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Home Sweet Alone

Can we be truly alone when we live with others? I know and have experienced the truth of being alone in a crowd, but living alone brings loneliness to an extreme for me.

I don't socialize easily and I never have. I don't drink alcohol or coffee or enjoy the smell of either.

That leaves me to interact with only myself. While I don't think I could handle rooming with someone else (especially in this studio apartment) I still wish I had someone close by to turn to, or to go to for a hug.

Sometimes all I need is a platonic hug. (And digital ones don't do jack for me)
mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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I guessed being surrounded by people doesn't secure you. Just like me, I got friends but I just feel so alone and empty sometimes.

Ive never heard it put like that...interesting.

Kind of weird but its true. I'm always surrounded by people but I still feel alone a lot of times.

Except I'm not surrounded by people. I'm both alone and lonely.

That sounds tough bro. Maybe there are ways of socializing without really doing it?<br />
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Like what do you like to do. Whatever it is there must be other people doing that same thing that you could meet. Say a crazy example would be fishing. You go fishing there is comradely with other fishers. Could be roller skating.<br />
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I'm in a similar boat although I'm pretty good at socializing but I have no one to socialize with. So it becomes a networking thing. I'm into fitness so I'm trying to work that into meeting people. Eventually maybe a female for that plutonic hug you talked about.<br />
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We all can do whatever we set our minds to. You can do it bro. I'm alone too except for my 13 tr old but I won't give up trying.

Actually u can talk with your friends,or focus on something u r interested in,you will not feel lonely then

One would need friends first.

Me either so try my method. Sometimes all it takes is one friend and before you know it their friends become yours. I have experienced that briefly. We can't give up.

What do you like to do?

My hobbies consist mostly of solo activities. Reading. Writing. Dreaming. The occasional video games.

you could always join a writing group, or maybe a book club?(: you could google some in your area.

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