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I Live By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Growing up, I lived in Germany for four and a half years. It was an amazing experience. My family and I were able to travel around Europe and see so many cool things. We met a lot...
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    I have been living here a year and a month now, after three months in Newcastle. I live on Clapham High Street, which can be quite noisy in the middle of the night, police sirens...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Last summer, I was rushed and in a hurry to get dressed and out the door for a college event. All I had on was just my short bath towel. All of a sudden it dropped to the floor...
    maturewifeandmom maturewifeandmom 36-40, F 2 Responses 43 mins ago

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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 Sep 27

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    I never wanted to live... I'm just causing problems for everybody. I can't do anything right. I'm a failure. Now I know you don't think I can't do anything right but I'm freaking...
    alilight alilight 13-15, F 11 Responses Oct 14

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    Well, I don't live in a SM anymore. I left him 1-year ago today. I'm still sexless (not for the whole year) but that's now my choice as opposed to a symptom. Choice feels way...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Sep 27

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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 Oct 1

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    I've been depressed for 5 or 6 years. I don't want to live anymore. I'm ugly, dumb, boring, weird, worthless and a coward. Trust me, I know my self better than any if you know me...
    Classicalbirdy Classicalbirdy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    heard this line from a Ryan Adams song and felt like it really summed up my life right now " pictures hanging on the wall of when we used to smile " wow ... that pretty much...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 13

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    Tomorrow October 21st I will be 47 year old. When I look back on the life I've wasted and the unforgivable things I did in the past it pushes me to make a fourth attempt at ending...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 Oct 1

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    No Regrets - "Nothing is certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin - We all know when our taxes are due, but none of us know when we will die. We could live to the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 14 Responses Oct 16

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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 Sep 26

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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 Sep 27

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    I'm ashamed that I used to be so whiny and a complainer. I used to be dramatic and I cut myself. I feel so stupid for acting that way in school. My family was poor, I was bullied...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I'm sitting in the school toilet right now, not because I'm getting bullied. Because I'm not. It's because I'm scared of going out there, looking like a fool, having people look...
    asanon asanon 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I am in a really bad place at the moment, I can't believe I have come this far in life and ended up with nothing but debt. I have worked full time since I left school years ago, I...
    Thisstupidlife Thisstupidlife 46-50, F Oct 10

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    Hello There ! Inspired by people introducing themselves..... I thought of introducing myself. but before I start, I request all of you, not to be judgmental. So I am Rajan, 43...
    Raajan71 Raajan71 41-45, M Oct 10

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    Slaying Dragons: A Sleepless Journey Into Oppositeland… Having spent over a year wandering in Oppositeland, the refuge for escapees from a sexless marriage, I am experiencing...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 15 Responses Oct 11

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    im a horrible person, i should have everything sorted out by now, i dont know what im doing, i cut myself, i dont deserve to live, i dont know what i am, i dont know what ive...
    WinterBlack WinterBlack 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm new here and hope my post makes it to the right place. I've been with my H for 17 years. He's 10 years older than I am, I'm 55. from the beginning he had ED problems, but I...
    Sarita22 Sarita22 46-50, F 20 Responses Oct 14

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    The Perils of Outsourcing? In a sexless marriage, it's safe to say that the thought of outsourcing may have crossed your mind once or twice or a thousand times. It is typically...
    Artvg Artvg 41-45, F 27 Responses Oct 15

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    If I met myself......the world would break in half and the nine layers of hell would execute from another realm and the gate of Gahanna would burst open allowing the Demons and...
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F Oct 15

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    My husband is overweight, but is kind, considerate, even handsome. We have two kids together and have a wonderful family life. Since we've been married (4 years now), the sex...
    mzansigirl mzansigirl 36-40, F 23 Responses 2 days ago

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    How do I STAY motivated to workout? especially since its getting colder outside in the winter months. Is it crazy to try to eat healthy in the winter when everyone is trying to...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 Sep 26

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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 8 Responses Sep 30

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    Its just comfortable at home and I live with my parents and its peaceful. I don't pay rent. Besides Im not married, and I don't want to live by myself. Im a family girl.
    bridgeoverwater bridgeoverwater 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm 42 years old, am mother of 4 (19, about to become a father, 16, and 12 year old twins). Their father and I have been apart for 6 years. I've struggled with poverty, depression...
    Goodsunflower Goodsunflower 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I cant help it. I constantly look down on myself. My mother is a psychopath. Growing up, I didn't have a good role model. My mother lied all the time, and my dad was foolish enough...
    InsertMyName InsertMyName 13-15, F Oct 4

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    In posting again because I am really really annoyed with myself and could use some suggestions. So I've detached from my abusive husband. I'm breaking the codependency cycle with...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 5

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    I'm living in Arkansas and California looks so fun and better with lots of beaches and the warm air. I really want to go and live there and it's just looks more free. I say to...
    KiaraTheLioness KiaraTheLioness 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Oh my, okay? 1 - my name is kirsty Jayne Harlock 2 - I live in the uk 3 - I'm 17 years old 4 - my birthday is 03/06/97 5 - Iv brought my Mini Cooper 6 - Iv got my practical car...
    kirstyjayne kirstyjayne 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I don't always but every now and then I have nights like tonight. I know I shouldn't hate myself, I wish I didn't but sometimes I just can't stop the way I feel. I've never been a...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    SOMETHING DIRECTS MY LIFE THAT I CANNOT SEE OR TOUCH. IT COULD BE ME THAT CREATES THIS NEGATIVE LIFE, BUT I THINK ITS SOMETHING ELSE....WHEN I WAS 19 FIVE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY WERE...
    F1R2A3N4 F1R2A3N4 46-50 5 days ago

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    I figure if I can't forgive myself why not look at things on the bright-side. I've lost a lot of weight now I have to buy new clothes. Shopping spree, yay! My mom's happy I've...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 5 days ago

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