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I Prefer a Reclusive Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 3, 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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    Related Experiences

    This is a recent development for me. For most of my life, I have had passions, interests, and a strong drive to pursue great experiences. However, I feel that, these days, my...
    curiouscallipso curiouscallipso 22-25, F 30 mins ago

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    I am facing some serious charges. Serious in my eyes because if convicted my life is pretty much over. It's my 2nd DUI. And while under the influence I resisted arrest and got a...
    msari10 msari10 22-25, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like I could have everything I ever wanted, my dream life, and I still wouldn't feel satisfied. Maybe I would, but I think my restlessness is something different. Its not...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    Preferably a beautiful serial killer. That is my one wish in this life.
    Nyx935 Nyx935 22-25, M 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    there no question, I much rather prefer dressing in skirts, I just prefer dressing like the woman I am :-)
    EricaDress EricaDress 41-45, M 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Stop relying on others to feel good about yourself because there are so many haters so many who would like to see you fall. Love yourself and look towards more on internal goals...
    LeahLoveee LeahLoveee 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why do I always prefer the window seat? Well, it is the safest and easiest place to fly away with your thoughts and nobody ever bothers you, except for the occasional stewardess...
    sarahsmiles7 sarahsmiles7 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    And so through all the illusions and hallucinations I have had; through thought, I have come back to a place of self and understanding. What is the meaning of life? Is it to live...
    LightYagami LightYagami 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm not living, I'm existing, and I'm just barely existing. I really haven't changed much from birth to now. As far back as I can recall, I was always avoidant, dumb, and alone...
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Yes, I do. I observe my own rigorous dress code for any office and professional environment I'm in, even if it isn't my office that I'm visiting. I find it's great in getting...
    cufflinks78 cufflinks78 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The simple things in life, what a topic for me to comment on, for many years the simple things in life where, well.simple, getting high as a kite and drunk as a skunk, every day...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know my username is ZADoubleMesser, but I'd rather preferred to be called Zarinah instead. And if you were wondering, no I'm NOT Muslim.
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    There's just something about a gentleman. Some women go after the bad boys. They want the tough guys. They get weak at the sight of long hair, tattoos and motorcycles. They want...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 20 Responses 6 days ago

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When someone is in your life...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Hey, I'm new here, I don't even know if I can create this topic correctly, so please excuse me if I don't. So, I've made lots of mistakes, lots of bad decisions which all led me to...
    pjosh343 pjosh343 16-17, M 8 Responses Jun 28

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    There are so many days I want to give up. But I push myself to keep going. And I'm glad I do. Life is beautiful. Even though it's hard to see that many times, I appreciate the...
    emyay emyay 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    So here's the thing... I am slowly creating the life I want. I know that sounds odd, and to many of you, a life that you are solely in control of is already your every day reality...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M Jun 27

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    Althought Life is wonderful and i would like to think that we came to the World to experience that awesomeness of Life in this World The church has some bullshit approach saying...
    ElephantHead ElephantHead 26-30, M Jun 27

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    Is there anyone who doesn't. Whether it's to join an activity to become more social friendly and have more fun or whether its to go to the gym or start exercising to lose weight...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Growing up I didn't have it all. But I had everything my parents could give me and I always thought that was enough because I knew that tried their hardest to always provide for me...
    maddsf maddsf 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    1) Foremost and always.....God, for it is he who shaped me in my mother's womb, and has woken me up every day of my life. He has given me the power to obtain wealth and knows me...
    1OfPureClass 1OfPureClass 70+, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    "...we used to live in a house that was perched halfway up the top of a mountain. Behind our house, there sat under a tree an old man. A hermit, a monk. He'd lived under this tree...
    growgirl growgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    If you've read my depression story you already know this . But I was abused by my mom for 17 years . Verbal, mental and physical abuse for 17 years by my own mother. She would...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 68 Responses Jun 25

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    I have worked hard all my life and run my own business for many yeas, Now i want to change the way i live, I have some land with a trailer home on it. i get power from solar panels...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    And yet within our time we live so many lives. Looking for something yesterday, my hand found a small container in one of my storage boxes. Pulling it out, and setting my eyes on...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    And I believe there's a limitation to the period of time each and everyone of us have with everyone either you'll leave this earth first or them. Or it's separation, either ways...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I look back, and my past seems to be the fantasy of long forgotten dreams – the people in it, unlikely to be real, at times, it breaks my heart to know they're still there. How I...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I prefer darkness because my eyes are light, and they seem to be very sensitive in sunlight. I love the sun, but it hurts on bright days. Even with sunglasses I can have trouble...
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    preferably my mum bit hope to find a friend who will let me live with them and have a nursery and get treated like a baby
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M Jun 23

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    I feel broken. I have been betrayed and lied to so much(family betrayal), so much trauma physical(very bad dental Mexico) and am emotional tonight and feeling sorry for myself. I...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F Jun 21

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    I like many others have spent a great deal of my life looking for the reasons for life itself. I have studied and contributed in many different spiritual, religious and non...
    andthisonetime andthisonetime 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I'm pretty sure I have one of the most pathetic lives out there. I'm so ashamed of my situation right now. Where do I begin?! 1. I recently turned 18 years old 2. I live with my...
    pixywrites pixywrites 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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