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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'v always been a loner,hermit,not much interested in people around me,except my family obviously.Living alone for past 10 years now,never felt the "need" to be with someone.Got no...
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    For all practical purposes, I am. You may get it, you may not but with a lot of issues stemming from intellectual disabilities anything really passing as adulthood just has passed...
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    So I will be home alone today and tomorrow. I've been bored and only been alone like 15 minutes so I want people to give me dares or challenges. (I won't post or take pics) but...
    katies007 katies007 16-17, F Apr 27

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    So I will be home alone today and tomorrow. I've been bored and only been alone like 15 minutes so I want people to give me dares or challenges. (I won't post or take pics) but...
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    Even when I'm Actually around people I still feel alone like the conversations I hear people have I just listen and say to myself Are you really that stupid ?
    TedDoesntCompare TedDoesntCompare 18-21, M 2 Responses May 10

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    When I picked my mood for this, I thought lonely would be the obvious choice. I spend a lot of time at work, it's very stressful. When I leave work I come home and even though I...
    brian275 brian275 26-30, M May 2

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    I cannot describe it, I just do. And I know it's not completely normal to want to be alone, and by alone I mean really just by myself, just me. It's because I feel like the people...
    Mstootiredtocare Mstootiredtocare 18-21, F May 15

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    In a previous post I've mentioned that I might change my mind after a couple of years. But after my trip from the Caribbean I don't think I'll ever change my mind. I befriended a...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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    I am the maid you hired and am at your house while everyone is supposed to be gone. I let myself in and get my cleaning products ready. I like this job because I can work alone and...
    mysecretexperience mysecretexperience 41-45, F 26 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ways I like to wind down/award myself after a long day: -- Music + hot coffee + paint through the night -- Find somewhere quiet + play on my ukulele -- Go for a long walk + amuse...
    girlwithhat girlwithhat 22-25, F May 7

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    What's with Aussies thinking that they are the boss of their customers? What jokers lol, just walk off and watch them cry for your money. Two experiences today. 1. I was out...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F May 14

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    I have decided, after really thinking it through and weighing the pros and cons, to divorce my husband of 9 years. I am not happy and I just can't imagine living this way for the...
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    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F May 13

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    I just saw a riveting movie, Midnight in Paris. The only thing I regret it's not seeing it earlier. I remember how much i avoided it and I misjugded it only by its cover...
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    I am so glad I found this forum. I am glad I am not the only one living the Australian lie (not Australian dream). I am born and grew up in Malaysia to Chinese parents. Everybody...
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    There is some kind of comfort that comes with having the free air and the quiet to do with what I please. There are so many options. I could embrace the silence and sit with my...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    It's like I'm living on another plane of existence or something. I just don't "get" people. Not on a social level anyway. Something about the way people socialize is just so...
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    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    No matter how many people I see or speak to or meet. No matter how many different times and different ways my friends and my family tell me and show me they love me and they're...
    FemaleBorderlineSociopath FemaleBorderlineSociopath 31-35, F Apr 30

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    A friend of mine wrote this yesterday and it spoke to me: "Recently I asked God how could I possibly forgive someone who wasn't even sorry for their sins. It just didn't seem...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 6 Responses May 5

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    This is like shouting out on a boat in the pacific ocean. I fear even worser, like attempting to shout while floating by the planet Jupiter. Absolute desolation. No ones stayed in...
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    foxyoxy123 foxyoxy123 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 29

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