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I Live By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 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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    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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    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 4 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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    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 7 Responses Sep 22, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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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    Update. Last time I posted I was overwhelmed at how many responses I had. Some understood my struggle and some completely didn't get it. Reading it now I was pretty upset writing...
    2Blossom 2Blossom 46-50, F 15 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses Sep 5

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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 Sep 12

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    It's true a lot of people are stuck in the struggle and it seems like there is no help or hope for the future, a lot of that blame is pointed out towards the ones trying to better...
    aJason23 aJason23 18-21, M Sep 23

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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 Sep 14

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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 Sep 14

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    Reading this may help those in sexless marriages figure out what they want to do. If you learned now that you were dying, what would you regret? "A Nurse Asked Dying Patients What...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 7 Responses Sep 19

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    I don't care where I go, or what I do. As long as I have the chance to connect with and learn about people from around the world. Being able to experience the way they find...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F Sep 21

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    Hi :) My name is April Ann, and I wanted to tell you about myself. I was born in 1993 in TN. I have 4 brothers; 1 biological and 3 by marriage. My parents divorced when I was about...
    aprilanne4 aprilanne4 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Pain, beauty, self I carry the weight, to love, you must love all, and though I feign, to rise you must first fall, flat floored, grounded Moore, shamed poor, rough and boor, The...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't want to live as tonight I feel suicidal. As I do every night. Some nights stronger than others, and tonight is one of those nights. I can't ever commit and it annoys me. I...
    asanon asanon 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 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 2 Responses Sep 7

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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 Sep 13

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    sometimes i wish i could just die with peace i am sick of this life you name it i have lost everything most of dreams get shattered recently heart broke i lost in love too too be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 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 3 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 Sep 11

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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 Sep 11

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    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...
    TheMaverickWoman TheMaverickWoman 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 15

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    Are these types of people happiest when they are miserable? I know that doesn't make sense. But nothing makes sense anymore! Why is it they look for a reason or an excuse to be...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 21

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    Former member checking in. I wrote in I am Dating After a Sexless Marriage but it seems pretty quiet over there... so I am checking in here, too. It has been an amazing journey...
    awakeforthedancechecksin awakeforthedancechecksin 36-40, F 12 Responses Sep 22

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    A month ago i told myself i'll keep the thought of love out of my head.. That im over it.. I was able to do it for a couple of weeks. But the thing is i decided to do that to...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to live in the past counting my old hurts, or in the imagination of a future of how I’d like it to be and feel sad that I am not living it. It is a way of always putting...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My wife's best friend is divorcing her husband, who is one of my good friends. She said things were bad for a while, and somehow it escalated past the point of therapy. They never...
    7Sparrows 7Sparrows 26-30, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm living a nightmare Everything isn't going how I saw it Nothing is the same anymore Sleep non-existent Waking hours I feel zombiefied I fight the urge to dig deep...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 11

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    I was on ep before....loved it...it was my place. i met someone on here, we met, now live together. deleted my ep sometime along the way. three years later now ive lost...
    LostInTheLight LostInTheLight 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I am tormented! I now find myself with the opportunity to outsource to a willing woman and I'm feeling major guilt and selfish because I know I will destroy my family. The last...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 20 Responses a week ago

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    I'm going to do it in November this year I don't give a **** anymore! And people will say serves her right she's so stupid when I die and people here would even say do it! You won...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Before you say you hate yourself please read this...about me I assure you. You'll feel better about yourself. I'm 24-years-old still living with my parents and although I don't...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I never wanted to live. I can't even begin to explain the identification I have to this sentence. For many, many years I wanted nothing more then to not exist to feel nothing to...
    endlessinnerbeauty endlessinnerbeauty 22-25, F Sep 13

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    05/09/2007 - Old Tokyo 1765 I see a vision Blurred by the unknown How do I stop this I'm Takeshida a store owner Clutching a pulse cannon clash of era's Wandering aimlessly Zombies...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 14

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    My younger brother and I had a conversation this evening while walking our dog and he doesn't know it but he saved me from doing something really stupid. First off I do not...
    steelers7fan steelers7fan 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I Dont have a job, im ugly, fat, socially awkward, super lazy. I live off my parent, I dont have a girlfriend and never had one. I stutter and embarrass myself in front of others...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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