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I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely

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    Quite Rewarding

    I sometimes have fun doing things by myself - sure it will get boring sometimes if you don't really have a friend to share some moments with, but its very rewarding to have some time in the day to just be alone for however long to relax. I love reading, writing or being creative...
    crazybananas crazybananas 19-21, F Mar 4, 2008

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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 43 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Fear Of Being Alone

    A brief smile as you pass someone by, a quick hello to a remembered face, instantly forgotten among the masses. An innocent conversation with an old friend or colleague, who desperately tries to remember who the other person is they are talking to. Inherently, people are always...
    Stacy8989 Stacy8989 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2010

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    No One Ares

    I like my privacy but sometimes I fell like a loner I mean my family hardly cares my "friends" barely care and I feel left out all the time I don't even. Have a best friend that I can tell all of this to...
    courtneyDan courtneyDan 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    I Can't Make Friends.

    I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely even though I only like to be with most people a little while. I seem to rarely feel the way others of my age do and even have different values. I find if I'm truthful about some of the things I feel and would like some feedback, I often...
    Huckmarsh Huckmarsh 66-70 2 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    Averamente, When you do this long enough

    until it doesn't hurt anymore, you're free, it is the dawn of self effication. Meditation say some.
    Randy1a Randy1a 51-55, M Jun 4

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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 enjoy being alone cause I can think freely

    but while thinking i feel lonely.
    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Need Input Pleasee

    I need some input on my situation. I feel lonely all the time but its mainly my fault. I feel like I've not put an effort into meeting more people or hanging out with old friends because its easier not to. But at the same time I want to. I used to and i was bored. there were very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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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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    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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    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 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 have been on a vacation about a month ago

    with my mom, sister, and niece. My niece was bad being bossy, whiny, and spoiled (I will admit that I was spoiled up until I was ten, but never like her). I enjoy the benefits of being single, but life gets really lonely at times when I see others around me in relationships. I...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jun 7

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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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    Loneliness Almost Killed Me

    Well before I met my wife I felt free at first being alone was fun no rules no responsibility but I found out the hard way that being alone isn't always the best thing... No one to talk too about that stressful day or talk too when your sad. I realized this and became depressed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2013

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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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    I always ask for people to leave me alone

    even though I don't mean it. I'm starting to miss all of my old friends I think I pushed them all away. I just need someone to make me feel alive again. I just talk to a lot of boys to make me feel wanted even though I know there focus is on one thing
    JQuelley JQuelley 13-15, F Jan 11

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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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    I grew up with my parents,

    I lived under their roof up until the day they both passed away, I never left their side. I am terribly ashamed of this. It's wrong to live with your parents into your 30's and 40's. I am use to living with my parents. I know no other life than being around them. Waking up with...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I Wish There Was a Balance...

    I typically enjoy being alone. I am perfectly fine just being in my room relaxing on my own and watching tv.  I can just chill with my door closed, but I can't act like I don't get lonely sometimes. There are moments when I just want someone who I love and enjoys spending...
    Some1Else Some1Else 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Here I Sit...

    Eating lunch alone at the Gordon Biersch by my workplace. Good food, lots of people, no one paying me any attention beside the wait staff. I like being alone but I sure wish I had someone to talk to, face to face. Oh well, back to work.
    flailure flailure 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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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 May 2

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    Being alone has is so miserable at times.

    I just relieve myself to feel better
    magellan81 magellan81 31-35, M Mar 28

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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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    Just How It Feels

    I'm so lonely it hurts, I have never felt so a lone at this moment in my life. It never once was this way for me. My friendships feel like they've faded. I've lost people throughout life by death or they just leave because things go too wrong or their lives become busy. I'm so...
    happyeel happyeel 22-25, M Nov 20, 2013

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    Its good thing being alone you have your own

    experience but being lonely is quite depressing and sad!! I think everyone should have they own space but never get too lonely it's not a nice feeling.
    Sanahfatima Sanahfatima 18-21, F Jan 23

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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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    Always Me Who Knows Me

    I prefer to be alone. I used to be the life of the party. Even when I was raising my older children. But years of work and broken relationships caught up with me. I thought sex was love!  Now I am divorced and raising my youngest two children. I enjoy being alone. And, I do...
    bipolarmom42 bipolarmom42 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    Always Hot And Cold

    I enjoy being alone, but I get lonely. Im a 20 year old college student. But not your typical one portrayed in society. Not as much as I'd like anyway. Or would I like it? Im actually the opposite. Im a homebody, but not my choice. Or maybe it is by choice. I mean I want to go...
    TaintedElegance TaintedElegance 18-21 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    Communication

    I know this feeling.  I like being around people for the warmth people can bring sometimes, and their sense of humor but some people are annoying.  I can respect people for the differences and I can argue fairly.  However I can't control another's reactions to me...
    infowoman infowoman 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2008

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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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    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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    I really like being alone,

    because when I'm around people I end up saying something stupid, because I say whats on my mind, alone in my own world, tho I wish there were someone out there who understand me and be there for me, to be honest I gave up on that person long ago, and that's ok really! Ok...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jun 7

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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.
    gio36 gio36 36-40, M Jul 6

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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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    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 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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    Why Cant There Be More People Like Me?

    I do have a hard time making friends. Either they do not have anything in common with me or they act that they do but eventually I see thru them. It great that you can just go off somewhere and be alone. There is so much you can do when your alone. But sometimes I think why cant...
    Terrapin Terrapin 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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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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    So lonely.........😔 the worst is

    when you're in a relationship but feel single?
    pampsy pampsy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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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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    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.
    wonderlustdreamer wonderlustdreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I really enjoy being lonely

    because this is the only thing that I can have my own space
    Linds16 Linds16 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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 pretty much spend my childhood playing with

    myself. The kids around my old neighbourhood are way older than me so i have almost no one to play with. So i just played with my playstation 2 and i enjoyed being alone at that time. Then i went to sunday school where i met my 2 best friends Tim and Kay. They showed me how fun...
    EthanNail EthanNail 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Related Experiences

    the thing is im lonely when im not alone. when im on my own, i shed the several walls i have up at any time and let my guard down. When im alone, i can wear shorts and a tank top...
    FreeJazz FreeJazz 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok I'll be the first :) I am anti social I prefer my own company and I like to sit in silence. I like myself to it's easy to be alone with myself. That's not to say that I never...
    screwedntattooed screwedntattooed 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    It's not really about being alone but more about being the only one trying to maintain my relationships. I find myself being the first to text anyone. They never go out of their...
    savannah764253 savannah764253 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I hate being alone. But its even worse whe youre surrounded by people and you still feel alone and empty. Im trying really hard to be happy but its so hard.
    patric5678 patric5678 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    "If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I left school in May after finishing my GCSE's meaning i am currently had/having all of May,June,July and August off for a summer. My sister still goes to school all day and both...
    SilkyDoughnut SilkyDoughnut 16-17, F 3 Responses