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I Am Not Afraid of Being Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    As an introvert, I enjoy being alone sometimes. Being around people for long periods of time can be quite exhausting. I like having time to myself to reflect on things and be alone...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F Aug 13

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    I have a group of friends and we are all different lets say take one person from every clique and put them in a group we have fun we love each other and I don't want to loose them...
    freespirtXoXo freespirtXoXo 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I think its called monophobia. The fear of being alone. I've always just thought that it was normal, that feeling you get when you're alone. I found out recently it wasn't...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I live with my boyfriend but still have my flat. I often wonder, do I stay with him because I'm scared of being alone? Why can't I just go back to my own flat? Do I need to? Should...
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F Jul 27

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    My husband works out on the road for two weeks at a time and come homes for two days then leaves out again. We talk for a total of ten minutes a day about nothing so we don't...
    LilDrgnFly LilDrgnFly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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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 a week ago

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    I enjoy being alone sometimes. Like right now i'm alone and loving it. I need that time to unwind and just relax without noone else around.
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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 1 day ago

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    Now don't get me wrong, I love/NEED my me time, or I go a little crazy, and I don't mind being alone. I can do all kinds of stuff by myself and have more than enough fun, but...
    beautyfromthis beautyfromthis 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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 1 day ago

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    I want to experience relationships. I have crushes and everything but I'm afraid I won't ever get to date someone in my high school life because of my race. My school is pretty...
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Intimacy is what I want most, but what I fear even more. The older I become, the more afraid I become, and the more sadder when I realize every person around me knows what it's...
    MichaelBayArea MichaelBayArea 22-25, M Aug 15

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    I'm a bit of a loner. Grew up as an only child for eleven years so I figured out how to entertain myself. Sure I like people, but I'm not afraid to do things alone as well.
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M Aug 18

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    Since I was very young, I always find myself not fitting into a group. I don't like the awkward moment that I can feel the others not interested to talk to me and I may need to...
    Zbabe Zbabe 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Probably has to be one of the worst feelings in the world....feeling alone when it's actually ppl that says their there for u but actually not or don't always wanna here your drama...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F Aug 6

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    I like my alone time now and then, but seeing a group of my (once) I think?, friends is really upsetting. And seeing the one person there who I was basically my friend and I was...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I hate being close to someone. When i get close to someone i get this feeling that i don't want to lose them, but the truth is in the end, everyone leaves. Whether its because of...
    EthanNail EthanNail 16-17, M Aug 15

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    Don't mean in the relationship way...I'm a military brat moving has always been my way of life from one place to another go go go only problem I'm Having with it is I'm always...
    teardrop12 teardrop12 26-30, F Aug 15

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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 4 days ago

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    Well...I'm all alone now :/
    Quietguy1234 Quietguy1234 18-21, M Jul 28

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    Fuckit all I'm done. Just let me die. When you're all alone what's the point?
    Nightshade777 Nightshade777 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Sure, I would like to find someone to share my life with, but I don't want to compromise who I am or what I enjoy in order to not be alone.
    Roland73 Roland73 41-45, M Aug 1

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    I like to keep to myself and I rather just chill in my room alone than in the living room with my roommates. People just assume that I'm rude or mean but really I just like keeping...
    LacedYoung LacedYoung 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I don't know how many of you can relate to this, but it's like I could be in a room full of people and still be alone... I feel like I can no longer integrate after all I've been...
    AylaOatmeal AylaOatmeal 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 13

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    Just left an abusive relationship for the second time . I lived with him for a year . 80% of the time he is my best friend and 20% my nightmare. I've gotten spit on, thrown against...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F Aug 14

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    Lonliness is the worst feeling I hate that even tho I have friends that I feel no one really knows me and just feeling so alone like no one is there for me or cares I'm tired of...
    Daletheloner Daletheloner 18-21, M Aug 18

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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 4 Responses a week ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I hate this horrible down lonely feeling that overcomes my every being once in awhile :(
    Bnb30 Bnb30 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I don't have a lots of friends, I don't have a therapist, I don't like to bottle up my feeling cause I get an anxiety attack.
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M Aug 1

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    I just want a friend. Someone who I have things in common with. My best friend from high school and I have nothing in common any more. She's a lawyer and just looks down on me for...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    At high school, I may have a lot of people around, but at the end of the day, I have no friends, family I love but, I want to connect with a person outside of my group. I'm sad and...
    GravelTack19 GravelTack19 13-15, M Aug 6

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    It just reminds me of everything all at once. Makes everything feel so empty. Another birthday in less than 60 days. I can't do this anymore.
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F Aug 8

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    Depression is only temporary darkness. everything is temporary. nothing is truly permanent. people die. memories fade. perspectives shift. so don’t worry, it will pass. -uknown...
    lexiroberts8 lexiroberts8 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    ever feel like you're pouring your heart out to people who don't really care? all the time.
    shuthafukup shuthafukup 26-30 Aug 10

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    Sometimes I just want to do nothing or hear anything. Just sit and do my things. Like what I do now. Peaceful and quiet.
    sashimi9 sashimi9 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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