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I Felt Alone As A Child

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    It Wasn't Fun

    When I was a child my parents went through a really bad divorce, I was about 5or 6 at the time it happened. I wasn't an only child but my sister was too young to understand what was going on. I just remember all the fighting and crying but I never had anyone to express my...
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2010

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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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    Memories :/

    My childhood was very odd if I say so myself, but from what I do recall I cried a lot. I don't know why, but even at that age I felt like I didn't belong..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Nov 10, 2010

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    I Never Knew What Was Wrong With Me

    I am the middle child of three. The only girl. I never really thought that my family life was so bad until I grew into a teenager and realized that other families were not like this, other parents didn't beat their children with the slightest provocation, or awaken their daughter...
    smcookie smcookie 36-40, F Jul 13, 2011

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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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    I Really Did!!

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

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    I've Always Felt Alone As A Child,

    ...even though I have one other sibling, two years my junior, my brother. I grew up with both parents, and still I remember always feeling worried and alone. My parents were over protective, and still are involved in a lot of my decision making. Being a girl I can't say that I...
    charz26 charz26 26-30 Jan 9, 2012

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    I Thought I Was Outcast..

    When I was a kid, everyone was always really nice to me! And that continued as I got older too! Everyone told me I was pretty, smart, friendly, etc. but I always felt to alone and ugly! I felt like nobody had a reason to want me around. I thought I was the most hideous thing to...
    sweetheart91 sweetheart91 18-21, F Sep 10, 2011

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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 16-17, F Jan 1

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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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    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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    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

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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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    It Was So Lonely

    I had a twin sister, who was born an hour later than I was. Then I lived with my mom and she lived with my dad, since they were divorced. I have 3 sisters, but one was living with my dad, and the other 2 weren't around. My mother had my youngest sister who is 10 years younger...
    somersaultingipod somersaultingipod 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2011

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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 Felt So Alone

    First off, I must say that I had 2 very loving, yet overbearing parents. That was, however, the reason I felt so alone. I was so coddled as a little child, that by the time I went to school for the first time, I couldn't stand being without my parents. I had no siblings, two...
    AndrewSyms AndrewSyms 13-15, M Nov 26, 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 6 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2010

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    Yes

    I rarely got a chance to socialize. I never had any brothers or sisters or close cousins. My mom was busy doing housework. My dad was gone a lot. I never had close neighbors most places we lived (we use to move a lot). I'd have pets, but my parents made me give them away once I...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T 1 Response May 25, 2013

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    My Moms New "boyfriend"

    I am 17 years old and for the past 17 years of my life ive seen my mom go thru some many boyfriends and ive experienced all of them so its hard to trust & have a good attitude with her boyfriends and crap......So this new one that she had that she is saposibly sapose to get...
    ItsJustTheLittleThings ItsJustTheLittleThings 16-17, F Sep 4, 2011

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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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    Alone As A Child

    I did feel alone as a child and not because I had no friends cause I did.  I felt alone as a child cause of the ****** and no one to speak to as no one knew plus I felt ashamed.  Later in life, I did get help.  I know it wasn't my fault but the fact is even though I know this...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 6, 2011

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    So today i got to see some old "friends" it was fun and all and we laughed alot but most of the time i felt so alone.im not even sure if these people are my friends at all.i dont...
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F Mar 29

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    i am always alone with my birthday :(
    love19872012 love19872012 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    hi friends tomorrow is so special because tomorrow is my 20th birthday,
    rahatali1212 rahatali1212 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't why that's happened but when I'm surrounded by a lot of people, I just feel all the more lonely and horrible. I can hardly relate and/or talk to people my age for some odd...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    My birthday was Monday and it was a very horrible day. Granted I did get a few calls from the closest of family. My partner didn't interact with me at all due to a fight we had a...
    SoAntagonistic SoAntagonistic 26-30, M Mar 26

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    To Those Who Have Ever Felt Alone: If you have ever felt alone, let me tell you one thing, you are NOT alone. I've been there, and a lot of others have too. The fact that many of...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    "I'll Teach You To Tell Mommy A Lie!" When my daughter was growing up, one thing for which I would always spank her if I caught her doing it was lying. Looking back, I don't know...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I finally met someone on here to talk to and I shared so much with him and now he's gone. I always have issues with people leaving and I don't usually trust people. I made an...
    Apester8 Apester8 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Hate is a very strong word, so I'll try not to use it. I have a stepson (he's 15 now) who I have been around since he was 6. I knew that he was gay the day I met him. That is of no...
    needinghelpbadly needinghelpbadly 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F a week ago

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    So I've finally come to accept that I don't care about forming any kind of relationship or keeping them with anyone new. People have come and gone I simply don't care anymore. Most...
    fuqlife fuqlife 22-25, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I am trying to get rid of my over the top loud obnoxious facade that comes out when I am in social situations that make me nervous. I never know what to say to people. I am...
    sara50 sara50 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Oooooh, That Was Fun... And Delectable.... *drools* Tonight all the neighbors gather for our annual business meeting. Maybe you have them too. We sit around and decide how much...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 7 Responses Mar 18

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    I just turned 40. Three days after my birthday, the love of my life broke up with me, leaving me heartbroken. I had planned a family and future with him, and just three days before...
    balance25 balance25 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    my father mentally , physically, and emotionaly abused me as a child
    JamesB20 JamesB20 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    I am 26 and never had emotional or romantic relation wiyh anyone. I kept myself alone. I even do not understand if somebody flirts with me.
    tubix tubix 26-30, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I do think i will always be alone because i tend to get overlookd for girls who are more outgoing and flirt
    Sparkles4Soul Sparkles4Soul 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I for some reason feel more alone than others
    courtneymonkey courtneymonkey 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm Am Alone On Valentine's Day. As usual.
    emilsson60 emilsson60 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Mom's lap vs. Dad's lap I went over both my parents' laps many times over the years, and I remember both laps had a different... I dunno, mood about them. As a kid, getting...
    StarterStar StarterStar 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    It's like a void where there had to be actual feelings. I s suffered and still suffer alone, far from home, trying to find myself a way in my life. So, basically, the only persons...
    suns3ta suns3ta 18-21, F Mar 22

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I married out of need. When my ex dropped the pregnant bomb I freaked. Not cause of that, but cause I really didn't love her that much. At the time . Then she said it was twins. So...
    IyaAveer IyaAveer 41-45, M Mar 20

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    I used to want to have a baby when I was younger (well,in the future,of course),but realized some of my reasons for wanting one weren't so good.I've done a lot of changing and now...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F Mar 27

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