"Loneliness is bad but ( feeling lonely while being in a relationship ) is worse."
I would like to replace what's in the parentheses.
The situation is the following: Someone decided to enter a relationship with someone he/she doesn't even feel attracted to in the first place. The only reason for having done so was just so he/she doesn't feel lonely. Then the person realizes he/she feels even lonelier because he/she is in (...)
In Italian it's: solitudine nella coppia In Hungarian: Társas magány
Maybe if you know one of those languages it can also help!
I am looking for the word in the parentheses.