always bad weather. My head is a bad place right now and i really dont know what to do. And i'm new to this page. I don...
    lonelykiid lonelykiid 13-15, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have been realizing that I have been doing this a lot lately. Like want nicer clothes, I want to look prettier, I want a relationship, I want someone that I like to like me back...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So...unless being at college together changes things, my crush has been acting strangely lately. He was all hunky-dorey after meeting me, texting me and stuff. I get that he has...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Every so often I realize or have a wake up moment that the people around me in real life and online are made up of mostly insane people
    SaraMarbles SaraMarbles 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    You feel so alone, wanting attention, wanting to be desired. Wanting to know that d*mn it, he wants me. Wanting him to show me that I'm his woman. Wanting him to show me that I'm...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I we t through my bfs phone the other day and he just tells these girl friends he has that I don't know everything g about my house and me but bad things and says he wants to be...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel so alone.. I was married 18 years he cheated, we divorced (2005) he married her they moved 2000 miles away. I am left caring for our handicapped son who I had to place in...
    windsculpted windsculpted 51-55, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    just turned 23, never have a big circle of friends just a small but really close one (i thought) but when comes my birthday the one who congratulate me are those that i considered...
    aspin aspin 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    First off I will start by saying- 1) I am a very Conscious person 2) I have strong ethics 3) I care about finding answers to my problems and like helping others with there's - if...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I usually feel alone cause I don't have anybody really to hang with I just want somebody to talk to everyday and play video games togetheršŸ˜Š I am really nervous about people and...
    linkgames linkgames 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always overcome my fears with a good detailed strategic plans, I always hide my negativity with words of optimism, which I'm not sure if I could even do or believe on it, I...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    my mom found out I was gay while searching through my phone. she saw all the text messages between my girlfriend (who is a grade higher then me) and I and my ex (who said she...
    cjayy19 cjayy19 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am tired of being alone. Yes, I miss my wife, but she passed away shortly after we were married, and I feel alone. I also feel that no one understands me. It makes me feel all...
    tfrg150 tfrg150 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Here I am, an upper classman in high school with hatred for my life. What was supposed to be a great time is now a dreadful time. I thought I would have friends that I could tell...
    LRawkward LRawkward 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    High school completely and utterly sucks. "Best time of your life", my arse! I sit here, quite contently, sipping a hot chocolate, but the thought of school makes my mood plummet...
    Madgiddypig Madgiddypig 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Lately I've been noticing how I'm changing as a person. And how I feel like I'm not pretty enough, I don't have a best friend, that I can't help others when they need it because I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I have pretty much no friends, my boyfriend doesn't give me any attention, lives too far away to just see whenever and doesn't even own a cellphone, my family are barely home. im...
    anabelwd anabelwd 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    i want someone to feel for me as i feel for them. i feel so alone. i just with others could see how much i care and how much i truly feel for them. :
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M Jun 27

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    The hollowness, the numbness, the darkness....They swallowed me... I know my friends here do love me but I'm scared. I'm terrified that someday they'll leave me, abandon me like...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    feel alone. painfully alone. so very hard to even want to live. losing ground fast.
    iowateri8309 iowateri8309 51-55 4 Responses Jun 26

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    just to keep others from really feeling what im feeling. i guess it to protect them. there are a few people in my life that i can't block from how i feel and ya know it kind of...
    LadyTigeress76 LadyTigeress76 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I have been a member on here for over a year now and there is a trend that has me worried. It seems some people think it is ok to go into another person's question or story and...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    right now im in an abusive relationship. when hes gone from early morning till late late in ge evening and alot of times morning i sit here trying to keep myself busy so he can...
    ami4406 ami4406 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I feel alone all the time and I don't know why. I've tried a lot of things. A lot of people say they love me or "insert compliment here" I don't think it's sincere. I know everyone...
    RileyRed RileyRed 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm getting kind of sick of feeling alone all the time. It's been a really tough year and so far an uneventful summer. Wish I had someone to talk to, I miss having a best friend...
    theperz217 theperz217 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    My mom always compares me to... Herself. That's right. My mother compares her daughter to herself. She always says that she knows best, she's always right, she knows how to do...
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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