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I Have No Family and Friends

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    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

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    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 36-40, F Oct 20, 2013

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    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

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    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 36-40 Dec 25, 2012

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    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

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    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 18-21 3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35 2 Responses May 12, 2013

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    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 22-25 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25 6 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    Crazy Life

    WELL I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START....I HAVE A HUGE FAMILY...AT ONE POINT WE ALL WERE CLOSE...AFTER MY GRANDMOTHER PASSED,EVERYONE STARTED DOING THEIR OWN THING....MY MOM IS MORE INTO HER SISTERS AND OTHER DAUGHTERS MORE THAN SHE IS ME..THE ONLY TIME SHE COMES AROUND IS WHEN SHE...
    renee35 renee35 31-35 2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Scared.

      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

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    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 4 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Alone...again

    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 26-30 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    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 36-40 6 Responses Sep 22, 2010

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    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 46-50, M Aug 31, 2013

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    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 18-21 1 Response Sep 9, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    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 31-35 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Seriously. None. My last friend and I stopped speaking this summer. And now I can officially say I have ZERO friends. In real life, online, in my head. I have a big family so they...
    saalanko saalanko 18-21 1 hr ago

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    I was born in Southern California and when I was one and half we moved to Canada so we could be with my family. When I was in Canada I had thousands of friends and five really...
    Allallalla Allallalla 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Im confused what to do. My bestest friend who I adored and was in love with took advantage of me. I loved him like a brother and even a lover. I wouldve done anything for him even...
    Priyanke Priyanke 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    Sometimes I wish I had friends but at this point in my life I don't have the time or energy for a friendship. I always give so much to my friends.. I'm honest, thoughtful, helpful...
    xobrowneyedgirly xobrowneyedgirly 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 20

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    I literally have no friends. I'm really awkward and I don't talk a lot. I never think I'm quiet I just don't know how to talk to new people. When people think I'm quiet they...
    kwestdavis kwestdavis 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I really need to vent out my feelings bc I have nobody else to talk to. I'm starting to get more depressed, antisocial , lonely because I literally don't have any friends. In my...
    harryshyuna harryshyuna 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I have little experience with people and I have a hard time trying to keep a conversation going so i have few to no "friends" the only ones who speak to me are the ones that can...
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I don't have any friends. I have some fake people I know who are only around me if they are benefiting from me.. But I had to cut them off. I deserve more respect than that!
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I have no friends and need someone to talk to. preferably on a instant messenger.
    TheHound8902 TheHound8902 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I have no friends because people scare the **** out of me. Some people are cruel and I have anxiety problems. I get so lonely sometimes and I wish I could just hang out with...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    i want to have more friends on EP so whenever i do come on here it seems like a place to stay on and not rather just look on for some peole to chat with ...come one all i have...
    romell romell 36-40, M a week ago

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    Yesterday I was talking to my friend Sara about 9/11 because it was yesterday 13 years ago. We talked about remembering the day which I didn't because I was only 3 at the time, but...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Need advice... I started a very unexpected friendship with a teacher at my children's' school. It came completely out of nowhere; I didn't even see it coming. But it's light...
    ShouldntFeelEmpty ShouldntFeelEmpty 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't stop crying bc I feel like this world is tearing my family apart. I already lost my brother and now my sister picks her friends over me. I miss the days when I would wake...
    alleycat888 alleycat888 13-15, F Sep 23

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    I am very angry at my sister. She always puts me down. Before the board exam results came, we are busy praying for her to passed the board exam. She was very nice back then. Very...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I have always looked for friends that don't have/keep that many or any friends. This is because, while I can talk to several people at once, I like to put all my energy and focus...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    My school friends areYazmin (Monkey)Shannon (Nemo)Jack (Chad)Katelyn (Dillo)MaggieThere not all like my friends...But i think theyd be considered my friends.Yazmin is my neighbor...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Just curious what was the weirdest experience you had with a family member that involved nudity?
    COD101 COD101 18-21, M Sep 12