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I Need "Me" Time to Recharge

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 288 People

    I Don't Dislike Other People But...

    It's been hard for my spouse, my friends and some members of my family to understand but there are times when being around too many people where I have to make or listen to conversation for too long makes me shut down. I'm sociable, likeable, easy to get along with. I'm not...
    IndigoSpirit IndigoSpirit 41-45 Feb 18, 2010

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    Of Course I Do..

    All the time. I can't stay around other people for too long before I get emotionally and physically exhausted lol, they just wear me out. My 'me' time always consists of music (like Paramore, t.A.T.u., or Evanescence), drawing/painting, and alot of thinking. Often I'll turn my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    I Need To Meditate

    i recharge by doing meditation i am currently in a Meditation class i have been meditating for nine months now it helps me
    nbphelps nbphelps 31-35, M Sep 8, 2011

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    Time-out!

    After a work week like i had.. all i want, need is to have a ME time. I have served, cleaned, cared for everyone, things, responibilities, chores, whatever! My four legged kids are needing my attention... and all i wish is ... to do as i want for me. ..and that is to sit still...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Recharging The "me" Battery

    Sometimes I just like to get away from everyone and leave myself some time to think. I can't handle it if I can't keep to myself for one time a day. It would be kind of painful. Sometimes it's like a side effect, I start crying. Sometimes I don't know why, sometimes I do. But it...
    freedomallgone freedomallgone 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Escapism.

    Thought I'd share my story here too, originally in a comments section of this community (which I'm so glad exists): I'm by nature a social person I love being around people and conversing, going out and doing social activities. But that's just one side of me. Sometimes I...
    HalcyonGeisha HalcyonGeisha 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Once again i fell for the *******.

    This time is goodbye for good . I tested him and appearantly he wasnt serious. I realized these past two years was just wasted on pure idiotic games of cat and mouse. This cat aint trying to get the mouse anymore . He can find the cheese to his life . I am sorry but its true...
    iheartlovesyou iheartlovesyou 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I really really do not like the way my life is going right now. At the present time the amount of "me" time I get is ZERO! The husband never leaves the house, he is ALWAYS home. I go out to work, but that is not "me" time since I have to be there and I have to be around other...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 28, 2012

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    Me Time

    I am incredibly shy... I can tolerate being around other people, but after a little while I get overwhelmed, and I have to be by myself. Some people think I am rude, because all of a sudden I will pretty much just run away. But I am not rude, I am just afraid of people. People...
    JulieJu JulieJu 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    I have a rich interior dialog..if I stopped to explain it , the fun would be over..I accept this, so should anyone who wants to get to know me...beyond a surface level.
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    She claims were so close. But in reality were not. She believes school comes before my physical health. Thats why ive given up on school bc she is expecting so much its...
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    Sitting here on the couch. I will be 32 in two days. I feel like I have not accomplished much in my life. As a little girl I dreamed of having 3 kids(2 boys 1 girl), a husband who...
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Sometimes, I wonder why I do this. I go on here, or Twitter. Talk with people about pointless bs, and eventually, it all turns into a big moral crusade. Raging at people who'll...
    ShogunInTheShadows ShogunInTheShadows 22-25, M Nov 19

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    9th post. My second daughter was born in 1997, very cute, but then again babies are so adorable. Their innocence always gets me. I discharged early from hospital, like I had done...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Nov 19

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    Please do not add me if you are overly needy.I'm sorry if you message me 20 times a day ,and i don't respond to all your PM's .I try to respond to everyone but it gets hard...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 21

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    theres this guy on my school running teams who i almost dated a year ago, but i kinda just gave up with him because of some other guy i met over a weekend who didnt even live in...
    nataliekatherine nataliekatherine 16-17 1 Response Dec 8

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    So, this is kind of a long story, but I really just need to get it off my chest. I haven't had anyone to talk to about all this. This whole thing started with my boyfriend texting...
    TaeDD TaeDD 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I want to tell the people my childhood story and why I'm so depressed. Let's start by saying hello, my name is Justin. I was born in Des Moines Iowa November 11th 1991. I am a...
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 27

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    34th post. First off I just want to say a huge thankyou from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you that read my 32nd and 33rd posts, and messaged me or commented...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I am a sophomore in high school. I have NO friends. I sit alone at breaks and lunch. I am afraid of talking and starting conversations. I have bad asthma and get really dizzy often...
    DavidDG DavidDG 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey man, I once had a best friend during the summer. We were literally the best of friends, we would go to the park and text all day and even call. She was a girl and I had a...
    powerhourboy powerhourboy 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ok i think i needed up big time. Thing is today one of my female friends was feeling sad and she wouldn't tell me what was bothering her. She told me that she didn't want to...
    Thatrandompersonme1 Thatrandompersonme1 16-17, M 16 hrs ago

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    The early part of this past year was plagued by fights between me and my girlfriend, Nicole. We were traveling to work together and I saw things I never thought I'd see, even...
    mike584 mike584 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Judgemental .. narrow minded .. this is not what EP should be. If you are one of those, don't find happiness in destroying people. It's weak. It's cowardly. It's shameful. I live...
    Maslisa Maslisa 18-21, F 15 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think my ex still has feelings .I was friends with him before I dated him.We dated a month broke it off because I was young and stupid.we stop talking for years we reconnected we...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    To move on from something that had happen for 2 years and constantly be reminded of it everyday as long as I'm with you will take time. So give me the time and I'll be fine.
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M Dec 9

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    I am a 28 years boy I got married three months before but there is a problem there is no physical relationship between me and my wife I tried meny timed to talk toher in this...
    22111984vadodara 22111984vadodara 26-30, M Nov 24

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    Yeah this is me any time the temps are over 55 degrees I am willing to work outdoors naked. I feel closer to nature without clothes and when I feel closer to nature I feel closer...
    georgiokr georgiokr 56-60, M Dec 7

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    As a rule yes. I was raised not to "bother" people and it is amazing how that mindset remains even at this age. I work at it, but my awkwardness tends to be off-putting to most. I...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I really don't care. I accepted way back that not everyone is going to like me. Sure it may have bothered me a time or two. Now What bothers me is people who pretend to like me but...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F Nov 29

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    Eventually you need to take care of your loved ones who are aging. As we grow older we look for the need for self-reliance and concentration at the job, however we don’t want...
    MargePabich MargePabich 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    Today was the last day of school and everything was going great until one of my classmates decide to say to my girlfriend ''it's time to lick her out'' and I felt kind of awkward...
    yoursecretlifestyle yoursecretlifestyle 13-15, F 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    59th post. A few years back I used to work for a major insurance company. I had just gotten a transfer into the city, and I had been appointed to the new position of a learning and...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I can't even make a quick trip to stores to buy just some fruit anymore! And don't get me started on the part that I work in a store and have to ring up young men's items. I...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    so there is this one guy I really like and we have been going out for a couple of times. However, somehow I feel he is not being honest with me. One night we went out and it was...
    Lila2088 Lila2088 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    i have seen people on Ep saying how their lonely and need advice or a friend to talk to. and i'd like to say that i'm always here for you to PM if you want to talk about a problem...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    i have have been in 2 relationships in 4 years (bearing in mind I'm only 18). one of which lasted for 3.5 years, the other for 2 months (which i will come onto later). the 3.5...
    E5RedViper E5RedViper 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    With the everyday fast pace of life, I am a single dad of tree awesome teenage kids which we are all trying to get adjusted to this big change from 6 months ago. With work, their...
    superdad41 superdad41 41-45, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Me and my boyfriend have been dating for 3 and a half years. He proposed to me 4 months ago but I don't feel like he really cares about me. We don't see each other all week because...
    krissy112 krissy112 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Before we get married, we have had chances to meet each other thrice or four time between engagement and wedding. She shared so many things about her and her life and her family...
    esskayindian4u esskayindian4u 36-40 1 hr ago

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    I feel like the entire world is just boring. I have not felt a spark of interest in a very long time. I just feel numb.
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    Before you add me to your circle, you must know a few things about me. First and foremost is that my name does not lie. I am, and always have been the blasphemous optimist. If...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    1. I am often very passionate when it comes to my opinions and expressing myself 2. Said passion sometimes overwhelms people 3. It’s extraordinarily hard to gain my loyalty 4...
    SilenceEvermore SilenceEvermore 22-25 1 hr ago

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    Ok so, Im having a great time with friends, and then i catch a glimpse of myself in a shop window or something and i remember that i am me. I don't feel ugly, fat or anything i...
    ilikesurfingandheavymetal ilikesurfingandheavymetal 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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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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