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I Have No Real Friends and Few Family

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    It sucks. But it's true.

    I'm 27 now and feel lonely most of the time. No close friends, no spouse. No sisters. Even none of my cousins are close to me anymore. We never were that close. I'm just different and hard to understand. It's so depressing to spend the weekend alone. I'm really hopeless and...
    thatawkwardgurl thatawkwardgurl 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Only My Grandmother

    Our of all my family members, I'm only close with my Grandmother. My mother has some subliminal problem with me, it's like she's jealous. My half brother is pompous and judgmental. My half sister is ok, we could be close if we put effort into it. My cousins and me are on two...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    I have no friends. I have always kept my circle

    small. The few friends I did have completely screwed me over and I let them go. Now I have no one to talk to. The only social interaction I have is at work. Both my parents are deceased. I keep my family at a distance. It would be nice to just have someone to hang out with. And...
    htoure21 htoure21 31-35, F 3 Responses May 27

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    I wish I had more family

    than I do. I have no grandparents and all of my uncles and aunts never want to spend time with us. Every holiday is boring and it's depressing because I hate hearing how everyone else is chilling with their cousins or uncles and I'm doing the same **** every year. Nothing....
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    We Would Like To Belong To A Family

    Briefly, I grew up in a disfunctional family.  Drug addiction, alcoholism, criminal activity and mental illness all were the norm.  I am an addict too.  I never felt like I belonged.  I was convinced that I must have been adopted.  I am not.  I waited on the outskirts for...
    BlessedGirl1971 BlessedGirl1971 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    As this app was loading it showed a picture of

    a young boy and girl hugging eachother. It made me realize how deprived I am in terms of connecting to other humans. I've never had a lover and my first friend was kind of an ******* to me, but he was a kid so I guess I forgove him and blame his ****** mom. I theorize that this...
    Raptorpsychologist Raptorpsychologist 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    xjulianax xjulianax 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    Sad but true. Moved to new town all I do is get

    drunk now. 24d. Hurt my back so I can't move a lot :( I'm so lonely!
    need2Bcontrolled83 need2Bcontrolled83 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Resigned

    My father was mentally ill, my mom full of anger and anxiety. All I remember is sadness and being scared. I'm smart, attractive and educated but would gladly give it up if I could have lived my life without all the noise in my head and all the mistakes. Disfunction attracts...
    hopebeyond hopebeyond 51-55 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    I want this to change.

    I bust my *** in life, i don't deserve to live like this :/
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Sucks but it's true .

    Not comfortable w to any ppl .
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F Apr 19

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    Setting Boundaries Is Good

    I have to set boundaries with family and friends and I do not apologize for it all for that. I have learnt that you have to let people know when they are overstepping your boundaries and when they are wronging you... because real friends don't bash you and a real friend does not...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    I Am The Definition Of Failure

    Hi everyone. I'm gonna be honest here. I believe in God, but I don't know about my life and what God plan to do with it. I think God hates me or maybe he created me just to be an example of a failure to everyone else. First, I cannot do anything, like literally anything (Sports...
    ABoyInForeignCountry ABoyInForeignCountry 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    I'Ve Alienated Myself

    I've always been a loner, but it getting worse. I've cut myself off from most of my family, as i dont like some of them as people. i dont believe the "have my back" so to speak. I often think that they will turn up at my funeral and i can do nothing to tell them to get lost. I...
    dmiracle14 dmiracle14 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    Haven't spoken to anyone in my family in

    several years. The few friends I have are spread out around the country. With a divorce, it's just a hard time right now.
    Visium13 Visium13 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    This is what led me to ep.

    I need someone to talk to and understand how I feel. To say I have no family wouldn't be true. I have a husband and five children, whom I love dearly. I do not speak to my mother, for good reason. I never knew my biological father. A brother and sister I rarely have contact...
    ktjade ktjade 31-35, F Oct 18

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    My Family

    I initially joined this group because I do not know my family. I use to do drugs alot when I was younger and alienated most of my family away from me. Now that I am completely sober I have lost all of my friends(thankfully) and my family still acts the same way. Those were my...
    allenbird allenbird 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    No Family

    When you lose family it truly hurts. I never had full family, My mom had illness and alcohalism and left when I was 12. My dad a workahalic that was emotionally unavailable. when my older brother left home he dis-associated his self from our family from then on. My sister had...
    pararose pararose 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    Being Let Down Too Many Times To Care Anymore

    I feel so disappointed and damaged. My social life doesn't even exist. I think that people are extremely selfish and self-absorbed, nobody really cares for you. Why is it, that when you talk to someone you feel that nobody really listens, they're just waiting to interrupt and...
    meskininkas meskininkas 18-21 6 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Reply To A Card I Received From My Mother After 17 Years Of No Contact...

    Here I enclose a copy of the letter I sent in reply to a card I received from my mother, who found my business address online after 17 years. Her card comprised of a couple of paragraphs about how she was coping after the recent death of her 'husband':It contained little enquiry...
    est941 est941 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    I'll Just Be Alone Forever

    It continually gets harder for me to make friends. I've always moved around a lot and as I got older people would always stick with the people they grew up with. I have nobody I grew up with or was friends with since I was little. Other than my aunt,uncle,cousin and grandmother...
    xXStitchedxPoetXx xXStitchedxPoetXx 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Its not like any one would understand!

    even if it was in English Hai, sono shin no watashinochichi wa watashi o utsu to watashi no okāsan ga watashi ni chūi o haratte teishi shimashita... Sore wa son'nani warui itai.. ... Nō kazoku dare mo jigoku IM tandoku oyobi subete no akumu to beddo de, sore wa suu nure...
    SilverFlippy SilverFlippy 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I definitely don't have Friends NOR family .

    My best-friend got pregnant at 16 , so that left me pretty much alone off to explore this world on my own , my family is full of "WANNA BE`S " all materialistic , i hate being around them . They stingy as hell , nobody helps anybody , everybody all for themselves . i hate my...
    BeautynBrains4 BeautynBrains4 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27

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    This is true. I'm a long way from 'home'.

    Currently caring for my mother. And whilst I know a few people this way, I only 'know' them because they're connected to my mother in some way. I don't do pubs and clubs anymore and it is kinda isolated out this way. Even back home. It's not like I have an army of friends. More...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Single Women Just Don't Get Me :(

    Theres three essential absolutely ESSENTIAL things I look for in the opposite sex. HUGS, LAUGHTER and plenty of TALKING. This is the foundation that must be in place for any relationship to develop for me.HUGS..................This is something I really do NEED. Yup I have to...
    chattychap087 chattychap087 46-50, M 7 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    After Divorce

    I used to have a lot of friends until I divorced. In order to defend her affair my ex told a lot of lies about me and cost me everyone I knew. That was 10 years ago and those friends have never been replaced. Over the years many came forward to aopoligise but it was too late. I...
    Coffee71 Coffee71 36-40, M 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    I have my two brothers

    and my mum. I really really want real friends.... I'm so lonely and am a poor excuse for a human. I always end up getting used and hated... People only like me when they want something. How can I get friends when I walk the streets of two towns and get nothing but negativity...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Kill Me Please

    What is there to say? I have no friends and my family circle is limited. The only bloodline family I have any communication with is my brother who is mentally deficient and we don't get along. I don't know my biological father and my mother died 2 years ago. Both of her parents...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I love my husband dearly,

    but I need a friend or two. You know...just somebody to talk to about anything...go to have coffee with or shop. I used to have that...but I made a bad decision (one of a few), moved from one state to another, and in the process, lost the wonderful friendships I'd formed over...
    catsmeow59 catsmeow59 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    There is a solution to this dilemma.

    Build a new family! Most would call this just making friends, but I'm suggesting an organization to help. Twelve Step groups can be a wonderful place to begin.. Specifically, Adult Children of Alcoholics is a group, informally organized, where people with dysfunctional...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Its such a rare thing to actually find a true

    friend... Most of them pretend to care but are most likely to ***** behind ur back. Few are your friends when they need comforting and when its their turn to comfort me ... They are just tooo busy. Who needs fake friends like those
    wishing4babydust wishing4babydust 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm always out because I can't stand your toxic

    presence. So excuse me for not feeling guilty for not spending enough time with you. I love you but you make it so hard for me to do that. I'd rather go out and be free than stay with you and feel my self-esteem drop by the second.
    amorverdan amorverdan 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Ignored For Life

    I have a big family so we are always having get togethers. So when i go to these gatherings I always feel left out, I'm always the one that is being ignored and no one even seems to want to be near me or even talk to me. I try to talk to others but they keep looking around the...
    babydoll73 babydoll73 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD I dont really have

    any friends and i havent had any for many years except my wife and kids. I have a few people i talk to online but other than that no contact outside the house. Im stuck on disability because of an anxiety disorder(Avoidant Personality Disorder) im trying my best to overcome...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I want to kill myself

    as no one cares for me
    shaslyg shaslyg 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    I don't. I never had real friends.

    If I had a 'friend', they were fake. I would get talked about secretly or turned against and bullied. The family I come from is ****. I get judged for my personality and bitched for pointless things. I have a split-personality and that's all I need.
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Sad and Alone

         The only friends ive had were the foes, the people who use you for something but have no interest in truly being your friend. Now that im out of school I have no one, and the few people who do talk to me do so out of pity, making me turn down...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    No One To Really Talk To

    I moved from one state to another a couple years back to be clser to my "family" because i felt so alone as a single mum and thought i would be able to get a little help and socialise more. I have been here for over two years now and it's worse than what it was at my last place.I...
    Bebelee Bebelee 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    I Guess I Just Suck.

    It's crazy how you have to please people just to have friends. Where have all the good friends gone? Where are the friends who really have good intentions, instead of the bad? Where are all the good friends that actually have your back, rather than ride it? Do they still exist?
    Misspurple Misspurple 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    Same Crap, Different "Friend"....

    so at one point, i thought i had a circle of 3 very good friends. i now see that i was wrong. 2 of them got married a few years ago and completely cut me off. and the last one i had left, has now hurt me as well. we have been friends for 13 years. he lives out of state, and its...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    The..spirit...of...childhood.

    i.....miss..the...spirit...of...my...childhood.......i..was....surrounded.......by......so...many...loving...people........i.....knew..there..was....always..someone.....to..turn.....to......some...one...to.....comfort......some...one...to...laugh.......with....some...to......do...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Apr 28, 2012

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    About Me

    Hello out there. I am 27, and I feel like an outsider. See, first of all, I am a single mom of two boys. They are young, but I have been raising them on my own for the last two and a half years. Before that, I was married to someone who I thought loved me, but turned out to...
    WeepyDonuts WeepyDonuts 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    Well, I used to have friends

    but in the process of dating and got married afterward...things aren't the same. Now, i'm totally have no friends to talk to or hang out. I am also so stress about life as i'm putting everything on my shoulders to make things look as if i am okay because i don't want my family...
    raysuck raysuck 36-40, M Jun 23

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    I Am a Dying Breed

    When I was young, my family did their best to mold me into what they thought was perfect, but I always fought it. I struggled for 17 years to be myself befroe I finally left home to pursue it. Now, I am precisely who I wanted to be all those years, but I find myself alone. I have...
    Adyingbreed Adyingbreed 21-25, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Just Acquaintances And Relatives

    I used to have friends and was close to my family. I moved away for college and feel that my absence made them forget about me. I started to get busy with school and work that I slowly started to lose my friends. I always thought that if they cared that they would understand. I...
    esrios esrios 26-30, F Nov 5, 2013

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    I Feel Like I Have No One:(

    I have people that I'm related to but i don't consider them to be "family" simply because they are not really around and i don't feel close to any of them at all. my mother was adopted at the age of 11 by strict christian people who wanted a daughter but couldn't have one. my...
    electrapleiadian electrapleiadian 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    gamergirl16 gamergirl16 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Never Had Any Friends

    I am very sad these days. I have had three family members pass away in the past three years. It seemed that after all three passed on, that things calmed down. I was ready to try to start some kind of life on my own. Just as I felt sort of comfortable with the way things were...
    lonelybyrd lonelybyrd 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    It's Not Much...

         I dont even know where to start... i guess it all began as a kid when my older half brother would beat up on me, i must of been twelve or thirteen at the time. looking back now im not sure if it was something i did to make him angry at me or just the fact...
    Volk Volk 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    What sucks is that I honestly only have a few

    real friends .. I had so many friends before, but some just turned there backs on me. And my own Bestfriend chose to date this girl he barley knows than to save our friendship. That's why it makes me wonder who are my real friends? Who can I trust? And my close family that I...
    sanchez18 sanchez18 18-21, F Jan 14

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    Hii. This is probably one of the hardest things

    to admit to yourself.. but realizing you have no real friends... and only a few family members... I am a freshman in college.. Throughout highschool, I had two friends (in highschool) that I really talked to. The one (ill give her a nickname) of michelle and me were super close...
    Inspiredbydepression Inspiredbydepression 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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