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What does it mean when you feel lonely all the time?

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Last Updated: 11/07/2021 at 6:45am
What does it mean when you feel lonely all the time?
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- Expert in Loneliness
July 10th, 2016 3:39am
It feels empty in a hopeless way. You start to wonder if you will ever find love, it's painful to be without someone. Everyday feels meaningless, like no matter what you do it will never be enough. There's a hunger in your chest for that one person, your soulmate, the love of your life, and everything you do doesn't make it go away. It is heavy, and cruel.
- Expert in Loneliness
July 1st, 2016 9:08pm
You can be surrounded by people and still feel lonely. ..Many people are lonely even though they have acquaintances and activities. Having hundreds or thousands of "friends" on social networking websites isn't the same as having someone to share a movie or to get a cup of coffee. One of the loneliest experiences may occur when you are in a crowd of people you do not feel connected with or when you are with a life partner/friend and feel no connection. Lonely may mean not having a romantic partner or not having someone to be with on the holidays. It may be about losses you have experienced or a spiritual emptiness.Being lonely seems to be about not feeling connected in a meaningful way to others, to the world, to life.. After all, having a solid support system is one of the most important things you can have.
Anonymous - Expert in Loneliness
June 12th, 2016 2:35pm
Feeling lonely all the time means you feel empty, and like there's nobody around who understands or can help you out. It sometimes has to do with depression.
June 11th, 2016 5:03pm
If you feel lonely all the time. It means you're not comfortable with yourself or people. If you improve the relationship with yourself; your relationship with other people will improve and you wont feel lonely in a crowd.
June 12th, 2016 5:01am
It's a natural human feeling. If you are alone or feeling unwanted or unloved or something similar, you're going to feel lonely. Feeling lonely all of the time could mean that you're longing for something more than what you currently have to fill your loneliness. This means that whatever coping mechanism you have for loneliness is no longer working, and you need to find a new one, whether that's via distractions or meeting new people, the bottom line is that this feeling is telling you something needs to change.
June 19th, 2016 6:52am
When we start feeling isolated, we may have thoughts of not belonging or of feeling rejected by others. What we overlook, however, is that when we are alone, we are often in the company of our worst enemy- the onewithin ourselves. An isolated space is the perfect breeding ground for negative, self-critical thoughts. These thought patterns make up the “critical inner voice (CIV),” an internalized enemy that leads to self-destructive thought processes and behaviors.
July 23rd, 2016 1:17am
It means you feel like no one is there for you, no one is there to listen to you and support you. You feel like you can't tell anyone how you're feeling.
June 11th, 2016 2:39pm
When you feel lonely all the time, even amongst a crowd of people, it means you don't understand yourself and your own emotional needs. If you don't put in the effort to understand yourself, then no one will be able to understand you enough to make a difference in your life and eradicate your loneliness.
July 2nd, 2016 2:30am
When you feel lonely, it can mean that you want to interact with others. It can also mean that there's no one to sympathize with the problems you are dealing with. These feelings of lacking interaction with fellow companions may cause the feelings of loneliness.
June 13th, 2016 8:54am
If you feel lonely all the time, it simply means that you have a lot of things on your mind that are limiting you for connecting with others.
June 15th, 2016 4:03pm
Being in a crowded place and yet being unable to find a connection with anyone. Being misunderstood, being out of place. Having no one to lean on.
July 17th, 2016 1:15pm
It means you are in surroundings where people don't understand you, when they would never give a support during your problem and so on.
August 17th, 2016 11:26am
It means that you have all the time in the world to love yourself and to engage yourself into something positive and productive :)
April 12th, 2018 3:04am
I couldn't go outside for almost three years! And it's awful. I needed friends. I read fantasy novels and imagined a new character for the stories, and that one is me. I imagined talking and joking with the characters in the stories. I imagined I follow their adventures. Yeah! I imagined friends for me.
June 26th, 2017 4:37pm
I'm sorry you are feeling lonely. Loneliness can be caused by many things - genetics, physical isolation, major life events - and it can also be a symptom of depression or other conditions.
July 8th, 2016 4:39pm
We often feel lonely. Certain events can lead to this feeling. You don't necessarily have to be alone to feel lonely. A lot of people have claimed that they have felt like this even when they are surrounded by others. It happened to me as well. And it's completely normal to feel like that. Being alone and being lonely is not the same thing. Although, I don't believe that any of us is alone, none of us is the only one. But technically, you are alone when you dont have good relationship with family, when you dont have any friends, when you dont have anyone at all to talk to. But you can feel 'loneliness' even if you are not 'alone'. Do you feel lonely all the time? It can mean that the people you are sorrounded by or the friend you have are not able to support you the way you need to be supported. Maybe you still havent found a friend that will always have time for you and will listen to you. If you may not know what led to this feeling, maybe it only means you need love and friendship at that period of time! It can be a symptom of some physiological or medical state as well. So if you feel incomplete or lonely often, try talking to someone about it. If you dont have someone like that near you, dont worry, you can find a lot of trained and active listeners on 7 cups!
June 15th, 2016 4:54am
When you feel lonely all the time, there are several things that explain this. One thing I find is that it means that I am too caught up in my own thought processes and worries. Mindfulness helps this. It allows me to live in the moment and connect with the world around me and others around me.
March 17th, 2017 9:37am
Loneliness is often described as a feeling of isolation, not belonging, and not being able to connect with others.
August 7th, 2016 4:32pm
It means your heart and soul have both come to a decision by which they heed the call of the need to share in their one-of-a-kind nature. It's a sign of both modesty and liberality.
August 10th, 2016 12:13pm
It means that you feel like you don't fit anywhere. You think that everyone hates you and you feel bad. You feel just lonely. You think that nobody cares
October 2nd, 2016 9:40am
Sometimes if you feel lonely all the time it's sometimes through isolating yourself from other individuals
June 3rd, 2017 5:16pm
It means you need to get offline and have some face-to-face real interactions. If you are already doing that, you have a problem and need to have a chat about on 7Cups. Many people suffer from social anxiety. When I start feeling lonely, either I arrange to meet someone, go out to a cafe where people I know hang out, or just involve myself in some activity on my own that I love doing and that makes me feel great.
February 14th, 2018 11:20am
It means you are longing to talk to someone. You are in search of someone who relates and understands you. You dont need a time,place or situation to feel lonely. You can very well feel lonely in a room full of people.
July 13th, 2016 11:13am
It feels like no one understands me, It feels like I have lost something very homely, It feels like I am all alone with my feelings, It feels like no one else suffers like me in the whole world, It feels like my pain has no end,...........................................................................................................................................................Whatever I feel, I can be happy again if I reach out to people. You never know what kind of help you will recieve. It may be more amazing than you imagined.
December 8th, 2017 1:01pm
It means you lack a meaningful connection with another person. You can feel lonely when you're with a huge group of people, even with friends sometimes, or at when you're alone in you're house. the feelings of loneliness comes when you're dissconnected from others.
June 24th, 2016 10:58pm
Sometimes it's easier for us to focus on ourselves. Sometimes we have to take action. We have to find a lonely person too and be the first to break the ice. You will see so many benefits in helping someone in your same situation and that loneliness that you had will swiftly dwindle. Lives can change when you challenge yourself to find someone like you or worse and lend them a hand. Together you guys can walk step by step. Here at 7Cups we are here to support you in anything much love
June 25th, 2016 1:17pm
You might be feeling desolated from the world. Maybe you stopped the connections you had with your friends and relatives without even wanting to. Try to meet up with old friends.
July 27th, 2016 9:35pm
Being like you have no one to talk to or no way of expressing yourself. Even physically being alone making it feel lonely.
April 1st, 2018 1:01am
Feeling lonely is a symptom of several mental disorders and can be a product of your environment. What's more important is working out why you feel lonely, so you can find a solution!
June 17th, 2018 6:12pm
When you feel lonly all the time it simply means that you wish to let the emotions raging inside out but there is no one to hear you out and that makes you feel lonely.