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I Hardly Ever Leave My House

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    A Little Something Good Finally - None of the groups I've joined are really appropriate for this, so i'm going to post it anywhere...... My aunt and uncle are visiting from NZ. My...
    kiwiblue82 kiwiblue82 26-30, M Oct 9, 2012

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    I Suppose.. - I suppose I'm suppose to write a story about how I rarely leave my house; even though there's nothing really to write about. I guess this is more like a blog...
    WHOOPpink WHOOPpink 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    I Find Comfort At Home - I used to go out everyday until I moved to connecticut, but I don't know anyone in the area hardly unless they are related to my husband. The best thing...
    likewatabb likewatabb 31-35 Mar 21, 2012

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    Yeah - i Have no friends..So i hardly go outside..the main thing is i hate when people stare at me..and i get down because i think i look ugly so i never go out..im trying to get...
    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Im Agoraphobic,7 Yrs Of Phsych,got 80%better---------husband Left Me,cant Go Out Alone. - hi----i became agoraphobic many ,many years ago--------i didnt know i would become...
    senecagirl11 senecagirl11 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Go Days Without Leaving My Home -    When I last saw my doctor I felt disbelief and surprised to read in the disability form that I wanted her to fill out  for me...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 8 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    Not Very Often Anyway.. - Excluding when I go to college I actually hardly ever leave my house. I may occationally go shopping and I do sometimes go to the libaray but thats it. I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2011

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    I Did It Again.. - a friend of mine wasn't feeling well and canceled out on an event we were supposed to go to. I felt kinda bad. and then a little insecure. I didn't leave the...
    fallendisciple fallendisciple 41-45, M Jun 24, 2010

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    I Am Dull - I'm not a very sociable person by nature and circumstances have led me to take that one step further. I am a recluse. Generally I'll leave the house four or ...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    And Here's Why... - Today I was supposed to go to my local job centre for an appointment at 16:40. So I leave the house at 15:30 to get the 15:45 bus into town. Obviously, people...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    I Have Nowhere Else To Go. - The only times I ever really leave my house is to go to school and going to dance. Other than that, I never really leave my house. I don't know...
    WhiteSparrow WhiteSparrow 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    My Life - I have been agoraphobic since i was about 10 years old. I am now a 22 year old mom, and am registetered in highschool classes. although it is now week 3 and have only...
    allyciaw allyciaw 22-25 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    I hardly go out. And I'm 17. I don't know if that is a bad thing or not.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Hahaha No Reason to - I can order what I need online and have it shipped to my door. Plus theres no where worth going cept to the movies. Plus no friends so everything's pretty...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    I Like Staying Home..... - i never leave the house unless i have no choice and then when i do i have panic spells i have anxiety i am not good around people i start having chest...
    Cetana Cetana 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Its Normal To Me - Am a very closed person i spend most of the day at home and i hardly get out in the week,i even stay at home for more than a week without even ...
    alphali alphali 18-21, M 25 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    It's Been a Long Battle. - Since November of 2007 I have battled with agoraphobia.  I got the point where I would not even get in the car, let alone go to the mall and...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    My House, Formerly Known As Paradise - Before, there was better than being in my house. It was my comfort zone, my oasis, my vacation, my paradise. I hated it when we had company...
    MrShortStory MrShortStory 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    I Used To Be Outside Everyday - I used to be outside every day and go to the woods,the creek, the tree houses and try to climb the tall trees...But after going to this new grade...
    0cutting0and0frustration0 0cutting0and0frustration0 13-15, F Feb 5, 2012

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    Getting Up And Going - A feeling grips me, holds me to my chair. I know this feeling, its a feeling I have had a hard time accepting and letting go for at least 20 years of my life...
    Socalalpha Socalalpha 26-30 Oct 24, 2010

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    I Only Want One Thing In Life......an Ending - Wanna good laugh! I almost froze to death because I ran out to the garage in winter. I just needed to run out and grab something...
    suzzet suzzet 46-50, T 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    I Leave, But When I Come Home, I Lock Myself In. - And I cannot leave, again, until I have to leave.......... I have isolated now, for 2 whole days, no contact with anyone...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    I Want To Leave - I can't afford to go out. There is no one to hang with, so im alone most of the time. That's mostly because people dont seem that interested in my opinions.  I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    Not That I Don't Want To - I don't have a car, I don't even have a license, and I don't have a whole lot of real-life friends to hang out with. All of these could be remedied...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M Apr 25, 2010

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    Out Of Control - Part of the reason I don't like going out is because everything outside my door is out of my control......yes, I do battle with control issues but mostly within...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    Peeking Outside -   Peeking Outside Standing on the inside, looking out Afraid to open the door in front of you. How many times have you stood at the threshold but...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2008

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    A Year - I've basically been a shut-in for a year now. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, the whole nine yards. I feel helpless, to be honest. I don't know how to get out of this.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    A Change In Life Style - when i lived in Vegas i was so free. i was never home,because truthfully my parents let me get away with hell.whether i was partying,or storming the...
    sarahbabydoll sarahbabydoll 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Yeah - Cause I have no one to go anywhere with but my family :(
    iminpain iminpain 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    Itsnot That Im Stubborn And Dont Want To Go Outside.. - but when i see many ppl around ,sometimes even few makes me anxious,uncomfortable ,nervous,even afraid..i cant go to...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 19 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    Leave My House - I hate the moment when I don't feel like going out, (my subconscious tells me not to go), then once I'm out there, I feel much better and glad I went.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 9, 2011

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    I never watch tv the time they're on nowadays, Netflix is my new best friend or I watch programmes on demand, no need to schedule a time to put my life on hold, just to watch a tv...
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    People often assume I'm a bookworm type of person, but I can't even bring myself to get five pages into anything. I get so caught up in the words and the writing style that I don't...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    It sucks to know that one person you though you'd always be with leaves you. It sucks to be broken up with. It sucks to see them move on. It sucks to see them happy...without you...
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    so i don't know what to say or who i can turn to. everything seems ok to people that pass me by but it isn't. my grandma passed away four months ago and it has triggered something...
    mrblobby49 mrblobby49 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I Want to Know If You've Ever Done Any of These Things [X] Smoked A Cigarette (once...DISGUSTING) [ ] Smoked A Cigar [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love...
    cpoppins cpoppins 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here's my list, with somewhat detailed answers: Smoked A Cigarette: Yes, many times Smoked A Cigar: Also many times Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex: No, I and I don't plan to...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I Have [X] Skipped Class [X] Smoked A Cigarette [] Smoked A Cigar [X] Seen Someone / Something Die [x] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love [X...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 51-55, M Mar 21

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    Sure, why not? OK, this looks fun! [ ] Smoked A Cigarette [ ] Smoked A Cigar [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love [X] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [ ] Been...
    QuietGirl93 QuietGirl93 18-21, F Mar 24

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    My life is pretty boring wow [ ] Smoked A Cigarette [ ] Smoked A Cigar [] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [] Are / Been In Love [] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [ ] Been In A...
    hebr0 hebr0 16-17, F Mar 24

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    ....... [] Smoked A Cigarette [] Smoked A Cigar [X ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [] Are / Been In Love [] Dumped someone [] Been Fired [] Been In A Fist Fight [] Had A Crush On...
    Idiot141 Idiot141 18-21 Apr 2

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    [x] Smoked A Cigarette [x] Smoked A Cigar [x] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [x] Are / Been In Love [x] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [x] Been In A Fist Fight [x] Had A Crush On...
    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    [x] Smoked A Cigarette [ ] Smoked A Cigar [ ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [x] Are / Been In Love [x] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [ ] Been In A Fist Fight [x] Had A Crush On...
    BSTisapain BSTisapain 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    [x] Smoked A Cigarette [ ] Smoked A Cigar [x] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [x] Are / Been In Love [x] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [x] Been In A Fist Fight [x] Had A Crush On...
    ruthlala ruthlala 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    X smoked a cigarette O smoked a cigar O kissed same sex X been in love X dumped someone X been fired X been in a fist fight X had a crush on older person X skipped class...
    largemuscledmale largemuscledmale 36-40, M Apr 5

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    [X] Smoked A Cigar [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [ ] Are / Been In Love [X] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [ ] Been In A Fist Fight [X] Had A Crush On An Older Person...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 8

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    [X] Smoked A Cigarette [X] Smoked A Cigar [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love [ ] Dumped someone [X] Been Fired [ ] Been In A Fist Fight [X] Had A Crush On...
    Willowtree78 Willowtree78 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    [] Smoked A Cigarette [] Smoked A Cigar [] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love [X] Dumped someone [X] Been Fired [X] Been In A Fist Fight [X] Had A Crush On An...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 1 day ago