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I Am Learning to Be Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    any single females that feel alone and want to chat and possibly meet. feel free to add me and well chat. im located in lower michigan and single and lonley.
    spankyouhard9 spankyouhard9 56-60, M 2 hrs ago

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    Sonetimes i just walk alone in the park or maybe i sit on a bench and just gaze at the sky and think about random things. I mostly do it for 1 hour when ever i get time for myself...
    Newbie2401 Newbie2401 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I used to be afraid of being alone but I realise you have to be happy with your lot and being alone because being in a relationship will not bring long lasting love and the...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've just started learning nihongo. It's my second attempt, as I did't have time to learn. I have a language exchange partner who is helping me.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's hard for me to be alone,i need support and attention lol and just to feel im a worthwhile person I need validation,apparently constantly.Don't feel like going into it now but...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love the fact that this grouo seems popular. Most of the groups I'm a member of (about 350) do have stories in but not recent ones. I love learning. Its one of the main things I...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm learning to be myself again. It'll take a lot of patience...Lord knows I need that, but it will be a beautiful journey.
    GeniseGreen GeniseGreen 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm starting to accept that I no longer feel alone I'm actually alone like literally it's just beyond a silly feeling or an annoying thought it's my reality it's how my life is! It...
    gloomykidd gloomykidd 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mum passed away when I was 20, leaving behind my 17 & 8 year old sister as well. I brought my 8 year old sister up since then & always took on the role of mum to both when...
    Lifesinreverse Lifesinreverse 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The first time they dropped rope at my feet I did not pick it up. Must have been my pride. Then as they spoke of faults which labeled my worth I thought I could do better. I could...
    Myplethora Myplethora 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    not to make too much of it...i have a long way to go. talking has finally started to put things together. pieces of the past that provided the vital "why"? why do i do what i do...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    whatever i am sharing may help someone. yes, today I am alone,I have fallen, I dont have anywhere to go, Yes. But Remember , we all come to this world Alone , we learn to speak...
    Shamir14 Shamir14 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Even with very little to no friends I still feel alone. in truth when a person has spent so many years in isolation as I have you would tend to feel alone. it's how I feel now...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i'm not good in english, i'm still learning english so i'm sorry if my english really bad ??
    Deluxury Deluxury 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Anyone share my interest for philosophy, psychology, biology, chemistry, and physics? I've recently started to delve into neuroscience, quantum theory and quantum computing and...
    searching322 searching322 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    To figure out who I am and I truly want not passively accepting what others want for me. I am gradually searching to fulfill my long term life aspirations and be my authentic self...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Until I left for college when I was 17, I had this weird tendency to look out the window of my bedroom at the market by the street near our house, to see if the stores were closed...
    IndraD IndraD 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    yes im learning disbled i struggle at some things im not the best reader, i cant write very good but can type, im not good at math, i do my best
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    I am forever to be alone through life. My marriage is in taters due to my husband cheating with men, many times over. I haven't left yet, but its coming, I know that I can not...
    Raffta Raffta 41-45, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Learning > Doing lol for me. Love to learn more so then to do.
    Sensor3 Sensor3 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    they say to be alone is " separate, apart, or isolated from others". but thats not true. you can be surrounded by many people. I think the worst feeling in the world is to feel...
    justasia justasia 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I Feel So Alone As I'm typing this right now, I feel so alone, even though I'm really not alone, I'm with my family right now, but it's just that my thoughts are quite suffocating...
    byeAnna byeAnna 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm so used to always having someone to talk to when ever I needed . For the first time of my life I feel so alone .. Maybe it's time I start learning what it's like to be alone...
    ILeila ILeila 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    My daughter has a severe learning disability in mathematics. I always conceal my disappointment about this from her. Many times I do get frustrated trying to help her at home with...
    Azuriela Azuriela 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Despite everything I do and the people around me trying hard to be there I feel as if I'm lost and alone a lot of the time. No matter how many friends I have and no matter how...
    helsingrise helsingrise 18-21, T Jan 29

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    I hate being alone each and every day. all I do is work and home. I don't have time to meet people or even form a friendship at the least. I have social anxiety also that doesn't...
    TimeUnfolds TimeUnfolds 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I've said it before and I will say it again. I am Australian born and bred. Lebanese background, migrant parents. Muslim household, and although I myself do not conform to religion...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Jan 28

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    It's said, "you are your boss when you are you alone". So yes, i like to be my own boss and spend my time alone. But but but.....Sometimes that hurts, as when you want to tell your...
    uniqueguy91 uniqueguy91 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I value my time alone. I HOARD IT! It's bad when you look forward to being sick so you can be alone. I live with three other people: my mother, my sister and her daughter. Oh...
    matahari1 matahari1 61-65, F Jan 27

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    I love the line from this song...."where do you go when you're lonely"....I don't necessarily get lonely, but I do like to be alone. And the place I go when I want to be alone is...
    RightGirlWrongTime RightGirlWrongTime 56-60, F Jan 27

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    I've always loved learning. I always liked science kits for Christmas when I was growing up. I read the encyclopedia before I read a novel. I remember hearing my father say, "I...
    WolfVanZandt WolfVanZandt 61-65, M Jan 27

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    Lying motionless, surrounded by these giant trees, dense, stretching into infinity. The ground is cold and yet comfortingly familiar and safe. There is no light shining through...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I like to be alone but I don't like to feel lonely. I've been spending more and more time alone because I am hiding from facing my reality.
    AMIAROM AMIAROM 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I am learning to love myself now, after spending my 8 years, pleasing somebody. Now, it's my time to think about myself.
    mabuhayka mabuhayka 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I am terrified of ending up alone. I don't relate to many people my age..., most can't even imagine themselves settling down and starting a family. I feel alone most of the time...
    tiffanyandasaltshaker tiffanyandasaltshaker 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    Having one of those nights feeling sorry for myself. I desire to have a husband sooo badly. The pain I feel if not having a man love me is awful. I cried out to God for the...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 22

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