Lonely is not alone.

United States
September 19, 2012 9:03am CST
Sometime I feel lonely. This is really weird to me as I have a wife, 7kids, 3dogs, and 2 softball teams that are in my daily. So I am not alone, but I still have that LONELY feeling at times. Before you say its depression, no I am not depressed, angry, stressed, anxious, actually I am quite happy. I was just wondering if anyone else has ever felt lonely when they were not alone.
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@else22 (4319)
• India
19 Sep 12
You are absolutely right.Being at a lonely place does not mean being alone.I too have a family of seven members.They all love and respect me.Still sometimes I get deeply absorbed in my own thoughts.And that's the time when I am alone at my heart.My family members enter my room and drag me from my own world to remind me that it is the time for lunch or dinner or simply to ask whether I am feeling ok.It seems you are introvert by nature.I mean,like me.Am I wrong?
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@else22 (4319)
• India
19 Sep 12
And yes,WELCOME TO MYLOT.
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• United States
19 Sep 12
Ty, I love nature, can't get enough of it. Thats how I know its just feeling lonely, cause I also grab a family member, or a friend if they are close enough and try to something, even if its just playing catch. When I do this, not a problem snapping out of it and getting into the mood for the setting. Glad to know I aint alone in feeling this
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@else22 (4319)
• India
20 Sep 12
Wow!You are a nature lover!I am too.I love nature and wild life,but like you seldom get chance to enjoy it.So I often go to the dense jungle at the outskirts of my hometown and remain there till night covers the world.We must have many things in common.Thanks a lot for commenting and especially for the BR.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
19 Sep 12
well is it possible to feel that way but i felt that way when i was away from my loved one and all my parents and brothers and other family was with me, but I missed my love. But in your case i do not know why you would feel like that when you wife and kids and pets are all around you. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 12
I guess there is still something lacking in your life that's why sometimes you feel lonely. If you are already that satisfied, I guess you won't feel lonely. By the way, do you know the reason why sometimes you feel lonely? I also feel that sometimes. I'm lonely because I'm worried about the future. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting.
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
16 Oct 12
I know what you mean. I can often feel very lonely in a crowd, yet when I'm home alone (I live by myself), I never, ever feel lonely.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
21 Sep 12
I have felt that way for years. But it became way less (have to say I never feel lonesome anymore) at the moment I divorced. It's terrible to feel lonesome if you are surrounded by people. My marriage was far of great. After my divorce I was very busy, I had many hard times (also financial), my health is far of great but fact is I don't have that nasty husband anymore. Also I had more time for me (even I was tired out of working, kids etc). If it comes to my health I still have long downs and less ups but I do feel way more happy. I am always busy, try to have time for me, do the things I like as much as possible, I don't count on others to keep me busy or make me happy and I do believe this is the reason I don't feel lonesome anymore. I can be with me, it's me who has to make me happy not someone else. I think many people feel lonely although they are surrounded by people who love them. I think an other reason can be you are (think, react, etc) different from others. So ask yourself: who am I? What do I want for me? I wish you all the best.
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
19 Sep 12
Hello Ganjeea1 Welcome to mylot. I imagine what you feel. I have just three kids, when they are at home, I wish peace, and when they`re at school I feel the house so big, empty, and lonely. I sing at masses, and I`ve been used to masses up to 400 or 450 people. Or I have my church ministry. I should not feel lonely but I do. I know I have to work and to do household chores, cook, because family will come to have meals. But meanwhile I miss all their noises around me. I just try to be patient and profit of this peace. I have three new kittens and they make me laugh because they ran, jump, and play. And I `m at mylot where I can interact with lovely people around the world, just like you. Blessings ganjeea ... dainy