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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well, I'd certainly like to be this way.
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    She doesn't belong here, not really. This place, with its locked doors and easy living is reserved for those very old and dying, not her. Her hair is too brown, her skin too smooth...
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    Seriously. Don't push me. Just don't. I don't like it. I rarely even Allow it. And if I Let you push me?? Don't think it's going to continue being a privilege I grant you...
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    Warning to all non-Anglo-celtic people. Don't take your job seriously - always have a side business. Why do I say that? Because you have no hope of climbing the ladder. The reason...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was caught off guard by her comment, that she had never heard of people using another as a last ditch option to not be alone when their friends are not there. At that moment, I...
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    im soo lonely :( wish i had a good friend that would come over and just talk and listen to me:( like just a genuine conversation.
    t00lit91 t00lit91 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone and mentally exhausted. I've been through a lot in the past year and I have so much trouble identifying with other people. Even my family. I used to feel so secure...
    lcr3 lcr3 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    So here goes a long story. I'm a 20 year old guy (about to turn 21 in December). I have always gone through life being incredibly self-consious and lacking in confidence/self...
    Shah190 Shah190 22-25 20 hrs ago

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    e When you find out the person you love never loved you back first you get upset, mad, disappointed and many other unhappy feelings. And day by day your feelings for them start to...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm working for years on a book called Conscious Living, but it's taking me so long because I have collected so many pieces of texts I have written myself, basically things I have...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Finally Am I dead yet? Have I finally done it? It still hurts; my heart aches too much. I feel like I'm drowning in darkness. I never thought a time would come when I’d be...
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Warning this is a rant about how much I hate my life. All the way through middle school I was bullied and to cope with that I cut my self....a lot. I also attempted suicide and...
    shybutfunky shybutfunky 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    being alone is better than having any company ...most ppl u chill with will probably just give u crap or annoying the living **** out if u .....being alone is better than anything...
    Rae203466 Rae203466 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm with a guy who I do love, though I'm not sure I love him the way I should after 3 years. We never have sex, he shows me next to no affection and I resent him for it. I've tried...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Going to try to keep this as short at I can with all the details. Let's see, and sorry if it ends up being too long with many grammar mistakes. I just need somewhere to vent...
    speakingout954 speakingout954 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It would be a great thing to be free from all this. All the pain..... All suffering.......... All the worrying.......... The only reason people don't want me to do suicide, it's...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    should I kill my self for being such a failure? I'm 29 and never had a girlfriend or approached a girl, work on a dead end job, just starting university this sep to get my degree...
    monotonouso monotonouso 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I prefer living in the shadows, I only let people see me when I want them too; hell, you might've walked by me in the past and never even known I was there. As long as I'm in the...
    HarleyQuinn1995 HarleyQuinn1995 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    My precious wife of 8 years suddenly passed away on 06-20-15 . I'm lost she was my rock, my best friend, my life, my everything. We were getting ready to have our daughters 1st...
    Heath41 Heath41 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I use this site to vent and expect nothing in return, lol - no need to respond, I'm just in my feelings. No one knows the pain I live with every day, my heart aches because I feel...
    Darcie5 Darcie5 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    The Australian suburb is the loneliest place to be!Australians are some of the loneliest people on the planet.A high proportion, as high as 30% of the population, has experienced...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Part two of Pure Bloods series chapter one Authors note- there are grammar and spelling mistakes that I haven't found. Where did I leave off at? Oh my love only if we could bend...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M Jul 14

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    I'm forever alone, no one would ever want me lol, even if I did find the right person, it's not like I could do anything about it because I'm way to shy and they probably wouldn't...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I’d been living alone for less than a week. I got some Chinese take-out and was eating in front of the TV. I finished my meal and cracked open the fortune cookie. It read “You...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I think deep down I'm just a hopeless romantic. I love romantic comedies and books. My heart skips a beat when I read a book about two people falling in love. I want that. I lack a...
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12

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    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F Jul 12

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    texxassmike texxassmike 46-50 Jul 11