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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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 13-15, F Aug 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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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    I feel like I'm not wanted

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

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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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    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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    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Apr 30

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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 16-17, M May 16, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I just moved with my husband to Southern California! Well, of course I love having him around, but oftentimes I feel lonely and miss all my friends back home. I am from the east...
    jillhilal jillhilal 26-30, F Aug 6

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    At this moment and time I am feeling lonely... My sister is always getting male attention and all my friends have started dating.. So now its just me on my own. i must be the...
    InMybubble InMybubble 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I feel like this is not a bad thing but more of a normal thing. Everyone feels lonely and left out sometimes.
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My name is Jessica I'm 27 I lost my mom to suicide May 17 2009 Sence then I've got married to a wonderful man and we just had are second anniversary we had a baby boy 11/12/13 he...
    lifeafterasuicide lifeafterasuicide 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My nights have suddenly gotten lonely and depressing and I don't know what to do about it.
    SuperWomanFly SuperWomanFly 22-25, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm 38 years old, and from my earliest memories I have been alone. Only slightly after my first memory of loneliness came my first feeling of being undeserving. I grew up in a cold...
    solitary42 solitary42 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    I live with my mother which is miles outside the town we live in, I could take the bus but the bus is usually a I have to do this or "blank" will happen and Kota, work and an...
    yennafur yennafur 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have come to the end of my sad lonely existence here in this lonely marriage time to make changes if only for my sanity his is making me poorly I can't do this anymore
    liberty22 liberty22 51-55, F Jul 31

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    I'm really lonely, I'm almost always around a group of people but I feel like I have no one I can truly be myself around like I can't talk to anyone freely -I always feel like...
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Lately, I have felt so lonely. I had people around me but I still feel all alone. No one to truly talk to about my life and feelings. I don't think anyone truly understands me. It...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I usually try to avoid parties. Cause when i go i cant seem to make friends. I always end up alone at my chair watching how everyone has a good time. When we r eating its not that...
    malu1835 malu1835 18-21, F Aug 2

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    me and my husband seldom talk and when the kids sleep, he sleeps too ! we didnt even chat or update each other's day. I am getting lonely and felt unloved after 10 years of...
    frusmummy frusmummy 31-35 1 Response Aug 2

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    As of late my whole world has turned upside down... My bestfriend/boyfriend moved away and everything has been slowly and unwelcomingly changing.. When he was here everything just...
    girlinterrupted96 girlinterrupted96 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I have so many people around me yet I am unsure of the life that I am leading because the closest people sometimes do the most surprising things to hurt you. They set up standards...
    transientfeelings transientfeelings 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    To anyone who reads this I want to point out this isn't some sort of pity party or a cry for help or anything; just me venting or whatever. So in 8 days (Aug 15) is my birthday...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I work in a cruise ship. I really need someone to chat with. Feeling really lonely.
    izaness izaness 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I guess i feel a little lonely today. I'm not gonna lie or fight it. Well, at least I got my dog with me lol off to study.. Some more.
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I am lonely I just want a friend
    eddiehughes eddiehughes 46-50, M Aug 15

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    So I don't really feel that way now, but I often do... But so I thought this was interesting... I mentioned that I was broke lately, well I started doing stuff to try to fix that...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I think this is my problem a lot of the times. The reason I feel happy, sad, angry, depressed or bored is usually effected by being alone or feeling alone.. On here, I can be...
    heartdeflowerboys1 heartdeflowerboys1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I just want someone to sit in bed with me so we can watch our favourite films together I can lean in their chest so they can tickle my neck and face and tell me I'm beautiful I...
    DemiendoImaginations DemiendoImaginations 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I may not be able to express it in words, for I have tried the best of means but of no use...I feel unloved and hopeless and all sorts of negative things one can imagine of...I'm...
    natashaesor natashaesor 18-21, F a week ago

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    Is there one night of the week that makes you feel more alone than others? For me it's Friday, the end of the Working week.
    clutterbuck clutterbuck 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I called my mom this evening to wish her an early happy birthday for tomorrow as I will be working then and not have a good moment to call her. She answered the phone happy and...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F Aug 2

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