I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely

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    I have fear of people due to some reasons.

    I'm afraid to be in a large group of people. My scars are not old. I have PTSD,i get flashbacks,anxiety attacks especially at night time. I've been taking counselling,succeeded stop taking sleeping pills,it has been six months since i've started new bolunteer,i do drawing...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 19

    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

    I have friends.. if you could call them that.

    But lately I don't want to be around them. It's a dark feeling when I'm alone, but I'm savouring every moment of it. I want sit alone in a pitch black room, and welcome my all fears, suffering and pain.. This inferiority complex is driving me towards the abyss.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 6

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

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    cougarloving cougarloving
    31-35, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    I like to be alone in my thought sometimes.

    But it does get really sad when you feel like there is no one to share your thoughts with. I will have God to talk to. But human interaction is something I think almost everyone wants.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 25, 2015

    we are alone *together* the only thing we have

    mastered is the adding on of life....yet *another* misunderstood empty vessel
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 31, 2015

    We trust to our peril,

    but to not is to be alone. And then---Oh the silence!
    robcharles11 robcharles11
    66-70, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    I have been like this

    for a while. I would like to socialize like I used to. But lately, I don't care to hang around people. I have nothing against people or crowds or anything like that. I get invited to different things, but I usually decline. I would rather be alone. Then when I am alone, I would...
    MikeofMilwaukee MikeofMilwaukee
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 15

    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, 2015

    I love spending time here with awesome people

    but at the end of the day when my head hits the pillow I am still alone 😢
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 13, 2015

    been single now for almost 3 years.

    it was awesome when i first started being single. but now, i find myself very lonely at times. life is meant to be shared, i think. any single women out there that feel the same, msg me. appearance is nice, but not necessary for me. what's on the inside is what counts most...
    keepinglifesimple2 keepinglifesimple2
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    I do not get lonely anymore.

    I have learned to enjoy my own company, but I have also learned that I am never alone when in the presence of the earth. There is life all around us and that is enough for me. My anishinaabe teacher once said, "A native is never alone" And having adopt the beliefs of the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 6, 2015

    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

    Like right now. It's times like this

    when I miss married life. Having that warm snoring body, predictably next to mine was comforting, & I felt secure. I'm not sure it'll happen again, because practically, there are aspects I don't miss, so I go back to being glad I'm alone. For example, many men don't clean to the...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Mar 17

    So I've always enjoyed my own company

    since a young age. I still do now but it has caused me to be socially awkward, I have no clue what is the social norm lol dating and meeting new people is nil to never and eventually I do want that white picket fence with blue panel windows and a husband with kids and a dog...
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 21, 2015

    Just a walk in the woods reconnect with

    myself loose myself in thought the quite stillness nature around me sings time for me to just be living, nothing more notice the beauty of the world melodies teeming life the energy connecting us soft breezes caressing skin the warmth of sunlight flowing waters passes time...
    BreakingTheRules BreakingTheRules
    31-35, F
    Aug 12, 2015

    I don't know why, but I can't really stand

    being around others.. I always get scared I'm going to say something stupid that makes them not want to talk to me anymore. I always feel safer when I'm alone in my room drawing with my music on, or daydreaming. Yet I get lonely when I don't talk to anyone. People on the...
    Musicislife03 Musicislife03
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2015
    brattybrandi brattybrandi
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    Its 4:37am,I cant sleep bse I jus cant seem to

    add up the pieces in my life.I dont kno wat to call it but why is it so damn difficult for me to have sm1 who actually cares?All the people in my life seem to love me when am around.Am very far away from my family and friends.My mum has never called me,am actually the one who is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    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
    2 Responses May 8, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 6, 2014

    Some might find this contradictory

    but it really isnt . I like my alone time and as a writer my job depends on it. However I also get lonely and when that happens I desperately need a friend.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    Sometimes I act like I can stand alone

    but in reality all I really need is a best friend to vent with when im feeling down and out. 😔
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    I enjoy being alone, i really do.

    It is in the absence of other people that I feel at most at ease. Yet, I feel lonely. I think the reason why might be because once I understood what it meant to be with someone, that special moment won't ever fade away. Even when I need a moment to myself, the thought of a...
    starphantom starphantom
    18-21, F
    Mar 12

    Most of the time it's ok.

    I mean, I know my choice to be single makes sense. But there are times. Usually early in the morning when you roll over and find that cold spot!......
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    I spend a lot of time alone.

    A lot. It's always been more of a choice rather than anything else. While I love people, especially good hearted and mindful people, I get tired of them. There are few people that can just be with quietness when around others. I'm all for quiet. As I get older, I realize...
    Panagonia Panagonia
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 6

    Hey everyone. Thank you

    for reading this. I've always been an extremely bubbly, outgoing and sociable person. When I'm around people I'm always the "life of the party" but then when I get home, I feel a huge sense of relief and feel like I need time alone to recharge my batteries. I've recently found...
    loveloveloveee loveloveloveee
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 19

    i just want somebody to be honest with me,

    don't need to be cold or overly nice. . . please just be honest with me i'm so tired even though i just haven't met right one,this makes me feel i've never been good enough...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 10
    Fallflower Fallflower
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2015

    i love the feeling you get

    when ur all alone but get bore to it after sometime..i want a change in my suffocated life :/
    maleehay maleehay
    18-21, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    I haven't slept in 36 hours,

    and for the past 4 hours I was outside admiring the ghost town of a city it is at 4 am. Then to see the time flying by, people coming out, the sun illuminating the sky. Craving a conversation that strips the bare shield we all put up. From interest, to thoughts, secrets, just...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 30, 2015

    I crave to be with other people

    but once I'm around other people they annoy me to the extreme. they are either too loud, make me feel very awkward, or I feel like I don't fit in. so I prefer to be alone but I still want to be around others. but people who aren't annoying and closed off
    powerStorm powerStorm
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    Conflicting much? UGG.

    Hate it so much.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 7

    I have no friends. I have coworkers I talk to.

    .at work, and I have a boyfriend of almost 3 years but that is an experience in itsself. He is more of a hermit than me, and we don't share the same morals or maturity level...I think I keep him out of guilt and companionship, though all we do is Netflix and chill. My hobbies are...
    Amaunet Amaunet
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    Next week will be moving into a house with no

    one but me there most of the time. This will be the first time ever completely by myself....no room mate..
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    Has anyone else gotten

    so lonesome they made life sized rag dolls to be your friends, then dressed like a rag doll to fit in with them, then started to feel like your new friends didn't like you that much, but you couldn't move away from them because you were still pretending to be an unmoving rag...
    ItchyNugat ItchyNugat
    36-40, M
    Jan 13

    No one has ever watched the sunset/sunrise with

    me. I've asked a million people a million times but no one ever would. It would mean so much I would probably cry if anyone ever did.. it'd be like them stabbing a knife through my loneliness and having someone there for the first time, it'd be very emotional to me.
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    UGH I get so lonely to have a romantic partner

    but I don't know if I can ever trust a man again. I have high standards and I think that is good. I think we all should have. Sometimes I just want to be held and there is not anything sexual about it. Sometimes I just want to be attached, want to look forward to seeing someone...
    Used2Dream Used2Dream
    36-40, F
    Mar 15

    weekends like this suck,

    u stay in bed the entire day,wishing u had someone by urside,u watch episode after episode.Good thing is am missing no one I want back.Doesnt this lonely life hv an expiry date?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 19

    "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
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2013

    Lord Almighty, grant me the courage,

    the will and the dignity to stay away from my leo traits... till she is mine.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    I reccomed getting involved in

    as many social activities as possible and who ever it is you looking for should just come right along to if you see you shall find if you knock it shall be open to you I.E Join more social networks. I recommend skype and Tiny Chat I use both especially Skype and I fill...
    OddyChanz OddyChanz
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    On my days off I only want someone to talk to.

    Everyone else is at work or doing something. When I talk to people sometimes it a quick one two days of talking. How are you going to foster a friendship with only a day or two of messaging? So lonely.
    Salsaman87 Salsaman87
    26-30, M
    Dec 30, 2015

    I'm definitely one to enjoy the peacefulness of

    being alone but it can definitely get lonely at times. It can be quite the vicious cycle.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    I prefer solitude, but yearn

    for a connection. Not with another human being, though being with that one of a kind special someone is always a beautiful thing, but with something greater than anything in physical form.
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Aug 13, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 31, 2015

    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, 2015
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