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I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Just to Be.

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    No matter how nature built us, making us needing company, we are also made to discover ourselves and ponder on certain things that many times, they cannot be shared with anyone but...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Its been 2 years since I have been widowed. Still find it so hard to move forward. Being alone has become second nature to me. Who wants to wake up alone daily? ME (weird I know)
    WoundedSwan WoundedSwan 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I hate being alone. But its even worse whe youre surrounded by people and you still feel alone and empty. Im trying really hard to be happy but its so hard.
    patric5678 patric5678 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I like being alone. I just don't like being left alone with my thoughts. Especially if I'm feeling down.
    sara2016 sara2016 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    My husband works way too much! He is gone an average of 14 hours a day. I have two small children who I take care of and I love them more than life itself, but I am more stressed...
    uraboyimagirl uraboyimagirl 26-30, F Jul 18

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    I just want my "friends" to leave me alone and stop asking me to go out with them. I wish they would just understand without me having to tell them how I feel; I don't have the...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I found myself alone its because my idea and interest doesn't match with everyone I always like to think and find something different from others so I like to talk to friends who...
    Warrior2356 Warrior2356 18-21, M Jul 1

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    I like being alone more than I like being with people. I can reflect on my life and myself. I can think without being interrupted. I'm the best company I can have.
    oaklynK7 oaklynK7 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I love to meditate when I am alone :)
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I love "alone time" also. Just wish my husband could understand this....
    kbella1218 kbella1218 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Oh you don't understand! You can learn a lot about being alone at times, to spice it up for yourself, go to a park full of trees and sit there with your specified type of music...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Sometimes there is nothing better than being by yourself with your thoughts and/or a good book.
    CaliCoRex4 CaliCoRex4 13-15, F Jul 13

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    ._. why is it that I'm so different from everyone else I know . like I literally feel like an outcast. I'm a third wheel in friendships also. where can I find people like me
    uglypaola uglypaola 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I love reading in a quite house everyone out and just me and a good book,bliss
    nanny1234 nanny1234 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    That kind of night tonight...
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I guess it was too much to ask for anyone, even my family, to spend my birthday with me. All I really wanted was for someone to be here.
    yepitsjustme yepitsjustme 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Just sitting in a corner.... Silence! Staring at something with a blank mind. Lonely ? NOPE! Just feeling the emptiness of LIFE.:-((
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    It's a little scary but I'm not really sure why...I guess it reminds me of my past.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I really really want to disappear forever. Theres no reason to breathe anymore. I feel like a walking corpse. I pray I go to sleep tonight and don't live to see tomorrow.
    Slowlydying16 Slowlydying16 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are social people (extroverts) and those who keep to them selves (introverts). Throughout my life I have been amazed to the point of being stunned at those who are paralyzed...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    i feel alone sometimes even when im with a group of people, i just need that one girl i can tell anything too without her judging me....
    alphastack41 alphastack41 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like being alone sometimes and never feel lonely.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Idk why but I love guys that can be tough but can also show their emotional and sensitive side. Even thought that's rare and most are scared about being judge by their friends. I...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I hate spending time by myself.. Don't get me wrong there are times when I need alone time,but I only want this time to happen by my own doing not by people being too busy to...
    1eyeliner1 1eyeliner1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I am anything but alone but I feel like it. I have been in my relationship for 13 yrs. my partner has had it pretty rough. She's battled with depression, anxiety, and panic which...
    littlechief79 littlechief79 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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