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Old 08-22-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: An island with a view
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When it comes to romance, I had my fair share of heartaches, bad luck, stupid mistakes and regrets during my youth. Now that I am mature, Iím wondering whether it is better being alone than trapped in a bad relationship with a wrong person, in other words, all or nothing at all.

Iíve been single for more than ten years, not by choice but rather due to my poor health conditions. That gives me ample opportunities to ponder on the subject. Iíve realized that being alone is not the worst thing that could ever happen to a man.

So, is being alone actually better than trapped in a bad relationship?
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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So, is being alone actually better than trapped in a bad relationship?
Yes because in five minutes you can be "Un-alone".
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey US of A
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Being alone HANDS DOWN imo.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: NY
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Yes, it can be better than being in a bad or toxic relationship. (There is nothing wrong with being single).
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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Being alone is like being a kid in a candy store; Being in a relationship is kind of like being a diabetic kid in candy store.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Hartford CT
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You can do bad all by yourself. Don't need to be with someone and be unhappy. Besides from personal experience, I have felt the worse when I was with someone right next to me and was unhappy and felt alone.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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heartache after heartache? i choose being alone.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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When it comes to romance, I had my fair share of heartaches, bad luck, stupid mistakes and regrets during my youth. Now that I am mature, I’m wondering whether it is better being alone than trapped in a bad relationship with a wrong person, in other words, all or nothing at all.

I’ve been single for more than ten years, not by choice but rather due to my poor health conditions. That gives me ample opportunities to ponder on the subject. I’ve realized that being alone is not the worst thing that could ever happen to a man.

So, is being alone actually better than trapped in a bad relationship?
Alone, hands down especially if abuse is occurring and one is truly trapped.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Having been both... alone is much, much better. Being trapped in a bad relationship is like being in a prison. Being alone is like being on the open road with the world as your oyster.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Northeast Ohio
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It is absolutely better to stay single than be in a bad relationship. You can feel much more lonely partnered with someone you just can't connect with than you'd ever feel all by yourself. And if abuse is in any way, shape or form a factor, than the victim should always, ALWAYS get out ASAP.
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