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I Need Alone Time

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45, F Apr 21, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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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

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    Bpack Bpack 31-35 Nov 30, 2014

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    Yeap

    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

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    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

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    Argh...

    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

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    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

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    It's A Necessity...

    ...that's almost like water and air. When I go too long without having some alone time to simply kick back and process the things that have happened in my life...I can get kind of stressed. If I put this need off for too long...I can get downright claustrophobic...and start...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2011

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    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 26-30 May 30, 2009

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    "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 26-30 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    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

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    not from any specific person, but in general. well actually, basically just time away from my family. But my friends also put a tole on me every so often. I need to have my alone...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Currently dealing with that alone time between deciding a divorce is in order and being free. Seems like this could really be a lonely time. I believe I will try to focus on...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M Jan 21

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    **** my entire life... I'm gonna flip... Seriously. Why me... Why Was I made so ******* ugly?!!! Why haven't I already died.. Why can't I just not exist.. Idek what I'm saying...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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    I really enjoy and think its positive. I definetely love meditation and reading at a park. Makes me feel amazingly happy
    daddyinasuit2 daddyinasuit2 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I stayed home, watched movies and ate junk food while my friends and family were out celebrating the new year. it was lovely. My mother and sister were home but it wouldn't have...
    lolaisthebest lolaisthebest 16-17, F Jan 1

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    Yess!! I'm out of work and I get to snuggle in my bed, watch tv, eat, and play FarmVille. Ahh, no more listening to fucktards and their problems (: Thankfully I don't work Friday's...
    NicoleDollx NicoleDollx 22-25, F Jan 8

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    ...even though I'm lonely sometimes.
    Shaman1985 Shaman1985 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I need the time just to balance myself, pray, think and empty my mind after a long day. If I don't have some alone time, I get cranky! Then peeps leave me alone...lol! Jk.
    bobbieshae bobbieshae 41-45, F Jan 19

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    I think i can't stay with anyone for longer than half of the day, after this time i need some time to spend alone to clean my mind from all this world rubbish i have to listen...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Jan 14

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    So I was talking to this guy for a while and we both liked each other. He came over to my house a few times and hung out but we weren't really dating. We wanted to eventually but...
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Where is the time going? People speak of the right time for this, the right time for that...For example, the right time for that first kiss, the right time to buy a house, the...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi. My name is chuck. On September 5, 2014 I received a call from my ex wives boyfriend as I was finishing my work day telling me that I needed to get there now! My son had...
    Nicholas1998 Nicholas1998 41-45, M 12 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I hope to get married some day. Not in the near future, but sometime in the future. I have a boyfriend but he doesn't want to get married nor to have a family. I dont understand...
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    70th post...Well here I am, first day of 2015, sitting in my lounge, typing on laptop, and crying like my heart is breaking. I don't even know what happened, it happened so fast...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I plan to when I grow up! I really want to go to Italy!!! I need someone to go with me tho, I'll find someone cause I'm definitely going. :P
    flowergirl4 flowergirl4 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Honestly, I have no idea how to begin my story or why I'm writing this. Let's just say that it's about time that I vent all my loneliness onto something, even on an empty space on...
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This all has been so traumatic for me. I'm 26 years old and the father of this baby is 31. I have one child, he has no children. We were together for 5 years. When I had my...
    Brokenwings03 Brokenwings03 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi there! Right now, I'm currently 18 turning 19 in July. I'm also attending my first year of college of right now. I have a perfect family (two parents is what you'd call a...
    musicbox809 musicbox809 18-21 Jan 17

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    I need someone to talk to I don't know what to do need relationship help
    0zzy2597 0zzy2597 16-17, M 1 Response 44 mins ago

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    I’m tired of being alone, no one to share my feelings with. I need a touch, a worm smile, sharing my emotions and honest conversation about whatever the moment is about at the...
    1KindBuddy 1KindBuddy 66-70, M Jan 3

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    When I was a child growing up, I tried often to get my parents' approval, and it was always through my art--mostly drawing. My parents didn't care about anything artistic. They...
    benglishtea benglishtea 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    There came a time I just needed to distant myself from really close friends and family. No one was understanding me and since I am a pretty sensitive person. I'd pick up on there...
    tantralad tantralad 22-25, M Jan 10

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    There is deep peace that comes from realizing that you're happy without the people you thought you couldn't live without . I've been stubbed in the back by those I needed most . I...
    Tristee Tristee 36-40, F 3 days ago

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