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I Think Loneliness Is Painful

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    Please

    Please...notice I hurt...Show me a smile...some act of kindness...Anything! I can't stand being so alone...I can't keep my will to breathe...Just one friend...please?
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow 18-21 3 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    The Problem With Lonliness

    I feel it way too often and no you don't have to be physically alone to feel it. I believe that living with one's self is the hardest person to live with. Not liking yourself or feeling unworthy of the company of others makes you feel very, very lonely. So, being alone with...
    Libbilee Libbilee 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    It Is!

    Not just emotionally painful, but it feels physically painful to me as well. I think it puts all kind of stress on me and makes me sick. I've heard all my life that it can kill. I think they must be right!
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Loneliness

    Im just lonely. When I'm around friends I can't help but to be envious of their intimate relationships. Why is it only me, why when I like someone so badly they dont notice. I'm so tired of being alone, just to feel the warmth of someone else hand touch yours. A beautiful kiss on...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 3 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    Yesterday I kind of broke down It's been

    happening for a long LONG time, trying to stay positive but it doesn't work I feel absolutely miserable but my outside appearance seems fine Here's something I scribbled out (to be read with a country type) One time one time. I never really thought I'd lose my mind, all...
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    In the Mirror In the mirror,

    a reflection. A Victorian nightgown, moves from my hand. A reflection. A cow, round and slow, my own nakedness. I stumble to you , I cry. Somewhere from out of a museum, You, a bald square statue, Two stars that flicker more now. You stumble towards me and cry. You whisper, I...
    mafields mafields 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Alone

    I feel so alone and it hurts more than any cut and it leaves so many scars. these scars are the worst because no one can see them and almost no one knows they are there. the pain is killing me and this being alone is tearing me apart.
    thealuckdemon thealuckdemon 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    I gave birth to a baby girl two months ago.

    All the changes are overwhelming. My boyfriend works constantly, so does my parents. Five days outta week I'm alone. It's the worst feeling ever. I never felt so alone before In my life. I wouldn't trade this life but I do feel isolated and it is painful.
    kaytiexgurlxoxo kaytiexgurlxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I Must Enjoy The Pain

    I've felt lonely my entire life. I should be used to it by now. I grew up as an only child with no father. My mother was always depressed. I didn't have any friends my age. I spent hours playing alone. Growing up I was socially awkward. It got worse during my high school...
    thisisme0088 thisisme0088 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    I have felt the pain more

    than normal tonight. I feel the loss of something that I thought was great. It wasn't great though. It was deceit. Yesterday it was not so bad. It seems to be worse at night. I just hope the pain fades soon. There is no pain like a broken heart...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Being gay makes me feel

    so alone and lonely. Like some people think it's a ******* joke. People don't treat you the same. it's sad because not everyone will accept you for who you are. it's like you always have to find a way to please everyone to like you. :(
    Margaretxo Margaretxo 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    That Empty....Hollow Feeling...

    When you are trapped in the bottom and completely broken, loneliness is the worst poison. The times when you are faced with something no one else can really relate to and all you can do is go home and sit there alone, you start to think that no one really cares. Because no one...
    JustJacob JustJacob 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    Yesterday my best friend shot himself.

    He lived beside me too. At first I couldn't believe it, but I knew it was true. I've never experienced this kind of sadness in a while.
    PrincessUniverse PrincessUniverse 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Genesis 2:18 18 And the Lord God said,

    “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
    Panman60 Panman60 56-60, M Feb 14

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    I Have Started Talking To My Headmates Again

    Headmates are more or less like imaginary friends, if you like. Back in 2009, a few of them cropped up in my mind because I was intensely lonely after being diagnosed with depression and being dumped by my partner. Today, I have started talking to Ryo and Kaori again. This is...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    If you cannot love pain,

    you can at least love the lessons it teaches
    mikiec mikiec 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    They moved on happily.

    .. Effortlessly ... And you?
    deadpoetry deadpoetry 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    It Cause Me Pain

    being alone is not good, not good, not good, at least not for me. when i keep a lot of time alone i start to think sad things and it make me feel down in the dumps. it cause me pain, and i start to cry..................and when i have nothing to do is same too, having a lot of...
    thenewmisslunallena thenewmisslunallena 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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    There's A Difference Between Being Alone And Being Lonely...

    I quite like being alone. I've always been a bit of a loner, and I enjoy my time to myself. If I'm around people for too long, I really start to crave some time alone. I'm not a lonely person. I very rarely feel lonely, even when I am alone for long periods. But sometimes...
    BowieGirl BowieGirl 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    The Only Person I Talked To Today

    was a clerk at the supermarket who unlocked the DVD I bought. I feel painfully lonely. I need someone to spend time with, just chatting about random stuff, maybe have some food and a drink. Someone to chill out and have fun with. Someone to cuddle. *sighs* I wish I could meet...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 4 Responses May 7, 2011

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    Eternal Loneliness

    Hands shaking Stomach aching Heart pounding Alone with your surroundings No one lends a shoulder With every cut you make, your blood gets colder In this cruel cruel world, you're all alone Not even the moon is by to guide you home Only the pills will listen Only a knife glistens...
    simplymexo simplymexo 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    You Bet It Is

    Never underestimate the physical, emotional  and mental pain of loneliness.It kills people.The elderly give up  slowly but surely. They've  lost their partners,sit in homes, wait for a visitor till that hope has  gone to the wayside as well.I have a soft spot in my heart for...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 19 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Lying

    The worst lie are the ones we tell ourselves....we lie and convince ourselves bull shiit. We lie about things we should of seen. We can be so blind. We lie to convince ourselves of things, so we don't feel pain and get hurt. But lying to yourself hurts the most, especially when...
    Xxhurtepainxx Xxhurtepainxx 22-25, F Jul 12, 2013

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    To keep my story short- i had it very hard in

    my life. I dont know why people treated me this way, that i became sick, but i cant find answers to this. All i feel is pain, shame and hurt. I had abusive parents and at school nobody ever reached out to me. Otherwise i was hurt there too. Like im not human, like im not worth...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Apr 10

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    I Feel It

    I believe i can literally feel my heart ache from loneliness sometimes. It's getting harder and harder to believe that I'm not going to die alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Suffering

    The wind has dried my tears, and yet my heart is crying still. My soul is filled with pain and yet I am empty Lord. Memories crowd around me, holding ,touching. Yet I am lonely Lord. The wind has tossed the sands and the footsteps are fading Lord. The wind has dried my tears...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    Loneliness Is Painful

    I HAVE BEEN LONELY BEFORE AND IT IS VERY PAINFUL SO IF YOU ARE LONELY AND NEED A FRIEND JUST LET ME KNOW I WILL BE HERE REACH OUT I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND AND TALK TO YOU,YOU ARE NO LONGER ALONE
    PROUDGRANDMAOF6 PROUDGRANDMAOF6 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    I merely exist...here in this lonely room.

    I can't move...I only think. I think of happier days...when I was engulfed in love. Now, it's gone...only darkness remains. At first I fought, but now I let the loneliness have me. I let it jab at my body until it bleeds...I let it squeeze my heart...until it bursts. I let it...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Loneliness

    The loneliness i am feeling inside is like a parasite that suck my sanity away. The pain is so severe and so painful. I hate how it make me feel so depressed and just want to get myself drunk to forget the loneliness inside. Yet when i get sober, the loneliness still here and i...
    TinaFeyforever TinaFeyforever 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    Past.

    Why can we not change the past Or right the wrongs that forever last Painful memories cloud my mind It hurt to be naive that time Raped of mind and innocence lost I had no say in what it cost Dark dreams await my sleep It hurts so bad I start to weep I'm alone with my pain Am I...
    rockerlover rockerlover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Very Unpleasant

           Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling in which a person feels a strong sense of emptiness and solitude resulting from inadequate levels of social relationships. However, it is a subjective experience.         Loneliness has also been described as social pain...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Even With My Children With Me I Feel Lonely

    I just lost my husband, he was murdered. I feel so so lonely, I have 4 beautiful children but even though I am with them I still feel I am all alone. My heart hurts. I really physically feel it hurt. I was such a happy person now I am just a zombie living without thinking..alone...
    tristeviuda tristeviuda 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    It Leaves A Huge Hole In My Soul.

    I'm losing myself.The pain of being lonely is unbearable.Guess what,I'm good in keeping my distance with people.Its like as if I'm living in my own imaginary world.I convinced myself that I'm not lonely because I could runaway by reading books.Geez,that idea is horrible.The pain...
    miztagarfield19 miztagarfield19 18-21, F Sep 2, 2013

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    The Circle Of ....

    My personality is sometimes an interesting eccentricity even to myself..i can isolate myself from people for days, when i am feeling depressed, odd or just bad for whatever reason..no phone calls, no friend contact , my daughter and cats are my contacts.. Then the aches drive...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 3 Responses May 16, 2010

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    Understanding Loneliness

    Loneliness does not come from having no people about one,but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself,or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. If a man knows more than others he becomes lonely. But loneliness is not...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Just remember when you think your free,

    that crack inside your ******* heart is me. I've reached the speed of pain .
    cartwright66 cartwright66 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Do you know how many birthday candles,

    wish flowers, shooting stars, 11:11 clock wishes, prayers, etc I have wished on to end this pain I feel it washes over me so random yet so explosive my body aches with inner pain it's unbearable if you know the feeling then you know how it feels to be overcome with heat and fall...
    paradoxkey paradoxkey 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Loneliness Really Hurts.

    I think loneliness is more painful than anything anyone could say or do to you. Loneliness is the one thing that really hurts.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M Apr 1, 2012

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    Forgotten..

    I feel alone a lot of the time, like I've been forgotten by people who have claimed to care about me. I don't blame them... well, not rationally anyway. We have busy lives. It happens. But after awhile, I always get the feeling that if I never make the effort to remind them I...
    definedinsanity definedinsanity 26-30, F 2 Responses May 26, 2010

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    I Know It Is

    I remember when I was extremly lonely I would roll up in a ball on my bed and cry myself to sleep. I would feel like I didn't belong in this world cause I was always alone. Loneliness is not something I think anyone should have to go through.
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Oct 14, 2013

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    Left Alone

    I have no one to really turn to anymore. I have no friends in the town I live in. My old friends forgot about me. I'm nothing but a memory. I feel the urge to cut again because this loneliness is driving me insane and into a deep depression. I feel hopeless. I feel like no one is...
    xxToxicDarknessxx xxToxicDarknessxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    It is... I don't know

    why I'm writing this. Maybe because lately I've felt lonely. I have an amazing boyfriend. He's so sweet and so good to me. I remember when we talked about going different places. He's in culinary school, and I mean what better way to learn then going to travel. He got an offer...
    lunaloves lunaloves 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    You

    I want to make me feel like you make me feel everytime you flirt with another girl. If you don't want to be with just me then LET ME GO.
    Lovehurts96 Lovehurts96 13-15 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    Rise

    I wanted to run away from the madness. I will not compromise for anyone. I keep drawing a path, not knowing what's in front of me. But I keep trying till the end, till the end of time. Someone to meet me eye for eye. Then I'll lay my head down, sleeping in everlasting peace. I...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    It's That Gnawing Empty Feeling.

    I may still be young but I'I've experienced enough to know that nothing has hurt as much as being lonely. It feels like loneliness slowly eats away at me from the inside because it just seems to get worse with time. Even when I'm surrounded by my closest friends I still feel like...
    FlameShogun FlameShogun 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    Do U Have The Same Experience?

    I hang out less and less often as my friends and I are getting older. I used to hang out w/friends when we were all younger. Some of us were still single. No kids, no bfs or gfs to report to, or they joined us in a group too. As friends are getting married and becoming...
    mindparking mindparking 36-40, F Jul 14, 2013

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    Sad

    Sometimes I feel like I can't talk to anyone . I love my boyfriend . But I know I just sound like a broken record to him :(. How do I find a best friend ? It seems no one is genuine anymore
    Andromeda333 Andromeda333 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    I'm so f***** lonly I hate this I suffer to

    much with this I hate life and want to die
    Sarahsworldofpain Sarahsworldofpain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    His Daughter,For A Little While.

    The following story is about a man who lost his beloved and loving daughter in tragic circumstances,having also lost his wife a few years previously he found himself alone in life.His other daughter living in Canada and not being close to him. He stopped every morning on his way...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    All i can see is darkness.

    There is complete nothingness. I feel like people can see through me as though I am a walking spirit. I don't matter. Nothing matters and so why feel anything? I am too tired to feel. And so the days just blend together into one never ending shade of gray. I punch thing...
    CannibalizeTheMerciful CannibalizeTheMerciful 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    TeKKeeVee TeKKeeVee 61-65, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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