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I Felt Alone On My Birthday

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    For Many Years, Since High School Began...

    I've spent my birthdays alone. My parents might argue otherwise, but nothing special happened since that day was a weekday, and the celebration occurred later in the week. I didn't feel special at all. I didn't talk to any people at school, since I didn't want them to be involved...
    MagneticRadiation MagneticRadiation 18-21, M Sep 11, 2013

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    Birthday Blues

    Growing up in the family that adopted me it was lets trot out the unwanted unloved girl and show everyone how wonderful we are... or they forgot. being married didn't change that... it was like dinner and a fight then me in the bathroom him trying to break down the door. On my...
    elderwitch47 elderwitch47 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    Yesterday was my 21st birthday.

    . and nothing happened. My friends are usually on vacation this time of year so I usually end up spending it with my parents and their friends which is as exciting as you'd think. My dad is working in another country. My mother went on a trip for reunion with her friends so she...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Tomorrow is my birthday

    and I would love to have someone to chat with and make my day
    tonebone22 tonebone22 22-25, M May 16

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    July 17th is my birthday

    and today is the 15th. I'd drink and cry all day...But I can't. The man I live with is on holidays...who knows what he'll be doing. I was going to just work it...but I've worked every day..okay, I didn't work this past Sunday, but i do work this weekend, meaning I won't get a...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F Jul 15

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    When I Turn 20...

    I turn twenty in a couple months... Last year for my birthday, I felt completely alone. No one called to say Happy Birthday. No Card. No E-mail. Nothing. It reminds me of an episode of Family Matters. When Urkel turned 20, nobody remembered so he sang happy birthday to himself...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    Did You Know My Birthday Was Today?

    I just turned 17 Monday, Novmber 12. Last year my birthday didn't go so well; it was horrible. For my 17th birthday I wanted it to be special and I wanted people to care....No one cared. I dressed my best in my favorite clothes and felt so happy in the morning just hoping it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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    I'm Going To Buy A Cupcake, Put A Candle It, And Make A Wish That Won't Come True.

    I'm going to be 23 in a couple days. The last birthday that people, other than an obligated boyfriend, spent with me was on my 16th birthday. I thought this year would be different...new city, new boyfriend...not so. My boyfriends broke, which is fine, I didn't want anything...
    stuck88 stuck88 22-25 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Baking a Cake For Myself

    22nd birthday...one of the worst birthdays I've ever had. I don't have a lot of friends here at college and my family lives far away. I invited a few acquaintances over to eat dinner and help me celebrate so I wouldn't be physically alone. I also baked my own birthday cake. I...
    bluepepper bluepepper 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    And Then I Remembered Ep

    Here I am, today is my 26th birthday. (I'm an aussie so it's the 20th, not the 19th, incase you're interested) I have a family who love me. I have a partner who loves me. I have two wonderful dogs who love me a little too much. And yet every time someone says "Happy...
    whatifismiled whatifismiled 21-25, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2008

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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 few days before that. I spent it sleeping most of the day away and lying to my family when they asked what "me and the boo...
    SoAntagonistic SoAntagonistic 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I like celebrate my birthday with some

    friends~~~~♥♥♥ but in 4 of September I was so alone..no friend...no music...no party...no gift even my father and my mother wasn't at Home! Whole of day I was depressed at night my parents take me to a restaurant and give me a present.,,,,but it wasn't good like a party...
    nilli95 nilli95 18-21, F Jan 6

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    My Birthday Will Suck Again! Of Course Everyone Else's Birthday Will Be Taken Care Of

    Well since most of my birthdays sucked I just cry in the bathroom and no one knows.  My birthdays started going down hill at 15, My sweet 16 did not happen,  17, 18 , 19 did nothing, 20 everyone forgot,  21 they thought it would be funny to pretend like they forgot, 22, 23, 24...
    elly790 elly790 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Yeah about 22 days ago.

    . I got a few birthday wishes but nothing really makes me happy about getting older.. When some of my good friends will getting older, they tend to make a surprise party and they asking me to join.. But what about me? :( I've never get a surprise party in my life, not even once...
    heartandbrain heartandbrain 26-30, F Jul 8

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    Just How It Panned Out...

    So yesterday was my birthday. I really don't get excited about it anymore. Im not waiting for milestone birthdays anymore like legal drinking age etc. Plus since my bday is so close to Xmas, it basically gets partly lost. However yesterday was a first for me. I essentially had...
    funguy1977 funguy1977 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    Yesterday was my 21st birthday.

    . and nothing happened. My friends are usually on vacation this time of year so I usually end up spending it with my parents and their friends which is as exciting as you'd think. My dad is working in another country. My mother went on a trip for reunion with her friends so she...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Tomorrow is my birthday

    and I would love to have someone to chat with and make my day
    tonebone22 tonebone22 22-25, M May 16

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    Alone On My Birthday

    For my birthday family and friends, instead of giving me something from the heart they gave me $20 bills because my parents said that's what I want.  But it's not true. To get a $20 bill for you birthday, doesn't show anything. Every present I give to people I hand make (i'm an...
    capswimmer capswimmer 18-21 3 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    16th Birthday

    I spent my 16th birthday in a psychiatric hospital. My family was not allowed to visit. I almost forgot it was my birthday. I went to my room that night and cried myself to sleep. I still remember the room I was in, how the mattress was stiff and musty. I can imagine the floor...
    dlramcc dlramcc 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    My Birthday Is Just Another Day Passing Quietly

    Today is my birthday and i thought that maybe this year someone might put an effort like to surprise me with anything but no. I woke up feeling upset. Sigh.
    camillealias camillealias 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    I Hate Birthdays...

    I find them so depressing and it reminds me of how alone I am. I am going to be 26 soon and feel freaked out that next year when I am 27, I will be considered as someone who is in their late twenties. Birthdays remind me that I am single, alone and very behind in life. I also...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Birthday Wish

    Spare me the temporary joy of receiving presents, it's the hope within a birthday wish that holds all importance. “Don’t tell people about your wish”, is what everyone says. Bad luck is irrelevant, they rarely come true for me anyways. I don't wish to have money, goodies...
    TonyGrey TonyGrey 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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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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    No Need A Big Deal Made About It, But...

    My birthday this past year, passed by with most people not even noticing. Granted, I began to get sick on my birthday, so no one took me out for dinner or made plans for me. HOWEVER...no card, no cake...nothing. I don't ever ask for a big deal to be made of my brithday, I prefer...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    I Used To, But Not Anymore!

    My Birthday is very special for me. My fiscal and emotional year begins on that day, not the 1st of January like so many other people. I've always done something special on my day with or without people, though it's always nice to be remembered. Like I wrote in the comments of...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 9 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Sour Sixteen

    Nothing about my sixteenth birthday was sweet. No one came to see me, no one talked to me all day. No texts, no calls, no messages. No, it didn't turn into a surprise party. It had no happy ending. I didn't even mind not getting presents-I hadn't gotten those in awhile. I just...
    SeptembersSapphire13 SeptembersSapphire13 16-17, F Aug 16, 2012

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    My 21st :(

    Woke up, checked facebook and saw i got a few messages from friends that was nice but the people who i really want a message from didn't give me one, No cards or presents was truly disappointing and even better yet i have no-one to celebrate with, My dad doesn't want to go out...
    WillNotDateMen WillNotDateMen 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    My Birthday

    I love my birthday alot..... Its the only day in my life which i love the most... But this year everyone made me cry and made me realized that why i'm still alive.... Hope i died before my birthday.....
    lonelyclubgirl lonelyclubgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    From Een To Enty.

    Today's my birthday. ! I woke up at 4h30 in the afternoon -- no, scratch that. I woke up at 9-something in the morning, went back to sleep -- woke up at 12 noon, went back to sleep. Then woke up around 3 I think, went back to sleep and finally woke up at 4h30 in the afternoon. I...
    mywimpychest mywimpychest 18-21, M Jan 12, 2013

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    I'm supposed to be going out tonight to

    celebrate my 18th is it wrong that I want to sit at home with a bottle of wine by myself instead of actually socialising!! Onesie and a movie would be great...
    alicelt alicelt 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Is It Fair?

    No of course its not fair, i know life is unfair but this just makes me depressed, not even my family saying happy birthday to me just because of religion. Is it wrong to want to feel important? To feel like my birth was important to my family? To know i am desired by someone...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    love19872012 love19872012 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    So It's My Birthday Today

    And my parents have...again...forgotten. My friends are wishing me a happy birthday on Facebook and people say that I should celebrate and have an awesome birthday but even though it's Sunday, I don't have any plans. :P I feel really lonely. Just really lonely. I don't want to...
    DrMeemersworth DrMeemersworth 18-21, F Dec 1, 2013

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    My 38th Birthday!

    Yep, I turned 38 in September.  I always look forward to my birthday since it usually means a extra day off since it's around Labor Day.  This year was the best one!  LOL A few weeks before my birthday my husband said he had to work and I said it was no big...
    tks tks 36-40, F 21 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    But it was celebrated last night

    and my brother in law bought my dad and me a cake,we had fun.
    YoungHeartedSoul YoungHeartedSoul 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Birthday Blues

    Well today was an uneventful day. Not only did I manage to forget my birthday, most people around me also forgot. I usually don't like the whole big deal birthday thing but getting nothing kind of blows. It didn't help that I can't do anything due to my 13 hour class days. My...
    MikkD MikkD 18-21, F Mar 6, 2013

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    You.

    It was my 12th birthday. I was the happiest person girl in the world. I had a great day at school and I was about to go to basketball practice. I saw your name come up on the phone. I was so happy because I thought that you wanted to talk to your niece on her birthday. I pick up...
    AlliSnickers AlliSnickers 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Forgotten 40th

    My 40th birthday just passed by and I celebrated it by doing laundry...my husband of 16 years didn't take me out for dinner, get me a present, send me flowers or buy me a card....it's not like we don't have the money for him to do something....he could of even used the...
    wishiweresingle wishiweresingle 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    So today is my birthday.

    Im with people nu ive never felt so alone :(
    paigeevans07 paigeevans07 18-21, F 4 Responses May 25

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    Today is my 18th birthday (pretty big deal in

    my country) and it is just horrible. Yesterday I called some friends and asked them if they would like to meet up so we can celebrate past midnight into my birthday. They all canceled, so I went out for dinner with one friend. I told her that I'm really disappointed because in...
    mijinki mijinki 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Despite She Making So Much Efforts

    Its my ßirthday today. My girlfriend made so much of efforts. She argued with her parents and made it a point to meet me on late night before 12 at midnight on the start of my birthday. She met me, had a plan for dinner at my fav place. She was all excited. We had a chat, drinks...
    tik17 tik17 26-30, M Nov 16, 2013

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    The past few years haven't been

    so great that I have started dreading my birthday. It's tomorrow actually. I'm probably gonna be alone, as always.
    diphen diphen 70+ 1 Response May 19

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    Stood Up On My Birthday

    While I admit scheduling a first date on my birthday was probably a poor decision on my part, the fact that my birthday falls on a holiday where a celebration takes place makes meeting for a date something of an ideal choice. Last year, I started talking with someone online and...
    thereyago thereyago 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    So Lonely.....:(

    Today was my birthday and i did not feel anything special......my friends just came, wished me and went. I gave each and every one of them gifts on theirs birthdays and they failed to even hug me.....I feel so bad and lonely.....i cried on the day which is supposed to be the most...
    SaphiraMark SaphiraMark 13-15, F Feb 3, 2013

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    Happy Birthday?

    I hate my birthday and don't even feel the need to celebrate it anymore. Sure when your younger birthdays are great and people shower you with attention and gifts but as you get older the less people care about you. Everyone is grown up and busy with their own lives that they don...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Tomorrow is my birthday

    and I would love to have someone to chat with and make my day
    tonebone22 tonebone22 22-25, M 1 Response May 16

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    My Awesome Birthday Last Year

    Do you want to know my birthday last year? I woked up, because my brother and my mother were fighting in the living room. Unfortunately our apartment is (was, actually) only 60 m², so I could hear everything. What I heard and what woke me up was my brother saying "I'm not going...
    vieranico vieranico 70+, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    A Series Of "Amazing" Birthdays...

    I always hated my birthday. Not just because it depresses me to see another year of my life wasted but mainly because all i can think of when i hear the word "birthday" is bad memories. I'll give you a hint: Having a long tradition of horrible birthdays including my 17th...
    FinstereGasse FinstereGasse 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    A Solitary Birthday

    It always comes down to the luck of the draw. I feel ungrateful. I have everything to be happy about. Great shape, looks, great job, determination to succeed, and everything else that people tell me they wish they had. Whenever someone asks me how i'm doing, I always respond...
    elamite elamite 22-25, M May 5, 2013

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    My 23rd Birthday Or My 24th...

    my 23rd birthday was horrible, a few days before it my dad was in hospital and the doctors couldnt work out what was wrong with him. Dad insisted I still went out and kept things normal, even tho i didnt want to. My sister and her boyfriend tried to make it as normal as they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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