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I Am Scared Of Entering The Adult World

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    Still Very Unprepared

    I'm 28 years old, but still very unprepared for the adult world. I wasn't even prepared for the world of children when I was a child, & certainly not for the world of teenagers when I was a teen. Now that I'm 28 years old & have technically been an adult for ten years now, I am...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F May 2, 2010

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    I kind of dread the fact

    that one day I will be responsible for my making my own decisions and taking care of myself for real.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    Adult World Is A Big World

    i scared of how i'm gonna handle my life what if i take the wrong choices? what if i stay dependant of my family? what if i screw everything? !!!!!
    opentalk opentalk 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I use to have this feeling from a very early

    age, that is about 10 years old - even before I entered secondary school. (In the UK from 11 years up) As a lad I use to think how will I earn enough money to provide for myself and others when I become adult? What is it like being a parent? What will a wife be like etc etc...
    davex4 davex4 51-55, M May 28, 2015

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    Graduation Is Looming...

    In three weeks I graduate from college with honors and a bachelor of science degree. In many ways I am more prepared than the average college student for adult life. I already live on my own in my own apartment (paid for with the money I saved from my college fund by getting...
    Filler Filler 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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    Just The Beginning Of The Rest Of My Life.

    I'm scared but very excited. I cannot wait to reach my goals, of which i will do. I cannot wait for many things, the biggest of all i cannot wait to become and nurse of doctor. So overall im excited. Everything new you enter is going to be scary but you have to sail through that...
    girlinterrupted95 girlinterrupted95 16-17, F Jul 15, 2011

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    In 2.5 years life as I know it will be forever

    changed. After the childhood I've had it should be a welcome change, but I'm not one for change.
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    i am at that age, 19,

    where i'm considered an adult. i hate it. i love how my voice finally is worth something. i can say i work for my own money. i hate working 8 hours a day and with a bunch of ***** snobby women too. it's scary to think about getting my own place away from my family that i'm so...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    Seventeen.

    I am on the cusp of being a grown up. Doesn't it sound funny, when you think about how little experience you actually have, about how little you know about responsibility, about how small the vastness of high school has really been? And now that I've graduated, and I'm about to...
    leshistoires leshistoires 18-21 Oct 15, 2011

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    I'm Afraid And I Hate It.

    how to start.. hmm.. All my life, my parents have been overbaring. more so my mother of course. I live in a big home, and my dad has alot of money. it's not something I"m proud of in the slightest. because of it, it feels like I never was given the chance to grow up like I...
    vampgrl93 vampgrl93 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    I'm Terrified.

    I'm terrified. Partly because I leave for college in three short months. Partly because I have been experiencing a LOT of adult situations (ex. working 30+ hours a week, having to do my own laundry, make my own meals, etc.) But most of these things are because of the college...
    rk0315 rk0315 18-21, F Jun 20, 2010

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    I Am Scared!

    I'm also scared of this. I just graduated high school a couple months back. And now im gonna start college, dont know when, i havent signed up, but i just know i am. I chose college over a full time job cause basically, i wanna earn good money lol and be able to buy anything i...
    midnightxx midnightxx 16-17, M Nov 18, 2011

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    So technically I am an adult,

    but since I turned 15 almost five years ago I was dreading my 20th birthday and now that it's only a few months away. I'm freaking out. I don't know that I can handle the pressure of full on adulthood.
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2015

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    I'm So Scared

    since my i lost my father ;i feel so unprotected i feel like that every body now will try to hurt me cause i have no father anymore . if i have just little problem or it might  even be a problem i get scared and i don't know what to do i say "if my father was here he would help...
    auroragirl auroragirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    I Am Worried My Dreams Will Be Blown Away...

    I am not an adult yet.... I feel like I'm floating in a void of uncertainty, and no-one seems to be able to tell me what the best thing to do is.  I crave knowledge and experience, and I don't want to be limited in my understanding and endeavors. It scares me the way emphasis in...
    TheFretlessWhy TheFretlessWhy 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 24, 2011

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    Okay so the other day I was walking back to my dorm late at night by myself (I know I shouldn't have done that) and this guy I know told me a girl who was walking on crutches got...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 18-21 56 mins ago

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    I guess I am not ready for one. I don't know how to get to a place where I will be ready for one. This really sweet and attractive and lovely guy clearly wants to get to know me...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I scared for my mentality. I'm scared of myself. I'm scared that all these thoughts messing about in my head will their toll. I'm scared that I am wrong. I'm scared that I'm right...
    skeletoncliquetop skeletoncliquetop 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It all started quite early, I don't remember when. He wanted to "teach" me how to do stuff, like chopping wood, splitting it into manageable chunks and the like. I thought he was...
    FluttersJay FluttersJay 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    I would first like to draw attention to the word adult which I don't know whether to pronounce ad-ult or a-dolt. Dolt means stupid person, so that's probably it.. Also, adultery...
    Elspet Elspet 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know that most adults do not believe in fairy tale endings, but I beg to differ! When I met my husband, he made me feel like a princess, and he still does. When we met, I had...
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know that most adults do not believe in fairy tale endings, but I beg to differ! When I met my husband, he made me feel like a princess, and he still does. When we met, I had...
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    hi to all UK adult baby's I am trying to find friendship or relationship to settle down with someone who is genuine ones my age is 47 who is single at the moment. & hi a sissa...
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Wow....i did research after a friend of mine asked me if i was an indigo. Curious, i looked it up and turns out that i have a lot of the traits an indigo adult has.
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Me too BDSM theme very adult
    HunterC93 HunterC93 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    PSA: I'm using some rough words here. It occurred to me for the first time some 9 years ago that I was abused. I analyzed this in retrospect and this shocked me. Why did it shock...
    ramblingjules ramblingjules 26-30 1 Response Jan 27

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    I don't think this should be adults only.kids also have problems and need place to connect with people and shouldn't feel alone. but when i want to share something with people...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 27

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    I just noticed this group in my home feed. I felt like I needed to put up a post here. I've been putting up a bug front for six months about how I'm free now and single life is...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm from the Slurpee capital of the world. Manitoba was crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for the fifteenth year in a row in 2014. 7-Eleven stores across Winnipeg sell an...
    Beausejour Beausejour 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    It really annoys me when a user who is 18+ judges me, just based on the fact that I am under 18. They really do underestimate our knowledge. I've met other teens that understand...
    RainbowBlaze RainbowBlaze 13-15 6 Responses Jan 26

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    I'm scared of falling in love with the wrong person. I'm scared of being hurt, humiliated, and rejected. I still have hope that one day I will find that person, but I'm scared...
    sagespoo sagespoo 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    So I want to travel the world, see exotic locations, teach english in different countries and be happy abroad. BUT, I have major anxiety problems recently with is causing me to be...
    anxgirl anxgirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    hi would like if you adult babies to love me hi live in UK Kent area my age is 47 who is single trying to find relationship or friendship
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M Jan 25

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    Probably sounds weird, but my mom bought me some adult toys. She did it after she found out i was stealing hers and using them. haha. Embarrassing for sure, but worth it for those...
    ChloeLovesit ChloeLovesit 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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    Looking for a mommy, who preferably has an adult babygirl to take baffs and changes wiff...
    bigkidtrey bigkidtrey 26-30, M Jan 25

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    This is the first support group for overly dependent adult children of enabling parents. This group will focus on those having trouble keeping a job, functioning in this world...
    Iamb Iamb 31-35 Jan 25

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    so i really don't like being a room alone with older men. it scares me. when i was little I'd dress in layers all the time no matter what weather I'm in, it'll be extremely hot and...
    funkittyful funkittyful 18-21, F Jan 24

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    If you are not a believer that is fine but please don't spread negativity... I made this post since its been on my mind for a while. I am actively seeking a church where I can grow...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F Jan 24

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    I am trapped. Well, actually I'm not. I have an amazing life. The best friends anyone could ever ask for. A family that drive me loca, like, literally! But I love with them with...
    Elmayarah Elmayarah 70+, F 7 Responses Jan 24

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    Hello, I am a mommy looking for a baby girl with an adult age of 26 and younger. Who lives in the NYC area.
    LadyLethe LadyLethe 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Hey, I am a mommy to a Little right now. I am looking for a Little to be my baby's little brother or sister. Of course the adult age must be 18 to 26. And lives in NYC. Works...
    LadyLethe LadyLethe 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Although I have every sympathy for kids with problems, I dislike kids pretending to be adults. Life is not a game! The silly questions they write drive me mad. The age profile on...
    Galdi Galdi 61-65, M