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I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

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    Quiet Time....

    There are times when i really need to verbalise what I am thinking - what i am feeling...i thrive on it and those around me can at times get overloaded with my emotions and my over analysis of everything.... But there are other times - when i am really struggling with something...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10, 2008

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    I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

    I need to be alone smetimes, because I am an artist. I focus better when I don't have a whole lot of noise when i am writing.
    OptPower OptPower 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Being Alone A Necessity Sometimes

    There are times when I feel like I need to be alone, whether it be to regroup, rethink, reinvent or retire.  I find this time to be necessary and precious to me as I don't get a lot of alone time anymore.  I get irritated when people think that I am antisocial just...
    Miluna Miluna 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2010

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    Alone

    Since I was a kid I liked to be alone in my room reading or watching tv.  Even on Saturdays when my parents went shopping I use to stay at home.  Even now I like and I need to be alone for some hours I can't imagine being with my partner 24/7.  I usually say that...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I'm pretty sure everyone has times when they just need to be alone. I know I just had a day like that yesterday. I was tired of talking to people constantly and I just needed a break. It's nice to take a break on your own., catch up on a good book.
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F Mar 20, 2008

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    Clear The Cobwebs

    Some times I just need to be alone to clear things out. The day to day stuff gets all jumbled up and I can't think straight.
    Openrange Openrange 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    Adjusting

    I used to be so comfortable with being alone...being able to do whatever I wanted, being able to think freely without distraction, no one around me to control the situation or make me watch something I didn't want to watch on TV. I even enjoyed it. But after adjusting to...
    TwistedVixen TwistedVixen 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2010

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    I Believe That Everyone Needs This... Sometimes...

    I think that to function well as a human being, we all need to be alone sometimes. I don't think it's strange to feel that need, or should I say that I assumed it was a totally natural feeling to want to be alone sometimes. Now that I think about it, are there really people who...
    Buks Buks 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Alone But Not Lonely

    At times I enjoy spending time alone, like today. It allows me the space to get in touch with my true feelings and just feel them without anyone trying to figure me out or inundate me with their agendas for me. Today was quiet but it opened me up to see and feel where I'm at and...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Just to Be.

    Not alert, or , yet, not oblivious; just alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2009

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    Alone Time

    oh my yes everyone needs to have the alone time to much togetherness makes one very grumpy and then you can say things that you dont really mean its just your tired of never having time for yourself to do what you want to do when you cant if your not alone. It is a time just for...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    I can't be with people 24/7.

    I need to be alone sometimes. I don't mind eating alone, or go to to the movies alone, it's okay for me. I have people that I love very, very much, but they are not exception to this. I just need it. You have people you love, but that doesn't change the fact that you need air to...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 1 Response Mar 5

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    We All Need It

    There comes a time when we all need to be alone, time to think, time to gather our thoughts, or merely just sit somewhere and let our minds go blank from the world.  @ times I feel so trapped, confined and almost locked into my life that all i want to do is run as far...
    AngelMercyless AngelMercyless 31-35, F 1 Response May 1, 2010

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    Bound

    Shutting people out is what I do best.  I never realized how depressed I really was until I started dreaming about guns and knives, and how I was going to kill myself.  So I started taking antidepressents which don't do much.  They help a little but I still...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F Jun 27, 2008

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    Alone Sometimes....

    i think that sometimes we need a little time to ourselves,a little me time if you like.its all too easy to get lost in our work or to forget that we need to look out for ourselves,you need to keep track of your own well being.i dont condone loneliness or being alone all the time...
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 17, 2010

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    I Find It Hard to Find Time...

    i like being alone, in fact i need it sometimes, if something is bothering me, i need to find a quiet place and think, sometimes i feel overburdened by the demands people make on me i need to get away from this, and if im alone i am away from all that for even a short period of...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Mar 29, 2008

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    Shimmering Waters

    march on a floating boat and look out towards the sea. it is quiet because you are alone but not completely. you look down in the water and see a wave of colorful fish passing you by, there glimmering scales shining in the sun. for this boat adventure you have taken two soft...
    MoonFlower28 MoonFlower28 16-17, F Sep 4, 2012

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    How Can I Make This One Work?

    "Wherever there have been powerful societies, governments, religions, or public opinions -- in short, wherever there was any kind of tyranny, it has hated the lonely philosopher; for philosophy opens up a refuge for man where no tyranny can reach: the cave of inwardness, the...
    hbeat hbeat 31-35 2 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Even I Do

    i really love and appreciate all of you. you've all been so caring are always there for me when i'm down and depressed. but even i need to be alone sometimes. sometimes i just need to sit in the dark and cry or something, maybe put on some angry music and hit the punching bag so...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Sometimes It's Gotta Be About Me

    I enjoy being around my family and friends, but I just have to have my alone time every day or I snap in two!  One of my favorite hobbies is reading.  I have to have quiet and peace in order to read.  If I don't get my share of reading time I feel on the edge. ...
    Luvbooks Luvbooks 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    1hour Daily!

    I follow this religiously. I get disturbed when I don't spend this 1hour alone. No matter what you do you should definitely allow you to discover you. >>I think about what I want to do today >>what I need to change >>how I can be better today It...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    I choose to spend any spare time I have alone, in my room. The house phone is permanently full of messages and has been for a couple of years. The mobile is switched off except...
    eatdrinkshrinkme eatdrinkshrinkme 46-50, F Mar 20

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    I am a lady who likes her alone time, i love socializing, but i need my alone time every once in a while!
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I'm really not in the mood to talk to anyone, why doesn't anybody get that. 😐
    foolishlylovingthee foolishlylovingthee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Aside from being free... no one can see how crazy i am doing nonsense stuffs once in a while. Having good laughs lately. Oh what a way to escape depression at least a few hours a...
    hollyhelly hollyhelly 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I admit it... I drink when I am home alone sometimes. Every once in a while you need a drink and no one else is around to have that drink with
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 31

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    I feel like no one really cares... I have friends, family and a boyfriend but I still feel alone sometimes. I wish it was like the movies and you phone someone, tell them you feel...
    OverThinker123 OverThinker123 18-21, F Mar 21

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    Hey guys I feel alone sometimes I dated many boys but behind my back my bffs says i am a h o e don't and they say that I date like 1 million each day What do I do...
    mustacheo1 mustacheo1 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I always feel alone sometimes the only person I can truly talk to is god can't even talk to my own boyfriend without yelling or whatever it is I just feel like I can't talk to him
    mariahvallejo mariahvallejo 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm happiest when I am alone. Being surrounded by people makes me unhappy. I hate crowds, and I hate being with a large group of people. If I ever go out with friends, I like it...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Latey, I've been feeling like my whole life has been a big joke and I've been being played from day one. My family was a joke. They didn't even want me. So I ended up in group...
    franhigg franhigg 41-45, F Apr 3

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    I feel alone wishing a guy would come my life and make his princess!
    PrettySissyBoiTG PrettySissyBoiTG 26-30, T 4 hrs ago

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    I am 22 years old and I have no idea what it's like to be in a romantic relationship with someone. I've never dated, held hands, or kissed anyone in that way. I've been interested...
    Najjap Najjap 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    i came across something online and it just... got to me. is said "how to identify a controlling person" i looked at it because i heard someone in one of my past relationships...
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 13-15 Mar 29

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    It's not exactly that I need someone to talk to...I am in most part, 3/4ths of the time misunderstood and not respected as much as I would like. So sometimes I wonder if it just...
    Psychologica Psychologica 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 11

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    I can't believe I'm actually writing a story while sober! Anyhow, I just realized something. I actually ENJOY drinking alone. I've always thought I drink alone due to circumstances...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Let me just start off with some background. I have been a Christian girl all my life, my dad left when i was 11 this rlly took a toll on me, i needed my father's love. i needed him...
    Porcelian Porcelian 16-17, F 20 Responses Mar 29

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    My entire life I thought my family was here for me. I've made mistakes and lots of them, but they always let me know they had my back even if I was stupid but they forgave me...
    BlessedMommy08 BlessedMommy08 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Family wise I am not alone, it's having friends and relationships. I have 0 friends and 0 best friends. I talk to 3 or 4 people but only sometimes. I've always wanted to be invited...
    AlyssaThoe AlyssaThoe 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I lost my husband 6 months ago to cancer. He was 45 years old. I have so many decisions to make and I sometimes become overwhelmed. I want to move and start over but I have a...
    aprilshowers42 aprilshowers42 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    Everyone of us suffer sometimes. We can feel lost, we can feel alone. Life has to be lived in couple, but sometimes it is worst then being alone. Since I know I cannot discern...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Mar 24

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    When I first saw her crying at the back at the bus I didn't recognize her right away. She was the shy girl in my high school, who would eat alone and sometimes go to empty...
    nextdirector nextdirector 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    Desperately need a friend... I'm sorry this is a long background story but this is the abbreviated version. I'll try to make things clear. It may just come off as shallow, whiny...
    ArtsyPatrick ArtsyPatrick 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    When I’m stressed or in emotional pain, I need physical comfort. A hug, a gentle kiss, a compassionate touch. But my man, he’s the complete opposite…When he’s stressed and...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    140326-1731 Okay, this is probably silly, but as I mentioned to someone else somewhere else earlier today, some things just need to come out of a person, and such needings and...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M Mar 26

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    I use the time to recollect my thoughts and reflect upon my day. I like to use my time to get things done or procrastinate. I love being around my family and friends just not all...
    fgarci04 fgarci04 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I feel i do not belong in society. I have unique ways of looking at things, i have high hopes and aspirations and i feel a lot of that is rejected by society. "Be like us and do...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I have to stop blaming the people around me for my unhappiness. Granted, a bit of it may be their fault. But that bit, however minuscule, is because of human flaws and cannot be...
    JelliDreams JelliDreams 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Dont Like Being Alone, It's A Part Of Time That Lets My Brain Wonder.. It Brings Me Down Sometimes. I Just Need Someone In The House Or Somewhere With Me So I Can Focus On A...
    KateMost KateMost 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Life is hard, and going through it alone is even harder. Sometimes you need to rant, you need to vent or you need someone to tell you everything is going to be okay. I'm not...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I also sometimes need someone to talk to, I mean, someone who really understands what struggles and battles are like, but can I just say to all of you on this website, you give me...
    imasecretdisaster imasecretdisaster 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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