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I Live By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There is something very poetic about the scars and the healing wounds on my hands and arms. I am still unsure if they're signs of weakness or courage. To those outside the place I...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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