Journal entry

I am surrounded by people.  At work, going out to the grocery store, taking kids to play ball.  I have two kids that love me.  Why do I feel so lonely?  Am I living in a self-imposed type of exile?  
Loneliness, the state of "feeling lonely," describes a human state or feeling involving isolation, or the feeling of disconnection with others, etc. Often accompanied by a sense of yearning for connection. Usually manifests through hopes of romantic redemption in the arms of another.

lone·ly

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 /lonli/ Show Spelled[lohn-lee] Show IPA

–adjective,-li·er, -li·est.
1.
affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone; lonesome.

2.
destitute of sympathetic or friendly companionship, intercourse, support, etc.: a lonely exile.

3.
lone; solitary; without company; companionless.

4.
remote from places of human habitation; desolate; unfrequented; bleak: a lonely road.
 
Pretty well sums up how I am feeling....

Replies

PeaceN2You
PeaceN2You

The way you\'re feeling can be a sign of depression - I still remember when I was depressed how alone I felt. I went to my first counselor and said \"I don\'t know what\'s wrong with me - I have a good job, a good marriage, children I adore, a nice house, nice car, I have nothing to be depressed about!\" Turned out there was a whole lot going on inside me that I wasn\'t even aware of. Not saying that\'s what\'s going on with you, but do consider the possibility.
browneyestarshine
browneyestarshine

Would it be possible to tell me one thing that was going on inside? I might be able to recognize.....something.
ZECILKL
ZECILKL

could be that all you\'ve been threw has caused this feeling. I do agree with PeaceN2you to see a dr. about it. this way you know what will help you feel better.

talking to a professional may help you get back on track.
ZECILKL
ZECILKL

p.s I\'ve heard you can be in a room with a lot of people and still feel lonely