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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Than to be with someone to fulfill others expectations. I'm not about that. If I'm committed in a relationship it's going to be authentic and because I want to be. I would be...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    than to be with the wrong person. I don't want to be in a relationship that might be a good one, but your gut says it is not right. I don't want to be with someone who doesn't...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Now, I would like to get married and spend the rest of my life with someone, but I would rather spend my life with someone I'll be happy with, and who'll be happy with me. What's...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 18

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    Being single isn't all that bad. Sure, I get lonely at times, but I'd rather be single than be in a bad relationship.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 4

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    I've pretty much always been single. Every relationship I have been in has collapsed or fallen apart. 2 cheaters, 2 breakups and one moved away on a bad note. I truly don't know...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Fück I hate this brand new hell of "co-parenting" our kids when as their father I see them 2 days a week. But I am clear about what I believe is their best interests. I am hoping...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    I hope that you'll system All your family members Caribbean cruise genuinely quickly. Despite when you choose to go, you will discover many remarkable, inclusive cruises from...
    Hiltonhn53 Hiltonhn53 31-35, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Being single is so boring. I'm 20 and STILL never had a proper relationship. And I do go out..not a shut-in. Women my age that I know already have/had relationships lasting years...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Wow. I actually thought he cared lol that's ******* hilarious and he thought I'd come crawling back to him too. I guess we were never in a "relationship" in the first place but who...
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Starting to feel that's my default state in life. I can think of a zillion reasons..maybe it's just pre-set. As if every relationship or near relationship I've ever had fails for a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I usually don't think about topics like relationships, intimacy, etc etc. But a few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that a polygamic relationship could work out fine for both...
    OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I am 33. I met a woman online and we talked as friends for 3 or 4 years without ever meeting. Even though she lived only 30 miles from me. She had been diagnosed with "bipolar" and...
    bentsurvivor bentsurvivor 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    There's been a few drownings onboard cruise swimming pools...I think the final one transpired within the Carnival Victory in 2013. Persons are calling for your..." Why don't you...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Why would a woman want a female led relationship you might ask. The answer is, she's more comfortable being the one in the lead role. Having control and order in her relationship...
    deeken deeken 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    after being in a relationship in college and getting dumped just to have her kiss the face off some guy at graduation party and rub it in your face nex day, i see every one as...
    starfox22 starfox22 22-25, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I do not understand some girls, I had a girlfriend and was treating her like a princes, giving all of me to her and she just was not able to do the same back... But I still been...
    PurePositive PurePositive 18-21, M 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    ADVICE ON DATING A SINGLE MOM: The first thing you need to think about is if you start seeing her are you truly ready to be a dad to her kids. Nothing is worse than kids meeting...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Aug 17

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    ADVICE ON DATING A SINGLE MOM: The first thing you need to think about is if you start seeing her are you truly ready to be a dad to her kids. Nothing is worse than kids meeting...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Aug 17

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    ADVICE ON DATING A SINGLE MOM: The first thing you need to think about is if you start seeing her are you truly ready to be a dad to her kids. Nothing is worse than kids meeting...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Aug 17

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    August 20. Honesty in Relationships. We can be honest and direct about our boundaries in relationships and about the parameters of a particular relationship. Perhaps no area of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F a week ago

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    After my last relationship I think I will just wait until college before dating again. To me I don't see a point when most guys my age don't know how to treat a girl and how to...
    BeautifulCatastr0phe BeautifulCatastr0phe 16-17, F Aug 4

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    I've been single for the past few years. At first, I told myself I was choosing to be single--to learn more about myself. However, after trying to date and failing to get even...
    unfilteredme unfilteredme 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Basically all the relationships I've ever had started online and a few were completely virtual, but that never diminished the intensity of my feelings. The very first relationship...
    princeofglow princeofglow 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    My fiance: -says he is boring multiple times -says he is a homebody multiple times -says he doesn't want to go out [unless it is for juice] -he complains about disappointing me and...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I've always thought about why my relationships didn't work out. I find it terribly wrong to cheat on someone and I've felt that way even before I had my first relationship. I've...
    Twitch313 Twitch313 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 28

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    Yeah, it's been this way for a while. Don't get me wrong, single is good. When you're single, there's less complications and you're free to do whatever and talk to whoever you want...
    Azzyyy Azzyyy 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    So the dream guy i have been talking to for what would now be our 4th month straight (minus a few days of fights) has been pleasant. He has made me happier than i have ever been in...
    ThisChica ThisChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Part III. Almost done, I promise! Keep with me for just a little longer! I saved the most important for last, so here we go. I've been doing a lot of mental reflection about FCB...
    Drag0nMaster Drag0nMaster 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I recently broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years. It was a hard thing to do at the time, but I'm finding I am much happier now. It's ok to be single :)
    Macy24 Macy24 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    I am so tired of being single. But I am aware that one of the reasons I am still single is because I can't bring myself to be with someone just so I could be with someone. I can...
    rarariri rarariri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Spent 3 years of my life with this "man". I would say it was wasted time but it wasn't as I for my wonderful amazing beautiful daughter out of it. :-) she makes the hell I went...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F Aug 8

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    My ex and I broke up a few weeks ago. We dated for 4 months. The first month and a half was great and we were "in love" and I had no problem letting him in surprisingly. I'm one of...
    xprncemore xprncemore 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I am 29 years old and have never been in a relationship. Which means yes, I have no experience in the sack. Is that such a bad thing? It seems like these days men and women only...
    bakkenguy bakkenguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I had this long talk with my aunt, who is having a complicated relationship, and she was talking about how the man she's with is really nice and rich and very loving. I agree. But...
    musicislifeandlove musicislifeandlove 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm 14 and he's 16. He was sweet then turned obsessive , clingy , needy , had jealousy and insecurity. He even wasn't comfortable with me wearing certain things or talking to my...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F Jul 28

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    I am so glad I found this group! I have been looking on experience project for something like this! It is truly my day :) I am looking for a deeper relationship- not...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I am a single father to three girls who are identical triplets. I met my beautiful wife when I was twenty-one years old, I had never been in love before but the moment I saw her, I...
    connertrisbowski connertrisbowski 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I will be turning 24 next week and I have never been in a serious relationship. The longest relationship that I have been in was when I was 17, it lasted only one year but changed...
    ScarlettJade0814 ScarlettJade0814 22-25, F Aug 6

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    Single Mom (18 & 15 yr olds) In serious long distance (1.5 hours away) relationship with Single newly divorced Father (15, 20 & 23 yr olds). Been dating a year now, and it's very...
    airAm27 airAm27 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Are you in a relationship that you are forced to hide from the people around you? Does your family not approve of your partner, but you still continue to date them in secret? Are...
    gigantictv gigantictv 18-21 13 hrs ago

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    I have come to embrace being single. I've started to realized that being single isn't a curse but a gift. I'm not in some waiting room waiting for "real life" to start with my...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    When has it ever been wrong to love? There is no rule to who you are allowed to love, if you love, then you love. I met him when I was 16 and he was 28. He had come here from...
    Evelyn2184 Evelyn2184 18-21 1 Response Aug 5

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    I Am Single After Being In A Serious Relationship After Three Years & I'm Not Really Enjoying The Single Life But Am In No Rush To Get In Another Serious Relationship Till I'm...
    Mariee15 Mariee15 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 10