What does "loneliness" feel like?
June 12, 2012 9:10 PM Subscribe
How does one know that they are feeling "lonely" vs "alone"? Have you encountered both and can you share how you overcame these feelings, if at all?
posted by xm to Human Relations (13 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
This is silly but I just realized that I really don't know what it means (or entails) when people say that they are lonely. Is it uneasiness? An ache of some sort? Similar to depression?
And if you felt either alone or lonely at some point in your life, I'd love to hear how you identified the problem precisely (the subtle differences, if any) and the strategies you used to overcome these feelings.