Topic: What is the feeling of missing someone?

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What is the feeling of missing someone?
31.12.2020 by User82611F57

I often hear people saying that they miss someone but how does it feels like?

17.01.2021 by User18940O41

Imagine you have just finished a delicious meal. You are still a bit hungry and you really want more. But it is all gone. That's the closest I can come to describe missing someone. Hope it helps.

24.01.2021 by KintsugiRain

A void, like there is nothing there but something (normally a person) should be, and its physically painful.

Or at least, thats what i associate with loneliness, idk if thats what it really is.

05.02.2021 by User75375H92

This helps me, and it helps when I explain "missing someone" to others


Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation -- "As I experience certain sensory input patterns, my mental pathways become accustomed to them. The inputs eventually are anticipated and even missed when absent."


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