I Live By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    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

    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

    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

    I'm guilty... I confess i have reused a plate

    so i don't have to wash more dishes >.< Like... Make myself a sandwich on the morning, just blow off the breadcrumbs from the plate, and it's ready for dinner! :D
    jafetgx jafetgx
    26-30, M
    Mar 1

    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
    1 Response Dec 1, 2008

    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

    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
    Aug 22, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Apr 21
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    maryryan maryryan
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 21
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    Missjayne1 Missjayne1
    36-40, F
    Apr 20
    ok, I'm glad I get to end with this experience... (I wonder if I never stop typing this, if it will force them to continue? lol ) I just finished getting the second small roof...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    Apr 20
    certain of uncertainty getting fkd by the disease i deny but love secretly waking up and preaching myself to stay away from the end wrapped around in disappointment how...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Apr 20
    Dear friends As we close in on the final chapter...I Just want to say thanks for all the laughs, advice, tears, hugs, support, banter. To all of you, & you know who you are...
    GoldenDuck GoldenDuck
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Just told my bestie and she was super open about it, even asked for pics of me in a diaper and its leakage on my pants. If we lived close, she said shed be down to try it sometime
    juicyPEEch juicyPEEch
    26-30, F
    Apr 19
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    61-65, M
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    Part 4: My head hurts. I cant think straight anymore. I want to run away. I hate going to this school, this state, this country, this world. I hate how i overthink things too much...
    ohayomegu ohayomegu
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
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    LoreleiLoch LoreleiLoch
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
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    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
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    Imamess0324 Imamess0324
    16-17, F
    Apr 18
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    JessDollio JessDollio
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 18
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    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Apr 18
    I've decided that I'm going to stop listening to my inner critic. The part of my brain that tells me lies like I'm gross, or worthless, that no one really ever cares. I will...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18
    You know how the news or media can edit out parts of a story to make a person look like a bad guy? I do that to myself all the time. I edit out all the good things I've done...
    shybot shybot
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    behind my back there is a monster reveals itself on dark silent nights preaching sinful fantasies back of my mind my beating heart and restless soul testifies, my condition...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Apr 17
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    mossywolf mossywolf
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17
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    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    I'm dark skinned of Egyptian origin I'm sure if you saw me you won't like my looks or bother even talk to me ..I'm very much disliked by people especially white peoples and also...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    Well... I will be anyway. W/we have spent days worth of time just talking about our needs and expectations. There is still a lot to figure out in detail but so far things are...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    I can out of prison on the 17/3/2016 after I had spent 5 weeks in remand awaiting sentencing for a restraining order breach imposed on me by court four years earlier in 2011 ..the...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 15
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    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    6 Responses Apr 14
    I got a new tattoo today, it's says "love yourself first" in Arabic. to me it means that I should stop allowing myself to get hurt by the 'love' I have for certain people and that...
    jaslovely jaslovely
    70+, F
    4 Responses Apr 14
    lesson pounded into myself over and over again throughout the years. that I am the kind of guy who's going to spend most of his life ammounting to nothing. ill right long and...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    been many months now and all I can see is society's further spiral into madness. the WiFi is weak here and I have plenty of food. but if I could do it again I would. society has...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Apr 14
    I'm trying to get the iPhone 6 Plus which was sent to the Frenchman who had a restraining order against me back ..I still haven't got the iPhone back ..the police told me they were...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    Apr 14
    People deal with their dreams in one of three ways. They accuse, they excuse, or they choose. Accusers spend their entire lives blaming others for why they haven’t achieved...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
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    kate139 kate139
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I'm not the run-around-naked type. I live in the UK. It's too dang cold for nudity. I do like the freedom of being home alone though. I can do what I want, don't have to share the...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    1 Response Apr 13
    I am a 20 year old girl, that is soon to be 21, and my parents give me no freedom whatsoever. This stresses me out to no end. So let's start from the beginning. In January 2009, my...
    fallenangelxo fallenangelxo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 12
    I am ugly, fat, annoying, stupid, worthless, hopeless, forgettable and straight up a piece of trash. I am ******* mental. Anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, depression...
    taehyun taehyun
    13-15, F
    21 Responses Apr 12
    i hate myself so much. theres no words to experience how much i want to ******* die all of the time, i fantasise about jumping in front of cars and trains all the time just to get...
    goodgonegirl goodgonegirl
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 12
    feed on good moments and live the rest in misery thinking about those days when we were away from questioning and judging everything in our minds having some joy, even just by...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Apr 12
    Everything will be perfect one day , a really happy death of me and all my problems, yes what a wonderful day that will be, I shall release myself of this earthly unhappy bond.
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    I am so glad that I no longer have to live by the dysfunctional lies that I've lived with in the past. Today I am able to make new healthy choices.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    violent whispers burning what's left of me telling me to witness my naivety my wish to dream and sleeping in a fantasy open my eyes and watch myself consumed by my precious...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Apr 11
    I lived by the rules and societies expectations of how a person should live their life. That caused me to miss out on so many opportunities. At the same time, society made me have...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    41-45, M
    Apr 11
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    randomgirl42 randomgirl42
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    hi I just want friends plz pretty lonely lol and shy so I keep to myself alot.
    unicornpoopie unicornpoopie
    31-35, F
    Apr 10
    Thanks to my depression, bpd and other stuff i have found myself crying myself to sleep. It's even worse since my parents, and sister don't know about it when i try to tell them i...
    KittyLoverForever KittyLoverForever
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
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    BittersweetRose BittersweetRose
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 9
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    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    5 Responses Apr 8
    Well if you do we should link up I live in Irvine !
    Tokeetilyoucope Tokeetilyoucope
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 8
    To me music is a way I can express everything I have a hard time doing for myself. If there is something I want to say I can always find a song that has said it better than I ever...
    Ancientphoenix78 Ancientphoenix78
    36-40, F
    Apr 8
    Over the years I have lost myself plenty of times in games, people, hobbies, etc. When I fall for something it's hard to combine it with anything else, but it does feel great until...
    Gentle153 Gentle153
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 8
    I'm even using the "alternate personality" I made as a username to keep myself anonymous. I'm 17 and I have this whole other family, friends, boyfriend (Johnny Depp ofc) that...
    isabellaandre isabellaandre
    16-17
    Apr 8
    I practically live in the net. If I were in contact with all the people I make friends with online, in real life, then my depression would fade away.
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    Apr 8
    I am working on loving myself. Some days are better than others Today being an off day. As I think about it will take a long time.I have so much past I have pushed aside that it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 7
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