I Have No Family and Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 138 People

    Before I was born, my parents distanced

    themselves from my extended family. When I was really young, my mother divorced my father. Growing up, I moved from city to city. I never had the chance to make lasting childhood friendships. In my teens, I lived in hotels, in a car, in shelters. I managed to graduate and...
    normanperkins normanperkins
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    Yea Ok Me Too...

    Well for starters my family was never close. I had hippie parents that were more concerned with weed in the bong than food on the table or clothes. For years now I have described my parents as "get out of my face" kind of parents. This led me to seek out adult attention in...
    softtouchexteriors softtouchexteriors
    6 Responses Sep 22, 2010

    You Can Live Alone In A House Full Of People

    I'm 20 years old and have a 20 month old daughter I come from a big family and have a partner of 4 years and yet the only time I don't feel alone is when its just me and my daughter my family have met there grandaughter 3 times in her life and her father is the kind of person who...
    holli29 holli29
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2013

    This Is A Long One So I Understand If No One Reads It... Could Cure Your Insomnia Though! Haha =/

    When I was about a 18months old my brother and I were taken into care, I to this day don't know the REAL story of what happened and why but the stories I got told were that she abandoned us and that she was a prostitute and a drug addict... My brother and I were placed in several...
    CoastingAlong CoastingAlong
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

    Emptiness And Loneliness

    sharing would perhaps make me a bit hopeful. as they say sharing is subsidizing and wats better way to feel a lil less loaded. let me put straight: "i do have a family but all these years i have been listening abusive slangs about me and i decided to get back only after atleast a...
    veerhunk veerhunk
    22-25, M
    Nov 8, 2012

    A Story About Isolation

    Unlike a lot of the people here, I wasn't abused as a child or at any point in my life that I can remember. I could say I was emotionally abused, although I was largely neglected the majority of my life. I was adopted when I was about four years old, I think I was happy for a...
    PinkCrane PinkCrane
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2013

    My Crazy Venting Of My Twisted Life

    i grew up in the ghetto in new orleans, my mom was single, my dad (from what i knew at the time) was either dead or in hawaii, i had 2 brothers from a different dad. my mother is 60, my dad is 71 ( yeah i was an accident child) my brothers are both atleast 15 years older than me...
    ttime504 ttime504
    1 Response Sep 9, 2012

    My Parents Died When I Was In Middle School

    I have a younger brother, but we're not very close despite our shared history. My mother committed suicide when I was 14, and my father died of a heart attack about 2 years later. I don't have anything against my parents, but up until this year I was having the occasional...
    tysonsettle tysonsettle
    6 Responses Jul 24, 2010

    Family......... So Close..... Yet So Far...

    Well I'm not sure how many of you out there will read my story.. but I guess just writing it will help me get through today. I was born In Montreal Canada by two young parents 22- 24.. at 3 my parents serperated. I remember my dads father ( my grandfather ) taking care of me...
    smokeylover33 smokeylover33
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2012


    My family fell apart when I was a young boy around the age of 6. My mother left my brother, my father and myself. My father wound up in prison leaving me to the system at the age of 12. My brother left and swore to never deal with us ever again and wound up in prison we think...
    drew5512 drew5512
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

    Always Alone

    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Was-Sexualy-Abused/3558900 I put my story above because I not want to repeat it. I send my pa to jail with a few men of the many who hurt me over ten year of life. I never been school in life and I rescue by FBI before my 14 birthday at...
    DashaisDead DashaisDead
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Oct 14, 2013

    I Found My Life And Love Back

    Good day, My name is Pearl and I would like to share a similar experience i had 3 Years ago, my life was more miserable than yours, my husband Jim left me for a Russian blonde and abandoned me and my daughters. I was saddled with the sole responsibility of caring for my family, I...
    Pearly1983 Pearly1983
    2 Responses May 12, 2013

    Crazy Life

    renee35 renee35
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

    Some Family That's Estranged, Some Friends Who Are Distant ...

    My mother died when I was 6. I turned 50 in december. My only sibling, sister, has been estranged most of my life since our mother died. In 43 yrs. I've seen her about 7 times. She had 2 children, but I never saw them when they were born. I only saw her son twice, once when he...
    2LOVEnBElovedNreturn 2LOVEnBElovedNreturn
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2013

    No Family, Feeling Like An Orphan, Just My Little Girl. So Much Abuse.

    I feel that if my childhood abuse had been reported, it would have been worse than a child called It. My mother from the time I was born never wanted me. And it seems like that whole family is just one big abusive group. The good ones either died or left. My grandmother...
    shannonsultan shannonsultan
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 21, 2012

    Born To Be Alone

    Not sure if anyone will read this, but I feel really alone and isolated. I was bullied throughout my childhood for being weird and different, both at school and by my 2 older brothers. I grew up, left the village of my childhood and went to university. Then I came to London for...
    Rubbishname Rubbishname
    41-45, F
    Oct 20, 2013

    No One

    I met someone somewhat like me but they want to be one all the time and are going through alot. I have no friends or family, Most of the people that i guess I can call friends use me somehow or really never were my friend from the start. I get so sad sometimes and depressed...
    NicolesWay NicolesWay
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    Growing up, my family wasn't really family

    oriented, and I didn't know why. Now, as an adult myself, I know exactly why. My relatives are in such competition with each other they hate to see each other succeed and it's so disgusting. My parents both died within in two years of each other. When I was 17 my mom passed...
    DonaasF DonaasF
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    An AC of Dysfunctional Family

    I'm a 32 years old female. I actually have family but we have no relationships. That's very tough sometimes. We don't even talk or email for the new year's greetings each other. My older brother is missing for 10 years. He grew up with being abused by my father. The last time I...
    EmiTakahashi EmiTakahashi
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

    My Family Disowned Me And Im An 18 Year Old Girl Living Alone In An Area I Dont Kow Without Any Friends

    it all started when i was 13. my dad found a new girlfiend. after two weeks of knowing her, he invited her to live in our family home with her 4 children. because it was only a three bedroom house and my dad already had me and my three real sisters, we were forced out...
    NoFamilyNoFriendsAlone NoFamilyNoFriendsAlone
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Feb 12, 2010

    Want To Make My Own Family, Because Mine Is Horrible.

    I am so alone. I believe in GOD and this helps me through a lot of trying times, but I want to share my life with someone. I was severely abused as a child. I was abused in every way possible. This made me very shy and unable to make friends. When I did make friends they...
    ChristianGrl ChristianGrl
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    Thats Me

    I guess Im getting up their in age. I'm 48 now. I never really had any family. My parents divorsed when I was in High School. After that, my family split. I haven't seen any of my cousins or aunts in well over 35 years now. My Mom doesn't get along with her sisters and I...
    katacus katacus
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2013

    Most of my family members are alcoholics and/or

    addicts. I haven't seen most of them for over 20 years and basically have no contact with them ever except an occasional dysfunctional e-mail. I grew up with no guidance and living in constant fear. Things were never safe in my home. I'll just leave that at that. My late...
    blessedmess blessedmess
    41-45, F
    Mar 27, 2014

    I am also sad because I have no family.

    Ok, I have some. I have a 76 year aunt in South Africa whom I love, but don't ever see. I have an uncle in England who I have never met. My mom is alive but guess what. She has a brain injury from a car accident 20 years ago and even though I see her a few times a year and...
    kindhearted222 kindhearted222
    Oct 28, 2014

    I'm use it after all these years,

    it brings peace and less stress, but it would be nice to just have one person to talk to constantly that I can relate to.
    consciousQueenRBG consciousQueenRBG
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    My Family Disowned Me

    My Grandfather molested me at the age of 6, my mother and i moved away, the whole family disowned us,m they said she brain washed me ( i still remember him doing this clear as day) My mother was an addict of all sorts and had mental illness it was not a happy childhood. I was...
    ash2187 ash2187
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2012

    Lost, And Dont Know How To Make Things Better

    Jeeez, where do you start lol. I was adopted in 79 and have no way (that I know of) of finding where I come from or who I am. This has become a pain that seems to get worse as I get older. My adoptive family though financially stable, had no business adopting a child. I was never...
    Luke1979 Luke1979
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2012


      At the age of 9 I was diagnosed with ptsd (post tramatic stress disorder), manic depression, and bi-polar.  My mother abandoned my brother and I at a very young age, I do not remember as I was a baby, but she took off and left her 2 babies with a man who beat and raped her...
    Shaliko Shaliko
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 1, 2011

    I'm So Lonely, In Need Of Friendship

    I am gay. I am a mother . I have one true friend. Other than that I have pretty much no one. It is really depressing, because I fear there is something wrong with me. All the people I meet are flaky and say they will hang out with me someday but never do. And even if they do, it...
    folo folo
    36-40, F
    Jan 9, 2013

    Were Is The Love

    i have no family, no friends. I have one living brother that is a great person but he is a drug addict and i have not been able to track him down in over two years, He is probably dead i called the state department of corrections so he is not in prison.           My mother...
    Gabrial617 Gabrial617
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 8, 2012

    Only Human

    I am in the most wonderful relationship with my wife(yes I am lesbian) and my 2 beautiful sons. My family disowned me when I came out 2 years ago. I do not have any friends, I have coworkers that I chit-chat with but no meaningful relationships outside of work. I do not live...
    westoftherainbow westoftherainbow
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

    OK, I think it’s time to write out my SOS.

    I don’t know what’s happening to me, but absolutely everything is collapsing, and it’s haunted me from the very beginning. I was born in DC to Palestinian parents, I’m 18, and I moved around quite a bit as a kid. My parents got divorced when I was 4, and I ended up...
    RubiksNerd95 RubiksNerd95
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2013

    Being Alone

    All my life Ive been alone with a mother who was more concerned for herself then anything else. Once we left home when I was 11 I already knew I was going to have to raise myself, marijuana is my best friend now, My family and friends are gone at 21 im alone my favorite spot is...
    chilero25 chilero25
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2012

    I do have family but don't really know any of

    them, my parents are older and moved away over 10 years ago, I rarely see them and when they do come to visit it's all very awkward. My mum has dementia so doesn't really understand whats going on anyway. I am married and have been with this person 10 years however he is...
    justonegirl85 justonegirl85
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    Not Really Sure Where To Start

    I have parents that are still alive in their 70's. I have 2 older brother and 2 older sisters yet I have not seen most of them for ten years minimum. I don't really seem to care much to see them or even talk to any of them, even there were not really any issues growing up. As for...
    mylife18 mylife18
    1 Response Dec 25, 2012

    When Will I Win?

    I feel my whole life I have experienced heartache and pain. My mothers been on drugs since I was 13 I have four younger brothers which we were split up and raised by different people. My dad was never around. I cant count on one hand how many times Ive seen him. My aunt who...
    BB2388 BB2388
    1 Response Aug 10, 2012
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