being alone

These are the weird things women do when they're home alone, whether they're single or in a relationship.
"Introverts don’t want to go but still want the invitations."
There's a difference between being alone and being lonely. Being alone means there's no significant other to wake up next to, to call when we get good news, or to kiss goodnight after a long day. Being lonely means living perpetually in a world not being able to escape ourselves and craving anything but our own company.
My husband took my kids away for the weekend to see the University of Tennessee play Florida in football. Apparently this is a big deal, and the trip was planned six months in advance. So for six months I had this little gem in my pocket: I'm going to have a whole weekend alone in my house.
the social stigma surrounding ladies who are uncoupled by choice or by chance still runs deep. Below, 25 accomplished women -- including Shonda Rhimes and Diane Keaton -- discuss what being alone and living as single, independent women means to them.
The ability to be alone is essential to eventually being in a relationship. It is our self-love that attracts a partner that is right for us. Being alone teaches us to accept ourselves, forgive ourselves, and finally to bloom ourselves open to love again.
I don't know why Montana was brought into my life, or why he left just as suddenly. As much as I really wish I did. But I now know that I am open to all that I was starting to feel for him. The highs as well as the lows. Which is something too few people are able to do.
I've seen women and men overlook a multitude of sin and lie to themselves, saying, "I didn't know". The sad truth is they
Nobody -- whether single, in a long-term committed relationship or anything in between -- is completely immune from that often-painful feeling of loneliness. That is, however, until you can see it for what it is: an attitude that's completely within your power to change.
Although the balance may seem awkward or difficult to strike at first, it will get easier. Soon, it will be second nature and life will become much richer when happiness is not only dependent on others. There is nothing more rewarding at times than to be able to wear pajamas the whole day and simply use the time as one pleases.
Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also feel awkward--that is, if you let it. We turned to the community of experienced solo travelers at Trippy.com to get their advice on how to deal with the awkwardness of being alone on the road.
Not an introvert, not quite an extrovert.
Who wants to be alone? My dad's words made no sense to me at the time. The idea of walking into a restaurant and saying to the hostess "Just one, please" is daunting, terrifying, and depressing. Movies alone. Shopping alone. Entire weekends alone. It all just sounds and feels terrible. Bleak. Until it doesn't.
In retrospect I realize that learning to be alone is part of the work of separation and divorce. Some day I may find another significant other. At which time I will be in stronger spiritual state to give and receive that kind of love.
The feeling of being so uncomfortable in my skin and feeling like I needed to be around people all the time to take a deep breath -- that was loneliness. The feeling of complete anxiety and fear when a boyfriend broke up with me -- that was loneliness. But this? This is peace. This is fun.
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When my friend first told me she was afraid to go out alone, I was surprised. But then I remembered that my first solo excursions were pretty uncomfortable, especially on weekend nights.
Being alone will make you more creative ... If you're a fan of brainstorming with others, you might want to rethink that
When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.