Growing up as a child, you look up to adults with a sense of awe and trust. They know exactly what they are doing. Adults have got it all under control and will make sure that everything works just as it should. Stepping into adulthood is going to be great!

Well, as we all know by now, that notion is nothing but a big fat charade. Adults are as clueless as kids half the time. Why didn’t they prepare us for actual life problem-solving? It turns out that there are a ton of unpleasant and unexpected discoveries that come with adulting. Instead of teaching algebra, religion, and other useless subjects, prepare us for some of the grim everyday problems of adult life instead!

A Twitter thread kick-started by Lauren Chanel Allen, people have been sharing their own funny problems that nobody has prepared them to meet. At times hilarious, insightful, and relatable, this list compiled by Bored Panda definitely makes for entertaining reading.

Scroll down below to check the best Tweets out for yourself, and feel free to leave your own in the comments!

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#1

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RSWestmoreland Report

Lara L.
Community Member
2 years ago

Old bodies and scars in their soul

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#2

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mayhemmyles Report

Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
2 years ago

It's just much harder managing that when you live alone than with a larger family. Even the smallest portions can be a lot for a single person. My mom never had trouble with that when she cooked for us 4. Now that she's living alone, she's having these problems too.

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#3

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

I find this to be a very comforting feeling.

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#4

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

My dad used to always say this and I thought it was just something old people thought. Youth is truly wasted on the young.

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#5

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kasiakatie Report

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

Story of my life. Even when you make relatively okay money, every fucking thing is so so sooo expensive.

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#6

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, really? Maybe you should change jobs if you feel like you want to die or need to find excuses not to go! Working isn't that bad! I mean, of course it depends on each person's job, personal motivation, and other factors such as possible illnesses (I'm thinking of depression), but weren't you already more or less used to this sort of morning routine when you went to school? High school? University?

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#7

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep. That's a sad one too. But life goes on....

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#8

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CassRMorris Report

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm 73. When i was younger, both my parents advised me to always have younger people among my friends. i have found this to be very wise advice.

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#9

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CallMeKeV_ Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

Or carpets.cookers.beds....Infact ANYTHING that you grow up using and surrounded by ..How did your parents afford all this stuff???

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#10

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LawlessLessons Report

Lara L.
Community Member
2 years ago

5-6 weeks in my country ;) and those are paid.

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#11

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amygarvey Report

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
2 years ago

i finally put together a four week turn-around menu. It took ages but now i know ahead of time everything we'll be having for dinner.

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#12

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Daniescent Report

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS

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#13

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RushiXO Report

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 years ago

The best math class I took was business math. My dad didn't want me to but I had a hard time in pre-algebra in middle school. Business math was the same level as pre-algebra, but it was applied math. That was one of the most useful classes I took. I have always done my own taxes, even when the return was still on paper. I do wish they'd gone into stocks & mutual funds and that type of thing. We got a bit of that in economics in high school, but not nearly as much when you figure how much it can affect your life.

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#14

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Outraged_Poet Report

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

Seriously. It’s like we just assumed healthiness was standard.

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#15

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Master Markus
Community Member
2 years ago

Learn to cook, man!

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#16

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3CarryOnItems Report

Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't love my field of work, but I get by by enjoying being useful. Can do most jobs that way.

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#17

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o_ceifero Report

Julie Trepkau
Community Member
2 years ago

Sleep is like the Lochness Monster...

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#18

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DispatcherDoce Report

Rainbo
Community Member
2 years ago

This :( I lost a really good friend because once she became a mom, she had no time for me. And she was jealous of all the fun things I was doing in life (because I don't have kids) so she stopped being my friend.

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#19

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Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

Some people are very good at taking things for granted. Those people usually end up being alone.

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#20

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sololuzypaz Report

Sarah Figini
Community Member
2 years ago

This needs to be higher. I see so many friends and relatives (and i did it for a while too until i realised how damaging it was) holding onto grudges from things that happened to them when they were kids.

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#21

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Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
2 years ago

The more prepared for a rainy day you are, the less they'll come. After all it's not a rainy day if you're fully expecting it.

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#22

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Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

Unfortunately.

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#23

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Risa Lovee
Community Member
2 years ago

This makes me sad... :(

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#24

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sophiahelix Report

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooooooh yeah.... That one is exhausting.... *sigh*

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#25

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BeingPerry Report

Erin Sheppard
Community Member
2 years ago

wait. I should be washing my curtains? really?

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#26

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thouarthat Report

Lara L.
Community Member
2 years ago

Still loving europe

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#27

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CameronETC Report

Victoria M-ski
Community Member
2 years ago

Sadly true

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#28

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Sarah Figini
Community Member
2 years ago

YES! feel like im always living for the weekend when i should be making the most of my weekday evenings just as much

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#29

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profblmkelley Report

A S Koziol
Community Member
2 years ago

And the feeling of fear that comes with this responsibility. Are you really helping or are you just insulting them? And what if you are wrong? I really want an "owner's manual" for the human life.

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#30

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Jenn
Community Member
2 years ago

definitely!

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#31

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Echo
Community Member
2 years ago

Hell I cook every Night. Too bad that the good stuff I make is still bad for me. Seems everything is bad for you. Maybe I just need to eat less of it.

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#32

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Mark Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf? Speak proper English.

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#33

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AwkwardlyReeRee Report

Sarah Figini
Community Member
2 years ago

"Will I remember this fight in 5 years, will it still upset me?" probably not, so best let it go now

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#34

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Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, one of the good things. It took me 2 divorces to be happy with just me and not worry about what others think.

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#35

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_ItsMarisWorld_ Report

D.S. Watson
Community Member
2 years ago

When I had this epiphany it was both the most terrifying and the most liberating moment of my life.

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#36

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YaaSays Report

Isabel Care
Community Member
2 years ago

That means they get to make different mistakes first and you can learn from watching

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#37

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Kate Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

I could not agree more. Worse though when you might look like the bad guy because everyone around the toxic person either believes their manipulation or too new to knowing them

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#38

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Lilly
Community Member
2 years ago

After dealing with my own credit issues, I made sure my children were constantly told about the effects of bad credit. My 33 yr old & I just had this conversation 2 days ago--now he wishes he'd followed mom's advice!

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#39

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LadyT_TNT Report

Dixon's Mama
Community Member
2 years ago

It gets worse.

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#40

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Sam_Galanis Report

Isabel Care
Community Member
2 years ago

I take a deep breath, pretend to be someone who can cope, do what I need to do, go home and cry under the covers and sleep for a couple of days and do nothing else for weeks. Faking confidence has consequences. Friends are used to me being full on over the top when in public. It's how I cope. No sliding scale... full on or off. Usually chat via text, much calmer

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#41

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LawlessLessons Report

Oli Fong
Community Member
2 years ago

air is cheaper

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#42

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CleatEliteAnfro Report

Ann Palanzi-Lombardi
Community Member
2 years ago

yup...that about covers it...oh, and being 17 on the inside and 60 (yrs old) on the outside.

#43

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crstreff Report

Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
2 years ago

Correlation not causation

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#44

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Lara L.
Community Member
2 years ago

But you can make that easier for your children, if you accept a "no" from them then and when (when its not that important- f.e. no I don't want to go to grandma today is alright, no I don't want to brush my teeth/ go to school id not) so they get confident in saying what they really want

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#45

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alyssathorhamar Report

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 years ago

I rarely do this. I only do it now with my car insurance because that's the only way they will finance it, and they are good about giving me several warnings before they take out the money. I'm bad about forgetting things like that, and a few times I've had companies take out the money early and blow up my account.

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#46

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Betwila Report

D.S. Watson
Community Member
2 years ago

Or ever. Seriously, everyone is a hot mess.

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#47

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Kristel
Community Member
2 years ago

For me it feels like often is said "Dear naps, sorry I was mean to you when I was young.

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#48

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BeingBeeGee Report

DancingToMyself
Community Member
2 years ago

Honestly, the only one that scares me very much.

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#49

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DonnaTruly Report

Isabel Care
Community Member
2 years ago

Got laughed at for asking about pensions when I started working. Then laughed at by financial adviser for trying to get a pension when I earned so little ( they wanted 3 times my gross pay minimum to start a scheme) Still no pension and I'm closing in on retirement age

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#50

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Alysha Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

haha Yep my parents didn't prepare me for that one either. XD

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#51

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OhLU27 Report

Alysha Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes to the toilet paper stock. I've run out before. >.<

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#52

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

But... you're a tragic sandwich...

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#53

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nazan fidan
Community Member
2 years ago

i always wanted to be career woman when i was a little kid soooo fucking ambitious, and finally i am a career woman at my 26 now but turns out i wanted all the wrong things to be happy. I would've prefer to get married at a young age and being deeply in love, have kids with semi-domestic life would make me happier period.

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#54

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
2 years ago

I think nobody could ever imagine that you have to be prepared for "that".

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#55

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't get that one.

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#56

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JakiOsoo Report

Alysha Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Green smoothies. lol

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#57

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Derek_Snyder Report

Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, and how hard it is to actually claw your way out of it .. sometimes it can feel like one step forward, two steps back.

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#58

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ThisIsShardae Report

Lara L.
Community Member
2 years ago

I think, if I were an Americsn cititzen I would have tried to study abroad. Thwre you still have to pay a tuition but f.e. in Austria it is (for cititzens outside the oecd) about 1600 euro a year, thats affordable.

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#59

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jdeesla Report

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s not really that hard.

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#60

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#61

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dann9boy Report

Tiari
Community Member
2 years ago

Chronic non-mental illnesses are pretty cruel too, I have some of these among friends and family. Oh, and infertility...

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#62

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

My car was just totaled (while parked). Dealing with insurance has been a process, but not a very difficult one. The hardest part is just waiting for them to do the work so I can get my money.

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#63

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ThatPicard Report

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 years ago

My own parents didn't know about cleaning the lint filter in the clothes dryer. They had to call a repairman for it, and he told them it could have started a fire. My mom had always either gone to the laundromat or hung the clothes on the line, so she had no experience with that.

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#64

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RyleeField Report

Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

I still don't know how to do that. I just learned to smile and say 'Thank you', but I really don't believe them.

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#65

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AIL24 Report

#66

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LetMicahDown Report

Alice Galipo
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually got a decent return my first year filing.

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#67

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chinuebluez Report

Isabel Care
Community Member
2 years ago

Not slaughtering my co-workers with an axe

#68

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WhoElseButJah Report

Mont
Community Member
2 years ago

I get this

#69

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metamakesmusic Report

Alysha Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

LIFE should seriously be a course in school.

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#70

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SamuraiKnitter Report

Kristel
Community Member
2 years ago

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The first sentence! So annoying!

#71

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Isabel Care
Community Member
2 years ago

Love living alone. Used to go camping alone just to get away from people. Can't imagine having to share my space with anyone else. Is it allowable to get married and not cohabit?

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#72

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Sarah Figini
Community Member
2 years ago

always save and pay up front for it

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#73

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Especially when your waterchess looks like straight out of a typical American horror film. And I'm not even exaggerating. Uhm... My apologies to those reading this comment while eating. ^^