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I Sometimes Withdraw and Want to Be Alone

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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    I felt so alone, and withdrawn growing up, i felt misunderstood,  i cut so i could release the pain from my head for the split second as the pain welled, and the blood rising to the surface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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I will always help people and be there. God knows I love looking after people and helping them feel they have someone there and to talk to about their problems etc, but sometimes I...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Personally I think alone time is needed for everyone!!! I've found especially after a break up, you need time alone to find yourself again :)
    Chevy1973 Chevy1973 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi everyone, I just wanted to know if anyone else suffers with depression and anxiety coupled with paranoia due to possible perimenopause (or thats what im thinking it is) until i...
    xsuex xsuex 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Right now I feel sad and alone... I'm not ready to go to sleep... I want a hug and kiss good night... I'm so sad
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes, it just needs to be a little quiet for things to work properly.
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    would be nice... i'm never alone... wld love to just have ny own space a sanctuary where i can just scream, sing create without anyone... i guess im a loner by nature but thats...
    CigarettesandCoffee CigarettesandCoffee 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to grab my stuff and some money and just get on a plane and never go back...
    Yadirarubi Yadirarubi 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was such a daddy's girl..
    Jodiii14 Jodiii14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    More like all the time...I don't like ppl and they keep just making me mad
    beautifulher beautifulher 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Any secret world out there ??
    santees santees 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's nice to just run off into the woods and enjoy myself nobody there to annoy me or pressure me to do things and the best thing so far is that I get to be myself without feeling...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel alone like nobody cares
    hatersgonnahatefuckit hatersgonnahatefuckit 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I stare at my wrists. They have white seams along them. Sometimes i hide them under long sleeves and jewelry. sometimes i want you all to see them. i need help, yet i dont want it...
    warriorfera warriorfera 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    And sometimes I want guys to message me lol ;)
    ToriQueen097 ToriQueen097 26-30, M 1 day ago

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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 Sep 27

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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 Sep 27

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    I just relized that i need to get far away&start anew! Im 30&living in a house w moms&2bros. Sometimes i want to b here to be a help to all but its not helping myself. Im feeling...
    experiencing30 experiencing30 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Sometimes, I want to shout...I am truly not exceptional!
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I've tried but I must not be trying hard enough. Sometimes I want them gone. At least for while.
    lil911 lil911 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I sometimes just want to be able to talk to someone who understood my feelings
    Pawes Pawes 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't want to be the person on the sidelines anymore. I want to make a difference and stray from my "friends." All they do is make people feel bad about themselves. I want to...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    It all goes back to my childhood, I loved my mom and dad with all my heart but yet never received love back from them . The only person to ever love me as much , if not more , as...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response 46 mins ago

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    I am 17, I'm in my last year at school and I live alone. I must admit it is quite haunting to come home from school and nobody is there. Not to mention I have to be my own mum and...
    luneelfe luneelfe 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I am a Loner. I was born as kid who did not have many friends in the neighbor to hang out with; yet I was a bright kid - as people said. As a kid, I was considered cheerful...
    mischievousloner mischievousloner 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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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 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 Oct 2

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    Being alone is just to lonely and scary for me. I think being with someone is a lot better then being alone because I'm easily scared sometimes even if my moms in the other room...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Oct 7

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    Okay so there was once this girl. Lets say her name was....Sunny. and sunny was very small and quiet so she got ignored a lot. No one in her family really paid any attention to her...
    bored25123 bored25123 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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