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I Feel Alone Even When I'm Not

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    Where's the perfect place to hide?

    In the middle of a crowded room. I can be in a sea of people and yet I'll still feel lonely. Sometimes, even though I'm surrounded by friends- I can't help but feel like they're all strangers. Or rather, I'm the stranger. I want to connect with them, but how can I. How do you...
    cecimaldonado cecimaldonado 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to feel alone,

    anywhere and everywhere with whoever or alone. When I asked Jesus into my heart, to rule my life, and to be with me always, He took that loneliness away! God is so amazing!
    ceruleanwaters ceruleanwaters 31-35, F Mar 4

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    I feel alone when I'm not.

    I know I'm not but I just do... I've been single for a year and 2 months. Yes if does get lonely and hurts sometimes,but I work at my job and workout and try to hang out with friends when I can. I hate feeling like this. Idk what else to do to just be truly happy. And also my...
    cameron20 cameron20 18-21, M Mar 30

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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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    Rareforever0524 Rareforever0524 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    I'm glad I'm not the only person

    who feels this way.. lately I just feel so alone. even if I'm in a crowd of people I feel like nobody is there. it's a terrible feeling. not only that but lately my life feels so mundane and routine. I do the same thing every single week. I just want to go on an adventure and...
    michellemay michellemay 18-21, F Mar 18

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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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    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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    Idk maybe everything i feel lately roots from

    the same issue but even when im around the ones i love i still feel all alone. Mostly when no one even pays attention to me or makes me feel unnoticed:/ i just hate feeling like this
    stevenmonroe stevenmonroe 16-17, M 1 Response May 2

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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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    I feel like no one really cares.

    .. I have friends, family and a boyfriend but I still feel alone sometimes. I wish it was like the movies and you phone someone, tell them you feel lonely and they're at your door within the hour. But this isn't a movie, real life sucks sometimes.
    OverThinker123 OverThinker123 18-21, F Mar 21

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm just being used.

    ...other times, I love what people say and do for and with me
    alwaysonyourmind alwaysonyourmind 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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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    today we call internet based

    as social life... sad.. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=598921406864888
    nice4mheart nice4mheart 31-35, M Apr 13

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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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    If I tell anyone I know

    that I pretty much always feel lonely, I'll probably be smacked in the face and get called dramatic. I just moved to a new city recently, so I guess now I have the right to feel alone...but I felt this way even when I had plenty of friends surrounding me. I'm still in high...
    0hman 0hman 16-17, F a week ago

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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 have millions of friends in my school

    but i always feel so empty and when i smile, it's never my real smile, i just don't know what to do about it, i am so nice to most of the people but when it comes to me, i feel nothing and i just want to feel happy but i cry for no reason every night and i write stories just to...
    LyricalFlaws LyricalFlaws 16-17, F Jan 19

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    life is like weather you are out in the sun

    trying to soak up all that is good and you reallize a storm is coming... you try to hide you try to get shelter before the rain hits you hard and starts to trap you ....but when there is no physical shelter we callopse we try to be like the trees planted but we crumble...
    warriormom89 warriormom89 22-25, F Feb 26

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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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    Sometimes when I hung out with friends,

    I still felt alone. I admitted that there were something annoyed me in my mind. I should enjoy every moment. I am pessimistic result from always worrying about tomorrow and something which haven't happen. Damn! I should stop thinking these kinds of thing.ūüėĖ
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F Apr 19

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I had a surgical abortion a month ago

    and looking back on the experience feels like it was all part of a nightmare. I thought I was dealing with the whole situation with a fairly strong and positive outlook and often remind myself the reasons why I chose this decision and that it was the right decision to make...
    lm1175 lm1175 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I Think I'M Broken

    Just to give a quick background: I'm 25, have had depression, among various other questionable diagnoses, for a decade. I fantasized about suicide for about 5 years(until about the past year), and even attempted years back. I hated socializing, and for most of this time was alone...
    Nonemus Nonemus 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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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've always felt like an outsider

    even when I'm with my close friends or family. I feel like I never fit in which leads to me always dealing with this constant state of lonely that I can't seem to pull myself out of. Recently, I've found myself really caught up on the idea of having a relationship. Yes, I know...
    sfortzallie18 sfortzallie18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Sometimes I have no one to talk to

    and I'm always alone most of the time which is normal to me. I don't like being alone all the time, I like it when people talk to me, but definitely I feel alone even when I'm not.
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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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    All the time ! I don't have friends really,

    but when I'm with my family ( on my dad's side ) I feel completely alone like I have nothing in common with then I hate going to their hoses during holidays I'm different from all of them I wish I wasn't but oh well.
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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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 Cannot Handle My Life Anymore

    I'm not sure how I will be able to pull myself out of this depression this time. Angrier, more hate, and much more bitter I am beginning to get sick to my stomach when around people occasionally. The past four years has been the worst in every aspect except self-realization...
    Ameliorate Ameliorate 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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    Whenever we are together

    and you spend half of your time texting, I feel alone. When I ask for something because I need it and you don't give it to me I feel unheard and alone. I sit there in silence as you talk to other people.. I'm waiting for my turn. I just ask for you to really be here with me...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I Taste Like Mystery Soup

    I often feel as though the core of all my social issues is rooted in the fact that I have an inconsistent personality. The only constant is that I am an introvert and do not like loud noise, fast movements and rapid events all going on at the same time (as in parties, I am in my...
    Time2Recognize Time2Recognize 18-21 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    I never know why i feel the way i do.

    Ill be by myself and just break down, ill be in a room full of people and still feel more alone than ever. Im surrounded by people who say they care about me but i never believe them, im to wise to know they arent telling the truth. I can only trust a couple of people, but i...
    dancingSpider dancingSpider 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    Alone with my thoughts(not a good place

    sometimes) and I think about my life and feel even more alone. Not sure if that even makes sense. The one question I can't answer is what am I going to do?
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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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 2 Responses Jun 17

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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 2 Responses May 24

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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 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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    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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