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I Am Living Alone and Like It That Way

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    Living Alone

    Living alone is great really. I lived on my own from 18 to 29 then made a very horrible mistake. The biggest mistake in my life so it seemed. I got married and for 11 years felt so miserable thus ended up departing the relationship. That was the greatest thing I did and was very...
    honey624 honey624 56-60, M Mar 30, 2011

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    I Live Alone

    I have lived alone now for over 5 years & I love it! I can pretty much do what I want & could never imagine sharing my home with anyone again. People always ask me if I get lonely but I never have, maybe I just love my freedom & space way too much!
    pitstopbunny pitstopbunny 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    To Those Who Struggle Between Independence And Company.

    Living alone, and loving it. I've been reading this book, by Barbara Feldon.. I first got it when I was trying to enlighten my mind and decide whether or not to stay in an relationship which I finally decided to leave, not cause of my desire to break free but because of how...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    Didnt Think I Could Do It

     Well folk's just to tell ya at first I didnt think I could... But have lived on my own now for two years after being married thirty eight year's.... I guess we really never know what we can and cant do in life till we have to do it.... I will admit the first year of being...
    pinkunicorn pinkunicorn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    QUEEN of the Castle

    I belive that this is the best time of my life!  The kids are on their own, my special fella lives in his own house, and I can read, walk around nekkit without someone patting or pinching me, watch CNN until they repeat their shows then turn it to Discovery Channel without...
    mysticsovereign mysticsovereign 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Just The Way I Like It!

    I value my peace and quiet, thank you very much.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 25, 2011

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    My parents are about to leave tomorrow, and I'll have to live by myself after that. I'm not a sociable person, and neither do I gel with a lot of people. I'm afraid I'll end up...
    Oceanic1001 Oceanic1001 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Not nice coming home from work to a dark empty house :(
    Magpie62 Magpie62 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I can't live at someone else's tempo. It's always either too slow or too fast for me.I tend to fluctuate at the precipice of...
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    So Halloween was coming up and my team decided to do a pot luck for our weekly meeting which happened to be on Halloween to celebrate the holiday. I had dressed as a girl once...
    GirlyMe GirlyMe 46-50 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I have come to realize that I am alone because I like it. Instead of trying to fight it and be "normal", I am going to accept it. I cannot be someone I am not. I simply don't enjoy...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    You find different people all over the place , you see everyone's face but you don't know them , you are quick to judge even with personality , the first impression is key to what...
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I like nonsense - it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. Its a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Sep 25

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    Do you ever get the feeling that you're alone? Like you have friends and all, but at the end of the day you feel that you're truly all alone and that no one would even care if you...
    zhalehzahedi zhalehzahedi 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    The stress from school, family and friends kinda just make me wanna be alone. Like completely alone. Sit in a dark room from morning till night. Just looking up at the ceiling...
    odeybelle odeybelle 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am quiet, shy and laid back. I have a few friends but none of the close best friend I can say that has my back for good. I lost my best friend (my last ex) and now I feel all...
    Maihowl Maihowl 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I feel so alone , like I have no one . I wake up everyday and feel like I'm in this world by myself. I have gave up on some many things in life and suicide is always on my mind.
    KissMyPinkCupCakes KissMyPinkCupCakes 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel alone like nobody cares
    hatersgonnahatefuckit hatersgonnahatefuckit 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm currently in my basement alone, like always, debating myself if I should continue playing guitar or just go to sleep...
    Destroyer2266 Destroyer2266 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I always loved singing and wanted to be a singer like Celine dion. I was never encouraged to though. Except in church as part of the congregation. Maybe the people I really admire...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    There are way too many people. There's something like 1 person per 2 acres of habitable land. No species should have even close to that kind of density. It's so depressing. We're...
    OneEarth2 OneEarth2 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Ninety-Seven But things never go as one would like it to be. Although Mary Jane struggled down...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Oct 8

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    I'm in desperate need of company, the way I'm living is getting more and more unhealthy. I don't go to school, I have no job and I don't have any friends who I speak to regularly...
    caraacakes caraacakes 16-17, F Oct 1

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    What is the point of living? I'm alone, completely. I have $6 in change in my purse, my bank account is overdrawn by $700, and I owe more than $10,000 in regular loans, and $30,000...
    chumiloons chumiloons 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I really try to not ber over emotional and try to see things from the big picture. My finace and me have been together for almost 4 1/2 years, and living together for aprox. three...
    HeatherM1988 HeatherM1988 26-30, F Sep 29

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    Going alone! Thats a horrible thought for me... I wont move out unless im going to live with someone else but never on my own no way! I would feel so lonely living on my own plus...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    None of us is responsible for all the things happening to us, but we are responsible for the way we behave when they do happen. - Unknown
    Anther21 Anther21 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I use to be a perk person full of such hope, full of faith. I would help someone regardless, and I would not ask for an award. The last ten years of people in and out of my life...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I feel as though the only way for me to be happy is to leave everyone and everything I have ever known behind. I have a loving family, good friends, a girlfriend who loves me, and...
    ofasgard ofasgard 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Halloween, 2008 Actually it all started on halloween eve.... October 30 will forever be seared in my memory. It started as any other day had on the race track.... up early, feeding...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    I go to sleep alone. I wake up alone. I eat alone. I drive to work alone. I come home alone. I'm working at a job I used to love. Its my first employment of many to last well over...
    slait slait 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I couldn't do it. it would be like living half of a life to me. I can't try to force a dynamic that is clearly not right for me or another person. in the end, we'd both be in each...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Sep 28

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    I think about it Quite often lately Not as a first choice but as a back up My life seems to have gone on for 32yrs with no point No meaningful achievements Can't find a place to...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F Oct 1

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    I think about it Quite often lately Not as a first choice but as a back up My life seems to have gone on for 32yrs with no point No meaningful achievements Can't find a place to...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Please help. I just turned 25 and I've never had sex. I've had little more than a kiss when I was young. If I can't be appealing and have someone I don't think I can let myself...
    anon787mous anon787mous 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Recently I started a new job. I absolutely hate being the new person and not knowing how everything is run. I know that it's normal to feel this way and that with time I'll get the...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wished I had found this group earlier, before I decided to visit there for a month. In world events, especially those showing faults of a country, I've often seen Aussies the...
    Darius211 Darius211 41-45, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    ...but there are so many things that bother me about them. I'm currently 18, my boyfriend is 21. I moved in with my boyfriend and his family (his mom, two brothers, and two sisters...
    lostinparadisee lostinparadisee 18-21, F Sep 27

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    Frost. It covers plants in a cold coat killing them before they had a chance to bloom in the spring. Just like my life the seasons change and winter changed to spring and spring to...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Everyone ends up alone in the end. I always reach this point where the friends I know and love are no longer the people I can talk to about what's really going on or what's...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F Oct 11

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    My MIL has been living with us for 3 years. It's been hell from day one! She is lazy, vain, a liar, always has her nose stuck in her bible and tries to get you to believe like...
    yellowflower12345 yellowflower12345 46-50 1 Response Sep 23

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    Well I'm about to go to church but I just had a breakdown. Ever since my older sister (15) left to live in a different state across the country with our mom, I've felt this void...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I know what the point of living is, I think, but I'm just not sure I have the energy any more. I feel indescribably unhappy - it's as though I'm suffocating, in a way. Or it's like...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I lived off the grid in my own way. I had a caravan - took out the back seats - made a comfortable place to sleep/dream and share my life's experiences. Many people where curious...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    If I didn't love someone I would not be with them...period! I cant see the point wasting you time and theirs. I am confident in living life alone, and would choose this over a...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 9

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