Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 528 People

    Weekend Lock In

    during the weekends my two sons go to there moms house and i withdraw . i lock the doors turn off the phones and just be alone. i dont know why it just happens. during the week i stay home alot also but the kids like to go places so i take them. i really feel that if i dont watch...
    mountainshark mountainshark 36-40, M Sep 25, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Uhm...

    When I do this I usually put on my headphones and block everyone out. Does anyone else do this too?
    musared musared 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I withdraw when I have a lot on my mind.

    ..I just want to be alone with my thoughts. Most people don't understand why I won't talk about it...they say talking about it will help. I don't feel like putting my troubles on the shoulders of others. They are mine...and I will work through them myself. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Forgive Me

    Friends concerned asking me the same question. "You busy ?" "Just dropping by to see how you're doing. You seem quiet today." "Why are you so quiet. If anything bothers you, most of us here are civil. If you're having any trouble venting, just tell me. . . I'll be here with you...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As much as I love my family,

    there are times when what I crave most is just to be alone. As a mother of three it is difficult to find time for just myself. It's difficult enough to find time for just me and my husband, and nearly impossible for me to find real alone time. It's not that I want to be alone...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jan 24, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Alone

    I felt so alone, and withdrawn growing up, i felt misunderstood,  i cut so i could release the pain from my head for the split second as the pain welled, and the blood rising to the surface cleansed my thoughts... my biggest problem was feeling like noone understood, that...
    SinInMyBlood SinInMyBlood 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Please Just Leave Me Alone

    there are days , like today for instance, that I just want peace and quiet. I need to feel solitude. I want no one to make conversation. I don't want to hear the noise of a radio or tv. I just want to curl up with a book. do a puzzle book. or as I did today, lay in the pool...
    Curiouscee Curiouscee 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's starting to be often now,

    I just want to shut off my phone and ipod and lay in bed and go all day with out conversing or even making eye contact and shuning everyone to the point that they will leave me alone and even my bf. I just want to be all alone idk why
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I Feel

    When I feel that no one can truly understand me or when I have tried reaching out and found nothing to grab onto, I will retreat into myself. Even if someone is there to help, sometimes I will pull away, because I can't or don't want to deal with my circumstances at the time. I...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 16 Responses Apr 19, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hi .. I'm Kiki

    And what some call "lonliness" I call "SOLITUDE". Love being to myself and pop in and out of the mainstream at will .. I like a saying a lady I used to know would say .. "company is like fish .. it starts to stink after a while." .. She would say that every year when her family...
    kikikranx kikikranx 41-45, F Oct 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Feel Like Just Being Alone At Times

    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn. When I get angry or upset or emotionally hurt I withdrawl. I don't speak to people its just like im in a daze.I have walked around work just lost and show no emotions its like I'm blank. After I come back to life I don't remember the...
    lovinpanda lovinpanda 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    At Night....

    I can laugh and smile all day, I can be in the happiest mood in the world, but when the night comes, I am not doing well at alll. When the night comes, I pull away from the world, from the people who I Love and care about. I wish I knew why I wish I could explain, I wish I knew...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Grand Solitude

    More often than not I like solitude and being alone. This is impossible with two children at home, but I do not wish them gone. They add flavor and gesto to living since I'm mostly withdrawn from general society. I have one good friend that answers her cell phone and emails...
    LadyRed55 LadyRed55 56-60 Feb 28, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Try

    My school has 6 (or 7) Chinese exchange students, and I was fortunate enough to meet one named Alex. He's quiet and shy. I feel bad when he sits at my table because my friends don't make conversation with him. So I ask him questions and make jokes to help him into the convo. (I'm...
    NylonRed NylonRed 16-17, F Sep 1, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Feel Like Just Being Alone At Times

    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn. When I get angry or upset or emotionally hurt I withdrawl. I don't speak to people its just like im in a daze.I have walked around work just lost and show no emotions its like I'm blank. After I come back to life I don't remember the...
    lovinpanda lovinpanda 26-30, F Dec 8, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sometimes

    Sometimes,I like to be alone,Withdrawn,So I can think,Lose myself,Deep in thought,Take a break,From this stressful life,Be myself.Return refreshed.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Brain Is Tired.

    The last few days, I have felt lost in myself. I'm in a hole that I can't seem to get out of. I sit here at this computer most of the time and just read the stories, not commenting or just flipping around groups aimlessly. I love the friends I have here so much and appreciate...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 26 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    All Alone With My Messed Up Thoughts.

    Somedays I really actually like talking to people or being outside. But other days all I want to do is stop fighting all the **** in my head and finally turn my life over to the pain. I get tired of putting up a strong front and pretending that everything is okay. I am usually a...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Is This Bad?

    Sometimes I just want to shut off my phone, iPod, and computer. I do not want to talk to anyone or even see anyone. I get in these moods and lately it has been going on for a while. My friends ask me to hangout or go places, and I come up with a lame excuse for why I can't. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 28, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Generally when I'm tired and/or stressed.

    My coping ability is lessened which seriously affects my confidence and I tend to shy away from people and spend time in my own company. Problem is with work, you can't shy away from people as others are constantly on at you - how do you do this, can you do that - and it then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Alone Isn't Bad Or Is It?

    I want to be alone, a lot. I live alone, and often I can't wait until I get off work so I can come home and be away from everyone. I don't consider myself anti-social. I just like to get away from people. I think some people would think that this behavior is abnormal. I don...
    chd6111 chd6111 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I love my family but sometimes they drive me crazy. Its hard being the only guy and youngest in my family, sometimes I just need silence so I can think. I also always hate that...
    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I always want to be alone. it doesn't help but I do it lots
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Life can sometimes feel like such a burden... So many ways to cope, but the best way was with love.... Now I just lust for something I don't have...
    pokerheartbrkn pokerheartbrkn 41-45, M Apr 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't understand. Nothing has really changed but I feel ALONE. I feel really really alone. I have no idea why it's bothering me this much. I've always loved my own company but...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dear SelfWhy are you so mean to me? I have done nothing but supported you all this time. I have given you so much haven't I? Why can't you ever see the good in me, treat me right...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So don't know what to do with my life just want to go away somewhere and start a fresh :/
    pix78 pix78 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How many friends do I have? Many. How many real, true caring friends do I have? Well, none. How many fake, opportunistic and can-leave-you-anytime-they-want friends do you have...
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    95% of time is spent being nice and polite.. Dont show anger, defiance, etc.. (and it is also scary... might be loss of love, etc if shown). Lovely, nice, thanks, pardon me...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really just wanna escape just to recollect my thoughts. Being in this house can be too much
    orsoliz orsoliz 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    yep. its just one of those days and it has been a long one. it started out fine. I woke up ate etc etc. the usual. then I left with my grandparents to buy and dig flowers. the lady...
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    remove friends ? remove messages ? remove old stories about him ? now close your eyes and take a deep breath... slowly release it and smile.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One of the best parts of the day is when I get to work and I take about 15 minutes to just sit in the car and enjoy silence before going in. I never take for granted the rare time...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ahhh having lunch in my car away from the noise and everyone.....got a new book, looking forward to reading. This is the only time I have to myself! A house full of kids and a...
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Day in and day out... Get up... Get ready for work... Go to work... Work... Leave... Sit at home because no one is worth trusting.
    collegekid2016 collegekid2016 18-21, M Apr 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to be. now I'm not. i must grew up a little. I dont care how much money someone has.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    :/ take me away... and make everything better
    Comeflywithme23 Comeflywithme23 18-21, F Apr 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's not because I don't care about you, it's not because I'm sad. I just hurt, and I hate it when you see me cry...
    NotSoAngelic NotSoAngelic 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes I want revenge, but I can't hurt him, I really do love him. But sometimes I feel like I'm just here for his amusement when he wants me. Sometimes I want to leave him, but...
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F Apr 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I so love sleeping that sometimes I want to sleep forever... lol
    ajdream ajdream 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Seriously... Sometimes I want someone to just kill me.
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes I want to know what me and my husbands child will look like. I never want my legacy to suffer in a world of overpopulation and depleting resources. My husbands white and...
    interracialfiend interracialfiend 22-25, F Apr 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    sometimes i want to run away into the woods and live there.
    toopansy toopansy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

    Your Response

    Cancel