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I Am Afraid of Growing Old Alone

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    Eh

    It worries me alot...I really want to share my life with someone until the end of time...
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    :(

    I dont wanna be alone :( I wish, I could fall for some one that I could see myself with. Forever. What if i had a dog? I wouldnt exactly be alone, but, what if i died at home? The poor fella would be all alone and maye starve to death :( I know im only 19. But, we can all...
    HangingTree HangingTree 18-21, M 1 Response May 23, 2010

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    I'm Staying In A Horrible Marriage Because I Am Sooo Afraid Of Growing Old Alone!!

    I am two years into my 2nd marriage, and am completely miserable, lonely and depressed all the time whenever my husband is around. I have no friends, the few I did have before I got married, my husband managed to drive them all away. I've been trying for the last 6 years to get...
    MarriedLonelyandChildless MarriedLonelyandChildless 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    Over Sixty and Alone

    THE WORST THING ABOUT GROWING OLD ALONE IS NOT BEING ABLE TO SHARE LOVE AND COMPANIONSHIP. BEING ALONE IN ITSELF CAN BE RELAXING AT TIMES. BUT, A CONSTANT DIET OF IT IS NOT GOOD MENTALLY. I'VE BEEN ALONE FOR A YEAR AND THE ONLY REASON I'M STILL SANE IS BECAUSE OF A...
    Rockjaw Rockjaw 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2008

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    Lonely Start

    Even though I'm young the pain of feeling inadequate is quite real. I worry a lot of the time about being alone forever. While watching all my peers have at least one good relationship, I've been like the outsider. I always try my hardest, but every guy I've been with has left me...
    nerdbabe102 nerdbabe102 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Totally Depressing And Pathetic Life

    After my daughter in law was so horrible to me I decided that was it . No more.then I felt really sad they had said I could live close to them so I planned to find work close by and a house but the work did not pan out and she was so awful to me I realized it wasn't going to...
    englishgardener englishgardener 66-70 3 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    Daily Struggle

    this has always been my number one fear, possibly my only fear ='( I know i have my friends but its not the same as finding that special someone who you want and crave like no other, the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Being a shy guy its not always been...
    MiracleWhipTrickster MiracleWhipTrickster 18-21, M 14 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    Woke Up With Anxiety 1 Morning

    I know that right now I am young and to my knowledge healthy, but this growing alone fear just consumed me one morning and I woke up crying uncontrollably.  I think I made myself panic at the thought of my parents being gone because I don't have any other family or children...
    always333 always333 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2009

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    Alone

    I'll be 36 this week.  Every year for as long as I can remember, I've blown out the candles on my cake and wished for love.   In 36 years, I've only experienced love, real love with one man for a span of 4 years.  The aftermath is that 10 years after...
    nurseK72 nurseK72 36-40 5 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    Same Here

    I am 38 years old.Don't have many good decent friends.Have family problems.I have a best friend.But i live in  IL and she lives in Cali.Have never dated much.Thought i was in love once 11 years ago.But ended up in a abusive relationship.I just wish i could find a guy to...
    shan12stones shan12stones 36-40, F Nov 10, 2008

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    Of Course You Can Be With Someone and Alone At the Same Time!

    I've been lonely in crowds because the only place that I live in is really between my ears.  The rest of the world intrudes through my senses and if I'm not touching someone I'm not sure they really exist.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    We had this question on yes...

    We had this question on yesterday's survey.?????????
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 20, 2009

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    Its Gonna Happen...

    the thought of being alone and growing old alone terrifies me. i had thought that i had met my soulmate, my yin to my yang... there was no doubt that it was going to be me and her hand in hand, her and me against the world. we were eachothers last chance to ge it right...
    unbalanced23 unbalanced23 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    Pretty Scary

    I have no problem being alone in my youth and middle age... in fact, I prefer it! No one to answer to, no one to judge you or nag you or expect you to entertain them. No in-laws, no step-kids, no arguments, etc. Sounds great to me!But I'll admit, it does scare me to think of...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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    Surviving the Back Side of 50

    Seems like I just woke up one day and I was 50 and alone.  It just happened so fast.  My best friend, soul mate, love of my life left me for other women because I got breast cancer and he wanted "women with normal breasts".  He just could not get through...
    roxiesmom roxiesmom 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    I Feel It Comin As A Breeze

    First, I know how to cook, so I can cook for my love everyday and she won't have to be tired or hurt by using knives...making her impressed is all I want, besides her charming smile :D But hey! who am I kidding? I'll live alone, stay alone, and even die alone as an unknown foo in...
    adamwillis adamwillis 18-21, M Jun 15, 2011

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    Creepy

    I am terrfried of losing my husband. I dont ever want to be alone. I always do sometime wonders though what it would be like if I was on my own right now.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Feb 19, 2008

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    Too Old to Be Young, Too Young to Be Old...

    Hi all, I am 61 -62 in June.  I retired and moved from my roots in April last year and am still feeling floaty. Sometimes I don't care if I'm to be alone the rest of my life as I've spent most of it (all but five years) alone anyway - unwillingly so, but here I am, still...
    jodi1946 jodi1946 61-65, F 10 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    At The Brink Of 30

    At the brink of 30, caught in a maze of married friends, pregnant friends and friends with 4 year old Kids. Leftovers are people currently planning their marriage and well, me. A 28 year old who has had numerous previous relAtionships but just never found myself wanting or...
    Stillsylph Stillsylph 26-30 Apr 27, 2012

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    Nothing Scarier

    Nothing scarier than imagining losing my wife and trying to go on without her
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Dec 5, 2009

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    What Kind Of Person Am I?

    To be alone......wondering if and when it'll happen to me.  How is my life going to finally turn out or is it evolving everyday?  I just wonder when a true test of "ME" really comes...what kind of woman am I.  Will I have the strength to really endure...
    always333 always333 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    I Do Too...

    I'm 26, & though I'm not necessarily close too that "growing old" point in my life yet, I still worry about it. I've spent my entire life alone & fear I'll spend the rest of it the same way. I try to think positive thoughts about everything...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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    Early Start

    Even though I am only 18 I worry often that I will spend forever alone. I've watched all of my peers have at least one good relationship, while I have been alone. Every guy that I've ever started anything with has left me for another girl. I know I'm young, but the pain of being...
    Nerdbabe101 Nerdbabe101 18-21 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    This Is One of the Few Fear...

    This is one of the few fears I  have, I  don't want to be alone when I  hit old age.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    Haven't Kissed A Girl In Over 4yrs!

    I haven't even been on a date in over 5yrs and the last time I held a woman was x-mass eve in her boyfriends driveway after work when I followed her home from the party she and I were close friends and I had expressed my feelings for her a week prior at a mutual friends party...
    Edlargo Edlargo 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    Bleak Future

    I never used to be worried about being old and alone but recently it has become a horrible nagging thought. I'm a 40 year old single male. I used to be married but my ex was a liar and a cheat. I threw myself into that marriage as I thought a man should. I moved away from home so...
    Coffee71 Coffee71 36-40, M 3 Responses May 18, 2012

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    Me Too

    Let's say thats really bothering me. I'm going 35 4 months from now. I have 2 kids and already separated, sometimes I thought that it stops me from a having a partner bec I hav a face and a good personality. I don't know why until now lovelife so aloof from me. I have suitors...
    msbrix27 msbrix27 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    Not A Promising Outlook

    I read some of the stories on here and people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are talking about growing old alone. I am 52, alone and at this point feel as though this is how I will spend the rest of my life. When I was in my 20s-40s, I never gave a thought to growing old alone. I...
    jlitzenb jlitzenb 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    Life

    Now that I'm in the process of leaving my husband, I'm extremely scared of never finding love again.  I fell in love with an amazing man recently and I'm afraid we'll never be together.  I'm afraid of never being touched in a loving way again, never feeling another...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    No Easy Way To Grow Old

    I'm a 62-year-old man with no children, living alone for 21 years since I divorced a woman who was my companion but not my lover. I'm still working and my finances are sound, but the older I get the more I worry about aging and dying alone. I'm used to taking care of myself...
    wkohler wkohler 61-65, M Nov 17, 2013

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    The rain is coming down heavily. The neighborhood is quiet. It's October and it marks a full 2 years and 2 months of being single. It's been 2 months since I've made any physical...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I got stuck and don't know how to overcome it. I am esperiencing this problem since the beginning of highschool. Now it has been 7 years or maybe more and I'm still trying to get...
    Unkyy Unkyy 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I'm 24 years old I have a massive problem with commitment I lack that something that makes everyone else commit. I think it might be because I love my freedom too much but at the...
    alex6327 alex6327 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    What can I possibly say about this. Yes, I am terrified of ending up alone. I do stupid, idiotic things to prevent that from happening. The people I befriended run all over me...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I don't like being alone, because that's the moment my thoughts start getting darker, my heart feel heavy and my life becomes a waste of everything. When I'm alone every little...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I just want to relax with someone and be able to pet their nice soft fluffy hair and to cuddle for a long time without ever worrying that they're gonna leave.
    Aepeth Aepeth 16-17, F Sep 27

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    Words can't explain how confused, or scared I am of dying, once we die, we are gone. Forever. Will we even remember anything? Probably not. Because we won't be anything. A piece of...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    💕Growing old with some one you love is Priceless 
    Iamhere26 Iamhere26 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    [ Sorry for being so brief... I just typed out a few paragraphs, and for some reason it didn't post ] Basically, I am afraid of growing up. I'm 18 years old and I graduated...
    DisgustingGoat DisgustingGoat 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    This! This is my biggest fear of all when it comes to my social anxiety. I can't take being rejected. It kills me inside. It makes me feel like I'm not good enough. :( It makes...
    rdawes rdawes 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It's taboo but I can't help it. I do love older guys & when I say older I mean 20+, older guys have experience and they know how to talk to girls & they know what they want and...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    When I was growing up, I was told two things, both of which I am starting to believe are lies. The first, is that there is someone out there for everyone. Simple lie to give...
    AnubisRising AnubisRising 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm 30 years old and i'm single for 2 years now....... I am someone who has a very low self esteem and that's why i'm really really afraid that i'm going to end up alone. I'm the...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    No to really old guys, just a bit older than me maybe 5 or 6 years. They seem to be so much more cool and mature to me. Most boys of my age are just stupid and silly. They just...
    SweetNatalie SweetNatalie 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    So i fall and rejected and loves to reject people .. I still don't know whats wrong with me .. Am i not attractive .. Why do those guys i liked never like me back .. How come you...
    Christinamayday Christinamayday 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I'm afraid that I'll end up alone. I'm afraid of being sad for the rest of my life. I'm afraid of bugs. I'm afraid my mother will get tired of me- that EVERYONE will get tired of...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Going alone! Thats a horrible thought for me... I wont move out unless im going to live with someone else but never on my own no way! I would feel so lonely living on my own plus...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I am so alone and I hate it! Growing up my family moved a lot and during my whole childhood I had been to 8 different schools and I've never had any friends to play with. I...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    I know that I am young. I have my whole life ahead of me. I'll meet the right guy someday. Blah blah blah. I believe all of it,I do...but in the back of my mind I have this fear of...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I to am afraid that I will end up alone and it seems that more likely to happen
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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