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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Alone doesn't always have to be lonely.
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    The song that speaks the most to me."I live no more to shame, nor me, nor you, I'm sorry"Born from silence, silence full of itA perfect concert my best friendSo much to live for...
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    I want to hug that person n just cry..keep crying.. I know if I do, he will cry too..so I'll keep this thought, a thought...:'(
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    I just want to be held and to feel the tender warm touch of a woman. I crave affection when i am depressed and lonely. :( Holding a stuffed animals just is not the same...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Please! People can be exhausting!! Doesn't matter WHO they are!!! Whether physically or emotionally, you cope with their demands most of the time. But every now and then it's good...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20

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    Even a minor accident to just to get away seems great
    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Like now.. Just had a talk with a friend, about some small things which should have been taken care of, in my relationship, which I didn't take seriously, leading to my today's...
    rko683 rko683 31-35, M Jan 15

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    Mostly when I'm feeling sad or depressed. Having someone holding me or someone to cuddle with makes me feel better most of the time.
    Cherilyn16 Cherilyn16 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Sometimes I get the impression that a person has a problem with me or that he/she just doesn't like me. There isn't always a good time to ask them for clarification; sometimes I...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Jan 20

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    sometimes i want to be alone. i just want to make myself drawn in my world. 'cos i feel so lonely in group of people. how long it will last...for escaping from abuser. i'm...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 13

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    I feel so lonely.. all my friends seem to always have a friend with them while I just have myself. I sometimes just want a friend or maybe to love someone.
    nickynickynoo nickynickynoo 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I want to enjoy my own presence by sitting on the beach watching the sunset by myself. Sometimes, I want to sit around people, and feel loved while cherishing the moment...
    lupitalu lupitalu 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I want to make new long term friends on ep "Friends" not people that just pop up and chat here and there. Im just looking for a select few more people to check in with every...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I want to but somehow I always manage to get up and get through my day. I miss someone very much, just wish they felt the same.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Sometimes I want to completely change my personality. I'm known as this shy, conservative, self conscious person, and recently, I've been wanting to change that. I want to be a...
    DevilDollie DevilDollie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    We humans are social beings. We can't live without connections with other people (there are exceptions). There is something very good and very bad at the same time. It's good...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M Jan 19

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    Wow! where do I start? I don't feel like spell checking sorry... Mom died when I was 32 days old. Dad died at 9, raised by grandmother, she died at 89 in 2001, a 16 year old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 4

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    Of course I want someone I could tell anything to. But the more I think about, the more difficult it is for me to believe that it is actually possible. I sometimes feel like there...
    booky1234 booky1234 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Accept, Forget and Moving on... Words that are easy to pronounce but quite harder to do because in most cases we tend to hold grudges, regret and kept on blaming other people and...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I agree with most of it.. Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything. You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life. You love silence...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Mercy don't think she's pretty no more, Starin' at the stars through her back screen door, She tries and tries to make it all work out, No matter what she does, She's left...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I love cats. To me, they are family. I used to have 2 pet cats who recently passed on due to aging. I just got married, moved to a new country, living with my husband and my in...
    mewmy mewmy 26-30, F Jan 18

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