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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2010, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Some people are just meant to be alone

So I'm remembering several years ago a phrase my mom said. She was talking about my Dad, referring to her experience with a counselor after divorce. And the counselor told her (obviously comforting her, trying to relieve any stress over failure) that "some people are just better off living alone." I really bothered me, but only now am I realizing its because I thought it was fact, a professional said it right? haha. And I thought if some people really are better off alone, I might be one of them. So now with the realization that I have SA I kind of go back and forth on whether that statement is true, regardless if I qualify as "one of those people". Its true I'm not all that concerned with romantic relationships, but it seems wrong to say some people should just be happy being alone?
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being ''better off alone'' and being '' happy alone'' are 2 different things.

I actually feel the same right now as i seem to cause more problems at home than anything else. i know im probably btter off alone for a while orso. But i most certainly know i wont be happy alone although it may change some things to relieve the stress on others in my home i know it wont change a whole lot of my happiness state of life
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First of all, no one is meant to be alone.

Close friendships are important to have, even if there's only a few. Quality is better than quantity, as the saying goes. If what the counselor said bothered you, then chances are, you are not someone who would be happy being alone. Don't worry too much about it.
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but it seems wrong to say some people should just be happy being alone?
why does it seem wrong to you?
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