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I Feel Alone Even When I'm Not

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    I'm invisible. At break

    and lunch, I'm standing with my 2 "friends". But they just talk and laugh with each other while I'm standing alone silently. They tell each other "You're my best friend!" What about me? What am I? Then when they don't have anyone to be with, they pretend like I'm their best...
    TheWeirdoGirl TheWeirdoGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    have you ever feel that you are invinsible

    even with you`re brothers and sisters around? felling this now its just so sad felling
    viruzwod viruzwod 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Could It Be?

    I feel alone approximately 100% of the time.  This does NOT bother me ... for the most part.  I rather enjoy being alone.  I relish my sweet solitude.  However, I often feel the same when (some) people are present (at MY home.)  I still feel alone. ...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2007

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    Have you ever been through those moments

    where you feel so alone and hopeless and you just want to give up? Don't. Don't give up. Giving up would be a sign of weakness. And the one thing you want to do right now is show everyone how ******* strong you are no matter the situation. So don't give up. Keep pushing yourself...
    ElyseRose ElyseRose 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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 in a large room of people, but not knowing anyone is the worst and makes you feel so alone and shy. . .yet you have to overcome the...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F May 8

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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 people did before. They say they won't. But things change. I can't feel anymore. Next to no emotions at all. I'm cold and distant...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F Jun 27

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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 embarrassment from her. I can't express my emotions very well out loud, so I feel that I can't say anything to her. Instead of...
    PikaTaggerung PikaTaggerung 22-25, F Nov 8, 2014

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    shethia shethia 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    rushman5 rushman5 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Being Observant

    I like to be alone in a crowd of people. I enjoy "people-watching" because that way I can be an observer.On the outside looking in. I'm never with the crowd; I'm on the outskirts.
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    I have a best friend

    for 1 year and i feel like I know her for at least 5 years. I know everything about her. the thing is that she doesn't really know me. I feel so misunderstood. I'm the kind of girl whos really often sad and lonely, i guess it's in my nature.. thats why i need my friends to ask...
    coco3700 coco3700 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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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 has more to do with little neurons in my head than my need to be a social creature. I fight depression daily and the biggest weapon I...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I'm almost always "around" people.

    but I feel you need to enjoy the company in order to not feel alone :/ You can deduce that I'm not often pleased with my company or the people surrounding me. If anything they make me feel worse or wish I were alone. I'm not even an introvert. I'm actually fairly extroverted...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I recently moved into a house my mom

    and sister bought a multi family house and I love in one of the apartments the thing is I live in the basement where I can't be independent I have to depend on someone to help me up and down the steps because of my disability and its frustrating and makes me depressed I'm so...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Demonbleeds Demonbleeds 70+, M Dec 10, 2014

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    True Loneliness

    Actually, I think the ONLY time I ever feel truly alone is when I am sorrounded by people... and that is the saddest kind of loneliness. As it makes the lack of connection so painfully obvious... What to do? Change... or change the social circles that we sorround ourselves...
    Blumcsi Blumcsi 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    Ive always felt like i didnt quite fit,

    whoever im around. Like theres a person inside me fighting to get out but who's afraid of being misunderstood and unaccepted. Im tired of trying to be what i think other's want me to be. Its a constant fight to be something im not when i just really want to be loved and...
    rox76 rox76 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    I feel like every one hates me.

    I try to be a good friend or girl friend. I sometimes feel like people see me as a making a joke target at me. Its like 4 or 5 people makes jokes about me or something about me. I cant tell them that it bothers me cuz than they will be like I'm only joking... To me it doesn't...
    tasha2kids tasha2kids 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have loving parents

    and a brother. My parents give me every possible thing that I need. My brother, well, he's a nice one. I have a lot of friends at school. I do good in my exams. Everything seems alright. But no. I feel so lonely. And alone. I don't know why. Despite having this kind of life...
    rhpets rhpets 18-21, F Jun 20

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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 group of friends I always feel the odd one out and invisible to my friends. I just don't know how I can overcome this?i just can...
    Meganfaye10 Meganfaye10 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I really can't understand this,

    I have a boyfriend since 3 years, I always feel sad or without confidence, this is horrible. I don't know what to do with me anymore and I feel so tired of this, even he's always helping me with that I don't know why I still feel alone.
    weirdvegetable weirdvegetable 16-17, F Feb 3

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    2 people in my life left

    for another man... That hurts, it makes me feel like they think my family isn't good enough... Are we really people that bad? :(
    MichelleTanner MichelleTanner 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I feel like I don't have any friends.

    Even though people say that they are my friend, I feel like I really don't have any friends. I don't have the sort of company of friends that other people are fortunate to have. I don't have a BFF. I don't have anyone I can gab with daily and hang out with on a regular basis...
    Benster5 Benster5 36-40 Feb 11

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    And I feel NOT alone

    even when I am, so go figure :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I don't know why. I used to love having an

    empty house and just sit in my room quietly. Now it's the most painful experience I have. I know I'm technically not alone, but for some reason I feel like I'm just empty and worthless. Like no one even thinks of me anymore. I don't even know why I feel this way. It's like I...
    DarknessWolf DarknessWolf 22-25, M 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    I Don't Belong Here.

    I feel more alone when I'm around others, It's like the difference between us is thrown into sharp relief. So sharp it cuts me. I am entirely alien to every specimen of humanity I have encountered and they are alien to me. I never feel my loneliness so acutely as when I am with...
    swordsaint swordsaint 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    I want someone to talk to me.

    someone close to me. I'm in Washington. I'm always alone.
    Charleygyrl Charleygyrl 26-30, F Apr 19

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    I Feel So Alone.

    I feel so alone, constantly. I have lot's of trouble talking to other people in real life because of my social anxiety. I'm and don't have any friends. i try to make friends but in school it seems they would rather be friends with someone else then me. I don't think anyones ever...
    Catcatkelly295 Catcatkelly295 13-15, F Jan 19, 2013

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    No Matter How Hard I Try

    I can be laughing and joking and part of life one second and the next second a switch has flipped somewhere deep in the recesses of my brain and I am all alone in a sea of people.  My best friends can be all around me and I still feel totally and completely isolated, as if a...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 16 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    The Other Half

    Loneliness is part and parcel in our lives as we are not complete in ourselves.
    Stacy8989 Stacy8989 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2010

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    Image Is Everything.

    Image is everything I was raised under this belief no matter whats going on in your house that is not what you are allowed to let people see. If you were to see my husband and myself out we would look like the perfect loving couple. I am in a room full of people who adore me...
    LuvlyLadyLynn LuvlyLadyLynn 26-30, F Jul 19, 2012

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    Everybody around me has somebody to talk to

    or has close knit of friends and mine lives in Another state so I can't tell her what I want to and my parents will only lie to me and so I'm stuck in my thoughts where I always feel alone
    WannbeAnorexic WannbeAnorexic 13-15, F Dec 7, 2014

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    Not Alone Anymore, Yet Lonely

    I must say Silence is easy, my friend My thoughts collect better I can almost hear them form In this cage they gather and what I comprehend In a flock I am locked in my own loneliness My mother always repeats the same words when I say I'm lonely. "But I'm right here" I know. You...
    LilyLua LilyLua 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    No Love

    I have so many people that love me and that care about me. They call, txt, send letters, and fb me. I know that there is a lot of love around me...but i can't feel it. I don't feel it. I hear it, i read it, but never fully believe it. I've felt this way for as long as i can...
    AnotherSadStory AnotherSadStory 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    okay, so I have an ex bf,

    Elijah. we talk here & there sometimes. but the funny thing is, I still get angry or sad when he talks about other girls.... I know I'm over him, but I still get jealous. while we were dating, (long time ago), I found out that he liked my sister... they've been friends since 5th...
    young3wreckless young3wreckless 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    I Feel Alone

    i feel alone even though im not i have my parents my sisters my whole family and friends but i feel like i'm alone that no one understands me that even when i try to do somethign right it's always wrong, i have no idea what to do with my life , my parents are seperating , no one...
    ducktaped ducktaped 18-21 4 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    I feel alone in the crowd.

    Sounds depressing, doesn’t it? The other day, one of my closest friends celebrated her birthday in this restaurant. She begged me to come, even though I told her I may not be able to make it. Since I had just started working and I didn’t want to take a day off. She would...
    Nananat Nananat 18-21, F Jan 29

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    The Room Is Not Empty But I Am

    Look into my eyes Tell me what you see It won't be happy It won't be pretty The way I act Makes me seem happy It makes me seem fine But look into my eyes There you will see See the hurt See the hate In my eyes I will seem distant Look into my eyes There you will see everything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 23, 2013

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    Recently I've been having a lot of anxiety

    and the fact that I moved to a place with two stranger roommates didn't really help. The idea of social interaction scares me and the one person I actually consider my friend doesn't understand the level of discomfort I'm feeling. I just can't seem to stop myself from crying on...
    LacedYoung LacedYoung 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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    Today i finally figured out what was worst then

    being lonely and unfortunately it's the current circumstances I'm in.. not only am i lonely.. but I'm also unwanted.. unneeded.. i don't know where i stand to anybody anymore i don't know who cares and who doesn't. All i know is my heart is getting ripped out of my chest and im...
    jaynm jaynm 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I made a mistake and

    now those who I used to call friends hate me. My parents are hardly ever around, so I spend most of my days just staring into a TV, watching the lives of imaginary people be better than mine, solely because of the miracle they have called companionship. Everywhere I go, whatever...
    friendlyloner friendlyloner 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Must say that. I don't feel

    so alone any more .... Like to thank you all for sharing your life story,... Same thread runs through them all and brings tears to my eye and heart, have been there and will be there again my self I am sure.... I try to remember when the loneliness comes, that I really am...
    willisca49 willisca49 66-70, F 5 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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 my issues on them. I feel selfish to dump my burdens on the ones I love because they don't know why to say or do to help me. I feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    life is not all about sex

    and money i hate people who meet you to either use u or abuse u like seriously am i the only person alive who is looking for people to love me for me. I can be beautiful in the outside but trust me i do not use that as an advantage people actually use it against me. Im tired of...
    Khriistle182 Khriistle182 22-25, F Jun 17, 2014

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    I have friends and a perfect family,

    but I still feel isolated, with that piece of transparent clear glass I can't break to reach out to people
    Musicalswans Musicalswans 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    A Room Full Of People

    I can sit alone in the corner or even embrace in the smallest of talk but in the end, at the end of the day, I feel completely alone. Why? Why can't I belong? Why did I have to go and just drop everything I wanted because I loved you and deep down I wanted to fix you? Instead...
    spaceygracey spaceygracey 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2012