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Do You Want to Be Alone After a Breakup?

Friends or Famine: Do You Want to Be Alone After a Breakup?

I'm hardly fit for human interaction in the first raw days after a breakup. I'm prone to crying in public and convincing myself, and everyone around me, that all would be well if I hadn't said that one thing three months ago. The only thing I find more unpleasant than myself is company. Happy people. People who slept last night. The people who don't have a roll of toilet paper on their nightstand because they ran out of tissues.

Yet two friends going through breakups right now want anything but to be alone. Friends are the distraction that keeps their thoughts from spiraling down and their outlook on the up.

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heathersu heathersu 7 years
I want to be left alone. I handle strong issues like that much better if I have more free time and not anyone hovering over me.
ManiMartinixo ManiMartinixo 7 years
I need to lay in my bed for two weeks while my mother strokes my hair and tells me how perfect I am and how imperfect he was. That's all
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Everyone go away. I need a few days/weeks to wallow, and then I can go out again. In the meantime, I hate crying in front of people and I'm pretty reserved with even my closest friends, so I'd rather just be left alone.
loveydovey4 loveydovey4 7 years
During my last really big breakup all I wanted was to be alone. I probably scared my roommate because I was so depressed... and I was the breaker upper!
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
I need to be alone and cry. I don't want to see anyone. Maybe watch some "anti-romantic movie" like Closer, Two lovers, or 500 days of summer (i sooo much hated the end). Ofcourse it depends on the breakup. If its my choice and not cause he cheated with someone i know of course i wont cry!!
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 7 years
since i am right now...being along is nice, but I'm eager to move on so going out may help with that. I have no interest in a big group thing, but a one friend at a time or having people over for pizza sounds great. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who cries in public. haha.
weffie weffie 7 years
Friends, preferably those with benefits :) With my last couple of breakups my main worry was losing my only regular lay, so as soon as I replaced them I felt much better. Plus, sex is my favourite coping mechanism since I quit hard drugs lol
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Friends. Out. I want to know that I'm still lovable and still valuable to *someone* after a breakup. I'm an introvert by nature, but I need something else to think about other than the breakup.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I like being alone. When I'm going through a depressing stage I don't know what I want from people. I want them to comfort me, yet I want them to leave me alone, I want them to tell me how to fix my problem, yet I don't want to hear what they have to say. I like being alone for a while.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Definitely friends and family. Not necessarily out and about but hanging out in sweats and feeling close to the other people in my life
skigurl skigurl 7 years
that being said, i also am very prone to crying in public so i'm not saying i'd rather be out at a club versus home in bed or something, but i need people around me FOR SURE
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
A bit of both. I like to be alone when I'm sitting around and dwelling on the past and I like to be around people when I'm feeling like forgetting everything and moving on. Friends are a great distraction even if it's short lived.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
Usually whenever anything bad/traumatic happens to me, I NEED to be alone for a couple of days. I hate being around people when I'm upset or angry. Maybe not the healthiest way to deal with things, but that's how I work.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i SO need to be around people when i'm alone i just want to die but i'm that kind of person...i need people around when i'm upset or when i'm happy
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