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I Would Rather Be Alone Than Be With the Wrong Person

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    yes alone.. if someone cant stand

    and fight for your love.. why do they have to stay in a relationship.. ? Love is an experience but not a rehearsal of feelings and emotions. Love should not be put aside as it is the main reason why two people promise forever.. why do you have to let the other people love you...
    sheshe39 sheshe39 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Deleted

    I deleted your info. I deleted your number and Facebook too I deleted your voicemails I deleted the text messages that I used to read again and again. I wish I could delete you from my memory. I wish I could delete you from my heart. I wish I never met you I know I was...
    NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys 41-45, F 16 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    New Chapter

    Recently got out of a dysfunctional relationship. The problem was that I was willing to keep living in it. If someone were to ask me if I am happier now than two months ago, that answer would be yes. When Mike left me, I thought my future was over. I had a picture in my head of...
    looklife looklife 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    Has Anyone Noticed..

    Has anyone noticed that this generation of young adults have this huge "being single" complex? Like, what's wrong with being single? Some people think that being a relationship is the only way to be happy; that it's the only reason life has purpose. And I'm just over here like...
    TheBrie TheBrie 18-21, F 15 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Very Wise

    That is exactly how I felt, which is why I had to tell a number of people who were in love with Me that I didnt feel the same about them!  It made them both sad and angry but I couldnt be with someoneI didnt love. I waited 37 years to find love and it was worth it so I...
    alabastardragon alabastardragon 36-40, M 16 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Mister Right, Or Mister Right-Now?

    I am 26, but it really doesn't matter how old you are, it comes to a simple choice: Do you want Mister Right, or Mister Right-Now? I am afraid that many of us have wasted our time, money and emotions on Mister (or Miss) Right-Now.  You know who I am talking about. ...
    PhantomAccordion PhantomAccordion 26-30, F 13 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    So I was awaken by such a vivid dream

    that I hate dreaming about. A dream about loved ones gone through unfortunate outcomes and mistakes. I've been happy and all of a sudden I am pressed with this feeling I thought I've over come. I am alone and I accept it, my days have been full of my own choices now.. But why...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I'm in a dead relationship it feels.

    I made him move out because our rship was toxic in a bid to save it. But now, he rarely makes the effort. I have a 7 yr old son and he's like not my problem etc. There is built up trust, love and comfort. Which is why I'm struggling to let go. But it feels like theirs no future...
    Sia88 Sia88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    ...says the one who's practically throwing away

    her entire life being married to the wrong person :-( Wishful thinking...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    I think some men and women truly believe they

    should stay with the wrong person because of history. Just because you have a long dragged out history with someone doesn't mean you should remain committed to a relationship that isn't growing. Often times when someone is in a relationship that they want out of ... The other...
    vivirmivida vivirmivida 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    I have a really fabulous idea.

    Boys, don't just see the chase, don't just see the surface. A good person. Girls, don't go for the challenge, the guy who is mean and distant and "interesting" Pick a good person. I think if people looked a little more closely at the moral make up of their partner, we'd...
    Katybell95 Katybell95 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    The Dealbreaker Called Respect

    If somebody cannot treat you with respect Then that somebody is really nobody. You spend time with them Love them Invest a good part of your life in them Only to not be valued and respected. Or treated like that the best you gave meant nothing. There can be no love without...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    I have been with all the wrong people.

    I've been settling to be single for a while now. Waiting around I haven't had much luck in love. It will be a rough road to find the one but I will take what comes.
    angelofthe88keys angelofthe88keys 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    When you are desperate to say you have someone

    in your life, you draw people to you who are probably pretty emotionally unhealthy in large part to teach you to be at peace with being alone. This was something I struggled with a lot in my late teens and early 20's. I was the one perusing and contacting guys on dating websites...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 9

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    I would rather be alone

    than with the wrong person. That's the same as wasting energy on something that's never going to work out. However, people in this society choose being with the wrong person rather than being lonely. That's why we have 16 & Pregnant, Divorce Court, and Jerry Springer.
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was married to a man

    for 17 years...had 3 beautiful children and loved being a family. I gave him all my love, trust, respect, friendship, everything I wanted in him. He rejected our family and tore my heart apart I tried to make things work...went to several marriage counselors until finally I...
    jlj5298 jlj5298 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I don't know what to do I tried an experiment

    of going out with somebody because I was sick of my loneliness But all I do is look at other mens women Ok she is not pretty she is fat but she comes to stay with me for 2 weeks then goes home for 2 weeks. I am male fourties she is mid thirties We been going out for six months...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Sometimes loving the wrong person can teach you

    how to appreciate the right person when they come along.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    As I go through life I realise

    that it is a false dream to find someone who will make you happy - the power of being happy comes from yourself and the way you relate to your own being and to the world. The more we expect others to meet our needs and to make us happy, the more and more detached we become from...
    HenryScobie HenryScobie 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Alone Is Not So Bad

    It's not that I like waking up alone. Not that I care for going to bed alone. It's not that I care to talk to myself. Not like I desire to eat meals alone. Thinking a funny thought and having no one to share it with is dull. Having no one to dream dreams with isn't much fun...
    oldfarmguy oldfarmguy 56-60, M 11 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Easier said than done,

    for me (i'm also a member of the group I Want To Follow My Own Advice). Yes, I can laugh about it.
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I recently left my child's father.

    .. He was a controlling manipulative negative judgmental person... But he took care of is financially, to me it's more expensive to let him continue judge me my friends and dictate me all day long. Be a negative person rub in my face all day long that he pays for everything and...
    Jezzebel143 Jezzebel143 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I wonder why we seem to demonize people looking

    for attention. A lot of times somebody will say something, or post something online and the response is "he/she is just looking for attention..." And they shrug that person off... Well I think, if they were just looking for attention... SO WHAT?! If a malnourished person came to...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 3

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    Everyone of us suffer sometimes.

    We can feel lost, we can feel alone. Life has to be lived in couple, but sometimes it is worst then being alone. Since I know I cannot discern immediately if somebody is honest or not, I like to know better somebody to spend time with, also if I don't have to build up some kind...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I have never been one to openly talk about

    every little detail of my personal life with people around me. I have no desire to aimlessly date at this point in my life I'm seeking more substance. I don't care about the club or hooking up just to do so although it has it's place don't get me wrong I'm not a prude. But I...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 5 Responses May 8

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    I've never been in love.

    .. I often wonder if I am incapable of feeling love :(
    misswhitney11 misswhitney11 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Being in a wrong relationship is horrible!

    You waste time, emotions and even money on a person that you don't see a future with anyway. That's why I'm a strong advocate of casual dating if you're single and just commit when you stumble into someone worth it. Until then, just go out, meet, date, make friends, learn about...
    thiscatownsme thiscatownsme 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 19

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    I Would Rather Be Alone Than Be With The Wrong Person

    I am a 28 year old single mother and and I am in my 3rd year of celibacy. I am sick and tired of hearing about women who put their libido before the welfare of their children. Parading an endless string of stepdaddys, uncles and mommys special friends in front of their children...
    ZZsMummy ZZsMummy 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    I don't know why people 'take what they can

    get' , or just have to be in a relationship. I'd rather be alone with dignity , and self respect!
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I don know how I got here doing something I hate

    so much in my life !!! I am all alone here in this part of my life !!!
    idonknowwhat idonknowwhat 22-25, M Apr 27

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    I don't wanna be a fool I don't wanna be a fool

    for love No, no, I won't, no, hey, no I know that people do go through changes, yeah But this just don't make no damn sense If we're gonna keep sayin' we love one another, yeah, yeah Well, then we better stop fightin' and arguin' 'Cause baby, I've heard "I'm sorry" Too many...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 3 Responses May 29

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    For THREE months now.

    .. I've been dealing with this dude. You got a old *** 38 year old that you claim you are using only for her money, car and you claim she take care of you. I'm suppose to be your girlfriend though right? You want to keep trying to make me the mother of your kids and love of your...
    NeneTaurean NeneTaurean 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    For two years I've been telling myself he'll

    get better, but everyday it was the same routine, same arguments, same stress, same shame, same man. I started to lose respect for myself, I couldn't possibly mean more to him than his addiction to alcohol did. I was lost, constantly contemplating wether or not to walk away but...
    skylersmom15 skylersmom15 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    . i think its better to be alone

    than to be with a wrong person.. i like it when I'm alone though its kinda lonely but still it makes time for me to think and understand things around me than to be annoyed with a bad company.
    khiir khiir 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    What the hell is wrong with this world?

    !?! No one can be a friend, you cant trust anyone especially that one person you always that you can count on. Not even family can be family anymore. Everyone screws you over. And then theres the part where everyone is getting mad at me why i dont have friends. Well i'd rather...
    phoenixgirl21 phoenixgirl21 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 17

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    The Worst Thing

    “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” ~ Robin Williams
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    I was with a guy who just kept asking

    for money and never gave anything in return and I just almost find that in every guy I meet they want sex or money not love
    rukateria rukateria 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 16

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    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 days ago

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    Being With The Wrong Person.

    .. Most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them poorly. Many admit to staying in a relationship even though their gut repeatedly told them to get out. Why do we stay in...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 7

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    This is a huge thing

    for me. I absolutely would be alone forever rather than be with the wrong person! I strongly believe in not settling!!
    JamieleeEchelon JamieleeEchelon 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm about to work my last two night shifts at

    7-eleven I really won't miss this place overall. I will miss some of my customers but I might see them anyways. Nothing is changing about that really. But I won't miss being threatened and insulted by customers on a nightly basis. And I won't miss getting my schedule one...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Three Strikes, You're Out!

    I have this motto: It's always good in the beginning... if it weren't good in the beginning, there wouldn't be a middle or an end. I can prove that I'd rather be alone than with the wrong person, because I've been married three times. And divorced three times. And marriage, for...
    texastomgirl texastomgirl 41-45, F 10 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Everyday I wake up and say to myself.

    ...is today the day? After so many years, it's just easy to stay and do what i've always done. I'm not miserable by any means, but i just know that I'm not with the lover of my soul...The one who wants to be attentive to my needs because he loves me that much. For me, love is so...
    brightbabyblues4u brightbabyblues4u 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Life is too short to waste it trapped in

    unfulfilling relatiomships. I was married for close to a year, and I'm so much happier and satisfied picking and choosing with whom I spend time.
    thegirlnobodyknows thegirlnobodyknows 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    That's Why I'm Still Single..

    I just didn't want to have a boyfriend just to have a boyfriend like most of the people around 13/14. And I still think it's kind of stupid to be with the wrong person.
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    I have finally made the decision

    after 12 years of marriage, to continue my life without him. I feel strong and courageous. I feel like nothing could hold me back or move me from this place of determination, in which I stand. This life is so short. I refuse to spend one more night alone, while he is laying...
    brightbabyblues4u brightbabyblues4u 36-40, F 52 Responses 2 days ago

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    I didn't think I would end up on my own.

    Two sons, one failed marriage and one long term relationship behind me, I still believe in love and marriage. Just wish I could have my happy ever after.
    Littlemisspixie Littlemisspixie 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    trionar trionar 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I am not sure why I still miss you some days

    even though you were awful to me. I know in your mind I'm the bad guy but if that is what you have to tell yourself to make you be okay with yourself. That is fine by me. I remember you confessing about being unfaithful to every woman you ever had a relationship with. I...
    NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys 41-45, F 1 Response May 20

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    Been with my boyfriend 2 years,

    and I have never felt so alone... I dont know what to do. We live together and just got a puppy together. I just think i'm not happy. :(
    jesslynn4686 jesslynn4686 26-30, F 7 Responses May 22

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    The best way to be happy with someone is to

    learn to be happy alone. That way the company will be a matter of choice.. Not necessity.
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    By Choice

    I was alone for years by choice.I had experienced a marriage that didn't go well.Before it was completely over my mother was harassing me to date and get married again.I wasn't interested.I am happy that I spent the time to be alone.  Being with somebody just to be with somebody...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 11 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    This is so true...but I'm

    so lonely waiting for a "right" person
    amandapanda88 amandapanda88 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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