I’ve had roommates and they’ve all gone horribly wrong. I’m getting into a 1 bedroom. Is it better to live alone?
Yes it is better to live alone. I’ve lived alone ever since the year 2008. And I love it. Just me and my devoted cat. All my roomies, including my husband, have gone horribly wrong too.
I would never want to live alone. I hate to be alone. I don’t need constant attention, I just like someone else in the house. My imagination goes crazy when there’s no one else here. I stress, then everything seems surreal.
When I’m alone, my delusions/voices get more intense. So I rather be by people.
I think that when you have a history of abuse, you tend to pick out abusive room mates and partners. I know that was my case. So, my romantic partners never worked out.
I get more paranoid when I’m around people.
I think it depends. on how you cope.
When i lived alone i forgot to eat and shower, i didn’t take care of myself at all.
Hallucinations and delusions escalated with nobody to talk to and things got really bad.
If you function well alone, i’d say yes, it’s better. As long as you’re not alone all the time.
it’s good to have people around to keep you in touch with reality.
I don’t do well with others. Romantic partners and friendships.
I don’t like attention I start thinking weird
Mine get worse too, but I’m at a point where I’d rather have that than the stress that comes with living with roommates.
Most of my roommates have also had mental problems so it’s been chaotic.
I can’t take care of my needs when people are in the house. I won’t take a shower or brush my teeth until they leave.
Yeah being alone may be best. I always figured living with others would help with splitting internet and cable.
Maybe this is the better option then,
I hope it goes well!
I need my privacy and tranquility, I hate to live with other people unless it is my family.
The first five years was rough but I enjoy it now.
I can do either. I appreciate my alone time but I’m used to dealing with people on a daily basis. I’d prefer company but living solo isn’t a bad thing!
I live in a group home after having lived alone for years. It’s a case of being like Glen Campbell sang “I need you more than want you.”
I love it. Being and living alone. I like the idea of being able to shower at one in the morning or many times a day. I don’t like pesky roomies asking if I took my meds whenever I done something weird.
I’ll be honest, I’ve had no friends or social life since I was 15 years old and for some reason that depressed me a lot. Loneliness is a hard thing
It’s too tempting to isolate when you live alone in my opinion. That’s my experience. I lived alone in a nice studio for 6 years. When I moved in it was spotless and almost brand new and it was too easy to sit in my warm, clean, cozy studio every day with my refrigerator full of drinks and food and watch TV or just sleep all day or sit at the computer. I still worked, took online classes and drove my car. And shopped, kept my appointments, took walks, visited my sisters and my parents frequently and I did make a couple of friends, and ran all errands but I was definitely not in the swing of things in life and I wasn’t part of the flow of everyday life.
I think the longest I isolated was a week once but I regularly stayed in two or three days at a time sometimes. My studio was so nice that most of the time I saw no reason to leave it and go out.