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I Am Scared of the Future

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    My 'towards Doom' Story.....

    It's pathetic, how every minutes of my life for the last 4-6 months, I have been going deeper and deeper into feeling useless and sulking endlessly in my mind. Distasteful, how tears well up, the moment I know no one is around, or looking. I know, I know I shouldn't be like this...
    Coreswho Coreswho 22-25 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    I've been thinking about grad school today.

    I know I'll probably be dying as an upperclassmen with the application process. Anyways it's always been my dream to go to Stanford. Obviously I wasn't able to get it together in high school so that didn't happen for undergrad, but that's ok because I am very happy at the school...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Seriously. I'm not scared

    for myself, but for our earth. Our world is overpopulated and resources will become extinct. I've grown up on a farm, with a closeness to nature only few people can relate to. I would like to have my children and grandchildren to grow up as free as I did..
    anni17music anni17music 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Is it wrong that I never want to see my English

    teacher again? All she did was give me a stare, and it made me cry that night, leaving me with unfinished HW She gave me the stare again, and the cycle continued till I would wear a jacket like armor and a mental mask so it looked like she hadn't hurt me. I'm sick of it, and I...
    WS346 WS346 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I am scared of the future.

    .. I Just got accepted to college and it is really confusing, I live on a small island in new England, and im going to a big city college. y boyfriend is going to a different college and I know it is going to be hard for us. I know I couldn't cheat on him but what if he find...
    crazyisjustfine crazyisjustfine 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    I've been really worrying over it lately,

    which I know I'm not meant to do, but I can't help it. I'm horrified that I'll fail math again. I hate it so much. I don't like studying it. It's an uphill battle to pay attention in class. The thought of having to take more time out of the day to go to office hours and a tutor...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Feb 17

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    My partner and I are in a failing relationship.

    I'm unhappy but won't let it go because I worry no one else will want me. We have a child together and I want more than anything to be strong for him and not be so pathetic to feel like I need a partner. I'm scared of what will unfold; either way lies pain
    indywillow indywillow 26-30, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I had a hearing in juvenile court today.

    My husband is trying to get custody of our two young children. I have a restraining order against him because he's abusive and he's mentally unstable. I am so terrified that he will somehow get custody of them. I love my children with all my heart and know that they wouldn't be...
    Darkwater5378 Darkwater5378 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    the more we think about it,

    the more darker it gets
    aiman4 aiman4 16-17 Feb 15

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    In The Words Of The Manic Street Preachers...

    ... I look to the future it makes me cry, but it seems too real to tell you why. Escape from this century, with nothing but memories, memories. And I just hope that you can forgive us, but everything must go. And if you need an explanation, then everything must...
    trixabell trixabell 26-30, F Mar 12, 2010

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    Panic Attacks From Fear Of Future!

    Ill try to keep this short. I just graduated high school. Ive been moving around continents my whole life. Ive moved about 5 times, each to totally different countries and hence, cultures friends food etc. The last 2 moves have been the worst. I had no friends for a year, except...
    LisaS2020 LisaS2020 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2011

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    I have severe anxiety

    and I have like panic attacks well they feel like it, I don't know if I've actually had one but I'm terrified of my future. So scared. I don't see one for me. I feel like I can't handle the real world. I'm so scared someone help me.
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am afraid to graduate from college.

    My boyfriend is getting his master's this year, and I feel like everything fun will just disappear and adult life will be awful.
    indigoporcelain indigoporcelain 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    So Scared

     Hi. As usual, I'm sure it's pretty usual for a teenager to be scared of the future. But I'm terrified. As of before today, I was confident, ready and totally pumped for the college, for a job and for whatver life had to to throw at me. But I dunno, today I was thinking...
    Advocate0802 Advocate0802 16-17, F Oct 4, 2009

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    I'm Under a Lot of Pressure...

    Probably a common high school student complaint. Since teenagers complain about it, it's usually dismissed. I'll freely admit that we tend to ***** about things, but it's still crushing. Just look at the school board and parents alone. Go to college. Get a job. Pay for college...
    MonstrousScholar MonstrousScholar 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    I'll be honest in saying

    that the future scares me. I'm not sure who I'll be or where I'll end up. I just wanted to be successful and find love.
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I'm so afraid of the future.

    I'm afraid I'll never get anything I want even if I try or not. I'm afraid I'll never find love or lose my virginity. I'm afraid I'll never have a relationship. I'm afraid I'll never get a better job or income. I'm afraid I'll never buy a house. I'm afraid I'll never lose weight...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response May 17

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    I terrifies me that there are

    so many different courses that my future can take. What if I don't get accepted into a good college? What if I end up hating my job? What if I have no friends? What if I get a divorce? I'm so scared that my life is just a joke and I'll never accomplish anything. I just don't...
    jazzamore jazzamore 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Check Out Time?

    I am feeling so confused and scared of the future right now. I've been depressed/suicidal for long periods of time since i was a teenager. It wasn't til i met my partner that i looked forward to the future, and it was all planned out which felt great. Now, since he died, ...
    trixabell trixabell 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    I Hate Where My Life Is Going!!

        Currently I am trying to finish college and doing some online summer classes. They require a LOT of work. I also have a 7 month old. He is healthy. his dad is in prison. its very hard without his dad. currently we are in debt. i feel like nothing is ever going to get...
    aaasmpjca aaasmpjca 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2011

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    Fearful

    I am currently 17 and in 12th grade. The thought of graduation, growing up, college, life, etc. scares me. I kinda wish I could rewind or pause time just so I could be younger. I am testing out of high school so that might mean I'll get my diploma earlier than the other 12th...
    oldaccount oldaccount 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Up Til Now...

    I'm young, alive, and healthy, most kids my age don't really want to think ahead, they want to live in the moment...well, that's not me. I use to be like that, living in the moment, not having a care in the world, until I realized how cruel and relentless the world out there is...
    rayma97 rayma97 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    I'm graduating from high school soon

    and I'm a little scared of what college holds for me. I'm scared of wasting my parents money on studying for a major that I'm unsure of. My parents keep telling me to do what I want but they keep listing what they want me to be. I'm so scared of messing up
    Iamjustme22 Iamjustme22 18-21, F Feb 27

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    My boyfriend and I are moving in together soon and we're talking about marriage. I am scared that I am not going to be the wife that he wants because I'm not like his mom whom he...
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    I'm jus scared... of how my future is gonna work... :(
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I cannot exist without him. I don't think he can exist without me either. The problem is he doesn't even feel like existing. I don't want him to feel like a burden on me. His...
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    I am a bit worried on going back to school. I graduated a little bit over a year ago and i still haven't decided on going back. I guess it be because i wouldn't know anyone but i'm...
    DaftPnk DaftPnk 18-21, M Jul 21

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    She's alway saying "If something ever happens to me.." Like No . Nothing can ever happen to you !! You fund my present, my future, my life. You are who I go on adventures with. We...
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    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Jul 24

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    I'm really scared that I'm gonna be pregnant. I had unprotected sex with a guy who already has two kids and he ********** in me. I take bc but I'm not very consistent and I'm...
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    Theirs not a day that doesn't go by that I don't think about my future or past.....or how I can learn from my past so I can improve my future and not make the same mistakes
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