Do you get lonely, often, seldom, or never?

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    May 19, 2008 1:10 AM GMT
    This past Monday my daughter left for a 6 month stay in Vermont. (prior to leaving, she was just a short drive away, and we saw each other frequently) Thursday my weeklong guest from Michigan (a talkative writer) left for home. I am usually alone, and have no problem, but after these two events this week, I have had a very lonely weekend. LOL !!! Its suddenly too quiet !!!! My son and his family is in Washington State, the rest of my family is in Michigan, now my daughter is in Vermont. Whew !!! are your family's so scattered? I know I'll get back to normal after a day or so, but I'm not used to this lonely feeling. Do you guys experience this loneliness much? I'll be glad to be over this phase !!! LOL !!!
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    May 19, 2008 1:12 AM GMT
    Dont worry...I'll send my mother right down. What's your address again? .... icon_twisted.gif

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  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 19, 2008 1:20 AM GMT
    You're not alone. We are here icon_smile.gif

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    May 19, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    MikePhil saidYou're not alone. We are here icon_smile.gif

    HUGS

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    Well thanks MIKE !!! And Caslon !!! send her to Bristol !!! I'll pick her up there !!! LOL !!!
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    May 19, 2008 4:01 AM GMT
    You know what they say... better listen to this song (this version in particular)... and enjoy the eye candy! Love you, RealLifeDad aka Dx
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    May 19, 2008 11:13 AM GMT
    When one of my older sisters bring my niece and nephew for a visit, there's usually an empty feeling in the house after they leave.

    Don't worry, you'll get over it. icon_wink.gif caslon's mom will be delivered in 3 days.
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    May 19, 2008 12:49 PM GMT
    If I sent my Mom to you Reallifedad, you would be begging for solitude within a week. Boy can she talk! She is very socialable to say the least.

    My partner and I rarely spend time away from each other so loneliness is a very uncommon emotion for me now. I have a high tolerance for being alone, so when I feel lonely other more "normal" people are ready to slit their wrists!
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    May 19, 2008 12:55 PM GMT
    Yeah, I can manage to get lonely in a full room, or even my own birthday party. But it's the loneliness from lack of connections with people similar to me. The world can be a lonely place sometimes, but thank goodness for gracious, wild and open hearted friends!

    I know this isn't what your wrote about in the body of your post, but at it's least my response answers what the title questions implies.
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    May 19, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    Never get lonely. Between working both my jobs, trying to get to the gym, family time, then friend time, I barely have any time for myself. Those few minutes a day when I get sit back and relax are usually the best moments of the day!
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    May 19, 2008 2:32 PM GMT
    It is pretty rare for me to feel lonely. After sharing a home with siblings my entire childhood, room mates all through college and living with my partner for 10 years, I have learned to relish my time alone. He is great, but having to think for two when it comes to everything from watching a movie, to having lunch... a little me time keeps me sane.

    I am in tune with Boiwonderkind's thoughts about loneliness...
    I think the only time I find myself feeling alone is when I am around other people who maybe don't think like me or who need a lot of attention from me. It could be a dinner party, meeting a friends friend or their new partner, at a gay bar when Beyonce comes on and everyone loses their shit except for me or yes, even my own birthday party.
    For example. You come to a revelation about love or life and you are all jazzed to share it , so you do.. but it doesn't go over as well as you had hoped. Sitting across from someone and wondering who is this person and how have we been friends this long makes me feel alone. Not the "Oh my God, I am going to spend my life in a one bedroom house talking to a cat" sort of way, but the existential, what does it all mean? sort of loneliness. On the flip side, when you share ideas and get all excited about the others thoughts and make each other think more deeply, you feel so utterly connected and in tune with the universe.
    It actually could be a reason I like these forums so much. You see a guy who you think has it all together by his photos and profile and then you read his posts... and it is a reality check. Sometimes good, sometimes not so much. A couple posts have actually changed the way I view the world and my place in it. Others have made me want to drink a bottle of whiskey and then take the bottle and bash it over my head for good measure.

    I guess what I am blathering on about is that I feel lonely when I am misunderstood or going through an internal struggle... not when I am in an empty house.
  • dfrourke

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    May 19, 2008 3:25 PM GMT
    Wonderfully stated Mnjock...nothing more to add.

    - David
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    May 19, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    I love my own company and my solitude so I never get lonely. Even though my guy is a distance away he is always in my heart and my dreams so that's it!
  • bwayne78

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    May 19, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    I would kill to have a weekend alone!

    Well at least just me and the dogs...when you have awesome canine companions with you...life is never boring or lonely...just the opposite actually.
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    May 19, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
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    May 21, 2008 11:29 PM GMT
    mnjock2003 saidI guess what I am blathering on about is that I feel lonely when I am misunderstood or going through an internal struggle... not when I am in an empty house.


    ditto icon_smile.gif
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    May 21, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    Very Seldom....I guess I'm a lone wolf, I've always been comfortable with just myself for companyicon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 22, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    I find it very easy to occupy myself and be happy and honestly I very much enjoy getting a day to just myself every once in a great while.
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    May 22, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    I read and work out when a little down. Reading Rick Bragg now. Terrific author.
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    May 22, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    yes and no. i have basically been loner my whole life. I like to go out and enjoy going out but also need to be alone a lot of the time in order to have myself spiritually centered. people can wear me out. with that said, most of the times i am not lonely because i choose to be alone, but every now and then, when i want to do something and no one is around, i find myself lonely.
  • Timbales

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    May 22, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    yeah, I do. sometimes I feel totally disconnected from the world around me.
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    May 22, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    icon_wink.gif YOU'LL BE OKAY DADDY,WE ALL GET LONELY SOMETIMES. YOUR FAMILY MAY BE FAR AWAY,BUT REMEMBER THEY STILL LOVE YOU...AND SO DO YOUR FRIENDS...AND US!!!
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    May 22, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    realifedad said This past Monday my daughter left for a 6 month stay in Vermont. (prior to leaving, she was just a short drive away, and we saw each other frequently) Thursday my weeklong guest from Michigan (a talkative writer) left for home. I am usually alone, and have no problem, but after these two events this week, I have had a very lonely weekend. LOL !!! Its suddenly too quiet !!!! My son and his family is in Washington State, the rest of my family is in Michigan, now my daughter is in Vermont. Whew !!! are your family's so scattered? I know I'll get back to normal after a day or so, but I'm not used to this lonely feeling. Do you guys experience this loneliness much? I'll be glad to be over this phase !!! LOL !!!






    Awwwwww, now come on, Dad, how could you EVER be lonely with all your conspiracy theories and Bushie Bashin' Buds to keep you company? If it gets really bad, I'll come over and read you a bedtime story -- "McCain's First 100 Days in Office" :-)
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    May 22, 2008 1:41 AM GMT
    ... and now we wait for the semblance of intelligent discussion
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    May 22, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
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    May 26, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said[quote][cite]realifedad said[/cite] This past Monday my daughter left for a 6 month stay in Vermont. (prior to leaving, she was just a short drive away, and we saw each other frequently) Thursday my weeklong guest from Michigan (a talkative writer) left for home. I am usually alone, and have no problem, but after these two events this week, I have had a very lonely weekend. LOL !!! Its suddenly too quiet !!!! My son and his family is in Washington State, the rest of my family is in Michigan, now my daughter is in Vermont. Whew !!! are your family's so scattered? I know I'll get back to normal after a day or so, but I'm not used to this lonely feeling. Do you guys experience this loneliness much? I'll be glad to be over this phase !!! LOL !!!






    Awwwwww, now come on, Dad, how could you EVER be lonely with all your conspiracy theories and Bushie Bashin' Buds to keep you company? If it gets really bad, I'll come over and read you a bedtime story -- "McCain's First 100 Days in Office" :-)[/quote]


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