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I Would Rather Be Poor Than Alone

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    Nothing material makes up the feeling love can relly bring. that was corny as hell but watever. haha No matter how much youtry to feel the gap or empty hole, it wont work. Can all your material possesions make you feel safe at night (dont be a smart *** and say a securiy system...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Making Our Own Connections

    I grew up thinking that I wasn't good enough or worthy of a good family or true friends. I was alone, lonely, and self hatred had gotten to me. I need to be nurtured, cared for and listen too. I just never wanted to be accepting of that when I was young and in to my later teen...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Better To Travel With Another

    Two men traveling made their way through the Icy Mountains.  Battered by howling winter storms, they encountered another man lying by the roadside, ill, alone, frostbitten.  One of the two men wished to stay behind and revive the poor soul, while his companion shook...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Working Poor

    I grew up in the "working poor" income bracket. I know where I come from. I will never forget where I come from. But during that time, I was frequently lonely. Right now, I have more than enough money for a good life (provided I don't have to go to the doctor), but I...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    This wasn't always the case, but unfortunately after being cheated on by every woman I was in a serious relationship with, I have discovered that I would rather be alone than in a...
    CL4234 CL4234 56-60, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I would rather have some one be harsh and honest instead of idiotic and fake.
    WanderFree WanderFree 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I don't mind being alone, I just hate feeling lonely. I've gotten myself involved in some poor relationships because settling sounds better than being alone. That's not the truth...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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...
    Jezzebel143 Jezzebel143 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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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...
    brightbabyblues4u brightbabyblues4u 36-40, F 57 Responses Jul 30

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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...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Discovering they're wrong... Can be so little disheartening, but.. Better sooner than later!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Sometimes, you just feel the need to have a discussion with yourself, and let those thoughts and emotions flow out, without actually saying a word, or giving a sign of them leaving...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Hehe. When I go home it is more likely that once I get inside, I will never go out for the whole duration. Even if I have chores or that I need to go out for something I'll be...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    My experience is that I keep choosing the same man over and over again, just with a different face and name. I never recognize this at the time and it is me who does the choosing...
    extraneous1 extraneous1 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do enjoy being at home as no one stare at me while walk at streets. I have an issue lately which is feeling insecure while going anywhere. I do used to get out a lot and talk...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 31

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    Anyone who's in this group knows the refuge being home alone provides. That serene perspective on life. The calm before the storm that's just beyond. The freedom one gains is...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Can have just as much fun sitting at home alone, then going out to be stuck with a bunch of people you can;'t stand lol
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I much rather read! I just wish books weren't so expensive!
    Daddysdirtyslave Daddysdirtyslave 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    People don’t understand. That’s what I use to tell myself everyday. Maybe it was true. I fought and cried and yelled and it wasn’t much use in the end. My mother would hold...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F Aug 2

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    Than to be with someone to fulfill others expectations. I'm not about that. If I'm committed in a relationship it's going to be authentic and because I want to be. I would be...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    than to be with the wrong person. I don't want to be in a relationship that might be a good one, but your gut says it is not right. I don't want to be with someone who doesn't...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Think of this as a 'loosely based' story I'd rather live in my dreams. Why? In my dreams, I can shape an impossible destiny, I can frolic between planes of imagination, I...
    TheAtheistNarwhal TheAtheistNarwhal 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    Love someone with all my heart and get hurt than love someone halfheartedly. Love is that one thing I need to lose myself completely in.
    Lala311 Lala311 18-21, F Aug 18

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    In times of need the ep community have answered and helped, through this I have made some fab friends. I hope I have been able to return the favour. I'm not saying this to win...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F Aug 14

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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 5 Responses Jul 31

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    I love him and forgave him after lying and cheating. &He's hiding something from me for the past week. I sorta lost hope and gave up but i dont really mind. We made it this far in...
    xkLOVESjx xkLOVESjx 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I have no confidence I will find true love again. I do my best to look as good as I can and am a good friend, but only younger men seem interested in me and that's just for one...
    Littlemisspixie Littlemisspixie 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    They make you feel even more lonely. I mean i'd better stay on my own and bring back beautiful memories .
    Eternelleme Eternelleme 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    My ex boyfriend lied to me for four years about being married. I can't believe I was so stupid as to believe he was single. He won't stop calling me or trying to contact me now...
    Mimimanxcat Mimimanxcat 31-35, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm such a homebody. I do enjoy going out with friends but certainly not on an every night basis.
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    When I was younger I used to always love to go out now when my parents are about to go someone to avoid them asking me to go along I go in the bathroom and wait until they leave...
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    too damn many young kids out there
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    When you live with voices in your head, you are drawn inextricably to voices outside your head. Very often the voices work to confirm your worst suspicions. Or think of things you...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Aug 6

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    This is what happens when you have social anxiety. Going out becomes dangerous, something I do not wish to do. It is so much easier to stay indoors.
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I've always been an indoors person. Unless I'm going out with friends or shopping for stuff, you won't see me outside. Yes, I'm a hermit. :)
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    It's a whole lot better. I don't have a long drive ahead of me, just get in the lawn mower and park it in the shed. The beer is always ice cold, and no one gets tipped. I mean...
    Bwi77 Bwi77 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I'm not much for going out and stuff. I mean, I will go to a movie or to the gym....maybe even a book store or a bowling alley. But, like clubs and stuff? Not me. :/
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 21

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    Who else just stays home in pjs all day? Just me? Ok 😜
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 26 Responses Aug 21

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    I already have plenty of things I can do at home like playing video games & writing. My mom & best friend say I should get out more often, and I understand them, but I'm perfectly...
    nightpatroller78 nightpatroller78 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I don't know why but there times where I just feel like I shouldn't go anywhere at all but just be at home no matter what lol
    Delgo Delgo 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    Normal is an overrated concept
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 12 Responses Aug 6

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    I'm on the left. Hot or naw? #nofilters #nomakeup #iwokeuplikethis
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M Aug 6

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    I want to own a bakery in order to use my great grandmothers irish recipes, its one of my dreams.
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Aug 8

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    What I need is someone I can trust, not just someone to have fun with.
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I hate when I say people with depression, not the dramatic kind some people hve, the real depression, the one where everyday feels like your drowning, you drown while all the other...
    Tilou420 Tilou420 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    People like to assume I use the Lotus Flower as my profile because my face is unappealing. Did those people ever think that I don't show my face simply because I don't want...
    Tilou420 Tilou420 13-15, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    They really do have the life. It sure beats human life! :D
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Aug 3

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