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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm someone who is really friendly, I don't really say no to a good time. I work hard, I try to be as talented as I can, and I do a lot of things but no one seems to care. I just...
    LusiusBlack LusiusBlack 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    It's not like I don't have friends I do have many but then I prefer being alone more than having human interactions most of the time. I don't know but I'm kinda lazy to set up...
    miumiux miumiux 18-21, F Jan 23

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    I’m tired of being alone, no one to share my feelings with. I need a touch, a worm smile, sharing my emotions and honest conversation about whatever the moment is about at the...
    1KindBuddy 1KindBuddy 66-70, M Jan 3

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    One of the best things that I discovered while being alone is that you have a greater perception of things and people around you. You see them as they are, you observe their work...
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M Jan 6

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    Being alone is better than being hurt constantly. It's better than being lied to. It's better than falling for someone that don't really want you. At least when you're alone the...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    Being alone doesn't necessarily mean that you are lonely. Sometimes I'll be alone, but still feel a sense of companionship. And sometimes I'll be among among others, and that's...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F Jan 24

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    I like being alone but i Just wanna be alone with a significant other..
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    i love being alone.. but i hate being lonely.
    unknownana unknownana 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I like being alone, I hate being lonely.
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M a week ago

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    I love being alone and like not hanging around other people because I feel comfortable enough to do things by and for myself, but the times I do get lonely I get kinda sad but then...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F a week ago

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    I stay in my room 90% of the time, I just like being alone. Don't know why though....
    XOmegaX XOmegaX 13-15 2 Responses Jan 15

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    being alone give me so much freedom and am much comfortable
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M Jan 16

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    Being alone is not a bad thing: It's relaxing. It's like your in your own world not having to worry about others. Just yourself.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F Jan 19

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    I literally have this horrible fear that I'm going to end up being alone for my whole life. I'm 19 and practically nobody has expressed interest in wanting to be with me and it's...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    i dont know why, i just.. afraid to be alone, rejection, i'm afraid that if there's no one love me..
    preciouscrx preciouscrx 13-15 Jan 4

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    Like deathly afraid . I'm really afraid that one day I'm gonna wake up and noone be around .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I know it may sound desperate but it's the truth. I have this weird fear of ending up alone.... I think it might by my upbringing. It was a very unstable one and I don't really...
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm home from school and my dad is busy and my best friend is busy and I feel scared and lonely...like a deep emptiness in my heart...like something is missing.its like Everytime I...
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm shy and afraid to make friends. I don't know how to talk to people even when I do find someone I enjoy. I work so much that meeting new people is impossible. When I do hear...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F a week ago

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    Like always, I'm always left out on things, and no one really cares about me. I attempted and tried to socialize with people at a gathering, but I was never welcomed to join any...
    caactas caactas 16-17, T 1 Response Jan 2

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    **** yes... When im alone i acctually do things! Self improvement is a huge part in my life and having a bunch of crybabies around doesnt make it an accomplishment. I let the...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Jan 8

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    Cheers, not coming from a cheerleader But a second guesser of ones own thoughts One who takes all things to mind Primping, priming, until they are taught Taught and tight and...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    every time I'm alone, my thoughts get to me. I doubt myself and hate myself more and more and it sucks
    JayJay911 JayJay911 16-17, M Jan 1

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    I have found that I am a lot less stressed and enjoy my life so much more when I'm alone but sometimes I feel like some things would be more enjoyable if I had a friend with me...
    jetsettergirl jetsettergirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I was home alone and went to get in the shower, and my phone rang with an unknown number just as I was stepping the shower. I should be freaked out right?
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I think i can't stay with anyone for longer than half of the day, after this time i need some time to spend alone to clean my mind from all this world rubbish i have to listen...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Jan 14

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    I really like spending time alone but sometimes when I see other people going out with their friends I just feel really lonely. I have friends but we're not close enough to invite...
    cmusic890 cmusic890 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    It's my life. I used to not be able to function without a huge social life or party. I'm now sober and I rather be in. Not out of being sad or angry... or anything of that sort. I...
    silencedfears silencedfears 26-30 Jan 20

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    its only after the relationship before you realize how happy you were. and i miss being happy. a relationship is like a story. it has a beginning, middle, and end. the worst thing...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Ive always enjoyed doing things on my own. Its not that I don't like other people its just that I relish the freedom of doing what I want when I want without having to worry if...
    wishingicouldlovemore wishingicouldlovemore 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    It's nice sometimes. Being around others is awkward and makes me uncomfy. I'm not really a people's person I guess. But it does get a bit lonely sometimes I suppose.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    when my parents go to relatives. I am very happy being lonely in home. but after sometimes I feel very lonely. I am shattered.
    sumit555 sumit555 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I mostly waste my time In my room, glued to my phone listening to music and occasionally get food. I really don't wanna "live" like this.
    Sexybbbbb Sexybbbbb 13-15, F Jan 3

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    loneliness is worse than death since you are alive and dead
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M Jan 1

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    Sometimes I just think no body likes me
    moonshinebell moonshinebell 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I hope one day there will be someone who will love me and hold me.
    Nikkixjansen Nikkixjansen 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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