I Need Alone Time

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    Just Cuz' I'm Outgoing Doesn't Always Mean I Like Crowds

    I like to be by myself, I like to hide in my room with my computer or a book and just sit and enjoy the silence!!!! I'm normally very very outgoing, people tend to think that I like big crowds and parties but I really prefer my "alone time", of course I...
    Isabellesheart Isabellesheart
    18-21, F
    Dec 3, 2009

    Sometimes Cell Phones Are a Curse...

    The past couple of days all I've wanted is to be left alone. I haven't wanted to talk to anyone, which doesn't happen very often as I am very social person. So of course people have been texting me like crazy... or calling... and I don't really want my friends to be aware of my...
    maeven maeven
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2009

    Might Be Considered Anti-social

    I stay busy for days at a time.. and it's enough to make someone like me want to lose their mind.  At home, I'm pretty much left to myself, and the communication that does take place between me and my family is pretty tolerable.  But when I'm out and about, working or...
    wtfwolf wtfwolf
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2010


    Studies and books are a good recipy to serious despression. These are the times when guyz you call friends come in handy...unfortunately for me, they are even worse than hangovers from drugs. They simple show signs of unwelcomeness or just avoid me in everyway possible. Many...
    labrynth labrynth
    22-25, M
    Jun 10, 2009

    I need time to sort myself out

    and get clean! When I am I will be back and I can't wait! Please feel free to still contact me regarding anything you wish and I will come back to you! Bye friends...
    NCFCfoote NCFCfoote
    18-21, M
    Feb 15, 2015

    My Parents Justt Don't Get It

    They complain they justt wanna go out or sit with out kids but I can never get away from them. They dont respect my privacy at all. They'll just barge into my room with out knocking or anything they just don't care. I need time to get my thoughts in order and my emotions...
    PixiiHead PixiiHead
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2009

    Sometimes, I want to just leave everything

    and everyone else behind... Just go somewhere nobody knows me and somewhere I won't have to make time for anyone or anything else but myself. Oftentimes, actually, I just want to be alone... and left alone.
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger
    41-45, F
    May 13, 2015


    I'm usually not the kind that likes being a lone - in fact, I despise it! Loneliness tends to throw me over when I'm alone with my thoughts for too long >.< But sometimes, I just need a little peace from everyone and everything. I like to go for a run (or walk) out in the...
    peanlo peanlo
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    All Good Things Come To An End. [Huge Crush Over]

    I would like to apologize in advance as this may turn into an over obsessed rant type thing. There will be a lot of rambling haha. Okay so I have been talking to this guy for almost 4 years now and I have decided to put an end to it, literally about 120 seconds ago. It is just...
    anon1066 anon1066
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2013

    Need Time To Think & Breathe

    My mother drives me insane. My whole family is like one big drama that won't end. Sometimes I just want to crawl into a box and stay there because I have no room. By room, I mean space. I need to be able to go someplace without interruptions. So that I can think and get my head...
    iloveedward iloveedward
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    Sometimes I Feel Like Exploding

    I feel it building. The frustrated anger. With myself mostly. For not being able to do what I need to do with people around me. Drives me crazy. Love my friends but I have issues. My brain does not relax with people around. I NEED to have alone time if I'm to not freak out and...
    bdmthrfkr bdmthrfkr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2013

    At Least Once A Week

    I need time to sit in my room and play video games. I'm 24 so shouldn't I be beyond hiding in my room and playing video games?  I got my first gaming consol when I was 5, a SNES, then a Gameboy a year later. By 12 I'd talked my grandma into buying me an N64 and by 15 I had...
    senmetsu senmetsu
    22-25, M
    Nov 3, 2009

    Back Off

    Don't get mad at me because I enjoy having time to myself sometimes, especially if I am pretty much with you every minute I'm not working. Don't get offended when I don't want to be around people, and just want to be by myself. Wipe that puppy dog look off your face and mind...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou
    22-25, F
    Apr 10, 2013

    Yes, indeed, after being judged

    as unfit to be in a relationship, this is certainly what I need. ALONE TIME!!!!!!!!
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    "What would you do if I died?

    " Is one of the questions I keep asking my significant other. What if I left, not because I don't love you, not because you don't make me happy, but because I need to. I am pushing my self away from everyone, my family included. But why? I just want to be alone with my thoughts...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 30, 2013

    My Brain Needs a Rest

    Or, I will not grow. Everyone deserves it.  If you don't take your share your relationships may suffer. 
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2009
    Bpack Bpack
    Nov 30, 2014

    Alone Time!

    Everyday I require a certain amount of time on my own.  And with some silence added in for good measure.  I have gotten worse in this as I've gotten older, just need that time to recharge from all the bustle and noise of life.  Thankfully my boyfriend is not a...
    looneylulu looneylulu
    46-50, F
    Aug 2, 2009

    I'm Looking Forward To 2 Weeks On My Own

    I feel weird just writing this............I'm happily married and love my husband. Before we met, I was a single parent, my children were my life.  As they've grown up and got their own lives, one daughter who excludes me totally from hers, I find I still enjoy time alone. I...
    mrsshadow mrsshadow
    46-50, F
    Aug 20, 2010

    Are you I insane like me?

    Been in pain like me?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 6

    Trying To Breathe

    I am not sure if it is because I'm an introvert or if it has anything to do with my schizophrenia, but I desperately need alone time, quite a bit. When I am around people for extended periods of time, I feel like I am going to explode. I am able to tolerate certain people...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou
    22-25, F
    Mar 17, 2013

    Just Me

    I solve problems for a living.  I listen to people complain all day, and I try to fix the things they are worried about.  When I get out of work, my mother, my friends, my sister call, and they rarely ask how I am, or what's happening in my world.  They tell me of...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom
    36-40, F
    Sep 7, 2009

    Alone Is Worth It Sometimes

    Time being alone with oneself is much needed by being overwhelmed with the constant negativity and repetitious of mindless games by untruthful dilemmas. Being misunderstood and taking advantage are certified reasons to withdraw in a silent mode with no expressions whatsoever. The...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit
    46-50, F
    Apr 21, 2013

    Get Bitchy When I Don't Get It.

    I stay at home, so when my family goes to work and school, that is sacred time for me.  I absolutely hate weekends, I love my family but when we're all here at the same time, ugh!  To me, the worst feeling ever is when its a weekday morning and I'm sleeping soundly, all...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    Feb 16, 2009

    I need a week where I don't talk to anybody

    just me and music and crying.
    alexjohnson28 alexjohnson28
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    I Just Have to Be Alone Sometimes.

    If i am around people to much i get pissy, bitchy, grouchy, and annoyed. truthfully i enjoy being alone. i enjoy having company but i also enjoy being alone. i like to be alone 2-3 hours a day. but because of band camp this week and the next i have not been able to be alone for...
    LBB16sSunshine LBB16sSunshine
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2009

    My Brain Needs a Rest

    Or, I will not grow. Everyone deserves it.  If you don't take your share your relationships may suffer. 
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2009

    I Do....

    I need time alone. I often ask for time alone, time to think, time to write. Sometimes It is just what I need to get myself back to feeling okay again. Sometimes Just getting back to myself. I Love having time to myself, and sometimes its all that you need. BroknWings
    deleted deleted
    May 30, 2009

    I can't clear my head

    or be at peace about anything because there is always someone around asking me questions. I don't always want to talk. I need to come to some realities by myself. I need to be able cope with somethings alone. I can't seem to fully process that he's no longer a part of my life...
    twilightdreamtime twilightdreamtime
    26-30, F
    Aug 1, 2015

    At Least 2 Hours a Day

        I love my family and people  in general but  I  can  only  spend so much time with them  before I  get irritated,cranky or straight  out mean.I have to  have  at least  2 hours a day alone  if I  don...
    powerranger powerranger
    13-15, M
    Aug 11, 2009

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    I can't take it, being alone. If anyone reads this please talk to me, be my friend. I've posted my contact details at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ Please just come...
    Deleted00 Deleted00
    26-30, M
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    rana3434 rana3434
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    deleted deleted
    Apr 20
    I have nobody. I have surrounded myself with people who are fake just because I need to talk to somebody.
    hazaramujahideen hazaramujahideen
    70+, F
    7 Responses Apr 19
    My daughter is in the hospital with something they can't find. Tomorrow they do more tests. Will be another day sitting and waiting and scared what they will find or not find. On...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
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    God I wish I wasn't so alone all the time. I feel like I'm going through life not being wanted not being needed by anybody. All I want out of life is to be loved.
    Johnrob43 Johnrob43
    41-45, M
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    omindigo omindigo
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 19
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    djneedslovetoox3 djneedslovetoox3
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    "It's been awhile..." "Yeah, I know... sorry." "You don't need to apologize to me. It's entirely up to you if you want to come." "Yeah, I know... no one really cares if I..." "No...
    MarkPaul MarkPaul
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    Is it so hard to just want someone to spend time with ? Everyone either has someone better to hangout with or they claim to want to spend time with me but they're always with...
    wisper3 wisper3
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    i had an awful day and i don't want to talk to anyone who i know but i don't want to be alone oh god. pretty pathetic huh
    daddyleoreo daddyleoreo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    my dad is the most irritating annoying person I've ever met in my life. whenever he comes near me I instantly get pissed off. which is saying something because I get along with...
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890
    26-30, M
    Apr 18
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    StopSuicideAndDepression StopSuicideAndDepression
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    If I had to chose one prayer to God For the rest of my life it would be to not live my life alone someday. I don't want to live alone someday and be like those people who never...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    I just, I need to be close to a human being. I feel so alone. It's... It's not the physical aspect more than comfort and cuddleing but most importantly it's the mental aspect...
    attaboywolfie attaboywolfie
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    i really need to talk with someone like girl i am feeling alone.
    tan987 tan987
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 15
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    nightlydemon nightlydemon
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    NonexistentSpot NonexistentSpot
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
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    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 13
    Anyone around? I don't have anything in particular to say, I feel scared and alone and not feeling well. I'm ashamed to ask.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 13
    I'm so angry both my dad, I always see pretty much everyone having a good relationship with their parents so why couldn't it be the same for mine? My parents used to be together...
    grimmjowguy grimmjowguy
    22-25, M
    Apr 13
    My ex-boyfriend is incredibly depressed and doesn't want to acknowledge he needs help. Rather, he gets high and drunk almost daily. When we were dating I knew he was having an...
    iamhannahh iamhannahh
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    My wife and I have been married for 14 years. We have a beautiful daughter who is about to be 12 years old. . We had our share of fights the last couple of years, some fights were...
    WhimsicalWill WhimsicalWill
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    I love alone time but sometimes I wanna go out with friends... I don't have any though!!
    Daniaperr Daniaperr
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 12
    I really want to vent about something tbfh but I really hate to deal with the wasted emotions so IM JUST GONNA SHUT THE FVCK UP, LEAVE ME ALONE *dies*
    redDya91 redDya91
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    moyesp moyesp
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    Marie107 Marie107
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