I Am Afraid of Getting Old and Ugly

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    yeah if i'm not dead by 30 I'll kill myself

    before i get old fat and ugly
    DekuLinkxx DekuLinkxx
    22-25, F
    Mar 24, 2016

    Being Pretty, And Fear Of Age Leading Me To Self-Hatred. Terrified And Ashamed.

    I am a 35 year old woman living in what has been called "the shallowest city on Earth" by maintstream Western media, and I work in entertainment - in a job that I truly love. Needless to say, I feel mounting pressure to maintain my appearance as I age. I am encouraged to do so...
    Samsara1 Samsara1
    1 Response Apr 3, 2013

    I am only a teenager

    so this might sound crazy, but this is one of my biggest fears. im afraid that when im old i wont be loved and ill regret my life. i wanna live a happy and fun life, but i also want to prepare for my future. the years have been passing by so fast and i feel like one day i will...
    Lostinthoughtandimissu Lostinthoughtandimissu
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    Already There

    well,i'm already old and uglifying rapidly. is this fair that people degenerate both mentally and physically? things are supposed to improve with time. but babies are beautiful,children are cute, young adults get to be hot (god,i want to be hot) and then it's just down hill. you...
    grossness grossness
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Oct 8, 2009

    Fear! And Sadness

    I dont guess anyone else feels this way because no one has ever said they feel like this, but my feeling on getting old are so much different than what I thought they would be. I always said I wanted to age gracefully and be wise and lovely. Well, that is not how I feel. I am...
    whitefether whitefether
    61-65, F
    10 Responses Jan 2, 2011

    Ugh I just went out on Friday with some girls

    from work. I was the oldest from the bunch. I am 31 and the girls were all in their early to mid 20s. I felt so old. I didn't know any of the songs playing at the bars, and I could barely keep up with them walking in much shorter heels! God, how I wish I was still in my twenties...
    girlygirlyNurse girlygirlyNurse
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2013


    Hi, I just turned 40, and just a few years ago, My face and figure were allmost flawless, suddenly one day it was like the ugly fairy came and cursed me in my sleep, suddenly my tiny frame is getting fat and I have these ugly bags on my uppercheekbones under my eyes, the skin on...
    imhomely2 imhomely2
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2012
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