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I Value My Independence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 441 People

    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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    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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    Can a person value their independence entirely

    too much? I have been keeping journals for about two years to date and have learned so much about myself in the process. I used to be dependent to a certain degree, but I have learned that doesn't quite work for me well. I have learned to become independent, and although I...
    Joyfulone1 Joyfulone1 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    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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    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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    I have an issue with giving my independence

    away. Specifically being a stay at home wife!! I know it's horrid way of thinking but I see it as a form of prostitution like an exchange for them providing security. I have a problem accepting to be taken care of financially and feel submissive. "Man take care of me and now...
    Calviv11 Calviv11 36-40, F Aug 3

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    Strong Minded Woman

    I will never make an excuse for who I am. I am strong I am independent I am a woman I value the traits that I have I am a strong, independent woman and I value myself.
    Beautifulnbroken Beautifulnbroken 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    I think the girl who is able to earn her own

    living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet....to say the least...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 24

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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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    Although I value my independence,

    I also believe in something called interdependence.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 11, 2014

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    I do value independence

    but would like to have a partner. I don't think the family is wrong. If a married couple has a child it's his obligation to take care of it. Don't have sex with someone you don't love and custody , child support and welfare won't be an issue. Same if she has a good job and the...
    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M Jun 28

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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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    I think the woman who is able to earn her own

    living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jun 26

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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 16-17, 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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    Having had lost it for much of the first half

    of my life, I'll be damned if I'll ever relinquist it again. I have it, it's nobody else's to take or compromise in any way. I refuse to be effectly enslaved for what's left of my life. Life is too short to live miserably and in somebody else's shadow, to sacrifice my own needs...
    bitabyss bitabyss 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    I am starting my 2nd year of college

    and am moving off campus to live. I'm kind of anxious because there is more independence and freedom involved, but I hope I can gain some valuable life lessons throughout it all. It's both an exciting and nervous feeling.
    StayCalmImYours StayCalmImYours 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Until

    It is the opposite of flags and hymns, it is a sentiment with deep roots. I get nervous when I am claimed even by a person I like. Freedom rules my inner world, the only space there is where I feel safe enough because nobody can see me there. In that still expanding realm I...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Nov 22, 2010

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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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    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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    After 5 years of teaching children with special needs, I decided to quit my job to be a teacher to my son instead who was then a year old. Its been one year being a Stay Home mum...
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    Not negative ones. I want to make a list of things I value. In no particular order; Innocence, love, giving, devotion, grace, compassion, admiration, faith, beauty, intimacy...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity :)
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    PampassClasse PampassClasse 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm not a grammar Nazi; I just feel that it's inconsiderate to make your reader work hard to understand you just because you're too lazy to write well. 
    firmhand1964 firmhand1964 46-50, M Aug 24

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    guys please tell me if I'm crazy okay? because I would like to know since I haven't met anyone who thinks like me but this is going to be a long story. So here's the thing. My...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Proper use of the language represents a proper way of thinking, I believe it is priceless; however, if you try to use the language flawlessly you'll have to check it twice. The...
    TheForgottenBloke TheForgottenBloke 18-21, M Aug 22

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    TenACIOUS :-) .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    If I can't connect with you it's going to be very hard for me to want to be around you. It's hard only being half of yourself around others instead of being full by yourself. I...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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