I Am Very Independent

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    Always have been. I don't like to ask

    for favors. Specially to my boyfriends. So when it came to asking for a loan for college, and I needed a co-signer.. And my boyfriend was the only one I felt comfortable enough to ask... It was very tough. Yeah, I'm not getting the same feeling as when I do when I get things...
    Tigerlilyflower Tigerlilyflower
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    Maybe too independent.

    I don't ask anyone for anything unless I have to nor do I chase people.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2014

    Very Much!

    I firmly believe that it won't get done right unless I do it myself. I don't like taking help from anyone. I am very independent. Sometimes it can cause problems though. Especially with men. Because you know how they like to be your knight in shinning armor and come to your...
    marinewife24 marinewife24
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2007

    Avoidance Of Dependency

    Perhaps too independent, it's not something i'm especially proud of because i hate to be dependent on others and so don't achieve what i could have.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    Jun 8, 2010

    I Am

    From an early age, I was brought up 20 years after the rest of my siblings.  I therefore escaped through my own imagination and read a great deal as a child.  I learned that I could trust no-one and that everyone has to be treated as though they are out to hurt you in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 23, 2008

    I have a great job and my own car

    and I support all of my habits and pay my bills on time. the last thing I need is somebody trying to take care of me for thinking that I just want them for within their pockets . I'm not a gold digger and I'm not a trick. I want you so you can keep me warm and make me feel...
    BoyNbraNpanties BoyNbraNpanties
    31-35, M
    Oct 1, 2015

    I do not rely on men.

    Recently I seems to like a man. I decide to ignore him because we could not get married. I cannot waste my time.
    fitwealth fitwealth
    26-30, F
    Sep 23, 2015

    I was born independent

    and will always be independent. 😉😉
    Alyzza123 Alyzza123
    16-17, F
    Aug 24, 2014

    Raised That Way

    Growing up I was never just given things. I had to work hard for anything I wanted outside of necessities. My parents were rarely home, and I was taught early on how to take care of myself. I was usually left at home to take care of my brother too. On some of my worst...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

    Yes I am extremely independent.

    Put myself through college; raised my kids by myself (and they turned out to be happy healthy individuals); bought a house by myself. I am just not reliant on anyone for the successes or failures that I've experienced in my life thus far. So when my BF tries to persuade me to...
    ChrisatEP ChrisatEP
    41-45, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    Yeh I Am Quite Indepndant But ...

    yeh i am quite indepndant but still visit the bank of the parents when i get stuck with money
    flossy flossy
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2008

    Is it possible to live totally independently at

    18???i mean earn all the money u need
    diyaandalbert diyaandalbert
    18-21, M
    Mar 2, 2015

    Being independent to me is a good thing.

    definition says, Not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc. Thinking or acting for oneself. an independent thinker.
    Trich Trich
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    Can't wait to get a car

    so I can be VERY Independent <3
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2015

    I have always been independent.

    When I was a toddler just learning to walk my mom told me that I would sit by the window and build with blocks by myself whale the other kids were playing together. Then in elementary school I hated group activity's and wanted to do my own thing. Now I'm fourteen and...
    VioletCarroll VioletCarroll
    16-17, F
    Jan 1, 2014

    And I love it. Wouldn't trade it

    for anything! 😃 and on that note ... Good night !
    Mysticme Mysticme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    Because you can't ******* rely on anyone except

    yourself. Ever. Even when you think you can, 95% of the time they'll still leave you with the mess to clean up.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    I can't wait until I can graduate,

    get a job in my career path, and support myself financially. It's been my main dream since I was a teenager.
    terrified2 terrified2
    22-25, F
    Sep 17, 2014

    By adopting Outcome Independence .

    .. I have become very ATTRACTIVE .
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014
    41-45, M
    Feb 26

    You Are Awesome

    The man that love and fear thy name (Gods name) shall see their hopes fulfilled; the mighty God will compass them with favor as a shield.
    niceyy niceyy
    22-25, F
    Sep 24, 2012

    Not Necessarily A Good Thing

    As usual, I was told I am very independent. I would have said "stubborn" or "pig-headed", but independent sounded fine. I can't say that my tendency to do my thing or to escape has helped me make the right decisions. But it has always been my first thought and only...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 22, 2010

    Yes I Am, I Rely On No One, Si...

    Yes I am, I rely on no one, simply because, if you rely on anybody for anything, and they let you down, the feeling is awful, it leaves a mixture of emotions like," Does that person care about me, Did they forget about me, or "Why did they let me down, " I like it...
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    I hate when people help me,

    I feel bad when they do and I only ask for help if I need it really badly
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    Aug 18, 2014

    I had to learn to become independent parents

    always gone 7 brothers didn't care much at all but there's so much more
    photographyismylife photographyismylife
    16-17, F
    May 23, 2015

    Look at them!!! they're

    so small and innocent I don't understand why their dad won't want to be part of their lives but he does wants to be part of some other kid that isn't even his, I'm not asking him to come back anymore cause all the love I had for him is gone but I don't hate him either but one...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 26, 2014

    I like doing things on my own.

    I don't listen to what others tell me, I will figure it out myself. I don't like people touching me so much unless family, boyfriend, girlfriend... Kind of deal. I have a license(SD), car, and working to get emancipated on my 16th birthday. I want a family of my own..
    YoungLovee15 YoungLovee15
    18-21, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    its hard if you try your best

    but still not enough
    rhona101 rhona101
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    The ability to rely on yourself

    when you feel the world becoming unstable, is the most important life skill I have. Knowing that being alone isn't ever going to slow me down , so I don't fear it happening to me. I was raised to take care of myself.
    Songbirdxofxpassage Songbirdxofxpassage
    22-25, F
    Aug 9, 2014

    I feel not the way people feel

    and they didn't get it I want to enjoy being myself
    bezayt bezayt
    26-30, F
    Mar 4

    I am fiercely independent.

    I don't really 'need' anyone to do anything for me, I don't trust them enough for it. It's not really my style.
    BakinBaker BakinBaker
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    When someone told me I couldn't do it I did

    it When someone backed me into a corner I found a way through When someone called me a bad name I laughed When someone told me I'm weak I fought harder When someone told me I would fail I made sure I came out number 1 When someone told me I couldn't afford it I made the money...
    breannzy breannzy
    18-21, F
    Jan 16

    I Am Independent...

    I have had a tough life and have been put down many times. I've been to Boys Town and locked up a good share of times and a lot of people I knew there have just given up on life and have dropped out. The guards and staff at jail encouraged me to get a GED, but I refused because I...
    skinned skinned
    18-21, F
    Feb 13, 2011

    I absolutely hate to ask others

    for help unless I cannot do something. I have been like this since I got pregnant as a teenager and when I left home to go to a university of my choice many years ago. I will say I can talk to my family and friends anytime and ask them for their advice on any topic. I have...
    miltarywifewithkids miltarywifewithkids
    36-40, F
    Jan 22

    I absolutely hate asking

    for help. I will always try to do something by myself first, even when I'm struggling. I'll avoid asking for help. It's not until I've tried more than once, that I either begrudgingly ask for help, or give up. It's not a pride thing for me. I don't want to come to rely on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    I've Had to Be

    I grew up in an abusive home. Being thrown back and forth and used as a pawn. I had to learn to rely on myself and to make myself happy. I was put through the system seeing things and having things happen to me that only a few could ever imagine and then as a young adult I...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 20, 2009

    I Can Only Rely On Myself

    I never get WHAT I want, WHEN I want, when other people do things for me. & then, they always wanna throw it in my face, what they did for me. I hate when they try to volunteer. Here's a BIG question:   How do you deal with people who OFFER to do favors for you ALL the...
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2008

    I can't emphasize enough the importance of solo

    adventure. From having much alone to strolling in the park by yourself all help to shape your sense of independence. If you're never by yourself how will you ever know yourself?
    Paigex3 Paigex3
    18-21, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    i love my bf :p www.

    makeyourtripwithme.com
    makeyourtripwithme makeyourtripwithme
    26-30, F
    Dec 11, 2014

    I am proud to be very self sufficient

    but sometimes feel overwhelmed, my family and especially my parents did not prepare me, help me, or guide me through life and I had to learn a lot of things the hard way. I still learn things the hard way. It's tiring being independent but now that I am an adult I wouldn't want...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 6, 2014

    Damn I was wrong lol I'm just talking none sense

    now cause I'm sleepy I don't need a boyfriend that's just crazy talk lol
    notgranted42 notgranted42
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    My mother yells at me

    for being anti-social but it's really that I just prefer to be alone and I don't need to rely on someone who's just going to break my heart or slow me down. I would much rather do things on my own than to always be depending on someone else who may or may not pull through.
    dreaming1942 dreaming1942
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2014
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