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    I love living alone!

    I did it for about 2 years after uni and living in share houses for a few years. Had my own lil 1 bedroom place and I just loved it.

    After i left ex, DS and I moved into our own townhouse...lived there for nearly 3 years. It was more restricting with a bub (ie no popping out on a whim for dinner lol) and i ended up getting my cat for company because after DS went to bed at 7pm it could feel a bit lonely. However, it was fabulous for DS and I...could follow his lead during the day, no worry of him waking others up at night if he cried, i could watch what i wanted on TV, my house was always tidy and clean (i did 1 hour a night after he was in bed and it was all we needed).

    It takes a little while to get used to and I was more vigilant with door looking than I am now...but, it is also wonderful!

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    I didn't live on my own until i had a baby. At times it was rather lonely and isolating. I think you just have to make more effort to get out of the house. Organise coffee with friends, playgroups, go shopping, etc.

    These days i love that it's just me and the kids. I love having lazy days at home. Having older kids makes it easier though i spose as it's necessary for me to leave the house on a daily basis.

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    I wouldn't have it any other way!

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    I've never lived on my own I lived with my parents then moved in with DH ive never really thought about it cause I've never had to but if I had to be on my own tomorrow for example nope not for me I get lonely real quick damn i feel lonely when Dh is gone at work so I dot think I'd like tht at all

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    I lived alone when I was 20 for awhile and I loved it! I had lived at home with family and then in share houses previous to this so it was heaven not have to share space/food ect. I cleaned when I wanted, cooked when I wanted, had anyone over whenever I wanted! I also lived in an upstairs flat so that made me feel safer.

    Although it was more expensive it was so worth it. I also have a tendency to get lonely and depressed but to my suprise I never felt like that. I enjoyed the freedom and if I felt alone I called someone or went out. I was studying and had a boyfriend so I was out a lot with that too.

    I would think that living in a share house with a bub could get difficult. There are things that on your own you can put up with or tolerate but when it comes to ur bub it will be different. You could always give it a try and see how it goes and like other pp said just have a list of things that will make you feel safe like a back unit and dead locks ect.

    I am so glad I did it at least once!

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    I lived alone for a few months while pregnant with ds1. I did get a bit lonely sometimes but I really enjoyed having my own space. It's nice to have everything where you want it, how you want it

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    I lived alone for a year when I was 19. I LOVED it but I really like being on my own. I hated living in shared accommodation and think it would be really hard a baby.

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    I lived on my own for a few years in my early 20s. I moved to Perth while DP (now DH) was still living in the town where we met.

    I was quite happy, but I had GREAT security on the house - fixed screens on all windows and security doors on front and back. It was a crappy area but I always felt safe due to the security. Wouldn't have liked it if it wasn't safe.

    I think living on your own in a great opportunity for personal development. Prior to living on my own I lived in staff accommodation at the hospital where I worked (with about 30 people with individual bedrooms but shared living, kitchen, bath etc) and in share houses with one, two and three people.
    Each was great at a different point in my life

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