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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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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 They add flavor and gesto to living since I'm mostly withdrawn from general society.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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    i want to be elsewhere right now,

    somewhere away from all the negativity, frustration, words said on impulse, tiredness, noise, responsibilities...
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion 18-21, F Nov 24, 2015

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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    There are time I tend to feel withdrawn.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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I realize this is a way

    that I protect myself from harm.
    Encontrados Encontrados 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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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'm in one of those moods again,

    where I just want to escape and hide in a place where no one can find me. I can be the positive person everyone knows me to be, but I have my off days, and I guess today is one of them.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 why I did it, but I can't.....
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel 26-30, F Jul 4, 2015

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    I am able to go to work

    and put on the fake smile. I also am able to socialize with my friends, and still function during my bowling leagues or softball leagues (when I am playing). My withdrawal is more emotional than physical. I have been single for quite some time now, and I have found myself being...
    aldnaz aldnaz 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 16 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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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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    Happy Valentine's day to everyone out there. I know that some people feel alone on valentine's day cuz they may not have that special someone in their life and to all of you I am...
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    I really want a friend who is a girl who would be open to talk to me about ANYTHING coz at the moment I'm feeling really alone being judged by everyone...
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    Alone But not single which I think hurts more. Knowing they're 4 hours and 300 miles away... And not being able to do anything for them. It hurts. It really does.
    ClinNN ClinNN 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Happy Valentine's Day. To all the people spending it alone, as I am,....I LOVE YOU!!❤️😘💕 you'll find somebody just keep being your awesome self, you are beautiful inside...
    WallFlowerPerkz WallFlowerPerkz 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Everyone is so alone on valentines day, oh boo hoo. Some of us have great partners and still can't spend valentines day with them because we have to work. Get a flaming grip on...
    Bubbalicious93 Bubbalicious93 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have to go to work. If i see couples kissing and hugging and cuddling today i am gonna cry... I will be forever alone T^T
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I alone every fecking day..... who cares lol
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am feeling even more alone on Valentines day
    Gh6189 Gh6189 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE!!! I hope your day is filled with love and happiness coz we all deserve it. Anyone spending this day alone and is sad and feels like **** message me...
    Secretlifeofourbodies Secretlifeofourbodies 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    1. I'm a lot smarter in my head than verbalizing my ideas and thoughts. 2. I'm a very empathetic and a accepting person. I can't say that I entirely pride myself in that aspect...
    naturesxwanderess1 naturesxwanderess1 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    *hugs* lets do happy friends day today ? i mean ik we feel alone today but hey ! we still got some friends to bug & love em.
    cutecannibal cutecannibal 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I never really understood how you can make a holiday out of love. For those who have that special someone, you show your love year around, for the heart broken, it's a day full of...
    aaron62 aaron62 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    nnysspawn nnysspawn 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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