I Am Alone But Not Lonely

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 275 People

    I love this experience!

    ...and I'm working on getting better at it. It's been a long time since I could truly say that I was comfortable just hanging out with myself. I always needed to be up and about, hanging out with other people to assure myself of my own value. "If I'm around people, I must be...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001
    22-25, F
    Dec 19, 2015

    Conflicted Again

    See, I really don't mind hearing people call me foreveralone bro etc, but it's kind of self imposed. I can be outgoing. I have been. But, the older I grow, the more I feel that I don't need it. I'm not joining any crowd because I have had the coolest crowd one could ask for. But...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    22-25, M
    Feb 5, 2013
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2014

    I Know

    I am alone..it's true...but it's means not that i am going to die. There is lot of stuff, I want to do. Till now due to lack of time, i forget my hobbies. Hobbies, which is gift, given you by God. Which reflects real you. Till date you was just running behind daily bread and...
    remp remp
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2013

    I'm alone since my husband passed away.

    I don't feel lonely , though. My life is full with my children and dear friends. But I still prefer to have some time for myself. I like to spend most of my time when not working in my room. I enjoy being alone. I appreciate quietness . This time is for myself and I never feel...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    I Am Alone and Surrounded By People...

    I am alone eventhough I am surrounded by people... Like no one around me can identify with my pain, worries, and just me...
    chelsa chelsa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2008

    Alone Is Not The Same As Being Lonely

    I'm not good at meeting new people, and quite frankly prefer my own company above all others. I just guess that people in general won't understand me, that I'm the black sheep, that I don't fit in, am different, am not funny, am not......I can prefer myself as there's no one to...
    mrfurls mrfurls
    56-60, F
    Sep 15, 2012

    A former friend said

    that he felt I liked being alone. That is true. I do like my alone time but at times, I wish I had someone special. The point is, I am going to be happy alone or with someone. I just choose to make the best of what I have right now. I am not going to run out and grab someone...
    akindheart akindheart
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    I've been asked a lot of times "Why are you a

    loner? Why are you so lonely?" for sitting alone at school. Why can't I just be with myself? Not because I'm by myself it means that I'm lonely. Not because you are with others it means that you're happy. Why can't some people just get that there is difference between alone...
    anon152 anon152
    Sep 19, 2014

    Forever Alone, But Never Lonely

    I am one of millions of people who believes they will always be alone. But this isn't the typical sob story (it is a long one though). I'm sharing it in an effort to reach out to others like me. I want people to know that just because they are alone and unwanted, it doesn't mean...
    Cuddlebuns Cuddlebuns
    18-21, M
    Jun 26, 2012

    I don't want to be with

    or around people who can't stand to be alone with themselves. If someone can't sit with themselves and be content, then that means they will look to you to make them content. I'm not responsible for anybody's feelings but my own.
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    My Friends Are Always Around...

    I am physically alone up to 19 hours a day. If It wasn't for my cat and my friends through the wires, I think I would quietly pass away on the inside. Thank you for being here.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2008

    Had a bunch of friends in high school,

    I moved away after graduation. I kept in touch with many but after incidents transpired I cut everyone off but a few and my best friend. My best friend (who was dealing with a oxy-contin addiction) wound up staying with me and my family, long story short he stabbed me in the...
    foolishwiseguy foolishwiseguy
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2015


    i have  friends but few i trust  and like  people call  me a loner including  my parents but people keeps saying i  should blend in  i should make  friends but i am  prefer to be myself  i do not  trust people with ...
    buddhaboy1 buddhaboy1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2009

    I am really lonely want to meet a women

    interested in making up for lost time because she spent too long with the wrong guy !!!!
    stephentroy stephentroy
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014


    so im not going to lie im emotionally fractured but i try to hide my scars. i cant even tell my girlfriend whom i love so very much how messed up i've become. i've attempted suicide many times for various reasons. i have major abandonment issues and cant stand to tell anyone how...
    1 Response Jan 18, 2013

    "I've never been lonely.

    I've been in a room -- I've felt suicidal. I've been depressed. I've felt awful -- awful beyond all -- but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me...or that any number of people could enter that room. In other words, loneliness is...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 8, 2015

    Lonely Teardrops!

    Yep, I am alone but not lonely. I cry out to God often and I feel His presence within me. At times I can feel him patting my back, stroking my face, cradling me in His arms. Throughout my day, I can feel His hedge of protection all around me. Steroid Psychosis was a struggle for...
    LetMeGo2 LetMeGo2
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Oct 29, 2009

    I may not have somebody special to love

    and to care for in my life but that does not make me lonely at all!!
    26gene09 26gene09
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2015
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse
    31-35, F
    Aug 8, 2014

    Loneliness is not cured by human company,

    loneliness is cured by contact with reality- Anthony de Mello
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    I would not say I do not feel lonely at times

    but then I have the company of books and novels that I have always wanted to read but never found the time to. So I pick them up, shut the world around me and spend the next few hours in bliss (alone but not lonely). With the internet playing its role in all our lives, we often...
    Kramazpeople Kramazpeople
    22-25, M
    Dec 9, 2014

    there's a downside of being single

    but not lonely.. you're always in the safe zone.. like a poet who lost his muse, you're uninspired.. I went through my old writings..i saved them from my previous accounts.. I am touched with my own words.. there is so much depth.. but in the past, I was either in an extreme...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    I'm Often Just By Myself, But I Enjoy It Though

    Like, at school. I feel like people there just doesn't understand. They're not really like me, I feel like I'm on a different planet or level in life. They're all so mainstream, snobbish and selfish. They just think about themselves and it's aall about being popular. So I'm often...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes
    18-21, F
    Nov 19, 2012

    I dont understand why my family thinks I need

    to get out more. I love being alone. And the thing is I'm not lonely. Im happy being by myself. And I have told them this many times before. Yet they still bug me.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 3, 2014

    "If you want to be happy,

    learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do." Unknown
    Aimee17 Aimee17
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2014

    Don't have to ask permission just to go out

    fishing' or to the pub and I can howl at the moon when ever I feel the urge. I don't get those phone calls (where are you?) or the (why didn't you answer your phone?). If I was in a relationship all these things would not change because she would be right by my side doing the...
    Paul45yrs Paul45yrs
    46-50, M
    Mar 14, 2014
    fauxlady fauxlady
    22-25, F
    Jun 14, 2015
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