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I Felt Alone On My Birthday

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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...
    camillealias camillealias 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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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...
    funguy1977 funguy1977 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 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...
    tks tks 36-40, F 21 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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

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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...
    DrMeemersworth DrMeemersworth 18-21, F Dec 1, 2013

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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...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 9 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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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...
    capswimmer capswimmer 18-21 3 Responses Nov 13, 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...
    TonyGrey TonyGrey 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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

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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...
    elly790 elly790 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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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...
    lonelyclubgirl lonelyclubgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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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...
    bluepepper bluepepper 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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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...
    vieranico vieranico 70+, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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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...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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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...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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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...
    SaphiraMark SaphiraMark 13-15, F Feb 3, 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...
    SeptembersSapphire13 SeptembersSapphire13 16-17, F Aug 16, 2012

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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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    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...
    thereyago thereyago 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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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...
    MikkD MikkD 18-21, F Mar 6, 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...
    elderwitch47 elderwitch47 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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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...
    Ludwigdrummerboy Ludwigdrummerboy 61-65, M 5 Responses Oct 14, 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...
    mywimpychest mywimpychest 18-21, M Jan 12, 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...
    christine15 christine15 13-15 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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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...
    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...
    stuck88 stuck88 22-25 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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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...
    FinstereGasse FinstereGasse 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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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...
    nilli95 nilli95 18-21, F Jan 6

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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...
    tik17 tik17 26-30, M Nov 16, 2013

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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...
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 30, 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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    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...
    Lostinfantisies Lostinfantisies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

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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...
    wishiweresingle wishiweresingle 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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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...
    elamite elamite 22-25, M May 5, 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...
    alicelt alicelt 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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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...
    dlramcc dlramcc 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14, 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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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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...
    MagneticRadiation MagneticRadiation 18-21, M Sep 11, 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...
    whatifismiled whatifismiled 21-25, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2008

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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...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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...
    Skyiiler Skyiiler 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 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...
    AlliSnickers AlliSnickers 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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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...
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    I'm 27 this yesterday and I hate my birthday...it's because I'll end up with loneliness and sadness and crying at the end of that day...why did I cry? Because nothing happens...
    asyilah asyilah 26-30, F Mar 25

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    Today is my 18th birthday. One year ago on my 17th birthday, my grandpa died of pneumonia. After I got the news that he died, I had to spend the rest of the day at someone else's...
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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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    My birthday is in 2 days. I haven't really done anything for my birthday in years. I wish I had friends to celebrate with. I wish I had a reason to be happy about another year...
    aqualeaf aqualeaf 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago