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I Would Rather Be Alone Than Be With the Wrong Person

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    after a few failed relationships

    where I just knew they were the one and everything was fine till years added in the truth, I would rather be a spinster. I have 5 wonderful children and am old enough to realize that I'd be the last choice for the average man. A man wants to be with a woman he can build a family...
    fbizzle fbizzle 26-30, F Mar 15

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    I don't want to let myself think of all the

    things you've said to me replaying the words the lines over and over laden with a malicious undercurrent you know every sentence before it leaves your lips you know the game you're playing because you've played it so many times before but this is new to me and you know it I can...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 1 Response Jan 14

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    I know I am worthy of love

    so why am I alone? I like to tell myself I am ok alone but I would love something more
    isfj isfj 36-40, F a week ago

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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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    I'd rather you love my loyal heart

    than have you fall for my twisted mind.
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    But really would love to find

    that "right" one!
    ThisBeautifulChaos ThisBeautifulChaos 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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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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    It's my saftey issue.

    If you can't deal with it that's cool. I don't jump
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M Jan 15

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    What is wrong with today's generation of boys?

    This Guy just sent me a message saying that we need to talk, and that can't talk anymore if I can't give him head, and that's he's older and that he needs that in a relationship. We literally just started talking a week ago, haven't even went on a date, in fact he stood me up...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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    I sometimes look back on my previous

    relationships; good memories, bad memories, happy times, sad times. But I can't actually recognise myself in those memories. I gave my heart and body absolutely, but I feel like they also took my personality too. It is like everything revolved around my partner and there was...
    Fioritura Fioritura 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I guess I learned some things

    that probably scared and scarred me for life. My mom always tells me "You're gonna be living alone in a forest in a cabin filled with cats" and my response is always the same... Do I get to give them a curfew? I keep telling myself being alone is better than being hurt. I know I...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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, 2014

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    So I tried online dating I've been on

    and off for the last 3 years. I did meet somebody I had been dating steady for almost a year. I told him from the get go once our relstionship reached the point of sexual intimacy the online dating profiles should go down. Mine did but his didn't. a friend found it. He...
    liznicole15 liznicole15 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 2

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    I never really feel completely alone,

    I feel fortunate to have so many amazing people in my life, both friends and family..but as for intimate relationships, that's a different thing. I don't understand why so many people go into a relationship with the first person that gives them attention? Us ladies can spend...
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F Mar 3

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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 61-65, M 11 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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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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    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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    Years ago, I was lonely

    and living in a new city and signed up for a dating site. I was looking for anyone; love, friendship, sex, or drugs, it didn't matter. I met many people, even met one girl who "lit my fire." The chemistry between us was unlike anything I had ever felt. Then I moved back home and...
    UrbanArtFan UrbanArtFan 26-30, T Dec 22, 2014

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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 16 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    Kenapa orang sesuka hati datang dan pergi

    begitu sahaja tanpa memikirkan perasaan kita???
    XZXIXAXNX XZXIXAXNX 26-30, F Jan 2

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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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    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 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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    Being with the wrong person calls

    for a lot of regret in the long run. Feelings of low self esteem, anger, revenge and all that which will eventually eat us up and make us ugly. I don't mind being alone...its hurts..the loneliness hurts but It's the price I have to pay to not get hurt... Again.
    Tears4fears15 Tears4fears15 22-25 4 Responses Mar 3

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    i have been with my boyfriend

    for eight months now and i am 100% in love with him. He has trust issues because he has been cheated on before. i said something a while ago that made him think i was an escort (which I'm not). He had a hard time believing me. i thought he was just being stubborn so i didn't...
    SophhCat77 SophhCat77 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    When I see my friends getting into relationships

    and all. It makes me think about how I can't see myself in a relationship. It's kind of sad thinking about it. Still in all honest dating someone knowing it won't last long but doing it anyways. Then regretting it and feeling utterly terrible is even more sad. Anyways I can...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 6 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    It's better to be alone

    than to get your feelings hurt by someone you may not really know.
    JK7448 JK7448 18-21, F Mar 18

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    For me, it's truly easy

    for me to be alone rather than struggle, hope and try to have someone like me for me. I say that not without fault as there are times when I'm truly that person. For me, being in a relationship isn't about making myself better, it's about making my partner better. Making...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    What is wrong with guys these days?

    Aren't you suppose to dress to impress when you go on a date??? Is that too much to ask or something irrelevant these days??? I went on a date last night with a guy I haven't seen in a long time. He was very happy to recconect with me again and was surprised I had agreed to...
    melissav369 melissav369 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days 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 5 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    People always bleat on about relationships.

    ..but in fact a relationship takes two to work. I thankfully have found my life partner and we are blissfully happy. If your with the wrong person you are far better off alone. Alone is not so bad and its better to be your own person than be what someone wants you to be. If...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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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    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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    To be scolded at first thing in the morning

    and lastly before bed... To be put on the back burner to tv, friends, and alcohol... To never get even a 99 cent or handmade card on anniversaries, birthdays, or holidays... To be called lazy, selfish, dumb, ignorant, and annoying... To be told to shut up daily and even during...
    snm1991 snm1991 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    I made the decision to be alone,

    instead of staying with the wrong person. Now I'm laying in bed, in my new apartment, feeling completely alone. I never thought being alone would be harder than being with my ex husband.... but honestly, right now, it is.
    kelly65876 kelly65876 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    so I've known my boyfriend

    for about four years now dating for 1 year 8 months now, here's the thing he lies a lot about the little things like what he eats or drinks (former larger man) these days it's his purchases he recently came home with a brand new hawks jersey and mind you is his favorite hockey...
    TinaDan615 TinaDan615 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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, 2014

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    I’m almost three months in on my divorce

    and I can honestly say that I don’t want to spend my life alone, but I would rather be alone than to be with the wrong person, and my thirty-year marriage will attest to that. My divorce will by final in May (2015), I initially asked for a divorce twenty-seven years ago in...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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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    Wrong bites too deep

    and life should never bite so deep
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    “Love someone because their soul inspires you,

    not because you’re interested in the relief from loneliness and companionship they can provide. Anybody can do that. Not just anybody can show you to yourself.” ― Brianna Wiest
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I used to think I couldn't live without my

    bestfriend but since she's gone I've been ok without her yes I miss her but I'll be alright alone
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    trionar trionar 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

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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 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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