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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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

    Being able to sit and listen only to the sounds of the world around you and slow down your thoughts almost to a stop is one of the most enjoyable things.
    Ril3y Ril3y 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    This is how I feel a lot of the time..
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    As a test to this I will share with you my current mental state.. Pleasantly stoned, drink/smoke in hand, and chilling out at home alone. Does this make me weird or less than? Who...
    MaryflockingPoppins MaryflockingPoppins 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I usually listen to music and work on my stories when I'm alone because when I'm around people they always interrupt me, so I try to get as much alone time as I can.
    MrMenShow MrMenShow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I love being in my room by myself, listening to music, reading and writing. But I get lonely. I feel like everything has been taken away from me. My two little cousins were taken...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    it's so fun to be alone sitting in my papasan chair by my desk on my phone looking up buzzfeed Something about being alone makes me feel so peaceful. I'm the only person who I...
    SleepingOwl0o0o0 SleepingOwl0o0o0 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate being single, I need to know someone is always there. Anyone else?
    CuriousGirlll CuriousGirlll 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I'm alone I can think about what I want to do with my life. I can just cry and it makes me feel better. Sometimes the only person who can make me feel better is myself
    RatchetGurl101 RatchetGurl101 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Why? Because when I was younger I was always with someone. I'm left at home with my cat & I'm not scared because I have him. But when no animal or human was around me, I then...
    MyNameIsNotKnown MyNameIsNotKnown 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    what i mean as alone i mean. no friends and no boyfriend. after sitting back and watching all the things my sister has been going through discourges me from having any type of...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I like to be alone a lot and that's the one thing that was really fun today. i also got to practice my contortion. So that was fun. I almost have my chest stand and my middle...
    FlexibleAbby FlexibleAbby 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I prefer to be in the company of myself rather than having to fake social norms like feeling bad about what happens to other people. I like to be in solitude, where I can be...
    Lilyfire1 Lilyfire1 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It's great living by yourself without someone else; not having to share a bathroom, leaving doors open, listening/hearing the music you want, leaving things wherever/whenever...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I've been in my room for three days. not meeting anyone my dad saying I might be crazy if go on doing this. but please, give me some time. Its a hard life phase for me now. I just...
    inspirit05 inspirit05 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I enjoy cooking just for me and watching a good movie alone. I hate when I'm in the same room with someone and feel completely alone, this only seems to happen when I'm in some...
    berntoblack berntoblack 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    i like to stay in bed a few hours more and go to bed earlier so i can dream and imagine, a life that i want. a life thats impossible
    baeleaves baeleaves 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Some people just don't understand, they take it personally when i tell them, i just like being alone most of the time.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Besides of being tired of being alone for eons at this hometown, what else can I do to be not alone? How great I hope to get a peer to talk about my business, share life, discuss...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Being alone isn't technically lonely, but when you have no choice BUT to be alone it definitely feels odd and lonely. I feel as if school is the only get away I have. Even my home...
    anon0109 anon0109 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's so...peaceful. It's the way I rejuvenate and cope with myself. I focus on my own energy and body in order to better understand what I'm thinking and going through. It's a way...
    Jthecat Jthecat 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    i usually don't like have alone time and being stuck in my head but i love sitting by my window drinking coffee and listen to music
    xlauren15 xlauren15 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I feel so ******* lonely right now. Just wanna cry my brains out... But I can't.
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    So with no man in the house for the next two weeks I'm going to assume this is going to remain pristinely clean! Have fun camping son! The fridge will not miss you, the washing...
    DeliciouslyFoolish DeliciouslyFoolish 46-50, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    My dad died of cancer the day I turned 16 after about two weeks in a coma. It was really fast – less than two months between diagnosis and death. He died in the house. (we had a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I'm supposed to be the one in my family who never complains of causes trouble and I feel constantly overlooked because of it.Im tired of being the one with no friends who always...
    ST1997 ST1997 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Granted enjoy my isolation, but it does get very lonely
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm with a guy who I do love, though I'm not sure I love him the way I should after 3 years. We never have sex, he shows me next to no affection and I resent him for it. I've tried...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F Jul 24

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    samisamir samisamir 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I've been diagnosed with depression for several months now and I can't shake the feeling that I have nobody but my parents but even some people know that you don't tell or want to...
    AnonymousTeen493 AnonymousTeen493 13-15, M Jul 22

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    Ive never really felt lonely, until now. For some reason. I usually enjoy being by myself because its less stressful, but lately Ive been doing things all day long, and havent...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 18-21, F Jul 22

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    for the first time in years i spent the day alone! it was nice to be able to do what i wanted not what my brothers wanted i listened to music most of the day and enjoyed myself so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 22

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    The dawn breaks on another dayTo get up and live in this dismayThere is no one that really caresNo one with whom I have to share.Its just another day in the lifeTo scurry around in...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 22

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    it gnaws at you. nothing is good enough but i can hide behind a wall of feigned contentment. sometimes lonely is our own fault. we dont accept the hand held out to us. many...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jul 22

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