Could you be happy alone?

United States
April 16, 2013 9:22am CST
Some people aren't happy alone and once they are out of one relationship they are immediately in another. Do you think you could be happy alone? What do you think it takes in order for a person to be happy by themselves and with their life?
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@celticeagle (136918)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Apr 13
I think it depends alot on the type of relationship you have. If the other half is your entire world and you can't make a decision on your own and are rather dependent on the other person then you are going to have trouble being alone. But, if you are independent and can make a decision on your own then you will be fine. It just depends and this is something some people really need to work on. Cause if you are with someone for thirty years or more and they are doing all this for you then you are going to be in real trouble when the days comes that they may not be around any more.
@celticeagle (136918)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Apr 13
Poor men! what would they do without us. This statement your husband made is so typical. They are lost little boy without us. lol
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• United States
21 Apr 13
Yes I completely agree with you. A lot of them would be lost without us. My husband also wouldn't know how to sort the clothes and add the detergent and fabric softener. So I will have to keep trying to teach him whenever I say something he says that it would take him too long.
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• United States
20 Apr 13
I agree with you. I think it's important for each individual to know how to carry out responsibilities on their own. Thankfully I lived a lone before I was married so I know how to take care of bills and things like that. And my husband knows how to cook so him and my daughter would be alright as far as food goes. But as far as cleaning and doing the laundry he could learn more about that. One time he made the statement that he doesn't understand why we have to clean the shower when it should already be clean from the soap and water. I thought that was so funny when he said that and I knew he was serious.
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@jricky1 (6801)
• China
17 Apr 13
I'm now being alone and hope to have someone with me to enjoy life,would be hard for me really to being so happy cuz i need someone to share,especially when i try to do something happy,i feel more sad to do it alone.While i don't know,probably to go travel.
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• United States
20 Apr 13
I hope that you will be able to meet someone to share your life with if that is what you want for your life. Until then I hope that you will be able to enjoy being single, traveling and doing the things that you love to do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.
• United States
16 Apr 13
I was so bad off at one point i never thought I could be alone again. but,recently I found I cna be alone and would not break done. so,if something were to happen with me and adrain I think I would be single for over a year. adrain knows so much about me that another man would not understand and he still loves me. so for that reason I would love for my relationship to last as long as possible.
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• United States
19 Apr 13
It is a good thing to be able to be alone and for us to feel alright. It can be extremely hard when we are depressed when we are by ourselves.I think it takes a lot of people time to reach that point.
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
They say it is a resolve you make. So if you decide to be happy, even if alone or with someone, then you can be. :-)
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• United States
20 Apr 13
Yeah I agree that our attitude has a huge affect on how we feel about our life. So even when we are down and things are bad we have to think of what we really want and how we can go about getting it. Sometimes just changing our attitude helps a great deal.
17 Apr 13
No I don't think I can be totally alone, What would be the point in not sharing anything with anyone. You wouldn't be able to share your views or opinions, Your love, Your sadness. Surely this would make us like emotionless robots lol. Happy maylotting!
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• United States
20 Apr 13
I do think that we need to have family and friends in our life. When it comes to love relationships some people find it better to be single. But I do agree that it is important that we have people in our lives that we can share those things with.
@Deepak2J (1178)
• India
16 Apr 13
I can't be happy alone. I think I at least need someone with me to be happy, female is better, No one can be happy alone.
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• United States
19 Apr 13
I agree that we do need people in our lives. Sometimes that may just be family and friends. Because so many individuals have had a hard time with relationships in their life.
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
I have always been more at ease alone when I was a kid. I did play a lot with friends and relatives but I could also stay home the whole day alone or could entertain myself alone. I remembered sitting for hours alone on a tree in our backyard at home almost every afternoon during the summer time. I was a very active kid and yet I also found myself seated under one of the trees surrounding the playground observing life going by. When I was in a serious relationship for a long time, my x never understood why I needed to have some space at least a day within the week to reflect and not get disturbed or nagged by anyone. We would go out with friends to the beach most especially. I always preferred waking up early and heading to the nice white sand beach when there is not much people yet instead of partying all night and waking up late in the afternoon joining into the already crowded place. After breaking up with her, I thought I could not be alone anymore but at one point, I realized, I do feel great having all the time and decision making to myself. I do get envious to friends who would have their own partners with them when we go out but that did not make me go for another relationship yet. Who knows? But really, it is possible to be alone. It does not mean that you have to cut yourself away from anyone like friends and relatives though. No man is an island!
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@grvdubey11 (1880)
• India
16 Apr 13
I had some pretty bad experiences in relationships so i want prefer being single or alone at-least for some time.However its pretty difficult to be alone when you see your friends going out with their partners or talking about them.May be that is the one of the reasons of people getting into relationships immediately after break up.Best wishes.
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• United States
19 Apr 13
Yeah I agree with you it is quit hard to be happy alone when you see friends out with the person they are with. I can understand waiting though after we have experienced hardships in a relationship. Sometimes we have to learn to be happy by ourselves and just maintain good friendships.