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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    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'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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    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 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I got stuck and don't know how to overcome it. I am esperiencing this problem since the beginning of highschool. Now it has been 7 years or maybe more and I'm still trying to get...
    Unkyy Unkyy 18-21, F Sep 27

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    What can I possibly say about this. Yes, I am terrified of ending up alone. I do stupid, idiotic things to prevent that from happening. The people I befriended run all over me...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I don't like being alone, because that's the moment my thoughts start getting darker, my heart feel heavy and my life becomes a waste of everything. When I'm alone every little...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Being alone is just to lonely and scary for me. I think being with someone is a lot better then being alone because I'm easily scared sometimes even if my moms in the other room...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Oct 7

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    Lately, every attempt I've made to going on a date with someone, or talking to someone has been shot down by that person pretty ******. By ****** I mean they didn't even have the...
    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always enjoy being alone until i saw everybody around me having their own bestfriends and their own groups and i just sit there all by myself .. How pathetic
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F Sep 30

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    I hate being alone. especially on important days. I think I've had to make my own cake for three years now. Everyone always forgets. This year my parents went out bowling with my...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    The rain is coming down heavily. The neighborhood is quiet. It's October and it marks a full 2 years and 2 months of being single. It's been 2 months since I've made any physical...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I need my time alone. No distractions, obligations or things to deal with. I do not enjoy the Idea of being always alone though. I miss having someone to care about me,do things...
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 1 Response Oct 9

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    I have come to realize that I am alone because I like it. Instead of trying to fight it and be "normal", I am going to accept it. I cannot be someone I am not. I simply don't enjoy...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Loneliness, it co-exist... Have you ever felt alone even in a crowd Have you ever felt alone that... you wished the world stop spinning Memories go back in time Reminding you...
    lovetilyouhate lovetilyouhate 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I think it's best for me to just be alone, no one likes me anyway, so I'll just be alone and then just live my life I guess, having no one will get lonely, but it'll be best...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M Sep 27

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    I moved to a new school where I can't relate to people. I live in an apartment type dorms where I have 7 roommates, including the one I share the room with. 4 of the girls play...
    LonelyCollegeGirl LonelyCollegeGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Being home alone watching the house has become is no fun without my little furry buddy. David dog I miss you so much right now! :(
    NicoNever NicoNever 22-25, M Oct 2

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    The stress from school, family and friends kinda just make me wanna be alone. Like completely alone. Sit in a dark room from morning till night. Just looking up at the ceiling...
    odeybelle odeybelle 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I don't want to be alone. Ever. I don't mean in a physical sense either. I fear that I am unloved and unwanted and that I am being lied to by everyone who has ever claimed to like...
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I don't want to be alone. This is not what I had planned for myself at this age. I was recently in a relationship & now its over. But I don't want to put the time or energy into...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I have been through a lot relationship wise I realize some years ago I truly suck at dating I gets to nervous I smile about everything I blush like crazy it's a bit embarrassing...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I need to be alone. And I think I will be even better than now.. stuck in this miserable relationship.
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 18-21, F Sep 25

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    I always feel like I have to 'deal' with people. And when I'm alone, I don't have to worry about anyone around me, like if I'm going to offend someone by accident. And I never do...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    Why do we have such a difficult time leaving bad, unhealthy relationships even tho it's for the very best? I was in a relationship for 5 years, engaged for about 1 of those years...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I always thought I was normal that is until I am among people. Then I start to feel out of place, even scared. I then flee to the safety of a quiet place where I can be alone and...
    katyarty katyarty 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I'm tired of flirting... I really am. I'm tired if the ******* ******** who claim they care about me but in reality don't. I'm tired of the pretty boys who only care about having a...
    PunkRockUnicorn PunkRockUnicorn 13-15, F Sep 25

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    It is nice to just sit back and relax after being around my daughter. She has a lot of energy and it is nice to get a break. Then I can focus on all the fun stuff I want to do...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Of course there are times that I do, though I don't like being lonely.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 1

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    In the last year and a half I lost literally everyone of my friends and other acquaintances. I currently have 6 friends and only talk to 3 on a daily basis. The reason I've lost...
    Thomasjcox Thomasjcox 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I've always been perfectly content to just be. Let the mind wander, think my thoughts, breathe. The distraction of all that will keep my mind off what's missing for long stretches...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just want to relax with someone and be able to pet their nice soft fluffy hair and to cuddle for a long time without ever worrying that they're gonna leave.
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I'm 24 years old I have a massive problem with commitment I lack that something that makes everyone else commit. I think it might be because I love my freedom too much but at the...
    alex6327 alex6327 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    When the view out your window looks like that, the best thing to do is... Hide under the blankets!😣
    atikin atikin 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Too young to feel so disconnected from people, loneliness hurts
    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    I see everybody else with somebody and I just can't keep a relationship. I desperately want to but I'm just not outgoing enough. I'm good looking enough (6pack, strong chest and...
    Favoritejohnny Favoritejohnny 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah yes
    LittleDalek LittleDalek 16-17, M Oct 4

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    I am the only member of this group, sometimes things are appropriate in this world
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Oct 4

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    Is it bad when your heart constantly aches and that's all you feel. Not happiness, love, and anything else. Just painful, empty aches.
    seanlayton211 seanlayton211 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Anyone wanna chat male or female?
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I just got dumped. Ha. Do I get a refund of my virginity? Stupid 16 year olds nowadays...I told myself I'd never be one of em'.
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Tomorrow is my birthday and i know it will suck
    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 10

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    I hate that feeling So what I do is I post my birthday Saying "it's my birthday!!!! Then people comment saying happy birthday I smile after :)
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 11