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I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

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    I Am...

    feeling really overstimulated today. We had more than 20 people over to our house yesterday for Christmas, and I don't do well with crowds. I've been running myself ragged for the last few weeks trying to prepare the house (which was a MUCH bigger task than it should have been...
    chasinghappiness07 chasinghappiness07 22-25, F Dec 24, 2012

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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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    Just to Be.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Silence

    I love to be among my friends. Even when they are down or in distress I like their company. I also like my beloved to be around. and I don't want to live without her. But when I'm concentrated or creative I want to be alone and evaporate. The presence of even the radio becomes...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Jul 5, 2010

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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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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    Shhhh.....

    I really need to not hear anyone. No sounds, just silence and peace. When my thoughts become too frantic and emotions run too high I just need total silence and space. I feel a need for clarity that noise can't allow. To sit in silence and lay my troubled thoughts out so I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I Adore All My Friends.

    but there comes a time when yes a person needs to go through personal issues all by themselves. and my time has come. i love everyone on here very much. we will talk soon.
    PTMAN PTMAN 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Oct 9, 2012

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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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    Internally I want to cry but usually I'm surrounded by people , there's certain people who know my bizzare head space those people don't make me feel alone .... It's all the people...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F Sep 3

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    Sometimes I just feel like I really need someone so bad.
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I feel like I'm alone most of the time even though I have everyone surrounding me. I could have everyone in the world around me and yet i think i would still be alone. I feel like...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F Sep 11

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    I want to be alone and drink. yes I am an alcoholic person, I know drinking to a problem is bad, it never solves anything. but in my case I drink because I want to forget or even...
    jayperez89 jayperez89 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have this spot in the woods that no one knows I like going there and being alone. Xx
    EmmaWilliamss EmmaWilliamss 18-21, F Sep 12

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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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    There's nothing like being home and watching your fave TV shows on netflix lol! Dr. Who is soo awesome!! It put me in a much better mood, I'm not crying about losing my job anymore...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Or shopping. Lmao. The looks i get help cheer me up. Lmao.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 2

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    Pretty much everyday actually...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    2years that I have been single( I broke up with my last boyfriend 2years ago) and I don't take a new.Some of my friends have said I am still loving him but I am not. I want to...
    Piyawan Piyawan 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I thought I had the perfect marriage - like a fairy tale. Out of the blue, my "wonderful" husband of 16 years told me he was out of love and leaving me. I am severely depressed...
    Boccia Boccia 46-50, F Aug 21

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    I want to practice self-love, but I am a fig tree - I look tough on the outside, but I am easily overtaken by insects and harsh weather. I have read many different versions of...
    ThQnOfHrts16 ThQnOfHrts16 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel so alone sometimes, it is hard to cope. Even when I technically have people to talk to, I always feel like when I need them, they cannot be here for me for whatever reason...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    The title says it all. Being alone sometimes is ok but not allways
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I really need someone to talk to ;(I feel really down and alone right now I'm going through a really rough time at the moment
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I met this really great guy. He loved me with all his heart but I didn't even cared to notice that or like I don't used to appreciate him that much.. I don't know what was actually...
    Choppss Choppss 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I love my friends but sometimes i need time of my own . Also when friends of mine get close with people i don't like a become distant of them . Because i always think they will let...
    hippiesabotage hippiesabotage 26-30, F 2 Responses 38 mins ago

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    I think I should just take a moment out from getting ready to go out to remind you people that there is another choice. Let us look at films to show us how society has changed. Go...
    Dannage Dannage 36-40, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Going alone! Thats a horrible thought for me... I wont move out unless im going to live with someone else but never on my own no way! I would feel so lonely living on my own plus...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I need someone to talk to but I don't like to bother people That's just who I am :)
    caringcutie caringcutie 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't have any family or friends. I'm alone a lot of the time and it's starting to wear me down. Everyone has some reason not to give me a chance. We don't like the same things...
    ChocolateInspirit ChocolateInspirit 26-30, F 53 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like ****; ( i feel alone
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I need a girl who is a homebody. Message me.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    When I am travelling out of home, and stay alone in hotel, i enjoy full nudism...
    hemantscorpion hemantscorpion 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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