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I Live By Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    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 3 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    So I was on here struggling with the topics of living in a sexless marriage, being sexually frustrated and feeling disrespected not too long ago. Although I would still love much...
    picadilly1970 picadilly1970 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am extremely attracted to this wonderful girl I met on EP only to find she lives on the other side of the planet. I finally found someone to spend time with, to share my feelings...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Just needing to remind myself of this ... as I've gotten to know people better on here I'm finding myself becoming guarded again. It's interesting to me that with some of my...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Not really but I do live fourth minutes from London, but I enjoy the atmosphere in London very live and fast paced! Well sorta
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Ok, so ive been in an on and off relationship with someone for almost 10 years. the biggest issue was that he is a pathological liar. he lied to me for years on end and i kept...
    Myah29 Myah29 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    And then almost immediately breaking them :) I want to use my time and my resources and my energy better I want to take reasonable care of myself I want to be as OK as possible to...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    :( i need to change my life. i'm going to live my dream life as soon as i reached 22 and can find money on my own. i will, i know i can.
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hear people say I'm pretty or hot, but when I look in the mirror I don't understand and I remind myself of the guys who've let me go and think that there must be something wrong...
    flowerchloe48 flowerchloe48 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    My brain has this thing where if something's not perfect or I mess up or I fail, it just shuts down and won't let me pick myself up and move on. Not everything can be perfect, and...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I just recently experienced the worst heartbreak that i have ever felt. i felt good about myself during the relationship but at the end i felt lost. she broke up with me in the...
    hhhovind hhhovind 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Ok, so that first post wasn't so scary so why not a post two? I cannot begin to express how freeing it is just to have expressed it all. SM isn't something most people would want...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate myself, absolutely hate myself. Why do I feel like this, why can't I be normal? Why can't I love myself unconditionally, even if I were to be flawed, why? Why did I have to...
    EmmaTrowwy EmmaTrowwy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I Am Looking For Someone Going Through The Same Thing. I am in an all-but-sexless relationship with someone I love and respect, and I'm looking for someone who can relate to talk...
    NXS3 NXS3 26-30, F 18 Responses Jul 17

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    I just cant stop thinking about it. I loathe almost every aspect that my life has given me. Grown up poor, with a mother who never cared for my education... So now Im what many...
    CaraLina CaraLina 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I never dreamed I'd find myself here. I never imagined it would all end this way for me. I'm new here to this forum but I am not new to SM. I haven't lived it as long as some of...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 1

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    Even though i have turned around and act like a different person now doesnt take the pain away because of what i did and who i was then. i hate myself. i hate what ive done and i...
    wallwalker wallwalker 22-25 Jul 16

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    (Repost...EP BLOCKED my first story) I stumbled upon EP the latter part of last year, and I've been a fairly frequent lurker ever since. It has taken me quite some time to...
    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I have lived with my parents basically since was eight years old. Actually, let me back up. My biological parents have been divorced since I was only three. After that, I lived...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This sounds hard and scary! 1. I love people 2 I love love 3 I don't define myself by my accomplishments 4 I wish I could love freely with others wanting me to limit who I love 5 I...
    Flygirl827 Flygirl827 41-45 Jun 30

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    Update from the Battlefield - Since notifying my H three days ago that I've hired a lawyer and we're getting divorced, he has launched a full scale verbal attack on my character...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 35 Responses Jul 8

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    1. I'm Italian. 2, I'm retired. 3. I'm single. 4. I have been on my own since I was 18. 5. I am a Jack of all Trades. 6. I believe in God...Absolutely! 7. I have one older married...
    Davido57 Davido57 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Call me crazy, but it's true no matter how you look at it. I can be having a good day, a bad day, I can help anyone I please, yet I'll still hate myself. Usually it's because of...
    Killamunjaro Killamunjaro 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I finally made it all the way to Opposite Land.I've been in my new home for two weeks today and it has been one hell of a two weeks. It almost (and I mean for real) killed me. I...
    riley7253 riley7253 56-60, M 7 Responses Jul 11

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    It has been 6 yrs since my husband and I have had sex. I say sex because it was years before that when we made love. Our love life was amazing. We were always touching, kissing...
    LexiNY LexiNY 41-45, F 16 Responses Jul 12

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    I want to Die ...that feeling creeps up on me...then my thoughts go to my 3 boys... I love them too much ...I would hate to lose them ..I would miss them if I died ...they would be...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Starting today, I have made some personal inner changes. I have always been a pretty positive person, especially for those around me. But what I have been failing to do, is be...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 1

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    So I'm not finding much on here from the refusers perspective but I'll give this a try as I could really use some advice. I have been married for 8 years. We have a marriage that...
    britt48 britt48 26-30, F 31 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm in a same sex relationship, we've been together for over a decade. Same sex marriage isn't legal in our state but we had a commitment ceremony several years ago and consider...
    cloudsinyoureyes cloudsinyoureyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    As of late, my life hasn't been what I would consider to be optimal; I distanced myself from the only person that I have had any inkling of romantic attraction to, bickered with my...
    woahwoahpotato woahwoahpotato 13-15 Jul 5

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    Our lives are considered to be packed in a matter of 80-90 years. If you get lucky enough, maybe 100 years will be your life. Everyday, the subtraction of hours into minutes into...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I have learned that there is no possible way to have a successful love life with yours spouse if u can not communicate with each other. I have yelled, screamed, withdrew myself...
    fantisizer fantisizer 26-30, F 13 Responses Jun 30

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    LEARNING TO LIVEBy: Sayed Mostafa ArabySuddenly I saw myselfHe was there and I could not move meWrapped in a Web of insecurityRemove my clothes and I could seeMany times presumably...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617 61-65, F Jul 5

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    I always try to live up to others' expectation of me. It has now come to the point where I want to breathe and live for myself. Still, 22 years of habit is not that easy to break...
    northsky northsky 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I know there is a lot that goes into living on your own, but I can not wait unto the day comes to get out and live completely by myself. I don't even want to live with my boyfriend...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I have been married for over 15 years, have two wonderful children, but I live with the hurt and humiliation of a sexless marriage. In fact, we have NEVER consummated our marriage...
    BucketFiller BucketFiller 41-45, F 27 Responses Jul 13

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