Do you struggle with being lonely?

@amadeo (58758)
United States
March 8, 2016 10:19am CST
Good morning.I had a question that someone asked me. Do you get lonely at times.If you do.Do you struggle with it? Not sure what type of question that it is or how you define lonely. Is there a difference in lonely an depression. For me it will be depression and not lonely.Then again have to think about it. No,I think not. Do you struggle with being lonely.
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34 responses
• United States
8 Mar 16
There are times when I get lonely but I"m not depressed. Usually it's just a longing for some human conversation.
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@Marilynda yes,do you struggle with it?
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• United States
8 Mar 16
Now that you have a house full you should never be lonely again @Marilynda
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@marlina (70105)
• Canada
8 Mar 16
@Marilynda, Soon you will be complaining that you wish you had some time for yourself. LOL
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@ramapo17 (21687)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Mar 16
I do not struggle with being lonely as I am my best friend. Sometimes I really enjoy being alone as I entertain myself as there is so much to do. Sometimes I like the peace and quiet and the times that I want to talk to someone I will call them or just go out shopping and talk to people in the stores. I dealt with customers since the time I started working at 16 years old until I retired at 68 years old. That is a long time talking to people.
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@ramapo17 You appreciated this.Which is good.But a lot do struggle.
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@ramapo17 (21687)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Mar 16
@amadeo I know. I do feel bad for some people but we have to take control of our lives. If a person knows they have issues, they should talk to their friends or teachers or any other person that can help. The best thing would be is to find someone as soon as they feel a problem. Sometimes all they need is a friend or activity.
@DaintyD (1103)
9 Mar 16
I also enjoy my own company at times, il an expert at taking to myself too ha ha h. However there are times when I need company, and I can feel like I'm suffercating if I do not have it.
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@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
8 Mar 16
I think one can feel lonely in a crowd. I am not lonely for people as such, because I am surrounded by family and so called friends. However, I am lonely for personal time and space. I am always doing for others, and it seems I need some downtime. I do not always feel like doing for others, and would like to curl up with good book and read all day. Sometimes, I would like to curl up with a blanket and sleep the day away. Perhaps, I am just tired after getting about two hours of sleep at night and never no time for me to just sit and do nothing.
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
I can relate to some of the things there.Sleep is my biggest problem. Thank you for stopping by.
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@ramapo17 (21687)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Mar 16
@slund2041 Maybe if all you need is time for yourself you might consider telling your friends or family not to call you at a certain time or just turn the phone off and let the machine answer for you and you can return the call when you want to. If I do not want to talk I do not answer the phone but will call them back when I want. If they say it is an emergency, then I will answer.
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@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@ramapo17 Yes, I do need to do that. It is hard for me to get everything done. Here it is 9:00 at night, and I just finished vacuuming the floor. I have been busy doing this or that all day long.
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@DaintyD (1103)
8 Mar 16
I suffer with anxiety and depression. Therefor I can often feel extreamily lonely even when surrounded with people who care for me.
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@DaintyD so sorry to hear this.this must be hard for you to cope. Thank you for stopping by.Can I put a smile on your face?
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@DaintyD (1103)
9 Mar 16
@amadeo I'm already smiling, however in sure you can give me another reason to smile :) Thankyou for such a kind responce.
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• Quezon, Philippines
9 Mar 16
Sometimes, actually half of my entire life I struggle being lonely but as years passes by it becomes normal for me until one friend just came to me and made me realize how joyful the world is, but like other things it fades. I become lonely again :3
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@ShaunaVayne Maybe things will get better for y ou
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• Quezon, Philippines
10 Mar 16
@amadeo hope so :)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
Loneliness has many different causes and affects people differently. Often people feel lonely because of their personal circumstances. But sometimes loneliness is a deeper, more constant feeling that comes from within.
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@iamAnnatheVA very well said there.
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@amadeo We can deal loneliness in healthiest way.Reach out because loneliness is painful and can confuse you into thinking that you are a loser, an outcast. Sometimes,talking to a therapist can help you understand what is going on and decide on the best course of action.
@amnabas (9987)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Mar 16
I do get depressed but I try to take out myself from this condition.
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@amnabas smart woman there.Some do not
@DaintyD (1103)
10 Mar 16
@amadeo That's the best way, impossible as that can someone's seem.
@TRBRocks420 (71101)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Mar 16
No I am not really lonely. I have my family, my cat and, my friends here on mylot
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
9 Mar 16
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@GreatMartin (4308)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
8 Mar 16
Since I made my decision to live alone 40 years ago I have never felt lonely or alone. I very rarely get depressed and when I do I know how to work my way out of it!
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@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@greatmartin.I know that you do there.Work it out is the best remedy
@youless (89093)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Mar 16
The loneliest thing in the world is when you are with wrong people. Sometimes it is fine to be alone because you are independent to live and make your own decision.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
9 Mar 16
I'm never alone. I have people around me or positive thoughts within me. Besides my work schedule and travel plans are crazy that there is no actual time to fee lonely!
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@rina110383 (24149)
8 Mar 16
I live alone and on my own, far from my parents. I would best describe myself as a loner, a happy one. Do I struggle being lonely? A Big No.=)
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@Tampa_girl7 (24349)
• United States
8 Mar 16
I am blessed to have loved ones with me almost 100 percent of the time, so no loneliness.
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• United States
8 Mar 16
I will say I suffer from melancholy. Not really loneliness..though years ago it was lonely. Not anymore I am glad of the peace. Melancholy is a form of depression for me.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Sometimes I'm more down, rather than lonely or depressed. So the answer is no.
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@sharon6345 (115443)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I was lonely a few weeks ago. It really was not a good feeling for me. I did not have a plan to over come it either. However I am not lonely any more. I have a guest who stops by just about every day.
@amadeo (58758)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@sharon345 very nice.Good luck there
@sharon6345 (115443)
• United States
11 Mar 16
@amadeo Thanks very much
@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
8 Mar 16
l struggled with being alone and lonely some time ago, it`s not a place l want to go back to.Not only was l alone, l was alone, lonely, sick and isolated. Sad time really,,l did not have anyone to call, when l called an ambulance, l could not crawl to open them the door............ guess l dont have to say the rest,
@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@minisam so sorry to hear this.Not sure what kind of help you get in your country.But here they do get help . You have anyone to stop by to pay you s visit to check up on you.? Very nice to neet you.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
8 Mar 16
@amadeo We have the best help, but sometimes all bad things come together.Have it behind me now but im always very aware of what happened and have my eyes open for it never to repeat, i know what to look out for.
@jaboUK (52829)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 16
Not me, no. I'm lucky to be neither lonely nor depressed.
@amadeo (58758)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@jabouk good for you.Your still a young woman there
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@jaboUK (52829)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 16
@amadeo Lol - i haven't been a young woman for a long time!
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@UncleJoe (9292)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 Mar 16
The only one I am ever lonely for is my beloved when she is away. The rest of the time I could be a dandy hermit.
@DaintyD (1103)
10 Mar 16
@unclejoe Much as I love the hubby, I do enjoy him bein away now and again so I have have some time alone. I don't like it when he is away at night thou as I struggle to sleep then.
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@marlina (70105)
• Canada
8 Mar 16
No, I do not struggle with being lonely at all.
@DaintyD (1103)
10 Mar 16
@marlina That's good to hear :)