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I Need Alone Time

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Mar 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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...
    duplexoutlet duplexoutlet 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 30, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Apr 10, 2013

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    I have social anxiety. Being alone is what that is. And having social anxiety also means you love being alone. And hate being around people. In that way I love being alone. But I...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    i walk alone ... i talk alone
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M Jul 26

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    I think it's healthy to have a time out on a regular basis. Some people take a time out by getting lost in a good movie. I get lost in a book. A distraction for a few hours is...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F Aug 3

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    It's just really refreshing to just stay home and relax. Don't have to worry about anything or anyone. It's just nice to have a day away from everything and do what you want.
    Seaaaturtle Seaaaturtle 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Hehe. When I go home it is more likely that once I get inside, I will never go out for the whole duration. Even if I have chores or that I need to go out for something I'll be...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I enjoy being alone sometimes. Like right now i'm alone and loving it. I need that time to unwind and just relax without noone else around.
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    My Friends To Remove Me From Their Circle... Or maybe I should just do it myself... Either way I think it's about time for some alone time... And I don't really need the only...
    InfectedCore InfectedCore 56-60, M Jul 28

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    I love my boyfriend terribly, but sometimes it amazes me the fact that I can't share certain things with him because he simply doesn't seem to understand...Like how much I love...
    PauPolis PauPolis 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I'll be home around 545 est, anyone want to join me for some naughty alone-time fun then???
    Jcchris321 Jcchris321 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I like my alone time now and then, but seeing a group of my (once) I think?, friends is really upsetting. And seeing the one person there who I was basically my friend and I was...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    My family is here from out of town but I just want to stay in my room upstairs. I'm feeling anti social and I just want some alone time. But of course that makes my mother think...
    okjackie okjackie 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I've always been that way. I am just a very solitary person. I enjoy others' company, but I always gotta have my alone time.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I need your time. When everything's wrong, You make it right. I feel so high. I come alive. I need to be free with you tonight, I need your love. - Ellie Goulding
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    My mother treats me more as her friend than a daughter. She always shows off her "affection" for my other siblings in front of me.   My father wasn't in my life after I turned...
    pepero17 pepero17 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It has always been this way. Just a pit of despair that has me trapped. When I talk to people and have fun, I forget about these feelings for a while. Sadly, once they leave, it...
    NiennaG125 NiennaG125 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    For the last two years I've been hungry, hungry for love hungry for someone to feel the same way as me. Where is that person. Do these people even exists?! Things in life get...
    rebecca1624 rebecca1624 22-25, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am feeling so alone, no matter how many people are really around me. I have 2 kids and a partner. I also live in a house with my family, a total of 8 people. I feel I need more...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F Jul 23

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    I'm feeling so unappreciated and alone. My mom has cancer and has for the past 8 years, my dad isn't around- he left ages ago. I'm 16 and have spent most of my life taking care of...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    I have recently been struggling to come to terms with a situation I couldn't have envisage one bit. So here's my story from the very beginning and viewed from my side of the fence...
    ACC77 ACC77 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been with my GF for about 5 months now. There are no problems in the relationship thus far. We get along well, share a lot of interests, and are generally supportive of one...
    Sdg9791 Sdg9791 31-35, M Jul 29

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    I have a boyfriend. This is my first relationship. I'm still pretty young. I'm a college student But right now I'm a full time lifeguard and swimming instructor My little job on...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I drink alone. I do so all the time. To be perfectly honest, i prefer drinking alone to drinking in the presence of other people. I simply don't see what the issue is. It is a...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    (Note-I know I am NOT alone, there are many like me, and worse than me. This is simply the BEST topic to post this story under) I'm not really living. I'm just killing time. I...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T Jul 24

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    Hi, t this is gonna be a bit of a story, sorry, thanks for reading, I am terrified. Three years ago I was 18, graduating high school and travelling south with a girl I loved. When...
    illusive223 illusive223 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 26

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    Wow I haven't written in a while... Well... I guess I'm alone again. I guess I need someone to talk to again. So here I am. So my aunt, cousin, and cousins' stepdad all went to...
    secrets1can2be3told secrets1can2be3told 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23