I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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, 2014

    Doesn't make me a bad person.

    In fact, just the opposite, because I come back refreshed...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 30

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    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    Sometimes,I like to be alone,Withdrawn,So I can think,Lose myself,Deep in thought,Take a break,From this stressful life,Be myself.Return refreshed.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

    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

    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    I felt so alone, and withdrawn growing up, i felt misunderstood,  i cut so i could release the pain from my head for the split second as the pain welled, and the blood rising to the surface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

    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
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

    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

    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

    I am able to go to work

    and put on the fake smile. I also am able to socialize with my friends, and still function during my bowling leagues or softball leagues (when I am playing). My withdrawal is more emotional than physical. I have been single for quite some time now, and I have found myself being...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    I'm in one of those moods again,

    where I just want to escape and hide in a place where no one can find me. I can be the positive person everyone knows me to be, but I have my off days, and I guess today is one of them.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    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

    I realize this is a way

    that I protect myself from harm.
    Encontrados Encontrados
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 10

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    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 why I did it, but I can't.....
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I am also known as Greta.

    "I vant to be alone"
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 30

    i want to be elsewhere right now,

    somewhere away from all the negativity, frustration, words said on impulse, tiredness, noise, responsibilities...
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion
    18-21, F
    Nov 24, 2015

    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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