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I Need My Alone Time

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    Every few months I need to be alone.

    often book a hotel and spend entire days in bed just relaxing. ..its bliss
    pmax2000 pmax2000 31-35, M Nov 6, 2015

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    I wish I could just take some time off.

    ..I mean "off": No family, no work, no bills, no mental illness, no stress/worries...Just me, a quiet room, my thoughts (and some Vivaldi). I'm one of those people that requires solitary time to deal with the social elements of life.
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    bella4028 bella4028 18-21, F May 9, 2014

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    not from any specific person,

    but in general. well actually, basically just time away from my family. But my friends also put a tole on me every so often. I need to have my alone time, my "me" time... I found myself putting so much energy into making sure everyone else was okay, that I didn't have any...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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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 eyes are closed...

    Surrounded in my own darkness known only to me. Familiar...only to me. I hear the sounds of the wind all around. I imagine the affect it has to everything in its presence....its purpose. It has great strength and capable of putting things in motion, repositioning things...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I am very social and love to be around others

    but I do also like some me time to direct my thoughts. Not much to ask!!?
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 46-50, M May 19, 2015

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    If you happen to see me on a couch,

    reading, sitting on my laptop blasting music like I'm trying to drown in it or furiously mashing buttons on my 3DS, DO NOT BOTHER ME. I've probably had a rough day (or at least an interactive one) and I'm trying to have some alone time. I'm quick to anger and almost always...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15 May 29, 2015

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    It's not like I want to be alone all the time,

    but things can get pretty ugly if I don't get at least SOME alone time. Even if I'm with my favorite people in the entire world, eventually I'll just need to be alone for the sake of mental stability
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2015

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    It gets more awkward

    when I need my head space because I'm in a relationship and I just shut off..she understands but always makes me feel rubbish. I think it's time to say goodbye to my alone time...
    Aimeemcb Aimeemcb 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2015

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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 26-30, F 1 Response May 4, 2014

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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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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    Finally! Kids are asleep.

    Husband is out of town . I have wine.... and chocolate ..... and music ... Feeling much better ! I had missed my alone time :)
    Niloofari Niloofari 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 22

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    Even before I got (willingly) sucked into this

    EP vortex, I was a person that liked my own company, my own thoughts, the silence or the loud music cranking, it didn't matter, it was just me, and I adored it. Now this internet thing seems like it's taking up so many minutes of time that should be used for real world activity...
    BrokenViking BrokenViking 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    I really enjoy and think its positive.

    I definetely love meditation and reading at a park. Makes me feel amazingly happy
    daddyinasuit2 daddyinasuit2 26-30, M Jan 23, 2015

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    I really do! I can only do

    so much people time and then I just need to go recharge. yes the people make a difference on the recharge time. Lol
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2015

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    No actually.. When I hurt.

    . I don't want to be alone..
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    Sometimes I feel my rage

    and depression missing me, calling to me from the dark corners of my mind.
    Benchillada Benchillada 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2015

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    **** my entire life..

    . I'm gonna flip... Seriously. Why me... Why Was I made so ******* ugly?!!! Why haven't I already died.. Why can't I just not exist.. Idek what I'm saying anymore.. I'm ****** up..
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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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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    MiAlai MiAlai 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    As I get older, I'm finding

    that I really yearn for my 'Alone Time' especially if my day has been hectic or is going to be hectic. I just do what I want to do, get my head around various issues being either yesterday's, today's or tomorrow's. It is also a good time for to chill out with some music if I...
    CJC78 CJC78 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everyone needs some time alone.

    Even in a relationship or a marriage, it's very important to remember who you are. Don't change for anyone but for yourself. Dont ditch your hobbies and interests for someone new. The time a part is beneficial, and needed. Of not, it can lead to suffocation and resentment from...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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    hi guys! So I am 28 and i've been always a

    loner. At first when I was a teen I would try to make friends and its not that I can make friends but I long for real friendship, the life time kind of friendship, time passed and I still look for it in people but it is very rare to find I wander why. Today I kind of got used to...
    Camehashi Camehashi 26-30, F Jan 5

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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...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Mar 4, 2013

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    I am really starting to feel cursed.

    I have a husband, daughter, part time stepdaughter. I have been trying to get one day alone for years. one. a few days would be great but one will do. I get about 1 weekday off a month, when everyone else is at school or work. every single one of those days, for YEARS something...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    I have been blessed with an amazing husband

    and we have 4 beautiful children... but my alone time keeps everything in check. I need time just soaking up my own thoughts, enjoying my own company and not forgetting who I am. I think as wives and mothers we often become "Mrs. Soandso" or "Eli's mom" ...and our own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27, 2015

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    okay guys, I need you to understand something

    if you think you want to be friends with me. In interest of open, honest communication. If you are my friend, or just a casual chatter looking for a good possible hook up.( not looking for a hookup, by the way just in case any one is listening....is this thing on) I need to...
    whispernred whispernred 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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    Being alone is great but sometimes, it is very lonely.
    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, F 6 hrs ago

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    Bought groceries two days ago and I explored a part of the liquor section. Now I got beers of multiple brands. I was just out drinking at a bar with friends around 12 hours ago but...
    jenna4xa jenna4xa 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes we all need to go outside on a sunny day, take a walk and leave our worries at home. I did that today for the first time in a long time. I spend so much of my time...
    Jazzy1234 Jazzy1234 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    i need a gamer gf to runaway to me with so we can play together and i wont be alone and depressed
    warcraftlover16 warcraftlover16 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I was pregnant for the first time in my life. It wasn't planned and I was so scared when I found out. I regret not being as happy as I should've been when they told me I had a...
    ritz95x ritz95x 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Alright. Yesterday started off great. I was so exhausted that I didn't wake up at all until my alarm went off at 1pm. Then I saw my friend had messaged me asking if I'd like to...
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