If you had your choice would you live alone or with someone?

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  1. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    If you had your choice would you live alone or with someone?

    Many people prefer to live alone...others are always looking for their next partner to move in or have move in with them...which do you prefer?

  2. profile image0
    HubTubposted 6 years ago

    I prefer living alone.  I wouldn't mind a companion if it was my significant other or husband, but other than this, no roommates for me, except for my cats.  I value my privacy too much.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Privacy is important and you sure don't get that rooming with someone.

  3. aDayInMyLife1 profile image89
    aDayInMyLife1posted 6 years ago

    I prefer living with people. I believe it takes a village to raise children so the more help the merrier. Also, if you are living with the right people, like extended family and everyone loves and respects eachother it is a big help as well. People share the responsibilities of caring for the house, cooking, cleaning, shopping etc... Bills are divided among more people and you therefore save money. I vote for living with others.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that it takes a village to raise children...too bad that doesn't always happen.  Co-housing solves many problems including monetary ones.

  4. whaturmissing profile image80
    whaturmissingposted 6 years ago

    I'm fortunate enough to not have to look for the next partner to move in, cause the one who did was my husband and he hasn't left.   Lifelong love.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What a great solution, LOL   Glad it worked out for you.  smile

  5. Pamela99 profile image92
    Pamela99posted 6 years ago

    I have never actually lived alone, but I think I would like it. I don't want to lose anyone in my life, but I am quite comfortable having alone time and not worrying about mealtime or making plans dependent on other people.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Pam-yes, I imagine you aren't cherish some alone time.  Thanks for your comments.  smile

  6. algarveview profile image91
    algarveviewposted 6 years ago

    During college I had roommates and personally I didn't enjoy it, you have to turn a blind eye to a lot of stuff, put up with other stuff and also you can't exactly do whatever you feel like. So, if the question is roommates or alone... the answer would be alone. Nonetheless, if you are talking about the significant other, then it's totally different, hubby is the best roommate ever and I simply love living with him, well, doing everything with him, actually...

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lucky you to have a great partner to share life with.  smile

  7. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Honestly, I've lived alone for six years and just want to live with my partner. However, I would like to design the place.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL   That's funny...design the place for you and your partner?  Or design your partner?  LOL  Thanks for commenting.

    2. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Design the place for my partner and I. Luckily, my partner was design free. However, he didn't come with a handbook!

  8. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 6 years ago

    I've lived with at least one other person for my entire life, and I'm about ready to do my own thing. I'll miss having someone to talk to all the time, but I won't have to get fully dressed to get a drink out of the fridge anymore! wink

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Love your answer, LOL   You wouldn't have to dress at all, LOL      Talking can be handled via phone or Skype.

  9. profile image0
    Casimiroposted 6 years ago

    I'm not a highly social person, but I can't live entirely alone, either. It's comforting to me to be with my small family and to visit with neighbors and friends, I just can't overdo it. However, I do sometimes wish we had a cabin in a remote part of the country where I could get away to now and then. It would really help me write more, I'm sure! But I would always come back to the family, no doubt about it. I have known true loneliness in the past and believe me that is no picnic!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think everyone needs an escape plan, haha.  A cabin in the woods sounds lovely.  My dad had one when I was a teen...

  10. cpenge profile image59
    cpengeposted 6 years ago

    I definitely enjoy spending time alone and taking care of myself.  However, I enjoy spending time with my husband and being able to come home to talk to him about life stressors.  The only thing that seems to be the negative are having to deal with your partners bad habits with them telling you what bad habits annoy them.  All in all everyone needs a connection and whether you find it in friendship or in having a partner you live with I think either way is good.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree...bad habits are annoying...either way.  smile

  11. Peanutritious profile image61
    Peanutritiousposted 6 years ago

    Living alone is great! I like time to myself. In an ideal world, I would have a house next door to my partner (if I had one!) so we could see each other but have our own space.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny you should say this.  My (deceased ) husband and I used to say that to each other, haha.

  12. FigureCompetition profile image74
    FigureCompetitionposted 6 years ago

    I could not live alone (well of course if I had to I would have to). From living with my parents, to moving in with friends and now living with my own family I have only once lived on my own.  It was for 3 months and I did not like it at all - I constantly found excuses to see other people - I like time alone but a couple of hours is enough  to maintain my sanity smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is important to recognize your own comfort level about living solo and / or with others...it is an opportunity, at the very least, to explore WHY you do not like living alone.

  13. OldRoses profile image96
    OldRosesposted 6 years ago

    If I had a choice, I would live with a husband and children.  But I don't have that choice, so I live alone with cats, hating every minute of it and lonelier than you could every imagine.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Loneliness is a heart breaker.

  14. Autumn Renee profile image61
    Autumn Reneeposted 6 years ago

    Though I prefer to be in small groups and have few close friends, I can no longer imagine living alone.  My husband is my best friend, my other half.  How could I live with just half of myself?

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you never have to discover that...

  15. FBNaturalR profile image61
    FBNaturalRposted 6 years ago

    I bought a house and lived alone for seven years.  My friend changed how his life was working and needed a place to stay so now he lives here, in another room.  I would prefer alone unless it was my partner.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your experience.  You are helping out a friend and that is a blessing.

 
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