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I Prefer a Reclusive Life

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    Loneliness Is My Best Friend

    Hi, I live a life on my own and perhaps in the beginning it was hard. I found at a very early age that whenever we used to go down to the coast for holidays. I would dart off down to the rocks and spend endless hours playing in the rock pools in my imaginary world. Whether this...
    jaguarWild jaguarWild 46-50 Apr 1, 2012

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    More Semi-reclusive Than Reclusive

    A lot of the stories I've read on this site depict people who are recluses but do not really wish to be. I do and I am and have more or less been semi-reclusive most of my adult life. During the time that I interacted *very* socially with other people, I did so because...
    Retiree2003 Retiree2003 66-70 4 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    I Have My Modern Cave

    Lately I have begun to isolate and not call people. I've disconnected my home phone and rarely answer my cell phone. I find that I save money and by not having to entertain others I can have no faults that can be depicted as good or bad. I like being alone. I don't have to deal...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 5 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    I Am Timid, Reclusive, And Quiet

    Where to begin...people say I'm quiet and timid and I have tried to be more outgoing and talkative but it doesn't work. I was diagnosed with being bipolar and so now I take mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. I used to hear voices that would say nasty things to me and so I went...
    dshalo dshalo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    Life As A Recluse

    Hey guys    I dont know what lead me to write this, perhaps a need to express my innermost feelings reguarding life. I long to live as a recluse. My dream is not riches and secular attainments. I only desire to live in a house up in the hills of san diego close to...
    Billionaire10 Billionaire10 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    I wish I wasn't embarrassed,

    and angry with myself that I can't be a welcoming person. I try to appear confident and can usually "pull it off" briefly, if I know I can escape soon. I'm bipolar - my meds help. Years of therapy helped me with obstacles I've faced since 5 years old. I've been in several...
    1whatever1 1whatever1 70+, F Sep 7, 2015

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    Becoming More Reclusive By The Day

    Hello,To be honest I don't really know why I am writing this. I guess part of me is searching for some answers. I think I am becoming a recluse or a hermit. Or whatever the correct term is, and I don't know how to change what is happening.I've always been quite a shy person, and...
    reclusivebookworm reclusivebookworm 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    Having to be on my own again, dreaming about that day... I realize how much I don't know... and I'm too old to not know all the stuff that I'm missing. Are there any others like...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I really feel like I'm at breaking point in my life right now. I have fu€ked my life to the point of no return. You would think at the age of 32 society would of expected me to...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    ok eradicating feat from life isnt easy; in fact is possibly the most difficult thing one has to do. Actually, fear is the only attribute from all the negative things that happen...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    When was the first time you wore a life jacket?
    schwimmweste schwimmweste 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I met someone that has changed my life. Before I met him, I had social anxiety and many more problems. I wouldn't want go out and find comfort in my home. It's a long story how I...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    It's been 10 years since I've had my own place and here I am. Kids are grown and gone and now it is just me. A new chapter. I don't mind being by myself. I have control of my life...
    Gypsytrails Gypsytrails 46-50, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    It's just wierd because i grew up thinking that people waited until they were 21 to drink, couples waited until they were married to have sex and people didn't do drugs ... I...
    Shahedansharif Shahedansharif 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I just watched the bucket list. This film reminds me of the last holiday. I'm not going to wait to live my life I will even do the small things people think not to do because they...
    cantpick cantpick 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    When do you stop seeing life as a game and start seeing it as a struggle?
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    People ask me how can I be so happy after all that's happened to me, well the truth is... I chose to be happy and to live my life to the fullest instead of laying in bed all day...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I don't care how many depressing experiences I post, or how disappointed I am with my life, or how much I have screwed up, or how hurt I have become, or no matter what people will...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    My normal anyway. My normal is a bit unpredictable and I generally feel comfortable with it being that way. That said, I have created many accounts on different social sites that...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I've never been materialistic. I come from a middle class family and when my mother and father divorced she struggled to care for me, but always made sure I was provided for and I...
    mguinm mguinm 46-50, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I am not a great lover of those who bemoan the fact they cannot escape from their wall of depression. Obviously it is a great step forward when you enter this virtual world and...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This Group is for all guys who like to wear a life jacket. Some of us like to wear them while they waterski, while being on a rafting trip or while sailing. Others like to wear a...
    schwimmweste schwimmweste 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I am not a small kid or a teenager. so why the hell am I behaving like that. I am a mature independent girl. I have my own life. my own dreams. my career. my family. I still have...
    April2016 April2016 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have to say, after all the years I have lived, I actually think I prefer interacting with animals rather than humans. I work outdoors and interact with birds of all kinds, dogs...
    Cheemoni Cheemoni 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION A DYNAMO OF LIFE FOR YOUR BODY Romans 8:11 (NLT) The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Unless I'm going to beat you silly. Then I prefer a club.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M a week ago

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    Bad Hair Day is a Disney movie and is based on very sensitive subjects. It is one of my favorite movies and I knew even before it aired the first time that it would be added to my...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    An asexual, looking for MOC I am 41 yrs British Asian looking for permanent MOC preferably with an asexual/ gay / or someone with medics issues. I don't want to be alone for all...
    ItsMeeeHere ItsMeeeHere 41-45 Feb 3

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    I think we as people, often overlook the fragility of life; how amazing it is to be alive and well. I am so grateful to be alive within this time and space, to be able to think, to...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Am sure male doctors are just as qualified but prefer talking about things with a woman
    messypup messypup 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Most of life has been getting to know who I am in all this confusion in the world. In and out of hospitals and jails. Riding the roller coasters of deadly Russian roulette, of use...
    embarae5 embarae5 56-60 Feb 2

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    Soo deeply and badly. I am dying to have the life I ORIGINALLY WANTED before I came to Earth . And i want my love life this time to be predestined by ME. As i know what i want...
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday 16-17, F Feb 2

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    It does not honestly feel very good when career is preferred to you, to your friendship. When you are worrying about the dearest person in your life and write to them and they see...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Hello everyone! I have never been to this site before, but I think this is a really cool idea. I don't know if this is relevant to any one else out there, but lately I have been...
    JThomas18 JThomas18 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    finding a girl to love for life is hard beautiful sweet kind heart seems only in the movies i just imagine myself get lost in the world of fantasy if i had a girl like that...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M Feb 1

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    Hello Everyone, How are u all?? Howzzz life going on???
    papasdoll papasdoll 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I have been reclusive from a young age and I'm 30 now. people sometimes think being reclusive means you are anxious or unsociable and this is wrong in my experience. sometimes I'm...
    squigg1985 squigg1985 26-30, M Jan 31

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    Don't we all have a preference? Not a bad thing but it is a thing. People naturally have preferences and I believe it won't be a golden rule because you never know. But, yes I...
    hal84 hal84 26-30, M Jan 31

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    I wrote a post about temptation. It got some men defensive and they felt compelled to say repeatedly that they'd never be tempted to cheat. First of all, my post was not indicating...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I have probably struggled and had more difficulties in my life than most kids who are 13 years old. I have had to go through some unpleasant experiences in my life and I've had to...
    tiffany101402 tiffany101402 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28