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I Am Happier Single Than In a Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    Hell yeah...no way I wanna spend rest of my life feeling miserable...I am already married to myself lol I wonder if I ever marry another human being ( I am all up to aliens tho...
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    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 7 Responses Jul 18

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    I was in a relationship for 3 years to a girl I had known for a very long time. It has been a year since the break up and at first I was doing well with it. I was happy with it. We...
    Fradk Fradk 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I've never been in a relationship before. I've been in love twice, but they never really worked out. I guess I am young and a lot of people are single. This shouldn't impact me as...
    QuadrupleM QuadrupleM 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I have been with my current boyfriend for close to six years. He is really the only guy I have ever been with in any serious way and during our freshman year in college, he broke...
    gobrooke gobrooke 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I think I love my partner still,but I am considering leaving him. It is difficult because there is good between him and I, but we either need to see someone and he needs help or we...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    July 23. Making It Happen. Stop trying so hard to make it happen. Stop doing so much, if doing so much is wearing you out or not achieving the desired results. Stop thinking so...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    When i was in highschool i was basically single all four years. i didn't mind , at all actually. Although i couldn't help to notice my friend's relationships. I like to watch...
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I know that I should appreciate being single and it's benefits, but I've been single my entire life and I'm sick of it. I want someone I can talk to about anything and everything...
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    O single Muslim! -By UmmGhareebah O single Muslim! How chaste are you! While others engage in haraam and fulfill their desires, You shun the many calls to sin, For fear of the...
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    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been single for around 5 months now, I know its not that long, but im ready to move on and find someone who i can really relate to and be with. There is this one girl who i...
    jagart01 jagart01 18-21, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Yes very single lost in life
    Shyloveman Shyloveman 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    justwanderin justwanderin 22-25, F 14 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm single for almost 5 yrs already and yet I can't find the right man who I wanted to be with.
    jemaopinion jemaopinion 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Even though I love being single,I miss the cuddle of a beautiful,smart,funny,interesting girl. Am picky and I know,but I would never dumb down my standards for the experience. I...
    code254 code254 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I've made a lot of great strides this past two to two and a half years or so, but I'm still super single. I still have yet to meet someone that I can talk to and click with and can...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Jul 7

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    Prinny4 Prinny4 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    What a dumb question. I especially hate it when guys who want to date me ask this. When I was single, it was completely by choice. It was because, although I had guys who liked me...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 20

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    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15 12 hrs ago

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    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    Butencio203 Butencio203 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I have been single for most of my life. I have had a few... relationships. I prefer being single to being in a fake relationship!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 6

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    Being single is fun. Maybe it's because i'm no longer in a relationship after such a long time but it's good being this way. Every status has it's advantages and disadvantages...
    rainbow2196 rainbow2196 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 12

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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 14 hrs ago

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