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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been single since December of 1999. I've had many opportunities to make mistakes, I just thank God that getting married to the wrong person is one mistake I haven't made...
    mpmax mpmax 36-40, M Jan 13

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    I did the marriage gig. Went into it with loyalty and great faith.Even trusted and didn't smother or get over jealous.All that got me was a cheating ex-wife and a bad divorce...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Jan 1

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    Do I like being single? Not really. I get lonely, and friends bragging about their relationships doesn't help. However, being single isn't a terrible thing. My first girlfriend...
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    and perfectly ok. My friends say I'm jaded. Why? Because I don't want to be like you and hear myself go back and forth on how perfect he/she is one second and what an ******* he...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I'd rather be single than to be in a fake relationship with someone that really doesn't love me and talks to other people.
    5s0s 5s0s 16-17, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'd rather be single than to be someone's dog on a leash. Lmao
    idfwuu idfwuu 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    For now, I don't want to be in a serious relationship because all that seems to do is cause stress and bad feelings. Being single, I am free to date anyone I want without the drama...
    Cherilyn16 Cherilyn16 18-21, F 57 mins ago

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    I am single. Sometimes, I enjoy it. Sometimes, I hate it. Most of the time, I'm just 'meh' about it. I wouldn't say I'm indifferent, I think that it is because I've been put...
    lemonista lemonista 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    So apparently its no longer okay to be single. Yes I'm 22 and most of my pals either have kids or are married or engaged or in relationships but I'm not the only single one. One of...
    RachiiM RachiiM 22-25, F 55 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi, this is my very first post. I just would like to share what i have been going through for the last month or so. First, backstory: I met this girl 4 years ago. She was 15, i...
    roobs108 roobs108 22-25, M Jan 3

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    And I'm definitely sure that I am not alone in that regard. In my case, I always attempt to remain content with life, investing myself and my values into what matters to me, and...
    ZealousAnubis ZealousAnubis 18-21 1 day ago

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    They're just a waste of time. I was constantly getting cheated on. I'm not stupid. I figured it out after a while. Negativity, lies, bad vibes, etc. I can't be around it. I can be...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm a hopeless romantic I make sure the girl I'm with knows she's wanted, desired, and loved. I'd give my lady constant compliments. Nothing makes me happier than making a pretty...
    happilysingle77 happilysingle77 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    My relationship with my mom is... problematic, I'd say. We are in touch, however the best thing that ever happened to our relationship was distance. We love each other, but our...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F Jan 18

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    My boyfriend(22) & I(18) been together for a year now, we were perfect in the beginning until he was controlling, insecure, possessive, obsessive he was broke, jobless not in...
    CandiceRx3 CandiceRx3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    If you are a single biker and seeking a riding buddy & motorcycle club and serious relationship , you have to have a look the first , largest and most effective single biker dating...
    karallylong karallylong 26-30, F Jan 16

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    I used to yearn for a relationship, but now I think I can actually enjoy the single life. Thanks to a really good friend of mine, he made me realize that relationships are not the...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I've been single for a while... more than 2 years.. My relationship with my ex was okok but I was attached to him ... so the impact of the break up was bad.... but I'm over him now...
    RoyalBarbie RoyalBarbie 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I mean I know I won't be, or at least it's highly unlikely. I'm only 19, I have plenty of time left. But every time I start liking someone, I give up before anything starts. I'm...
    StrangelyWrinkledMammal StrangelyWrinkledMammal 18-21, F 25 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Nope don't mind at all. I am happier than I can remember being in a long time. What a difference some time and some changes in your life make. And here is my (unsolicited...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Yeah I'm Still Single, but So What? I'm a 25 year old young woman and I still like being single. Just because somebody is in a relationship doesn't mean that I NEED to...
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    omg i cant take any of this anymore I am at my wits end. I actually joined this experience bc I wanted to get out of the totally unhealthy codependent controlling manipulating...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Yeah I'm single. I hate being single though. I long to be in a loving lasting relationship that stands the test of time. A relationship that will not wither with time but gets...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I'd like to just say. I was married for 15 years and tried many years to have a baby. In 2010 I left him and realized I was just going to be an aunt to my 3 nephews. In 2013 when i...
    Gypzz Gypzz 36-40, F Jan 15

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    I just recently became a single parent and my kids are teenagers. Their dad is in the picture and he does help out some, but for now (and I hope until they leave home for college...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    sarahcc11 sarahcc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    ... but, I do have a little bit of a problem with the wording of this post or title or whatever. I mean, I agreed that I don't have a problem with interracial relationships, but...
    MisterSerious MisterSerious 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I am glad i am single :) if you rush into a relationship that you know you are not ready for, you will get yourself hurt. Hard to find the man/woman that God has planned for you...
    awesome123124 awesome123124 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I've been single for a while now and with that I find it difficult to converse with the opposite sex. I've always tried to maintain the longest relationship possible with it...
    NickO28 NickO28 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Hey, friends. So I've been doing extremely well at moving on from my last relationship. We have no contact, I've been on a couple dates that didn't go anywhere, and I've spent most...
    velvetskies velvetskies 22-25, F 15 Responses Jan 15

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    I feel like things have became dull with my significant other. I don't think I'm getting the attention I would like, but then again I've always felt this way. This is an issue I...
    noonetalkstome noonetalkstome 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I really love my girlfriend but I know she's been with a lot of other guys. Every time I'm with her all I can think about is her past and it makes me sick to my stomach. She makes...
    cfrie16 cfrie16 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    ive been single for 6 years now and it annoying when you see people in relationships and you think why can't I be with someone I mean 6 years of being single is long enough for me...
    Paddymarsh92 Paddymarsh92 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am black and my boyfriend is Filipino and white. He's also 6 years younger than me. have only been together for about a week. Everything has been moving so fast. I've known him...
    alostone alostone 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    This is my new background on my phone... I went to a pet shop and took a picture of the blowfish because it was so happy and it made me so happy to see it smiling so i took a...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 11 hrs ago

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    For the longest amount of time, I thought that I was single, because no one liked me. But now that I've been in a relationship, which was truly amazing and incredible, I realized...
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    My last relationship ended pretty badly , it didn't last very long but it wasn't a good relationship. He was very touchy feely and it was one of my first proper relationships and I...
    abby816 abby816 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Being single definitely has it's ups and downs, but staying in an unhappy relationship is just so damaging on all fronts, emotionally and/or physically. People deserve to be happy...
    morea morea 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I was with my ex for 4 years... He was my first for everything. I didn't know anything else other than him. Just the fact that i am an only child and my dad and my mom were...
    xxw3ndyxx xxw3ndyxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8