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I Need Alone Time

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bpack Bpack 31-35 Nov 30

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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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    Related Experiences

    I'm so thankful that my ex came and grabbed all the boys to go camping so I can do whatever I want to. Bad news....they're in my backyard camping out!!!! Lol (Still thankful).
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I'm 23 years old still live at home don't have money to move out yet and don't get alone with my parents anymore.My mom cheated on my dad with my ex years ago and my dad still don...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I so cherish my alone time. I need it to function. I never feel more alone in this world then when I am out and surrounded by people. I feel so much better when I am alone. That's...
    wanion wanion 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I enjoy company , I enjoy spending time with my family and chatting with friends , but I absolutely love being alone . I feel perfectly content spending time by myself maybe...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    A former friend said that he felt I liked being alone. That is true. I do like my alone time but at times, I wish I had someone special. The point is, I am going to be happy...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 14 Responses Dec 9

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    I love my alone time. I can do whatever I want; listen to music or play my Pokemon game or read my book or just chill on here :)
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Yeah. I most likely enjoy my alone time.
    guhint guhint 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I am in a very confusing & stressful situation. My parents think I really graduated from college may 2014 because of a email they saw saying I did. My friend was able to send the...
    wiz702 wiz702 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    People come and go in and out of our lives. Some people are only there for a season, a month, a week or even a day. You can easily drop a person out of your mind, but you cannot...
    LosNLove LosNLove 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    It's 4:30 am and I can't sleep. Again. The past month I haven't been able to fall asleep until after 4am. For the past two years I have been trying to figure out whats wrong with...
    blankspace17 blankspace17 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    62nd post. Well here I am again, and I live to see another day. Nobody killed me and I didn't kill anybody, and I guess today I feel like it was all just a dream. It's easy to...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    A letter to my 14 year old self: Why must you be so stupid. You had everything going for you and you screwed it up with him! You were so smart in school that you were in honors...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am going to be alone forever... I use to be able to deal with it.. Now I don't think I can. Completely alone.
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 2 Responses 34 mins ago

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    People do not care for you when you are alone, they just care for you when they are alone.don't give me heart as like friend.
    weirdboyz weirdboyz 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I thinks to leave this app I have no really friends here no one wants to to me I feel so alone on this app. It's funny how you try to help others but they never help you no one...
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It sometimes takes a new person in your life to gain a better perspective of your past. What I believed I never had, might have been, that I never understood the power of love...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    What do you do when you are lucky enough to have found someone who loves you and who wants to be with you, and you even trust them and can talk to them about anything, but you end...
    snorre snorre 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I never felt like this before, i have alot of people around me and i spend most of my time around people.. I feel so alone and as if nothing matters anymore. Is it because i...
    zz0828 zz0828 18-21, F Dec 3

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    some think because God answers our prayers we are exempt from trials and tribulation ,,this is not so ,just the opposite ,,,we are in a battle with dark forces ,, just...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 12

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    There are many things over a span of years that I have allowed to be said about me, and to me by members of this site. I have told you repeatedly that I do not speak out to...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I need help being turned into a girl please help me
    jamespeterson30 jamespeterson30 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I. Need some one to talk about me being a sissy with
    jamespeterson30 jamespeterson30 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    So, I'm out alone at Kareoke....never really gone anywhere in public alone. Outside of like in transit to work or something. Not this time. I fully knew noone would be meeting me...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21