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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 80 People

    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 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2010

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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 26-30 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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    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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    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 used to be afraid of being alone

    when i'm at school. I needed friends, i needed at least someone. But i realized that when i'm alone i feel more at ease. People would ask me, "why are you by yourself?" Before i would be ashamed about it, but now i love it. I have my friends, but i prefer to be by myself. I love...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Feb 16

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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 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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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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    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 36-40 1 Response Oct 7, 2009

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    I am so tired of being alone. sometimes I wonder if being with someone just to be with someone is better than waiting for "the one". what if the one never comes along and I wasted...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I enjoy company , I enjoy spending time with my family and chatting with friends , but I absolutely love being alone . I feel perfectly content spending time by myself maybe...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm going though a separation with my wife right now. We're still in contact with one another, but she's been telling me about how much she enjoys being alone. I, on the other hand...
    aimless1too aimless1too 31-35, M Nov 1

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    I am not a victim...everyone's circumstances are both self-dictated and the result of other people's words or actions. I have been "alone" for about three years now after the end...
    AntiquitusBlue AntiquitusBlue 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I hate being home alone. I'll go out with friends and family and have a blast but in the end I'm alone in my room. sometimes it irritates me and I make a quick decision to go out...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I'm in a new school and making friends can be hard 😭 i made new friends but i don't even know if they like me 😭 i'm so lonely during lunch and i have no one to hang around...
    nimra1296 nimra1296 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I like being alone..."Less people, less drama" My books, music, movies, and school work keep me busy and locked away in my room all day every day. Only leaving in search of food...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F Nov 3

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    been feeling like a homebody lately. wanting to be alone but at the same time I wish I had someone or something to keep me intertain and not feeling this way. but I think being...
    madame311 madame311 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I don't like being alone, But it's the only thing I'm familiar with, The only thing that hasn't left. I can't seem to quiet my mind, Nor ignore this uneven hollow. In this...
    shadowweep shadowweep 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I had only 3 or 4 relation ships my whole life. For 98% of my life I been alone. I never liked it, Never chose it, Never thought I would not be married by now. I have always...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I hate being alone in the darkness, too. Not even the music I listen/sing to helps. I'm sick of having no friends, and being surrounded by people who I can't even muster the...
    SmuleanKingdomHearts07 SmuleanKingdomHearts07 16-17, F Nov 2

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    If that's what people expect from me, I'm really fine with it. Hate everything. I shouldn't have got close to anyone.. At times I do feel being alone is much better than being...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F Nov 11

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    So I know my other stories have been depressing and mostly me being so negative saying I'll never find love, or that happiness of a relationship.. well that's true, but it's just...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    There's something odd about being 22. It's a year where you've reached a social maturity, having passed the legal age of 21. By now, you and your friends reach a mutual...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM 22-25, F Nov 17

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    I'm constantly flipping between thinking everyone is sick of me and not wanting to be alone, so I guess I come across weird when I'm around people. Maybe it's because I grew up...
    princessloki princessloki 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I have to thing to do next week: it's like a Citizen Day you have to go if you want to pass exams etc. It's outside of school and I will probably not know anybody. It lasts an...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Ok I have been married for almost 18 years. For much of the marriage, it has been quite Rocky and at times I suspected he was cheating. About 6 years ago I had my proof. I stayed...
    boys9292 boys9292 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    i have friends, i really do. some of them i can relate to so well and others i just wanna punch half the time. but i can never be truthful with them. they only know half my story...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    For the most part I enjoy being on my own. I'm a nurse who works on a busy neurology unit, so I get my fair share of socializing and stimulation from people at work. When I get a...
    nurseling nurseling 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I'm sitting alone in the brisk November air in the middle of the wrong part of Saint Louis at 12 am and I missed my last bus home. I think to myself of all the people I can't call...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I want to be alone with a girl that likes to be alone : )
    SoloDolo707 SoloDolo707 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    Circumstances that have occurred within the past few months have really pushed me to want to be alone for awhile. I realized the person I want to be with treated me less than what...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    It's not just loneliness. It's the fact that I'm ******* alone. I can't wander around this earth looking for someone that's not there. I just need someone.
    madsgrammar madsgrammar 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I feel like I've worn out talking to my current friends about my problems but I have nowhere to go to and I try not to do it often. I always stress them out after a point and they...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F Oct 26

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    Not all the time, but learning to be alone is good. There is nothing more freeing or empowering than learning to love your own company.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Oct 27

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    I feel alone. I have many girlfriends but they didn't seem to be my friend. They always make fun of me. They're talking ***** behind my back. And telling me that I really sinks. I...
    supernsg supernsg 16-17, F Nov 4

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    What do you do when your home alone all day? Any ideas? I battle with depression and am trying my best to stay positive :/ but I'm running out of things to do. I need ya'll
    jembaby07 jembaby07 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    no matter what happens I will not be alone very long
    Tracyforrest Tracyforrest 46-50, M Nov 5

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    i spend almost all my day alone, even though i am living with my family (9 total). we share a very small house, but no one talk to me, sometimes, i feel stressed and depressed...
    reem1991 reem1991 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    Whether it's in my bedroom or just alone in my house, not in a alley way of course. I just enjoy the presence of no one but myself & maybe my dog. I can relax & think to myself...
    Msxxv Msxxv 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Right now I'm really alone. All of my friends are asleep and the app I use to help me stay sane and talk to people (talklife) is currently down. I feel really nervous and on the...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    Hate where I live only a few people atu ally like me and I get beat up a lot ... I got beat up today I was alone when it happened officially scared
    relapsing14 relapsing14 13-15, F Nov 15

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    In most of my time I would rather spend my times alone and my mind would wander around with everything around me. I like to stay in my room for the long time before finally...
    cassxandra cassxandra 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    I can't go through life very much longer feeling this alone all the time.
    TheNateAust TheNateAust 18-21, M a week ago

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    Strange yes it is, but very true. I don't know how or why other then my childhood making me this way. I was alone and secluded from all family and friends for 3 years of my life...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have devoted my life to helping and loving people and it seems that I grow to love them and help them find happiness and then they don't need me so that leave me and I'm just...
    painmaskedwithasmile painmaskedwithasmile 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I won't to get better see a future and a career ! ATM I have been signed of! How can I get well so I can look for jobs and get rest my life on track This is cause of growing up...
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456 18-21, F Oct 29