I Feel Alone Even When I'm Not

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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

    I go to college and very few people talk to me.

    even when i am surrounded by people constantly and i try to be nice to everyone no one will talk to me except to ask for a pencil or how to do this homework. i feel like i am invisible and unwanted.
    RinRose RinRose
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    I'm in school surrounded by friends

    and classmates, yet I feel completely separate. Everyone else is in this happy Christmas frenzy, laughing and cheering, but I'm somewhere else. I don't know where, but... it's not here
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy
    13-15, M
    Dec 18, 2015

    I tried to help people.

    I guess all I can do is watch them burn
    SolGryn SolGryn
    22-25, M
    Apr 11

    Even with very little to no friends I still

    feel alone. in truth when a person has spent so many years in isolation as I have you would tend to feel alone. it's how I feel now. alone abandoned cast aside those are about all that seem to describe me people only seeing me as a tool and my introvert style nature keeping me...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 3
    Harper101 Harper101
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 23

    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
    4 Responses Aug 8, 2012

    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

    when i try to talk to people in general about

    myself, they all tend to ignore me.
    Knickster24 Knickster24
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 8

    And I feel NOT alone

    even when I am, so go figure :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    I know I shouldn't be complaining about it

    but it's true! I can't help myself feeling left out, alone, lonely even though I have met great people on EP. I guess this is the problem, I've met people online because I can't really come up to someone face to face, it's just too terrifying. I'm so thankful for having people I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 24, 2014

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    I feel alone when people judge me

    and tell me not to do the things that I enjoy like singing. When people say I'm weird when I write songs but don't have beats. When go for walks in the park when I'm stressed. Not matter what I do I feel criticised even by my friends sometimes. I have a lot of friends but...
    emmababs emmababs
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    I mean right now my life seems to be a

    confusing mess & all my friends & people I care about just seem to disappear after awhile.... It seems like everything is so temporary..... and I'm so afraid to get close to anyone but I hate being alone :(
    LauraLovelyMarino LauraLovelyMarino
    18-21, F
    Feb 25

    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
    26-30, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    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
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    Sounds confusing, huh?

    Surrounded by peers, by friends, by foes, and I feel alone. It almost feels like I am in a bubble. A bubble of darkness. A bubble that can't be popped. I feel bad saying it. I feel alone. It makes me feel like I am shaming my few friends. I don't ever tell anyone how isolated I...
    mandypandy089 mandypandy089
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    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
    Feb 16, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    22-25
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Literally spent the whole day by myself with my

    sisters next door. I asked them if they wanted to play games with me and they ended up not wanting to while watching tv. My parents are working on their marriage (well my mom is) and my sisters are making plans with each other. Sometimes I build myself up to much around the...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2015
    adorableprincess adorableprincess
    22-25, F
    Sep 23, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    i don't know how i feel right now,

    to be completely honest. i feel depressed, alone, & anxious. but i also feel excited for this new job. i wish i didn't feel so bad all the time, because maybe then, i'd have some friends. i try to calm down my anxiety by vaping & those stress relieving adult coloring books. i...
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 17

    Once I open up to you,

    you remind me why I never should. Ugh I guess I'll just sit here and not talk.
    PURPLEQUEEN28 PURPLEQUEEN28
    26-30, F
    Apr 17

    I had an emotional break down a week ago.

    I've tried to reach out to people because of how far I've fallen. I've stated hearing voices again, I've tried cutting and have been drinking heavily. I had decided I needed to try and get help. I was told from the age of 6-19 that no one loved me and no one ever would. not...
    milo1890 milo1890
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    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
    1 Response Sep 15, 2012

    I don't have a large family.

    The little family I do have I barely talk to. My mom is a harsh woman. I'd hate to see what she would be like if she had truly bad kids. So needless to say I can't talk to her. I'm in a relationship where a breakup is way over due. But we have a kid and he has the vehicle that...
    Deanne2 Deanne2
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014

    I can't ever find a boyfriend

    and I am going to be along for ever good bye world
    bluelemon19 bluelemon19
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    I guess this feeling never really goes away,

    no matter who is sitting next to me, I can't lie to myself, I know they can't really see me. I know they don't want to really see me, I know I'm alone.
    quietlucy quietlucy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 3

    im in 9th grade and i can say

    that everyone likes me, im nice funny and sweet never alone, but i feel alone in the inside. i dnt kno why, boys always say they like me, friends always say they are there. its wierd like sometimes during lunch i just sit there and feel incomplete. i just want some 1 to say they...
    zae15 zae15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    Aug 21, 2015

    So i'm new and i've been alone all my life,

    i never have been happy and i've had one girlfriend but she dumped me for reasons that are ridiculous. That was last year. Recently a girl named cailee stopped talking to me because apparently saying something personal isn't cool. She refuses to talk to me now because of what i...
    Allmyhopeisgone Allmyhopeisgone
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    Jun 17, 2014

    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

    I have people that care about me now,

    but sometimes I couldn't feel more alone.
    fhn0512 fhn0512
    18-21, F
    Nov 19, 2015
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