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I Am Afraid of Change

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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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    I thought moving away from California

    when I turned 18 would be ideal. I went to Texas to stay with my Aunt in hopes of making a better life for myself. instead i found the same dysfunction as I had when I was living with my parents in California. I ended up doing meth and getting myself into debt. i am now back in...
    halohaley halohaley 18-21, F Feb 7, 2015

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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, F Apr 4, 2011

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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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    I'm a pretty big, strong man.

    But change is hard for me. I just closed on a condo and will be living on my own for the first time. But I have already been a renter and have always lived with someone, so this is new to me. I walked into my new home today and felt anxious instead of excited. I have never...
    BigHryRomeo BigHryRomeo 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 26, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Change is an extremely difficult thing

    for me to accept and face. Empathy is a very strong trait within my personality, I am the type of person that always gets fond of people and places, therefore when I need to say goodbye to someone or someplace, it is extremely difficult and I usually have a very hard time...
    Maniueru Maniueru 26-30, M Sep 13, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The only constant in ones life is

    that everything is ever-changing. Sometimes I find myself paralyzed by the thought of change. Although I'm outgoing and spontaneous (at times) I am also a creature of habit. The fear of making the wrong decision, and the impact it will have on my future often deters me from...
    itsallnewstome itsallnewstome 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2015

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    I've never actually had a real relationship. no girlfriend or boyfriend nothing. I've done everything else but never committed. It freaks me out. I feel like I'm claustrophobic...
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    sxylaura sxylaura 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Its kind of funny, all my life. Every girl I was ever the least bit interested in...was always taken or unavailable. I tend to get stuck on one girl for a while and not really feel...
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    YES! They certainly are! Hahaha it's so awesome too! I wanted to post this because I speak my mind on ep in a lot of debates about men, animals women's rights and so on. I...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm afraid, ok? I admit it, I'm afraid, Afraid of what you may ask? I don't know, Afraid of knowing, Afraid of having the chance to get hurt, That's why I never let people come...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to be afraid of being alone but I realise you have to be happy with your lot and being alone because being in a relationship will not bring long lasting love and the...
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    I'm not afraid to say Jesus Christ is Lord.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If I had things to do over, oh my where would I start? I live my life wondering about what could have been, what should have been! I have regrets in how I've handled things and how...
    couldashoulda69 couldashoulda69 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    The cover image for this experience is offensive and inaccurate. Can someone, possibly staff, please change it? It does not represent this group at all.
    brandonflowers brandonflowers 16-17 1 Response 6 days ago

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    No one should be afraid of this. Everyone is different and i have met so many people who couldn't be more different to one another..
    SubmissiveKitty09 SubmissiveKitty09 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Chagos Chagos 36-40, M a week ago

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    I used to be afraid to talk about what I feel and how I feel about my sexuality. Not so much anymore. It isnt healthy to not discuss your sexuality.
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    Ever since I was young, school had always been extremely hard for me. I've lived all over Arizona, and changed school districts at least 8 times up until 8th grade. Middle school...
    NinaPants97 NinaPants97 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I hate that I fall for someone so quickly... I've never been in love but this man that I'm dating now I think it's real && I think that I'm falling for him... Of course I'm afraid...
    NaturallyRomantic NaturallyRomantic 22-25, F Feb 4

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    Initially, I started out working and was employed by babies r us. I had close acquaintances, I did good work and never had a problem. Everything was going fine, until a Hurricane...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 4

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    well you shouldn't be afraid of what people think cause what people think doesn't matter ??
    donnylevi511 donnylevi511 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    The fact that I am afraid of commitment because of being walked away from once I put my all into it... I constantly drive people away!!! Sad but it's true
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