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I Am Happier Single Than In a Relationship

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    Amen to That

     Relationships are too much work ... I cant  deal with the beginning of them plus im to self conscious and i have this horrible trust issue . So im better off .. which makes me happy to realize this about myself .Maybe one day ill meet someone but if not ill settle for...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 4, 2008

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    Might Be True For Me Too

    I just turned 30 and ended a relatively short relationship (1 year and 8 months) that felt more like a long-term marriage. We made very big steps together very quickly like moving in together and making a long distance move. When I look back on previous relationships, I do...
    esthersigne esthersigne 26-30 May 28, 2012

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    Not Quite Sure What Is Going On.

    Well, here I am again. In a relationship. This time it is so much different! Usually I am completely obsessed by my relationships, they where my happiness. They defined me as a person. I count down the days where I would see their face and be too ******* needy. EUGH! cringe...
    blurredlines21 blurredlines21 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    I Am Starting to Believe...

    that I am happier single than in a relationship.. I am 39 years old. At age 30 I broke up with my boyfriend of the time and promised to give myself a year away from dating, sex, etc. Just take a year of time to get to know myself better and to be free. Well, that one year turned...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    My parents filed for divorce about a month ago. My grandma has been abused and is unhappy in her marriage. My aunt divorced when I was young. My other aunt was beaten by her...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I have no desire to date at the moment, but when I do I won't choose out of desperation. I've never been desperate enough to just settle for anything. I'd rather be single, than...
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    I'm just to lazy to put up with almost anything it takes to be in a relationship. Like it's not everyday that i wanna talk to the same person & do this & do that. I might sound...
    OddFutureIsLife OddFutureIsLife 13-15, F Sep 22

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    I rather be single than having to put up with **** I don't deserve.
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    I am in a new international long distance relationship. We met while we were on vacation, and we texted each other everyday and Skyped once every week. I went to see him after 4...
    lilanow lilanow 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    This is going to be a bit long winded, so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 10

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    Yes, apparently I am, and I realized that I've never been NOT single. I've never been in a real relationship where you spend most of your time together physically and digitally or...
    genejanexx genejanexx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I've lived by this my whole live (close friends over many acquaintances), but I'm starting to wonder if I'd be happier with many fake friends? I mean, don't they seem happier? I've...
    Tory102 Tory102 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Duncan98 Duncan98 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I have shared a story in "I am sick of being single" a couple of months ago. And here I am again! I'm still sick of being single. Not to boast my trumpet but I think I am a nice...
    AmyL0ve AmyL0ve 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm 25.5 over here. Single for four years. I want a family. I want a home and a life with someone. I've had plenty of time to enjoy the single life, and I've had plenty of freedom...
    fairgoddess fairgoddess 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I think that it is funny on how a (young) Teenager can say that they are single. Never having been in a long term relationship. I wonder what is considered a "long term...
    nudejersey nudejersey 41-45 4 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm a 32 year old mother of two kids. A boy and a girl. My son is 16, and a sophomore in high school. Yes I had my son when I was 16. Bad decision, but I do not regret it because...
    sms32 sms32 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don’t know, I sort of got used to being single lately. It’s been less lonely and more rewarding than I thought it would be. I’ve been single for a little over a year now...
    chloeforever chloeforever 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    September 11. Conflict and Detachment. In a relationship, there are those wonderful times when things go smoothly for both people, and neither person needs to focus too heavily on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 11

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    I recently left for college. I have been here for a little over 3 weeks now and I hate every second of it. I have made no friends and I have gone days on end without saying a...
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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 18

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    I am 20 and ALWAYS been single. Never had a proper relationship where someone could actually call me his girlfriend. No one was ever interested in me apart from one guy who I...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Do I really want to share this? ...oh might aswell. I've been going out with my beautiful girlfriend since early January 2014. Fast forward to mid September 2014, already single...
    BritChickChris BritChickChris 18-21, F Sep 16

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    just wanted to let ya'll know that im single .. shoot me a message if your interested. im 21 years of age goin 22 soon. females only 
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    I guess people I know are now tired of asking why I'm single that they changed their question about me being a lesbian. Tsk, tsk.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I wish this is the kind of happy experience that says "i am happy with my boyfriend." Which truly, i am happy. We only have been together for over 3 weeks now, and its going on...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I don't like the single life :/ it's not for a person like me. I gotta have that one person I can express myself to, say good morning and goodnight too see her, make her happy and...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 3 hrs ago

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    And somehow being single is now viewed as a bad thing , you will never last a lifetime with anyone if you can't spend 5 freaking minuets with yourself!
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I just met a guy, and we've been texting quite a bit, and he's commented on some of my pictures saying I was pretty. We haven't hung out yet, but we're supposed to this weekend! He...
    sidneyf23 sidneyf23 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've only been in one relationship ever and it was with someone who wasn't a very good person, so honestly I have just about no relationship experience. That doesn't mean I don't...
    carmeloo16 carmeloo16 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I am bisexual and I have never dated a girl before. I am looking for a girl, who is kind, sweet, considerate, honest, patient(because I am new to dating girls), dependable, will be...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    It really brings you down, being single. I want someone that I can do stuff for and with, look after, and laugh with. Someone I can take out, and buy things for on occasion...
    7Questions 7Questions 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    SeniaV SeniaV 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Why is it sWhy cant I find a soulmate who would love to have a relationship like this. I am looking for a soulmate that we can spend the rest of our lives with. A relationship...
    UnknownRider UnknownRider 56-60, M 7 hrs ago

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    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    applesnbananas applesnbananas 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I was in an extremely abusive relationship, I ran from TN to NC, and was single for a year then I met HIM. He was patient, kind, understanding, he helped me to fix myself, he made...
    LilMzSweetness LilMzSweetness 22-25 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I am stuck in a horrible place. I have or had or I don't really know...a "boyfriend/fiancée" who was cruel. Mean. Heartless. He stole money, let his parents say what they wanted...
    LilletBlan LilletBlan 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    Reading some of the "experiences" on here makes me even more happy to be me. Not settling for a relationship with some girl that is not compatible to me. There's some messed up...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 20