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I Feel Alone Even When I'm Not

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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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    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

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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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    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...
    confuuuuuuuuuuused confuuuuuuuuuuused 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    shethia shethia 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    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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    I have "friends" in school,

    but they do not care. They have not even noticed how sad I was when a buddy who lives very far away, unfortunately, was in a coma! Although I am always with them around, because I would have to stand alone, if i don't stand with Them...but they aren't interested in me!
    Amanda9876 Amanda9876 13-15, F Mar 9

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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 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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    I'm so lost right now,

    i don't know what to do...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F Nov 24, 2014

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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's those days that I push them away and say "I'm fine" even when I'm not. The shittier part is that they only try two or three time then let me be...
    AnotherDumbProfile AnotherDumbProfile 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    Lonely Even Around Family And Pets

    Even when I am surrounded by family and pets, I still feel at least somewhat lonely. Between the years of 2003-2008, I have moved with my family across the country at least 8 times. I was forced to leave my hometown and all my friends behind to do this. When I left my friends...
    lycan7891 lycan7891 26-30, M Jun 9, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    KVJIMMY KVJIMMY 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    rushman5 rushman5 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 4 Responses 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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    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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    Demonbleeds Demonbleeds 70+, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 16

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 12 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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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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    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'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.