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I Need My Alone Time

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just need time for myself. Everything is just making me overwhelmed with life. Got school, then family, the whole moving from another place, Theater, and there are just people...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Sep 1

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    My husband and I dated for almost 2 years before we got married. When we were dating, he wanted to spend every waking minute of the day with me. We even gave our virginity to each...
    MStinson713 MStinson713 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    If you feel like we are talking to much and that I am getting to clingy and you don't want that. If you want some space please just let me know and I will give you what you want...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    “Just take my hand, lead, dance with me...and I will simply follow the blueness of the water, the white waves rolling free...where the earth beneath my feet and stars make my...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    23 Things Why Spending Time Alone Is Awesome! by Jamie Varon, a Thought Catalog West Coast Producer, a writer and a coffee lover. 1. A weekend in which you have no plans, no...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Sep 7

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    People often ask me what I am gonna do over the weekend and I hate this stupid question. It is because I don’t know! I don’t make lots of plans to spend the entire weekend...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I've had an account here at experience project for a while now and never been the type to get "active" on such sites or forums regardless of my interest in other people and their...
    sash227 sash227 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm at a huge university. I try to make friends here but just prefer sitting in my dorm listening to music, working on homework, playing video games, and writing songs. I don't get...
    KMassam KMassam 18-21, M Sep 3

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    i get so little privacy anymore that i'd rather use the alone time to relax and just be me when ever it's available. i'm around so many people all of the time at work and at home...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I know that it is often looked down upon or not understood, but I cherish my alone time. I can process my thoughts, relax, read, whatever I want to do, because my time is my own...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've always enjoyed my alone time. Nowadays, I have more of it, not through choice particularly, but oh well. Having to socialise for long periods is getting tiring. It does come...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    First of everything, there it is nothing interesting to do in my town, so why bother. And second, I like having "alone time", because truly, what a place full of annoying people I...
    DildoSlut DildoSlut 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need part time work. I need to earned. Please, can you help me?
    gracegodduaghter gracegodduaghter 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I never realised when I built walls around myself. Last year I broke friendship with a girl cuz she said hell of shiit about my mom who's the dearest to me. And she had been a part...
    prisonbreaktempt prisonbreaktempt 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm suffering from depression and I cut myself and it only seems to be getting worse. My "best friend" doesn't seem to care. Neither does anyone else. I help everyone with personal...
    DarkSoul9 DarkSoul9 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Never turning any heads. I'm a "nice guy" -boring and pedestrian. Friendly, even witty, once you get to know me. But that takes a while and in a world with Tinder and split-second...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have no desire to date at the moment, but when I do I won't choose out of desperation. I've never been desperate enough to just settle for anything. I'd rather be single, than...
    sweetaura sweetaura 26-30 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just need someone who really cares about me, a shoulder to lean on, no need to say / do anything just sit right next to me in silence until I feel really calm. Somehow...
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Sometimes the beauty of nature stalls my thinking... It makes me realise how alone a human being can be at times... 
    HPage HPage 46-50, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I hate being near with drunk people. I find it annoying. Especially if it's my boyfriend. My bf soon to be husband like to get wasted. He's acting like some college boys. He'd...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Just to get me away from gibbering on this site. In the old days people would (occasionally!) say to me in the pub or wherever: "you should write a book" This was code of course...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Maybe just a place other than my bathroom some where quiet and peaceful that I can just go away and stare and think maybe the beach I can do all that I just want to be left alone...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    First of all. Money, to me, is only a resource that allows me to live where I live, buy food, gas, etc. I have been rich, I have not had a cent to my family name, yet money never...
    RegicideJester RegicideJester 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Been thinking about the same women for a couples years now. I hate it. I mostly think about the things I should have said and done. I want to say I miss her but I got the closure I...
    Chazzyy Chazzyy 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    ("Let me explain this to you. Because you need to know this!") Daniel 7:20; I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head, and about the other horn that came up, before...
    ifyouseekamyxxx ifyouseekamyxxx 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have to. I have nowhere to go. Everyone in my house leaves without telling me. I guess I could be happy about having the house to myself, but it's empty. Why would I be happy...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I did it today, out of fear. I was in the bathroom, walking to the toilet, but beforeI could, someone pounded on thee door. I thought I was home alone.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Is it so weird to be alone?
    anenomies anenomies 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of trying. I'm just wasting time and space.
    Lexi3is0dreaming Lexi3is0dreaming 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I always enjoy being alone until i saw everybody around me having their own bestfriends and their own groups and i just sit there all by myself .. How pathetic
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    Our God is always here to help us and by calling to Him for assistance He is able to do that anytime. At some point in our lives, we are likely to find ourselves asking for help...
    anghel77 anghel77 36-40, F Sep 17

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    A friend contacted me recently, saying "I've had nothing but people coming to me with problems this week, and I'm emotionally drained. How on earth do you stay so damned cheerful...
    Dannage Dannage 36-40, M 20 hrs ago

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    Some-days, I feel that I am the loneliest person in the world. Now, that “in the world” feeling may be a bit of hyper-collegiate over-dramatisme, of latent-teenage psychopathy...
    Newydd Newydd 18-21 Sep 11

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    Lately, I've had some people ask me why I don't talk to them as much anymore. I've had people ask me if something is wrong when I tell them I don't want to hang out. I appreciate...
    cmill357 cmill357 16-17, F Sep 11

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    Hey, everyone. My names Nikki from a small town where everyone knows each other. I've found this forum several times whilst typing random things into google, so I thought I'd...
    NikkiH94 NikkiH94 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 20

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    Today is one of those days. I M the shoulder to lean on or the ear that listens. I am proud that those around me feel secure i confiding in me. Today, I need a little TLC, but it...
    SerendipityTheMuse SerendipityTheMuse 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    Back in July, i moved away from my home of 10 years. My mother got engaged and is getting married, she also moved to the same place. I suppose you can say i followed her. I am...
    missrng missrng 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I think it can be viewed as a personality flaw to admit that you like spending time alone. We live in a society that celebrates being an extrovert and being as social as possible...
    Kikiface22 Kikiface22 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One of the things my mother used to do in order to assert control over me was to abandon me. She did it regularly. She didn't start until I was old enough to be able to take the...
    itsu526 itsu526 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    Being alone is when I truly feel like I can be myself. No judgements, no one needing me, no one annoying me. I'm on my schedule, my time, I can do what I please. It's just so hard...
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am getting depressed going to college right now. I cry for even the smallest reason right now and miss my family like crazy. I try and hang with people to keep my mind off of...