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I Felt Alone On My Birthday

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Alot Of Times!

    well, not so lonely,but not important. Because,my parents use to travel alot, and they left me always with my grandfathers in my birthday when i was small. I used to cry for that , that feeling that u have when ur parents job is more important than your birthday. THE DAY WERE U...
    christine15 christine15 13-15 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    She Didn't Remember…

    I just celebrated my 17th birthday. I only heard from one friend. My own best friend didn't even bother to at least text—my own choir teacher even remembered! It hurts to think that what happens with me isnt all that important to her. I hate the fact that the one person I...
    Lostinfantisies Lostinfantisies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

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    Happy Birthday To Me

    Today was my 64th birthday. I did not see another human being today. Nor yesterday or the day before that. I did get a few text messages from nieces and in-laws. So that was nice. The week before, I spent in an online relationship that, without going into details, turned out to...
    Ludwigdrummerboy Ludwigdrummerboy 61-65, M 5 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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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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    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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    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 Mar 26

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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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    21

    21 years old August 20... nothing special. Everything gone awry. I dont even feel like i should have even been celebrated. Everything was either rushed or forced. I can say that my birthday doesnt really matter. I have learned that if its not going to get any better by now then...
    Skyiiler Skyiiler 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    TheresNoRealLoveInYou TheresNoRealLoveInYou 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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 4 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    love19872012 love19872012 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 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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    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 3 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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    Sometimes when I hung out with friends, I still felt alone. I admitted that there were something annoyed me in my mind. I should enjoy every moment. I am pessimistic result from...
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    Today is is the day of my birth I was born at 11am :D Only thing is, I share a birthday with Hitler :O Yay!!!!
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    Lot's of April birthdays, but no one else on the 25th, yet. Have a cousin born on the 5th, Mom on the 16th and an aunt on the 26th. Busy month!
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    February 8 anyone? :) it would be really cool to know someone with the same birthday as me. Just messege me here if you do and wanna get to know each other! (No I'm not a pervert...
    Hime1009 Hime1009 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    3rd July! Anyone? 😁 cancer baby. Love my birthday it's always on holidays & it's in the winter 😃
    sweetashoney3 sweetashoney3 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    23 march 83.. Aries :D fire sign. I've only met one other with the same birthday.
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    14th June 2000 xD i have met a few with the same birthday as me and my twin and one is a friend at school xD
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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