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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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    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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    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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    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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    It's normal to feel alone your whole youth? Going 21 this year... this is going to pass?!
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    I always feel this way. Sometimes I like being alone, I'm not overly social, but it's too much. And naturally, when I need people, they aren't around so I have to get through...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am 35 and I have been alone for my entire life. I have a brother and still have both parents, but I am still alone. I have never had a relationship, at least one that lasted...
    Shattered80 Shattered80 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes when I just play games or even watch T.V I feel alone and I love it to some extent but I do wish I had someone to play games with that I love or just chill with I guess...
    maddawgaether maddawgaether 16-17, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Uni tomorrow, love learning about history (:
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    i'm always alone, like everything is far from me, there's no friend to talked to, there's no memories of happiness,
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Solivagant - (adj.) Wandering alone....
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Does anyone actually find happiness in this life? Am i just meant to be alone forever or feel alone forever? Why can't people just keep their promises? I was happier when i...
    miaruth miaruth 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always have enjoyed my alone time. Its a great pleasure to sit and think, imagine or simply re-group. Like a lot of us on here, I also enjoy my alone time simply pleasure myself...
    JoshC63 JoshC63 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I'm using the website Duolingo to learn Spanish. The grammar is difficult, and I'm not very good at it yet, but I plan to keep learning until I'm fluent. It's very interesting, and...
    ScarletWonderland ScarletWonderland 13-15, T 2 days ago

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    I like learning new things wether it's about different countries, food, culture, nature, about people or whatever I just love to learn different things.......
    talaunanna talaunanna 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    it's so fun to be alone sitting in my papasan chair by my desk on my phone looking up buzzfeed Something about being alone makes me feel so peaceful. I'm the only person who I...
    SleepingOwl0o0o0 SleepingOwl0o0o0 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wonder if the friends and family around me can tell I feel alone. Can they read the pain on my face, or how forced my smiles are. Do they notice.... I'm not really alone at...
    asabatino asabatino 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So here goes a long story. I'm a 20 year old guy (about to turn 21 in December). I have always gone through life being incredibly self-consious and lacking in confidence/self...
    Shah190 Shah190 22-25 4 days ago

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    I always feel so alone. I am surrounded by family and friends who love me, but I still feel lonely. Physically I'm not alone, but mentally I am. It scares me. I don't want to feel...
    WolfsLullaby WolfsLullaby 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like learning things about humans and the world also what once the world was like to how it is now.
    Remi4ever Remi4ever 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like learning English language and I'm a native Russian speaker. I started learning it at school as a usual school subject. Actually, it was hard and I didn't pay much...
    DarkAlleysOfMyMind DarkAlleysOfMyMind 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a large family and a lot of friends but I'm basically alone. I'm just kind of lost I guess. I have my kids but it's different cause they need me, one day they too will be...
    reynanv reynanv 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've finally accepted that I am alone and will probably be alone forever. I have transsexual feelings and I don't think there is another female that will ever love me again. So I...
    happycrab happycrab 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I'm probably living out the worst case scenario for someone who has this disorder. Long story short, I was diagnosed 2 years ago at age 25 right before everything fell apart. I...
    Katiebug06 Katiebug06 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Being can sometimes be destructive ... You and your thoughts ... Dont let ur mind wander too far and it does get out ... Leave ... Watch some funny clips ... Call a friend...
    rb47 rb47 36-40, F Jul 25

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    I was watching world war z alone.. after watching at cinema alone, I took out my bike from parking alone. stop at red traffic light alone. I'm anxious for nothin, I thought people...
    inspirit05 inspirit05 22-25, F Jul 23

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    I don't like being alone. I LOVE being alone. Just by yourself, music playing, no distractions, inhaling the fresh summer air... When I'm alone I'm alive
    QuiteReal QuiteReal 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I've learned a lot about the 1900s and it felt uneasy for me learning about their hardships back then in their lifetime. What do most of you think of that century?
    REA875 REA875 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    In order to find peace in the future I need to let go of the hurt of the past. My ex's were far from perfect but I'm to blame. I made poor choices. I didn't wait for God to lead me...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jul 20

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    I would travel the world for the rest of my life if I could. I love meeting new people, trying new foods, learning new languages and experiencing different cultures.
    SouthernBelle14 SouthernBelle14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Hallo! I'm learning German and i would like to discover German culture as well. I would love to have friends (Germans or anyone who can speak German) for pen pals to help me...
    vhh1996 vhh1996 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I've just started so far I know some basic stuff the alphabet, colors, greetings, common questions and phrases. Right now I'm just watching videos and trying to learn a little more...
    Amani7 Amani7 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    you know how do I feel when you just abandon me and betrayed me, and I'm just.. still can't forget you..?? I'm just like rat lab.. getting used by someone and just abandoned and...
    GFrans GFrans 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Ok so, I'm the most chilled out guy ever but I go to bed alone and angry, I have 1000 friends and I always feel alone. I have the most beautiful girlfriend who lives 3hours away...
    isntitintetesting isntitintetesting 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Happiness is so important! It is also difficult to describe, but other people did the work, they are lots of books and such talking about what made various people happy, and...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 36-40, M Jul 14

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    I'm forever alone, no one would ever want me lol, even if I did find the right person, it's not like I could do anything about it because I'm way to shy and they probably wouldn't...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I always feel alone.....I grew up as a mostly a loner because everyone thought I was weird.....now I have a boyfriend but he sleeps so much that I still feel alone.....he works...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I've always been by myself. Growing up was hard for me as my parents work to make sure I had the best they would leave me with my grandmother who they thought was best for me who...
    UniquelyDifferent77 UniquelyDifferent77 36-40, F Jul 14

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    I feel so alone. I hide that I'm gay because I feel like other people will be scared of me because I'm gay. I feel like I should be quarantined, like I have a disease or something...
    EmilyM18 EmilyM18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I don't understand love. I really don't. One of my good friends was talking to me last night, sharing the fact that she and her boyfriend are quite close, and we talked about how...
    Skollon Skollon 22-25, F