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I Live By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    Me, Four Walls and the Cat.

    As I have related before in many stories I am alone for up to 19 hours a day in a one bedroom shoebox with my cat, Motley, in Australia. I want to go "home" to the USA and eventually be bi-coastal. There I have better wheelchair access and most of my chosen family...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Doug’s Song

    What do tigers dream ofWhen they take a little tiger snooze?Do they dream of mauling zebrasOr Halle Berry in her cat women suit.Well don’t you worry your pretty ******** headWere going to get you back to Tyson and your cozy tiger bed.And then were going to find our best friend...
    beatnikbee beatnikbee 51-55, M Feb 27, 2012

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    The Key To My Happiness...was Me :-)

    It's an odd thing when a feeling epiphany strikes your life. You can be monotonously going along in one direction, allowing all lifes **** to rain down on your head. You can tell yourself it's what you deserve, it's karma, it's your destiny. You can get quite comfortable in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Pretty Much

    I live alone except for the occasional weekend night when one of my kids sleeps over, but they are getting older and that doesn't happen to much. It's quite at times, but rarely lonely. In the summer I have my friends that I cycle with so that takes a chunk of time and in the...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Sep 14, 2011

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    Good And Bad

    It can be so great at times having the ability to do what I want and not having a lot of responsibilities along with less stress. Other times, I feel so alone like there is no one else like me or that people won't accept me for who I am.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Apr 1, 2013

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    Lucky?

    I came home early from work this afternoon and you know what I did?...I called out 'Is anyone home?'...of course nobody answered. I live by myself. It gets to a point that the air inside my home becomes so still that I feel forced to walk through it, just to shift the dust...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    In a Way

    SOMETIMES I WISH I LIVED BY MYSELF. UNFORTUNATELY I DONT REALLY. IN A WAY THOUGH I DO. THERE ARE OTHERS HERE IN THE HOUSEHOLD. MOST DAYS  WE ALL IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE HOUSE. WE CROSS EACH OTHERS PATHS MOSTLY IN THE TOO SMALL KITCHEN THATS JUST BIG ENOUGH FOR ONE.THERES...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Love Opthers As Much You Loving Yourself......................... Lord

    I am a nice gentleman with faith, soul, and big heart. I am social and having been blessed.standing by the poor. I live in Las Vegas and Oregon. I am honest, intelligent, loyal, easy going, romantic, soft-spoken with sense of humor. I respect every one. I care about homeless...
    romee59 romee59 51-55 Dec 9, 2010

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    For The First Time...

    I am approaching 40 and this is the first time I am living by myself. Partially. 3 to 4 days a week, I have my son so he makes up for the quiet nights and lonely days. It's nice to have my own space, do anything I want, decorate however I want. I realized that I like the...
    AGeminisTwin AGeminisTwin 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2010

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    Rattling Around

    Until five years ago I’d always lived with other folk – family or friends. Then they all upped and left.  Since then I’ve had a lodger or two, for short periods, and my daughter came to live when she left University a year early, but only for a while.Since then I’ve had...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    Some times I feel like I'm a figure in front of a screen watching other people's lives. I can't stand to listen to my family speak sometimes because I hate the things they say to...
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    I've always told people to not care about what people think, and now I;m worrying even more then anyone I know. I always tell myself not to worry about them and what they think...
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    In my past I was seeing a man who already had a girlfriend. In other words I was "The other woman" I was young , stupid , naive and inlove. I trusted this man. I spent THREE years...
    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I feel really bad about myself and I live with people that don't even care to try and help me they all make me feel worse about myself an I don't really have anyone to talk to
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    I love touching myself when I often wear my spandex. Seems like my spandex gives me extra sensitivity when I touch myself or someone else touches me. Do girls feel the same way?
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    I decided to stop judging myself .. I've been doing it a lot and I think that what keeps my experience with my x-best friend still painful and hanged on. Now on .. whenever I see...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I keep so many things to myself I doubt anyone truly knows my whole story or my attitude or what I do alone or why I text so much or don't fight back when I have a lot to say I...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My first concert I've ever been to is Imagine Dragons. I have never been to any concert before that. I was nervous, because I didn't know what to expect exactly. But trust me, it...
    ayyrosa45 ayyrosa45 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Many people tell me I have to speak open to people. I know it helps, when u cut, but I'm afraid of that. I sp poo keep about it with a guy from EP and he said he will keep for him...
    LaurenMalik LaurenMalik 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My name is Karly I just turned 16 and I am from Michigan but currently live in Florida. When I was younger my dad used to beat me and my sisters so my mom and dad got a divorce...
    allaboutkarly allaboutkarly 16-17, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Taking control of my life this year has been a magical experience. Instead of looking for a relationship, I am improving myself in all areas and I have peace of mind for the first...
    cloudedsky cloudedsky 26-30 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Not being confident enough to express how I feel, open up an idea, share an opinion, set my boundaries. Feels friggin weak huh? I do hate this part of myself and it does get to me...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    This is what happened after I stopped dating for two years now. I've been in a relationship for a year and six months before I realized that I needed space. My partner needed it...
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    There is no one i love, no one who really seems to love me. Love is the main reason people want to live, but what do you do when you have no love? I can't think of any reasons to...
    junosa junosa 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    Chraie Chraie 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    future of lives living through apps and cool stuff so many things...they like going through life...investing in sweet voice of noise feel too old..can't understand their...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    needs missions..colliding with unknown decisions living in filth and trying to become free, cleansing yourself from the shtt you have become..a junkie so high like a fckng...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    A few years ago I was very depressed. Just because I knew I am born in the wrong body. I am not a boy, I am a girl. But how should I tell my mom and dad? I was so confused about...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    urge to change one into you answer for freedom..existence to look things your way, with old ripped dirty shoes on fly into your way..dark or joyous the solution to everything...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M a week ago

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    If i gave you a loaded gun. Told you to point in at my heart. Told you to squeeze the trigger, would you? What if you couldn't be jailed for it. Would you then? I don't really...
    white701 white701 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Here I am on this journey ordained by God, the spiritual path that will lead to many things of benefits to others and myself. For years I have grown wiser, stronger, more...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Warning this is a rant about how much I hate my life. All the way through middle school I was bullied and to cope with that I cut my self....a lot. I also attempted suicide and...
    shybutfunky shybutfunky 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i do what i can maybe if get more sunny days i can do more damage to the wall of noise and slay the demons who roam outside sadly i am trapped in my own chaos endless grey in...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    making sense of it all the equations gifted to the living feeling, expecting..doing the chores silent yet so many opinions in the mind try..wait..think..hope..convincing the...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jul 24

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    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
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    I made a decision that cost me eternal love, joy, peace, relationship... all the good things that only Love Himself can give. I don't understand why I did it, the only answer would...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 Jul 23

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    I've always been very shy & introverted. I always preferred to live a solitary life. I never went out with friends or did anything fun. I was a homebody. I found every excuse not...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 13 Responses Jul 23

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    i see you with what you're and you will become but you see them as delusions..my insanity to tell you, what you're now is what you detest one day...maybe not..maybe you like...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jul 22

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