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I Need My Alone Time

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    Howls From The Hills

    Yeah on some days I need my alone time from the world and everything in it. I'm not always like that but most of the time I am, I just like being away from everybody and their BS. Sometimes I just sit in the dark and listen to some good music while sipping on some cold beer, I...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Mar 4, 2013

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    At the end of the day,

    why am I feeling baffled/unsettled? Like, I am self-rectiminating; did I do something bad? Why do I feel the cheerfulness is drained from me? I feel abnormal for being so weak.
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I Spend A Lot Of Time Alone

    It's just easier. I don't have to deal with other people or their opinions of me. When I'm alone, I don't need permission to do anything or to have irrelevant conversations about nothing I care about. I don't like people and I don't like living with them, either.
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F Oct 4, 2012

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    What impact does it have on people not to be

    able to find you at all? I'm sort of in that space. I'm deleting everything, all my social networks. To sort of re-group and then come back in a few months. I want to lose weight and find happiness. Is this dramatic of me to delete myself though? I just don't wanna be tempted to...
    marthabenzis marthabenzis 22-25, F 1 Response May 4

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    Alone But Not Lonely

    My alone time is very important to me. Especially after an evening with dinner or overnight guests. I like to have people around but lately a whole lot seem suffocating. To some I may appear antisocial when I escape to our front veranda for solace and fresh air when I'm cooking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    My Time For Escape

    I am usually doing multiple things at once. Texting, chatting, reading, writing, working, helping out my mom, taking care of my responsibilities, etc. Sometimes I just need a break to do one thing at a time and be care free unapologetically :) There is not a more freeing feeling...
    CelticKarma CelticKarma 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    I Do Well During The Day, But At Night ...

    At night I definitely NEED some alone time.It's not like this for me every night because of course, it depends on what I did that day.
    SunFlowerSunrise SunFlowerSunrise 18-21, F Dec 30, 2012

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    bella4028 bella4028 18-21, F May 9

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    My Life is filled with people.

    I have a huge family and many friends in my life. Sometimes I just want to disappear away from them all. To have a little quiet time. Just to be able to think without anyone filling my head with anything. I get overloaded and don't know how to handle things. My depression is...
    sweetgirl4u sweetgirl4u 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I will always help people and be there. God knows I love looking after people and helping them feel they have someone there and to talk to about their problems etc, but sometimes I...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    Personally I think alone time is needed for everyone!!! I've found especially after a break up, you need time alone to find yourself again :)
    Chevy1973 Chevy1973 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Why do we have such a difficult time leaving bad, unhealthy relationships even tho it's for the very best? I was in a relationship for 5 years, engaged for about 1 of those years...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I need my time alone. No distractions, obligations or things to deal with. I do not enjoy the Idea of being always alone though. I miss having someone to care about me,do things...
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 1 Response Oct 9

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    I wish me and my boyfriend had more time to spend together. I'm a full time student and I work and he has 2 jobs. We're both so busy but the crazy thing, it's always at opposite...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Oct 22

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    For the most part I enjoy being on my own. I'm a nurse who works on a busy neurology unit, so I get my fair share of socializing and stimulation from people at work. When I get a...
    nurseling nurseling 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm not feeling all that well today, I have had a headache on and offly since two days ago. My boyfriend is kinda worrying me, he seems down and it makes me sad. It also makes me a...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21

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    Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your head already knows!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I have been working this job 4 yrs & my hours change a lot, hardly home on the wkend with my daughter! I really need day time job & make more money! The money I make goes to bills...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Every day, Monday through Friday, I am here at work. I am VERY thankful to have a job, it is a blessing. It's just that my work requires the use of CB radios, and we have one...
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Does anyone know anything about salivary gland virus'? How long they're meant to make u feel ill for? Sicky since last fri, doc on mon n it's fri again an I've only just been able...
    Cherron954 Cherron954 22-25 6 days ago

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    I've been working really hard this semester. I wish I could work harder, but I already miss a lot of sleep and I need to have a little time to be with some friends. I just took an...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know what I need anymore. I'm failing to manage my life in a way that is healthy and sustainable. I don't have any time to relax. I really want to vent.
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 2 Responses 39 mins ago

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    I have no real people to turn to. The internet helps though. people on the web are the nicest I have ever met and they help me. talk to me, but its not enough. I want to be able to...
    ShhhAnon ShhhAnon 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I go to sleep alone. I wake up alone. I eat alone. I drive to work alone. I come home alone. I'm working at a job I used to love. Its my first employment of many to last well over...
    slait slait 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 20

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    was awake for 36hrs straight, slept 4hrs, and again I'm awake for like 28hrs now. Strange thing is I'm feeling good, not tired at all. Maybe I'll just try to make it 48hrs this...
    ryan015 ryan015 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I feel alone, unsure of myself and what to do. It was a great weekend, I watched the dogs while you were away with your husband. You came home and you were fine. I left and went to...
    corkzin corkzin 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I'm friends with this girl who has a older brother that just moved from Alberta. I talked and hungout with both of them together a few times and a night when I didn't have my son I...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    I've made so many friends throughout the past three years and a lot of them are really close to me. But I only have 2 really close friends that have been with me since elementary...
    charcoaldove charcoaldove 13-15, F Oct 22

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    There is beauty in all, and there is the ugly. Neither exist in solitary corners. Neither can survive without the other. There is balance in all thing, and we seek equilibrium...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 11

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    I'm going to tell you guys my perspective on how my depression came to what it is now. This is going to take a while. five years back, I was then 10/11 years old. I had a group...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F Oct 15

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    Keep low profile, keep lower expectations, disappointment is part of life. You will feel miserable at times, you will feel lost, you will find yourself trapped in your decisions...
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 2

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    I am a Loner. I was born as kid who did not have many friends in the neighbor to hang out with; yet I was a bright kid - as people said. As a kid, I was considered cheerful...
    mischievousloner mischievousloner 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I'm an Army wife and I'm 18 years old. Sadly I can't be with my husband like I wish I could. The only time I don't feel alone is when I have my husband. My family isn't currently...
    xwewereinfinite xwewereinfinite 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I’ve been with the same person for thirty years. I knew very early on that we were a mismatch, but twenty-six years ago, when I told him that we should go our separate ways, he...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 15 Responses Oct 14

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    mid 50's woman with grown kids and alone, in a new home me and my sweetheart bought, so very far away from him. i am an artist, so i work alone and now, i am finding myself...
    buddagirl buddagirl 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm in desperate need of company, the way I'm living is getting more and more unhealthy. I don't go to school, I have no job and I don't have any friends who I speak to regularly...
    caraacakes caraacakes 16-17, F Oct 1

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    I want to be loved and love someone so bad. I hate going to bed alone, I hate crying alone & I hate having a bad day & not having anyone to tell about it. I want to cuddle, say I...
    ashleej88 ashleej88 26-30, F Oct 6

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    I have no one in my whole life ,with whom I can talk. No one to love,to share,to care. I am all alone. Tried many times buy always disappointments. Is it fate or what I dont know...
    divich01 divich01 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    It's times like this when I am alone at night that I realize I am alone and I more than likely will remain alone forever, I always had a feeling that I would die alone. Alls I have...
    Dickard101 Dickard101 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I feel lost at times like im not sure what to do anymore. I can be around all my frineds and famaly but ill still feel alone. Ive tried talking to people and it seems like it...
    arias831 arias831 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I met this guy I was still married. I was looking to get out of my marriage, and my attraction to him was a good reason to force my own hand. We first slept together a week...
    laniegirl84 laniegirl84 26-30, F Oct 1

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    Have so many friends and yet in the mist of it all as I need someone...I have no one!! no one to talk to no one to share my day with, no one to tell how I feel, especially on a...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I am sitting on my dining table, sipping from my cup of coffee and thinking about the ups and downs in my life lately. I am reflecting on my mistakes and on the pain I put myself...
    iamv1991 iamv1991 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I'm just sitting here, home alone like I am every day all the time. No family close by. Boyfriend lives with me but he works all the time and I feel very distant from him. It's...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, F 2 days ago