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Why does it seem like this happens to me and no one else?

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Last Updated: 11/02/2020 at 11:29am
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May 20th, 2015 1:31pm
Hmm, I'm sorry to hear about that, I can imagine what you must be going through for you to make that statement. I will give you two popular quotes; 1. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. 2. There is nothing new under the sun(that means some other people has worse experience than you. And also count your blessings instead of your problems... you will see that there are more reasons for you to be thankful to God. for example; you can see, move your hands(that i know) there thousands of people that wish they could just see light just once or touch someone they love..... Count your blessings and name them one by one and you will be happy
April 8th, 2015 3:03am
I feel like we think this way because it is hard to imagine other people going through the same thing as ourselves. Usually when people think this way, they're upset and they feel alone. This only contributes to the loneliness
September 9th, 2015 8:13pm
People often think that, but you are never alone. There are people around the world, wich have these problems too. You can go to an organisation, who knows people with the same problems.
November 23rd, 2015 7:21pm
You may feel as if the whole world is on your shoulders, you may also feel that everyone has a better life than you but in reality that is not true, everyone is going through something some just hide it better.
December 22nd, 2015 9:18pm
When something seems to happen to you but no one else, it could be because no one likes to talk about it, or it's an unusual circumstance. Whatever the reason, realize how there are people here who are ready to help in any way possible.
January 4th, 2016 5:36am
I am a compulsive liar. I don't do it on purpose, it's just second nature to cover my problems entirely. And I'm not alone. Believe it or not, you are surrounded by bent and broken people struggling with the same things you do. We cover up our issues and insecurities to put on a front for the rest of the world, but underneath, there are people just like you.
July 19th, 2016 5:27am
Many people go through different struggles but are, for some reason or another, silenced. You can be sure you're not alone - you just haven't found your peer people yet.
March 27th, 2017 11:46am
Sometimes you just feel alone that you feel like you are the only person who feels like that and you think that nobody will ever understand you
May 2nd, 2017 8:50pm
People can be bad at sharing their feelings and may feel embarrassed to. So they don't talk and therefore we are all in the dark about how many people are living and dealing with the same problems we are dealing with.
November 20th, 2017 5:20pm
Because you are the writer, hero and audience of your own story. Let me tell you a secret! Everyone thinks that all the bad things happen to them and no one else!! Thats because you spend 24 hours a day with yourself and only a fraction of that with others. I hope I helped
January 23rd, 2018 11:53pm
It seems like this happens to you and no one else is people you and other people experience different challenges at moment and or time and whats been at hand too so no you and someone else can share the same experience.
November 2nd, 2020 11:29am
It's interesting how pain and sorrow tend to be perceived as exclusive. I think it belongs to the way we try to cope with these feelings. When we feel hurt, the idea that what happens to us doesn't happen to anybody else, eases the idea we're not feeling completely understood. If my pain is unique, no wonder I feel so lonely in my pain and nobody can make the difference. I'm sure there's a forum with a thread that resonates with you: give it a try and reach out — you'll see there's a lot of people sharing your own views if not directly your own issues.