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I Live By Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Undecided whether to post this under this group or under the other one "I'm having random thoughts", I believe posted here the discussion shall be more thoughtful and sensitive...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    so since i was in first grade i had self image problems. i was too skinny and too tall got made fun of for it so much. and because of this i had bdd. i dont know how the bdd...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I did when I was young. Those "childhood" happy times.. I ended up hospitalized a few times and tried committing suicide multiple times. I tries to hurt myself and cut a line...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    Things that I'm passionate about... My boys. They are my true heart and soul. Of all the things I've done in my life, raising them, knowing them and learning from them has made me...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    There is a saying that everything in life comes as a blessing. It's part of our destiny and our path towards our life. We perceive events in our lives as good or bad, we make...
    xogymfish xogymfish 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    One time I didn't really have any friends. But I wanted people to like me. So I changed to a more wild version of me. Within a week I had atleast 10 more friends. They wanted to...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 7 Responses Sep 5

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    At this point I have battled living with a crack head father, I have achieved my goals academically, I am making my dream of being a surgeon a reality, I have contemplated suicide...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    We are not truly free. We live in a world full of restrictions and prohibitions. We pay to exist. How can one be truly happy living this way. Armed with this new found realisation...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    The days are shortened by the ridiculous sleeping pattern Broken up by the even more disturbing dreams of late. Zombie motion and slow pounding of the pavement. I wander to a...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here goes...I found EP doing a search about sexless marriages so here I am, my first story. I've been married 15 years to a man who in the beginning had me believing he could not...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 22 Responses Aug 15

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    Hello. I am Bailey. I am seventeen years old. I started cutting myself when I was fourteen. The first time I did it, I used a key. I carved someone's initials into my forearm...
    Baileywelch12 Baileywelch12 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I don't love being by myself. They say you need to love yourself before you can be happy with a significant other. They think you need to be complete and one with yourself. I'm...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 Aug 26

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    Ever since I was seven years old I would plan out my own suicide and/or suicide attempts. I'm 14 now and when I was younger I'd always tell myself that I'd never live to see the...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    Everything is ok but sex. Yes, I know; those are the most unpopular words here. Those who dare to utter them are frequently treated with …….. But I just wanted to give some...
    largehopes largehopes 36-40 8 Responses Sep 2

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    My husband and I have been together ten years, and married for seven. Sex dropped off right after the wedding. Over our married years, we have typically had sex every other month...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 22 Responses Sep 2

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    I think my friend and room mate is a Sociopath. I have known her at a distance for roughly 4 years, and we (my boyfriend included) have lived together for about 6 months. So lets...
    allyjayx allyjayx 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I know that books are figments of someones imagination- I would know, I'm a writer myself. Regardless though, there are some worlds that I just wished that I lived in. It seems...
    Rememberthescript Rememberthescript 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    The group "I want to kill myself" is not available to me on EP. That is bullshit. So I'm here. There's not much I can think of to say. I have been wanting to kill myself for a...
    Orange666 Orange666 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    This is the first time I am opening up about myself, and I truly cannot stand the person I am, all for one small aspect of me that in reality should not be as big of a deal as I...
    skh22 skh22 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Talking a bit with an EP friend earlier got me really thinking about things a bit. Android it just seems so unfair that I have to deal with the physical damage my body has gone...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F Aug 18

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    It's therapy to me. The relaxing part of the day. If I don't talk to myself, I think that would make me even crazier than how society already sees me. I'm an introvert. I hate...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Partly by myself.. Havent done it active-active.. But active/passively or call it passively-active. I sort of have the belief, that when everyone is gone. Just by myself. Then I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Aug 29

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    I look at myself sometimes and wonder why I'm still here. Many moments in my past I could have easily stumbled further than I have. It has become quite a battle to journey through...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    My experiences of life have left me a little self reliant, but the realisation of just what it means can be shocking. A woman survives on her wits each and every day. We are...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    Short comings, short sex drive, short of expressing love are all part of Sexless Marriage. Denial and refusal are very familiar. Pay attention to your spouse's messages. My s/m...
    musicinme musicinme 56-60, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    so im 26 and have two children 4 and 7.I do all i can for them i adore them.Right now it is difficult as my financial status isn't great so obviously im going to worry about there...
    cizzyfla cizzyfla 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I like myself very much. I take care of myself. I never let anything go to waste. I find myself very attractive. I like myself very much. I knew I was going to live a happy life...
    lycheechan lycheechan 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I don't have anyone I could talk to, but I am dying for sex. I was sex deprived as a kid, because my parents controlled my life too much. They consider sex as a kid of sin. In the...
    pblack pblack 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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    What I don't understand is how people take the pain Its the emotional pain that gets me It shakes me down to the core I start thinking very irrationally. I start jumping from ledge...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F Aug 28

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    Almost two months ago, I had THE moment when life hit me in the head with a brick. A rude inconsiderate comment the STBX made to something I said when he and I were having a...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 29

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    Feeling sorry for myself tonight. I allow myself that much once every few months. There is a sadness I did not know existed until it overtook me. When you actively work to feel...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 29

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    Neglect - One of the most important things I've learned from my decision to end my sexless marriage is that I will never again tolerate being neglected by my partner. We all...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 11 Responses Aug 30

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    Hi at the moment I don't live life. I feel like I wasted a lot of time doing crazy things, that are good for telling a story but not for your resume. At the moment nothing really...
    freebirdOz freebirdOz 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I believe that everything is connected to our souls age and wisedom. I am an empath and have always been labeled "different" in my family or "over emotional"!! It's took me until...
    Ashleysmashley Ashleysmashley 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I'm not sure how I feel, is this life I live even real? People living, I need to be. I can't stand the way some look at me. Walk in a crowd and I start to drown, the people...
    yennafur yennafur 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A funny thing about years is that we only get one of each. After its done its put on a shelf called "forever". No matter how many we get its still not many at all. so maybe you had...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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