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I Sometimes Feel Lonely

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    When you're surrounded by all these people,

    it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Lonely..hate It

    I am sociable as hell. I can talk to anyone for anything. I am funny, smart n easily find something to talk to. However, I have no decent friend. I can't trust anybody. And that's terrible cause I really need a friend. I start talking about private thing people I've just met and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    Is there one night of the week

    that makes you feel more alone than others? For me it's Friday, the end of the Working week.
    clutterbuck clutterbuck 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I work in a cruise ship.

    I really need someone to chat with. Feeling really lonely.
    izaness izaness 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Even if I have my family

    and my best friends with me; Thank God. But, sometimes I feel lonely, I want to love, be loved and feel special. I want to believe in true love, but it is hard to keep believe in. :/
    tudaisies tudaisies 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I feel so lonely and sad.

    I have no one to call on the phone or to go see.
    david701 david701 70+, M 3 Responses Jun 1

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    I miss my mom and BFF

    and all my friends that have passed in the last few years...
    LM96753 LM96753 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Being Independent Can Be Exhausting.

    Always having to rely on yourself, in addition to having friendships sometimes be one-sided, makes me feel lonely. I always wonder when can it be my turn to have someone care and think about me as much as I do for everyone I know and love.
    OSUbabe99 OSUbabe99 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    For some reason, I'm feeling extra lonely today.

    All I do is work because I feel if I have extra time, I would be even more lonely. I hope this feeling subsides soon.
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    It's like the roof is blown off my house

    and every now and then it moonsoons..,and everything is soaking wet. That pounding ice cold rain is how my soul feels when I feel the ache of being alone. But then I say a silent prayer...yeah sometimes with tears "Jesus you promised I would never be alone. Thank you got giving...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Most of the Time

    I can be in room full of people and still feel lonely.  I've always felt like I was different from everyone else and still do.  Even now, it's 1:45 in the morning and what am I doing?  Writing a story about being lonely.  Figures, huh? I don't mind my own...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 27 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    Its bad. Would not be

    if i had tools. But. Bad luck flows. So it may be a large part of life. Like the yin and yang symbol says.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 21

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    Birthdays

    There are no lonelier days in my life than my birthday. The ones who are close to me often forget or just don't care about celebrating, it makes me feel so out of place and not special. Last year's birthday was pretty cool. My friends baked cupcakes, made food, and afterwards we...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    I just don't have anyone to talk,

    anyone to be with... Nobody cares about me...
    Ricking Ricking 18-21, M Aug 5

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    The deepness within, begging to belong.

    The fullness that is nonexistent, but craved so badly. The silent pleading to speak, share, truly connect. The empty heart, that is screaming for filling and want. The outreached hand, awaiting the one to intertwine and fit so perfectly. The ache, the numbness, the broken...
    ThoughtFulMoments ThoughtFulMoments 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    So I don't really feel

    that way now, but I often do... But so I thought this was interesting... I mentioned that I was broke lately, well I started doing stuff to try to fix that problem! I am making some progress, and I'm feeling pretty good. But, to the point... I rented out a room to a kid that...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Especially late at night

    when I can't sleep like tonight.Every one in the house is asleep. I'm awake and I'm forced to be alone with my thoughts.I hate being alone with my thoughts.I just lay here in bed and wonder if I'll always feel this lonely.Will I ever be happy again? Wish I was having passionate...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    But how do you meet people without looking odd?

    I mean sure, you suggest pubs, cafés etc. but let's be honest people go to these places with their friends rather than to meet new ones. If you turn up on your own and try to join in with others you're going to come across as strange. Let's be honest, these days people become...
    amyvictoriaaa amyvictoriaaa 18-21, F Jul 29

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    I Am Having A Lonely Day Today

    This sometimes takes me by surprise, when the tears well up in my eyes and I simply have my sad lonely feeling inside. These days I want to curl up in my bed and shut the world out. This is the time when I want that special man in my life so I can wrap myself in his arms and...
    kindacurious2 kindacurious2 46-50, F 6 Responses May 10, 2012

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    The Silence I Need...

    Sometimes I am not even alone, but I feel as if I were. The embrace of the solitude wraps me and I don't even realize it. When I am writing or trying to put some feeling on the paper, I embrace the solitude. The solitude doesn’t need to be a negative thing, it has the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    Have you ever been surrounded with lots of ppl

    but still get this emptiness feeling. I don't know why but that's just i feel sometimes. i would like to find that special someone that compliments me but also accepts me with all of my crazy and i will do the same for them....
    Hotfairy1980 Hotfairy1980 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    You know those days where you really need to a

    hug or talk but no one is beside you, so you just want to curl up in a ball and sleep until all your problems go away.....? And Wake up when it's over... And your happy again and life is normal... Yep it's one of those days...
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    Sitting Next To You

    i shouldnt feel this way I should want to be closer to you not as far away as I can get.  it doesnt help that you are one of my only friends.  when i look to you for comfort at times you make an effort mostly you arent paying attention and other times you really stick your foot...
    okay10 okay10 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2011

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    SmileAlexandra SmileAlexandra 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I feel like this is not a bad thing

    but more of a normal thing. Everyone feels lonely and left out sometimes.
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    When I'm caught in a net

    and I haven't a clue All I've got to do is climb the ladder to you Climb the Ladder When there are ghosts in my coat and everything is askew All I've got to do is climb the ladder to you Climb the ladder to you All of these faces are crowding around me with mouths open wide...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    Yes Im Lonely

    I was divorced a year ago this week, seems like an eternity ago, then it seems like it was yesterday... having all this pain, lack of trust, not really having any close friends hurts..emotionally... needing love seems like a hopeless cause, dont know who to trust, listen to, open...
    singleagain47 singleagain47 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Being on EP lately makes me feel

    even more lonely. I don't know if I am just depressed in general or if being here is making me depressed. Or maybe they are feeding off each other. Not that any of that matters.
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 36-40 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey everybody, I'm new to this Experience

    Project. Anyways, I just wanted to express that lately I feel like I have lost some friends. The "best friends" that I thought I had some months ago, are not my "best friends" anymore. Only one of them, but she lives like 20 minutes away from me. I have a boyfriend of about a...
    iloveleague iloveleague 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Just For Tonight.

    I don't normally feel lonely. I'm used to my own company but lately, my older brother and sister are having fun with their families and im left to care for my chronically ill mother. Who I do love very much :) but I just cant help but feel lonely. Maybe im just feeling like this...
    supertamza supertamza 18-21, F Jul 19, 2013

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    I only feel like this

    when Blake is gone for a trip around the world :(
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Sep 16

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    Like right now. Lonely

    as in I wish I had someone aside from family and friends to tell me they love me...and mean it.
    MoonlightDreaming MoonlightDreaming 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I wonder sometimes if I never meet a partner

    will this lonely feeling ever go away. Can I be happy and feel loved by someone who's not really mine.
    itsalwayssun65 itsalwayssun65 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    To anyone who reads this I want to point out

    this isn't some sort of pity party or a cry for help or anything; just me venting or whatever. So in 8 days (Aug 15) is my birthday and I have to say I feel pretty damn lonely thinking about it. I'll be 37 and I have no one to enjoy my birthday with. Now over that weekend I...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I guess i feel a little lonely today.

    I'm not gonna lie or fight it. Well, at least I got my dog with me lol off to study.. Some more.
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F Aug 20

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    Braecridhe Braecridhe 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    The Wind

    There are moments when I think the house is actually moving. But it's been here since 1860. I guess it won't blow away tonight. But that wind... That ghostly howling... That multi-layered, anguished shriek... Windows rattle and groan. The frigid night streams in through unseen...
    Sharpie7 Sharpie7 51-55, M 8 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Godance22 Godance22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Lonely and Shy Poem

    I desperately search for a way to reveal my thoughts, my empathy, my happiness, and yet, I don't say a word. The solution stares me in the face. Just speak your mind, let it out, so they know there is so much more and yet, I don't say a word. Why is it so...
    Cerulean66 Cerulean66 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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    You can't force love.

    . You'll just end up feeling lonely.
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F Jun 4

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    I can burst from Borden.

    Need somebody to talk to.
    cathybrown620 cathybrown620 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Sometimes being by myself

    for too long creates this huge cloud of loneliness for me. I wish I had someone but on the other hand i feel like i would be bad for the person.
    Juliathepainter Juliathepainter 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Speaking Words Of Wisdom, Let It Be...

    I feel alone, even if I'm literally not. I have my best friends, my family.. yet i feel alone. Explain that one.. Maybe i'm broken. Who knows. all I know is that when I feel overwhelmed by my lonliness, my brains sort of shuts off, that can't be good. I think I am broken. It...
    RoyallyCrushed RoyallyCrushed 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2011

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    Lately I've been feeling

    so lonely, I don't know what's wrong with me?? I see people every weekend and I go to school and see like 6286228 peopld so how am I lonely. I think it's just hormones or something but it's weird.
    sindyrose sindyrose 13-15, F Sep 15

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    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    I just want someone to talk to

    that can understand me. I am a handfull. I want someone that will share their life with me, someone I can share mine with. I am married, not looking for a relationship. Only looking to find someone in my position to talk to. HELP!
    badgirlpollyanna badgirlpollyanna 36-40, F 6 Responses May 25

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    Sometimes.....

    I sometimes feel like I just need to be held by somebody who loves me and feel like I'm protected from the world. I sometimes feel like I need to be told that somebody cares for me and would see no harm done to me. I sometimes feel like I need somebody to listen when I need to...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    eddiehughes eddiehughes 46-50, M Aug 15

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    cathybrown620 cathybrown620 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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