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Do Tell: Do You Look Forward to Your Alone Time?

Alone time is incredibly valuable, especially if you tend to be an introvert; it gives you time to process your thoughts and get back in touch with yourself as an individual. But once you’re in a relationship, alone time can get lost in the shuffle of a busy schedule. In fact, if you live with someone, finding alone time can feel nearly impossible. I expressed these thoughts to a friend recently, and she was quick to point out that she didn’t look forward to her alone time at all. Sure, she appreciates it, but she prefers to have people around. I was surprised by her response, but do you agree? Do tell, is alone time something you look forward to?


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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
It all depends. I love my alone time but too much of it and I get lonely and bored. I love time with my husband and we do our own thing a lot of the time just talking when we feel like it. Kinda alone time but in the same room if that makes any sense.
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 8 years
I definitely need alone time. I'm social, but if I don't spend some time just by myself after that, I get antsy and irritable. It's kind of how I rejuvenate myself. Just me and no one else around to want or need my attention.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES i do really look forward to my alone time and when i think that i'm going to have it and i don't, i get really upset about it. my fiance and i live together and we have a one-bedroom apt in NYC so you can imagine how close we are all the time. i think that it's really nice for both of us when one of us is out of town or just away. right now he's not working so he has all the alone time that he could want, and doesn't seem to understand that when i get home from work that i could use space. it's hard since i know that he wants to see me since it's just him all day -but that's not really something that i feel is my fault and i shouldn't have to deal with it. i always tell him that he should go and visit his family or go play golf so i can at least have a few hours to myself...
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
Alone time is where it's at!! I don't like to be alone 100% of the time, but I literally go INSANE and even get so bitchy if I don't have it!! :) It really is a necessity to me, and most of my friends don't get it.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Alone time is INVAlUABLE to me. I'm in a high stress job with people coming at me from one direction or another all day long. When I get home at night, it's dinner, homework and family time. From about 10 to 11 every night, after the kids are in bed and the dishes are done, that's my "Me" time. If I don't get that, look out!
miriah15 miriah15 8 years
If I had a choice, I'd have four out of the seven days in the week alone, and two of the remaining three just see people on evenings
gemsera gemsera 8 years
Luckily for me my work turned around and made me take holidays, so I have every Friday off, by myself, I usually watch daytime tv, have naps, read my books, pump my girly music, whatever takes my fancy. It really has helped my wellbeing!
Deidre Deidre 8 years
YES! When I'm alone, I get the chance to do everything on my own schedule -- work out, eat what I want, read, do anything that's piled up on my to-do list. It's nice to be a little selfish sometimes and not have to work in the needs of friends/family/significant others. Another plus is that it really allows you time to miss the other people in your life. So you're that much happier to spend time with them again later. Of course, we're all social creatures, but a little solitude every so often is definitely well-needed.
karlotta karlotta 8 years
I used to be very social, but for some reason over the years I have developed an intense need to be alone - a lot. I usually have trouble staying interested in a conversation with a friend for more than 2 or 3 hours. And I love my friends! But soon enough I feel like going home and doing my thing... maybe it's because I live with my boyfriend now, so I always more or less have company, and I REALLY value my time without anyone there! But this past summer I was at my Dad's a lot because he was sick, and I barely saw anyone - even my BF - and that was kind of lonely.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
I am really introverted and I need my alone time. I geet very angsty and sometimes downright bitchy if I dont have "me" time.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Absolutely. I am an introvert, and I enjoy being alone. I don't mind other people, but I prefer being by myself. This is what's natural for me. My husband is an introvert, too. We socialize, of course, but we also give each other our needed space.
bluestar bluestar 8 years
I love to be alone! I get to do whatever I want! :)
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
It all depends on how I feel. When I need alone time, I'll make it. When I need company, I'll call a girlfriend or stop by my girl's job and see how she's doing. Since I'm single, there's really no alone time issues. Lol. But, I'm crazy b/c when I'm in a relationship, I tend to have no problem spending a ton of time with my guy. Yeah the next guy I'm with, he'll be begging for alone time. LOL. Well, I'll smother him in moderation.
CYL CYL 8 years run around in my undies, without makeup and in my glasses and watch sappy girly movies while eating crap ...or reading a sappy novel...
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i prefer being with others rather than being alone i don't mind it sometimes, but i feel when i'm on my commute or laying in bed before i turn off the light is enough for me, most of the time
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 8 years
Oh my gosh, I was just having this discussion with my husband! I do value my alone time...between taking my son back and forth to school, working and coming home to hubby, I sometimes feel like I'm NEVER without someone else in my space. Come to think of it, the only times I'm really alone is in the car on my way home from work...but now that my son goes to school on my days off, and the hubby works on the same days...MOMMY'S time! :D
missyd missyd 8 years
I LOVE being alone. Not all the time, but alot of it :)
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
for starters, that picture makes her arms look weird haha...but i love my alone time. i've always liked being alone and relaxing and doing my own thing. i'm not a hermit or anything, i love to be with people; it helps you understand yourself.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I love nothing more than a full weekend day by myself with NO commitments. I think I love it so much because it happens about twice a year!
bbkf bbkf 8 years
I'd always prefer to be with someone rather than alone.
Alyssa9986 Alyssa9986 8 years
I love it....but, as all things go, it's great in moderation. I'm relatively introverted by nature, so I have to push myself to be more of an outgoing extrovert. Sometimes I need to just be ME - in bed, covered in a mountain of books, with my trusty journal by my side - and others I like to laugh and goof off with my girlfriends. I guess it's a balancing act when you get down to it.
CreateMagic CreateMagic 8 years
I'm a middle school teacher, a gymnastics instructor, and a cheer coach. My alone time is invaluable to me!!! I definitely need at least an hour to myself each day to recharge.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
Time spent with my family is always precious to me, but I also look forward to the alone time.It's way for me to re group and get some things done for myself......
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
I'll like to think that I do, but I am not so sure...after work today I will actually have a couple of hours by myself and I am already thinking of what I need to do to fill up my time lol
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I do value my time alone, and I value my time with my boyfriend. It depends on how I feel on a day to day basis. One day, if I am not spending some more time with my BF, I feel unloved or lonely or something crazy, and on other days I feel perfectly fine and relaxed. I think I just like him being around, even if we are not doing something together. It's comforting to me. However, living together definitely makes the whole "need some space" issue difficult and sometimes frustrating to deal with!
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