I Prefer a Reclusive Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    6 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    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

    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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