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I Need My Alone Time

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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

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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 41-45, M May 19

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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

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    bella4028 bella4028 18-21, F May 9, 2014

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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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    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

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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

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

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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, F May 29

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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

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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, 2014

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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

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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

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    I'm a career person make over 6 figures a year, I'm in Lake Buena Vista for 10 weeks with work, all I'm looking for is great quality boi, and a solid connect. I'm used to the dope...
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    I feel guilty and lonely. My husband of 5 months has chronic pain and is medicated 24/7. He manages to get to work most days, is always cheerful with my children, our family and...
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    I do need to get something off my chest but I'd only do it with someone I feel very comfortable with, the problem is that I don't really feel comfortable with anyone :/ It sucks...
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    I haven't been feeling happy lately. I feel really alone. I have so many friends and people to talk to here on EP but in reality I don't have that at all. I had a break up not...
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    This girl messages my phone quite a few times. Telling me she has been having sex with my bf on and off for the past 2 years. I'm so confused and upset because my bf Denys...
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    I miss my vacation!! I had the most amazing time there. The view form my hotel was amazing. I met a lot of new people there and i miss them so much so I guess i must to wait one...
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    where my heart rests. I get so emotionally attached to things to people that I forget to accept that which can not remain forever. Things will come and go and so do people. I have...
    serenityofcontemplation serenityofcontemplation 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Ugh! I've been trying to get a job for a long time now and the first time I got an interview was with a company I had never heard of and never contacted before. Turned out, after...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I don't know i seems can't madly in love no more. I've loved once, first love that wasn't sweet at all. He didn't love me back even he hated me just because he knew i had a feeling...
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    Everyone will be alone someday, living on in memories only.
    RebellioustoanEnd RebellioustoanEnd 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I only get a few seconds warning from the need to actually peeing with no way of controlling it so I am in nappies all the time.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M 16 hrs ago

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    There's no need to talk, I just want to feel close to someone and not be alone when I'm stuck down in that bad place in my mind.
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Yep...I'm so done...why can't I just be happy with myself. Always need someone else, I'm so pathetic.
    georgia5656 georgia5656 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    What's worse than sleeping alone? Waking up with no one really there....
    Jayvee832 Jayvee832 26-30, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    mehhh . I'm alone again , naturally
    BaconOmelette BaconOmelette 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Into the Dark with my peripatetic soul an aliped wayfarer Wholly waywise~Bested-Alone Seeking then the King of my concupiscence Balefully searching, amoral my soul A wanton...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 22 hrs ago

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    Mostly it just feels like I'm talking to myself anyway. Living life inside my mind is the only existence I've known, sometimes I think about being an animal with fewer brain cells...
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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