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I Would Rather Be Alone Than Be With the Wrong Person

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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 8 Responses Apr 11

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    I've actually never been in a relationship.

    .. even many are trying but then if I consider all things around I will rather stay alone... only once I fell in love (I guess it still lasts) but I know he is not the right one for me... But its not so easy to accept, even if my brain is saying that its good like this...
    BaskaK BaskaK 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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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 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wrong bites too deep

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 26

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    You are comfort food.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 19

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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 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...
    mgkatie mgkatie 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 Mar 31

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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 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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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, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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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    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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