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I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely

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    I  so  enjoy  being  alone  sometimes.   But  there  are  times  that  I  feel  so  lonely.  I  enjoy  being  alone   it  is  great  but   ...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 46-50, F 11 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    I have found that I am a lot less stressed

    and enjoy my life so much more when I'm alone but sometimes I feel like some things would be more enjoyable if I had a friend with me, like traveling and going to concerts.
    jetsettergirl jetsettergirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm an introvert so it's

    rather normal for me to love being alone. But I'm going to be living on my own next year for uni and I'm scared to death of being alone there.
    notarikon notarikon 16-17 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's like when I've been alone too long I want

    to be around people, but once I'm around them for a little while I just want to be alone again.
    ItsTheSmallThingsInLife ItsTheSmallThingsInLife 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I am starting to get used to having the place

    to myself but sometimes I wake up and listen to the empty house. I just lay in bed hugging my pillow and wishing I had a warm body next to mine. I wouldn't wake him. I would just listen to his breathing.
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F Jan 31

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    I actually prefer to be alone

    than to be with a large quantity of people surrounding me. The noise and the presence of a crowd makes me really uncomfortable. I would rather stay in a corner than to be at the center. But sometimes I hate to be alone especially if you see groups of people having fun together...
    Cheiyn Cheiyn 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a writer, so the nature of my work

    requires me to be alone a lot of time. How else can one write if not sitting alone in a room? But there are moments when I feel so lonely and unloved... I may be writing my heart out at one point as if in a different states of mind, and then thinking about the person I have lost...
    lonelywriter2015 lonelywriter2015 26-30, M 2 Responses May 27

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    I enjoy my alone time.

    But its the loneliness and lack of connection or intimacy is the ****** side of the coin. In time maybe ill find one to share and grow old with.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always enjoy being alone

    until i saw everybody around me having their own bestfriends and their own groups and i just sit there all by myself .. How pathetic
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F Sep 30, 2014

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    It is not unusual for me to enjoy my solitude

    and feel lonely in the same day. Solitude is like a wine, you drink it and feel warm, light and happy, but often you don't realise that you drink too much and you end up on the floor.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Jul 6, 2014

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    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M Jan 31

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    I love being alone and like not hanging around

    other people because I feel comfortable enough to do things by and for myself, but the times I do get lonely I get kinda sad but then get over it cause I do have people around me I just gotta have some balls to talk to them and stop being shy! but loney-ness isn't always that...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F Jan 25

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    Alone and Lonely There Is a Difference

    Alone is the time for you that place we all don't mind being in sometimes the personal space we all need. Living alone can be great things just where you want/need them things set just how you like it a nice routine or lack there of a place to have guests when you want them a...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 48 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I'm am not a people person.

    Most of the time I'm annoyed at everybody because the people at my school are so fake. That's why I prefer to be antisocial then pretend like I want them around. I do get lonely but its comes from wanting real people around me that makes smile instead of frown.
    Alisha39 Alisha39 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 23

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    when my parents go to relatives.

    I am very happy being lonely in home. but after sometimes I feel very lonely. I am shattered.
    sumit555 sumit555 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I really like spending time alone

    but sometimes when I see other people going out with their friends I just feel really lonely. I have friends but we're not close enough to invite each other to go out. Every time I befriend somebody, they always find other people or someone else who they're more comfortable with...
    cmusic890 cmusic890 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I'm honestly better off alone

    but I have to say, sometimes it would be nice to fall asleep at night knowing that I had someone to wake up to.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses May 8

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    "this Isn't How Its Supposed To Be

    ‘THIS ISN'T HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO BE ‘ Here I sit in a small country town, in a borrowed house. With nothing to do except entertain myself. This isn't how it’s supposed to be!!!! I miss my children so, so much, but am not in a position to be with them. They live with their...
    aussiegreg aussiegreg 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    I love being alone...

    ..most of the time. But every once in a while, I wish I had a boyfriend or friend to hang out with. I've been having these feelings more and more lately. What does it mean?
    sims14fan sims14fan 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I often feel like in just

    so alone. That no one wants to talk to me or even cares. Sometimes I like being alone, but whenever I need someone they're not there. I just feel like I have to do everything myself, deal with my own emotions without any help. It's killing me inside.
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2014

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    I enjoy solitude, but sometimes it's too much

    and I feel like destroying furniture. I will just sit in my room and think about how much fun people outside are having while I rewatch the same youtube videos over and over again. And it's stupid of me, because I have friends and even a boyfriend. I don't really hear from my...
    unirainy unirainy 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Ever since I was six years old,

    just being around people has given me anxiety. I would watch everyone and observe their every move, trying to figure out where they would go, what they would do, what it meant and why I cared. For a while my parents thought I might have schizophrenia. As I have gotten older I...
    DarianM DarianM 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I picked my mood

    for this, I thought lonely would be the obvious choice. I spend a lot of time at work, it's very stressful. When I leave work I come home and even though I make it a goal to go out and do something social, I don't. I am alone, right now I am alone posting this message with...
    brian275 brian275 26-30, M May 2

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    sometimes i feel like im misunderstood by

    people, so i like to be alone. while at other times, i wish i had someone who genuinely understood why i am, the way i am.
    insanityler insanityler 18-21, F Jun 11, 2014

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    I'm taking it a night at a time.

    I keep looking in the mirror and hating everything I see. I talk to strangers when I can. but. it's just a bandaid.
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    I just want to talk to someone,

    someone that isn't "normal". I'm sick of what society considers normal, and the standard and criteria that you have to meet in order to "fit in". Does anyone else feel like they don't belong anywhere?
    GlobalInfamy GlobalInfamy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    love the calmness of being alone

    until I miss the company of mankind
    muradgh muradgh 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I used to socialize a lot

    until I realized how ugly the truth is...
    tulipe25 tulipe25 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I spend most of my time usually in my room.

    Sometimes I don't feel like going out or doing anything. I am always looking for friends who just want to talk.
    Rippie Rippie 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    Funny I have many employees

    that see me as the outgoing wheeler dealer boss. None of them would know that I really dont like being around people and experiance loneliness, regret, and failure.
    xss123 xss123 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    People say if you don't have fun you shouldn't

    live you're life and keep moving on. Well I think about that all the time. But sometimes it's better too be alone because sometimes when you do have people around you they make you feel like you should just go be alone again.
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Mar 13

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    I hate this horrible down lonely feeling

    that overcomes my every being once in awhile :(
    Bnb30 Bnb30 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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    I'm doing charity work

    for Christmas because I'm scared I'll get real negative thoughts on those unforgiving days
    xxperience xxperience 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    Lord Almighty, grant me the courage,

    the will and the dignity to stay away from my leo traits... till she is mine.
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I love being alone, and it's make me feel the

    peacefu llworld... i love to be in my room quietly while reading a book. many says if i'm mute,. but i'm not. i'm don't just like a noisy place.
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I just moved to a new country.

    I don't have any friends here, except some people that I know from my new school but we are not close. I've been quite comfortable with my solitude so I don't force myself to go out there and make new friends. However, it's sad sometimes at the end of the day, when people go...
    bakergirl89 bakergirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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    I enjoy being alone cause I can think freely

    but while thinking i feel lonely.
    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2014

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    im so use to being but myself

    but im scared because i like it but i dont want to be alone anymore im scared ill never find someone who cares
    Bmohunter Bmohunter 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    night time is the worst.

    i am an insomniac
    animecutie69 animecutie69 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    I enjoy the freedom of being able to do what

    ever I want when I'm alone, but I don't like it when I'm doing something I like to do, but have to do it alone...
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I do like being alone,

    but then another part of me is terrified by it! And I’ve been left alone for a very long time. Even when there are people around me, I still feel completely alone! I’ve always desired to have just one person with me all the time. A partner! My true love! Someone who...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I love being on my own

    but then there are times when I don't. Times when i want a friend to hang out with or talk to I wish i had someone who would call me there best friend.
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Hello. i know some of you out there experience

    the same. I haven't really made any new ones, I get nervous talking to people and also I get scared of getting close to people because I don't want to get lose people. Can i be your friends or do you want to my friends? :(
    obyys obyys 18-21, M Feb 7

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    I have come to realize

    that I am alone because I like it. Instead of trying to fight it and be "normal", I am going to accept it. I cannot be someone I am not. I simply don't enjoy being around a lot of people. I am not super shy or unsociable, I just don't need or want that much attention. I have the...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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