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I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Just to Be.

    Not alert, or , yet, not oblivious; just alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hmm, I'm in denial... I'm not being a jerk, I just didn't want to talk. I'm not being a ***** but I'd rather keep to myself than lash out, but If I could-lash out that is, I would...
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    I am starting to get used to having the place to myself but sometimes I wake up and listen to the empty house. I just lay in bed hugging my pillow and wishing I had a warm body...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F 49 mins ago

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    I have been very lucky in this life of mine. Or is that even true? My world always appears so full of light. The outer rims of my soul like burning torches of fire in the night...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 13

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    Wow! where do I start? I don't feel like spell checking sorry... Mom died when I was 32 days old. Dad died at 9, raised by grandmother, she died at 89 in 2001, a 16 year old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 4

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    When I was a child growing up, I tried often to get my parents' approval, and it was always through my art--mostly drawing. My parents didn't care about anything artistic. They...
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    I feel like guys don't respect women sometimes. Do guys ever think about the fact that I actually have oh i dont know feelings? And a brain?
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    I have a habit, perhaps a weird habit, of holding onto things I once found to be valuable. Sometimes I might not act upon my wishes to be there for someone given the unfortunate...
    xyshin xyshin 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    I feel alone. I know it isn't really true, but it certainly feels that way. My family and I don't fight, but we aren't close either. We just kind of...exist together. As far as...
    MadAsAHatterXII MadAsAHatterXII 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I am all alone, even in a crowd I sometimes feel as though I am all alone. I want need someone to hold me and love me.
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M Jan 15