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I Am Afraid of Change

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 Jan 23, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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. Iā€™m about to get...
    30Forward 30Forward 31-35 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Not sure whether it's just me but I find myself really limited in what I can do and how I socially interact with people because I'm afraid of what they'll think of me and how that...
    ThatAwkwardOne ThatAwkwardOne 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I want to experience relationships. I have crushes and everything but I'm afraid I won't ever get to date someone in my high school life because of my race. My school is pretty...
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Seems like lately a lot has been changing in my life. Friends that I thought would always be there for me are nowhere to be seen. I find myself colder, caring less about people and...
    boringlyawesome boringlyawesome 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    The other day I had to get completely changed in a group changing room. There were a few other guys there. Being naked in front of people is no big deal to me (I'm a nudist and...
    19andNaked 19andNaked 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    It's already happened so many times before. And it feels like it's getting continually worse. Now that my dad's 3 years has been served, so many things have changed... I just don't...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Sooner or later we all die. Regardless of whether or not you believe in life after death or the end of your conscious' existence, it's hard to deny that time goes on. Others will...
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    I was reading through stories on EP this afternoon, when it suddenly hit me that so many of those stories were actually about fear: fear of loneliness, fear of change, fear of...
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    I'm scared of my emotions, and I don't know what to do. I try to fight them, to lock them away, or eliminate them, but no matter what I do, no matter how logical I try to be, I can...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    It happened to me in elementary school and middle school. My issues started in elementary so I got rejected a lot cause of certain things so I was a loner basically. My problems...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I sit and ***** and moan but I do nothing about it. I think it's time to make some changes. I just wish I weren't so afraid.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Since I was a little kid there were some dreams had that I knew couldn't come true. That I couldn't learn how to fly, that no matter how much I learned that I would never be smart...
    NegroLeo NegroLeo 18-21 Jul 23

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    I am afraid of being rejected like I'm afraid of being open about my fetish. It's a terrifying experience when I think I'm gonna be rejected to the point that I won't do certain...
    ILF777 ILF777 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    For some reason, I have become afraid of almost everything. I'm afraid of eye contact, and I am afraid to speak up in public. Wherever I go, I can't help but feel afraid. Whenever...
    PastaPyro567 PastaPyro567 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everything around me is falling apart...we all live in fear...When you live In a war zone everything else looks insignificant ...I live in iraq...I have watched so many people die...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Rejection, regardless of who it comes from, makes me question who I am, who people want me to be, what I did wrong. Then I change, I become desperate and cling to the person who...
    SilentJamie SilentJamie 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 2

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    I feel like I have so much to lose. I keep so many memories locked away and would consider myself a pack rat of good times. I write down things that make me laugh and things that...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I need to get out of my own head and start to live life again this is a make or break situation. Once again i find myself in a situation that scares me half to death and i am...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    You know the movie notebook? The vow? The ugly truth? Etc I'm sure you do I don't know why but those movies just make me feel so alone like why can't I find a man like that? Is he...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm afraid of getting close to others or having a new best friend because my best friend died over a year ago. Not only that, I have had lots of friends who have died. Others, I...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 18

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    For various reasons: I'm afraid of child birth, I'm afraid of raising them wrong and not being able to care for them properly, and when I'm being honest with myself, sometimes I'm...
    NoYourComstock NoYourComstock 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I love trying new things! I like change :)
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I get so nervous and tensed and even no sleep when know someone i care about or love, feel sad or committing suicide as feel like i failed in rescuing or protecting all of them. I...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have an intense fear of rejection. I've reached the point where I don't even try to make new friends because I'm afraid if they don't like me then they'll judge me or make fun of...
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Platonic or romantic, I can't seem to hold lasting relationships. So many people have left me in such awful ways that I have trouble imagining people wanting to stay. Of course...
    Gold81 Gold81 18-21, F a week ago

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    People see me but not for me. They see a quiet, shy girl,one that rather keep to herself then be surrounded by people. That may be what I look like on the outside but I'm anything...
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I crave the deepest connections with others, yet I'm too afraid to let anyone in. I love to socialize, I love to make friends, and I have a boyfriend. But that true connection has...
    laurennhem laurennhem 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I just never ever been afraid from dying as it is life as no one stay alive forever, right!. I just saw a lot of funerals in my life and lost a lot in my 35 years as my life been...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I would like to go out and find a guy and build a meaningful relationship. I'm just tired of being lonely and not having the affection and the closure and such that comes with a...
    ems350z ems350z 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    Im not afraid to speak my mind i will tell you how it is straight to your face šŸ’ for the people who are afraid, what have you got to lose?
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm not afraid of it, doesn't mean I like it or I visit it, but I'm not afraid of it.
    ElizaKate ElizaKate 16-17, F Jul 13

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