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I Feel Lonely and Isolated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 257 People

    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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    Yes,,

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

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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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    My in laws are the only people I ever see,

    and they treat me like crap. And my blood family lives across the country. My husband does nothing to stop them. He treats me poorly as well. I'm a stay at home mom, so I have no interaction with other adults. My husband doesn't ever talk to me, he goes places without me, and he...
    MarriedMomma MarriedMomma 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Apr 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    No one answered when I write. Always go all off when I write a as if it what to do with intentional :( what should I do?
    Emy92 Emy92 22-25, F 31 mins ago

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    Do you even know how it feels to be alone in a crowd? It's heartbreaking. You want to share your funny stories w them. What makes you laugh. What makes you a cry baby. What can...
    hawksnravens hawksnravens 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    feeling very lonely tonight
    arttoms arttoms 41-45, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Wanna feel less lonely? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups) forming...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I want someone to talk too. I only have a few friends on here. I'm waiting patiently for the right woman to come into my life
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I feel lonely sometimes and reading the posts here makes me sad over how other people does too. But keep in mind that it can all change in the blink of an eye. Somewhere is a...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    All my life I have been trying to figure out where I belong. which sometimes I make wrong choices, get into wrong relationships and without love and affection. I always think that...
    MISSINGLIFE45 MISSINGLIFE45 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    it's especially hard for me because Kaito can't get online as much as he used to..... and valentine's day is coming up. i can handle long distance, i can wait for him for as long...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 47 years old. I was married to a wonderful man 6 months ago. One month ago our home burned to the ground. We were renters with no insurance. As a result we lost EVERYTHING we...
    debij222 debij222 46-50, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I rarely feel lonely when I'm alone, but put me in a room full of people and the loneliness creeps up on me and takes over within seconds. I then tend to withdraw and find a...
    ctstranger ctstranger 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have so many friends now, people who genuinely care about me, they'll always be there for me, I believe that, yet I feel lonely, all alone, I've always felt it, it never goes...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Has anyone ever felt lonely when surrounded by people but hardly ever feel lonely when actually alone? Well I do, I know weird right? I seem to want friends, family and people who...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    im so sick of people right now
    tattooedgirl77 tattooedgirl77 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    right now is one of those times where I feel useless and depressed and lonely, but w.e c'est la vie
    Atljjay Atljjay 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Never thought id say this but, I'm starting to feel lonely too now. Crap.
    painfullyconfident painfullyconfident 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    it's been a long time since I've logged in to find a message in my inbox - my friends have grown quiet recently or left.
    edgethane edgethane 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    The most I close to him the most I'm feel lonely.
    RoseThailand RoseThailand 51-55, F Feb 4

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4