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I Will Not Settle Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    Settle? That's What Food Does In Transit!

    I am not potato chips at the bottom of a bag, I am a beautiful woman with a myriad of hopes and wishes. My partner should want me to get them, in turn I want them to get their wishes. Nobody ever should "settle for second best" either.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    I'd Rather Be Alone

    I don't know about you but when I say to myself "I will not settle again.", my first afterthought is, "What is so great about me that I feel entitled to 'hold out' for someone I perceive as perfect for me?" Now, that is probably my low self-esteem talking, but regardless of...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Aug 9, 2011

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    I Want It All Or I Will Do It Alone

    I have finally figure out that I like myself and I don't need to settle for second best.  If I have to walk this path called life alone I will, but I will not settle for second best.  I will develop friends to make it through life because committing to someone and then...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    I Waited Too Long

    There is no way I would settle for the first girl that smiled at me after two and a half years, although she would have been happy about that, lol!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    I will honour myself this year.

    Every since my first love broke my heart, I find myself settling in relationships I truly don't want. At first impression, I knew the males I've had in my life were not what I wanted. But as I got to know them, I felt...who am I to judge? What about their story? Well, what about...
    proverbs3125 proverbs3125 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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    Lesson Learned

    I did it once. I married him. I'll never do it again. I didn't know any better back then. I thought this was what love was. He loved me, and in my mind, he was the only one who ever would, so I had to marry him. Who else could possibly want me. I locked him in. I didn't...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Id rather keep on waiting longer

    than dealing with someone i dont like that much.
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    NOPE

    Not gonna happen. This time I think it out, this time I make sure we are compatible, this time I will be happy! I will not settle again... say it with me people... NEVER AGAIN!
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    It takes a while to know someone well enough to know whether I would want to settle down with them, so I want to keep things light at first, but eventually that is what I really...
    sepreh sepreh 41-45, F Jan 20

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