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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 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I picked my mood for this, I thought lonely would be the obvious choice. I spend a lot of time at work, it's very stressful. When I leave work I come home and even though I...
    brian275 brian275 26-30, M May 2

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    I love being alone. But when I'm alone all my negative thoughts come to mind and I want someone with me
    vicecreama vicecreama 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I guess I like being alone. It's almost like I need it. But other times it's toxic. Like being alone with myself is dangerous. Thoughts and feelings emerge from places...
    anisahyama anisahyama 18-21, F May 12

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    It's strange, but I really don't like people. Save for a few amazing people in my life, everyone else just gets on my nerves. I actually have to interact and make an effort to...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 18-21, M May 14

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    I love being at home and alone so I can be at peace, and I don't have to act to please others. So I can be free of of others judgements, lack of acceptance, and anger. So I don't...
    criticalminded criticalminded 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    So I typed in "feeling lost in my 20's" on google and this app popped up. Basically, I do love being sociable and having a good Chin wag but working in London with weird hours...
    NurseR1265 NurseR1265 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Being alone after I have an outburst, just calms me down, makes me feel content and relieved.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    I like being alone. It lets you gather your thoughts, think about life, study certain topics, and best of all, you don't have to deal with peoples annoying bullsh*t.
    powershark powershark 13-15, M May 9

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    I love being alone just listening to music thinking about life. It feels amazing
    AmyXgkz AmyXgkz 13-15, F May 12

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    Being Alone gives you time to actually figure out who you are inside and find the true meaning of life it's kinda lets you see the world from the outside
    TedDoesntCompare TedDoesntCompare 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    I am tired of being alone and married. I do everything by myself. he will not go with me even to the store all the way down to the birth of my grandson. I travel alot and I'm...
    MommaHD MommaHD 41-45, F 4 Responses May 17

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    Being alone can be so hard at times, it seems like it's hard all the way around. Mentally, financially,physically, it's just hard!!
    kathrineh kathrineh 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    A few weeks ago I stopped talking to all of my "friends". Honestly, I have never felt better in my life. At lunch, I have time to relax, listen to music and draw instead of forcing...
    willowwisper willowwisper 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm in the part of my life where facing big problems is something that I can't handle alone anymore. In the past, I used to think is a good thing to fight and deal with your...
    silence99 silence99 26-30, M 1 Response May 5

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    I love to be left alone but at the same time I hate being lonely I like people's company
    aislin1801 aislin1801 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    Im terrified of social situations most of the time and prefer to be home but I feel lonely a lot. I need deep conversation and people i can connect with, but as I mature, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a writer, so the nature of my work requires me to be alone a lot of time. How else can one write if not sitting alone in a room? But there are moments when I feel so lonely...
    lonelywriter2015 lonelywriter2015 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I will be turning 23 this month and I've still never been in a relationship. I'm so lonely. I live by myself in a very remote area and I don't have enough money to move, I've lived...
    batjokes batjokes 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I feel like everyone i talk to It seem it always end up in a argument so I'm gonna be alone for a while to stop myself from causing arguments
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M May 4

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    Even when I'm not alone it can get lonely when I'm depressed.
    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Ways I like to wind down/award myself after a long day: -- Music + hot coffee + paint through the night -- Find somewhere quiet + play on my ukulele -- Go for a long walk + amuse...
    girlwithhat girlwithhat 22-25, F May 7

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    I'm honestly better off alone but I have to say, sometimes it would be nice to fall asleep at night knowing that I had someone to wake up to.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses May 8

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    It felt like everything negative in my life was starting to get a grasp around my throat; my friends, my family, and my ex-girlfriend. Didn't start that way. The year was 2012 and...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M May 12

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    People are annoying and care only about themselves, I stay away from them, the only person I have is me, being by myself; I can onlyblame myself for what goes wrong.
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 1 Response May 5

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    I've been really, really happy finally getting the time I so desperately needed to introvert and focus on myself. This included some pruning of the friendship/acquaintance tree...
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F May 4

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    I just needed to get away from everybody today. Luckily my dad is out of town so I'm over at his place in the solace of his apartment. :)
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    the house is so quiet. I have this irrational fear that when u look out the window there will be a face looking back at me. feeling lonely, and....paranoid apparently. ??
    Prettygal12 Prettygal12 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    its raining ugh I was supposes to go to the lake today :(
    Summergirl15 Summergirl15 18-21, F 7 Responses May 10

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    After my breakup, i lost my best friend. we didn't work out, and she moved on, and despite having friends, i want to be loved again and have a close person who knows me. :) feel...
    Theixco Theixco 18-21 May 11

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    I can't sleep in a bed by myself. I need someone next to me, in my arms.
    deadine deadine 18-21, M May 16

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    All my life I have never had anyone to talk to in my family, my sister got all the attention all the time, which has ultimately made me the person I am today, which is a very bad...
    JillianAourello JillianAourello 26-30, F 1 Response May 19

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    Sometimes I enjoy my own company. Gives me time to think.
    supessss supessss 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    and so I push people away.. I have lots of things I want to say, at the same time, I don't know what to say.. I am not good with poeple and so I NEVER had any friends, like 0...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    Because I'm too toxic at times and is very dependable on others and I'm not good at anything but making smoothies. I'm terrified of those I find attractive and don't like those...