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I Am Living Alone and Like It That Way

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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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    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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    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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    living alone for the last few months has made me realize that I am a chicken lol. I hate it and all the sounds from the apartments around me freak me out.
    keke8714127 keke8714127 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    A Loner's Lament my heart is frozen in my chest, and this condition I think best. I lost at love, now I love not, for this is how my love's been blessed. a hollow man have I...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Jan 16

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    I often feel like I would end up living alone in a small apartment with 5 cats and 3 more on the way. Not such a bad idea actually.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Grey Eyes: A Memoir When Sage Martin was 3 years old her mother brought her to the United States for the first and last time. Within a year her mother was dead and her mother's...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F Jan 20

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    dinner alone. living alone plus no family is pretty hard conbination. just saying. ...it was too yum haha
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Jan 18

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    WHEN All the "other" Females around you (Women) ARE wearing Pants INSTEAD of Dresses, I Guess THAT separates the "girls" from the "women". It is Easier to 'Capitulate' to the...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 1 Response Jan 11

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    I think people who prefer to be alone like me is the strongest peoples they don't need the company of people to go on with life I enjoy being alone
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M Jan 13

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    Jesus flipping Christ, do I. Like way too much to handle.
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Wow! where do I start? I don't feel like spell checking sorry... Mom died when I was 32 days old. Dad died at 9, raised by grandmother, she died at 89 in 2001, a 16 year old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 4

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    They say that everything happens for a reason and that everyone has a purpose on this earth but i find that really hard to believe. Most of my life i been good to people but me...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    It's easy to read and glimpse the ideas that have passed through the centuries on the art of living. They are many and varied. Unlike those that can do this naturally, applying...
    jamesb9899 jamesb9899 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    The hidden secret of life I mean. I myself don’t know what I mean. I have a huge trusting problem. The problem is not that I don’t trust anyone but that I trust EVERYONE. I...
    avnn avnn 16-17, F Jan 21

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    not from any specific person, but in general. well actually, basically just time away from my family. But my friends also put a tole on me every so often. I need to have my alone...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I joined a sports team after my best friend 'a' suggested it. The girl, who all these feelings are about is the female captain of said sport. Our team is 9 girls with 'a' on the...
    Arebwonders Arebwonders 18-21, F Jan 21

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    II The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.—Matt. 5:3 Before the Lord God made man upon the earth He first...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M Jan 14

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    When I was a child growing up, I tried often to get my parents' approval, and it was always through my art--mostly drawing. My parents didn't care about anything artistic. They...
    benglishtea benglishtea 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Instructions for a Bad Day, by Shane Koyczan " There will be bad days. Be calm. Loosen your grip, opening each palm slowly now. Let go. Be confident. Know that now is only a...
    BetterWithThree BetterWithThree 18-21, F Jan 5

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    I miss you. I miss the way you used to look at me. I miss everything about you. I feel so alone without you. I am so tired of living without you. I miss your touch, and lying next...
    Tmystic Tmystic 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I deserve no sympathy. I deserve not to love or be loved. I deserve to be alone. I've one mistakes in the past with my ex that I could never forgive myself for. I've hit her before...
    lostloveangel lostloveangel 18-21, M Jan 3

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 28 Tessa's POV “It can't be this hard to come up with an answer.” Billy said. “But it is.” I agreed. “There's so many things to consider.” I...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F a week ago

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    Single and alone, it was a huge change which I never signed up to go through. Every single day, I go out into the big scary world, and I live my life without him. I would go...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    realizing all of a sudden that you have lost so many important people in your life slowly is probably one of the most painfullest things ever. there were memories, insiders...
    unknownana unknownana 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 16 August 14th, 2012 10:43 pm Tessa’s POV *Hey, it’s Skylar. Go screw yourself* “Hey, it’s Tess.” The words spewed from my mouth, barely coherent...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F Jan 16

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    Emigrate to Australia ? The purpose of my posts on this forum is two fold. Firstly, I would like to do what I can to help prospective migrants hear another perspective on...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Like two blooming flowers I’m a seed in the arms of soil, May I bloom or be dead like a coil, I let destiny to choose the way, Didn't know about that rainy day, Once, in a...
    ElliasA ElliasA 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Honestly, I have no idea how to begin my story or why I'm writing this. Let's just say that it's about time that I vent all my loneliness onto something, even on an empty space on...
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do. Becouse of its Creativity, Variety... and it´s just TASTY. Polish cuisine is Tasty, but Not Complicated and Not Expensive. It´s a Big MERIT. likewise Italian, it´s made...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Could be taking a chance by posting this but Idc at this point.... So I'm talking to this guy who is amazing in every way and has some faults but don't we all and I just don't know...
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F Jan 11

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    Hi there! Right now, I'm currently 18 turning 19 in July. I'm also attending my first year of college of right now. I have a perfect family (two parents is what you'd call a...
    musicbox809 musicbox809 18-21 Jan 17

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    Being single definitely has it's ups and downs, but staying in an unhappy relationship is just so damaging on all fronts, emotionally and/or physically. People deserve to be happy...
    morea morea 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    At this point in life it's just hard to be happy anymore. All my life consist of now is struggle, drama, sadness, school, and pain. I haven't been happy in months and anything...
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    This all has been so traumatic for me. I'm 26 years old and the father of this baby is 31. I have one child, he has no children. We were together for 5 years. When I had my...
    Brokenwings03 Brokenwings03 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    This country doesn't stop amazing me everyday. I heard Tony Abbot being interviewed the other day after his scheme to reduce parent leave and he placed somewhere in his speech...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I act like I enjoy being by myself and in most cases I do but I don't want to be alone and living by myself forever. I have a fear that my entire family is going to die and I'm...
    Randumbdude Randumbdude 13-15 Jan 9

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    The truth is all I feel is pain, I have been planning to end my life since I lost my parents when I was eleven..then my ex commits suicide and leaves me here alone on this earth...
    SleepwalkingToDeath SleepwalkingToDeath 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I feel like I'm going to end up all alone. I'm going to be living by myself in an apartment with 6 dogs and only have my career. While everyone around me is going to be married...
    itslala840 itslala840 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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