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I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Oct 9, 2012

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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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    Just to Be.

    Not alert, or , yet, not oblivious; just alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 hate being home alone. I'll go out with friends and family and have a blast but in the end I'm alone in my room. sometimes it irritates me and I make a quick decision to go out...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M Nov 22

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    Sometimes I feel alone. I'm chlosterphobic (not sure if I spelled that right) I feel like the world is going to close up on me and gong to die of depression and anxiety. Ya I have...
    cantsaymynamesorry cantsaymynamesorry 13-15, F Nov 22

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    Sometimes i feel alone. Like no one understands me. Im like like most kids my age. They get to go out all the time, i have to constantly be at the doctors. Im too young to be...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I wish I could be left alone, but in a house of seven people, it difficult. When I want to be alone, there are people surrounding me, but when I don't want to be alone, there is no...
    Catina25 Catina25 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    It's strange how one can feel alone, yet be surrounded by people who love them...
    jeremiah3698 jeremiah3698 18-21, M Nov 26

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    I am so sorry about this, but I feeling very alone and sad right now. If anyone is online and sees this please help me. I don't want to go something I will regret. I am sorry.
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I have not cried in 22 years and all I want someone to hold me while I cry was not allowed to as a kid have not cried since I was 5 I feel alone
    unspankablebrat80 unspankablebrat80 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I like my little bubble I made, where all my favorite things are and I like being alone with them for a long time before eventually socializing
    emilylightning16 emilylightning16 22-25, F Dec 8

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    My heart hurts. Hurt from loneliness, even when I have support from family, friends, and boyfriend. I wonder if others feel this way? The emptiness inside hurts. I just want to...
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F Dec 12

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    Normally I don't usually walk alone though the forest part to get to my house but I did it at pure night time. It's scary though cause I hear noises in the bush and I scream and...
    julia2002 julia2002 13-15, F Dec 13

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    I just got out of an emotionally abusive relationship. At first, I thought I was being cared and loved for but at the end, I realize that all of his actions was what he wanted...
    ecokismet ecokismet 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It's not that I don't want to ask, it's that I don't know how. Since I've been in elementary school, I've been told to rely on myself, or maybe I've told myself that. My parents...
    Here2Help383 Here2Help383 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I like people better on ep more than I do in real life...
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I feel it now. Loneliness hurts.
    elmaghfiroh elmaghfiroh 22-25, F Nov 27

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    I'm so done with people I just can't anymore. Always constantly knocking me down, judging me, bullying me, Etc. Your opinion of me doesn't define who I am.
    osnapitzama osnapitzama 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I always want to leave the best impression I can when Im talking to a girl I have feelings for.. I'm always trying to think of what the best thing is to say and always end up...
    Slekkoo Slekkoo 22-25 Nov 29

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    My body and soul are so tired ...
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    being on this website helps me a lot. since I don't feel like I can talk about my thoughts and feelings to anyone I know personally, the support I get on here makes up for it...
    kiiiten kiiiten 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    People ask me if I'm seeing anyone. like I'm somehow flawed by being single. Honestly I can't be bothered to really look for love. Even though I might want to start a family...
    Cojaby Cojaby 26-30, F Dec 9

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    Like oh I don't know NOW! Amazing how easy it is
    orchids2blu orchids2blu 36-40, F a week ago

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    I just over heard my parents talking **** about me. Made a ****** day about 1000 times worse.
    BlitzBallin BlitzBallin 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Because some people just irritate me
    Bpack Bpack 31-35 Nov 30

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    I am so tired of being alone. sometimes I wonder if being with someone just to be with someone is better than waiting for "the one". what if the one never comes along and I wasted...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 25

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