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I Am Learning to Be Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 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

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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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    I used to hate this feeling. I still do, but as of recently I started to like being alone. Its sort of hard to explain. I think to sum it up I'd rather feel alone now, than be...
    bananaloc bananaloc 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Yeah i feel alone but hopefully it wont be like this forever. Friends don't last forever either or so i think. Yup loneliness feels really awful. ;-;
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm in desperate need of company, the way I'm living is getting more and more unhealthy. I don't go to school, I have no job and I don't have any friends who I speak to regularly...
    caraacakes caraacakes 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    23 Things Why Spending Time Alone Is Awesome! by Jamie Varon, a Thought Catalog West Coast Producer, a writer and a coffee lover. 1. A weekend in which you have no plans, no...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Sep 7

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    Yep ... I've been through too much to not take what I've learned from past mistakes and apply them to my life. Why would I choose unhappiness for myself? Being alone does not...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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    In each day I like to learning new thing . Life is about learning . We can achieve our knowledge from everywhere . We also can learn from small child and elder. Knowledge is the...
    SUMIA2108 SUMIA2108 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really like learning whatever I can about the world. I take extra college classes all the time not because I need them but it won't hurt me and I like trying to learn new things...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    It's funny... There are certain groups or people that make me feel so important (big in a sense/confident and proud of who I am)... And then there are certain groups or people that...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I have a mild learning disability. I was put in a special classes. From Gr. 8 to Gr. 12. I was teased and my English was not good either.After I graduated from high school. I took...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F a week ago

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    We are learning about vectors in 3 dimensions in physics class this unit. The trouble is, I only have a rudimentary sense of what 3 dimensions is, so I can't really comprehend the...
    Ostrichinthesand8 Ostrichinthesand8 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Recopied from my love-The love of my life, Sayed.He will always be my dearest, truest most adored man of my life. He is the most romantic and loving man I know and can express...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617 61-65, F Sep 2

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    i'm learning to speak German.I like it, and i think its fun to learn coz i like how the word are pronounced,, but its also kinda hard. Wünscht mir viel Glück. ^_^
    CNNMelissa CNNMelissa 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I like learning new things reason coz education is the process of development the body physically mentally and morally,but I wander.
    slimslim6 slimslim6 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    At least id like to think I'm trying. I can't really change certain peoples opinions about me if they think I'm out of the norm or weird or think something. or that im different...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I am quite a timid person sometimes, but I'm learning to be more confident within myself and to be more assertive! Because you can't get what you want if you don't make the move to...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I've been learning Spanish my whole life. I can sing it, write it, but my pronunciation is atrocious
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 6

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    I can speak english almost fluently and now im learning german and dutch altogether 😋 Ich spreche etwas Deutsch en ik spreek een beetje nederlands 😋😆
    iambacknow iambacknow 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Just started learning Romanian. It's quite nice sounding and I have always wanted to learn a second language thoroughly:) wish me luck
    bigbrownbastard bigbrownbastard 18-21, M Sep 10

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    Everyday I'm in the process of learning and I'm eager to learn.
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Life is about learning and you learn something NEW every day!
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 16

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    My new baby. I've started learning to play. All I can say is it can be a bit painful on the fingers when you have very weak skin. lol Plus I was pressing the strings to hard. to...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know what I would be doing if I wasn't learning something new often...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love learning something new each day. Even just how to conquer a level on a video game is often enlightening.
    Titan222 Titan222 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I fine learning new things is fun but not all things are fun. I prefer somethings in science
    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do everything and go everywhere alone. Last month i was on a trip to sweden with my coworkers. When the bus tour was over i just walked off. Went to drift on the streets to...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 11

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    Laughter is all around me, coming from me, and I can see the faces of my friends. It's a good night. We're all at dinner together, debating the stupidest of subjects like world...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F Sep 17

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    I drink alone. I eat alone. I pray alone. I sleep alone. I walk alone. I work alone. I play alone. Out of 168 hours a week, I am alone 130 hours. But.... as long as I have...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I am Alone. In life we are forced to be social. Our sanity depends on it, and even our confidence. Humans aren't lone wolves, they fight together as a pack of brothers or sisters...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    People often ask me what I am gonna do over the weekend and I hate this stupid question. It is because I don’t know! I don’t make lots of plans to spend the entire weekend...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I can't even count how many friendships I've ****** up in the past week alone. I get so attached and they leave like it's the easiest thing in the world. But I do it! I'm the one...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    i feel alone constantly, even when I am surrounded by people. I feel alone even when I'm talking to a friend, whether on-line or real-life, i know that I'm not alone in anything I...
    futurediary futurediary 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    All alone on a Saturday night, I hear the music playing from the pub across the road, People dancing, singing, drinking and being in the company of their friends. Here is me all...
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I just turned 45 a few weeks ago...had a fiancee....until a couple of weeks before that...then he bailed. I thought that I wouldn't have to deal with being alone again. After my...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    This morning, woke up made coffee and I realize I'm alone.. No one to say good morning too or drink coffee with.. I went for a walk on the beach and I sat there for like an hour...
    allencam05 allencam05 22-25, M Sep 4

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    Having a sense of being alone has been with me always. I am an only child. When I was a child I had one, perhaps two friends. I didn't have sports or other interests. The solitary...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Ever since I became single, I just feel alone. I don't know what it is, people seem to love being around me and talking to me but I feel empty. Im really never alone. Yet, I feel...
    Saabatt Saabatt 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Now feel so alone..really alone. Everybody celebrate the celebration of flowers. Our local festival. My family, friends, relatives, near and dears..everyone. Even in my home town...
    tanoos tanoos 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Not ideologically, nor by intelligence(Ha!), or through purposeful isolation. I'm simply alone. Alone and worn out. Tired. Exhausted, really. All I want is a little rest. To close...
    LoopedMe LoopedMe 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Sometimes I want to cry in class because of this. I used to be so loud and fun and now I feel so depressed. I hate going to a new hs because you're getting ignored. Sure there are...
    alyssagrey14 alyssagrey14 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I feel like I'm alone most of the time even though I have everyone surrounding me. I could have everyone in the world around me and yet i think i would still be alone. I feel like...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F Sep 11

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    Lately, I've had some people ask me why I don't talk to them as much anymore. I've had people ask me if something is wrong when I tell them I don't want to hang out. I appreciate...
    cmill357 cmill357 16-17, F Sep 11

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    Ever so eloquently coming to this realization as I have a mental breakdown locked in the bathroom. I used to think that stating I am alone was ungrateful of me because i am not...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I've been married for almost two years now and we have been together for almost 5 years though. And we have a daughter and I feel ever since she was born I've been viewing things...
    Stephaniestephens17 Stephaniestephens17 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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