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I Feel Empty Inside

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    Hello: My name is Daniel

    and I'm 13-years-old. Recently I've felt sad, lonely, depressed, and empty inside. I feel like I have nothing to live for. I feel like my family is disgusted at me and I'll never have a friend in my life. I'm not looking for any sympathy, but all I want is for someone to...
    GentlemanGhost101 GentlemanGhost101 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Hollow Is More Like It

    I suppose I'm writing in this group because I have the urge to write "something" but honestly, I'm having a hard time coming up with anything positive, or constructive to say at all. I try to remain strong, I put up a good front for those around me, I've even managed...
    Shinigami69 Shinigami69 36-40, M 7 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    There is this void, this empty place

    that i can't fill. No mater what i try to do, it stays there. I feel alone inside-it doesnt matter who is around, or what im doing i cant shake it. It's so overwhelming at times, i just want to collapse and crawl into a little ball. Grey,cold,sterile - so hard.. i tell myself...
    Kate197979 Kate197979 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Emptiness

    I am at a crossroad in my life. There is no one, there is no one.. I will not be rescued, I am resolute a sick kind of resoute that I was right I will always be alone you will never love me, I will always attract your type and lose you My heart aches, I stand convicted a...
    IseekWithin IseekWithin 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    HoldingOnToAir HoldingOnToAir 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    i have felt this way

    for about 2 years now. i feel more dead than alive. i don't know if that makes sense or if anyone will know what i mean. i just feel like everything it pointless and like giving up
    kr1sten kr1sten 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I feel sad to myself,

    I'm always comparing my self to my perfect sister, my confidence always go down down because she's really pretty naturally & she looks really young for her age, she can sing,cook, and she has a really Petite body, she way too perfect, everyone in the family loves her & they say...
    hicapsj hicapsj 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    This emptiness inside me is becoming too big.

    It chokes me, it makes it hard to breathe. I feel like it's slowly crushing me from the inside out. I'm so scared and I'm so alone and I can't do this anymore it's killling me I can't do this anymore
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    A soul needs nourishment,

    and everything that fills me up the most drains me emotionally. To feel so much. To feel so little. To feel so much. To feel so little. To feel...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    So Young

    It would be our 19th anniversary on Tuesday June 12th... WHY do I feel so alone and Empty inside. Just so SAD that GOD took her away from me when she was so Young. And I know in my heart that we would still be together.
    stanley5385 stanley5385 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    I feel especially empty today.

    I don't know what it is but I always feel like I'm missing something. I try to cover it up with alcohol, friends and partying but I know that's not the answer. The feel most complete when I let god back in my life but doing good is so much harder than doing bad and I just fall...
    alexiaaaxx alexiaaaxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    i just got rejected by someone i thought liked

    me for a while i was so sure...so excited, we flirted for at least 3 months probably longer....10 minutes ago i would be jumping off the walls with my heart racing to man up and confess....i liked him alot...and he just turned away when i tried to show it.... ...now i feel lost...
    Alicia26 Alicia26 16-17, F Jun 25

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    So outta my emptiness I made me imaginary

    friends so when I imagine that they hug my I actually feel my heart feel a little more better it's working .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Congrats?!!@#$%$^

    "Congrats! You have successfully joined this experience group." Why, thank you. It is such a ****** feeling I can really use some congratulations right now. I feel empty inside. Those who know, KNOW. And those who don't, will probably laugh until they get to know.
    onlygodjudgeme onlygodjudgeme 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    But it's not a bad thing.

    At least I don't feel full of depression, full of anger, or full of hate today. I just feel like I'm in a state of limbo.
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M Jul 7

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    I don't know how did it get to this point.

    . I feel like i have no one since I came back from a mental hospital.. everyone seems to get away from me like i am contagious or something. I feel like i have nothing to do here anymore. I just wish i could move to another planet and start a brand new life. There is no meaning...
    alicegoneinsane alicegoneinsane 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Walking Dead

    Everyday that passes I slowly feel my spirit dying. No more crying, no more pain, just empty. So many people hurt me, leave their mark and leave. Asking "why me" is pointless. Trying to understand what my role is leaves me more confused. When many things keep happening from...
    loudsilence1 loudsilence1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    I need someone to talk to pleAse!

    ! Message me 😭😭😞
    depressedandana depressedandana 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 28

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    I do not know why I have this void in my

    personality. Something is missing. It is an unnerving sensation of disconnect that seems to dominate who I am. The shell I am living in is only the projection of who I once was, I cannot shake the jaded streak that threatens to engulf every aspect of my existence. I am alive...
    rrevetahw rrevetahw 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I am a hollow shell of a human being .

    I'm empty inside and I'm unsure how to fill that void. I have been thinking about the babies I lost an awful lot lately . Both of them hold a special place in my heart .. but I long to have them . I just see all these happy mothers and children everywhere I go and I just wonder...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    My Heart And Soul Have Gone Into Shock

    After so much emotional trauma, my heart and soul have finally gone into shock. I suppose that they thought it best to shut down and cool off for a while, although in the process, have left me here in this meaningless world to subsist off of my thoughts and flesh alone, coating...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    I'm feeling empty for awhile I don't know what

    made me like this.... feeling no sadness.... feeling no happiness.... I don't even care about anyone or anything... just wanna be by myself.... I don't text or call my friends.... I don't care about them anymore I feel like an emotionless robot
    NazaNEYn NazaNEYn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I Don't Know Why

    Maybe because I am just exhausted. Maybe because I am always giving to others and need to give to myself. But deep down I am feeling nothing. I guess this is a good thing in a way because it allows me to get on with my life while my hubby's is away. Lets just hope when he comes...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 1 Response Mar 25, 2009

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    Things have been weird lately,

    a really close friend of mine was forced to cut off connections with me cause of her mom. My mom tried committing suicide and is now in rehab after being in the hospital for a few days which really has made me feel like I did something wrong like I'm a bad son or some stupid...
    Fantasyliving Fantasyliving 18-21, M Jun 3

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    I am a useless 23 year old

    and just want everyone to give up on me life is too hard I just want to die but no one understands everyone thinks I should go to get "help" some in-patient psych ward because that will definitely help I've been there it doesn't it just depresses me more and gives me another...
    tincan91 tincan91 22-25, M Jul 7

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    Meaninglessness, Emptiness

    Emptiness, it's like a base state. When I am truly alone and have no reason to be anything to anyone, all of the layers of disguise, emotion ... they just fall away, and I find that I am really ... nothing. Without any outside exertion, I fall into a state of inertia. Social...
    xenodrox xenodrox 18-21, M 2 Responses May 9, 2010

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    I haven't eaten in a week.

    I feel so empty inside. Never have I felt so good. So clean. So pure. So good. My skin is softer. My head is clearer. My thoughts are racing. Feet pacing, on the treadmill. I'll run off all my excess fat. Lunge away all my cellulite. Burn off my jiggly thighs. Sit up till my...
    obeseoreo obeseoreo 18-21, F Jul 6

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    i just want to love someone like me

    and feel loved :3 y is that so hard?
    shitfaced77 shitfaced77 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    25 and getting my life together "good job"

    "good live-in boyfriend" "401k" .. And I'm miserable. I miss connections and late night conversations. I miss enjoying my days and evenings that were fun. I hate everyday but I do love the stability. I'm turning into a zombie and I don't know how to stop it.
    TXEleanor TXEleanor 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I Have Nothing Left Inside.

    I wake up. Go to work. Go home. Wake up. Go to beach. Wake up. Go to sleep. Can't remember anything. Can't feel anything. I have no positive anything inside. Just raw hate and anger when I do feel something. I used to be a lively person full of energy. Now I just walk...
    onmyknees21 onmyknees21 26-30 Jun 22, 2012

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    Empty

    It's like I realized that way down inside, I've always been lonely for something. But I don't know what for. It's like everybody in the world want's something. Only they never really know exactly what it is - they just keep finding out what it's not. You know how, when you turn...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28, 2010

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    "Sometimes i suppose i am happy like

    when i am with my friends, throwing my head back and covering my mouth as i shake with laughter at a joke someone just made. But then day turns to night and my carefree grins turns into a unexplainable sadness, etched on my face like a tattoo. and i lay in my bed, thinking...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 6 Responses May 30

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    I had an abortion 4 days ago,

    and now I just feel empty all the time. I've locked myself and just haven't talked to my roommate or seen any of my friends, I hardly eat. I just want everything to stop, the person I was seeing hasn't talked to me since I told him I was pregnant. I feel alone.
    margauxglades margauxglades 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have everything I could wish

    for yet I always have this empty feeling inside. I feel like sad but I don't show it. I always hide my feelings I don't wanna come across as weak. This feeling I have just sucks and I feel like it will never go away.
    bballfanatic223 bballfanatic223 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Ok so I've been feeling very lonley

    and empty even my friends have noticed this change in me. I've been quiet and constantly contemplating life, and I've become very nostalgic because I feel like when I was younger I felt more free and happy... Has anyone else ever felt that way?
    internallybroken internallybroken 13-15, M 12 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I fall asleep with so much life

    and wake up so empty. So I get drunk to put that life back in me before I go to bed. It's a constant cycle.
    alexiaaaxx alexiaaaxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    So I'm at a railroad crossing with train going

    by slow. Wonder to myself, could I be fast enough to put neck on tracks after wheel goes by so the next wheel ends it all. Quick, simple, painless.......
    mareric1968 mareric1968 46-50, M Jul 11

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    I feel empty inside because I have no one to

    share my interests with. I'm not an only child but sometimes it feels like I am. My sister and I used to have a great relationship. We used to do everything together like Mario kart go to six flags and go to the movies etc. Now all I do is play pokemon by myself so I can't...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    There are some days when I feel empty.

    I can mask it; and maybe have a little happy moment now and then. But these days feel dark and closed in. I changed my life; for what should have been the right reasons; only to have everything I had done thrown back in my face, and now I am left broken and empty and some days I...
    Essexdan Essexdan 26-30, M Feb 5

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    I am wracked with guilt every time I see my

    arms, because of both the new cuts and the old scars. The guilt is making is hard to move on, and I don't know if I'll ever be able to let it go.
    mt201409 mt201409 18-21, F Jun 10

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    It's been about 2 years

    but it's felt like forever. I want things to go back to the way they used to be. But it won't happen. She's relatively content with our situation at hand. In the past, things were simple. We started out when I was in mid 7th grade. She was in 8th but she started later than...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Papier Mache Person

    I do feel empty at times. Some days more than others. Some days, I don't feel it at all. Today, I feel so far away...I could be on the moon, floating in space. My skull feels so empty. When I'm staring flatly at nothing, I'm not daydreaming, there's nothing there. It feels...
    ForestSong ForestSong 18-21, F Jul 16, 2010

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    How can I overcome not to be

    so insecure about myself? I get so insecure when it's comes to my sister everyone loves her and adores her and she's a beauty, & when were together everyone tells her how pretty and young looking she is, & I feel so ugly when we are together like I feel so ugly to myself, she...
    hicapsj hicapsj 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I feel like I am nothing

    but emptiness anymore. And this emptiness is becoming so big it's taking my breath away, it makes me gasp for air. I don't want to cry anymore, I don't want to be alone, I don't want to miss you every single second of every day, I don't want this dark heart of mine anymore. I'm...
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I hate giving into you,

    when all you do is use me for pleasure
    ErikaT5 ErikaT5 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Inside.

    I found this image online. It's a surreal photography. I fell in love with this photo immediately because it resembles me in so many ways! Let's explain. The wings are broken. Just like mine were cut off right after I was born. She is naked. No, it's not about nudity! It's about...
    LisbethTylerMorgan LisbethTylerMorgan 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    When Will I Ever Receive...

    I have given everything that i could possibly giv away in my life at this time...I have given my patience, smile, clothes, temper, good values and im still giving away. When will i ever receive... When im dead? When i just cant fight any longer? When ive lost everything? Ive...
    philozaakalounge philozaakalounge 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2010

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    I Just Do

    I start this experience story as I start most of the others..I'm lonely..and pretty much always been. For a while i thought i can handle it and it's just a matter of time. Now i realise it's a lot more serious and it's practically eating me insidie. It's a slow poison. You get a...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 6, 2011

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    I haven't felt anything

    for so long, I don't really know when it began. I feel the absence of emotion, it's like a tightness in the lungs, like it's pressing on me. Even when my grandfather died, whom I remember loving when I was younger, about seven, I remember him as everything a grandfather should...
    PeacefulVoid PeacefulVoid 16-17, M Jun 28

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    How do you actually define this.

    My life isnt perfect, ordinary maybe but i got all the basic needs in life. I got decent job, does not pay high but its enough. Its what i do when im not at work that bothers me. I get so bored. I mean i got hobbies. Reading takes my time, sometimes writing, i do run as well...
    catehere catehere 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Human emptiness. Have you ever read the Ian

    Fleming novel "Quantum of Solace" (no relation to the film, besides the title). It's about a man whose quantum (quantity) of solace (humanity) ran out. He lost the human element, lost emotions, and lost the ability to feel or sympathize. I feel very much the same at this point...
    mjohansen mjohansen 22-25, M Jul 14

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