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I Am Living Alone and Like It That Way

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Nov 25, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    For some reason I've always felt like being alone is like being rejected. Sure being alone for a while is okay sometimes but I don't like to feel like I have no one I don't like...
    ggil93 ggil93 18-21, F Jul 11

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    I just graduated highschool and I'm not going to college I got sick of my mom bitching all the time about working more and so I left I'm living in a motel right now but I'm almost...
    GinaL18 GinaL18 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    it's weird .. even though I've lived by myself with me and my dad for 14 years , until now I suddenly feel really lonely Maybe it's because I miss my friends form school since I'm...
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am living with my parents and I'm 34 years old. After graduation, I had tried to do my post graduation in computers, but I was finding it difficult to finish the course, I wasn't...
    Saiyuri23 Saiyuri23 31-35 4 days ago

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    I just moved to a new apartment. Living alone is definitely a new experience. I don't really know what to think of it. The first night was kind of creepy and I was definitely...
    Blahshoda Blahshoda 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I always use to think that I loved to be alone and have time to myself. So much so, that if I ever met anyone who thought or felt the opposite, I'd basically view as weak. But...
    SweetKrazyChill SweetKrazyChill 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I sometimes wish I had no one to love, no friends and no one breathing down my neck. People claim to love me and care about me but all they give me is judgement and a need to...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    So don't get me wrong, I have a boyfriend who loves me and I love him. We hang out almost everyday and he's the sweetest most caring guy I've ever met but some nights i sit in bed...
    confused557 confused557 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Okay, so here goes. I have people I can talk to but yet I still feel so alone in life. I have a boyfriend but he works a lot and we have to keep our relationship a secrete. This...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Here I am in a foreign land, well and truly away from oztray’ya. Yet I can see them coming a mile away. The arrogant body language, the penetrating voice which can be heard over...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I mean people without depression don't know how it is to live with it I hate how my mother comes up to me and says "I know how you feel" and then I say to her "do you have...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M 38 mins ago

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    Chapter 6 : The Speaking Voice A W Tozer. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 An intelligent plain man, untaught in the...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 4 days ago

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    It was one year on Monday since we buried my Granny. Most would have had a hard enough time with just that, but my Granny raised me for the first almost 4 years of my life. It was...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F Jun 26

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    My MIL is a tetraplegic. She was in a car accident and she damaged her c-6 and c-7 vertebrae. She is now wheel chair bound. I know starting a story about how I am unhappy living...
    Natesbabydoll Natesbabydoll 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I have 23, and for first time in my live im complete alone, me for my hand dissapoint every one who i love, one time and again... My options are basically living in humilliation...
    durudu durudu 22-25, M Jul 14

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    Where's the perfect place to hide? In the middle of a crowded room. I can be in a sea of people and yet I'll still feel lonely. Sometimes, even though I'm surrounded by friends- I...
    cecimaldonado cecimaldonado 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This will sort of be a stream of consciousness vent. I don't feel totally comfortable writing this here. Putting out my problems on the internet like this for strangers to read but...
    fibrodoodle fibrodoodle 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Everyone needs me to be strong, but I just want to fall apart. I want to just sit in someone's lap and cry. I want someone to show me I am loved. I am broken and I want to know...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I've been married for 17 years. He has help me to raise children from my first marriage and we have 1 of our own. He has medical issues that have lowered his sex drive. This...
    CrazyKatLady CrazyKatLady 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well...yes.I have travelled since birth and seen a variety of lives and experiences.I was a very stimulated child with culture and cultures,history,books...and awesome mother <3...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    July 23. Making It Happen. Stop trying so hard to make it happen. Stop doing so much, if doing so much is wearing you out or not achieving the desired results. Stop thinking so...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 27 mins ago

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    July 23. Making It Happen. Stop trying so hard to make it happen. Stop doing so much, if doing so much is wearing you out or not achieving the desired results. Stop thinking so...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 27 mins ago

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    I feel that nobody acknowledges me and wants to understand how I feel, because people almost all the time believe what I say is either nonsense or ignored. Some of my family wants...
    Drkness00 Drkness00 18-21, M Jun 24

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    I feel that nobody acknowledges me and wants to understand how I feel, because people almost all the time believe what I say is either nonsense or ignored. Some of my family wants...
    Drkness00 Drkness00 18-21, M Jun 24

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    Shouting in silence ,the words i could never say everybody looks and laughs at you and to them you are just another object with which they play !!!! Filled with the emptiness that...
    AdventureHunter AdventureHunter 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I am feeling so alone, no matter how many people are really around me. I have 2 kids and a partner. I also live in a house with my family, a total of 8 people. I feel I need more...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Being alone helps me escape. (When I'm on my meds) the silence is just so amazing. I also love the ability to just sing as loud as I want or scream random words for no reason once...
    cat13wolfjb cat13wolfjb 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    When i was little my mom and dad got a divorce,well soon after my dad found a nice women and married her,my mom did the same. When i would get in trouble with my step mom she would...
    Dps1 Dps1 13-15, M Jul 1

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    My life is very complicated. My daughter is disabled and sit in wheelchair. She goes to school for disabled kids. Since shes away, i sleep till lunch at home. I developed this bad...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes I'm alone and it's fine ! I have been in **** for 4 years and at the end I knew that I'm okay with being alone but I know I'm not lonely and This amazing site showed me many...
    FlawlessGuy FlawlessGuy 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was little I have had no friends. As a kid being lonely was quite easy because I was too young to understand or even care about loneliness. It wasn't until middle...
    living96 living96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Have you ever shared a cup of hot chocolate with a loved one, or laughed so hard you cry afterwards, or seeing the smile on a little kids face when you give them a little attention...
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I've been married for 7 years to an ACOA and recovering alcoholic. The issues were hidden for a long time, even his alcoholism was only truly realized about 3 years ago. As soon as...
    tejpreet9 tejpreet9 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    8 years ago I was living with my dad in Venezuela , he was really violent , he used to hit me and my sister all the time, my mom said she send us to live with him because she was...
    Vonnefaneyte Vonnefaneyte 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am currently in a long-term relationship, and it's my partner, his best friend and me. While we all get a long, I don't know how much longer I can live with them both. Before we...
    honeyblossom23 honeyblossom23 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I am living a very lonely life. I am insanely introverted, and really quiet. I do not fit in with people my age, as I oppose the late night partying and the alcohol consumption and...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    My whole life has been nothing but horrible struggle and things getting worse and worse. Bullied all growing up, kept trying to get by and ignore people, go to college with funding...
    tmac543 tmac543 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    There is no escaping it, it's like a law. Every conversation that keeps going will sooner or later have the question: "So, what do you do for a living?" I've tried many ways of...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M Jun 24

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    ever since moving house for university ive felt alone, living with my dad doesnt feel right, i dont feel welcome, and lost my girlfriend because she got bored of me i guess...
    DeonGrey DeonGrey 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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