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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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    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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    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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    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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    well, i am living alone for 2 years now. just me, cant seem to find anybody interested in any kind of relationship. everybody wants a person who can travel, do those things i...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M Nov 26

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I'm 22 years old and I'm terrified about living alone. I grew up with lots of siblings. In my country, extended families were very coomon and I was part of one. I've never had...
    gethro gethro 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Living alone is great. But it also comes with a price. I have to do all the jobs that my parents have done for me, including grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry...
    rustyengineer rustyengineer 18-21, M Dec 9

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    All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods...
    FrostyBlu FrostyBlu 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 25

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    Will I always be that woman who you leave there crying in bed.. Begging you to stay. You kiss me.. Wipe my tears away, and tell me not to cry, that you'll be back.. Because I'm...
    EmmaParsons EmmaParsons 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Sometimes i feel alone. Like no one understands me. Im like like most kids my age. They get to go out all the time, i have to constantly be at the doctors. Im too young to be...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Thats right, i did nothing for thanksgiving, went out browsed the town to see what i wanted for christmas. and now christmas is rolling around. i look at the tree that my brother...
    HakuZail HakuZail 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I like way the speedo name is written on the backside. Great marketing !
    Ozfriendlyman Ozfriendlyman 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I wanted to become an outlaw shaman, a sort of priest of chaos, to formalize the mystique of the renegade into symbols and rituals I could use to control. The problem was that I...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This is one of my favorite bible verses, its actually the entire chapter that i love Isaiah 55:1-13 1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money...
    urgd urgd 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I have just stumbled upon something lovely (I can't recall where I found it), but I wanted to share it with you all: 1 You cannot change what you refuse to confront. 2 Sometimes...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Dec 8

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    I'm so tired of feeling like this. I thought after high school I would stop feeling this way but I was wrong. Co workers talk about the way I dress and look. I'm not even ugly. I'm...
    rosethornsforever rosethornsforever 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Nov 23

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    Limp Bizkit "Boiler" Looks like I'm gonna do everything myself Maybe I could use some help but hell, You want something done right, you gotta do it yourself Maybe life is up and...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 A message to people who hate living in Australia! Let's try this way of thinking for a short time frame. I have already started to do it myself...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I don't feel like anyone understands or even cares :/ I'm majorly depressed about everything and get so overly sensitive over everything. It will never go away, I'm sympathetic and...
    Mimi94x Mimi94x 18-21, F Nov 29

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    LIFE BORES THE **** OUT OF ME. I feel extremely apathetic to basically everything. I have been diagnosed with depression and I am currently on medication. All my life I have had a...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    At home I enjoy natural living and find myself a part of nature. Being alone in my apartment no problem in living so. Some of my friends know it. Usually on weekends they visit me...
    neezee neezee 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I've been married alittle over 3 yrs with the woman I feel in love with 20 plus yrs ago. We had a really rough 2 yrs because of alot of things and even though we are getting away...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
    Anon0ne Anon0ne 18-21, M Nov 27

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    Update: I feel much better, thanks to my mom and peanut butter-smothered rice cakes. In case you didn't catch the comment, basically I passed out in the kitchen right in front of...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 29

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    It is sad, I live in a society where girls are brought up in such a way that their only dream becomes to get married and have kids. Regardless of all the changes that happened to...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Sunday, 30 November 2014 A MESSAGE TO AUSTRALIANS! Stay away from this forum. Do not appear on it, and do not post any comments on it whatsoever. You have no place and no...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M Nov 29

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    December 2. Putting Our Life on Hold. We cannot afford to put our needs on hold, waiting for another person to fulfill us, make our life better, or come around and be who and what...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 2

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    December 2. Putting Our Life on Hold. We cannot afford to put our needs on hold, waiting for another person to fulfill us, make our life better, or come around and be who and what...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 2

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    Saturday, 13 December 2014 A Message To All And Sundry! This forum has become home to a boxing ring. Those who "Hate Living In Australia" (like myself) and those that "Do Not...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Unchanging Impulse! (this is not a one-on-one debate with people who "Love Living In Australia) I did say that I will not talk to them on a face to face basis. People who "Love...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    iam alone in this world yet i was born with a twin i hate my life im so tired of living day to day feeling like im only going through the motions ive had a pretty hard life yet it...
    muchlovelost muchlovelost 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I do not like when I pour too much energy into people instead of making my own life better. I do this and have done this all my life . I feel like God wants me to do this but the...
    Howtobeme Howtobeme 51-55, F Nov 20

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    So, there is something I've been holding onto for months... Something that happened to me, and I don't really know how to talk about it, not that I really have anyone to talk about...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 21

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    People sometimes say the Holidays cause emotional turmoil in people, and right now I am feeling that is the case for me. I am feeling very stressed out over a big life change that...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    I. . .just feel. . .so empty. I can't take living with a fake smile, day after day, with no one knowing how torn apart I truly am. I'm also thinking of cutting myself or even worse...
    CrypticIris CrypticIris 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I was told by my mother when I was younger to "act like there is a camera on you at all times." She told me this in an attempt to get me to quit some bad habits that I did when I...
    brint0n brint0n 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Ten I frowned as Jock came back to the gate. He was carrying two burlap sacks over his shoulders. All Mother had asked for from him was a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Nov 27

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    Sometimes you realize life is not what you thought. There's a moment on it when you have to let go people that dont meant to be on it, and you start thinking on what you lived, on...
    belleom belleom 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    GalileoAbraham LincolnVincent Van Gogh Walt WhitmanRachel Carson Galileo, Abraham Lincoln, Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Whitman, Rachel Carson — our history is filled with a familiar...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I'm feeling much better. I've gotten to lay about today. and I'm hoping it'll turn the tide on this bronchitis whatever it's evolved into now thing. being alone has been pretty...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F Dec 3

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