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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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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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    Who knows what my future will hold but one thing I'm sure of is that there will be long stretches of loneliness broken up with a fleeting glance from a stranger or a friendly...
    FriendsAreFoodNotPeople FriendsAreFoodNotPeople 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I adore people who are not afraid of the groups they follow/support on EP. Everyone's got something they don't reveal to everyone but they should be comfortable being who they are...
    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid of too much attaching to people. its not like I'm hating them or something.it just I hate ended up getting heart broken.I broke up so many times and each time it felt...
    felicia123angel felicia123angel 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I don't have to be able too much of it is not the same as it was. A few years ago today my phone is the only thing that is the most recent. The fact is that you are not in a...
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    We met at college and clicked in an unconventional way. We didn't want to pursue each other so we became friends with benefits. He was sweet and I was distant, never wanting to get...
    Jewelz62 Jewelz62 26-30, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am an introvert and like being alone but miss the idea of being in a relationship. I've just never been successful with them and have for the last 5 years or so been single and...
    Anontymous30 Anontymous30 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    It's kind of an inevitability at this point, I'm getting older and it hasn't happened. I'm a self-fulfilling prophecy. I've had 2 short-lived relationships from when I was a...
    Iscarpia87 Iscarpia87 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I like the peace and freedom of being alone and unbothered but then other times I'm a prisoner of my own hell with no one to vent to but my notebook.
    JerseyKid732 JerseyKid732 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid, ok? I admit it, I'm afraid, Afraid of what you may ask? I don't know, Afraid of knowing, Afraid of having the chance to get hurt, That's why I never let people come...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days 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 2 days ago

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    Being alone is great but sometimes, it is very lonely.
    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, 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 3 days ago

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    My husband works all the time. We had an agreement that he would be home on the weekends to spend time with his family. Now he tells me he isnt coming home this weekend. Im tired...
    momof3grls2015 momof3grls2015 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Now I'm just alone and uneasy. I'm just waiting for the animals to rob me completely of my peace. And the demons that are ready to drag me off to hell. I do my best of keeping my...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 4 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 5 days ago

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    I love being alone in my own room but I hate I when no one texts me back and the thoughts get to me and then I start getting scared and try to silence the voices or I just blow up...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i feel like people with anxiety/depression are left without a rope in terms of working society. It debilitates me in a way that i never knew the full scope of until now. Every job...
    Outoforbits Outoforbits 22-25, M a week 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 a week ago

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    Some days i feel like i've just given up, i have no ways of meeting people and no friends where i live. Its maddening, i have to be stoned 24/7 just to block out the feeling of...
    Outoforbits Outoforbits 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes you just need that solitude
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M a week ago

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    Being alone doesn't necessarily mean being lonely. I love to spend time away from others to focus on myself. I love to discover parts of myself I never knew existed. Be kind to...
    BrokenEternally BrokenEternally 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I don't preferably like being alone, but I can function with it. I like cuddling because it soothes all the dark thoughts in my head and I can be at peace.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31

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    I don't like waking up and everybody is gone :/ Even if the people who were here aren't nice, I just feel like I've been left.
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Except I already have. The best friends I managed to keep throughout high school and some college...they are all gone. Of course, I blame no one but myself. I had a best friend in...
    DremeJolie DremeJolie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I don't fear being alone at all. In fact sometimes I prefer it. I get things done without someone critiquing what I am doing. I'm not expected to reply to nonsense. I don't have to...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 1 Response Jan 30

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    Im a middle aged woman, all alone. I have poor health and a horrible home with ignorant neighbours; and can't afford to move. I suffer with a variety of severe health issues...
    50cabbages 50cabbages 46-50 1 Response 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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    Being alone is too hard for anyone, we can be around many people but still that don't change anything cos only one person can will enough if this person love you back the same way...
    Said84 Said84 31-35, M Jan 28

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    Is it really so bad to be scared of being alone when you know that your most scary side comes out when you are? I don't want to hurt, so I don't give myself that chance. Most of...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F Jan 28

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    I love being alone but I'm so bad at keeping a schedule that 2 days in I will forget to eat. If I could find a way to keep organized and stop procrastinating I'd probably become...
    kirsssten kirsssten 18-21, F Jan 26

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    Today I made the courageous decision to come out to my best friend. With trembling fingers, I sent that fated text to her; waiting for her reply with two sweaty palms. She did, and...
    Songsofheart Songsofheart 22-25 1 Response Jan 26

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    I just want to be in love, with an available man. It's sad being alone, no one to cuddle with, no one for pillow talk, no one to hug and kiss... Someday...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F Jan 25

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