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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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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    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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    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    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn.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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    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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    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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    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    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel so alone today and I can't understand why. Nothing necessarily bad happened I just feel so out of it. I haven't been outside. I've just been here. Waiting and hoping for...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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 a week 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 6 days ago

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    I get in very self destructive moods sometimes. I want to binge eat, or buy a pack of cigarettes, or be mean to people that care about me. But somehow it's so great. I feel...
    jadecurtis11 jadecurtis11 18-21, F Jun 26

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Though I would never say it out loud, sometimes I want to be a guy. It's just feels right. Although other moments it never even crosses my mind.
    ChangedForever27 ChangedForever27 16-17, F Jun 24

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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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    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 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes having alone time can be therapeutic, but if that alone time exceeds 1 week depression starts to set in :(
    justEexisting justEexisting 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Where's the perfect place to hide? In the middle of a crowded room. I can be in a sea of people and yet I'll still feel lonely. Sometimes, even though I'm surrounded by friends- I...
    cecimaldonado cecimaldonado 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Feeling very alone as I walked out from the train station feel like a zombie walking out with no feelings. Even buying a drink is without emotions , it is just passing the money...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    No, I don't. Something I've noticed on here is that if I say ANYTHING negative about myself, hordes of people come flocking to reassure me otherwise. However kind you think you...
    ALittleLess15 ALittleLess15 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Hello,my name is jacob but i like to go by zoey. I have spent the last seventeen years of my life alone because I am a girly-boy. Now I have the Internet and sites like this...
    jmallon764 jmallon764 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    I do things because I need to, I have to.. Well most of it.. I try my best in it.. I try to evaluate myself every day before I go to sleep.. I persuade my heart to forgive, to let...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Last year all my friends froze me out. It was hard. I failed my exam. And I felt uncomfortable in my own body. I decided to take control, as people encourage you to do. I started...
    pcha pcha 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr 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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    1. Im Indonesian 2. Im mixed, japanese-arabian-indonesian 3. Im more dominant japanese-indonesian (my big bro arabian-japanese, my lil bro arabian-indonesian) 4. I was born in 1/9...
    daneean daneean 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Since I was a little kid there were some dreams had that I knew couldn't come true. That I couldn't learn how to fly, that no matter how much I learned that I would never be smart...
    NegroLeo NegroLeo 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    I mean people without depression don't know how it is to live with it I hate how my mother comes up to me and says "I know how you feel" and then I say to her "do you have...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M 20 hrs ago

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