Are you lonely?
Loneliness is different than being alone. Loneliness is the sadness of not having, or feeling like you don’t have, friends, company or family. To me, loneliness feels like a punch in the gut, while being alone can be a peaceful day of self-care.
Loneliness with others
Loneliness can also occur when you do have people around, but you feel alienated by them, at odds with who they are or what they represent. Being lonely in a long term relationship is often cited as one of the quietest forms of torture to the heart.