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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 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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    bella4028 bella4028 18-21, F May 9, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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 4 days ago

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes, I want to just leave everything and everyone else behind... Just go somewhere nobody knows me and somewhere I won't have to make time for anyone or anything else but...
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F May 13

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    I am comfortable spending time alone. This doesn't mean that I can't enjoy time with others but sometimes I can do things easier without having to divide my attention. For example...
    SandyDandy1968 SandyDandy1968 46-50, F 1 Response May 4

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    people kind of get the wrong idea about introverts I think, I mean I'm an introvert yetI love talking and making jokes and stuff, I just need to be alone so I can recharge..
    fawnathewolf fawnathewolf 13-15, F Apr 27

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    I work as GSR. during my breaks I would rather sit in my car and be alone. I think a lot and I connect with my spiritual side a lot. but when I go out there again.. my true self...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29

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    Yes. OMG, yes. This doesn't mean I don't enjoy being around people; in fact, I'm incredibly social, it's just I need my space. And a lot of it. #sorrynotsorry
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Often...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 12 Responses Apr 24

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    When I picked my mood for this, I thought lonely would be the obvious choice. I spend a lot of time at work, it's very stressful. When I leave work I come home and even though I...
    brian275 brian275 26-30, M May 2

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    Ways I like to wind down/award myself after a long day: -- Music + hot coffee + paint through the night -- Find somewhere quiet + play on my ukulele -- Go for a long walk + amuse...
    girlwithhat girlwithhat 22-25, F May 7

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    Im terrified of social situations most of the time and prefer to be home but I feel lonely a lot. I need deep conversation and people i can connect with, but as I mature, my...
    TrystiBishop TrystiBishop 16-17 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love being by myself... It has become more and more desirable for me to spend time alone. There is so much peace in quiet. Though there are some who thrive in the noise, drama...
    lifespadawan lifespadawan 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love spending time on my own; I love to draw, read, write in my diary, and just watch my favourite programs on TV. I'd love to find somewhere nice to go walking alone, so I can...
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11

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    I would rather stay home than go out, not because I'm antisocial or depressed. I just prefer it, even if ive got a bunch of people over doin what we do goin out, drinking, hangin...
    AnnyOnimous AnnyOnimous 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    This morning, like he has every morning for the last decade, my 86-year-old grandfather picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk and took it to my grandmother. This morning...
    cluemisa cluemisa 18-21, F Apr 27

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    For those of you that feel alone and think being in a relationship will make you happy, keep on reading… Up until recently, I have been in long term relationships for the past...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've been crying all night... I can't really take this depression anymore, I cant take whats going on now, I wish she wanted me, I wish I had a life, I wish I didn't have...
    FFPower FFPower 22-25, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I love being at home and alone so I can be at peace, and I don't have to act to please others. So I can be free of of others judgements, lack of acceptance, and anger. So I don't...
    criticalminded criticalminded 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I constantly feel like im alone and i dont undestand what i do wrong. Im surrounded by alot of people but i dont really have a friend. The friends i do have seem too use me for...
    LRT153 LRT153 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Any business that wishes to put themselves in key position on the web should definitely contemplate SEO, or search engine optimization. With SEO a business will be able to force...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I just recently graduated high school this past week. And It feels great.....relieving. My dad and my older brother asked me if I had already signed up for community college this...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've got myself a friend group at school. but it always seems like I'm only there because my friends don't want me to be alone. But the don't include me in anything
    Brando16 Brando16 16-17, M 16 mins ago

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    I think I'm ugly and fat and gross mkay?! I feel like I could never be good enough for you. Something about me feels inherently dirty. And I just want to be loved, okay? And in...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    It’s hard to join a group like this and share an experience. It keeps getting blocked. Why allow such a group then disallow its expression? The expression and need to be...
    RagingHeart123 RagingHeart123 46-50, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    While browsing Tinder (shhhudup lol) I saw this really cute girl! I noticed her bio was a bit weird - I geekily deciphered it to be a verse from a Pokemon theme song. She then...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Favorite movies (Let's see if I can limit ten per theme) 1. ANIMATED 1. Fern Gully 2. Phineas And Ferb The Movie: Across The Second Dimension 3. The Little Mermaid 4. Beauty And...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 25

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    Sitting here and all alone, i cannot help but notice some EPeeps mentioning how lonely they are and even suicidal which got me thinking about my own "loner lifestyle". I'm not your...
    WitchOfWoodStock WitchOfWoodStock 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Going through this hard time and want to let it out without rude comments
    nani1717 nani1717 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    i haven't posted in a long time. i used to post here to howl from the mountaintop, to get all the bad/weird feelings out but now it's many months later and all i feel is sadness...
    WPoS WPoS 46-50, F May 11

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    I apologize ahead of time for this being a lot of petty whining and complaining but I don't have anywhere else to go. Recently, I broke up with my third serious girlfriend because...
    Razdaman Razdaman 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 25

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