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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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 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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    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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    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    I felt so alone, and withdrawn growing up, i felt misunderstood,  i cut so i could release the pain from my head for the split second as the pain welled, and the blood rising to the surface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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    and sometimes the right things are the hardest things to be done.it hurts...it feels wrong for a moment...but deep within u know that it is right n no matter what u just have to do...
    urnesha urnesha 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I am tired of being polite to people.My mom in law does not think I have a mom too and acts so selfishly sometimes.All she thinks of is her son.I don't exist for her.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 2

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    I am autistic and I need to have a safe place where I can be alone in a dark and quiet room uninterrupted. I have my room in my house, but my dad sleeps in here while I sleep in my...
    Hymph Hymph 22-25 Mar 17

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    So I'm just tired. Tired of life and tired of trying so hard to make things better for myself and things just get out of control instead. Sometimes I just want to throw my hands up...
    dani2585 dani2585 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's not like I want to die but the thought of just sleeping forever sounds so good right now
    lillolipop lillolipop 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    im not suicidal or anything but people get annoying bout hella fast
    TCByrdhouse TCByrdhouse 13-15, M Mar 2

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    I deff ****** my hair up ......
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Can you imagine all that you could get done if there were no need for stoplights and no traffic jams!
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 Mar 16

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    And now it's time to sleep. I'm scared for the nightmares but I will get through it again. It only makes me more tired... Goodnight everyone...
    Raicyn Raicyn 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Ever have one of those times when you wish you could just get in your car and/or get in a plane and just up and go far far away and not go back for at least a couple of weeks...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    today is one of those days , I can't even force myself to fall asleep . Forced to stay up and face my own thoughts and problems . :'( I have no more sleeping pills . </3
    EboniFrost EboniFrost 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I'm tired of life right now and don't feel good
    icecreamlove17 icecreamlove17 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My life has been nothing but a trail of heart brakes every one leaving me and finding someone worse then I was to them
    kiwiblue12 kiwiblue12 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1.im 14 2.I have 2 brothers and 1 sister 3.i have a chihuahua 4. I've had surgery when I was 8 5. I love hot boys 6.I love tacos 7.my middle name is Victoria 8.my first name is...
    icecreamlove17 icecreamlove17 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I want new friends when I can't see what's good with the old. Sometimes I wonder why I can't get a boyfriend. Then when I'm actually get one I don't need one. ETC ETC ETC...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 16-17, F Mar 16

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    1. "Pittsburg" - The Amity Affliction 2. "Lost and fading" - The Amity Affliction 3. "Don't lean on me" - The Amity Affliction 4. " The weigh down" - The Amity Affliction 5...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I turn 21 this year and I've never been in a relationship. Ever. Sometimes, it can get so lonely. I know I am to blame because of the unrealistically high standards that I have set...
    allthesingleladies allthesingleladies 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    ... or actually basically always. But I try hard not to show it. The truth is: I feel ashamed for not being loved. I feel ashamed for living alone, without a loving partner...
    ElonaElona ElonaElona 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I travel a lot and thus I find myself in public eating alone. This cute waitress saw me alone and felt sorry for me. She spent her break sitting at my table - she wore her casual...
    tenente tenente 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I let him in and he destroyed me. So basically, I'm writing this right now because I feel the need to speak out about what I went/am going through. As most painful heartaches...
    LittleMissDuck LittleMissDuck 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've made my decision. I'm going to withdraw from college as soon as possible. The environment that I'm forced into there isn't furthering my education. My peers don't help me...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 8