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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

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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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    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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    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 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 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 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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    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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    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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    I find it relaxing being alone or antisocial . people say its not healthy but how can that be? You dont have to deal with people hurting you or walking all over you. Its really a...
    paytonolivia paytonolivia 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I love being alone, walking, on the bus, lisening to music or with My phone, i love it. But on work i have to be 1 hour alone, without music or phone, just alone with myself, And...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M Mar 4

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    Sometimes I really feel as if I'm better off being alone....not relationship wise. Me being in college these past 3 years showed me who and how I was. I didn't really realize it...
    vadupree vadupree 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I enjoy being alone. I am able to entertain myself in ways I can't when I'm around others. But I hate being lonely and left or forgotten. That causes a person to be lonely.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 1

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    I hate being alone but would rather be alone than with someone who doesn't understand me
    mtbmitch mtbmitch 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Most days I cannot stand being alone. I can't stand the silence and the sound of my breath going in and out. There are times that I have found myself pacing the floors of my home...
    TEMPERANCE12 TEMPERANCE12 31-35, F Mar 9

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    I find it quite peaceful...not deal with others around me in my world, one in particular..I am with my self when am alone, fling of self and my mind relaxes for those moments...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Mar 18

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    I don't know how it's possible. I have a side that loves being alone, but another that wishes to be more social. It's so strange.
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I isolate. I have PTSD. I'm not just saying that, it's my therapists diagnosis. She says that's why I spend so much time alone, why I don't trust easily, why I work so much. I'm...
    veiledsadness veiledsadness 51-55, F Mar 6

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    I could scream from the top of my lungs and still no one would listen but I'm not sure how much I can blame others when I'm too afraid to speak up... Just really wish I could have...
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Isn't this like every introvert ever...we like the space , our " me" time is important to us. It's because when we do spent time with people; bestfriends or strangers we use up...
    hadidamshah hadidamshah 22-25, M Mar 1

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    “For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of - to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    and even alone I feel somehow rejected. my own family adds me on Facebook but won't talk to me or make comments on my page. ..yetv they comment on my kids page. so stupid!! they...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Trust me. I know how it feels. I know exactly how it feels to cry in the shower so that no one can hear you...or to wait until everyone has fallen asleep to completely fall apart...
    Societykilledateenager Societykilledateenager 13-15, F Mar 9

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    People say if you don't have fun you shouldn't live you're life and keep moving on. Well I think about that all the time. But sometimes it's better too be alone because sometimes...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Mar 13

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    I just think about everything when I'm alone and I can be myself
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F Feb 28

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    Isn't that odd? Like most, I crave affection. I wish with everything I am that I had someone who truly knew me and somehow managed to love me anyway. I dream of long walks and...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    The only guy I want is always working, and it really sucks I can't see him. I feel so alone without him.
    Hailey7685 Hailey7685 13-15, F Mar 12

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    There will be times when you'll feel ignored and alone just keep moving forward don't rely your happiness on others. Do things for yourself, it won't be their downfall but yours if...
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster 18-21, F Mar 14

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    lately I've been growing frustrated about my inability to meet people. doesn't matter what I do, with whom I talk to, or what where I go in the end of the night I get this shiver...
    kiwisaurus kiwisaurus 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I've always stayed at home while my dad works, and my mom has the same job as my dad,but now she works at Pennsylvania,I miss her so much,she comes back every 2month or so.I just...
    lalaxxz lalaxxz 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My mom hates it that I spend all my time in my room alone. She thinks it's unhealthy but I'm happy in my room!
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This so so true for me. I like to be by myself, but i hate the feeling of being lonely and feeling like you have nobody.
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    And it's even better than being with other people most of the time. Sometimes I wish I could be somewhere where people wouldn't know me at all. I could do what I want and not care...
    woodenstrings woodenstrings 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Literally describes me People ******* annoy me But sometimes :/ I'm lonely
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I can never tell the difference between the two. I enjoy my own company but sometimes I drown in it. Sometimes I get to be point where I don't know what to do with myself and it...
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    This is so me! I don't like many people but I get very lonely, especially at night! I would sleep so much better if I just had someone to cuddle up to at night
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    This group perfectly describes my situation.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M Mar 1

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    I don't know who to say this but I think the best way is think bye a song called dumb by nirvana http://youtu.be/IEXDVf4AET4
    kleinjohanneke kleinjohanneke 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    It just happens... i feel like my mother keeps her distance from me.. and i dont know why...i just feel like she doesn't want to talk to me or have anything to do with me... every...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F Mar 3

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    I've burnt my last bridge now I have no friends and no clue how to make new ones because I am unemployed and my anxiety is really bad around people I don't know
    dinosaurlovesongs dinosaurlovesongs 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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    I get so jealous on tv shows when there is always a cute couple! Anybody else or is it just me with this problem haha? :p
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I just need someone to talk to bc I'm feeling lonely
    Colucas Colucas 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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