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I Am Learning to Be Alone

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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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    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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    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...
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    Every night I cry. I have no friends and no men even so much as even ask me my name. I feel so ugly and just really alone. I would love to have friends to talk with or just a guy...
    luvinbbygrl10 luvinbbygrl10 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I am 17, I'm in my last year at school and I live alone. I must admit it is quite haunting to come home from school and nobody is there. Not to mention I have to be my own mum and...
    luneelfe luneelfe 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I am sort of reclusive. I live alone, and I do not really like going places. I prefer security & shelter over going out & being social. I have always been this way, even growing...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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