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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 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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    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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    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 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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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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    I dont like being alone but I preFER being alone too, can anyone ELSE make sense of that too ??
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    ...by a lady at a ministry i went to for prayer to get over my psychosis. but when they talked to my therapist and i was very upset because my parents were being controlling about...
    clearlytransparent clearlytransparent 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    There's absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be independent and there's nothing wrong with wanting to be alone. I hate it when people tell me Insane or an idiot for loving it...
    ellosarahh ellosarahh 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    How do I leave my life? I want out of this relationship of loneliness. He is a dull person. I am trapped and screaming inside and not one person knows how it is
    hcsunshine hcsunshine 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    im moving on im ready to give my best to my next.....im giving it to god
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 7 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I am so alone, noone to turn to. I feel like I'm going insane. I've even become obsessive compulsive, I suspect from being alone so much. I'm having difficulty relaxing. I feel...
    floatingleaf floatingleaf 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I Don't Like It Even A Little I hate hate hate hate hate hate being alone. Did I mention I don't like always being alone?
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Omg I thought this was just me!
    ohyeahitsmeee ohyeahitsmeee 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    It's an oxymoron in itself but I always feel this way, that's why internet friends are sort of cool, I'm alone technically, but never lonely
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's just sad this days, I don't enjoy being alone as I used to;in fact I am terrified of being alone the silence is deafening it forces me to think and thinking I s the last thing...
    zerubabeljohn zerubabeljohn 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I know it is a part of life because I wouldn't be experiencing it so much, I do not mine being alone and I am not afraid of being alone or living alone any more use to think I had...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Only its not something I am afraid of, but something that I've convinced myself of and gladly accepted. I know that if I die alone it will be my own fault. Why? Because I have no...
    Curlatte3845 Curlatte3845 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's amazing how some girls can drop everything and put a guy that doesn't even want them, before themselves. I don't understand the logic.
    Ashhcue303 Ashhcue303 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Being unattractive just plain sucks. Sure personality contributes but you cant bang a scarecrow can you? Its sort of demeaning in a way,society doesnt like you.You begin to think...
    thementalyst thementalyst 18-21, M a week ago

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    Never understood why everyone feels like they HAVE to get married and they HAVE to have kids. I would never want either of those things
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    been single now for almost 3 years. it was awesome when i first started being single. but now, i find myself very lonely at times. life is meant to be shared, i think. any...
    keepinglifesimple2 keepinglifesimple2 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 28

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    One of my biggest fears is being alone. Because when I'm alone I have to listen to what's going on inside me head, that scares me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27

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    I enjoy being by myself. Cuz people think I'm weird and I am really weird like I can't talk right or make conversation. I also think in concepts and lesson in my head so I enjoy...
    S4NFR4NC15C0 S4NFR4NC15C0 13-15, M Aug 26

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    Hi I want to tell something that is in my heart
    NishanthRa NishanthRa 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Alone is not bad, when it is a choice. When it isn't a choice, it is not necessarily bad, but it is lonely. I find it strange that I am lonely, when in the past, being alone didn...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I fell in love. This relationship was never going to be longer then the summer. At lest the physical, being in the same place part of it. She's leaving in October. I knew that from...
    aaron8686 aaron8686 36-40, M Aug 23

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    Sometimes I act like I can stand alone but in reality all I really need is a best friend to vent with when im feeling down and out. 😔
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I feel very detached from the world
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20

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    What people don't realize is when you are quiet, there is just too much for you to say. So many problems, worries, or just normal thoughts. It's hard to put them into words. You...
    artsydarling artsydarling 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    lol sometimes I was like what the hack do I want????? lol....still, I don't know.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 18

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    Between that area where you're not really friends, but then you aren't NOT friends. Its hard to explain to them I want to be left alone for a little while and it seems like it can...
    thelookinglass thelookinglass 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Six years waiting for a miracle maybe? or perhaps I am being punished for my sins but haven't I repented yes I changed my mind then lost my mind thanks God .wait I can't blame God...
    magicrabbit magicrabbit 51-55 Aug 17

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    I used to hate hate hate being alone... I was terrified of it actually. But for the last 5 years I have lived by myself and now it feels kinda odd when I have people over. It's...
    ktbare82 ktbare82 31-35, F Aug 16

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    When you like someone...than one day he or she will forget you than it's so painful think..i ever fell.so being alone is better than someone broke your filling's.
    haquemasum02 haquemasum02 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I am alone... I don't have friends. I've lost my only friend. Now I am alone, nobody understands me, nobody cares about me, nobody gives a damn! I just want a true friend, nothing...
    xCristiana xCristiana 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    A lot of times I hear people complain about how lonely the are. I am not lonely. I like being alone. I like doing things alone. I used to think I needed someone. I don't need...
    Semmasix Semmasix 36-40, F Aug 15

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    & no, I do not want you to offer me your ding-dong!
    WinkWink78 WinkWink78 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I can honestly say I've never had a best friend. I so desperately want one... I just.. don't know how to go about creating one. I don't know how to make friends in the first...
    Discordiah Discordiah 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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