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I Would Rather Be Poor Than Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 50 mins ago

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    Being alone is great but sometimes, it is very lonely.
    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, F 3 hrs ago

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    He loves and appreciates me in a way I've never experienced. Loving everything about me unlike the ex... but it's different for me because I've had my heart broken twice but he is...
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    I am a 14 year old boy. I am using a 2.5 years old phone, 2 years old schoolbag, a extremely low specs pc and a old console gifted by my aunt. My dad earns 4500$ every month and he...
    TheLoneAnonymous TheLoneAnonymous 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    sooo im alone so far for valentines, anyone wanna be my short noticed valentine? im a brat sometimes but lovable haha. im 15 btw
    runawayprincesss runawayprincesss 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    It's hard for me to be alone,i need support and attention lol and just to feel im a worthwhile person I need validation,apparently constantly.Don't feel like going into it now but...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    My husband works all the time. We had an agreement that he would be home on the weekends to spend time with his family. Now he tells me he isnt coming home this weekend. Im tired...
    momof3grls2015 momof3grls2015 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Would you? Would you choose to be alone when there's someone who's willingly always gonna be there for you, even though you don't love them?
    cloudi cloudi 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think one of the main things I remember about being poor was the food. Only when I look back do I realize how food deprived I was. Coffee was the kind where you put the grounds...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Even with very little to no friends I still feel alone. in truth when a person has spent so many years in isolation as I have you would tend to feel alone. it's how I feel now...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dreaming... Is so much better then reality. You can have anything. Something I've always wanted is something I've always dreamed of. I am a submissive. Though I'm not a 24/7...
    LittleSecretSubmissive LittleSecretSubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    not exactly some people like to be alone because the world is filled with ignorant stupid people they would rather get to look at the world then to hang around with those type of...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I don't mind small talk, but I am about getting to know other people. Nothing wrong with small talk, but i like to just walk all over the so called right way. When u get to know...
    looking4chemistry looking4chemistry 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I HATE small talks I would rather like to KNOW people. .
    sb0730 sb0730 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to know what makes you tick, not what you ate an hour ago 😉
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm friends with everyone i meet but i only have 6 true friends, and i would rather have none of them if they where being fake. i hate fake people and i dont know why people be...
    DemiFrsr DemiFrsr 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im a middle aged woman, all alone. I have poor health and a horrible home with ignorant neighbours; and can't afford to move. I suffer with a variety of severe health issues...
    50cabbages 50cabbages 46-50 1 Response Jan 29

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    Thank you. You have never seen all the happiness you have brought me. You mustn't blame yourself for the actions of others. You have done nothing wrong. I would tell you if you had...
    Untrustworthy117 Untrustworthy117 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I've said it before and I will say it again. I am Australian born and bred. Lebanese background, migrant parents. Muslim household, and although I myself do not conform to religion...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Jan 28

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    I was with the wrong person married actually but anyway it turned sour and he broke me, my heart, my feelings. eventually i got out of it but I should have done it years ago! I...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    Although years have gone by ,i will always remember my art teacher in school.im going to refer to him as John. When i was at secondary school i hadnt been there long when i...
    thetideisturning000 thetideisturning000 36-40, F Jan 27

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    Though my birthday hasn't happened yet, I really want to get something off my chest. My boyfriend planned an awesome night out for my birthday, which falls on a Saturday. We don...
    kristinap123 kristinap123 26-30, F Jan 27

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    Years is something to be proud of when you spend time with someone it's not the number that carries the meaning but it's each moment and second in that number that carried pain...
    FierceFox FierceFox 22-25, F Jan 26

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    I dress for my comfort and climatic conditions. Mostly I wear cotton dresses. Very simple and friendly to my body.
    joymoon143 joymoon143 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I suppose I would rather get to know 2 people really well, than half assed know 12 people.
    QueenVen QueenVen 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I don't want to be with a wrong person.. There is enough who is okay for affairs, extra marital relations, one night stands etc.. There is bise*uals who want to marry a guy...
    carrydawg carrydawg 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    True. And I worry what that says about me. Am I missing out? Is life passing me by? And so what if it does? I like where I am.
    icDavey icDavey 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    Place your hand over your heart. You feel that? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason, so don’t ever give up.The person who completes suicide, dies once...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 23

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    I don't know it's like everyday I go to school and I put on this big act of making people happy and smile. I throw myself at people and I can have a good conversation, but it just...
    Evangelion18 Evangelion18 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 22

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    I wonder if there will ever be a time when I can enjoy living and just life itself before I die. I think it would just be easier to give up rather than trying.
    tvd tvd 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Actually will NOT be in front of one anytime, never. Not after photos showed up at work. NO more in front of ANY camera.
    canuckrider canuckrider 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    The last guy I dated wasn't a horrible person, but he was starting to be more verbally abusive. we have a 1 year old, and it is hard to be strong. I was becoming depressed, and our...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I don't like her parents, as her dad doesn't treat me with respect and puts me down. I had a car accident and she didn't come to the scene or the hospital (saying her dad stood in...
    coderfacts coderfacts 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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    My friends and family have began to question my sexuality, my head hasn't though. I know I'm into boys although I retain myself from letting them in, why? The thought of having sex...
    Katierah Katierah 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 20

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    Easy...alone until it turns into loneliness. Beyond that, unhappiness starts anyway, so they become a package deal. Prolonged loneliness starts that downhill slide into isolation...
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    i would rather be punched in the face any day rather than emotional abuse
    dragoneyes35 dragoneyes35 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 18

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