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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 252 People

    I feel like I'm not wanted

    or needed by anybody in my family!
    Carrie5294 Carrie5294 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    Im NEVER good at making friends.

    :( Why do I feel so alone and ISOLATED despite my status in life? :( Sometimes I feel that I dont exist. Like, no matter how good I am in class recitation, my professor didnt remember my name. And, I know in myself that I dress well. But I need confirmation from others so that I...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    Just A Lonely Guy Who Is Hurting....

    I am married to a wonderful woman who since her mother passed some years ago, has left me lonely and without a real reaseon to go on. I don't have many friends, and what little socail activities we engage in is usually very breif.  I have become quite the recluse, I don't work...
    protagnot protagnot 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    Hello everyone, I am a fine art documentary

    photographer from the UK and I am currently working on a long term project on loneliness and social isolation. I suffer from loneliness myself, photography helps me to cope with this, so I understand what a sensitive issue this can be so I do understand if this request is not of...
    socialsculpture socialsculpture 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2014

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    Unseen Injuries

    you say, i am your friend yet you cut me up, daggers and blades you say i am your friend but every second i see you you bring me down sorrow is what i got pain is what you carved in my skin. like a permanent tattoo i never wanted yet you gave without asking you used me as you...
    silentmisery silentmisery 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    From Then to Now

    When i left school i had such a busy life. I had a full time job which i loved and was really close to the people i worked with, it was like a family. After almost 3 years of working there the company went into liquidation. it honestly felt like a shipwreck. I still had a busy...
    ZoeBelinda ZoeBelinda 31-35, F Aug 20, 2009

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    Loner

    Today I just found this website by accident while searching for chat rooms and forums. I've never used chat rooms or posted on forums before, but today I felt compelled to look up some way to communicate with other people. The reason being my frustration with my life, I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Higher Education

    I’m just days away from a higher education, come with me, and see that All misery and hate doesn't Come near, the clear skies Call out to my dreams that never seem to matter as I climb my way to the top of this vine, in time I will be somewhere else, but sit beside me and...
    silentmisery silentmisery 18-21, F Sep 10, 2011

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    Loneliness and isolation are something,

    that over the past decade, I have come to know with an alarming familiarity, which feels strange especially given my relatively young age of 20. I’ve never particularly fit in anywhere. During primary school my time was often spent alone, for reasons I could never fathom I was...
    Azero1 Azero1 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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    I Feel Distant But Not Lonely(I Tend To Get Of Topic Sometimes)

    I seem to have the flaw of assuming everyone is in a similar position as mine. For most people this might be true but it seems more often than not I do see things differently. I didn't really notice till recently or more precisely last year, my freshman year in High School. I...
    SomeModeratelyDaftBloke SomeModeratelyDaftBloke 18-21, M May 16, 2013

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    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Apr 30, 2014

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    Where I Stood

    Im a solitary kind of girl. I have a few friends but none of them live near me, they all live in my ex hometown in Michigan. In the city I live in now, it's where I was born and partialy raised, I don't really know anyone. A few people I talk to at work but only at work are we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 1, 2009

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    Too Strong A Personality?

    Last week I asked a good and close friend of mines why we never dated, and he told me that he wouldn't of known how to handle a woman with my type of personality. Not sure what he exactly meant, I asked for a clarification. He went onto say that not too many men could handle a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Mar 13, 2013

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    Nothingness Is All I Have

    My life has only one person in it, me. My day consists of sitting at the computer or reading eBooks on the laptop in bed, nothing more. Here I sit surrounded by my own filth, empty bottles of booze litter the floor, a mountains worth of half smoked cigarettes all around me, books...
    LordNothing LordNothing 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Yes,,

    am lonely with all my friends and family..
    SalmaZeus SalmaZeus 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    I Just Don't Care Anymore...

    Every day, the world just seems more and more stupid to me. I look around and all I can see are stupid faces of people who are content with their pointless little lives, ignoring the fact that they do the same thing every day until the day we die, not having accomplished anything...
    oIROYALTYIo oIROYALTYIo 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    Being Me

    iam a 22 y old yong lady well trying to be ,i spend most of my days lonly well most of my life ,i dont know since i was littll i couldnt deal with ppl and girl of my age i couldnt be like them ,iam the good girl only the good girl and i couldnt date because i never belived that i...
    midnighteve midnighteve 22-25 Mar 6, 2013

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    I have isolated myself through depression

    and anxiety so much that now I have no friends because the ones I had I pushed away and it's made me feel worse but my social phobia is getting in the way of me having anyone left. Advice ?
    AmberFenning AmberFenning 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    Leting It Out

    i am 19 years old, i have always been a shy peron, when i was a child i didnt speak at all with my classmates at school, as i grew up i started opening up but it was too late, i was already labeled the girl who is too quiet, so i wasnt popular, i was more.. invisible, although i...
    rataolvidada rataolvidada 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    About Having Too Few Friends

    I have very few people that I can call, with no doubt, friends. Like already told in another story of mine, I happened to have a great female friend and fell deeply in love with her. Nothing ever happened, and now, I have many reasons to believe that our friendship no...
    gogore gogore 22-25 5 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    Yesterday And Today

    It seems just like yesterday that I was 18, traveling down Rt. 206 in my 65 mustang headed to the Jersey shore. Sly and the Family Stone was playing "Hot Fun in the Summertime" , I had my hand up my girls dress and I knew I was going to get laid that night. Back then everything...
    theghost912 theghost912 61-65 4 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Why Do They Try?

    Just yesterday Srs comes and tried to get me to open up. I don't want to cause they won't understand me. I want people to understand but they just don't. My step dad always over talks me, puts me down and other things. My mom says she tries to understand, but she doesn't. No one...
    Wildwillow Wildwillow 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    why is it so that i feel this isolated

    why can i not make firm attachments ....why are some people alone and then some people have a few people then some people have a lot of people then some people have a load of people ..wish i could live without people and live in a bubble all by myself without the need to be...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    How Can I Get Them To Understand?

    Why can't I get my friends to understand me? I'm so tired of having to be what they want me to be so that they can be my friends. I know I can be a ***** but that's just who I am. I can't change that, :( but they want me to change and be happy go lucky all the time. This isn't...
    Wildwillow Wildwillow 13-15, F 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    I always feel so alone. I am surrounded by family and friends who love me, but I still feel lonely. Physically I'm not alone, but mentally I am. It scares me. I don't want to feel...
    WolfsLullaby WolfsLullaby 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't feel sorry for myself. I don't feel the need to be needy. Do I feel lonely? Yes but it's okay,I can live with this feeling because I understand why I am lonely. Life can be...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Surrounded by people, friends even, but still alone, just because I miss that one person. I know, I shouldnt complain, and I am not really, because some people on here have it far...
    GeorgeRashnikov GeorgeRashnikov 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I am so afraid . I thought I was strong because my childhood was awful. I'm tired of fighting for happiness. I feel it illusive and I'll never be able to feel safe. I'm used to...
    TudorIsles TudorIsles 41-45 19 hrs ago

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    Not feeling lonely today thanks to you, you make the smiles come so very easily.!!
    bluecrush74 bluecrush74 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm married, 12 years now, and my wife is great but we are different in some ways. I think I wear her out because I like to talk a lot about my (extremely) technical and obsessive...
    ExtrovertedAspie ExtrovertedAspie 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lonely, for me, means abandoned, or one is sad because she is alone. And with my dad telling me to "Change the way I think" and my mom asking me to "Cut the emotional crap out...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I spent the entire day with my best friend and have talked to 3 other friends for hours today yet for some inexplicable reason, I feel a void inside me. I am feeling terribly...
    uiop09 uiop09 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Having a boring lonely Saturday night. :(
    Lani89 Lani89 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors...
    fracturedforever fracturedforever 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have lost many friends, sometimes I just want share feelings with them, after all they are part of me
    ike365 ike365 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am not though. I have my 3 kids all day everyday. I have my soul mate when he gets off work and the weekends but i feel lonely and scared. Afraid and on edge. I feel like im...
    Ghostflower9485 Ghostflower9485 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ive never really felt lonely, until now. For some reason. I usually enjoy being by myself because its less stressful, but lately Ive been doing things all day long, and havent...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 18-21, F a week ago

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    One of my closest friends would rather choose to be with a guy she recently met over me, who's been with her for about 5+ years. My parents just flat out ignore me whenever I tell...
    thatglassjar thatglassjar 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I hate feeling this way.. Leads my mind into thinking about a million different things all at once.. Its so stressful and annoying to deal with.
    beautifulego beautifulego 16-17 1 Response Jul 18

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    It seems like my girlfriend doesn't always care about me. I tell her some thing and she replies with "k" and then she some times ever says "I don't really care" and I hate when she...
    Brokenprincess08 Brokenprincess08 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I seriously don't know what do!!! Case 1: My parents divorced half a year ago. My dad hasn't been paying my school. He owes the school a lot of money now they want to kick me...
    Bluehuntress Bluehuntress 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I never thought things would ever feel like this. Not so fractured and irreparable but I guess you gotta expect that when you lose a lot of people you live in a short time. It's...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    My boyfriend is a Marine and the days he is in the field I feel so lonely because I can't talk to him and my best friend is in a totally different country. I just have to make it...
    smarchy17 smarchy17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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