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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 225 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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    Yes,,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Apr 30

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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 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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Late at night and feeling lonely... I wake up from the couch and drag myself to my bed. I have a gf but we sleep in separate rooms/beds. I don't want it to be that way...not in my...
    AfterToday AfterToday 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I know I'm not alone but I feel lonely when I'm alone. Someone feel me? I need to talk to someone. I don't like to being alone.
    kyle1008 kyle1008 18-21, M Nov 30

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    I just came back from shopping with a couple of friends... And it's time for me to sleep now... Yet I'm feeling lonely :(( I miss having a family... :((
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I am married for 5 years but there is no emotional attachment with my husband. He only sees me as a friend. We are still married because of our children. I miss being love, having...
    shannontql shannontql 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I just saw my husband. Not clearly and he was in a car with my Inlaws. I haven't layed any kind of eyes on him for nearly 4 years. Obviously the last week of him being in the...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Lonely but not lonely. Lonely because I just wish I had someone amazing in my life but not lonely because I know it isn't the best thing for me right now.
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I just miss my friends so much. I miss sharing my life with them and its so lonely at night and god it just hurts and I don't know how to move forward
    ShakespearewasWrong ShakespearewasWrong 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Despite my letting him know that I miss him, my bf still chooses to go hunting every weekend of hunting season. When hunt season is over, he still goes to scout for places to hunt...
    pineappleparade pineappleparade 31-35, F Nov 29

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    I feel that my life had become so boring after the marriage. I feel lifeless and boring. I need a good female companionship in my life. Someone to chat with, crack jokes with, meet...
    mikesmith6453 mikesmith6453 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Sometimes, I really hate being a night owl... That is the first thought that popped into my head while getting ready for bed (ritual-routine). But mainly it's my excuse to post...
    AfterToday AfterToday 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I cant help but post! Im just very depressed and feeling lost and lonely!
    shan369 shan369 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Today was a lonely day. Oh well..
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M a week ago

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    Everyday I See my friends with the perfect bodies, Pretty Long Hair, Gorgeous Features. Im so Green With Envy it hurts. All Ive ever wanted was to be accepted, not to stand out and...
    Bhoddinott Bhoddinott 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I have been feeling alone a lot lately. All my husband seems to be interested in is his video games and when we are intimate, right after, he just gets up, cleans up, and goes...
    Mystery08 Mystery08 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    The feeling of emptiness and loneliness is the worst. My wife left with her mom so I took a nap when I woke up the house was still empty just me and my dog. It felt horrible, I...
    clnj clnj 26-30, M Dec 12

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like those who I'm reaching out to seem to pushing me away. Sometimes I think they don't need me in their life and just ignoring me. Should I keep on building good...
    nguyen23 nguyen23 18-21, M Nov 23

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    u cant love with out a feeling
    oneheart1 oneheart1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    People eventually just shut down. The key is turned and they are locked out forever. Never underestimate how someone is feeling. It will be one mistake you may regret for the rest...
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M Dec 3

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    Was it life I betrayed for the shape that I'm in? It's not hard to feel. It's not easy to win.
    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    It's crazy... The last three weeks have probably been the hardest of my life.. I feel I have been totally betrayed by the person that I love the most, and now he is gone from my...
    BlueRose77 BlueRose77 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I feeling really very alone. I need friend who can chat with me on phone, whatsapp. I need some friend in my life who are not a part of my life.
    vshukla vshukla 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    This year gonna be so hard on me bc my bf is locked up another state & I'm afraid he's not gonna call on Christmas or New Years days which it's my birthday! I'd miss him so much...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I get that feeling a lot like nobody likes me or get me even my friends are different from me, nobody can get me and understands me :( !!
    iiii12334 iiii12334 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago