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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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    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

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    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

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    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 They add flavor and gesto to living since I'm mostly withdrawn from general society.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

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    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    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn.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

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    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

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    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    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn.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

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    Turning Points

    We must embrace the pain and burn it as a fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa We sometimes reach moments in our lives when we faced with a compelling need to withdraw and re-evaluate our lives and the choices ahead of us. We find ourselves at crossroads and turning points of...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 19 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Mar 8

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    Related Experiences

    I moved across the country with at the time my best friend. It's been three years and I have yet to make any close friends. I feel alone. For a long time I wanted to go back home...
    Smallwonder102 Smallwonder102 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    it's weird .. even though I've lived by myself with me and my dad for 14 years , until now I suddenly feel really lonely Maybe it's because I miss my friends form school since I'm...
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    This is mainly because people don't want to talk about the big stuff. People just be scratchin' the surface of everything. Everything is superficial. Everywhere I go. And I sure am...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    She doesn't understand how he doesn't see what a god damn beautiful person he is. She traces the words he carved on the paper with her fingertips and reads them as her personal...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F Jul 16

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    All my classmates have friends,while I don't have any I always eat lunch alone watching others with their friends.teachers also abuse me.I cry sometimes all night alone.
    simrans simrans 13-15, M Jul 2

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    Sometimes staying in alone can be the best decision, that way not only do you save money but you save yourself the hassle of trying to find a way home, or bumping into someone you...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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    Sometimes I want to play. Sometimes I just want to hold each other very close.
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I hate how meaningless the routine of life is. We have jobs and obligations, we get up, try and create some economic value, get paid, pay bills and sleep again. If we have time we...
    petrichor540 petrichor540 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Sometimes I want to be its sad that life sucks so bad
    JustaConfusedteen JustaConfusedteen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Fear can make you compromise. It is hard to hide. Sometimes, I want to disappear.
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F Jul 11

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    Sometimes I want to ask people something or tell them something, but i usually end up overthinking it and worrying about what others will say so I keep it in and regret it later.
    Gogeta1101 Gogeta1101 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Just sometimes.. I want to have energy, attention, will, consistency and resilience.. I wish my moods didn't control me so much.. So I can get things done, move on, be more...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just want my "friends" to leave me alone and stop asking me to go out with them. I wish they would just understand without me having to tell them how I feel; I don't have the...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Sometimes I just lay on my back in a dark room, motionless and completely silent. I stare at the dark ceiling and feel how the tears crawl down my temples and travel further down...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Like 5 days a week I feel better alone, away from the world... Everyone just seems soo focus on themselves it's like you try to talk to anyone surrounding you & it's all about them...
    presseve presseve 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    As long as I can remember I have always been the one that everyone picked on and made fun of. Because of that I learned to withdraw within myself and keep everything inside, never...
    chadjunk chadjunk 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Anyone else have those days where they get so antisocial they actually argue with themselves? I can't be completely alone on this .-.
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I met an old friend, almost didn't recognised her. Life has battered and bruised her. After hanging out with her. We hug so tight we both didn't want to let go. I felt broken for...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 15 mins ago

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    I haven't been on here for a while, but I feel the need to really write out my feelings. Two weeks ago I came back home to the Bahamas for a year. I was pretty excited on coming...
    rainee12 rainee12 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I show off that I'm independent and don't need anyone in my life but to be completely blunt, I don't want to be alone anymore but I feel like there's no one there for me
    sammy1524 sammy1524 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Hopefully one day soon I can sing this song whole heartedly and it will be true: WHITESNAKE "Here I Go Again" (Selection of Lyrics) I don't know where I'm going But, I sure know...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Yes I do I want to because when I'm alone I feel like there's no one to hurt me and I can't hurt anyone. I can't trust people because I've always had people in my life that hurt me...
    Coolman1222 Coolman1222 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    I've wanted to die forever. My life used to be much worse than it is now no friends, no freedom, drug problems, nobody to care about. I just sat alone with pure nothingness for...
    LizardKing420 LizardKing420 16-17, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Dear lord I have spoken to you for many years, and I have no doubt about your blessings. But I'm confuse, I no longer understand why you still holding me on earth. I'm loosing it...
    esscape esscape 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I find fear to be quite interesting. The diversity of it is incredible...So I want to see how many I can gather :D A few of my own (too hard to choose): -I have a habit of closing...
    Serendipiity Serendipiity 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I need someone in my life who understand my every feelings. My mom hate me. She loves my lit bro. she want me to help her in her work. she neither care me nor speak any lovely...
    Tanya280 Tanya280 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm not interested in sex, role-playing, or talking dirty with you. I'm not interested in talking to some creepy pervert online, there's plenty of them where I live. I don't want...
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    . I like to make up songs while I'm brushing my teeth! And it makes me laugh when I hear myself ! 2. I'm hopelessly addicted to using exclamations points excessively!!!! 3. I have...
    Alicexnum2 Alicexnum2 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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