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I Would Rather Be Alone Than Be With the Wrong Person

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    The major difference between a thing

    that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair....it somehow reminded me of relationships...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Don't let "I miss you" trick you.

    Don't let "I'm sorry" make you think about walking back into that party. The longer you dance with the devil, the longer you remain in hell. Don't sell yourself short by settling for what they have to offer. You owe so much better to yourself. Remember, you left for a...
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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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 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    Guy doesn't like me. We are like oil

    and water. I've been ******* trying so hard..in my way. I just found it sexually trouma and pain never goes away People doesn't get that fact how hard to deal with this. 'Cos they haven't experienced it. I also never want to hear someone say ''Get over abuse'' I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 25

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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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    This is something that my friends just cannot

    understand. I'm not saying that there is a right or wrong way to be. We are all different. Some people can be happy with just about anyone. To some people, the worst fate in the world is to be alone. I have seen some of my friends go from guy to guy with no recovery period. It...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    Hi everyone I'm a 61 year old female in my

    boyfriend is 52 years old he's Puerto Rican and I'm from Boston he speaks very good English has a PhD we have problem understanding each other but that's not the biggest problem he got a DUI 17 months ago and we've been dating 18 months and I've been bringing him to DUI Court in...
    DebOohlala DebOohlala 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Totally. That's all I want to say.

    I'm just too selective. I'm friendly on the outside while coming to the conclusion that this person is a total waste of my time. So fake right? I can't help. Guess I'm looking for another self and he/she simply doesn't exit. I have a few besties and they are everywhere in the...
    ArielChen ArielChen 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I get asked a lot: when are you planning to get

    married or are you engaged yet? Or why are you still single until now? I am not that old, well I am 30 yrs old and I can see why people wonder about me a lot. In my country, especially in my region, girls get married very early! According to my mom, I should be married by 20...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 11

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    as much as I hate being alone,

    I would rather not waste my life with the wrong person...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 26

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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 13 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    If I can't find anyone

    who respects me for being intelligent, independent and strong person, I'd rather be single. I'm not going to stay at home with children and doing household chores for the rest of my life without my own money and personal achievements. I'm not saying I don't love children or like...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    chicamexicana chicamexicana 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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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’ve been with the same person

    for thirty years. I knew very early on that we were a mismatch, but twenty-six years ago, when I told him that we should go our separate ways, he played the most cowardice card in the deck, and I have never mentioned about us parting ways since, until this evening; I don’t...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 11 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    This guy I met last week seems to really like

    me. I showed him my true self per FaceTime and acted how I actually do without hiding anything and he still likes me and tbh I thought my real self would put him off. It seems not. Now all my friends are saying "You should at least try with him" but I've told him I don't want to...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31

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    My ex used to bully me

    and destroy my confidence. When we broke up I was the happiest is been in months😄
    shiv1992 shiv1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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

    her entire life being married to the wrong person :-( Wishful thinking... ************UPDATE*********** October 4th 2014 Just to see how instrumental EP has been on my life's transformation journey... When I first arrived here, I was clueless, confused, numb and completely...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 17 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    And this is why I'm still single.

    I'm not going to lower my standards and if that means no one measures up so be it
    emyleejane emyleejane 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 23

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I've realized it is better to be alone

    and establish self love. I think growing up parents tend to forget or maybe not realize that installing self love is so important. It isn't taught which leads to adults fighting their way in life searching for love in all the wrong places. Love is in within. Love yourself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 23

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    I know this to be true

    and healthy - yet I am feeling so lonely. I see other couples and I want that someone in my life. And then I look at my circumstances s d I don't see it ever being possible - not for years at the very least. This sucks.
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 6

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    Sometimes I am so grateful

    that I am free from the most oppressive relationship I've ever had and I can now spend time with who I like, travel where I want to and say what I like without worrying about things being thrown across the room, or tables kicked over in a fit of rage. The feeling of relief at...
    pinkkitten17 pinkkitten17 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    yes, because I will always feel like,

    I missing out on something true
    meliena meliena 18-21, F May 23

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    I can't make anymore like me

    nor try to get their attention. They have to want to get to know me their self. Life has to do with some obstacles and i'm not going to worry about who wants to get to know me or who doesn't. Chilling by yourself with a cold one in your hand is all you need.
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I have been in a relationship with a wrong man.

    He started with so much of passion and when I have left everyone because of him then he left me!
    nipaftarima nipaftarima 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I clicked on an old song earlier this evening.

    .. Corneille's "Seul au monde." I don't know why I did it... But I did. And I ended up struggling to fight back the tears. I struggled, but they came anyway.. I'm writing this in this group because this is in large part why I'm where I'm at in my life right now. I may have...
    sweet7sephora sweet7sephora 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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    Okay so a guy friend of mines that's going

    through a divorce has gotten his wife pregnant yet again. I've known him for two years and in those two years he's complained non-stop about her, but they still have sex. I don't understand how people can be in relationships like that. I know love isn't usually black or white...
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    I have decided, after really thinking it through

    and weighing the pros and cons, to divorce my husband of 9 years. I am not happy and I just can't imagine living this way for the rest of my life. I can't stand for him to touch me. we do not communicate at all in anyway. I cry daily. he has been emotionally, financially and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 15

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    Finding myself and growing is far more

    important, and I am myself. When things fail I have get up and dust off and rebuild and grow. I am and I will always be who I am, as much as I hate to admit it I am wounded. Which is why I decided I couldn't live like this, it was destroying me. Not feeling wanted or good enough...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 18

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    I didn't think like that

    until I got married. Lol
    unappreciatedloney unappreciatedloney 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    This is something that I'm trying to get my two

    brothers to understand. They are both married to women that bring absolutely nothing of value to their lives, and instead, serve as boat anchors to drag them down to the bottom of the ocean. They stay with their wives because they are both fearful that no one else will have...
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Following up to yesterday's post

    and comments... What ruins relationships?? There are too many factors to say it's this or that. Children, money, in-laws, sex, careers, personalities, health, physical appeal..., it's an endless list of things that can drive people apart and make one or both start looking...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 11

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    warmandcoldwaves warmandcoldwaves 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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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 9 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I am always getting compliments from strangers.

    Always getting hit on. Whatever but it doesn't matter. I have been married for 12 years and the only person that never says anything nice to me is my husband. All I want is a u look pretty today or ANYTHING!!!!! But all he ever says is "are you still working out". The other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I never feel amything

    for anyone. I have been on a few dates with people amd they have gotten angry when I dont feel for them what they feel for me. My friend thinks that I am expecting to feel too much. Its not like in films she says. But to be honest I dont want any part in 'love' if it's not real...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26

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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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    idk how to feel n e mor idk

    if to cry so many let downs in my love life most recent is an ex leaving me cuz the long distance ddnt work out but y did he make try so hard for him just to drop us like nothing its been 2weeks n he hasn't bothered to msg me to see if im ok i guess i just got played again but...
    Grey88 Grey88 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    There I sat, across the table from him in my

    favorite Indian restaurant...waiting for the wonderful to begin. He had nothing to say to me here...in my favorite place...where the food makes me close my eyes and hmmmm softly to myself in perfect simple joy with every bite. I imagine him saying the usual lovely things to me...
    SouthernMamasita SouthernMamasita 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 26

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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, 2014

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