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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

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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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    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 18-21, M May 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Is this what I am missing? Do I need someone here with me? Someone to love me? Someone to just make love to me? Someone to hold me? I do not know. I just know that things cannot go...
    RebellioustoanEnd RebellioustoanEnd 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I don't like admitting the fact that I feel lonely. Even when I'm with family I feel this way. I act like all is okay and try to go with the flow but deep inside me I know I'm...
    dontknowww dontknowww 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Broken hearted. Feeling abandoned and betrayed. I drove over to see him. He had become quiet and distant. I was worried. Then I saw it. The woman's car in his driveway. His truck...
    Unsupervised777 Unsupervised777 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom was really abusive toward me and both of my parents took advantage of me in so many ways. I feel really hurt and betrayed by them, but I also feel really isolated and alone...
    bublebeez bublebeez 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Why do I feel so frekkin lonely even though I have friends inviting me to go out with them right now!!???
    Laraamani Laraamani 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    In summary: Person who is liked by a lot of people: I feel lonely. Me, who has literally no one: Okay... that sounds fake but okay...
    MikadoAisaka MikadoAisaka 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know you can feel me slipping away from you... The wall rising between us and you can barely see me behind it... Yet you smile and kiss me. But the smile doesn't reach your eyes...
    Aminderaser Aminderaser 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I'm trying to figure out if I have anything new to say. I don't think I do. I can't express anything. I can't relate to anyone. I am the avoidant type - I want to be able to care...
    exliontamer exliontamer 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want you. After everything.  I still want you! I'm glad I never will have you, again but the need to have you won't go away. Your on my mind all day everyday.  Sometimes when I...
    celia8789 celia8789 31-35, F a week ago

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    I might be sick, not sure. I slept a really long time last night and am about to sleep again (im basically nocturnal). Bff said hi to me today unprompted, so that made me feel good...
    iacob iacob 26-30, T a week ago

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    I have so many great friends but I feel like so lonely. I have been with a lot of friends ones cuttin up and laughing but I still feel lonely sometimes
    brooklynturner brooklynturner 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel lonely how do I keep ignoring all these feelings feeling very sad
    thebigrye thebigrye 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm new here, this is my first post. I joined because I feel so isolated. I was so close to ending it all on Friday after a horrible doctors appointment. I wanted to kill myself...
    Fangtasia Fangtasia 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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    Feeling lonely tonight..........
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    love is a wonderful feeling,am living the life i meant for me.thanks to dr faust a spell caster i met here..my love life is back..thanks Faust..if u are having issues in any issues...
    rosemyers rosemyers 51-55, F Aug 21

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    I wish I had that person that I felt connected to. The kind of closeness where words are not needed, just a look between you communicates it all.
    Justbeingme71 Justbeingme71 41-45, F Aug 21

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    I'm always feeling lonely yet I'm never alone. 😔
    LittleMissInsignificant90 LittleMissInsignificant90 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    No matter what even when I'm with a lot of people I feel so lonely. I just feel like I'm invisible and no one really realize I'm there but then they talk to me barely any way. When...
    rosedimond99 rosedimond99 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    It is okay to feel lonely sometimes but I feel like It is becoming too extreme that I can't help but burst into tears. It's like my heart aches so much that it is running out of...
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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