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I Value My Independence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 440 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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    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 36-40, 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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Although I value my independence,

    I also believe in something called interdependence.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 11, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, respect and compassion.
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I believe that women must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand....
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know the value of genuine friendships but yet and still I blow them off. I'm at a point in my life that I don't wanna **** around. I live with my boyfriend we are trying to get...
    Lovlee46 Lovlee46 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Why is it so common that women find it hard to just love and be their true selves? I say that there is a truth in every single one of us, a truth that says we are unique, beautiful...
    cherryarie1 cherryarie1 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I value it but damn if I am constantly not proofing before I send.
    MrFoolery MrFoolery 41-45, M Jul 19

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    Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you...
    princeniceu princeniceu 18-21, M Jul 19

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    Honesty will always be the best policy for me... I know it's old, but it's definitely gold...
    RagingDemon29 RagingDemon29 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Well, I respect them to a degree. If someone's values consist of hurting others in any way, I have no respect for that. Of course, this may include the major and extreme ways that...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Someone was talking to me about recent concerns about corruption in the L.A.P.D of course they would not believe me that there are good cops,.. In fact less than one half of one...
    Someone6687 Someone6687 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I hear people say that people don't like them when there honest and perhaps the real truth is some people don't know the difference between honesty and rudeness the trick is...
    BrynDavid BrynDavid 31-35, M Jul 16

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    There once was a time when I'd lie and cheat to just about anyone to get what I wanted. I changed, and learned an important lesson, too: Loyalty is key. Whether it be friends...
    ManufacturedMind ManufacturedMind 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    it is so annoying when people start to ask about my husband's salary. 'How much does he make?' 'Tell us exact number'. What the..???
    sackmama sackmama 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    We talked together, laughed together, worked together, partied together, condoled each other, protected each other and loved each other. Then i moved away and we lost contact. Now...
    Maxim3NL Maxim3NL 18-21, M Jul 14

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    differences guides to discussions, finding similarities :)
    km1969 km1969 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have few friends I claimed as bestfriends and they are all valuable to me. I have opened my life to them. They are the people I talked with about anything and everything in...
    19chum 19chum 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    If you end up reading this, you should know exactly who I am talking about 😊 You've helped me understand a lot of issues I am dealing with. I feel like I can tell you anything...
    BDos BDos 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Maybe I value my friends a little too much for my own good ): (picture)
    Firechiic Firechiic 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Yea ppl honistlee ppl just cant spel anymoor it is so bad omg why cant ppl lern how 2 spel. Come on every1 lets lern how 2 spel
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 11 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't argue about stuff like religion and politics. I hate people who use their own beliefs as an excuse to do bad things, or tell people that their way is the only right way. I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Hate it when people don't know the difference between their, there and they're.
    AnonymousComfort AnonymousComfort 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    To be knowledgeable of language and grammar and the rules of it is a gift. It's a lost art to be able to properly craft a sentence, appropriately use punctuation, and spell the...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    It is better than talking and making others embarrassed.I went to a dinner invitation with husband.We had a nice time singing Bengali Tagore songs together.I am not much of a...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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