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I Am a Recluse

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    No Jedi Mind Tricks

    Yes, I am a recluse and here is my story. First of all, hello group and to anyone else out there in cyberspace who just so happen to be reading this. Before I begin I would like to thank you very much for your time, even though some of you might get bored and quit reading part...
    shycaress shycaress 36-40 6 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    I Guess I Am...

    I don't need a lot of social interaction, so my lonely life doesn't hurt usually. I can go weeks or even months without really talking to anyone. But sometimes it hits me suddenly that there's no one around anymore. I mean, I live with my mother so naturally, I open my mouth a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 1, 2013

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    i have barely left my house

    since New Year's . It been 3 months now . i thought it was maybe this place . i realized though, it isn't . it's all over the world . i have been looking to move to another country . then something opened my eyes. which i will not share here . i realized . what my...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    I've always been a loner

    and the older I get the more reclusive I am becoming. In public places I am painfully shy and self-conscious, my doctor told me I suffer from social agoraphobia. I go to work as a self-employed gardener,where most of my customers like me because they say I'm polite and quiet, so...
    sdh1 sdh1 46-50, M 1 Response May 31, 2014

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    I Suck At Life And Have No Future In Sight

    i am slowly becoming a recluse i have had 2 real friends in my life and have alienated the 2nd one a couple months ago because i just dont feel like i could be a good enough friend why do i think this? bcuz i am fat now dont get me wrong im fat but i can run jump play sports run...
    greenincognito greenincognito 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    YOU 'who CONDEMN those Who Hide AWAY" from the

    world; WHO APPOINTED YOU 'Their Judge'' ??! YOU (who DON'T like Recluses), I SAY "You Are MORE RECLUSIVE" INSIDE; than The Recluse who hides behind a Physical wall. YOU "hurt" (EVERYONE does; it IS part of The Human Experience); yet HIDE behind a Veneer of Pride and Deceit...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I am a recluse. I don't trust

    or talk to people. I suffer from depression . I haven't been able to keep my job but I'm positive.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    My Experience As A Recluse

    Been a Recluse for who knows how long. Started because of a once-in-a-lifetime exam I took, passed, but didn't comply/continued, every people especially my relatives I see always has that look of pity in their eyes and others even shoved that failure in my face and I'm sick of it...
    randomrecluse randomrecluse 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    A Recluse Of The Highest Kind !

    when i say i am a recluse well i guess its not out of choice .....am not sure my life could get much worse ......i guess i feel trapped ...and my behaviours are somewhat alarming even to myself........the downward spiral i have been on is like a helter skelter .........but its a...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Most Of My Teens And Twenties

    I lived as a recluse and fearful of society, I was abused and abused and abused. I felt I could trust no one- and each time I did trust someone I was abused again.
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 16, 2011

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    And Its Hurting My Potential To Actually Have A Life

    I'm an extreme introvert, but not a hermit. Hermits live in the wilderness. I like my A/C. I remember being introverted as far as first grade. I remember playing with other kids when forced to, or playing by myself. One day, during play time, a child therapist observed our...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2011

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    On Growing Up A Recluse

    When I was younger I was always quiet.  I was just in my own world.  I remember being happy and satisfied.  I would talk to people only when I knew exactly what to say.  I did not and still do not understand small talk.  It seems like a waste of time and I feel very...
    emarr1984 emarr1984 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    I Want to Be a Recluse

     I´m not a recluse, but I would like to be. Because I know that I am very boring and narcissistic. I don´t think people enjoy my company. I would like to be by myself all the time and not have to worry about other people and their reactions to me. Does...
    Gladyz Gladyz 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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    I Fail To See Why This Bothers Others

    I prefer to be alone , I don't do socialising well at all and have gotten worse at it over the years . I panic at the thought of being around others which true can make life harder but does this make me a bad person ?I think that social people just don't get us so they like to...
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F Apr 30, 2013

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    I am a semi-recluse whom lives in semi-darkness

    and wear earplugs. Why? Because I can't tolerate sunlight. However don't feel ashamed or embarrassed. And I 'sho 'nuff ain't a vampire:-). I don't think vampires wear rosaries around their necks or do they recite rosaries as I do :-). The reasons I live the way I do is...
    HarloweRayne2014 HarloweRayne2014 46-50, T 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    I Am A True Recluse

    The earlier part of my life was so totally different. extrovert, out all the time. Tons of money and tons of everything. Then thru a strange turn of events things changed and I changed, swapping my mansion in London for a studio in the easternmediteranean island of Cyprus and Ive...
    princessfairyqueen princessfairyqueen 51-55 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    Alaska

    im different then the rest! i dont stereotype anyone and i dont put on any fronts or showy displays of myself! i realize that not everyone will like me for who i am and thats okay! i dont get offended easily but i get annoyed! *rolls eyes* some people are really annoying! i dont...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2012

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    Am The Recluse's Recluse

    Some people thrive in chaos. I don't. I see the human society as chaotic. They say nothing can be perfect & that.. no man is an Island but.. I'm the nearest to it & my life is perfect in my Recluse.
    Eghed Eghed 26-30, M Oct 11, 2012

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    Recluse-ish

    i was a recluse for a time ... actually, off and on for quite awhile and was on longer than not.  i'm not at the present, but i want to be. i live in a house with relatives ( wife's ), but i so long to be by myself.  i don't like idiots; i don't like confusion; i...
    13mikael 13mikael 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Am The Recluse's Recluse

    Some people thrive in chaos. I don't. I see the human society as chaotic. They say nothing can be perfect & that.. no man is an Island but.. I'm the nearest to it & my life is perfect in my Recluse.
    Eghed Eghed 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    I haven't got out of the house in 3 days,

    and it's the way I like it. Please stop criticizing me...
    Lifesuckssmusichelps Lifesuckssmusichelps 13-15, F 3 Responses May 27, 2014

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    My First Day!

    July 27 is officially my first day of hermithood. When I grow up, I want to be like J.D. Salinger, DDL, Kubrick, and Greta Garbo. I've finished bulk shopping for an entire quarter! I won't have to shop for non-food products until the end of September. I'll only leave the house...
    peppersasen peppersasen 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    I use to not be so "to myself".

    As I've gotten older, it seems that staying away from people has become a hard habit to break. I am naturally quiet anyway but being around most people makes me even more uncomfortable these days. It seems that the only outlet I have is the internet and sites like EP. where I...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 51-55 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I Wanted To Be One

    If I lived alone, I be a real recluse. I lived alone 5 years and only went out to work and did grocery shopping. I'd buy enough for a month so I wouldn't have to go back out for a while. I've always been a loner, especially since my teen years when I realized ppl didn't...
    donnaru donnaru 66-70, F 1 Response May 11, 2012

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    I suffer from bi polar and have done for 14 years, and it is suffering . From being a trained nurse and comfortable in my own skin to being an anti social almost recluse who out of...
    JulesCelt JulesCelt 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I think in 2015 I'm simply going to embrace the fact that I will forever feel this way. I will abandon hope because it's only a false feeling. I'm tired of feeling like this. It...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Even on this site people talked Recluse . I was typing the letter J and jacking off came up you people are weird I'm out of here Lol that happened but I'm still...
    Rcity5 Rcity5 26-30, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Well we are into the fifth day of the new year and I am over whelmed with serious physical issues with people...My sister went into the hospital on new years eve...after that...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F Jan 5

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    I have been getting laid off in the fall and bought back on in the spring for the past several years. I have had more negative side affects than positive ones. The free time is...
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Ever since I was a young child I have battled social anxiety disorder. Social situations always made me anxious and at times panicky. When I was a teen I came to realize that I was...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I wanna hide away and am hiding in my self all the time , I am a recluse !!!!:(
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    My 32 year old son has disowned me, my husband and my daughter. After he and his wife had a baby they pretty much cut us out of their lives. My grandson is 2 and a half and I haven...
    steiny1 steiny1 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    My dad was very abusive of my mother... and he beat her in front of me when I was very young and yelled at me when I cried. So when I was 7 years old, he abused me too until I was...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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