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8 Truths About The Agony And Ecstasy Of Living Alone

It's mostly agony.

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Living on your own, in theory, seems awesome.

You can finally eat when you want, sleep when you want, and do whatever you want. It's THE BEST. Or is it?

1. If you forget to take out the trash, no one's there to remember for you.

So, you begin to amass a nice, fragrant collection of garbage in your house...
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So, you begin to amass a nice, fragrant collection of garbage in your house...

2. You can't really grocery shop for one person.

**needs carrots** **can only buy them in metric tons** **feels guilty** **throws them all away when you forget about them, anyway**
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**needs carrots** **can only buy them in metric tons** **feels guilty** **throws them all away when you forget about them, anyway**

3. When you're in a tight spot, there's no one around to save the day.

It's all fun and games until the power goes out and you hear spooky sounds.
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It's all fun and games until the power goes out and you hear spooky sounds.

4. It's up to you to fix a lot of things, which SUCKS.

And clean it all, too.
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And clean it all, too.

5. And there's no one around to talk to, so you end up spending a lot of time on your phone.

It's your connection to the outside world.
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It's your connection to the outside world.

6. A cockroach sighting can inspire mortal terror.

"Hey Mom? Oh wait..."
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"Hey Mom? Oh wait..."

7. And getting locked out is an actual nightmare.

Because you had to get that deadlock, didn't you...
Yuiko Abe / BuzzFeed

Because you had to get that deadlock, didn't you...

8. But the absolute worst part? Being sick and stuck in bed — with no one around to take care of you.

BRB really rethinking this independence thing.
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BRB really rethinking this independence thing.

This post was translated from Japanese.

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