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I Am a Shut-in

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    Shut-Ins Helping Shut-Ins - Let's just be honest....The place I feel most secure is in a small room in a house or other home dwelling. I recently decided to venture back into the...
    wm3797 wm3797 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    Today was painful I thought too much about every action of each individual while on the bus. I don't even know what else to say, but it psychically made me sick. I just want to...
    burrowbunni burrowbunni 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Well, Not Quite... - ...but I'm getting there. Maybe I should read more of the other stories here first, but I immediately picked up on the trust issue that others have...
    TerminalNewEnglander TerminalNewEnglander 51-55 1 Response Jun 16, 2009

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    I once felt my intuition would lead me to my dreams. I once felt the noble goal of understanding my self would entail a positive existence. I once felt an awareness of how my mind...
    novalucas novalucas 31-35, M Mar 2

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    I Live In One Constan Day - Hello I'm Daniel I'm 23. My story starts at the age of 7. I was never like the other kids i'd rather play by myself it wasn't the fact i was scared of...
    DanielGolden DanielGolden 22-25, M Jul 19, 2013

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    New Shut-In - I'm a new shut in. Just recently diagnosed with schizo affective and bi-polar II. Currently waiting for doctor to fill out disability forms, and anxious and uncertain...
    benslost benslost 36-40, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    Scared Of Family - I am 36, married and have 3 kids. I also live in my in-laws basement because I am legally disabled due to mental issues and instability. I cannot mentally or...
    Untrusting2 Untrusting2 36-40 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    Hikkikomori - I've felt at times that I'm becoming a solitary people-fearing pale slug of a humanoid, but then I remember how much I like talking to people, despite how terrifying...
    Geza Geza 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    Don't Go Outside! - it's funny how sensitive to light and colors i have become from staying inside my brown house. once when i had no choice but to go to hell-mart i became quite...
    fatgirl fatgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses May 10, 2007

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    I Don'T Know Where I Belong - I am a part time shut in. I had to run away and hide for my life on a regular basis since I was only two years old. I spent hours and sometimes days...
    ladybug347 ladybug347 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Shut In - I used to get invited to a lot of parties, until people realized I would never show up. I'm quiet and shy, but I do my best to be very polite. I'm too quiet though...
    AwkwardLady AwkwardLady 18-21 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

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    Lost - Hi, my name is Patricia. But people call me Trish. I have become a shut in. I am to the point now I don't even want to leave my bedroom. I ended up in Florida in 1999. I was...
    Trisha67 Trisha67 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    Terrified To Leave The House - i have been inside the house for nearly two years and now i have to go and get a job i have no income coming in so i really have to get out i...
    taurus71 taurus71 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    Yup. When I was a kid i had a bad experience with fellow kids. Never had a close friend my whole life. Today it's snowing like crazy so I have an excuse to stay inside but if I'm...
    Raptorpsychologist Raptorpsychologist 18-21, M Feb 5

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    Just Tired. - Like my family's lies, my father's disapproval, and the pain of never truly belonging. For as long as I could remember, I never truly felt loved uncoditionally. I'm...
    pastelpalette pastelpalette 18-21 3 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    In the Truest Meaning of the Word. - I haven't been out in society in over a month, before that it was close to 6 years. I get my groceries, meds, and anything else I may need...
    Sylverwynd Sylverwynd 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    I never know what to write, so I guess I'll just start with that. I have a tendency to overthink and have been dealing with depression for quite sometime. My life is pretty...
    invisiblemask invisiblemask 22-25, M Feb 21

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    Ive Never Had A Friend. - I'm 15. right now I'm sitting in my room alone with my laptop. this is my life.when i was little it was the same its not like I'm all of a sudden alone...
    HikikomoriJani HikikomoriJani 13-15 2 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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    Where Am I - In my apartment, I get stuff delivered sometimes. The shop is within walking distance but I don't really talk to anyone. I have two cats. I work from home. Sometimes I...
    cathead72 cathead72 36-40 3 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    I Have Become A Recluse And Am Having Trouble Connecting With People. - Hello, I'm a 26 year old college student. I've always been a little bit of a loner but 4 years ago I had a...
    Fastrin Fastrin 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    I Am - I have been a shut in because of my social fears but possibly that has become a fear of the world it self. I leave the house when I have to but when I am out I feel that...
    Natemares Natemares 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    Shut In, Recluse Or Crazy Cat Guy On The Block? - I guess you could say I am a Shut In. I don't know if that is truly what I am. I avoid going out at all costs. I venture to...
    CygnusXII CygnusXII 46-50, M 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    This Is My Story And I'm Sticking To It - I guess you could say that I am considered a shut in some of it is my choice I guess I was and am born with a disability I have CP if you...
    topdog1109 topdog1109 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    How I Became A Shut-In And Where I Am Now - When i was 17 i dropped out of high school and cut off all social ties (threw away phone, deleted facebook). During the glory days of...
    gettingstuffoffmychestiguess gettingstuffoffmychestiguess 18-21 1 Response Jun 25, 2013

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    Ashamed - I am 36 years old.  I have 3 children and hate leaving the house.  It all seemed to happen gradually, over years I mean.  I had always been overweight...
    noodelsgranny noodelsgranny 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    Such A Bore - Teenagers are supposed to be outgoing, right? They are supposed to go out with their friends every weekend and have thriving social lives. That is not my case. I'm 16...
    LizGama77 LizGama77 16-17 4 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    I Feel Like Im Going Crazy From My Agoriphobia But Cant Overcome My Social Anxiety. - I have been basicly cut off from the rest of the world for the most part of 16 months,i hate...
    sizzahands86 sizzahands86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    I Just Prefer To Be Alone - I rarely feel lonely I have the telephone to speak to my closest friends: a small circle of women that I have known a very, very long time and who I...
    TenaciousT TenaciousT 46-50 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    In The World At Home - This is new and I never thought I would actually tell anyone. I hope that I am not making a mistake. 14 years ago I found out about my first time through...
    Kaywhy01 Kaywhy01 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Trying To Get Out More - I've kind of backed myself into my apartment.  My personal and physical life kind of crashed at around the same time about three years ago .  Then I got...
    Hal3 Hal3 61-65 3 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    Trying To Reach Out But Misunderstood - Im a 29 your old single mom of one son (11) and a poodle. Almost 2 years ago I decided I wanted to live a life with little to no drama so...
    ufcgurl34480 ufcgurl34480 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Need to Find People Who Understand Me. - I am a shut-in by choice. I am very disappointed in my choice of being one. I know that there are people who have no choice in being one...
    Carlos0418 Carlos0418 31-35, M 4 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Need to Find People Who Understand Me. - I am a shut-in by choice. I am very disappointed in my choice of being one. I know that there are people who have no choice in being one...
    Carlos0418 Carlos0418 31-35, M 3 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Hi Everyone - My partner and I are shut ins. My partner can not even go anywhere where there is a lot of people. She just gets tight and claustraphobic around people. I can...
    jrosenau jrosenau 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2011

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    Not Sure Where I'm Going With My Life - I'm not really sure where to start with this, the only reason I'm writing this is because I want to get it off my chest I suppose. Though...
    QuestionableExistance QuestionableExistance 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    I Have Been For A Long Time. - I am 55 and I am shut in . Can not walk to well and get out . And get tired. Have mental illness. And noise is to bad for me. So I come home and...
    bronica bronica 51-55, F May 12, 2013

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    Sophi's Choice - Home is my sanctuary. My day dreams are spent on visions of my dream home. It is not a mansion or luxurious, but it has all the conveniences I want, and it is laid...
    Sophora Sophora 46-50 May 14, 2012

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    I Am A Shut-In And Very Lonely - I'm home day in and day out. I dont really care for people very much. I'v very introverted. I use d to work in a lab but hurt my neck. So I...
    kimlabtech kimlabtech 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    Prozac Isn't Supposed To Do This, But I Recently Started Taking It - I've read people aren't supposed to do this to people in my age group (+30) but i've never been sucidal before...
    winky419 winky419 31-35 3 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    Descending - I've slowly started to shut myself away. both by choice and fear. i still venture out time to time, but it's slowly turning into a lifeless bore that feels exhausting...
    burrowbunni burrowbunni 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    The Shut In - its true i can be a bit of a shut in.i should go out more but i have no interests in places like bars but i do like eating out.its always good to lock the front door...
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Im Boring - i used to spend everyday at the skatepark where i had a lot of aquitances i thought were friends. but now that i can no longer partake in skateboarding I (body got old...
    dogbuttcat dogbuttcat 26-30 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    I Always Wanted To Kill My Classmates. - My story. http://youtu.be/2_YTIOvzY2g -Big Mike. BigMikeRadioProgram.com
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Jan 27, 2012

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    :d - But I like it! Occasionally I'll want someone to be alone with. Someone that can sit quietly with me, sip coffee and suddenly burst out laughing at the pretention.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2010

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    How Did This Begin? - All my life I have felt just a little off. Afraid of not being accepted. Afraid of being left alone. Afraid of gaining weight, getting sick, bad relationships...
    sherrydf sherrydf 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Case#1 Part two: I am lying bound and gagged on a bed in my schoolgirl outfit. I can’t see or hear anything in this quiet room. The cloth tied around my eyes is real tight...
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    I want to leave my fiancé of 6 yrs. I feel as though we are not progressing. When I try to talk to him about my needs his males them sound trivial. He always promises things will...
    reasonseasonlifetime reasonseasonlifetime 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I was Angel Myers/boo to my brother mike I was a baby when my brother was a kid we were insuted like always I was always told to shut the *** up and stop crying mike defened me...
    Angelmyers11 Angelmyers11 18-21, M Mar 25

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