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Old 04-23-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I have a general question about living arrangements-
Have you ever had to live in an area in which you just hated? If so how did you end up there,how long did you have to stay and how if at all were you finally able to get out?
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:46 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
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I have a general question about living arrangements-
Have you ever had to live in an area in which you just hated? If so how did you end up there,how long did you have to stay and how if at all were you finally able to get out?
Yes, twice.

First instance, I became an adult and could move out of mom and dad's house (nothing wrong with mom and dad themselves, I just didn't like the area. I suspect it's sort of "normal" for young people to dislike where they grow up and want to move on . . . )

Second instance, I was transferred there for work and as soon as I could, I got a job elsewhere.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I havent moved yet, but I am living in a town which I do not like now!!

I do not like Lincoln, Nebraska at all and hopefully moving to a larger, more urban state like Ohio this summer.

Ive been in Lincoln 8 months and hopefully moving July or August. All I can say is I made a big mistake of moving there.

In my opinion the best way to cope with living in a very unappealing place is just laugh at it.

Guess living in Lincoln has made me thankful that I am gay because so many people in this town have 3+ babies by the time they are my age (all be 25 in July). Lincolnites have very deep, absolueist religious convictions (Its alot of like rural Utah) and they believe in marriage by (early 20s) and having lots of babies.

I just have to laugh it off and have a sense of humor and look at the positives of the situation. It can get stressful alot of the time because people here will stare because they think its bizzare and unfathomable that anyone could be single at my age.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I do not like Lincoln, Nebraska at all and hopefully moving to a larger, more urban state like Ohio this summer.

Ive been in Lincoln 8 months and hopefully moving July or August. All I can say is I made a big mistake of moving there.

I think the best way to cope with living in a very unappealing place is just laugh at it.

I guess living in Lincoln has made me thankful that I am gay because so many people in this town have 3+ babies by the time they are my age (all be 25 in July). Lincolnites have very deep, absolueist religious convictions (Its alot of like Utah) and they believe in marriage by (early 20s) and having lots of babies.

I just have to laugh it off and have a sense of humor and look at the positives of the situation. It can get stressful alot of the time because people here will stare because they think its bizzare and unfathomable that anyone could be single at my age.
I went through that experience when I was 21 and moved to small town eastern PA. Everyone had babies young and it wasn't exactly a singles hotbed. I did look at that place as strange but don't have nearly the anger towards that area I have now where I currently am. I suppose you can laugh most things off when you're early 20s but less in mid 30s,combined with the fact that some things can get worse. But that makes us appreciate what we may have thought was so bad before.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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You have my sympathies - How awful. Personally, and I should mind my own business, but today I won't. When I go to an area that, in my mind, is overly religious and young couples are procreating like rabbits - it makes me very uneasy. They may be the nicest people in the world and I believe that they are and I do not knock their lifestyle - it just isn't my lifestyle.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Heh, I'm in that situation now. The only reason I stay is because I have a decent job and I want to pay off my credit cards before I move. After my debt is taken care of, I'm out!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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Family's what brought me back here (NE Phila burbs), family only, and I hate the area even more than I did before. Having lived in places I'd loved so much make it even harder this time. It's just too gloomy. And nobody seems to remotely care or take pride in their work or anything in this town, just blah. Got very spoiled with great workplaces in other regions but only got burnt here in the past, so am a homemaker for now (first time ever) until I find a job with a long commute to another county, or travel again.

Philly can, indeed, be depressing. Maybe one of the sports teams will win someday and help the self esteem.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Well I moved to the big city for a construction job once (ok not big...it was Anchorage), but having come from a rural life I could not stand it. First paycheck I thanked my employer for the work and left. Maybe living in a camper had something to do with it.
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Smile yes-

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I have a general question about living arrangements-
Have you ever had to live in an area in which you just hated? If so how did you end up there,how long did you have to stay and how if at all were you finally able to get out?
I hate LI. Literally hated it.
Saved and moved as soon as I was able. Saw alot of people who live there for generations, just because it seemed the easy way.

It isnt always easy to plan a move, but its worth it. Life is too short to stay in the same place!

sunny
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Saw alot of people who live there for generations, just because it seemed the easy way.

It isnt always easy to plan a move, but its worth it. Life is too short to stay in the same place!
No one knows more than me,that's why I feel stuck here. I've moved a number of times before and now due to financial/relationship situations I'm pretty much on a shortleash and feel like a caged animal at times!
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