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I Value My Independence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 368 People

    Not Giving It Up Again

    Independence is something everyone should value like a pile of gold. I had it, lost it and got it back and now I don't think it will ever be far from my side. It's not like I when to jail and had the door close behind me, I gave it up slowly, like sand falling through an hour...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Not That I Have That Much

    But i value what i have ... i pay my bills but i dont have my own account because its safer that way . I plan on getting my temp packet soon .. i have to have dr's permission to do that since i have bipolar and all   I do live on my own with my two children . I dont have...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jun 23, 2007

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    Independence Is Life..

    I almost died spiritually recently. I have Cerebral Palsy and I have no right to have my own life due to uptight Australian government regulations on in-home support/personal care and agency rules. I will fight for my rights forever, please support me.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Taking My Freedom Back!

    A couple of days ago, the person I have been renting a room from made several remarks to me regarding my belongings. It took those 2 remarks to make a decision to leave from there. My husband and I have a property 60 miles from where I have my small cleaning business and it makes...
    cherokee59 cherokee59 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    It Is Written In The Stars

    Just checked Rob Brezsney's "Free Will Astrology" sight for this week's horoscope, and I received the most precious reading.  It is absolutely what I needed to hear:   Historians trace the origin of Poland as a nation to the year 966. It mostly thrived...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    The Pull Of The Tide

    I realize that one could simply sum up my chaotic state of mind as nothing more than a typical midlife crisis.  Nonetheless, from where I stand today, the landscape before me is awash in a sea of questions.  The tide is pulling me out, and though I seem steady on the...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 9 Responses May 4, 2010

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    It Works For Me

    One of the benefits of maturing is seeing yourself accurately.  In my 20s I tried to be what I thought others wanted me to be, my 30s were a time of introspection spent figuring out what I wanted and needed to live the life I was meant to live. I spent very little, almost no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Well...

    Beyond 'Independence' allowed or disallowed by state/country, I'm choosing to address another aspect. I've held a full time job since I was 16.  I've paid for everything since then.  The freedoms, liberties and yes, independence your own income affords you is...
    LickingLollies LickingLollies 16-18, F Oct 15, 2007

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    Independence

    Independence,Value it,Where would I be?Without it,Goodness knows,Hope,I never find out,I wanna live.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 2, 2012

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    Regretable

    i value my independence but i had to give it up. for safety and to make others happy. i plan to get it back one day soon when i am completely ready to carry on and my life is stable again.i hate being controlled. i have no other choice right now.i know things will fall into...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    It's not a masochistic thing. It's kind of the opposite. My identity is not rooted in me being the best version of myself (perfect, correct, or justified). In fact, quite the...
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    Originally written a couple of years ago, thought I'd share this here. Enjoy! Time is everything. "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I value yet struggle... At the moment I am experimenting with fasting. Its well cited for spiritual development, although it can cause distorted thoughts. I certainly feel I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 1

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    I am a Catholic wife and mom with traditional values in contraception and have a huge family from it. I am not on any birth control and my husband never uses a condom or pulls out...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I can appreciate old fashioned values, but this is a little extreme....lol Advice from a Singer sewing machine manual from 1949. Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think...
    Lily176 Lily176 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just want someone to love.
    simplexo simplexo 18-21, F 59 mins ago

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    Yet I have trouble responding appropriately to really good or bad news! I nearly always say something flippant and ridiculous. Then later when the information Has sunk in I get it...
    Ophelia13 Ophelia13 36-40, F Mar 18

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    I think grammar is a great, although often arbitrary, system of sifting out the intelligent and hardworkers from the lazy and incapable. Even when the same meaning can be conveyed...
    rougheredges rougheredges 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I am the worst speller ever. I am really good at other things and I can speak well but when it comes to spelling and reading I'm just not there. I'm writing to say sorry to all you...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm done with the whole arguing thing. Okay, it's one thing to tell people they're wrong when you truly believe they're wrong. But it's another to become angry, argumentative...
    WolfNightV4X1 WolfNightV4X1 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I really think they are very beautiful and LOUD!!!! All time favorite is Toni,Traci,and Tamar,Trinia..Tawanda!!!
    chellabella76 chellabella76 36-40, F Mar 21

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    I also study comparative religions and human psychology.
    TellAlice TellAlice 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I glance up and I see your blue eyes tell me dreams of constellations, 3D printed cars and fusion reactors; The brush of skin sends me across your ancestry, of hardship, journeys...
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I before E, except after C. So what is the exception for protEin?
    nephthalim nephthalim 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I can be rather obstinate at times. I love grammar. I find the different levels that grammar holds to be fascinating. It's so much more than correct punctuation and correct word...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F Mar 22

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    It's getting weirder and harder to live my life in a religious family when I'm not religious...I accept other people's beliefs but I know my family would disapprove of mine.
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    It hurts when you consider someone to be a friend, then you think they would be around "forever" and stick to you side (because they know you so well...but instead, they just don...
    RChisholm RChisholm 31-35, F Mar 25

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    It's the only way to know you are comfortable around someone. No words are better sometimes I feel
    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'd rather hear the cold truth, than a lovable lie. It closes the book better.
    ranchan ranchan 22-25, T Mar 25

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    I feel like I'm the only guy with respect for girls
    Sji23 Sji23 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I know what it's like to feel empty without someone there. But not just anyone someone that gets you enough to stay by you to find out the inner rest of you. To know that this...
    IyaAveer IyaAveer 41-45, M Mar 28

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    My biological mother died when I was about nine years old. But since then, my father remarried, to a woman named Kari. Now, Kari was an absolutely horrid person. She had some sort...
    bluemetalchick9 bluemetalchick9 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 30

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    Honestly, I love spending time with myself. This allows me to think about what is happening around me without any distractions..
    13SM 13SM 18-21, F Mar 30

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    My boss is an control freak to the point where he tries to control my life!!! He need to get a life!!!!
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have NEVER cheated on anyone of my relationships! But this man is so damm fine!! I'm trying I am so trying not to go their!he calls me every other day to make me laugh he even...
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    "Friendships are like money! Easier made than kept!" There is nothing better than having a good friend other than one that has chocolate!!! Friends are the family you choose!!!:)
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    The trifecta of gifts one person can bestow on another in my book. Intimacy need not necessarily be physical to count.
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Friendships are too precious to mess about with ... I adore my close friends and in return I would love to be the best friend possible to them.... To have a good friend that you...
    saxappeal saxappeal 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    The old fashioned romance has been long gone. We get caught up in life and the role of a parent who works outside the home. It would be nice to swoon a girl every once in a while...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Even if it isn't ideal to what I believe I will respect it. In fact, I may also be fascinated in learning about it because learning helps me relate or even understand you better as...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My friend knows all about me and still loves me....:*..:*..:*
    MyBoyyy MyBoyyy 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Propensity for Monogamy: Your propensity for monogamy is medium. In general, you prefer to have only one love interest. But it's hard for you to stay devoted for too long! There's...
    GlobalInfamy GlobalInfamy 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have noticed increasingly how people behave or make you feel exactly what you think about them or perceive them. It works in reverse too as I tend to come off as people perceive...
    v33rh0ra v33rh0ra 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    The Signs! Aries - Activity, initiative, leadership, impulsiveness, courage, bravery, independence. Or, arrogance, intolerance, selfishness and dominating behavior. Taurus...
    cycloneange cycloneange 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Very good description of my beliefs as a Mormon FROM a NON Mormon. Taken from the Federalist Press The “Mormon Effect” February 22, 2013 By Editor 292 Comments During the...
    JustJeni JustJeni 41-45, F Mar 29

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    You love music that is outside the mainstream in one way or another. You're not big on mainstream fare. The types of music you tend to gravitate toward are metal, rock, alternative...
    codait codait 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I am a product tester for many companies; they will send me exciting products like shampoo, cat litter, mac ‘n cheese [See? Exciting!] to test and I give feedback. In order to...
    AKM31 AKM31 36-40, F Apr 9

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    Hmmm, doesn't this describe just about everyone to a great degree? Aquarius Strength Keywords: - Witty - Clever - Humanitarian - Inventive - Original Aquarius Weakness...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 7 Responses Mar 19

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    I was once a clueless teenager who thought I was invincible. Always took things for granted. Was living life extremely short sighted. And then on June 14, 2004 my life was forever...
    trentdubb05 trentdubb05 26-30, M Apr 8

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