It Makes People Think I'm Anti-social And Weird

I often need time alone away from everyone else. I struggle to get through a day without this "special time". On family occasions like Christmas and things where I'm constantly surrounded by distant relatives, I need to get away for a bit every few hours. Just relax and listen to music.

One time during a family wedding where we were all away at the location for an entire week I went out one night and was gone for hours on a beach. People just thought I was miserable and in a bad mood, but I just needed time alone. My family is a nightmare, but at this time no one had particularly annoyed me, I just needed to be alone with my thoughts.
dominatedgirl dominatedgirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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I am much older than you and I have done this all my life. I can dissapear in a heartbeat. I love solitude.

You're not alone in feeling like this, especially if you have a family that's hard to get along with.

I know exactly ow you feel, there are always people in every room of my house it's exhausting having to keep myself presentable for everybody.

Thank you, I agree with you both very much.

I can relate. I've been that way since I was a kid. Even today, I like to go someplace where nobody is and just be by myself and enjoy my own company.

I've been known to disappear and then get to hear about how I'm being antisocial.

There's nothing wrong with alone time.