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I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely

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    Some-days, I feel that I am the loneliest

    person in the world. Now, that “in the world” feeling may be a bit of hyper-collegiate over-dramatisme, of latent-teenage psychopathy, borderline narcissism welling up and spilling over from the dustbins of my youth (if my youth is past, where am I now? Not in Adulthood, not...
    Newydd Newydd 18-21 Sep 11

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    They Say...

    that if you want to be happy with someone else, you have to be happy being by yourself. And as liberating as it is, sometimes you do want to be close and share things. I go my own way and have fun but I can never get enough of having someone to be close to, to feel connected...
    curiosityinshadows curiosityinshadows 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    The best part of being alone is

    that you don't have to answer to anybody. You get to do whatever you want
    delrod12 delrod12 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 17

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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

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    Loneliness, it co-exist.

    .. Have you ever felt alone even in a crowd Have you ever felt alone that... you wished the world stop spinning Memories go back in time Reminding you what you used to have Remembering when you were not so alone Music - bass and all in the background Crowds swimming in and out...
    lovetilyouhate lovetilyouhate 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20

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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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    I'm ready to better myself & get involved in

    the community again. I've been depressed for a year & now I'm ready to be the old me
    Rosebox Rosebox 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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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

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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

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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

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    Ever since I've started/finished high school,

    I've been ever so lonely, I'm still that same guy who is quite, shy and awkward to be around with. I would admit to myself I don't have a physical friend, that I can call my 'Bestfriend', as I haven't had a strong friendship with some else. I have grown upon being alone through...
    h3ll0imj4z3r h3ll0imj4z3r 16-17, M Jun 20

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    night time is the worst.

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

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 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

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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 47 Responses May 8, 2009

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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

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    I Am Always Alone

    I used to love the single life. I really loved it. I could come and go as I please and I really enjoyed doing crazy wild things. I am a bit of flirt and I enjoy flirting and playing and having a good time. Then I met Mike. I love Mike and life with him is defferent. Very...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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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 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

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    I am surrounded by people

    yet i have never felt so alone... Sometimes my thoughts comfort me and sometimes they torment me... If truth be told i don't want to rise from the ashes yet again i just want life to give me a break
    honest17 honest17 26-30, F Jun 17

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    Being Alone Is Ok...sometimes

    I really enjoy being alone but not all the time. For example, I like it when there is no one at home and I can go and do whatever I want around the house but when I am watching, let's say a movie, sometimes I want to talk to somebody. It's difficult to understand, I don't get...
    ManEater ManEater 19-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    been feeling like a homebody lately.

    wanting to be alone but at the same time I wish I had someone or something to keep me intertain and not feeling this way. but I think being alone is best for now.
    madame311 madame311 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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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

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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

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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

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    I love being alone but I get lonely there's a

    prom at my school and I want to go but I can't wear the dress I wanted it was black I mostly wear black sometimes I wonder if I really connect with people..
    blackraindrop blackraindrop 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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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

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    I think it's best for me to just be alone,

    no one likes me anyway, so I'll just be alone and then just live my life I guess, having no one will get lonely, but it'll be best because I don't want to have people around me just to make me feel better while I bore them to death about what I want to talk about, so it'll just...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M Sep 27

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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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    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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Chasing Shadows

    I have few stories which involve others, and they are probably my favorites. There's always more adventure to be experienced, creating memories alone, without having to worry for the safety of another. There's always more emptiness, creating memories alone, never with anyone to...
    Remand Remand 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    Its weird because i like being alone ill stay

    away from people as much as possible, but ill start thinking why do people always leave me? But I'm the one doing this to myself.
    deviness deviness 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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 47, F 11 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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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

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    I hate being close to someone.

    When i get close to someone i get this feeling that i don't want to lose them, but the truth is in the end, everyone leaves. Whether its because of moving away, school, or they get new buddies to hang with, the end result is the same. I don't know how to explain the feeling. Its...
    EthanNail EthanNail 18-21, M Aug 15

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    There is some time I don't mine be alone.

    But there is time I wanted to go out with some one and have fun. That is what I miss. That is what I am looking for some one to go out and do things with
    Ladypanda Ladypanda 51-55, F Aug 22

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    After a While...

    I do enjoy a day (or two) alone. The weekends are cool for me, as most of my EPeeps are gone to do cool things and whatnot. I could go out and do things too, but often I just opt to stay at home, sleeping! =p I enjoy the downtime, most of the while, so I can gather my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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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 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 7

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    I've always been perfectly content to just be.

    Let the mind wander, think my thoughts, breathe. The distraction of all that will keep my mind off what's missing for long stretches of time. What's missing is feeling welcome. Welcome to reach out and touch, hold, do something nice for, be silly with, connect with, belong...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 20

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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

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    Im a 19 year old male virgin,

    and have kissed only a few girls in my life. Im socially secluded now, due to bad experiences in high school. (getting ****** over by so called friends and such) I feel there is a comfort in not being around other peoples judgements, but at the same time I get pretty...
    AussieOwner AussieOwner 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm sitting alone in the brisk November air in

    the middle of the wrong part of Saint Louis at 12 am and I missed my last bus home. I think to myself of all the people I can't call. I can't call my mom,my dad, my colleagues, and I don't really have friends that I could count on. My parents don't care and I know my oldest...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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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

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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 1 Response Nov 21

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    Somehow it always comes

    as a surprise to me that I'm going to be alone for the rest of my life. I have to be. This is the life I chose. It's what suits me the best. It's what I deserve. It's what I want. But after a while I find myself having to remind myself and make peace with the fact that being...
    stashd stashd 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    This is certainly true

    for me, sometimes i crave isolation but only for certain amounts of time before i need human interaction
    Lilys3 Lilys3 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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