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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

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    It's not the solitude that scares me.....I just like having you there :-)

    I have been pretty self sufficient for quite some time. When I decided to leave my husband in 2006 I saved pennies and dollar bills just to have some money that would cushion me when I actually left in 2007. My job allows me to provide a pretty ok life for them *phew Thank God...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    The Difference Between Need & Want

    I am not afraid to be alone for long periods of time. Long, meaning years. Alone meaning in a relationship, living with others,that sort of 'alone' . I have grown up with a huge family, -both extended and siblings- and it's not that I am tired of them. I love them to death , they...
    ImmoralSophistication ImmoralSophistication 18-21, F Aug 16, 2012

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    Have Been Alone

    and it is not that scary.i just would rather have someone to talk to.but it is hard for me to open up.so ,i am alone.and at times it has it`s advantages.but for the most part,it is torture.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 31-35 1 Response Oct 7, 2009

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    Who Cares?

    I really would rather be alone anymore than with people that are only interested in using me.  I used to be the type of person who was so afraid of losing friends and needed so badly to be accepted that I would kiss people's ***** to get them to stay in my life.   ...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2010

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    A Shield

    I feel very much alone at the moment. There are always people around of course, but everyone knows that's not the point is it?We all know the cliche about being alone in a crowd.  Well, we can be very much alone in any relationship, whether it's with family or with superficial...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    I'm Used To It

    Did you have a mom and dad who spent more time in the home than in the bar? How about an uncle or aunt that cared about you, perhaps a grandparent or several?   Friends, neighbors growing up? I grew up alone. No friends that didn't move away, my grandparents on either side were...
    deleted deleted 22-25 Apr 12, 2011

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    Who Needs People?

    Humans are just full of heart ache and devistation, and i say who needs them...I have been lonely 99.3% of my life, and they never treated me as though i was one of them, so why not give it back to them 10X more?  I enjoy being alone, because then people are not all up in...
    Godzirra7377 Godzirra7377 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    My Own Pumpkin To Sit On Than A Crowded Couch

    For countless years, growing up through childhood and even joining religion, which I recently broke free from - there was such a huge pressure to be with people all the time always doing things "a bunch of busy bodies". Which when i tried to engage I felt torn because as much as...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M May 14, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I am 27 years old male. i am very afraid of the idea that I will never find my true love and being alone for the rest of my life. I have dated a few women, but they don;t work out...
    manesh515 manesh515 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    Being alone never seemed to bother me until we had to put my dog down in December. I always got excited for when my parents would go away on business and I got the house to myself...
    lezbihonest93 lezbihonest93 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    After a long day at work, coming back to your room, only to find your roomate and her friends talking...and you have to talk and chitchat, when you really want to shut the door and...
    starlit11 starlit11 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I love being alone, walking, on the bus, lisening to music or with My phone, i love it. But on work i have to be 1 hour alone, without music or phone, just alone with myself, And...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I really feel as if I'm better off being alone....not relationship wise. Me being in college these past 3 years showed me who and how I was. I didn't really realize it...
    vadupree vadupree 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need to be alone i need some time for myself away from people to find myself to reflect on things and to get myself on track I do appreciate people who are kind and try to help...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I enjoy being alone. I am able to entertain myself in ways I can't when I'm around others. But I hate being lonely and left or forgotten. That causes a person to be lonely.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I don't know how it's possible. I have a side that loves being alone, but another that wishes to be more social. It's so strange.
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Most of the time I don't need other people, and I like being alone, but late nights like this push me. I only get lonely when I'm tired, so I'm consistently lonely after 2:00 am...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I isolate. I have PTSD. I'm not just saying that, it's my therapists diagnosis. She says that's why I spend so much time alone, why I don't trust easily, why I work so much. I'm...
    veiledsadness veiledsadness 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    can someone please txt me I'm a bisexual guy who likes to have clean chats but not afraid to have fun
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 18

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    Well there is good times to be left alone but I'm usually left alone every weekend which starts out good because I get the house to myself. But as the weekend goes on It gets...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    Isn't this like every introvert ever...we like the space , our " me" time is important to us. It's because when we do spent time with people; bestfriends or strangers we use up...
    hadidamshah hadidamshah 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    It's been 2+ years since I've been alone, but I'm ready for it. I will embrace it. I know I can depend on myself. And I'd rather let myself down than always being let down from...
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I grew up just like anyone else. Birth, toddler years, kindergarten, elementary through high school. And now, at the end of my sophomore year of college, I sit in a very different...
    redowens redowens 18-21, M Feb 25

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    and even alone I feel somehow rejected. my own family adds me on Facebook but won't talk to me or make comments on my page. ..yetv they comment on my kids page. so stupid!! they...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like the peace. On the rare occasion when i dont have to worry about anyone else in the room. I hate having to hide myself from others. By myself is the only time i get to be...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 11

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    I just think about everything when I'm alone and I can be myself
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Isn't that odd? Like most, I crave affection. I wish with everything I am that I had someone who truly knew me and somehow managed to love me anyway. I dream of long walks and...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Being depressed for 5-6 years and trapped in your own thoughts everyday/night at home with no friends or anyone to talk to takes a lot out of me..though I find ways to keep myself...
    Treybased Treybased 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    This so so true for me. I like to be by myself, but i hate the feeling of being lonely and feeling like you have nobody.
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And it's even better than being with other people most of the time. Sometimes I wish I could be somewhere where people wouldn't know me at all. I could do what I want and not care...
    woodenstrings woodenstrings 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Literally describes me People ******* annoy me But sometimes :/ I'm lonely
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can never tell the difference between the two. I enjoy my own company but sometimes I drown in it. Sometimes I get to be point where I don't know what to do with myself and it...
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is so me! I don't like many people but I get very lonely, especially at night! I would sleep so much better if I just had someone to cuddle up to at night
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This group perfectly describes my situation.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Hello. i know some of you out there experience the same. I haven't really made any new ones, I get nervous talking to people and also I get scared of getting close to people...
    obyys obyys 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I hate when i'm with my parents...we have a lot of divergents between us so i remain in my room doing what i love: playing with pc, listening music or thinking about math...and i...
    MathIsEveryTimePerfect MathIsEveryTimePerfect 26-30, M Feb 9

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    So much rain today! Can you say boring? Lol Entertainment is everything that isn't outside. It's the type of day where a good video game match up would be cool. Or if you took...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Someone message me?????????
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm enjoying my time with myself these days .
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Tonight I'm listening all sad songs and challenging depression to make me cry but he can't do that because I've become emotionless, yes... I'm listening and singing songs slowly...
    pracie25 pracie25 18-21, T Feb 20

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    So I've always enjoyed my own company since a young age. I still do now but it has caused me to be socially awkward, I have no clue what is the social norm lol dating and meeting...
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    When I turned 9 I started to name my cuts and scars. I used to talk to them about what I was going through, and the sorrow I was feeling... One is a cut along the top of my thigh...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 25

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