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I Hardly Ever Leave My House

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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 are just finishing school, there's a primary school down my road and a high school about 15 minutes away from where I...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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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 and go back into the house. So I didn't bother to put on my jacket. Why should I ? the sun had gone down....."It is easier to go out in the dark...
    suzzet suzzet 46-50, T 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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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 why exactly, either. Maybe because no one ever invites me to go anywhere with them. Maybe because when I invite friends to go...
    WhiteSparrow WhiteSparrow 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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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 dad was also here for the night, so we all (including my sister and her baby) met them out for dinner. The food wasn't great but it...
    kiwiblue82 kiwiblue82 26-30, M Oct 9, 2012

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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, but for whatever reason, I'm not doing anything about it. Not that I don't want to... Maybe I don't know how? Maybe something...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M Apr 25, 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 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 pains my legs shake and i can't breath my boy friend says i need to get out more though i do try when i finally do go out it is...
    Cetana Cetana 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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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 sometimes spend weeks indoors without realizing it. I always wish I had friends to go places with. There's so many things I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2011

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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, isn't it? :P Well, here it goes. I am the kind of person who has little friends and, only on occasion, leaves my...
    WHOOPpink WHOOPpink 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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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 don't blame them. I don't have alot incommon with most people. My family, old friends, every one doesn't get me.  So i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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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 boring outside of my PC.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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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 chronically ill,,,,very young.-in my forties-----ended up in therapy for 7 years ,it helped me,but it was hell getting there====my husband started treating me ,and talking to me very abusivelly 6...
    senecagirl11 senecagirl11 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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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 five times a month, twice because I have to - the other two or three occassions because people request my...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Yeah..

    i have no friends D:i'm lame.D:
    MizzyMizz MizzyMizz 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    I Don't Think I Have Agoraphobia...

    But, I do seclude myself. I'm perfectly fine when I go out. It doesn't make me nervous or anything. I just prefer to be alone, most of the time. My SO is all the company I care for, most days. Though, I'd be overwhelmed if he was home ALL the time. I ...
    PurePisces PurePisces 26-30, F Jan 25, 2010

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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 house at all today. i tried to twice but didn't make it out. i'll try again tomorrow.
    fallendisciple fallendisciple 41-45, M Jun 24, 2010

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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 been too scared to cross? What is it you fear? The unknown lies ahead. What awaits you on the other side? Only one...
    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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    At Least Until Classes Start Again

    :/ But even then, I'll probably rarely leave the house other than to go to classes. I like being reclusive - in a sense, a hermit. I don't have to put forth effort to interact with people. I can just relax - in my own home. It's nice this way.
    YtilaerEpacse YtilaerEpacse 18-21, F Aug 4, 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 now. Its not constant and I know its not real, but it FEELS real. Its a combination of laziness, frozen-ness, and...
    Socalalpha Socalalpha 26-30 Oct 24, 2010

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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 bk into school around pople its going to be big challange
    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 18, 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 looking outside,i mean i find it normal cuz i have nothing to do or place  to go , i find it more fun to...
    alphali alphali 18-21, M 25 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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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 there's a crap ton of homework and i have about 3 hours of it everynight. Even when it's nice outside and the weekend i still don't...
    0cutting0and0frustration0 0cutting0and0frustration0 13-15, F Feb 5, 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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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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. This is what she had written. Difficulty leaving her home due to lack of social skills. She is partly accurate, because basically I...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 8 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    It Makes Me Sad

    I suppose it's due to many things. First is my fear of strangers/outside, which I developed due to a tramatic incident that happened to me. Second, I have to watch my little brothers so that my mom can sleep. It doesn't seem like much now that I've typed it, but these two things...
    ForestTea ForestTea 18-21, F Feb 20, 2011

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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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    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. The company would bring their children. All of the children would pile up in my room. Actually, my mom would send them to my room. As an...
    MrShortStory MrShortStory 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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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 shop like I had always loved to do.  At the time it began, I had custody of my brothers so that was a convenient excuse...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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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 attend first week of classes fully. and one class second week. my classes are from 8:15am to 12:20pm.and am...
    allyciaw allyciaw 22-25 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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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 places ,its like they have a big X on the door ..if someone will be with me i might go but i ll might get anxious etc. i can walk or run to the same places im...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 18 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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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 about being at home I don't have to deal with my neighborhood its awful. My husbamd thought that it would be a good idea to...
    likewatabb likewatabb 31-35 Mar 21, 2012

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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 myself........I am not violent person, just a person who has had abuse and neglect heaped on them..I am on a budget...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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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.......only txt with one, and of course, I love my ep peeps!
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 2 Responses Apr 11, 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 streets my house was a stranger to me. now i live in Texas with my brother,and its completely different. he is super strict.he wont...
    sarahbabydoll sarahbabydoll 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    I currently reside at a house that I have been sleeping, eating, laughing, crying, loving, growing, living in for the past 15 years. I have experienced many things at this...
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    My boy friend bought a house. It needs work done before it can be at it's full potential. Anyway when ever he gets mad he tells me to leave🏠So this morning he starts talking...
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