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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I keep trying to text n call friends who have ditched me completely. Do u think it's because I am lonely inside and trying to depend on others to make me feel better?
    stuckinlife247 stuckinlife247 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I am a nice person by most peoples standards I feel I have made good choices in life some not so good one also. Today setting in my shop I was overcome with a sadness I have not...
    lonelyheart1967 lonelyheart1967 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    I hate when someone I know comes to me and they're like "I wish he would respect me"... But yet she's a total sl*t., maybe if you actually gave him something to respect he would...
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    Sometimes I want to cry in class because of this. I used to be so loud and fun and now I feel so depressed. I hate going to a new hs because you're getting ignored. Sure there are...
    alyssagrey14 alyssagrey14 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Sometimes I want leave and lead an adventurous life but am afraid to leave my mother alone. But I'm also afraid if I leave my experiences here would repeat where ever I go.
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    I live in California but it's so boring sometimes just want to talk. You don't have to be from around. Its just talking
    alohacruz alohacruz 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    My birthday is next month, turning 21. I'm not excited at all, because i know it's gonna be boring. Again another bday with my hubby. I feel like i am so over it, i want to have...
    printsess printsess 18-21 Sep 4

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    I'm bi, and I really like my best friend. Sometimes I want to be a couple, other times I just want to kiss, cuddle and hold her hand but not have any labels so I'm not too sure...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Sometimes I want to just get it over with. See if its really worth waiting for or see what I'm missing out on. The first time is supposed to suck so might as well get it out of the...
    CeeAirAHH CeeAirAHH 13-15, F 9 Responses Sep 18

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    Sure sometimes i want to give up on life, but if this is the worst time in my life it can only get better. Even though i tell myself that and believe i'm just lying to myself, i...
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Like you're carrying the world atop your shoulders. That's how I always felt, with friends, family, work. I somehow always blame myself when something goes wrong. I act all...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I just get so caught up in my thoughts that I miss what's going on around me, and now I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I have two really good friends that mean the...
    Nineismyname Nineismyname 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Pushing People Away.Why do we push people away when it is against our nature as social creatures to do this? No one really prefers to be alone deep down yet at times we isolate...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    Laughter is all around me, coming from me, and I can see the faces of my friends. It's a good night. We're all at dinner together, debating the stupidest of subjects like world...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F Sep 17

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    Lately, I've had some people ask me why I don't talk to them as much anymore. I've had people ask me if something is wrong when I tell them I don't want to hang out. I appreciate...
    cmill357 cmill357 16-17, F Sep 11

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    Hi... This is not easy... :/ Well... I have fear of bonding/going for a relationship. I'm kind of the forever doubting type of person... It's not hard to know were it came from...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F Sep 21

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    Internally I want to cry but usually I'm surrounded by people , there's certain people who know my bizzare head space those people don't make me feel alone .... It's all the people...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F Sep 3

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    Sometimes I let myself dream about having a mom. That would be the greatest thing in the world. My birth mom was mental. She left me and my brother at home alone for days...
    LittleGirlCrissy LittleGirlCrissy 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    im going through a break up withdrawal and is so hard to keep myself from contacting my ex. i know that i have to do the radio silence but is just unbearable the psychological and...
    nikk82 nikk82 31-35, F Sep 3

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    I do everything and go everywhere alone. Last month i was on a trip to sweden with my coworkers. When the bus tour was over i just walked off. Went to drift on the streets to...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 11

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    So i have been trying to start writing something longer than just another one page half story. This is what i started now... thoughts?In every town there was one like her...
    QuiteElementary QuiteElementary 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I have started writing so many stories.. but i never seem to get around to finishing them. So here is another start of another story i hope to one day finish. In every town there...
    QuiteElementary QuiteElementary 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I want to practice self-love, but I am a fig tree - I look tough on the outside, but I am easily overtaken by insects and harsh weather. I have read many different versions of...
    ThQnOfHrts16 ThQnOfHrts16 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I dont understand myself sometimes I need friends to be around and then I dont contact with them its just that I sometimes or should I say Im used to be alone at most time for...
    swisspinay30 swisspinay30 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I've been married for almost two years now and we have been together for almost 5 years though. And we have a daughter and I feel ever since she was born I've been viewing things...
    Stephaniestephens17 Stephaniestephens17 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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