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I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely

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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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    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M Jan 31

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    Solitary

    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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    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response Mar 23

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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 see people around me having fun

    and enjoy their lives ... but where is my right to have fun and to be loved ... to have friends that arent stupid , boring , pointless and of course Arrogant ( even when they got nothing to be arrogant about)!!! Anyway.. the solution that i found is to use any opportunitie to...
    yossass yossass 18-21, F Feb 15, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I'm shy and afraid to make friends.

    I don't know how to talk to people even when I do find someone I enjoy. I work so much that meeting new people is impossible. When I do hear myself talking to people, I get insecure and think they're probably not into the conversation and wouldn't want to be friends. I try to...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F Jan 24

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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 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 9 Responses Jan 23

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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.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Mar 13

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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 live on my own and it gets really lonely

    sometimes. i see family fairly regularly, but i dont have many friends, either online or irl. and its not like i dont have things to fill my time with, i guess im just missing someone to listen to, and talk to, i just cant seem to be able to form that kind of relationship...
    nathinitup nathinitup 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I like to spend time with myself

    but sometimes you just need someone to talk to or lay with .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I enjoy my own company

    but when I want someone around they are pretty much like "screw you selfish *****"! Can't blame them. I really believe in karma. It is a *****.
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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 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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    a little lonely today.

    but it's fine because I'm so ****** exhausted. so I'll probably just sleep it off anyway
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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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 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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    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M Jan 24

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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 5 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Little Social Life

    I spend a lot of time home alone watching TV, playing video games or read. Of course I "come up for air" meaning I hang out in group therapy few days a week to be around people. Or I'd start feeling depressed and lonely. I enjoy my solitude most days. I have very little social...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Oct 13, 2012

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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 used to socialize a lot

    until I realized how ugly the truth is...
    tulipe25 tulipe25 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am having such a tough time right now.

    Whenever my boyfriend is around, I feel like i want to be alone in my apartment and be able to do whatever I want. That's how it use to be and I loved. But now when he goes home, I get really lonely and sad. I use to enjoy and be comfortable with the loneliness and silence but...
    thecatsmeow27 thecatsmeow27 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    Now don't get me wrong,

    I love/NEED my me time, or I go a little crazy, and I don't mind being alone. I can do all kinds of stuff by myself and have more than enough fun, but sometimes I do get lonely. But I don't necessarily want a relationship so much as a friend. I want someone to hang out with and...
    beautyfromthis beautyfromthis 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5, 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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    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 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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    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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    Most of the time I don't need other people,

    and I like being alone, but late nights like this push me. I only get lonely when I'm tired, so I'm consistently lonely after 2:00 am. As a result, most of my mistakes have been made after 2:00 am. :O
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I like doing things in my own style,

    be a loner, but when people desert me and give me that 'Ok, this one can't be trusted' look...I dunno. I get angry on the inside.
    IvyTheWolf13 IvyTheWolf13 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    It's nice sometimes. Being around others is

    awkward and makes me uncomfy. I'm not really a people's person I guess. But it does get a bit lonely sometimes I suppose.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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 1 Response Feb 7

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    I am not a victim...everyone's circumstances are

    both self-dictated and the result of other people's words or actions. I have been "alone" for about three years now after the end of a LTR (nine years). The heartbreak and emptiness are working their phases out and hopefully leaving by the back door soon... I've spent the better...
    AntiquitusBlue AntiquitusBlue 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 15, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I miss having good friends.

    ever since I moved I didn't want to be friends with anyone. I had one very close friend and now I have none. I miss having a real connection. I wish I could have that again. someone that actually cared and wanted to share everything with me.
    MrGensin MrGensin 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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