Would you isolate yourself for while?
March 16, 2009 8:32pm CST
If you just get out of a relationship. You probably felt so down, and you just want to be alone sometimes. Won't you just want to isolate yourself, or seldomly answer a few phone calls from your friends? You just want to be alone. A friend of mine who just got out of a 3 years relationship, and I am so worry about him.
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17 Mar 09
I have not broken up yet from a relationship so probably I cannot even imagine what your friend is going through right now. I do hope he/she recovers quickly. Coming to your topic, I do like to isolate myself from time to time. I am a deep thinker and I like to plan things out. I feel that I need some time for myself to think in what direction I have to focus my energy, what kind of job I am looking for, etc etc.
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18 Mar 09
i just have broken up with someone whom i have with me for 5 years. we broke up six days ago and yes, i am still unwell and shaken. i am in fact isolating myself for a while. i have not gone out with friends yet, and i am not motivated as well in keeping in touch with any of them. but its just a phase i am going through. i know in due time, i will be able to cope up, move on, and deal with things and hopefully mature as a person. having a broken heart is not easy. but coping with it entirely depends on the concerned person. just always be there for your friend, but do not be to pushy. let your friend open up and if not, then do not push too hard. if your friend is ready to talk to, im sure you are just there visible then.
17 Mar 09
Yes, I would isolate myself for a while to sort things out and think what best for me, because if you had in a relationship for many years then broke up, emotionally it is not easy, you have to carry the load within yourself which is really bad. Try to respect first your friend's privacy,maybe he wanted to be alone first and after that you can reached out to him and give him moral support.
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17 Mar 09
I guess some time alone to think and sort things out...come to terms with it all. Solitude can be a good thing as long as it isn't overdone. I don't really care to talk too much with friends about things like that. My friends, instead, helped me to get my mind off from things for a time and made me smile....laugh, etc. It's good to balance the solitude with time with friends. You don't mention how long your friend has been acting like this. If it goes on too long, as a friend...you should maybe push him to get out and do something. Without knowing your friend, it is hard to say if he is falling into depression or if he just needs some space.