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MIdOGcX - 18-21 years old - male

Posted by MIdOGcX
on August 8th, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Most people complain because they're lonely. Is it so strange and incomprehensible that I just...need my alone time? And that it happens to be most of the time? I feel like I just got out of a big, crushing, commitment filled relationship. I need time to be me, to discover me, to feel free of that. Just for awhile. I dont want to be COMPLETELY alone. I want friends, definitely. In fact I'd love for more friends. But just want time to have fun and discovering me. Not forever. Just for a little while. Why is that too much to ask for?

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  1. smjackson30 - 36-40 years old - female

    Posted by smjackson30 on August 8th, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    I just went through the same ordeal...and I just posted my story about my psychopath ex destroying me. Nothing wrong with alone time--if they cant respect that, screw em. I am at a stage where I want to be alone, and soul search--try to repair my spirit--if this is even possible.

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  2. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User May 25th, 2015 at 7:23AM

  3. Wulfstan - 70+ years old - male

    Posted by Wulfstan on August 19th, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    It was all summed up for me by the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who wrote

    "Whoever cannot be alone should beware of community.

    Whoever cannot stand being in community should beware of being alone"

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  4. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User May 25th, 2015 at 7:23AM

  5. kbgloves1 - 61-65 years old - male

    Posted by kbgloves1 on September 23rd, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    That sounds logical. I just got out of a 40 year marriage. Even when I was in the marriage and it seemed to be working, "Me Time" was very important, now it is a must. While I do miss more than just friendly female companionship, I am not looking for anything intimate - yet. Now is the time for reflection and reevaluation.

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  6. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User May 25th, 2015 at 7:23AM

  7. SpliceofLife - 66-70 years old

    Posted by SpliceofLife on September 24th, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Interesting. Why do you feel that you need to ask: "why is that too much to ask?"

    (recharging ones batteries is perfectly logical, especially if it has been a draining sort of relationship.)

    Happened to flip back to date... how are you doing now?

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  8. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User May 25th, 2015 at 7:23AM

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