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

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Last Updated: 12/30/2020 at 8:44am
What does it mean when you feel lonely all the time?
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August 27th, 2016 9:34pm
i feel that ive been oing into a dark well and no one is there to save me or hold me but the simplest way to come out is get to interact with others
August 31st, 2016 6:37pm
For me and my experience, that feeling of loneliness was depression manifesting itself. Even in situations where I was with friends or family.
September 1st, 2016 8:39am
September 1st, 2016 1:22pm
Loneliness, depression, the feeling of being completely helpess and hopeless it's not a good feeling
September 7th, 2016 3:00am
Maybe your loneliness is caused by depression, but mainly you could just be isolating yourself from other people which can make anymore feel lonely :(
September 8th, 2016 8:39pm
I think it means that you feel like nobody understands you and you are different. You feel seperated and isolated in your own world. It is good to know and acknowledge that you are special and different but you need to have people around that you can relate to once in a while.
September 24th, 2016 3:43pm
It means i am not living my life to the fullest. Dwelling within past creates loneliness. It simply means i am not ready to come out of my past. Loneliness is good if it is by choice but loneliness because of any other reason is a punishment
September 28th, 2016 12:12pm
Feeling lonely can be really horrible, and it can be difficult to cope with. Feeling lonely all the time may mean you're struggling with something but don't have a strong enough support network around you. It may also mean you're seeking more meaningful connections with others but not getting them.
October 1st, 2016 9:53pm
honestly, i don't know for sure, but i feel the same, maybe it's cause there's no one i could tell about my problems nor is there anyone who who knows me well, or seems to care
October 5th, 2016 4:21am
It simply means that you feel lonely all the time. Loneliness is feeling unwanted, unheard or isolated. It means you have not yet found people that make you feel wanted, heard, and present - but those supportive friendly people are out there, and it's very probably that you will find them eventually!
October 5th, 2016 11:23pm
It might mean that you just haven't met the right group of people. Work on the relationships you have it set out to find new ones. Meanwhile work on enjoying your own company, develop your interests and then set out to find people who share them
October 6th, 2016 8:50pm
Loneliness is kind of bliss if one understands it. Yes its painful and agitating to be alone but this is the real time to know yourself who you truly are and why are you here.
October 9th, 2016 9:40pm
It might be a sign of depression. Joining a club or a support group could easily fix the problem, if not see a doctor and he may give antidepressants.
October 19th, 2016 6:01pm
Most of the time, it may feel like youre always by yourself and no one is there for and with you....
October 20th, 2016 6:35pm
There is a difference of being lonely and bored. There is no set meaning for loneliness or boredom.
October 26th, 2016 11:14am
It just means you are lonely. Try to branch out and talk to new people and hopefully make some new friends.
October 26th, 2016 1:43pm
It means that you are either an introvert and prefer to be alone instead of being around people or you need to develop some social skills
October 27th, 2016 7:01am
It means that you have been isolating yourself sociallu or lack self esteem and so feel unloved and not worthy for relationships.
November 5th, 2016 2:58pm
It means i'm being too busy not to recognize that there are exciting things waiting for me to discover and try.
November 11th, 2016 2:17am
maybe I need to know more people? like go out and talk to new people or maybe I need to add stuff in my daily routine
November 13th, 2016 9:29pm
As an extrovert, I got this way pretty easily, but that doesn't mean more introverted, even reserved people don't get that way, in fact, just the opposite. Everyone gets lonely, and, frankly, sometimes it's because we need people to tell us how great we are. Not that if we practice self love and build our self esteem, we suddenly won't ever be lonely again, but I think if we strive toward loving ourselves a little more, we might find ourselves worthy of more relationships and able to be alone. Another side of lonelyness is having lots of interaction with friends and family, but still feeling completely alone. This is really, really hard. I think this has to do with the idea that our friends or family don't or can't understand what we are going through. They can't understand our feelings, and our trials. I've learned from personal experience that opening up and expressing how hard it is to someone can take down the fence you feel building up between you and others.
November 17th, 2016 1:27am
It could mean many things. Maybe you need to find some different hobbies or make new friends. Try something new. Sometimes the same old thing can make us feel down.
November 17th, 2016 4:56pm
Feeling lonely often is something that is a part of life for some people. Sometimes those people just need loved ones to surround them and just let them know that they are there. Yes, occasionally they need people to talk to, but it is often just their need to be surrounded by people who genuinely care which causes them to feel lonely when they are not.
December 29th, 2016 4:56am
I think being lonely can mean many different things for different people. For example, youmay not be at peace with yourself and/or your needs may not be met by your friends and family members. It's important that you find peace with being by yourself first and foremost. Remember that just because you're alone doesn't mean that you have to feel lonely!
February 22nd, 2017 10:23am
To me it means you are surrounding yourself with the wrong kind of company. Make new friends or get closer to your family members. Love and support is everywhere.
April 7th, 2017 8:11am
Based on my experience (what I've personally struggled through before), I can say that my feeling lonely all the time stemmed from my not understanding/appreciating/acknowledging my own worth. Everyone had value and everyone was "fun" (even if I was irritated by their company). Everyone but me. I couldn't face or deal with my own insecurities or dislikes, so I avoided by staying busy and always being around someone else. But, there's hope because now I love time alone, in my own company, and I also believe I am one amusing little character! ;)
August 10th, 2017 1:45am
Being alone doesn't necessarily mean or make you lonely but it's being surrounded by people who don't understand - for me that is the loneliest thing in the world Your meaning of it, will come to you when you learn the places in which you feel it. And once you do, it becomes easier to master
September 2nd, 2017 12:00pm
It must mean that there is no one who can connect with you, which is why you feel so alone. People make connections, but few form deep ones. Perhaps you have never connected that deep to anyone before.
September 28th, 2017 12:44pm
Feeling lonely is a natural feeling that can occasionally happen to any individual. But when it starts to get overwhelming and it starts to drain you, it means that you are not surrounded with the people that are right for your heart. You should either try to talk to them and as the conversation progresses find out why you feel that way, or you may simply start to look for new people who will gradually make you feel less uncomfortable and lonely.
November 18th, 2017 6:50pm
It means that you have not yet found the people in your life that your meant to be with. But this is okay, you should have to feel like you should change yourself to fit into your surroundings, just be yourself.