do you ever get lonely even when your not alone?

By Liz
United States
June 24, 2008 11:38pm CST
I've been wondering if other people. Get lonely even when someone else is right next to them.
9 responses
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
This has happened to me more than you can imagine. I have been lonely, i wanted more, i expected more. I even doubted myself if my love for my man is slowly fading away as a reason for my intermittent loneliness. But then i realized, it's about all the times you feel lonely when your with someone you love or someone close to you, but what matters most is the times you felt safe, comfortable and happiest when your with them. We can't force ourselves to be happy all the time. (^^,)
• New Zealand
25 Jun 08
Yes if the person I'm hanging around with is not the person i want to be with or is the person I want to be with but things between us have changed... During the first days/weeks when my most recent ex broke up with me though we still hang around together... we still go to the mall together... I still go to their house... but it just wasn't the same... I couldn't hug her anymore... I couldn't kiss her... I couldn't even hold her hand... and that was a big blow to me... it was all so sudden so it was hard for me to accept that... so whenever we were together but I couldn't to the things I used to do I felt really lonely... I felt invisible to her...
@TheCarter (370)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Yes, it is the emptiest feeling. I feel like the other person does not understand me like I need to be understood in that moment. It is very difficult sometimes.
@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jun 08
I think every one can get lonely at times even in a crowded room. If ever I feel this way I just go with the feeling and wait until I come back out of it. For me as I am single and many of my friends are married or part of a couple it is at events that I feel it the most. I have my children who are amazing but sometimes I wish I could be with someone when I see all these couples together, it passes though. Ellie :D
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
25 Jun 08
Yes it does happen, when either you are thinking negatively, and when the people around you are not in the same wavelength or are quiet. Sometimes when they are contradicting you, this feeling comes about.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Yes, I know what you mean. I still feel the emptiness inside me though I'm with him, maybe there's a missing space. I don't know I'm still looking for real happiness until now. My life is not that perfect but I am looking forward to be happy and somewhat be contented with my Life.
• India
25 Jun 08
Well of course. I lose myself in myself quite often in fact ..And, well it s not something mind. Its something i cherish. I can be in a crowded room feeling at peace, as if i am all alone .. Or id phase out if i get too bored of a conversation. You know, it really helps with the convos you dont wanna be part of yet have to sit through :P ..
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
25 Jun 08
This has happened to me before, but not recently. Perhaps you're not getting the type of companionship or relationship that you need right now.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Yeah I do get lonely sometimes even when I am with my friends. But that really rarely happens. There was this time when we were out in a bar drinking, singing and laughing but I was just sitting there looking blankly at them and looking so sad. I don't know what has gotten into me that night but I seriously felt lonely. They asked me what was wrong, they tried to make me laugh but I just gave them a faint smile. It was good that they didn't force me to be happy or anything, they just let me feel the loneliness for a while and after like an hour or so of feeling lonely (I am not frowning all the time, I was trying to act normal already but the feeling was still there) I returned to my normal cheerful self. I guess it happens to everyone at point. Cheers!