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I Am Learning to Be Alone

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    After 7 Years Together I Am Alone and Don't Even Know Who I Am.

    So I met my ex-girfriend when I was 18 and was with her for seven years. I am now 25. I was with with her all the way through college and we seemed to have a healthy loving relationship. I was always a good boyfriend to her - supportive, friendly, outgoing with her friends...
    chrisnz chrisnz 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Practise Makes Perfect

    All my life I've wanted to be alone. The older I get though the more I realize that the world just isn't big enough for one person to be alone. I've spent a lot of time alone and it's crippled my interpersonal skills. I have to practise so I can live the rest of my life keeping...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2011

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    This is day #1 on my own without my ex

    boyfriend. Even when we broke up back in October, we still hung out every day. This time, I must learn to distract myself with other things so that I do not go crazy. I need to enjoy my time alone. I have already: -been on this website a lot -read part of a book -gone to work...
    londonqueen londonqueen 22-25, F Mar 16, 2014

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    Because, I Know, Itll Make Me Strong

    I hate being alone, to know no one is there to comfort me...to support me. Im tired of being alone, so tired of being alone. Im losing whats left of my dignity and Im just trying to keep my head down instead of screaming for someone. Ive met other people, who tell me they've been...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2010

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    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am so alone it hurts me. I came to loneliness long time ago as i moved to another country. I never found anyone new and i just let myself down and i dont think i ever come out of...
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    people kind of get the wrong idea about introverts I think, I mean I'm an introvert yetI love talking and making jokes and stuff, I just need to be alone so I can recharge..
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    I wonder how many of us feel this way yet for many reasons have to......... or do...... stay with someone they don't love, or who does not love back? So what is love? It can...
    Walkby Walkby 56-60, M 1 Response 54 mins ago

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    As much as I've felt alone for so long... It's probably what I need. I need to get away from the same routine, from the same faces. I need to depend on myself this time. I need to...
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    I am learning to program in assembly for a week now. I'm making my own software since I'm 11 years old, I've never been pro because I'm learning programming in general and not a...
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    This is such a long story and I may spend many more posts filling gaps, but it goes kinda like this... 15 years ago I met the love of my life. Bad times, great times and even...
    Jerkules Jerkules 36-40 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am a manager and leader. I have to take a strategic approach to work and have done the same with life. I have then been beaten up by this. I am not who I thought I would be...
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    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Apr 8

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    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Learning? Pft, I took a lesson on Thursday and now I'm a pro B)
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    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Mungbean00 Mungbean00 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I love being on my own. There was a period during my past when the majority of my time alone was spent moping in depressive thoughts or indulging in terrible habits. However...
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    and it was super awesome!! XD the salon was one of the best parts lol, getting my hair done took 2 hours because i was getting it curled and it is super long! (down to my hips) and...
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    ox97 ox97 18-21, F Mar 30

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    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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