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I Feel Alone Even When I'm Not

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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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    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

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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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    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 7 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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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 (A) regarding my ex and the other friend was there when it happened (B) and A was really upset today and I asked what happened...
    justaweebitnaughty justaweebitnaughty 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    So don't get me wrong,

    I have a boyfriend who loves me and I love him. We hang out almost everyday and he's the sweetest most caring guy I've ever met but some nights i sit in bed feeling so alone, like there's something missing from my life. No matter what I do I can't get rid of the feeling. I've...
    confused557 confused557 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Livelovelaugh92 Livelovelaugh92 22-25, F Jul 8

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    Omg for months... The silence

    as we both do our own thing, abiding by their sleep pattern and uninterested in mine.. I can share amaZing news that normally would have me on top of the world- but too soon the moment of realizing he's not listening & doesn't care that i've accomplished something important. I...
    TheHiddenMoon TheHiddenMoon 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    It's A Constant Feeling.....

    I'm realizing that... actions by others may trigger me to cry or feel hurt or betrayed or whatever. But fact is..... What hurts the most is that..... no matter who I'm around, who I talk to here....I'm alone. When I log off here I'm alone. They aren't. Most here have a...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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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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    Demonbleeds Demonbleeds 70+, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M Aug 13

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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 myself but want to cry. the emotions I have been feeling lately is either depressed, empty, or just trying to be FAKE happy for other people. but I'm...
    ashbomb ashbomb 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    People I love and care about are pushing me away

    and I just don't know what to do. I don't feel like anyone is there for me anymore. I just feel alone.
    Dubstepdude25 Dubstepdude25 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I mean people without depression don't know how

    it is to live with it I hate how my mother comes up to me and says "I know how you feel" and then I say to her "do you have depression" and she says "no" so I'm like "well then you don't know how I feel I doubt anyone knows exactly how I feel unless they have to do the same...
    PsychoticTendencies PsychoticTendencies 18-21, M Jul 23

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    I'm grateful for everything in my life &

    for everyone in my life. I just want to say that. But even when I'm around my kids, my mom or whomever, I still feel a bit alone. I'm not sure why or what it is, but there is an emptiness that I feel.
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 7

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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

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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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    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 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Do you ever get that feeling

    that you want to be involved with your roommates friends and have a good time with them though it's like you aren't there? I'm just their with my thoughts.
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M Sep 29

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    Scared Of Being Alone And Scared Of Socializing..

    I feel like the more people try to show that they love, care about me and want to be with me, the more alone, vulnerable and under attack I feel:[ I have been wanting to go to Sunday brunch with my mom for over a month, she and her husband started a diet and so now that they are...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    I would really like to make some new,

    genuine friends. To the extent the Experience Project may facilitate this aim I continue to post my experiences. However, in candor I must admit I do not expect such to be the consequence of my actions. For reasons which continue to elude me, I have great difficulty making real...
    PoisonedQuill PoisonedQuill 41-45, M Aug 31

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    Broken

    It is weird how I just always feel alone. I am the type of person that gets along with everyone. I am around people and talk with people a lot, but still... I still continue to feel alone. When I am with a group of people I talk with them but it does not feel like I am...
    WhimsicalCat WhimsicalCat 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    HAVE YOU EVER.......

    Have you ever missed someone you've never met?  Wanted to get up and go somewhere but didn't know where you wanted to go?  Have you ever been restless in life?  Longing for an experience to make you whole, yet not knowing what that experience is?   Have you wished to be...
    Maria6691 Maria6691 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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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    Pretty much all of the time.

    I am grateful enough and appreciate that i have all my family and i have no problems with them and i also am grateful that they love and accept who i am, i have friends who i go out with and socialise with and have a good time, but nevertheless i still feel alone and i don't...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27

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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 61-65, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Do you ever feel this way?

    Sometimes I feel like no ones gone through what I have when true are people that have. A lot of people have it worse than I do.. But I always have that one thought. Today, my friends were all in a circle talking. I was originally in the circle, but I wasn't paying attention...
    freesoul01 freesoul01 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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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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    KVJIMMY KVJIMMY 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    It Is Always Just Me

    Even in a marriage.....just me even out of the marriage....just me I deal with everything, everyday....just me I carry it all....just me I try and stay positive...as the world crashes around me There is no "soft place to fall".....just me No words of "it will be alright...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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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

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    Heart Touching Song.....................................

    Would you dance if I asked you to dance? Or would you run and never look back? Would you cry if you saw me crying? And would you save my soul tonight? Would you tremble if I touched your lips? Or would you laugh? Oh, please tell me this. Now would you die for the one you love? Oh...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2013

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    I have felt lonely in my marriage

    for a long time. Once my children were older, I felt no longer needed. I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel very detached from my spouse, not happy and scared to do something about it.
    notlivinglife notlivinglife 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I miss feeling God's presence in my life.

    This is strange. I don't like it. Is it just a test?
    JamNJelly JamNJelly 26-30, F May 6

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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

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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 12 Responses Mar 26

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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

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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

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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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    I've never really had

    that family to be there for me. Everyone in my family liked to play perfect and I never wanted that. I was and am the outcast in my family. They like to pick out everything I do wrong which is why I don't like being around them. I'm always the bad guy and no I don't like to be...
    CriminalMinds14 CriminalMinds14 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Alone...

    I always feel like i'm in my own little world. It doesn't always feel bad because most of the time i choose to be alone. I feel in control and less stressed.
    TheBookNerd101 TheBookNerd101 13-15, F 1 Response May 26, 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 3 days ago

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    I'm so lost right now,

    i don't know what to do...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F Nov 24

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 8

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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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