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I Live By Myself

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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 5 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am going through a lot right now. Trying to figure out who I am, what I believe, how to express myself, how to be comfortable in my own skin, & how to do all that without...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    i love smoking weed LIKE LOVE. but ive came to a point where i would like to live healthier as im no more munchies and no more laziness. with this beimg said i ust stop however...
    amariebonitaa amariebonitaa 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    YOUR LIFE IS YOURS TO DESTROY OR BUILD! The truthiest of all the truths is that you're the only person who has to live with yourself. It's all up to you to make yourself feel good...
    BetterWorldd BetterWorldd 26-30, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Loving yourself can be challenging. Although it sounds quite elementary and simple -love yourself- it can be a perpetually formidable undertaking. This is doubly hard if you live...
    blutiger blutiger 41-45, F Mar 26

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    My life is empty like Seriously empty. Everything I do or whoever I get involved with, always seem to hurt me. Everything always end up hurting me in the end. I wanted to die a few...
    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm not afraid to die, but I'm afraid of the pain in dying. I don't want to live anymore because of the hatred I get from mostly everyone I'm around. Compliments are extremely rare...
    Lunakicker Lunakicker 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I thought I was given a second chance. I was wrong. I believed I was free from my shackles. Seven years ago, I lost my ability to feel emotion. This lasted for two whole years...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been married for 9 years and that marriage is now coming to an end. We are on good terms. I would even say we are friends. Just in the process of getting divorce papers...
    girlx427 girlx427 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For those of you under the age of twenty who think you want to kill yourself ( I say twenty because I, myself am only 23 but I think this would also apply to people older than me...
    Animefreak4042 Animefreak4042 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    What are your thoughts on: gay marriage? Jesus told us not to judge and He didn't join in the crowd when they wanted to judge someone for what she did that they didn't like. He...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 2

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    he doesn't wanna talk to me no more and I don't wanna live that works out I'm a stupid girl who hurts everyone and no one likes me it's not fair to them if I live they deserve to...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 7 Responses Apr 11

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    I was 16 and a sophomore in high school. My mother isn't what you some would call "mother dearest" (basically she played ridiculous mind games and would take punishment a little...
    millerandm1 millerandm1 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dear future me: ..Your views may be different now but right now..I couldn't care less about the world or life anymore. Call it whatever but feeling the way I do isn't bad, why...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 16-17, F Apr 11

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    **WARNING: May be triggering for some** Nobody's perfect, and this is absolutely one of my flaws. Especially since I've been dealing with painful flashbacks that are growing with...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Apr 3

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    It's not much of a ghost story but... I know someone who's uncle lived in a small house only FEET away from the cemetery in the center of the next town over where I live. That...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Im struggling. Just like I've always been. Ppl never are what they seem. I trust ppl an they all eventually turn on me. I take a huge risk letting them know a few things about my...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I drained 25 pounds of blood in one session of cutting myself in a hot bath.... It's stupid, life is hard enough as it is without me having to hide thick cuts, ugly scars...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    1. I am creative. 2. I am sensitive emotionally. 3. I am into details and can express myself really well, some say I am rather eloquent and articulate. 4. I am very friendly... it...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 5

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    So, I'm tired of life in general. I look on here and all of these younger people accept themselves. Fine...fine. But I'm f.ucking 22 years old and I still am having problems being...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am typing this as I lie in bed with my teddy bear, Toby, and my favorite blanket from when I was 1. (yes, I'm almost 15) My parents haven't been seeing eye-to-eye lately and it...
    Thegirlwhonevertalks Thegirlwhonevertalks 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Hey girl Do not be sad. You are a very strong woman. Do not let small things get to you. You have two amazing boys that need their strong mother. I know that you have been sad...
    Pimenta1 Pimenta1 31-35, F Apr 14

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    Looking for a few others to join me on a trip to live in the wild/wilderness. I'm getting ready to start getting gear/supplies to head off and also learning how to make traps and...
    Valmek Valmek 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Looking for a few others to join me on a trip to live in the wild/wilderness. I'm getting ready to start getting gear/supplies to head off and also learning how to make traps and...
    Valmek Valmek 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I learned to love myself because I have to live with myself the rest of my life. One man once said, only if you love yourself, "I love you" becomes truly meaningfull. I agree with...
    Fietsendecomputerman Fietsendecomputerman 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I Made A List Of Things I Hate About Myself: -colossal sized nose -respiratory system (nosebleeds alot, constantly running, cant breathe on my side in bed and no i dont smoke and...
    idiotoftheyear37 idiotoftheyear37 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger "... a phrase we are all too familiar with. A phrase that I've always considered to be cliche or played out. I phrase I once considered a...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I keep thinigs to my self because I'm very selective about who I open up to. You can't talk to everybody about everything. I have no problem being open and getting things off my...
    MJP88 MJP88 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    People don't have sympathy for others or try to understand what someone else is going through, I realize they don't care about me I stopped feeling sorry and having empathy for...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M a week ago

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    So there's this family who lives right behind my house, up on a hill. Since they have the higher ground, and my room's window is on the back of my house, they have pretty much a...
    ribba1 ribba1 26-30, M Mar 25

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    every thing we feel has to be normal...or they will come diagnose us with something...disorders, sophisticated light word for insanity so better hide it..bury it...avoid it all...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    1- I was born in England 2- I now live in Australia 3- Tokyo is my favourite city in the world 4- nothing makes me madder than homophobia 5- I work in the dental industry 6- I had...
    amandajanee amandajanee 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I cried and stumbled my way into a valley that I had yet to travel. Already changed in ways only possible by grief, I found myself yet changed again and again by the moment-by...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Apr 4

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