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I Am Learning to Be Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    Because, I Know, Itll Make Me Strong

    I hate being alone, to know no one is there to comfort me...to support me. Im tired of being alone, so tired of being alone. Im losing whats left of my dignity and Im just trying to keep my head down instead of screaming for someone. Ive met other people, who tell me they've been...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2010

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    After 7 Years Together I Am Alone and Don't Even Know Who I Am.

    So I met my ex-girfriend when I was 18 and was with her for seven years. I am now 25. I was with with her all the way through college and we seemed to have a healthy loving relationship. I was always a good boyfriend to her - supportive, friendly, outgoing with her friends...
    chrisnz chrisnz 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    This is day #1 on my own without my ex

    boyfriend. Even when we broke up back in October, we still hung out every day. This time, I must learn to distract myself with other things so that I do not go crazy. I need to enjoy my time alone. I have already: -been on this website a lot -read part of a book -gone to work...
    londonqueen londonqueen 22-25, F Mar 16, 2014

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    Practise Makes Perfect

    All my life I've wanted to be alone. The older I get though the more I realize that the world just isn't big enough for one person to be alone. I've spent a lot of time alone and it's crippled my interpersonal skills. I have to practise so I can live the rest of my life keeping...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2011

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    My dad is in jail, and my mom is always at her boyfriends, I'm a good looking 15 year old kid, but I don't have any friends, I'm inside everyday playing video games or just...
    JacobFTW JacobFTW 13-15, M 47 mins ago

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    is that weird? i like being social a little bit, if i can. but in the end i like being alone, or at least around people who had more of my interests.
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am not sure how I feel to be alone. Meaning to live alone. The fact is, I never lived alone. I left my parents house when I was 18, but I moved for study to Prague and rented for...
    tripwithzip tripwithzip 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Leave it to me to be the only one to write a book in this group. I over complicate things a lot. Call it OCD, I just like having things done thoroughly, I like to thoroughly...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel so alone, I am in a horrible relationship that I have chosen to paint a beautiful picture on the outside of so none of my friends or coworkers know what I truly deal with on...
    Wishful2388 Wishful2388 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm learning it online and I'm doing weekly sessions hopfully I learn and remember something
    NatashaBish22 NatashaBish22 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hello my name is safiya but i just put my name cinderella31. I am a muslim a female ( girl ). Learning About ramadan is very important if you are a muslim if you speak Arabic,Uzbek...
    cinderella31 cinderella31 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im learning that food is a gift. A provision. Some people would die for a burger or a potato or a piece of cheese and we are being stingy with food. Of course make as many wise...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jun 25

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    When i was younger i had already seen myself the way i wanted to become. If i wanted to be brave id become braver. If i wanted to be athletic id excercise more. If wanted to learn...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jun 25

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    When people see my post of being depressed they say You're not alone When people see my post of watching my dad die on my own at 13 I mean it's rare but they say You're not...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Alone again, alone again, alone again... Alone.
    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F 16 Responses Jun 24

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    I do like being alone, but then another part of me is terrified by it! And I’ve been left alone for a very long time. Even when there are people around me, I still feel...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T Jun 24

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    I actually prefer to be alone than to be with a large quantity of people surrounding me. The noise and the presence of a crowd makes me really uncomfortable. I would rather stay in...
    Cheiyn Cheiyn 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I feel alone all the time and I don't know why. I've tried a lot of things. A lot of people say they love me or "insert compliment here" I don't think it's sincere. I know everyone...
    RileyRed RileyRed 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm having a really bad day again. I just feel so alone all the time. some days I have a lot of people to talk to. Some days I feel like I have no one. but even when I'm talking to...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    Shi cuz I am most all the time is why. Home alone with no Mcaughly culkin, no social life. To work where I get the only human interaction besides waiting in lines& an occassional...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I have always been better sleeping with someone. I have slept alone for quite some time now. Even in the last few years of my last relationship it felt like I was sleeping alone...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M Jun 22

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    Today is another day that I begin alone. I haven't had a love in my life since 2007, the end of a 5 year abusive relationship. The years that followed brought me an image of love...
    takieaa takieaa 41-45, F Jun 21

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    I have always had a want to learn new things. I believe their is always room for more knowledge and skills. But I never had a chance to until recently. About 5 years ago I started...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I make a point of learning at least one new word every day.
    TheSundanceGal TheSundanceGal 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    I guess that what comes from being an independent women. I have spent SO MANY years alone, that I am comfortable with it! I have my moments, where I think "it sure would feel...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F Jun 20

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    I have loving parents and a brother. My parents give me every possible thing that I need. My brother, well, he's a nice one. I have a lot of friends at school. I do good in my...
    rhpets rhpets 18-21, F Jun 20

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    Making Learning More Interesting I am sure there is a lot of scope, out there, for German speakers to make learning packages more fun for students. If I am amused or otherwise...
    borrioboola borrioboola 51-55, M Jun 20

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    I want to improve my english skills (learning english since 11 years, polish since 8 years [but I'm bad in polish]). Please text me :)
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I am learning Korean please feel free to message me if you want to help(btw I'm a beginner)
    Aby0805 Aby0805 18-21, F Jun 19

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    Growing up I've always felt so alone and I don't know why. I have an older and a younger brother. I am close with both of them and I was fairly close to both my parents. My mom...
    starlee1 starlee1 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I'm learning Japanese and German
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 19

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    Learning Korean via self study atm. However I'll probably take classes in the fall. Anyone want to be language partners hmu ??
    MsIdiosyncrasy0 MsIdiosyncrasy0 22-25, F Jun 19

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    I'm learning French and Spanish... French is so much easier
    Spfxartist13 Spfxartist13 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    At first I was pumped and had just a hint of doubt since this the language I am learning is from a country I might not ever get to visit, I'm trying to convince myself that it will...
    Aby0805 Aby0805 18-21, F Jun 18

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    This is a tough one for me. I am unhappy - not miserable - but it seems that being alone would be worse. Especially when what I really want is more intimacy, friendship and...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I'm not really active in pursuing friendships. This can be a bad thing. Someone once observed to me that I was a bit like an amoeba - I just let things happen. This has led to...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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    I'd rather be alone then unhappy , often when I'm out with other people I find myself unhappy . I have been alone for so long that I've gotten to know myself , I hates myself but...
    Ellis1993 Ellis1993 18-21, M Jun 18

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    i believe that one dies still learning. there is not enough time in this world to learn everything, wich is why its so great to be captivating and excited about knowing different...
    kawasakiN kawasakiN 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I don't think anyway relates to this because there is no groups on it but I miss being alone and I love being alone I don't know why I feel so much better when it's just me having...
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F Jun 17

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    Although I have no true friends, I wonder when I'll stop being alone. I've been alone for years. There's an empty void that has yet to be filled. I've realized that I'm not a...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Yes, I want to be alone every time. 'Cause being alone makes me happy. Why? because when I'm alone I don't even have to compare myself to others,I don't even have to take the crowd...
    GlenLovesGod GlenLovesGod 13-15, M Jun 16

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    I am learning Chinese on www.echineselearning.com where I can get an online course preparing for my trip to China the next year. I think Chinese is really hard to me to understand...
    emilyyang emilyyang 18-21, F