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I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely

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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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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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    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

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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, 2015

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    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 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25, 2015

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    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

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    brattybrandi brattybrandi 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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    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

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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 3 Responses May 8, 2015

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    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

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    cougarloving cougarloving 26-30, F Dec 24, 2015

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Jan 19

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    October 12, 2015 9:57 P.

    M. As much as I extremely love the feeling of being at home, with less or no people around with, being alone in a warm and peaceful atmosphere, there are times when I regret it. I treasure and take friendship as one of the most important next to a family, and romance is not...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency 18-21, F Nov 14, 2015

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    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

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    Conflicting much? UGG.

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

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    viqsteels viqsteels 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Feb 21, 2015

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    It's a double edged sword.

    .... I like some time to myself....but then I wish I wasn't alone so much.... I'm learning to deal with it and just accept it.....and enjoy every moment for what it is.....
    Miklee02 Miklee02 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 1

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    It's hard for me to be alone,

    i need support and attention lol and just to feel im a worthwhile person I need validation,apparently constantly.Don't feel like going into it now but Ive always felt not normal as a kid even now,just feel ive gotten more abnormal as ive gotten older and i hate it,because all i...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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, 2015

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    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...
    viqsteels viqsteels 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    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

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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 spending time here with awesome people

    but at the end of the day when my head hits the pillow I am still alone 😢
    belliston belliston 46-50, M Nov 13, 2015

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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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    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M Jan 31, 2015

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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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    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

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    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 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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    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 26-30, F Aug 12, 2015

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    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 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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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 Jun 24, 2015

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    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

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    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 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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    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

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