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I Am Living Alone and Like It That Way

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My parents are about to leave tomorrow, and I'll have to live by myself after that. I'm not a sociable person, and neither do I gel with a lot of people. I'm afraid I'll end up...
    Oceanic1001 Oceanic1001 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Not nice coming home from work to a dark empty house :(
    Magpie62 Magpie62 31-35, M Oct 14

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    its a Saturday and im alone as always except this week my bestfriend came into town for her bfs birthday. So we went to the mall fr abt 2 hrs bt then her bf came and she went with...
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    You find different people all over the place , you see everyone's face but you don't know them , you are quick to judge even with personality , the first impression is key to what...
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Do you ever get the feeling that you're alone? Like you have friends and all, but at the end of the day you feel that you're truly all alone and that no one would even care if you...
    zhalehzahedi zhalehzahedi 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    The stress from school, family and friends kinda just make me wanna be alone. Like completely alone. Sit in a dark room from morning till night. Just looking up at the ceiling...
    odeybelle odeybelle 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am quiet, shy and laid back. I have a few friends but none of the close best friend I can say that has my back for good. I lost my best friend (my last ex) and now I feel all...
    Maihowl Maihowl 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I feel so alone , like I have no one . I wake up everyday and feel like I'm in this world by myself. I have gave up on some many things in life and suicide is always on my mind.
    KissMyPinkCupCakes KissMyPinkCupCakes 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    Sometimes I feel alone like nobody cares
    hatersgonnahatefuckit hatersgonnahatefuckit 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm currently in my basement alone, like always, debating myself if I should continue playing guitar or just go to sleep...
    Destroyer2266 Destroyer2266 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    "It is a paradoxical but profoundly true principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at the goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it...
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I'm really annoyed or super angry I like to be left the eff alone. When I'm upset, I like having homies around b
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I feel so isolated, like I've trapped myself in a corner and can't reach out to anyone. It's just awful and lonely and I feel like it's too late to change my life. I have a...
    LisaLukey LisaLukey 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Ninety-Seven But things never go as one would like it to be. Although Mary Jane struggled down...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Oct 8

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    I barely like people on a platonic level. I'm going to be alone for a while.
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 46 mins ago

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    I am so unhappy right now, but really don't know if walking away from my marriage will make things better. Is the grass really greener on the other side, or will i just be alone...
    johnboyuk johnboyuk 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Parent's Sell Daughter's Innocence to the Devil for a $15.00 T-Shirt -- Oct 26, 2014 This broadcast was Live on our website on Friday 10.24.14 - Join us next time!What you...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    This is a little long, sorry...it's important to me though. A little context: I am a 23 year old girl that just graduated from college in May. I just accepted a new job and I need...
    svd91 svd91 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm in desperate need of company, the way I'm living is getting more and more unhealthy. I don't go to school, I have no job and I don't have any friends who I speak to regularly...
    caraacakes caraacakes 16-17, F Oct 1

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    i do,i mean my parents have been married for 21 years,but they both fight alot,my mom is frustrated most of the time,so after what i've seen happening between them,i realized i'm...
    PhilAnselmo12 PhilAnselmo12 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello, I am 23years old, 2 daughters with my boyfriend 6 year old and a 2 year old..... I ran away with my boyfriend when I was 16( boyfriend was 23).... At that time... I only...
    livelaughlove310 livelaughlove310 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I am a fairly introverted, creative, intelligent, independent, and empathetic young woman. I take pride on being all of those things. I love art and music, and express myself...
    zsigginz zsigginz 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    What is the point of living? I'm alone, completely. I have $6 in change in my purse, my bank account is overdrawn by $700, and I owe more than $10,000 in regular loans, and $30,000...
    chumiloons chumiloons 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 20

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    Sometimes I feel this way, but I realized many key aspects these couple of days. I attended a Placebo concert, their music is amazing but the live performance was insane!! so cool...
    sjyul sjyul 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I use to be a perk person full of such hope, full of faith. I would help someone regardless, and I would not ask for an award. The last ten years of people in and out of my life...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F Oct 17

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    Halloween, 2008 Actually it all started on halloween eve.... October 30 will forever be seared in my memory. It started as any other day had on the race track.... up early, feeding...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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    I go to sleep alone. I wake up alone. I eat alone. I drive to work alone. I come home alone. I'm working at a job I used to love. Its my first employment of many to last well over...
    slait slait 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Well, not exactly a toddler but I'm really small for my age. I'm 14 and people always think I'm 10 or 11 and so they treat me like a little kid. I tend to act just how they'd...
    littlebobby6 littlebobby6 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I think about it Quite often lately Not as a first choice but as a back up My life seems to have gone on for 32yrs with no point No meaningful achievements Can't find a place to...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F Oct 1

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    I think about it Quite often lately Not as a first choice but as a back up My life seems to have gone on for 32yrs with no point No meaningful achievements Can't find a place to...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Please help. I just turned 25 and I've never had sex. I've had little more than a kiss when I was young. If I can't be appealing and have someone I don't think I can let myself...
    anon787mous anon787mous 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Recently I started a new job. I absolutely hate being the new person and not knowing how everything is run. I know that it's normal to feel this way and that with time I'll get the...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I wished I had found this group earlier, before I decided to visit there for a month. In world events, especially those showing faults of a country, I've often seen Aussies the...
    Darius211 Darius211 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 19

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    Currently I am a college freshman and I currently see no point to my existence. Since highschool (probably sooner) I have asked myself everyday why I choose to get up in the...
    LivingAloneInTheVoid LivingAloneInTheVoid 18-21, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Frost. It covers plants in a cold coat killing them before they had a chance to bloom in the spring. Just like my life the seasons change and winter changed to spring and spring to...
    CrimsonButtefly CrimsonButtefly 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Well I'm about to go to church but I just had a breakdown. Ever since my older sister (15) left to live in a different state across the country with our mom, I've felt this void...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    If I didn't love someone I would not be with them...period! I cant see the point wasting you time and theirs. I am confident in living life alone, and would choose this over a...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 9

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    Everyone ends up alone in the end. I always reach this point where the friends I know and love are no longer the people I can talk to about what's really going on or what's...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I wouldn't consider this "home". I often feel like saying I want to go home when I'm technically already here. I live in Washington with my grandparents but I long for the day when...
    Unicorn1039 Unicorn1039 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    mid 50's woman with grown kids and alone, in a new home me and my sweetheart bought, so very far away from him. i am an artist, so i work alone and now, i am finding myself...
    buddagirl buddagirl 51-55, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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