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I Am Cool With Spending A Lot Of Time By Myself

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    Quiet Peace And Solitude

    I sometimes like the quiet solitude away from everyone else. I don't have to be surrounded by people all the time to be happy.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    Better Being Alone

    i am far better being alone..nonsense conversations, useless gossips, deceitful compliments, none is real..everyone are just co dependent with each other..sympathetic gestures none is real, it only makes them feel better among themselves cause they know theres more pathetic and...
    marshy17 marshy17 22-25, F May 29, 2012

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    Its hard to believe I'm really starting to

    enjoy my own company. I'm on a little holiday by myself and thought it would be a disaster as soon as I bought the tickets... But it's turned out to be a great little adventure, iv got to know myself much better over the last few months. End result, I think I'm very lucky to...
    andthisonetime andthisonetime 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Me!

    I've grown to realize that I'm the only person who won't judge me and I'm the only person who I don't have to put up walls with I'm the only person who understand me
    unicorncat unicorncat 18-21, F Nov 13, 2013

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    My Own Pumpkin To Sit On Than A Crowded Couch

    For countless years, growing up through childhood and even joining religion, which I recently broke free from - there was such a huge pressure to be with people all the time always doing things "a bunch of busy bodies". Which when i tried to engage I felt torn because as much as...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M May 14, 2012

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    hope1022 hope1022 22-25, M Apr 12

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    Me And Myself Get Along

    I'd rather be alone then be with someone that I do not like.
    Jonnn Jonnn 18-21, M Apr 23, 2010

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    Too Much

    there is too much of everything these days.  Over stimulated by people, places, and things.  I like not being around people.  I like just hanging out alone and reading or watching a movie or eating lunch.  I don't need to "be with someone" all the time. ...
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Apr 20, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I need time every day to myself. Hard to do when you're husband is out of work again. I can't get things done!!
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Apr 9

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    It's a requirement and commitment I have with myself. After being surrounded by so many people during the day, time alone is a way rejuvenating and grounding.
    NorthSouthEastWest NorthSouthEastWest 26-30, F Apr 10

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    Yesterday my bf came over to visit me and baby. I haven't seen him in almost two weeks! :(But he lives far and works two jobs now.He bought me a Subway sandwich,rubbed my belly and...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I had a child, a baby boy, from a one night stand with an ex partner who left the country when she found out she was pregnant. Mostly due to her lack of faith in my ability as a...
    JonnoHo JonnoHo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    But I'm not a loner, I have loads of friends an meet people all the time, but I do need my own space and as much as I love spending time with people I do need a few days to myself...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Apr 3

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    I've put up with a pushy grouchy overbearing know it all family member on a daily basis for decades without having my say because I love him. He needs to be bossy and have...
    UppityProletarian UppityProletarian 36-40, M Apr 14

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    Laying down on a bed, spending time watching movies or tv shows, occasionally gaming on PC or table games like Monopoly or cards, walking around my room and feeding my addiction on...
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M Mar 30

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    Yesterday was a very hard emotional day I hadn't had much sleep , but used my morning wisely .. Was looking forward to spending time with loved ones when they decided they didn't...
    fallencry fallencry 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Its hard to get around it but yeah I am having issues with my fiance's mother. Or should I say she's having issues with me, right along with the baby mama. Alright to began with...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Withdrawals from effexxor are a living hell. I swear. I tried getting off three times and can't. I forgot my pills and I'm over at family's house for the holidays. I can't function...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Apr 11

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    My boyfriend and I broke up almost a week and a half ago. We had been together for eight months. Prior to that, there was seven months of him trying to get with me in which we were...
    Kadessa00 Kadessa00 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I had an amazing night together. We spent hours in bed today, reconnecting after almost two weeks with no sex (due to my very unpredictable period with my newly...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had a neighbor who couldn't stand me. I suspect its because Im white and most of the neighborhood wasn't. im sure it also had to do with my lifestyle, which at the time was very...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 12 Responses Apr 13

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    Okay so a little background information first... my boyfriend and I began seeing each other in June of 2012, right after I graduated highschool. right around the time I turned...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My toddlers have a very clear routine which they follow 99.9% of the time. When something out of the ordinary happens I panic. I become absolutely useless. All I can do is shut...
    bumblebeez bumblebeez 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I dont have a problem with laughing at myself. I have a problem with anybody else doing it.
    diegodlavega diegodlavega 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I have but one heart, I wish I could give it to somebody who would never part, Standing by each other's side, Willing to take the whole and entire ride, Somebody to lean upon...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 28

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    Age gap, my age, her age and the law of student-teacher relationships is forbidden. Who knew that having an infatuation, or falling in love with a teacher, could be so... Arduous...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Age gap, my age, her age and the law of student-teacher relationships is forbidden. Who knew that having an infatuation, or falling in love with a teacher, could be so... Arduous...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I have social anxiety I am socially awkward I am very difficult to get close to I am not friendly I am an introvert I am shy I think I could never find anyone I could get close to...
    myEmpty myEmpty 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    It's crazy when I really stop and think about what I'm doing in my life and why am I in this situation. Am I a bad person? Is this supposed to teach me a lesson? How far will this...
    Starrzalign Starrzalign 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    1. Do you know what JROTC means? Well, no but I do know it's military prep for teenagers 2. Do you have Halloween costumes? no 3. What do you think of thunderstorms? I call them...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 13

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    I was empty and alone. I felt dead inside, I desperately needed to feel something - anything. I need to erase the tingle of electricity that shot through my body every time you...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    Okay so, I thought i would share something to see if anyone else understands what I'm going through. Over the past few years I've gone through a lot of changes. Ive suffered from...
    lilpeanut24 lilpeanut24 18-21, F Apr 6

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    This girl I spent my time with, is really acting like a *****, so I'm spending most of my time alone in school,I feel kinda awkward and don't know how to spend my time, but that's...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I'm gay. I have my ups and downs with being gay. For example today I was quite happy being gay. I know that one day I'll be happy with my boyfriend or maybe husband, if it's...
    hellotheremister hellotheremister 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    So we're back to this again! My MM's living situation with his family has been a little shaky for the past couple of months. For me it was great because we have been spending...
    button3 button3 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    It's like every day is a battle! I wish for a happy, drama-free life, but then they always have to degrade me, ignore me, exclude me, and anger me. They will often put me down and...
    SamanthaJC SamanthaJC 13-15, F Apr 6

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    hahahaha...I can always talk to myself...I do talk to myself so many times...:D like now..I want to talk to myself...and make a list of things i want to do after my exams..ok? so...
    sb3007 sb3007 22-25, F Apr 16

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    I want to be more like Jesus in that he loved EVERYBODY, he was/is always calm and peaceful, and never gave into temptation. Some may say it's impossible because he's JESUS and we...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am all woman But Introverted Abit shy Not talkative Childish at times Fun Creative Loves vintage things See nice things all the time I try not to judge people cuz it's not cool...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Apr 3

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    I am so sick of people who are constantly trying to prove that they've got a life by ever-so-desperately showing off how cool their "squads" are or how many best friends they have...
    stillfindingmyself stillfindingmyself 18-21, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    There was a guy. 2012, Christmas, we met traveling. There was an instant connection. We were both surprised at the similarities. Four days. That's how long I was with him...
    trying2smile trying2smile 22-25, F Mar 27

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    Alright, I met my girlfriend right here on EP. Yeah, I had a different account back then. We talked for about a year before finally relocating and moving in together. We are very...
    FruitSlice FruitSlice 41-45, M Mar 27