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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes,,

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

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    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Apr 30, 2014

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    I don't know, just in a "funk" lately and decided to share. Perhaps the reason ppl feel lonely is because they want a connection of some sort. I suppose this is my attempt at it. I...
    JackReich JackReich 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I feel lonely inside sometimes.. I don't know why.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    i feel lonely please help me
    Ayesucka Ayesucka 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    they forgot my birthday, now they're angry with me. I'm so lonely and no one talks to me. I just want a friend or someone to care about me...
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know how it feels, so message me if your justy feeling like theres no one to talk to, or any reason :) cause maybe all you need is just someone to help show you your not alone...
    DeonGrey DeonGrey 18-21, M Apr 15

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    I always feel like the fifth wheel when it comes to my friends
    jorgoth jorgoth 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    😢 feel like the world is giving up on me. In a way, I kinda want a boyfriend to know that I will always be loved by somebody. Sometimes I wonder how I am still alive...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F Apr 22

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    Literally the worst feeling ever. My life was going fine for a while, then it all crashed down.
    ShadowyCheshire ShadowyCheshire 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I dontknkw why, but when im with most people, im in my own little psychological world, made up of just me and my thoughts....holler to all you natural loners out there, I know how...
    Zionari Zionari 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Anyone up and want to talk?
    DesertRose713 DesertRose713 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Does anyone wants to talk?
    clevernikname clevernikname 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    When loneliness is your future, solitude is your only companion
    extex59 extex59 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    But try to learn how to be happy alone. I see relationship like an endless struggle. On one hand always dreamed of a mate for life. On the other hand I can see how it is impossible...
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I am 34 years and the oldest of my siblings and first cousins. My mother and aunt were single parents and started birthing us all at the ripe ages of 14 and 16. Because I was the...
    snstewa1 snstewa1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    my secret lover went away for 5 days. and I cn barely survive. I tried another alternative guy who is cute and so much fun to talk with. . but didn't work. He's still on my mind.
    Cree1978 Cree1978 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wish my summer was more awe-summer than usual...
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello... Anybody there?... No?.... Okay.... I thought so....
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    it's my birthday and my whole family forgot...
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 20 Responses 2 days ago

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    why is it so hard for people to care about me or love me?
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I get close to you, we bond, then you disappear. why? what's wrong with me? why does everyone leave? am I boring? am I not fun? am I annoying? I guess it's all of them. I really...
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago