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I Would Rather Be Alone Than Be With the Wrong Person

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    I was married for 10 years,

    and I felt like that most of the time when he was around. Between him being on the road, and him coming home being judgemental. If I get that feeling in a new relationship I find it hard to wait it out to see where it will go.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    It can be painful sometimes,

    knowing that I don't really have anyone for myself, and also playing the "what if" game with myself. Honestly, I'd rather not have a relationship at all than being with the wrong person, because when I, and anyone else who's in this group finds that one person for them... Man...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 18-21, M 2 Responses May 31

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    Ever broke up/divorced

    because everything you could feel for you SO was friendship only?
    iridium91 iridium91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I cried softly, he held me,

    wiped my tears away. But he never asked why I was crying. He never comforted me. He pretty much just watched. It's fine by me. If you can't handle my worst, you don't deserve my best.
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13

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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.
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jun 14

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    Exactly how I'm feeling right now.

    I just started work in a bank. There's at least 20 people there but I rather be alone then be with anyone on of them. I feel so out of place there.
    strawberrycreamcake strawberrycreamcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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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    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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    It only takes a few seconds of direct eye

    contact to see someones true motives. After sex, or money? I can skip the free meal - not interested.
    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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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    You are comfort food.

    I am uncomfortable
    MrMatthias MrMatthias 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 19

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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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    Growing5783 Growing5783 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses 1 day 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 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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...
    CrookedCxnt CrookedCxnt 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31

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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'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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    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 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. I am turkish and in my country, especially in my region, girls get married very early! According to my mom, I should be...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    When you are in a room,

    and the air just feels so heavy. Like you can not breath. You feel like running out, or just sitting there crying. Wondering if the other person will even notice,that there is something wrong. Mmm no thanks!!! I would rather be alone, than to be around others and feel completely...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 19

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