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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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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    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

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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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    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 They add flavor and gesto to living since I'm mostly withdrawn from general society.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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    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 18 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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

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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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    at times I want to say fack off and push every one out of my life. sometimes I want to say to the people who help me, i don't need anyone's help. Well, I do say and do selfish...
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    It's amazing how I can really understand when people have melt downs. They can feel like their whole world is ended, and I will be there letting them vent, letting them cry or just...
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    I've dated some people but honestly (I know this sounds mean) I've never really had THAT feeling. Sometimes I want to be very close to someone. Whether it's a friend or more. But...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    I spent a lot of time late at night on my own with my thoughts. Sometimes it can be a tough thing but it's also quite a good thing some nights. I end up being able to think more...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    How can one find words to express how one feels? I can't.. Not today. Mostly the words would flow and I'd write them to express what I was feeling, but today, nothing.. And how can...
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    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I think especially in societies that are well off, people are way to quick and easy to declare themselves "good". We kind of turn a blind eye to our own selfishness or rationalize...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Ok, so here goes. If you are no stranger to my stories you might already know some of these facts about me. But if you are new to this site or just came across me and my story at...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Feb 25

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    Sometimes? Try all the time :P
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes my flaws get in the way of my happiness.
    justaCRbot justaCRbot 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    EP is for the time when I am alone.I complete two years here .I joined in March 2013.I have met some nice people here and some not so nice.It has been a nice experience mostly.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 12 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Another morning here and another day in an empty bed. Laying here wishing someone would curl up with me or hear someone say good morning. I just hate being alone.
    kankuro18 kankuro18 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am sociable but I enjoy my alone time, peace and the still. I don't like chatter and noise all the time. and I can sort my head out.
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    after nearly 14 years, it's funny how I just keep expecting change. first. it's my daughter's 7th birthday. and I had to work. I ended up being able to actually get approved for...
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    There is a woman I married a long time ago. We sleep two floors apart, and talk only business and the required niceties when social situations require. Oh-of course, she also has...
    Bfinally Bfinally 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    I like shopping alone , I can drink alone and still have fun lol , I love being allll alone sometimes and sometimes has become more like quite a lot lately especially since my bf...
    Hellalovely Hellalovely 26-30 Feb 8

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    I am empty. I no longer have the drive to do things. Nothing is ever satisfying enough, no matter what I try to do and cheer myself up. Everything is bleak and dreary. I have my...
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