I Am Independent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 522 People

    I Cannot Bear Being Under Someone Else's Control.

    I hate being controlled I cannot stand having someone else control my life. Although I love my parents, I truly believe I would be happier just living by myself and making my own decisions. I never intend on getting married--it would be far too constraining, and a husband would...
    Bitterblue Bitterblue
    Jul 29, 2012

    Literally. I'm 19. I live in CT.

    My parents are out of the country. I've been without my parents since 2010. After 2010, I've been living with aunt and uncles in NJ until I graduate high school. I used to live in NY with my dad before he got deported because he was an immigrant. That's when I moved with...
    itsjavie itsjavie
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 30, 2014

    Officially independent today!

    Signing papers for my new house that I bought on my own! Close soon! And I got my new iPhone!
    deleted deleted
    Jul 23, 2015

    I love being in a relationship.

    I talk about love all the time and everyone who knows me knows that love is usually what's on my mind. But, when it comes down to it, I find myself to be very happy to be independent sometimes. I rarely did after my first break up, but now it's become normal to me again and my...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 2, 2014

    Miss Independent

    I wanted to go sky-diving and no one wanted to go with me so I just went by myself, because that's who I am. I went to Africa by myself too!
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 7, 2008

    Having been alone for

    so long now, I find it hard to adjust to living with another. I guess that limits my choice for finding a long term partner, but I am over the nest-building phase of my life. The eggs have hatched and now the birds have flown!
    robcharles11 robcharles11
    66-70, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    I've changed the group,

    it will be this one but I will continue the story. Separation, we will experience it. Join me on this journey. It maybe very difficult for us but the end will be worth it. The reward will be inner strength, wisdom, freedom. The process goes something like this; we look at others...
    sxx1 sxx1
    66-70, M
    Jan 19, 2016

    I have spent so much time with other people

    who also refuse to ask their olds for any help unless there's absolutely no other choice over these last few years, that I've kind of come to accept this as normal. Well, that and the fact that I moved out of home for that reason and I'm now in my late 20's. But I've recently...
    IdleFox IdleFox
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2014

    Independence is the rule we should all live by,

    in a relationship or not, being aware of oneself and our surroundings makes us reliable, dependable and not so predictable. To go and see, when we want, how we want , and learn all we must, is the secret to life. It keeps us interested, as well as, interesting. It allows us to...
    Factorial Factorial
    51-55, M
    Dec 9, 2013

    Goliath On The Right, Katie On The Left

    I will beg forgiveness from two of my friends for mentioning them in a post. But, this is how I live. Goliath has, at least once, chastised me for being too liberal. Katie has, more than once, ripped me open for carrying the Republican flag. And yet, oddly, I agree with both...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    I'Ll Do Me, You Can Do You.

    So while you're busy obsessing over judging me, I'm laughing at how little you are all the way up here. I hope one day you find a ladder as big as your mouth. :)
    DivinaRuh DivinaRuh
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2013

    From Star Wars to Politics

    When the movie "Star Wars" was first released, many people saw it multiple times, emphasizing to me over and over that I MUST see it.  I never did.  I still have not. Why?  Because I believe that what appears to be manna for the masses will only serve to...
    sweetmix sweetmix
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2008


    Do You want know ..... Freedom is a purely theoretical view ... We are slaves of our prejudices and our defects ...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 1, 2012

    This Is The Way I Am

    When I was young age, I had been wanting to move out from my parents. I still remember how felt good to live by myself when I finally moved. From that day till now, I am independent both financially and mentally. Being independent is the same as being free for me. I owe nothing...
    MissTiara MissTiara
    Jul 22, 2010

    Correction: will be. I've been through enough

    BS to make the thought of being with a guy (or Daddy) gut wrenching. I thought someone special in my life would help me and my inner diva's well being. But all it left me was endless false hope. It only proves (most, but not all) guys aren't what they used to be. So from now on...
    Littlemisslollipop Littlemisslollipop
    22-25, F
    Mar 24, 2016

    An Independent (if Not Beautiful) Mind

    I find it irritating that EP has such a limited spectrum under the "political beliefs" part of the profile.  What about an option for those of us who care passionately about politics but are independently minded?  I evaluate issues on their own terms...
    astrophellana astrophellana
    31-35, F
    Feb 4, 2009

    Happiness Being Me

    Being good about yourself help you feel and act successful. when you feel in control of your own life, you are able to achieve your goals. success and self confidence go together. self confidence means people are confident in their abilities. they feel good about themselves and...
    niceyy niceyy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

    "Relationships are about two people

    who maintain their own lives and create another one together" You have to be happy by yourself before you can be happy with someone else. You need to find your identity outside of being in a relationship. It's important that you know what you want out of life because no person...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2015

    I never loved anyone,

    and no one (except family) has ever loved me, but I'm happy to know that I don't need that in my life to shape my image. I love my damn self.
    Thatonebish Thatonebish
    16-17, F
    May 31, 2014

    Of Course Life Is Not Fair-especially In Philadelphia

    It is full of jealousy and envy. I was the smart one, the overachiever. I learned to play music at 8 while getting A's and B's all my life in school. I excelled at baseball and tennis. I volunteered at soup kitchens and food banks and made time for it all. I was what one would...
    francisd francisd
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 14, 2011

    I was talking to my ex the other day

    and it is clear that we see the world from entirely different perspectives. When you are young, you fall in love because of what you feel for the other person. When you mature, the feelings are still a part of it, but you find that you need much more to make a relationship last...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    Quite The Transformation...

    I wasn't always independent.  A series of events lead me to be though, and I absolutely love it.If you have ever taken the Briggs Myers personality test, I used to be an ESFJ. Now? I'm an INTJ.  From Extrovert to Introvert, Sensing to Intuition, Feeler to a Thinker, and...
    Freedom901 Freedom901
    36-40, F
    Jan 27, 2012
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