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I Am Living Alone and Like It That Way

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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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    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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    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

    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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    Most social situations end up with me being alone or wanting to go home. Many of the times I've gone out, I'd end up with the wrong crowd- people who do drugs and drink, despite it...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    I really don't mind going out in nature, but I hate being in the midst of social drama at a bar. there is a calmness in being alone. a way to still the mind and body. to cleanse...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F Feb 16

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    although I have children and stepchildren and stepgrandchildren, a husband, and at least 1 real friend, I feel so alone like no one understands me or even wants too. Would I be...
    mamabear36 mamabear36 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm sure someone will accuse this experience as having a massive generalization quality. All the same I'd like to put it out there. This leans in the direction of "oh, if someone...
    moonlightlady3320 moonlightlady3320 61-65, F 4 hrs ago

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    Here on EP, I have met a lot of guys. Some are really older than me but sweet in friendly ways, however there are also some with different intentions. I'm going to state it now...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I never really feel completely alone, I feel fortunate to have so many amazing people in my life, both friends and family..but as for intimate relationships, that's a different...
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    Being with the wrong person calls for a lot of regret in the long run. Feelings of low self esteem, anger, revenge and all that which will eventually eat us up and make us ugly. I...
    Tears4fears15 Tears4fears15 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I regret never taking a creative writing class in college, I had to take literature classes instead for the humanities requirement. So I figured I would subscribe to a creative...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I am so glad to find this forum and know that I am not alone. I hate Australia as I am bored out of my mind here. I came to Australia excited and with high expectations from my now...
    Boredinaustralia Boredinaustralia 26-30 13 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm coming from and living in Germany :)
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It is said that charity begins at home. Working on this principle we decided to raise our kids in cloth free milieu, like ourselves. My wife appreciated and loves staying without...
    friendsfriend friendsfriend 41-45, M Feb 14

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    God I felt this way for so long. Thought surely there must be something wrong with me. Bent and swayed this way and that like a willow in the wind, just trying to accommodate, be...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Seven - Chapter Three "What's for supper,Mother?" I asked, trying to get on a neutral topic. "Irish stew," Mother replied, lifting off a lid to stir a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Feb 7

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    I stayed home today because I was sick. I'm aunt (she takes care of me) was in the kitchen making food. I tried making Conversation which is hard because she is a *****. Anyway in...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 56 mins ago

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    Hello, this is my first time posting on this site so sorry if I sound a bit awkward. Anyway I was wondering if anyone had any advice to a novice padder on how to make a fat suit...
    KasseanaTheGreat KasseanaTheGreat 18-21, T Feb 3

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    She clearly hasn't completely let go... I mean I've moved on and been with my current girlfriend for about 6 months now, living in CT and back in NY my ex is still finding ways to...
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I hate living in a small town. I don't hate all small towns, I love the cool artsy villages full of artisans and independent studios and cafes. I don't even mind the country. But I...
    LowFidelity LowFidelity 31-35 3 days ago

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    This year will be our tenth wedding anniversary, fourteenth year together. My husband recently told me that he wants to see other people, that he's unhappy with his life, and that...
    Baralinel Baralinel 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR THIS POST, I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT! I HAVE 2 YOUNG STEP DAUGHTERS AGES 6 AND 8...
    xbeautifulx xbeautifulx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    February 18, 2015 I dreamed one night that I attended some youth retreat or camp somewhere in Bagiuo, Philippines. Right now I’m 22 yrs old and in my dream at that time I...
    ErinAnsiell ErinAnsiell 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I am a lesbian living in a small town of ALL straight people. I have accepted being alone forever, I just wish there was another way...
    WeepingWillow27 WeepingWillow27 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Being alone isn't so bad. I love me and value my own time. I don't need the validation of someone else to know how lucky I really am. I have my friends, I have my family, but at...
    RuffledRainbows RuffledRainbows 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Hi boys and girls and those who are neither. :) I've been reading through some of the posts on here, which I haven't done in awhile. I see so many of you pouring your hearts and...
    Jennifer337 Jennifer337 31-35, T Feb 11

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    Yes I'm alone sometime's & I feel so scared being alone. I've lot of friend's and everyone's busy with there life as for myself I feel like life hate's me I don't belong here...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I get absolutely NO enjoyment out of being a part of a family, especially. "Oh, it's Christmas? So that means I have to see my cousin? Why?" No thanks to obligatory family...
    FrauTeller FrauTeller 26-30, F Feb 22

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    Life has hardened me so much. So much so, that I could rarely feel anything now, other than emptiness & sadness. That feeling I couldn't replace it with anything, even as I try to...
    Josua070 Josua070 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have suffered with suicidal thoughts for a long time now. I have, however, always been capable of keeping them in check and I could convince myself of reasons to stay. It's...
    Everventure Everventure 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I enjoy my own company and am quite resilient, I almost always have a project on the go. Getting the balance right matters. I know when I need to socialise with a friend or lover...
    javeachica javeachica 56-60, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just survived my first Valentines day after separating from my husband of 24 years. Yes, I am glad that sucker is in the rear view mirror. The day. Not the man, lol. You get the...
    littlecreekgirl littlecreekgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Yes, it is possible, because I wanted to do this. I could list a myriad of reasons of why I have chosen a life of freedom from the western economic system. For now would like to...
    Abnoba Abnoba 36-40, F Feb 18

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    peza peza 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Sooooo Im originally from Northern, CA bay area. I have traveled around, been in the Navy and lived in several good size cities. I am divorced and remarried. I moved to a small...
    djones1977 djones1977 36-40, F Feb 16

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    I grew up just like anyone else. Birth, toddler years, kindergarten, elementary through high school. And now, at the end of my sophomore year of college, I sit in a very different...
    redowens redowens 18-21, M 6 days ago

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