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I Felt Alone As A Child

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    I Really Did!!

    and in many ways, i still do!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Mar 19, 2012

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    I had my books, my music

    and my imagination.
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    Always Lonely

    I remember being very lonely as a child. I always felt like I had to be good child and never make a fuss. cause my sister was always causing tremedous choas. alot of parent attention was on her and keeping an eye on her. so I faded to the background. then i couldn't even turn to...
    DamensWalker81 DamensWalker81 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    I was 5 years old. Everyone reading this was

    5 years old once. I was 5 years old with a young mind. I was 5 years old with a young mind that no one knew was gifted. I was the last born child out of 5. I was born 15 minutes after my twin brother. I felt alone as a child. I know there are many extraordinary...
    DiscoStick811 DiscoStick811 31-35, M Dec 10, 2015

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    My sister, who is 4 years older

    than i became pregnant at 14. Due to the strain this put on my parents and the animosity between my sister and my parents, i was pretty much alone emotionally from 11 to 18.
    billybaxter1968 billybaxter1968 46-50, M Jun 18, 2015

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    I was alone then and I'm alone

    now nothing has changed. always felt alone.
    Abbenburnner Abbenburnner 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I Felt Alone As A Child.

    I was always very different and had quite a sheltered life. Most of my memories were with grandparents or at home. I didn't spend time with many friends outside of school, and people always gave me odd looks. I grew up in Catholic schools for 9 years not knowing much of the...
    BreatheInLifeXo BreatheInLifeXo 16-17 Jan 9, 2013

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    I definitely feel alone probably

    because I am an only child. I have friends but no one relates to me.
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 18-21, F Jan 1, 2014

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    as s child I was sad,

    anxious, and often times serious. I always felt kind of like a little adult. My sisters grandparents(her fathers parents but, they raised me like i was their own. so they are also my grandparents) mostly raised me but often times didnt get me. I read a lot when no one else...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I wasn't the oldest and wasn't the baby

    so I was pretty much ignored growing up.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 8, 2015

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    I am an only child...

    .I spent my growing up years alone more than not...and sadly there were, at times, horrifying consequences...solitary play on an urban apartment complex playground can make you the target for unsavory adults....but that's for another post. if I were to gaze at my isolation as a...
    badassgirrrrrl badassgirrrrrl 41-45, F Nov 6, 2015

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    I Didn't Feel Alone I Was Alone

    My parents abused me growing up just last year I tried to kill myself my friend saved me got me away from him sent him to jail and took me in I sometimes still feel alone but she always makes me feel better ( I have a storie all about how I grew up )
    helpiswhatineed1238 helpiswhatineed1238 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    No bothers no sisters all left me

    and went away no dad he worked away mum busy with her depression no friends no family no one just me alone
    sabzzzz sabzzzz 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    I Hate That My Daughter Reminds Me Of My Ex-

    I have an amazingly beautiful and smart 4 yr old little girl, only she is from my ex. I hate my ex so much he hooked up with my ex next friend and they would call me and torment me on numerous occasions. I'm married now to a great man and we have had another child our son is 2...
    Beth3000torres Beth3000torres 22-25 3 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    Still am to an extent,

    I can't complain as I have it so 'good' materialistically yes. Marble floors, gaming rig, large TV, etc and what not, yes. Although I lack friendship of any kind, most 'friends' feel superficial. My parents own businesses which as you can presume leave me on the left alone side...
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121 16-17, M Sep 4, 2015

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    Didn't fit in, still don't,

    ut that is ok because I will always be myself no matter what.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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    Not just lonely, like weird alone.

    Like finding entertaining Rorshach shapes on a textured ceiling weird. Like aquired psychosis from too much time in solitary confinement or one of those stimulus deprivation tanks weird. Maybe most people are just more emotionally resilient and psychologically substantial from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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    I am the youngest of 5 girls.

    Because of the age gap (6+ years) between myself and my sisters, my parents were usually preoccupied with all their activities and teenage drama. So I spent a lot of my childhood just sitting in my room by myself. After awhile I learned to love the solitude. It was peaceful and...
    D5of5 D5of5 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2015

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    My brother who has Autism always came

    before me. I raised myself
    Halezzzz Halezzzz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    Loner

    Loner,That was me,At times,Thinking outside the square,Always curious,Wanting to know more,Others,It seems,Didn't give a damn,Question things,See between the lines,I wanted friends who did,These people,Far more interesting,Like my friends now,Wanting to do things,Explore life,Ask...
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 28, 2012

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    CountryDonut CountryDonut 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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    I was born in the late 60"s.

    Typical of the X generation. No siblings, mom stayed at home. I couldn't be more different from my parents in personality. They didn't understand me and it pissed them off. I had friends but always felt out of place. Now I try to let my own children be who they are. Learn...
    history101 history101 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2015

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    I Am Still Alone

    I don't mean that I'm alone without friends I just feel like I have no parents.my dad is a ***** doner and my mom was an apartment for 9 months. I don't remember seening them a lot when I was a child well my dad cheated on my mom and my mom kicked him out then my mom "worked" all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    Never Abused Physically ...

    But neglected often . I was always at baby sitters , and grandparents when I was young (under ten ) then when i became old enough to be home alone I was always alone...Got on the school bus by myself , got off the bus by myself , fixed myself dinner , and went to bed by myself 75...
    DalekAnn DalekAnn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2012

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    But I did have one friend

    who stayed with me during all of the bad times. So I wasn't completely alone.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F Aug 24, 2015

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    Who Would Ever Think

    Who would like a child who always have to transfer schools because of family problems ? Who would like a child who's parents fight are known around the block. Who would love a child who is ugly, who is called a crying child. Who would be interested to a child who would always sad...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2011

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    Famly Time?

    I Remember when I had first got into 2nd grade. My teacher was Mrs. Garret she was one of those people that have that personality where even if the world was ending she would say "dont worry everything is A ok". Well after she had me as a student I had changed this mind-frame for...
    dejin1 dejin1 22-25, M 4 Responses May 6, 2011

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    I Still Feel Alone Today..

    There is something about not having a family that loves or supports you, which leaves you feeling a sense of loneliness and isolation - and without foundation... My relationships and friendships are all the more important to me because of this.. And any hurt or abandonment or...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    I felt very lonely as a child.

    I was unhappy at home and certainly at school. I buried myself in books and became an avid reader, I could transport myself into a different world - for a while. I had a brother and sister and I felt different to both and I felt my parents treated me differently too. I was the...
    Stonehenge43 Stonehenge43 70+, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    Chokibear Chokibear 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    The Black Black Sheep

    As a child i can remeber feeling so lonely,I'ma twin an the middle child. I never really got any attention from my mom she payi so much more attentionto my sister. i was invisible. but I was everywhere at school.at home to everyone. i got teased alot by my sibling an classmates...
    tangerinesunstar tangerinesunstar 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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    I was never allowed to go anywhere besides

    school or church. As an only child I lived that way till I was 17 and somehow never got used to it.
    221BS 221BS 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    My brother is 5 years older

    than I so we aren't very close. There weren't any kids in the neighborhood so I often just played by myself. We live on anyways so we're kinda far away from town so I didn't see most of my friends outside of school
    Lava234 Lava234 18-21, F Aug 26, 2015

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    This is a terrible secret.

    I will feel relieved when my parents die. I know my father felt relieved when his mom died too. If you haven't been tormented you will think I have no excuse whatsoever for this feeling. It's not that I refuse to forgive, I can forgive. Not that it was easy, but forgiveness is...
    24LUV 24LUV 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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    When I was a child I spent my first ten years

    as an only child. And then my baby brother was born when he was born it took all the attention away from me. Sometimes I just felt alone and invisible even though I had a brother to now play with, but there was a big age difference between us. I was 10 years older than him. I...
    Sara600 Sara600 61-65, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    Father

    I never really knew my old man. He divorced with my mother when he found out I wasn't going to be raised as a catholic. So, he left before I was even born. My mother has taken care of me my entire life, but I really want to meet him. I want to see more than a photograph of my...
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow 18-21 Jun 1, 2012

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    It Felt Lonely, At Least

    Looking back, I don't think I ever really was alone.  It was a feeling I got comfortable with after putting up with on-again, off-again bullying at school.  I learned to find solace in my own counsel and to enjoy things I could do on my own, like writing, listening to...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2010

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