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I Live By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 91 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I lived in worry and fear most part of my life, happiness has been short lived. I thought something was wrong with me. I couldn't accept and live myself. Now I think I need a...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Dec 1

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    I have lived in the uk since 1992 .i was 13 when I arrived to Britain .i lived with my family in Middlesbrough .unfortunatly I did not do well in school due to not knowing English...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Nothing learned... So desperate to please, to be wanted... I am daily changing myself, apologizing for who I am ALL in hopes she will love me, cherish me, want me. It seems this...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have been given compliments of course. I know I am not thin or in good shape, not yet anyway! I have been given plenty of compliments on my features though that is for sure. I do...
    onewhosupplants onewhosupplants 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    I do wonder to myself how would I look like if I keep on getting fatter. Due to family history, being fat would hurt my health later on. Due to not realizing early on that I would...
    tuberfan tuberfan 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Woke up today at 1pm because I had stayed up the previous night until 3am talking with one of my best friends. I was feeling well at first, but when I got out of bed and stared at...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    even though I haven't done so in a while due to school... hmmm Maybe I should take care of myself now that i'm on break ;) scheduling a day to pleasure myself at the max ;)
    Elis14 Elis14 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I wonder how the Copts of egypt and Sudan manage to live and survive in the uk I know thousands of them live in London but how do they manage to survive in this country with all...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Last night I had a dream I p**d myself in my elementary school and I was back in the principal office and my mom came to see what happens when I was in class and I was so nervous...
    Guywhopees Guywhopees 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I hate myself but what's the point of trying to fix that if in the end all we are is chalk lines on the concrete. Drawn only to be washed away
    Ghost21z Ghost21z 16-17, M 25 mins ago

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    I wrote this in 09 Am I me? Can I really only be me? Does it make sense to say that I am only Me, different from all else, and existing as only myself. I certainly don't...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Nov 25

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    As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I have been trying to learn not to hate myself, to know myself as I truly am. I found this book: http://www.peace.ca/powerofnow.htm, It really helped. I learned to stop seeing my...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ha! I wish. I live in America. But I one day hope to live in England for a year or two. Maybe for an graphic design internship. I've met people on here from England. I just love...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    For a month or more, I would love to swap lives with any woman who is willing and interested. I would live in that woman's home, carry on her relationships, drive her car, hang out...
    BeMe4AWhile BeMe4AWhile 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    This life is like a dream. By the blink of an eye, it can all disappear. Everything. We don't wake up in the morning because we are good people. We all do bad things. We all...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    People think that I'm the happiest person because I smile and laugh a lot. But actually I'm not. Sometime I just want to end everything when everyone that i trust cut all the...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F Nov 22

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14

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    I AM TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT...THOUGH IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE... I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME, LOVE AND LIFE IN DEVOTING MYSELF TO HELP AND TO PROTECT WOMEN AND YOUNG FEMALE CHILDREN...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    It was quite depressing to read the newspaper today. Headline was about the shooting of over 140 people (132 of whom were children) in Peshawar, Pakistan. Then there were few...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've lived 40+ years on this earth, I look back and wish I would have done this or that. I punch myself each time I think back to decisions I DID NOT make. It's not always the...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I am 22 years old. I keep far too many things to myself. I was working a great job as a Welder for 17$ /hr but recently got laid off. I'm planning on going to live out in Edmonton...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 2

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    I hate myself so much for who i am. My life has been a struggle. I never found true love, im crazy addicted to horror movies personality. I hate myself for this strange disorders...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I'm a proud Brit lived here all my life
    shona1967 shona1967 46-50, F 18 hrs ago

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    born and bred in Devon, lived in Kent and Gloucestershire too, slowly making my way up the country hahaha
    abtrotski abtrotski 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    Plymouth born and bred! lived in exeter, torquay and gloucester too
    abtrotski abtrotski 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I'll go along with that. Who lives in the Las Vegas, Nevada area? Who knows, we might even get someplace where the EP censors can't delete us.
    bndovrbf bndovrbf 66-70, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    this is the new year will I will make a change in my life. I will stop being that person hat gets held back by tough choices. I will no longer be indecisive. I will know what I...
    ThePixie123 ThePixie123 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hi there, I just want to help the kind of people that need more money to live. If it's simply for just having more money or because you really need it. I don't care. Well actually...
    Kayidan Kayidan 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    My life is so upside down, I fear for my own safety and sanity. I left my wife for a girl, I was wrong, I know this.. I left on promises that her feeelings were real, I told my...
    lerz2000uk lerz2000uk 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    i just moved to a new state and started ninth grade in august. in elementary & middle school was the worst i had 0 friends from forth grade to eighth not even someone to say hi to...
    khalanijane khalanijane 13-15, F Dec 2

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    So i asked a question earlier about whether or not i should go out to hang with friends. ive been at home since im sort of overwhelemed at the moment and having a hard time...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Okay, so I know internet is full of depressed 9 year old's bullcrapples but that won't stop me from writing this, so if you're gonna criticize me from being bothered by "silly...
    WeirdMoon WeirdMoon 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I'm a young male adult and, I've been chosen by God to preach his word. So I am trying my hardest to better myself. So that people may look at me and see his grace instead of my...
    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M Nov 24

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    I try to be good to myself. I exercise. I visit with friends. I help out when needed. I live a life of value. I live according to my values. I do what I value. I am what I value...
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M Nov 25

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