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I Am Afraid of Change

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    Certain Changes

    I do not do well with change. I don't like change.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Not Change So Much...

    Change requires making a decision and making a decision requires taking a chance and doing something. The change that I can affect I don't and the change that just happens leaves me stressed and insecure.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M Dec 7, 2010

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    Why Must It Change?

    I can deal with little changes, except when there's a big change involved. If something big changes, I notice every little change that happens in my life. At some point it'll become to much and I break down and cry, though this doesn't happen often. I just can't see why such big...
    ReginaMeK ReginaMeK 13-15, F Dec 1, 2010

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    Cha Cha Changes.....

    I used to love change. The excitement of venturing out and trying something new. Or did I? I have come to realize that live is all about perception. What I perceive a situation to be is what I decide it actually is.Right now I am in a place of things changing. I’m about to get...
    30Forward 30Forward 31-35 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Something New

    I honestly am the type of person that likes to have life figured out. now, the day to day stuff I am fine with something spontaneous happening .. I actually love that, but as for my future I'm pretty set on the way I want things to be.. and it's so scary because I recently just...
    thedancer03 thedancer03 18-21, F Nov 7, 2013

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    Safe...

    As 'safe' doesn't apply to me anymore, I 'settle' in rituals, patterns false security etc. Change, it is not familiar to me, so I see it as being a burden, taking me to a place where I am not prepared. I can't not be prepared, I need to plan for anything, and when it gets to a...
    hurtandpain hurtandpain 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    My Husband Is Changing... I Am Afraid

    I have been married to a wonderful man for 19 years.  We have always seemed to be a good match.  Yes, we've had our arguments, we are both stubborn and headstrong, but I have always thought we were a good match.  In the past few years we have gone through some...
    musing musing 41-45, F 3 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Change

    I like status quo. You already know what is in store for you. Sometimes though, it's not good enough and changes must be effected. Most of the time, changes are done by force.I feel a lot of changes right now. Changes in the house, changes in the family, changes in the tasks...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 Jan 23, 2013

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    Its An Obsession Of Mine

    the last time i changed, my life fell to hell. and everyone i use to love, hated me. So i have a good reason to fear it. not that i can stop it from happening though, lol, so its a pointless ******* fear.
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F Oct 21, 2010

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    Yes And No

    I've always been afraid of change - I like the routine my seemingly uncomplicated life brings me -, but I also need it.  And that is the big paradox in my life: fear versus longing.  So when will I be able to let go of that fear and make the changes that could finally...
    KittyKatty KittyKatty 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    I Need A Push

    This is the one thing about me which truly bothers me the most. I am so scared of change and it completely rules my life. I am not driven to have a career (or even get a job) or go any study or just about do anything! This is turning in such a big issue for me it's insane. When...
    EverSparkling EverSparkling 18-21, F Nov 2, 2011

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    Really Afraid Of Change

    I've spent the past three weeks in a deep depression, because my sister's dog died (after more than 10 years), my sister left for the navy in October, my dad is 51 this year, and I'm in my junior year of high school and going to be 17 in two months. In my mind it felt like...
    toohonestforowngood toohonestforowngood 18-21, F Dec 28, 2009

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    I Am Afraid...

    I am afraid of change because I think something bad will come from it. However, I know that change can make things less boring. I dont like going outside, so I am always on the computer. I decided that I would start having conversations with people online for once. Now I am...
    bellaunq bellaunq 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2011

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    Im so afraid. Its the one thing that scares me the most. i have a hard time holding on to people. I just, drift away. Growing up i was isolated and i went through a lot. And it...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hate,loathe it,despise it.I have a fear of change just the word scares me,I hate anything that will shake my little comfort zone that i seem to hang on to for dear life..Fear is...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Jan 7

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    I was born in a different country. My adoptive parents gave me a new name. Annie Brynnel. I absolutely hate it. People call me Orphan Annie. it really hurts cuz I actually was in...
    RileyRed RileyRed 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am afraid of dying I am afraid of losing my family I am afraid of guns I am afraid of people who have guns I am afraid of spiders I am afraid of anything that has more than 4...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    Im not afraid actually. I have treated it and have been since 2011. I have exposed myself to many situations where I could be rejected. It is something painful but only at first...
    daddyinasuit2 daddyinasuit2 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I was 12 years old when I and thirty other kids were waiting outside in front of the school. It was the first week of secondary school. In a few minutes we would bike to a nearby...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    I'm afraid so much now of my love
    halyona halyona 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I've met this guy at work..... he's really sweet and kind (makes a change from the guys I usually end up with) he likes me and I like him back and I think he's taking his time and...
    Llyla Llyla 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I joined this group only after knowing myself I am one among the above Everyone has their own way and has their uniqueness but some change themselves at some point of time fearing...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Three years ago, I was engaged to a guy who later on turned abusive physically and emotionally. The relationship lasted over two years and it ended because my ex fiance cheated on...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend told me today that he wants to live in my city...halfway across the globe from where he lives. It made me so happy, as it was what I was hoping for because it means...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just found out that I am pregnant. I shouldn't even be ABLE to have kids with my body issues, But whatever higher power is there deemed that I have a child. Right now. With that...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I am not afraid of dying, due to being suicidal in the past. I am not afraid of sadness because of depression. I am not afraid of being alone because I'm a loner. I'm not afraid to...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I am afraid of many things in life. I am afraid of failure/success. I am afraid of being loved. I am getting better at learning to be loved. I am not sure what I am doing to make...
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Yup another New Years Eve and the first kiss I get is from the dog. Nothing changes.
    brady120378 brady120378 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I am afraid of the new year and what I'll have to face. I have some sense of what will happen and I know I'm not prepared. I am afraid that I'll push more people away. Most of all...
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    My ex beat my on multiple occasions over nothing. He has his issues but I really don't care to explain away his behaviors anymore. All I know is that he brutalized me, over and...
    thirdgirl thirdgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I've been lied to and I've been hurt a lot throughout my life. I worry that I will never be able to trust people again. I'm afraid to bring new people into my life, I'm afraid to...
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    A lot of the time, I honestly feel like to be socially accepted, I have to live up to (or down to) standards that I'm not comfortable with. I feel like, to be with the cool...
    Caleb54 Caleb54 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Do you know that feeling? You get to know someone, start to like her and all of sudden: Gone. Never heard from her since and I have the feeling that this won't change...
    SorrowSong SorrowSong 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I admire people like this because it reminds me of who I can become, I used to think I'd never achieve anything, but then. did, I got straight a's and I'm proud of it. I am me, and...
    uramothafucka uramothafucka 13-15, F Jan 8

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    I'm afraid to grow up. I'm scared everything will fall. I'm terrified that I'll end up poor and become a failure. I'm afraid I'll be in debt my whole life. I barely even know what...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 10

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    Story Time: (Warning: This is kinda long) I will not be saying anyone's names in case anyone on here goes to my school. These are wonderful people, inspiring people, and I respect...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I started casually messing around with this man, but then I actually fell in love with him. He fell first and I was the one begging him not to fall in love cause I am afraid. Now...
    LonerLifeLiving LonerLifeLiving 22-25, F Jan 13

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    Overwhelmed and bruised by such a day as the one I'd been dragged through, I crawled to bed utterly defeated and left with thoughts of detriment. Somehow, self hatred had gained...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    After many years amassing countless hours rummaging through a variety of WebMD articles online, and any ruling out a multitude of various rare medical conditions based on a...
    bluemountains36 bluemountains36 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    At times I experience an episode of depression, and I always overthink, especially after I had to meet people and socialize and stuff. I am afraid of people and what they think...
    24moonlight 24moonlight 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't understand why people try to be something they're not just so they can impress people or fit in . A lot of people act all prim and proper and lie about things they like...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not that I am afraid but rather I know someone who is afraid of getting close to me. We met online and right from the start we connected. We had a great time chatting online and...
    freestyler605 freestyler605 22-25, M Jan 3

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    i dont know why, i just.. afraid to be alone, rejection, i'm afraid that if there's no one love me..
    preciouscrx preciouscrx 13-15 Jan 4

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    For two years I've been nothing but hurt by people. I've lost the last person in my life because I couldn't let him in. It's not that I'm afraid, I'm not afraid of anything. I just...
    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Couldnt find a suitable headline for this, so this will do i think. My problem is that i am a bit shy, not because im afraid of people, but im afraid of people rejecting me...
    mannenspeci mannenspeci 22-25, M Jan 5

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    Too many of us hide behind a mask afraid to show the world who we are out of fear and the possibility of rejection. The people that are unabashedly themselves despite what others...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    So there's this girl that I am acquainted with from a class in high school last year. We only talked a couple times and she was one of the more popular girls in my class. She seems...
    Andre195 Andre195 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 9