I Like Being Alone But Hate Being Lonely

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    That oh so familiar ache of the hollow,

    low beating heart has been creeping up on me all evening. Tonight the pain seems so much more acute. I feel utterly alone. This feeling is nothing new. At times it knocks my breath away as though someone has just kicked me square in the chest with all their force. I try to...
    haileystorm114 haileystorm114
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    if anyone wants a friend

    or even just people to talk to i made a group of really good people all are welcome. all u need is message me and ill introduce u to the group
    luke40171 luke40171
    18-21, M
    Nov 4, 2015

    I can't stand it! I love being on my own

    but when I want to have companionship and no one is around it really sucks..
    trin2013 trin2013
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    Welcome to my life! I love being alone

    and by myself but I absolutely HATE the feeling of loneliness. It's a feeling like no other - a feeling of being unwanted and outcast. I'am DEFINITELY an introvert as I have no social motivation nor do I make any attempts to meet friends. Why? Because I fear rejection...
    FallenAngel500 FallenAngel500
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    Yes its like I need space

    but i hate being alone
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    I really am an outsider

    even to my friends. Guess it's cause I seem like the forgiving type. I've always expected it but now that it's happened I hate it. My friend's been upset all day she was helpful to me and I was helpful to her. She didn't have enough money to pay for her food so I gave her some...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 19

    i like beig alone when im with nature

    or when i want to be alone with my thoughts but i hate being lonely when im with people and no ones with me xp
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    So I typed in "feeling lost in my 20's" on

    google and this app popped up. Basically, I do love being sociable and having a good Chin wag but working in London with weird hours over the last 4 years has ended up in my friendship groups fading into nothing and feeling quite lonely. The issue occurs because I have a very...
    NurseR1265 NurseR1265
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2015

    I can sleep on the couch

    for as many nights as I want without offending anyone.
    AlisynWonderland AlisynWonderland
    41-45, F
    Jan 14

    I like doing things or play games alone

    but I don't like it if someone doesn't give a **** about me. I just need someone to be with me.
    LordVlade LordVlade
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2015

    Being alone isn't technically lonely,

    but when you have no choice BUT to be alone it definitely feels odd and lonely. I feel as if school is the only get away I have. Even my home isn't a home to me as much as it should be. I just rather hope I can get out of the situation I am currently in sooner than later.
    anon0109 anon0109
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    If I want to go to a football game

    or a museum, I get into the car and drive myself. I don't have to plan around another's schedule. When I'm skiing alone, I don't have the terrain is to challenging or to easy. The singles line is always the least crowded. I can take lunch whenever I want. It's the Goldilocks...
    EngSkier EngSkier
    41-45, M
    Nov 15, 2015

    I'm in a real complicated situation in life.

    .. Don't gone bring up all here... But my feelings and emotions are not in balance. I have not go to bed togheter with my wife for I don't know how many months. I love spending the day alone. And I'm just hate it when she comes home... If she comes in to the same room I'm...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
    26-30, M
    Jan 17

    people find it hard to believe

    that i enjoy vacationing alone. i do enjoy my own company. right now I'm in IKEA alone. I found one of their setups displaying an entire apartment with small square footage and the bedroom portion is actually behind a curtain and it is affording me some privacy. I'm now lying...
    GracefulKat GracefulKat
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 21

    I truly enjoy my alone time,

    but when I think about the fact that I don't have any friends I get really lonely. It makes me wonder why nobody wants to be associated with me willingly. My only social support is my family. Although I'm very grateful for them, I can't help but feel that they have no choice but...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 23, 2015

    This is so me! I don't like many people

    but I get very lonely, especially at night! I would sleep so much better if I just had someone to cuddle up to at night
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife
    18-21, M
    Mar 1, 2015

    I enjoy cooking just

    for me and watching a good movie alone. I hate when I'm in the same room with someone and feel completely alone, this only seems to happen when I'm in some relationships or my depression is at an all time low.
    berntoblack berntoblack
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    I wish I could make some of my family understand

    that just because I enjoy my solitude doesn't mean I can't get lonely.
    SqueezeTheLemon SqueezeTheLemon
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 14

    What's the point to all of this?

    I mean really. Surely its not being the best you can be or living life to its fullest. When I was being the best I could be, I was hospitalized for a night with a concussion, a broken jaw and PTSD. I still have not fully recovered. Thanks yen and yang. When I was living life to...
    joshypoookc joshypoookc
    36-40, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    I love my privacy and my space,

    I'm independent to a fault. However, all my friends are in relationships and the only two of my friends that aren't live too far away. I'm starting to feel left out, lonely & to be quite honest with you pathetic. I've never really felt lonely before and it does scare me a bit...
    Dreamer248 Dreamer248
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    Sometimes, I find it necessary,

    not because I am mad or sad; it's just a way to recharge my batteries.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jan 14

    I like being solo. it's gets stuff done quicker.

    Plus I'm not good in social situations. But I want to be held every now and then. But My feelings contradict themselves when it comes down to it.
    XObedearx XObedearx
    Nov 1, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    It's worst when I'm not busy

    and have time to think about the fact that I have been on my own for a very long time, and may continue on the same path in the future. I like being alone from time to time, but not always.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Jan 18

    i just want someone to sit with me

    but to shut the **** up
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2015
    IsMeJodi IsMeJodi
    18-21, M
    Jan 1

    I have people around

    and a lot of the time I want a break from them. But with or without them I still feel lonely. I know they care but it just sometimes doesn't seem like it.
    Rebuildinglife Rebuildinglife
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    feeling that awkwardly familiar lonely feeling.

    ..please inbox me and help me stay busy...
    awesomebeardo0325 awesomebeardo0325
    31-35, M
    Dec 3, 2015

    As an introvert, I need

    that long recharge time with my personal hobbies. But at the same time, I have severe "skin hunger" and crave giving and receiving positive attention/affection. Having been single living at home for so long, I've had my personal fill of solitude at this point.
    ViewtifulMe ViewtifulMe
    26-30, T
    Dec 5, 2015

    Not always one should be found whining

    and dining. Nature allow one enough room to sit and excogitate about the future. It is necessary once in awhile to seclude yourself from the moving crowd to reflect, meditate and relate with your innermost self. To be lonely should be for a purpose. Life is not all about the...
    Anteanok Anteanok
    46-50, M
    Oct 13, 2015

    Trust me. I know how it feels.

    I know exactly how it feels to cry in the shower so that no one can hear you...or to wait until everyone has fallen asleep to completely fall apart and break down... for everything to hurt so much that you just want it all to end..and it gets worse when I am alone at night..
    Societykilledateenager Societykilledateenager
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    I can be in a bar full of people,

    yet feel utterly alone.
    Ishapian Ishapian
    36-40, M
    Jan 3

    The woman who follows the crowd will usually go

    no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before
    AlisynWonderland AlisynWonderland
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    Today was like any other.

    I would buy a big bag of candy, pour it into a large metallic door, and turn on the porch light. My favorite cowboy hat, my toes stuffed into those ten gallon boots, and my trusty six shooter by my side, I wait for a knock followed by the little choir of “Trick or Treat...
    EngSkier EngSkier
    41-45, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    being alone is one thing,

    but the feeling of loneliness sucks ***
    chapter7 chapter7
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    i feel like being alone helps me grow myself in

    a conscious level but bein lonely sucks..
    idkmynamek idkmynamek
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 15

    I'm naturally introverted.

    However, I want someone to be alone with. If that makes sense to anyone else. Many people don't seem to understand that.
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Feb 19

    The biggest struggle of life.

    Dying to do stuff, but hate leaving the house.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    Is it strange or odd

    that I'm fine being alone I just hate when I get lonely it is is the worst feeling in the world and don't get me wrong I love my family so much but sometimes they're not the best to talk to I am surrounded by them but I still feel lonely, for some reason my mom thinks I have no...
    piinkbarbii piinkbarbii
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I have been alone so long I am used to it,

    but I am getting tired of being alone
    Hebster1999 Hebster1999
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    Im this person. I absolutely love being alone

    and by myself, but I cant stop this feeling of being lonely all the time. I dont engage in conversations due to fear of bothering people. I have some friends, but I never told anyone how I really feel. I feel worthless and very depressed and like no1 would really care for me. I...
    Lambentskull Lambentskull
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    I love being alone in my own room

    but I hate I when no one texts me back and the thoughts get to me and then I start getting scared and try to silence the voices or I just blow up someone's phone until they answer. No wonder no one likes me. I'm crazy.
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 3
    NADAdma NADAdma
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Sep 9, 2015
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