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I Need Alone Time

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

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

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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

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    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

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am comfortable spending time alone. This doesn't mean that I can't enjoy time with others but sometimes I can do things easier without having to divide my attention. For example...
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    I work as GSR. during my breaks I would rather sit in my car and be alone. I think a lot and I connect with my spiritual side a lot. but when I go out there again.. my true self...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29

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    Yes. OMG, yes. This doesn't mean I don't enjoy being around people; in fact, I'm incredibly social, it's just I need my space. And a lot of it. #sorrynotsorry
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    brian275 brian275 26-30, M May 2

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    Ways I like to wind down/award myself after a long day: -- Music + hot coffee + paint through the night -- Find somewhere quiet + play on my ukulele -- Go for a long walk + amuse...
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    lifespadawan lifespadawan 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 19 hrs ago

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    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11

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    This morning, like he has every morning for the last decade, my 86-year-old grandfather picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk and took it to my grandmother. This morning...
    cluemisa cluemisa 18-21, F Apr 27

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