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“Being alone is not the same as being lonely” writes Reader’s Digest reader Lee from South Australia. Her wise words were just one of the comments we received on this fascinating topic. Read on for the rest…

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I love the quiet thinking time that allows my inner soul to breathe. – Alison

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Cooking is definitely the hardest part of living alone. When you get home from a long day, preparing a healthy meal seems like a big task and one quickly morphs into a cookie monster. #nomnomnom #dinnerforone #crumbs #cookies #foreveracatlady – Lauren

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The opportunity to just be silent regularly. The world is so busy and noisy and there’s always background noise – I love the chance to just be quiet, alone at home. – Lorraine

“Being alone is not the same as being lonely” writes Reader’s Digest reader Lee from South Australia. Her wise words were just one of the comments we received on this fascinating topic. Read on for the rest…

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I love the freedom but at times I hate the responsibility. You can’t just call out to X to take out the garbage. – Barbara

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I have still not got used to waking up alone in the morning in a silent house. I am grateful for my little dog who happily greets me, but the conversation is limited. I try to keep busy but often think how nice it would be to have some physical and moral support with the many tasks of keeping a house and garden under control. I would also love to have someone to dress up for and go out to dinner with, or on holidays. With a limited budget, I try to visit my family interstate and meet friends for coffee or lunch occasionally. What I love about living alone is not to have to explain your purchases or your activities and you can spend the whole day at the horse show if you wish, then don’t have to cook for anyone if you are tired. – Annette

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I hate not having anyone to share funny stories with. – Vivienne

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“Being alone is not the same as being lonely” writes Reader’s Digest reader Lee from South Australia. Her wise words were just one of the comments we received on this fascinating topic. Read on for the rest…

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I love doing what I want, when I want and not having to discuss it with someone or ask permission to do it or justify my reasons for doing it as I have. – Julie

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I like being able to leave the house without having to explain where or why I’m going. – Jane

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What I love most about being alone is that you can do things at your own pace, you have all your time (up to you to deal with your time) and there is no-one to bother or be bothered by you. On the other way around, when loneliness strikes that’s when hate comes in, when you miss the people you love and you have the feeling of being ignored. But at the end of the day, you still find a way to counter that loneliness so it would be love over hate, in living alone. – Roselyn

“Being alone is not the same as being lonely” writes Reader’s Digest reader Lee from South Australia. Her wise words were just one of the comments we received on this fascinating topic. Read on for the rest…

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I hate the isolation of living alone, especially when without a car. However, I love that, when living alone, I can wear my pyjamas all day if I want to. – Bela

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