I Need Alone Time

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 584 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Feb 15, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Aug 1, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Bpack Bpack
    Nov 30, 2014

    "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

    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

    Are you I insane like me?

    Been in pain like me?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016
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