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I Feel Alone Even When I'm Not

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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 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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response May 2

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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

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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 Aug 27, 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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    People everywhere. I hear greetings of Happy

    Birthday to my nephew. Everyone seems happy and alive. Why do i feel this way? Why do i feel alone when i'm not.
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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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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    Livelovelaugh92 Livelovelaugh92 22-25, F Jul 8

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M Aug 13

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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 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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    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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    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 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 Oct 28

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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.😖
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F Apr 19

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