Have you ever lived alone?

Crystal1 Crystal1
After three years of living by myself, I've discovered that I am now totally unsuited for living with other people. My sister, on the other hand, would rather have just about anyone for a roommate than live on her own. Have you lived alone? Do you love knowing nobody will drink your coffee or move your laundry? Or do you like having someone else around?
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I have lived alone and loved it!
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41  (33%)
I have lived alone, but I didn't like it.
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13  (11%)
I have never lived alone, but I would like to.
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22  (18%)
I have never lived alone, and don't want to.
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30  (24%)
The infamous "Other"
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17  (14%)
Total votes: 123
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BluePixi BluePixi
I have always lived with a parent, but I had one summer in a dorm where I had a private room. I really liked being able to buy my own groceries and eat what I wanted when I wanted.
01/30/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
I lived alone, for 2 years, before I met my husband. I chose "other" because I liked living alone as opposed to living with a roommate or my parents.

However,I would never want to live apart from my husband. In that regard, I have no desire to live alone again.
01/30/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Well technically sharing a lease with my ex, she was deployed so I was living alone for almost a year. Just me and my dog. It was kinda lonely but I got used to it. It was easy to let myself become a recluse though and that's what was bad about it.
01/30/2011
*HisMrs* *HisMrs*
I went from living with my parents to living with my husband when we got married. I would never want to live apart from my hubby. Even before we were married I don't think I would've been comfortable living alone.
01/30/2011
clp clp
My sister and I sound JUST like you. We are now living together, but she would be happy on her own. I, on the other hand, wilt immediately when alone. Even when she leaves town for a few weeks on work, I become a sad, neurotic little plant.


Me, alone. No joke.

There are many things that contribute to my feeling this way, but basically I have a very hard time feeling safe anymore when I'm on my own. Even though my sister and I operate on opposite time tables and rarely see each other (maybe once a week?), it still comforts me to know I'm not completely alone. I'm incredibly blessed that she doesn't mind being around me, because I also can't live with roommates well (what--can't I have it both ways??). I'm still a very independent, solitary person but just can't sleep in the house alone anymore.
01/30/2011
Envy Envy
I have never moved out from my dad's house, so I wouldn't know. I love having company, but at other times, I love being alone. It really just depends.

However, if I was to live with a roommate I would prefer they be someone I know and get along with.
01/30/2011
newlady newlady
I voted never have but would like to.
No insult to my hubby, but sometimes.... SOMETIMES.... this sounds like a super idea!
01/30/2011
KnK KnK
Quote:
Originally posted by Crystal1
After three years of living by myself, I've discovered that I am now totally unsuited for living with other people. My sister, on the other hand, would rather have just about anyone for a roommate than live on her own. Have you lived alone? Do ... More
My college rooming experiences have been mixed. Hated the first, loved the second, and this year when I had two it would go up and down depending on whether or not they were fighting etc. The idea of living alone sometimes sounds tempting, (don't have to worry about someone eating my food), but next year, both of my roommates will be extremely laid back and I look forward to the experience.
01/30/2011
newlady newlady
Quote:
Originally posted by newlady
I voted never have but would like to.
No insult to my hubby, but sometimes.... SOMETIMES.... this sounds like a super idea!
I have to add it's only fun for a day or so...
01/30/2011
Kitt Katt Kitt Katt
I voted "Other." I went from sharing a room with my sister while growing up to living at my boyfriend's parents' house when my parents split up. I then married that boyfriend (just celebrated 24 years of wedded bliss). So I have never lived on my own. Because I am happily married, I don't want to live on my own, but I enjoy spending time by myself and like when I get to stay in a hotel overnight for work functions.
01/30/2011
DustBunny DustBunny
I have to say when I lived in a dorm room alone, it was heavenly. But this is because while I was surrounded by other people, it was my own space to get away from them. Now as for normal life, I don't really like living alone. I get bored easily and lonely. When I'm bored I snack, and it's really not healthy for me.
01/30/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I lived alone for about 9 months, and I was so busy working 30-40 hours a week and taking 20+ credit hours in my last few quarters of college, that I honestly had little time to appreciate or dislike living alone.
01/30/2011
Lady Venus Lady Venus
When I did live a lone I loved it! I was a free roamer, came and went as I pleased, the whole pot of coffee was mine, the apartment was always clean and I never had to clean up after anybody...I just loved it. I was a social butterfly so I was never lonely, I always had ppl visit or I was out with others.

Mind you I live with my hubby now, have been for 7 years, and wouldn't change it for the world. I think I would be totally lost...lol...funny how we change over the years.
01/30/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
I love, LOVE, living alone, but at the same time, I love living with my boyfriend. At the point I'm at in my life, if I had the choice, I'd choose to live with him over living alone again, any time. He's also smart enough to give me space when space is needed; that's really all I ask.
01/30/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I have never lived alone. Always with room mates, or with my current husband.
01/30/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
I have lived on my own, there are good points and bad points.
01/30/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
If you count having a single dorm room then yes, although the dorm environment isn't quite the same as a house or apartment. I loved it. I'm not sure how I would handle a roommate (I know I hate living with family however), I had one for about two mouths my freshman year but he was never around.
01/30/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
I technically live with my father, but he travels on the road as his profession, so I am alone for much of the time.

I hate being alone (to almost any extent) and am looking forward to moving in with my significant other in the next year or so.
01/30/2011
Taylor Taylor
I currently live alone and I love it. I can do whatever I want and not bother anyone
01/30/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I don't tend to do well with roommates so I love living alone. I live with my bf now and that is great too but there is something so freeing about having your own space and no one to give you crap about it.
01/30/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
When I was in college, I lived with my best friend for a year and a half, and the rest of the time I lived by myself. I definitely enjoyed having him as a roommate, but it was also nice to live by myself and have quite time whenever I was there. It was also when I started to date my wife, so her visiting was a lot easier as well.
01/30/2011
Pixel Pixel
I've shared a house ever since I moved out of my parent's home. I can't wait to have an apartment of my own...this summer, hopefully!
01/30/2011
Michelle Menace Michelle Menace
I've lived alone a few times and sometimes it did get lonely so when that happened i'd just invite my friends over. Besides that though , i loved having my own place. I don't live alone anymore though..
01/30/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I lived with my mom till I was 19ish and then I mveod into an appartment with my boyfriend and I'm 25 now. I have never lived alone before and I am happy I am in a stable relationship.
01/30/2011
Alura Une Alura Une
I have never lived alone. I moved our with my partner around eight years ago. Sometimes I think I would have benefited from living alone--I'm not very independent now. Though I was actually more independent before moving out of my parents' house. If I had only lived with roommates and not a lover, I think I would really like the change of living alone. I don't become lonely as easily as some, I need quiet. I could be OK as a hermit in a cave. If I had air conditioning.
01/30/2011
Gallowraven Gallowraven
for a short time, I lived alone, I found myself always having at least one person over just to keep me company. I hated it, and hope to never have to do it again.
01/30/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I had a single dorm by myself for a year...but idk if you count that as living alone. Then I had an apartment with a good friend for a few years. On breaks, I lived alone because she had a house too. For a summer, I lived alone without her. I loved the space and alone time. My boyfriend lived in the next town where he worked so he would visit often, but always had to go back. I am happy with roommates too. I just need my own room . My boyfriend and I sleep in my room, but he has his own room for his own stuff and we shower together in my bathroom, but he has his own bathroom too. We love it.
01/30/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
I have lived alone and I enjoyed it. Now that I'm married, though, it would be tough to go back to solo living!
01/30/2011
indiglo indiglo
I loved the space and time alone to do my own thing. But I tend to be a pretty independent person. Being with a good partner is, IMO, just as good if not better though!
01/30/2011
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