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I Would Rather Be Poor Than Alone

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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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    True

    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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    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...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The Hebrew word for peace is 'SHALOM' I disagree with all the hatred and vitriol that is peddled in the name of nationality or religious identity. I would rather practice my...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    If it came to a choice of wearing clothes for the rest of my life or going totally naked for the rest of my life then the choice is easy naked every time .I would rather be naked...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 7

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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...
    SouthernMamasita SouthernMamasita 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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...
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hello, how is life working out for you? Do you feel you belong to where you are right now, or are you headed somewhere? If you ask me, I think I'm good. Well, not really. I guess I...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Meh. I'm done with fake friends, so I won't waste my time with them anymore. I'd rather be alone, rather than surrounded by those who hate me or judge me when they don't even know...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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...
    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...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    The term homebody has been said a few times. My aunt started saying it as if she made it sound like it's frowned upon. It may be to others but I just like having the comfort of...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I was bullied by people who I thought were my friends. they would say stuff to me that hurt me and then try to play it off like they were kidding. I really wanted to believe them...
    preeez preeez 22-25 1 Response Apr 8

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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...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 11

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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...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day 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...
    melissav369 melissav369 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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    The things I do when I'm home alone: - read out loud - sing out loud - talk to myself out loud - eat - clean - scream - ________ And that one other thing that cannot be mentioned...
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 12

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    Netflix, YouTube, and audible books... you can never be alone when you have Captin Kirk or Watching Chibi/Anime faces across your screen/mangas (well you can but hopefully you know...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I'm an old lady stuck in a 28 year old body. I love, love, love staying home on the weekends. My favorite things to do: -Read -Take a hot, bubble bath -Work a puzzle -Watch scary...
    vintagesoul87 vintagesoul87 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 12

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    Don't care for driving, and, to be honest, I kind of like texting, email, (etc.) better than dealing with people face to face.
    Ewashere Ewashere 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    This Is Me I am a nudist, naturist however you want to put it .I am more comfortable naked than clothed .I enjoy the company of other people and love to hear about other cultures...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 11

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    Because the world is far more interesting than I could hope to be.
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 Mar 28

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    ( My inbox ) Hi, hey, how are you, good, thanks, yeah, like dude seriously? While I'm trying to hold up the conversation, few people ain't get it while others being wonderful. You...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm a homebody and content to be one. When I was younger I would go dancing or hang out with friends, but now the perfect Friday night is just doing whatever I want at home.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    When I was a kid, I rarely got my pictures taken except on Picture day at school and birthdays. My cousins, who lived near me, always had theirs taken with their mom's camera but...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M a week ago

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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...
    mgkatie mgkatie 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    And that's why I'm creating an exit plan for real.
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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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...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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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...
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    You are comfort food.I am uncomfortable
    MrMatthias MrMatthias 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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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...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    anime and xboxps4 are my favs
    leahaha leahaha 16-17, F Mar 30

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    This is far more preferable, going out is too much of an effort.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 3

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    It's Pohela Boishakh here.The first day in Bengali calendar.Everybody is out there celebrating.I haven't even left my room. I find my bed more comfortable:)
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M Apr 14

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    i have everything i need here....so yea :)
    thoughtless17 thoughtless17 16-17, F Apr 15

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    It's peaceful. You'll never know what you'll find there.. It's a great escape. Shopping drains me out now. I get so stressed out from it and it's making me go bankrupt lol
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F Apr 1

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    The biggest problem with not being your genuine self and being a person who you think you should be when you meet someone is that they may have fallen for who you really are.
    IlovePinkpanties IlovePinkpanties 41-45, F Apr 2

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