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I Live By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Our lives are like an unpainted canvas. With each day a new stroke of the brush illuminates a portion of a beautiful piece of art. It could be a small detail or a bold line. We...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So yesterday was my birthday and I can honestly say that it was simultaneously the better and worse I've had in my entire life. If it hadn't have been for my friends and family...
    Babygirl872901 Babygirl872901 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    More than anything in this existence. "What could be So bad about you?" don't ask me that, you shouldn't ask me that, very annoying. I take everything out on myself because I feel...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I've talked to myself ever since I can remember... it's how I fall asleep at night. I like to place myself as a character into my favorite sci-fi of the time and just act out...
    emilyannie emilyannie 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    So the other day I was at olive garden for my brothers birthday and we were having a great time with his friends but I while I was having fun I was forgetting that I really had to...
    NapalmNinja NapalmNinja 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I live on the south coast of England near Brighton.
    MrHowl MrHowl 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    have you ever had this moment when reality/life just hits you and you ask yourself "what the hell is wrong with me ? I really need to get a grip of myself and my life!" after this...
    Solitaire91 Solitaire91 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    Honestly I am 34 and no high school education. I had kids at 18,29,21 . Been married 2x and never done a damn thing for myself . I come from a place and daily that has the...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    A while back someone asked me a question when I responded on a sexless marriage forum. I never answered the question, but thought about it for quite some time now. They wanted to...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I am a romantic. I grew up always KNOWING I would get married and have kids. Well, it seems like time is passing, and I'm not sure if it's cause my future wife needs time to age...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I would appreciate if somebody could explained to me why this man was too hostile and aggressive towards me The story of being racially abused and degraded ve gain in August 2004...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Its almost 5:30 in the morning and I'm still awake, I am wondering what my dad really thought of me. I thought he'd loved me, but really maybe he only loved my kids. Every one...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I was born normal, just like every one else. When i was about 11ish I began to notice I different. Most kids around my age like hanging out, talk about sports tv shows, the works...
    blacknight2345 blacknight2345 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    im not alone right now 3 out of my 4 siblings are home.i couldn't concentrate on my school work because they have music on so i can't concentrate. my work is due today . so i got...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi! I've been married for 16 yrs to a man who has suffered chronic pain for 32yrs of his 44yrs of life. We now have 2 children 8 and almost 5. There are days like today I want to...
    mariahswind mariahswind 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    In 2004 I got a job in housekeeping at hotel du vin in Brighton .i was given the job by a lovely looking lady who is from Croatia but she has a positive personality and quite...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I've felt the heavy chains of duty for as long as I can remember. I've done what I was expected to do forgetting that maybe I should have first done what was best for me and my...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I ve had lots of unpleasant and hurtful experiences with egyptians and arabs all through the years and this is another one At this time I had just left brighton after I had lived...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I remember the first time I realized I wanted to die. I was in fourth grade. I had a dream in relation to a book we were reading in class. A women was about to execute me and some...
    thischickiswack thischickiswack 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Screaming at the window Watch me die another day Hopeless situation endless price I have to pay Sanity now it's beyond me there's no choice Diary of a madman Walk the line again...
    joophomme joophomme 41-45 2 days ago

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    The title says it all. Well yeah, I really do hate myself. I've been hospitalized 3 times in the past year for suicide attempts, self-harm, and drug use. I've done so many things...
    shecancareless shecancareless 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I really want to live freely. Last year was a tortures one. I know how it feels to live freely. I used to live very freely. There are people who made me feel bad. I tried a lot to...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M Jan 2

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    I am just so miserable where i live now. There is nothing i like. It is too cold in the winter and too hot, humid in the summer. I think people are rude out here too. Everything...
    seacookie seacookie 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    so here we are - 2015!!! a whole new year to mess up, lol :) I hope this one is good to me, and that I am successful at improving myself. I have really lived a very long life - I...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I do not know why I posted the last story. I think I'm just weird and over it. All of my sh!t's gonna be on blast one day. If not, then I've pretty much given up on becoming famous...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Well alright, I've done ones like these so many times out of boredom...but I'm gonna do it again and this time get a little more detailed about who I am. For those of you who don't...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F Jan 2

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    About ten years ago I worked at hotel du vin in Brighton .i got my job in August 2004 .i was 25 years of age ,dark skinned female of Asian appearance and I did not look physically...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Jan 12

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    I generally isolate myself in my place 2-3 times a week, so that i can be completely alone, and nothing negative will happen in my life. I am self employed, and my business is so...
    herbals4ever herbals4ever 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I look a mess, my eyes are so red I seriously look like I would imagine a red eyed devil/ghoul would look like. I'm in the bathroom and as my husband comes up to get ready to sleep...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    Years ago when I was in my 20's I used to drink alcohol until I couldn't remember what I was doing and sometimes I even lost conscious ,as a result I put myself in vulnerable...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Years ago when I was in my 20's I used to drink alcohol until I couldn't remember what I was doing and sometimes I even lost conscious ,as a result I put myself in vulnerable...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 4

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    Single and alone, it was a huge change which I never signed up to go through. Every single day, I go out into the big scary world, and I live my life without him. I would go...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    The ups feel like I could fly across the world, and lows make every bone in my body ache. Why am I this way? Overall, I consider myself a well-rounded person. I eat well, I...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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