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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    its so strange how as ive got older i find myself feeling lonely and like i dont fit in , my family are growing up ive lost touch with most of my old friends , it brings me down...
    rockitt66 rockitt66 46-50, M 1 Response May 15

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    I don't know what's wrong with me.... I talk to people, but I still feel lonely, bored and depressed. Is there a difference between simply talking to people and having a true...
    Umorella Umorella 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    i feel lonely please help me
    Ayesucka Ayesucka 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    "We're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?”
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M May 11

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    Is there anyone there ? I live life by running towards some targets... I achieved all I could see... some I like some I don't... I am good at it, confident. But...
    thr4ur thr4ur 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I don't understand why I feel this way. I have a family that loves and cares for me. I have amazing friends that are always there for me, but I'm perpetually lonely. I keep...
    jessky jessky 16-17, M May 5

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    I really really hate the feeling of loneliness that pops up out of nowhere. I'm not usually dependent on others' presence but sometimes I just feel so frickin lonely.
    introverteddementor introverteddementor 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    I'm feeling so lonely without my girl she my best friend and miss just getting to hold her in my arms i feel so lucky each n every day i wake up knowing she my girl i hope i can be...
    atomicbombastar atomicbombastar 26-30, M May 18

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    For some reason ever since the beginning of week I feel so lonely, I haven't been able to talk to my friends, and family a lot. I often say because it's the stress that's coming...
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1

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    I get so lonely in the evenings now. probably alI i need is someone to spend my time with.....
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    What makes me more depressed about being lonely is the fact that there are so many people on this planet why can't I find at least one person I can trust and truly call a friend? I...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 26-30, F May 19

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    I love my loneliness, because theres no one who can hurt me or judge me . But i feel so alone that the loneliness itself hurts me. Im alone in this world of madness, i feel i im...
    louisemalika louisemalika 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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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 Apr 27

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    I'm just in one of those moods where I can't sleep and I lay there pretending this is it. Pretending that was my last breath. Wondering where I'll be heading next after I'm gone...
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm just in one of those moods where I can't sleep and I lay there pretending this is it. Pretending that was my last breath. Wondering where I'll be heading next after I'm gone...
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    "You're being silly" It scares me to think of the amount of people unable to express themselves because of the emotionally repressed masses. Haven't we all gone through something...
    YimYam YimYam 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    I wish my summer was more awe-summer than usual...
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    Hello... Anybody there?... No?.... Okay.... I thought so....
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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