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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A letter- I decided that it's about time to just focus on me. To love myself unconditionally. I've not only neglected but I have been so abusive to myself. I have put others needs...
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    Sometimes i feel alone. Like no one understands me. Im like like most kids my age. They get to go out all the time, i have to constantly be at the doctors. Im too young to be...
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    My familys a noisy bunch. It makes me anxious. If I lived alone, I'd be able to meditate better. And I'd be calmer to face the day ahead. Sometimes I want to scream "SHUT THE FACK...
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    rebeccaswing rebeccaswing 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    sometimes i just cry and I don't know why and that makes me cry even more.. its weird ik but for some ****** up reason i like it ugh
    coclata coclata 13-15, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 26

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