live your own life

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live (one's) own life

To act, think, or behave independently; to be true to one's own interests, judgments, and beliefs, independent of the opinions or influences of others. I've never once worried about where you would end up after finishing school. Even from a young age, you've always lived your own life. I'm sick of being expected to follow in his footsteps as this great musician—I just want to live my own life!
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live your own life

follow your own plans and principles; be independent of others.
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You are suspicious of her motives but she cannot stop you from living your own life and she could become a fantastic asset - providing child care and giving your children an extra dimension of love that is sadly not coming from their father.
then when you hit a rocky patch you're not together, you're already living your own life, you're on location, an all of a sudden that person over there looks fantastic," he said.
Living your own life in your own way is rewarding."
This is the time to start living your own life. Get some interests and hobbies, travel, spend time with friends, pamper yourself.
If he doesn't change then you should start living your own life and he'll probably miss you.
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