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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 234 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 19, 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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    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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    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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    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Apr 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes,,

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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I just feel so damn lonely all the time, even when I'm surrounded with people I really care about, I can't help but feel lonely. You see, it really annoys me how we can only be...
    wallfloweer wallfloweer 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Yeah..i feel lonely, i am lonely, and all those things, i just feel that no one gives two ***** about me...:(((
    Bill199500 Bill199500 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    even if I had someone holding me I cant help but feel lonely, so ill continue to try and help others I just hope these feelings pass this mask is some hard to maintain
    poeticnightmare poeticnightmare 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Is anyone up for a chat. I hate a hectic day. Feeling lonely and tired :(
    ash1996 ash1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    usually around this time, I start to feel extremely lonely. Like I have a boy friend and all, but he doesn't give me the attention I need. Or maybe I'm being too clingy and need to...
    krivvvy krivvvy 18-21, F Jan 5

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    It's probably because of my uncle that past away recently and he took care of me when my dad was away doin business but am not lonely cause my 2 ep friends that I love to death...
    LAshortyy LAshortyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I have friends & family I can always talk to but they cant do what a female could do for me...Being single is fun but I get lonely sometimes
    YouDontKnowTheHalfOfIt YouDontKnowTheHalfOfIt 18-21, M Jan 18

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    Back in elementary and especially high school I would prefer to be alone the majority of the time. I enjoyed the quietness and what not. Though most times I would get lonely and...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I hate that feeling That feeling of sadness, but not knowing why The feeling of emptiness, but nothing in particular has happened  To be asked what is wrong, but not knowing what...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like there is no one to turn to at times…
    Wolfheartcp Wolfheartcp 16-17, M Jan 6

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    People say i have a lot of friends, but even when i sit with them i feel alone. Even if they all say hi to me...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Please help :'( Nobody to talk too. Nobody to express my feelings to :/ :'(
    asiner asiner 13-15 Jan 18

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    Watching ps I love you with some ice cream. New Year's Eve. Baby's asleep and Kurt's watching tv in the living room...romance movies to substitute my lack of romance? Absolutely
    MermaidTripp MermaidTripp 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    3 years ago I was a different person. You know, the normal. Friends, family and job ..etc. Then he proposed and I left everything behind to come to the States to marry him...
    Meg0000 Meg0000 36-40, F Jan 4

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    I want a GF or BF or just a really good friend. Hopefully that's not too much to ask :/
    Beary101 Beary101 13-15, F Jan 11

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    if you live it, you know it. married but alone. nuff said
    connectionpoint connectionpoint 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    This is ridiculous. I have a queen size bed, I should not be sleeping alone in this thing
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Bored of nobody to cuddle up to :(
    sprocket100 sprocket100 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Yes I do have friends, but I always feel left out. Everyone has their own little group while I just hover around from group to group. No one has ever reached out to me and tried to...
    benj3 benj3 16-17, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    It's not in any way the same as being alone. Being alone is just being isolated. Being lonely is wanting someone near, but you still have no one. I'm tired of feeling alone and...
    SnowyBirdie SnowyBirdie 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I had lots of friends growing up. Now I just know a lot of people but feel lonely. What happened? :(
    d0uggy d0uggy 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    People are very upset with me right now, and I feel awfully bad about it. It's weird, so much has happened in the last week, I feel really isolated and don't have anyone to talk...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was a child growing up, I tried often to get my parents' approval, and it was always through my art--mostly drawing. My parents didn't care about anything artistic. They...
    benglishtea benglishtea 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    for the last few days I felt nothing but an empty shell just going through the motions I've even started telling my girlfriend that I'm OK I'm going through a hard time and I...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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