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I Enjoy Being Alone But I Get Lonely

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    Ever since I was six years old,

    just being around people has given me anxiety. I would watch everyone and observe their every move, trying to figure out where they would go, what they would do, what it meant and why I cared. For a while my parents thought I might have schizophrenia. As I have gotten older I...
    DarianM DarianM 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    love the calmness of being alone

    until I miss the company of mankind
    muradgh muradgh 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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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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    I enjoy being along but that's just b/c I hate

    the vast majority of people! Wise up and chill out you fools! You suck! So, yeah, I get lonely. Every now and then there's some folks I genuinely enjoy being with but they are rare and I don't get to spend much time with them. Now if I can just find that awesome partner I crave...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I love being alone...

    ..most of the time. But every once in a while, I wish I had a boyfriend or friend to hang out with. I've been having these feelings more and more lately. What does it mean?
    sims14fan sims14fan 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 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 4 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    im so use to being but myself

    but im scared because i like it but i dont want to be alone anymore im scared ill never find someone who cares
    Bmohunter Bmohunter 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I love being in my room by myself,

    listening to music, reading and writing. But I get lonely. I feel like everything has been taken away from me. My two little cousins were taken away to an adoptive family, my grandpa left back to Mexico, my parents got separated and my dad as well went back to Mexico. My mom...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M Jan 31

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    I enjoy my alone time.

    But its the loneliness and lack of connection or intimacy is the ****** side of the coin. In time maybe ill find one to share and grow old with.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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 used to socialize a lot

    until I realized how ugly the truth is...
    tulipe25 tulipe25 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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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    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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    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.
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M Mar 13

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    Granted enjoy my isolation,

    but it does get very lonely
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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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 4 Responses May 8

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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 enjoy solitude, but sometimes it's too much

    and I feel like destroying furniture. I will just sit in my room and think about how much fun people outside are having while I rewatch the same youtube videos over and over again. And it's stupid of me, because I have friends and even a boyfriend. I don't really hear from my...
    unirainy unirainy 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Now, usually I'm a really optimistic person

    but today I found that I couldn't really get out of this funk. It was like everybody was off doing something and here I am, unable to absolutely squat. It was lonely. Isolating, if you needed a more articulate word. It felt as if there was nothing I could do and no one there to...
    QuietlyLurking16 QuietlyLurking16 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Funny I have many employees

    that see me as the outgoing wheeler dealer boss. None of them would know that I really dont like being around people and experiance loneliness, regret, and failure.
    xss123 xss123 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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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 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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    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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    So with no man in the house

    for the next two weeks I'm going to assume this is going to remain pristinely clean! Have fun camping son! The fridge will not miss you, the washing machine is jumping for joy and Mum on the other hand will hear every bump in the night until you return!
    DeliciouslyFoolish DeliciouslyFoolish 46-50, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    Lord Almighty, grant me the courage,

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

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    I love being alone, and it's make me feel the

    peacefu llworld... i love to be in my room quietly while reading a book. many says if i'm mute,. but i'm not. i'm don't just like a noisy place.
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I enjoy the freedom of being able to do what

    ever I want when I'm alone, but I don't like it when I'm doing something I like to do, but have to do it alone...
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    brattybrandi brattybrandi 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 22

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    Today was one of those days/fridays

    that I found myself lonely.. It supposed to be friday but all my friends has personal commitments already. So, I went for dinner alone and thought I was feeling okay. Then 2 colleagues saw me and ask "are you alone?" Like it's already obvious that I am half way done with my...
    Shamdee Shamdee 26-30 1 Response Jul 11

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    When I picked my mood

    for this, I thought lonely would be the obvious choice. I spend a lot of time at work, it's very stressful. When I leave work I come home and even though I make it a goal to go out and do something social, I don't. I am alone, right now I am alone posting this message with...
    brian275 brian275 26-30, M May 2

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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 do like being alone,

    but then another part of me is terrified by it! And I’ve been left alone for a very long time. Even when there are people around me, I still feel completely alone! I’ve always desired to have just one person with me all the time. A partner! My true love! Someone who...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T Jun 24

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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'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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    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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    I am a writer, so the nature of my work

    requires me to be alone a lot of time. How else can one write if not sitting alone in a room? But there are moments when I feel so lonely and unloved... I may be writing my heart out at one point as if in a different states of mind, and then thinking about the person I have lost...
    lonelywriter2015 lonelywriter2015 26-30, M 2 Responses May 27

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    Ive never really felt lonely,

    until now. For some reason. I usually enjoy being by myself because its less stressful, but lately Ive been doing things all day long, and havent really gotten a lot of time to just be alone and take care of myself. Today I was with a few friends and I decided to go home a...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I have left a 14 year marriage

    that should've never happened in the 1st place. He wasn't appreciative of a warm loving & caring, ride or die woman. I had his best interest always at heart but time after time when he was needed he was M.I.A. So now with all that I endured during that 14 years I'm now so done...
    debbiebobbitt debbiebobbitt 51-55 Jul 15

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    I feel so ******* lonely right now.

    Just wanna cry my brains out... But I can't.
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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