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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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    I felt so alone, and withdrawn growing up, i felt misunderstood,  i cut so i could release the pain from my head for the split second as the pain welled, and the blood rising to the surface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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    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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    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    Sometimes,I like to be alone,Withdrawn,So I can think,Lose myself,Deep in thought,Take a break,From this stressful life,Be myself.Return refreshed.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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    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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    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 They add flavor and gesto to living since I'm mostly withdrawn from general society.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    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm still in recovery and I relapsed a few times already about a week ago I think. Sometimes I want to be fully recovered and other times I never want to end my ednos. School is...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i want a girlfriend but then i dont cuz i dont want those emotions.
    yoshiyang yoshiyang 16-17, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I sometimes just want to hide away from people, I need a safety net in case things get to much. I either want to sit alone in nature or curl up in my bed and sleep my worries away...
    oneflewover oneflewover 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I wrote 50 random facts about myself last night. and i'm bored so i'm going to write another 50. so um yea... here we go. 51- I have met a lot of bands. 52- 90% of my wardrobe...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I want to be with my friend and other times I'm hesitant but if I wasn't scared of the whole idea of having a girlfriend..something I never thought I'd feel..I want to be...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 5 days 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 a week ago

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    Oh you don't understand! You can learn a lot about being alone at times, to spice it up for yourself, go to a park full of trees and sit there with your specified type of music...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    It's hard to step to the beat of my own drummer, refusing to submit to the mindset that many seem to subscribe to. Integrity is a rare commodity; hard to find. On principles, I'm...
    LaughsAndGiggles LaughsAndGiggles 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm only 15 yet all 15 years have been pretty miserable. Ever since I became a teenager my parents decided to turn against me. Especially after they found out I selfharmed. My dad...
    justapainter justapainter 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I find no use in meeting people as very few turn out to be helpful, they just pretend to be friends but apparently they are not.I do know that I am in secured in terms of trust but...
    darkheart93 darkheart93 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    - I grew up in a New Age environment. For many years when I had a headache or the flu, my mom would heal me instead of giving me pills. We would seek answers to our problems by...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year and I am in love. As every couple we have ups and downs. I need some advice. We have recently been arguing over things that...
    ulovedesi ulovedesi 18-21, F 1 Response 29 mins ago

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    I feel so unloved, and just unattractive to the opposite sex .... I suppose it's the fact that I've given my heart for someone else in the past, and she ripped it out and stamped...
    cerberus87 cerberus87 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    I'll be home around 545 est, anyone want to join me for some naughty alone-time fun then???
    Jcchris321 Jcchris321 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Always been single and always will. And say what you want to me I don't care I know I'm forever alone.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 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