Story I've found that there's a difference between loneliness and, actually, physically being alone. You feel it, the disparity that exists between them. It's difficult navigating things alone, but it's painful to be lonely. We're meant for companionship, for sharing things with others - especially moments and love. It's not in our nature to be alone, which is why it's such a struggle when it happens. Now, I can admit that sometimes I like to be alone. But I hate being lonely. I dislike the inability to talk about things with my friends and family. I don't like feeling like there's nowhere to turn, no one to turn to. The good news? We're never really alone.