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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 79 People

    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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    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 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 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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    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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    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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    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 am 27 years old male. i am very afraid of the idea that I will never find my true love and being alone for the rest of my life. I have dated a few women, but they don;t work out...
    manesh515 manesh515 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    Being alone never seemed to bother me until we had to put my dog down in December. I always got excited for when my parents would go away on business and I got the house to myself...
    lezbihonest93 lezbihonest93 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    After a long day at work, coming back to your room, only to find your roomate and her friends talking...and you have to talk and chitchat, when you really want to shut the door and...
    starlit11 starlit11 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I realized that , I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years , and yesterday I tried to break up with himI realized then that I've been scared the whole time of being alone that I've...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F Feb 3

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    I like being alone but i Just wanna be alone with a significant other..
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M Jan 31

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    I need to be alone i need some time for myself away from people to find myself to reflect on things and to get myself on track I do appreciate people who are kind and try to help...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Most of the time I don't need other people, and I like being alone, but late nights like this push me. I only get lonely when I'm tired, so I'm consistently lonely after 2:00 am...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    can someone please txt me I'm a bisexual guy who likes to have clean chats but not afraid to have fun
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 18

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    Well there is good times to be left alone but I'm usually left alone every weekend which starts out good because I get the house to myself. But as the weekend goes on It gets...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    It's been 2+ years since I've been alone, but I'm ready for it. I will embrace it. I know I can depend on myself. And I'd rather let myself down than always being let down from...
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I grew up just like anyone else. Birth, toddler years, kindergarten, elementary through high school. And now, at the end of my sophomore year of college, I sit in a very different...
    redowens redowens 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I like the peace. On the rare occasion when i dont have to worry about anyone else in the room. I hate having to hide myself from others. By myself is the only time i get to be...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 11

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    Being depressed for 5-6 years and trapped in your own thoughts everyday/night at home with no friends or anyone to talk to takes a lot out of me..though I find ways to keep myself...
    Treybased Treybased 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Yes,but ironically most all of my friends and those I have had relationships were just the opposite. I have always been content to be in the background as they took center stage...
    Destined4Mischeif Destined4Mischeif 56-60, M Jan 30

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    But sometimes I enjoy being with people I know.Last night ,I attended a wedding.I enjoyed as I met many old friends I had lost touch with.I also had a laugh when the groom came...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jan 30

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    not life is cruel,people are
    Mongyy Mongyy 18-21, M Jan 27

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    I love the part of the day when I get back in the apartment and turn on the tea pot, turn on Netflix and enjoy ignoring text messages and phone calls
    MedicalChiq MedicalChiq 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I can loose track of time writing, reading, or researching. I enjoy the quietness.
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F Jan 29

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    always like that...& will always will be
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am starting to get used to having the place to myself but sometimes I wake up and listen to the empty house. I just lay in bed hugging my pillow and wishing I had a warm body...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F Jan 31

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    Tonight is just one of though nights where I wish my girl was by my side so I could throw my arm around her, pull her in real close kiss her could night and tell her how much I...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Feb 1

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    I love to be touched loved and cuddled with a nice warm naked woman!:)
    bubley bubley 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm taking it a night at a time. I keep looking in the mirror and hating everything I see. I talk to strangers when I can. but. it's just a bandaid.
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Hello. i know some of you out there experience the same. I haven't really made any new ones, I get nervous talking to people and also I get scared of getting close to people...
    obyys obyys 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I hate when i'm with my parents...we have a lot of divergents between us so i remain in my room doing what i love: playing with pc, listening music or thinking about math...and i...
    MathIsEveryTimePerfect MathIsEveryTimePerfect 26-30, M Feb 9

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    So much rain today! Can you say boring? Lol Entertainment is everything that isn't outside. It's the type of day where a good video game match up would be cool. Or if you took...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Someone message me?????????
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm enjoying my time with myself these days .
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Tonight I'm listening all sad songs and challenging depression to make me cry but he can't do that because I've become emotionless, yes... I'm listening and singing songs slowly...
    pracie25 pracie25 18-21, T 6 days ago

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    So I've always enjoyed my own company since a young age. I still do now but it has caused me to be socially awkward, I have no clue what is the social norm lol dating and meeting...
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I turned 9 I started to name my cuts and scars. I used to talk to them about what I was going through, and the sorrow I was feeling... One is a cut along the top of my thigh...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I haven't been afraid all of my life, because I can remember some bits of happiness in my childhood, but even as far back as elementary, I was afraid of failing, middle school...
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid 16-17, M Feb 3

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    im afraid of so many things. the dark, being alone, snakes, being judged, not being in control . I don't know why but I am and sometimes it keeps me from actually living.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I hate being alone. I'm too paranoid
    Erinn2 Erinn2 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Being alone in the dark makes me feel weak and vulnerable. It's like the darkness swallows your whole being, you start thinking en when you start thinking you can't stop. It's...
    xMiinaaa xMiinaaa 13-15, F Feb 18

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    Being alone sucks, being bored sucks, not becoming comfortable with yourself suck, not understanding yourself sucks, not fixing yourself sucks, dealing with your surroundings and...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    It's been a crap month, there was this one guy who came by for "fun". You know, "fun"... and it was consecutive, day after day for a week straight. We got into a heavy conversation...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    It is one of my worries in relationships. I dont want to have the other person feel tied down or caged. Not to have some personal freedom. It is one of the worst accusations I can...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 days ago