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I Sleep Alone

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    Not That I Want To!

    This is just the way things are. No boyfriend, so I sleep alone. And even with a boyfriend (those few times with horrible people), they never wanted me to stay over. So, still. I wonder what it's like to be able to sleep next to someone and know that I am not alone. I've never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Now I Am

    starting last night..=( =(
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F Oct 8, 2008

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    For Now

    I am working on not sleeping alone.  It's OK. I actually sleep better alone when I sleep. I have a twin bead, and it's OK.  Not fantastic, but OK.  I don't sleep with a teddy bear, or anything like that, but I do love lots of pillows...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    Kind Of

    I don't normally sleep with another human in the bed but I do have a dachshund that thinks he owns me and the bed and  nice big stuffed animal that Silver01TA bought me that share my bed.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    For The Time Being

    Who knows? I might be sleeping alone for the rest of my life. I think this means I've reached my final phase of acceptance.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F Jan 30, 2011

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    And Maybe That'S Good

    I sleep on a regulation twin sized bed. I was in my apartment about three weeks when I rolled over too far and fell on the floor. I woke up when I fell. Don't know if I was dreaming or what...the only thing I hurt when I landed was I smacked my face on the low bedside table and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 12, 2013

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    Sleepless Night

    However, when I had a houserabbit I did take her to bed with me once.  She kept kicking me all night!
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2009

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    My Husband And I Sleep In Seperate Bedrooms. And I Love It!

     We sleep alone because my husband snores and I am an only child so I never had to share a bed with anyone. I love my sleep and sleeping alone.
    budlove budlove 26-30, F Oct 29, 2009

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    One Experience I Look Forward to Deleting...

    Like it says on the label,that's how things are.
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 13 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    I Can't Touch Her

    I've been married 35 years, and sex has NEVER been important for my wife.  Then one night in June of last year, while laying in bed next to her, I try to be intimate, and she looks me in the face and says, 'never touch me again, ever'.  Knowing that the marriage was...
    cantgetitright cantgetitright 56-60, M 5 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    Don't Have A Choice

    I have no one to sleep with anyway! I enjoy sleeping on my own though and don't think that I could stand to share my bed with someone else.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 10, 2010

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    Separate beds My boyfriend is a super light sleeper and his body also twitches a lot. He tosses & turns, overheats and just can't sleep. So He sleeps in another bed. I respect...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F Jan 1

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    So tired of this empty bed Waking up in the middle of the night alone Wanting so bad to feel the warmth of a body Laying close to me and hearing them breath So sick of turning to...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Sleeping with me is like sleeping on a bed of nails, something will be poking you all damn night ;)
    TheVisualist TheVisualist 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    This is why I sleep with my dog on the bed, she often moves to put her head on the pillow and curl up with me ☺️ otherwise I had the cold, loneliness of an empty bed 😔
    Markybubbb Markybubbb 18-21, M Jan 10

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    Mostly can't get to sleep at all unless my Husband is in the bed with me.
    NPMEE NPMEE 31-35, F Jan 18

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    Wish i had someone i loved to cuddle with me. Get me through these cold nights
    candywave candywave 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Many nights (like tonight) I avoid going to bed because it is empty and cold, like my love life. Divorced: dumped from her house, her life, her kids and her desire for someone else...
    brknheart2 brknheart2 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    He 4000 miles away haven't seen him in 9 months is it bad it annoys me when other girls complain about there boyfriend and they live 4 mins away from each other and see each other...
    alexbojan alexbojan 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have spent the last 2 weeks sleeping alone. my wife just doesn't have the time for me anymore I guess. what the **** ever. I'm still alive...
    Guy482 Guy482 31-35, M 11 Responses Jan 3

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    I am so sick of this, I can't fall asleep till 7am, sometimes even 8.. and I just want to sleep normally again.. I've always had this problem but now it's just getting in the way...
    fastlife22 fastlife22 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Exhausted. Mind racing. Can't catch a thought let alone solve one. Not had more than four hours sleep for 6 nights. No sign of peace.
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm writing this the night before my university test at 8 a.m. I havn't studied at all but am not nervous about it, i usually ace my tests without study. I'm just too much of a...
    rocketman55 rocketman55 18-21 18 hrs ago

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    I may sleep a lot at night but waiting around at work puts me back to sleep.. Zzzzzz
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe1 TheAmazingSpiderJoe1 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    i get told alot that im pretty, smart, you know the deal and when people ask me: poeple: "omg why don't you have a boyfriend?? hahah" me thinking: because im the biggest loser...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I'm a regular sleeping beauty. If I could, I would never wake up.
    GlockBlocked GlockBlocked 22-25, M 22 hrs ago

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    Samsara. Who's seen it? I turned it on, thinking it'd lull me to sleep. Instead, nightmares!! Wtf!!
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 21 hrs ago

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    I'm an old lady, I like to sleep early, wake up early. Always been this way. I need at least 8 hours or I'm mean. Plus waking up at 7 am makes me feel like my day isn't waisted...
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    MSN did a great story today http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/6-reasons-why-you-should-sleep-naked/ar-AA8GICg
    Alltanman Alltanman 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am so good in bed, that I can wake up in the morning and instantly sleep again!
    amanda275 amanda275 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wear gym shorts.. But I mainly sleep in boxers
    5s0s 5s0s 16-17, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    This has happened to me multiple times now. Today was the first time in about 2 years - they don't happen too regularly thank god. So I think this started when I was a child, or...
    kvdm kvdm 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I feel alone in the crowd. Sounds depressing, doesn’t it? The other day, one of my closest friends celebrated her birthday in this restaurant. She begged me to come, even though...
    Nananat Nananat 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am the alone with the friend inside me. I can trust myself out of any body else. I know I can't hurt myself like friends can. I always protect myself for who I am.
    Stephen25 Stephen25 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I used to think I couldn't live without my bestfriend but since she's gone I've been ok without her yes I miss her but I'll be alright alone
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I know it won't be for a few more weeks, but I'll be alone on Valentine's Day, and I actually don't mind. Get ready for me Valentine's Day, here I come. I'm my own valentine.
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Either sitting in the dark of a movie theatre. Or alone in your room watching the TV and a DVD. You have a potential for a real eureka moment!
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 1 Response 33 mins ago

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    i have sleeping problems. so i often think i wish i could sleep more.. now i'm really depressed. i hate night time. i have to go to hospital to get the result of cancer on 7th...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I seriously cannot shut my brain off. it's my saturday night (yes, I'm aware that it is in fact the wee hours of Thursday, but I work in a group home full time and my days off are...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Jan 15

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    So I went in for a sleep Study last night. My doctor wanted me to do a sleep study because I have episodes of waking up due to not breathing. I arrived at the hospital and it Was...
    LadyTShay LadyTShay 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I started having sleep paralysis when I was a senior in high school. the first time I will never forget, was the most terrifying thing to me. I woke up in that state and felt...
    gnove0865 gnove0865 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What to do? What to say? Won't these thoughts just go away? She stands there, I stand here. In my head I think... Oh crap. Now I lay all alone, cannot sleep although at home...
    TonyGrey TonyGrey 31-35, M Jan 19

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    Okay so I'm not sure if I did or not... It was a really weird experience. Me and my boyfriend were in deep sleep and I randomly woke up and I was groggy and my vision a little...
    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I miss you. I miss the way you used to look at me. I miss everything about you. I feel so alone without you. I am so tired of living without you. I miss your touch, and lying next...
    Tmystic Tmystic 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    This is partly why I've joined this group. I'm 18 and recently moved into my own apartment. It gets so lonely sometimes. I have friends and all but I don't want to have to need to...
    dipeelee dipeelee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18