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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    University is both an amazing an incredibly scary place. It's a place where everyone questions themselves yet accepts everyone around them, which can make you feel very alone at...
    AlliterationAnonymous AlliterationAnonymous 18-21, F Aug 28

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    People often ask me what I am gonna do over the weekend and I hate this stupid question. It is because I don’t know! I don’t make lots of plans to spend the entire weekend...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It sux being here alone wit no one to tlk to...hate being alone...just lookn for sumone to make me feel good
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    Somehow it always comes as a surprise to me that I'm going to be alone for the rest of my life. I have to be. This is the life I chose. It's what suits me the best. It's what I...
    stashd stashd 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I love being alone. I enjoy the peace and quiet. I enjoy being able to think without someone assuming I'm doing "nothing" and thinking it is okay to interrupt me. Most of all, I...
    ghostofacheerfulowl ghostofacheerfulowl 36-40, F Aug 25

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    It's a bit of a mixed situation. I love being alone, like in college, not many people bother me and I get to burry myself in music and books but I want to make conversation with...
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I don't know if I have a problem with being alone or lonely? I think lonely. Because I love being by myself and reading or drawing or doing the weird art things I love to do. Sigh...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Sep 2

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    I Love Being Alone. Meaning no bf, is a warm feelings for me. Even if you're living with a gentle kind roommate. Loneliness does not despair the emptiness inside me. I'm a...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Aug 26

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    I've always hated it since I was a kid being alone even though publicly I like to have somebody with me but be independent aswell even though I'm shy I always like to be around...
    Cloclo1234 Cloclo1234 13-15, F Aug 27

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    The title says it all. Being alone sometimes is ok but not allways
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I have this spot in the woods that no one knows I like going there and being alone. Xx
    EmmaWilliamss EmmaWilliamss 18-21, F a week ago

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    Sure sometimes I like just being alone but at certain times I just feel like another person is just what I need
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I enjoy my bros and I can never get enough being with my girlfriend and I always make time for my family but when it comes to work, school, and down time. I rather be alone. I...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Once i get my hopes togheter it falls apart , i'm afraid to love people i'm afraid to get my hopes togheter again , i'm afraid that i will expect to much
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 7

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    I divorced 3 and half years ago. And after that I haven't found love again. I remember the feeling. I remember the butterflies and the feeling that I just can't live without him...
    L11s L11s 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Some-days, I feel that I am the loneliest person in the world. Now, that “in the world” feeling may be a bit of hyper-collegiate over-dramatisme, of latent-teenage psychopathy...
    Newydd Newydd 18-21 Sep 11

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    I'm fifteen and have never had a real boyfriend. It drives me crazy. It sucks to see most of your friends dating and no matter what you try you are still alone. Always alone.
    SalemKat SalemKat 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I love my time all to myself but hate the feeling that I'm all alone. To be surrounded by so many people kind of freaks me out but I also need that one person to talk too so I won...
    honeybree20 honeybree20 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I have the day off today, something I look forward to but also dread. My friends are all too busy recently to do anything. I am frantically thinking of something to do as I really...
    Crystalcastle Crystalcastle 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    There is some time I don't mine be alone. But there is time I wanted to go out with some one and have fun. That is what I miss. That is what I am looking for some one to go out and...
    Ladypanda Ladypanda 51-55, F Aug 22

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    I was feeling okay about this break up, but now two days have past and I'm so lonely. I don't get texts, I don't get calls. There's no one to cuddle with and make my terrible days...
    shammypurry shammypurry 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I'm at a huge university. I try to make friends here but just prefer sitting in my dorm listening to music, working on homework, playing video games, and writing songs. I don't get...
    KMassam KMassam 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I honestly hate my thoughts sometimes more than anything in this world and wish there was something I could do to get rid of them. I can go through a normal day and some annoying...
    michael198121 michael198121 26-30 Sep 10

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    I've always enjoyed my alone time. Nowadays, I have more of it, not through choice particularly, but oh well. Having to socialise for long periods is getting tiring. It does come...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel so alone sometimes, it is hard to cope. Even when I technically have people to talk to, I always feel like when I need them, they cannot be here for me for whatever reason...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    There's nothing like being home and watching your fave TV shows on netflix lol! Dr. Who is soo awesome!! It put me in a much better mood, I'm not crying about losing my job anymore...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    It's like there's an empty hole in my body waiting to be filled in order to carry on through life. Most of the time that hole is being filled with my ex boyfriend. Terrible, I know...
    Ashleyjoan Ashleyjoan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I really do enjoy being away from people most of the time. Sometimes even when I'm lonely, I want to find a place where I can be by myself.
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 27

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    Not all the time. But there are moments, days, periods in which I really enjoy being on my own. Few weeks ago I left for a trip by sail boat in Greece with a group of ppl. I had...
    tamerlano tamerlano 36-40, M 22 hrs ago

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    I find comfort in my own company
    agent268 agent268 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    And it makes me wonder what is wrong with me
    MissAnnaLee MissAnnaLee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Can someone give me a hug?
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Raisul5531 Raisul5531 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I'm looking for a female friend, from age 48 to 55. She must live in the West Palm Beach, Florida or surrounding area. She must be looking for a very loving, passionate, caring...
    hopefullz1 hopefullz1 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Lonely and feeling sorry for myself...... This is not the way to live life
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Most of the time it's ok. Come and go as I please. Sort myself out. Not beholden to anybody else.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am scared of the things that come with being gay. One would be is being alone, guys are very visual and I personally don't feel like I would be visually appealing to someone you...
    ZNior ZNior 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Haven't been in this place in a while I forgot what it felt like it's almost like revisiting a crime scene. I know what not good for me and I've never gotten this detached from...
    karlakashes karlakashes 26-30, F 41 mins ago

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