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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 238 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Today is one of those days when on the loneliness seeps to the soul. It gnaws at the heart and sinks it fangs into my veins. My last relationship ended over a year ago. The lack of...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    It feels like I go from place to place and never settle, and never properly get to know people. This gives a certain sense of freedom but at the same time a real feeling of...
    thatfeelwhen thatfeelwhen 18-21, F Mar 9

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    What does being lonely mean? Well to me it's being by yourself With no one, no physical contact that we all crave, no one to say how much they missed you today no one remembering...
    JustBeYourSelff JustBeYourSelff 22-25, M Mar 13

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    Yah, as of the weekend, Im a lonely person, I enjoy talking face-to-face or at least chatting or texting. Anyone wanna chat, just feel free to message me. Ill especially respond if...
    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Im overall a lonely person
    Makurat7 Makurat7 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I feel his love for me fading away and it's literally like being brutally murdered over and over and over again...he completes me, makes me a better person, makes me feel loved and...
    XxMisguidedxGhostxX XxMisguidedxGhostxX 13-15, F Mar 13

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    I just hate feeling this way.. I feel like no one is there when I need them and everyone who actually wants to talk to me just wants to ask questions about my private life.. I just...
    Aidree Aidree 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I'm friends with almost every single person in my school, yet I never get invited to go out with anyone. I feel like nobody really cares about me. Even though while I walk in the...
    futuremike1 futuremike1 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I want to transform into a girl. A sexy girl. IT is my dream but I Still cant dare to take the step. I feel un supported. Would LOVE to have someone to talk to and also...
    Alexis55 Alexis55 36-40, M Mar 16

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    it's only been a couple weeks since my soldier left but nights are so difficult for me to get through. I wonder what he's doing and how he's feeling or whether he misses me..i know...
    angieeM angieeM 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i often get lost in the thought on life. Its so powerful. There is so much wonder on how everything is so perfect that life goes on everyday without a single glitch,fault or some...
    SeJunior SeJunior 18-21, M Mar 2

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    I just need someone to talk to....
    avnn avnn 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    He doesn't talk to me for days but he can be on facebook. I am use to it because he is a marine. But it hurts knowing that he rather be on Facebook then then talk to me. I don't...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    She ignores me most of the time, and won't touch me anymore. She smiles and pretends that everything is fine, but she preoccupies herself with hobbies and often sleeps in the other...
    CalvertJ CalvertJ 46-50, M Mar 3

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    Not sexualy. i just want to cuddle
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F Mar 5

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    It sucks. I see all my friends getting to hang out with their bestfriends and it makes me miss my bestfriend. Its been almost 6 years since the last time i hung out with him. We...
    arias831 arias831 22-25, M Mar 7

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    Does anyone want to talk like for hours Someone that isn't lame or old I'm just upset
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    It descends without warning and surrounds you. A smokey fog, thick and oppressive making it hard to breathe and your chest hurts from the effort. You can't see what's in front of...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 8

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    This is why I have social anxiety. This is why I don't like talking to a lot of people. This is why my room is my safe haven.
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Random nights come up where I remember falling asleep in my ex's arms, and I can't fall asleep now bc my bed is so big and empty without them.
    fawnprince fawnprince 16-17, T Mar 9

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