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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes,,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Apr 30

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    I'm here laying down in bed feeling lonely with hubby in the other room because he thinks I expect something from him if he is in the room with me...I do not and will not expect...
    honeysweetness10 honeysweetness10 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm here laying down in bed feeling lonely with hubby in the other room because he thinks I expect something from him if he is in the room with me...I do not and will not expect...
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    For some reason, I'm feeling extra lonely today. All I do is work because I feel if I have extra time, I would be even more lonely. I hope this feeling subsides soon.
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi :) My name's Luca. I've been feeling really lonely these past few years,don't have many friends and I'm depressed.I moved to a new country 5 years ago and it wasn't what I...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M Oct 2

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    At times i get to the point i feel like im lonely...i know i have people around me but i still feel like this. Its hard to explain but its the worst feeling i can get its gets me...
    marielea061214 marielea061214 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Hey everybody, I'm new to this Experience Project. Anyways, I just wanted to express that lately I feel like I have lost some friends. The "best friends" that I thought I had some...
    iloveleague iloveleague 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Especially late at night when I can't sleep like tonight.Every one in the house is asleep. I'm awake and I'm forced to be alone with my thoughts.I hate being alone with my thoughts...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Last night before falling asleep, she was the only thing on my mind. Today upon waking up, she is the first thing on my mind. Funny enough even though i have slept the hours, my...
    Listening2us Listening2us 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    Okay so i told my crush i like him today, we talked for like an hour..it was cute but he doesnt like me back:/ so i dont know wht shld i do now i mean now that he knows should i...
    heatherella heatherella 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I've never hugged a guy ever before. sure I've had 2 second awkward hugs with family members but I've never hugged a guy before. Im always lonely and I crave affection. I crave the...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My parents are usually away i dont study right now im not aloud outside the house unless its like grandmas or something so i just be feeling hella lonely ):
    sk109345 sk109345 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Never felt so lonely before, had good news but doesn't know who to share with. So guys, hey I'm going to Macau next week for vacation I guess ! :D ! ! Cheers for me ! 😍
    Malsse Malsse 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I think it's more "I feel anxious in a room full of people." I don't know why, but I just do. Whenever there's a gathering, or even that I have to be in a crowd, I feel all...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I don't know how I can explain more then the title. I need to feel important. Right now I feel like second best...
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236 22-25, M Oct 9

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    It is the worst feeling in the world. And I feel it almost all the time, that's why I post a lot of experiences on here, just to try to find somebody to keep me company so I don't...
    ShadowyCheshire ShadowyCheshire 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It really annoys me when I see people on Facebook getting into relationships and people in school always walking around holding hands because it makes me feel like I won't get that...
    Aepeth Aepeth 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I've got friends and family, but struggle with feeling disconnected from it all. I think I'm just having a pre-midlife crisis :). Sometimes I just want to run. Maybe, its just...
    bellieup bellieup 31-35, F Sep 22

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    Hate nights when I can't sleep...... When it feels your completely on your own in this crazy world. But then I realise I'm not alone ever... I have someone special with me always...
    crazychick76 crazychick76 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    The school I go in has a small amount of students. Which means everyone knows everyone. I have the small circle of friends every year and because I am starting to change they don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 1

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    I've always had trouble connecting with people and I have lost touch with so many friends because of it. I just get so lost that I can't talk. I don't know how to describe it but...
    Nineismyname Nineismyname 18-21, F Oct 2

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    I want someone to hold and cuddle. There's no feeling in the world like holding the one you love. I miss it.
    Heston94 Heston94 18-21, M Oct 7

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    The deepness within, begging to belong. The fullness that is nonexistent, but craved so badly. The silent pleading to speak, share, truly connect. The empty heart, that is...
    ThoughtFulMoments ThoughtFulMoments 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Y I can't handle my tears my feelings when is see her
    phanivarma phanivarma 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I am Feeling stretch and a little tight when I wake up
    howbouthis067 howbouthis067 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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