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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    boyfriend emotionally/verbally abusive. cheated again tonight. just want to be happy again but afraid of being alone
    Stoller Stoller 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Half of me despises being alone, because eventually the loneliness goes away and Im left with this apathetic view towards life that makes it hard to give a damn about anything...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I left school in May after finishing my GCSE's meaning i am currently had/having all of May,June,July and August off for a summer. My sister still goes to school all day and both...
    SilkyDoughnut SilkyDoughnut 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Everytime I'm alone with my mind I start overthinking and once I start overthinking I think about self harming and suicide and just being alone I can't deal, whenever I'm left...
    imamascaradeball imamascaradeball 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I like being alone. I just don't like being left alone with my thoughts. Especially if I'm feeling down.
    sara2016 sara2016 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I live with my boyfriend but still have my flat. I often wonder, do I stay with him because I'm scared of being alone? Why can't I just go back to my own flat? Do I need to? Should...
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    It's not really about being alone but more about being the only one trying to maintain my relationships. I find myself being the first to text anyone. They never go out of their...
    savannah764253 savannah764253 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I hate being alone. But its even worse whe youre surrounded by people and you still feel alone and empty. Im trying really hard to be happy but its so hard.
    patric5678 patric5678 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    No matter how nature built us, making us needing company, we are also made to discover ourselves and ponder on certain things that many times, they cannot be shared with anyone but...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Nothing beats being alone. You can do whatever you want without anyone having a say at it's nice.
    kieshi kieshi 13-15, F Jul 8

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    Being alone is my biggest fear.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 18

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    I want to experience relationships. I have crushes and everything but I'm afraid I won't ever get to date someone in my high school life because of my race. My school is pretty...
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This will sort of be a stream of consciousness vent. I don't feel totally comfortable writing this here. Putting out my problems on the internet like this for strangers to read but...
    fibrodoodle fibrodoodle 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    the thing is im lonely when im not alone. when im on my own, i shed the several walls i have up at any time and let my guard down. When im alone, i can wear shorts and a tank top...
    FreeJazz FreeJazz 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    It seams the more and more gifts and things I develop, the further away I am from other people. I don't talk to people very often... Because they just don't understand. They may...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I was always alone before him. He became my everything, and I sacrificed so much for him... He was the first love I have ever had. Then things fell apart, and I despised him for...
    walker13sl walker13sl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I hate spending time by myself.. Don't get me wrong there are times when I need alone time,but I only want this time to happen by my own doing not by people being too busy to...
    1eyeliner1 1eyeliner1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm lying awake at 4 a.m. terrified at the thought of being destined to be alone. I've been in three long-term relationship that all ended terribly. None of them will speak to me...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F Jul 15

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    15 yrs ago my grown daughter was going through a rough time & wanted to move from CA. She needed my help. I quit my job of 15 yrs, cashed out my pension & moved her, 7 yr old...
    usedup61 usedup61 61-65, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have to admit, I am alone almost all the time. Besides my family, I rarely talk to people. Since I started college, I haven't made any friends. It could be that I am a bit...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21 3 days ago

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    Last night while trying so hard not to hear my sister talking happily with her boyfriend on the phone, a thought came to me. Maybe I should consider staying in a hotel for some...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    There she is again. My sister. Talking on the phone with her boyfriend. I feel so alone.
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Ok I'll be the first :) I am anti social I prefer my own company and I like to sit in silence. I like myself to it's easy to be alone with myself. That's not to say that I never...
    screwedntattooed screwedntattooed 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I just had this epiphany that I really wish I wouldn't have had. Ever since I was little people have been leaving me. At 4, my mom and older brother and sister moved away. My mom...
    Jgil99 Jgil99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    sometimes you need to be alone I just grab my beats and go for a walk and listening to my music is when I am at absolute peace
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I've always been alone and I've gotten use to it. When people are around me and it's loud I get mad and have to get out of there before I burst.
    SarahTheZombie SarahTheZombie 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Occasionally I like to be alone
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Some girl I'm seeing has said we are moving to quick and she needs a break... And also just wants to be alone.. I don't know what to do?
    Shaunbuckley097 Shaunbuckley097 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    July 30, 2014 will be the International best Friends Day. feel a little bit jealous from the others because they are already planning on what they will do on that date. but me...
    kiminion14 kiminion14 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Y am I always alone I just want an answer
    lilybird18ee lilybird18ee 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Every time im left alone with my thoughts, im eaten alive. I hate myself too much too handle
    kaseys14 kaseys14 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I show off that I'm independent and don't need anyone in my life but to be completely blunt, I don't want to be alone anymore but I feel like there's no one there for me
    sammy1524 sammy1524 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Well...I'm all alone now :/
    pop482999 pop482999 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    No poem this time just broken hearted lonlyness. I hate living without being in a loving relationship. I feel lonley to the point of not even caring for the only 2 people I resist...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I always have people telling me that they're there for me and then when I fall, they're not. Is it too much to ask for someone to truly be there for me?
    puttingupbarriers puttingupbarriers 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Broke up with my ex bf...only because of distance and that was it. Makes it harder because there was nothing wrong with us as a couple. I miss him like crazy :(
    geo14 geo14 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    You know what sucks about having online friends? U know theyre there but they dont try to talk to u. The green dot by their name on Facebook. They tweet and retweet on Twitter. The...
    AngelBornInHell AngelBornInHell 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Why does it feel like I'm begging him to care about me and love me? I loved him deeply. I deserve to be loved, too, don't I?
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    The Fourth of July carnival was on for 3 days and nobody wanted to come with me and everyone's asking me why i don't want to go and its so ******* hard not to cry in front of them
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Jul 4