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I Am Scared of the Future

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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...
    Advocate0802 Advocate0802 16-17, F Oct 4, 2009

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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...
    aaasmpjca aaasmpjca 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2011

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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...
    jazzamore jazzamore 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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...
    LisaS2020 LisaS2020 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2011

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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...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Feb 17

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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...
    crazyisjustfine crazyisjustfine 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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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...
    oldaccount oldaccount 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 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...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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...
    trixabell trixabell 26-30, F Mar 12, 2010

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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...
    trixabell trixabell 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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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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    the more we think about it,the more darker it gets
    aiman4 aiman4 16-17 Feb 15

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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...
    Coreswho Coreswho 22-25 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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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...
    anni17music anni17music 16-17, F Apr 6

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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...
    MonstrousScholar MonstrousScholar 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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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...
    Iamjustme22 Iamjustme22 16-17, F Feb 27

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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...
    rayma97 rayma97 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    I'm moving to college in the fall and I'm scared. I have no idea what I am suppose to take with me other than clothes and such. What things do I need to buy to take? My parents...
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    I've been married for 11 months - we dated for 8 months before getting married... Dumb, I now know. Well through all this time to the point we are now, there has been over a year...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Only thinking of the future has its good and bad points.. It's better than dwelling on the past as it cannot be changed but it is not so good if you don't stop to enjoy the present...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I am scared. Scared of dying. And scared of the unkown. When we die it is not known what becomes of us. Will we just be a body - less soul floating around in the sky or will be...
    Ziriviri Ziriviri 13-15, F Mar 19

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    I Have Predicted Future Events Part 1 I know this sounds unbelievable, but it's true. My life had been pretty weird. *June 1973, my last day at Sierra Vista High School (Baldwin...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I always have a light on. I cannot go to sleep with out one on. I am scared of what can hide in the dark since i know what i can hide in the dark side of me. I am terrified of...
    0neUp 0neUp 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Everytime... Just everytime I try to make new friends, i get so scared that i would have a panic attack. Im so used to the fact that people leave me into broken pieces but this is...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F Mar 18

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    I'm scared to love again. Scared to be hurt again. Scared of never finding someone who will love me for who am and not judge me. Scared of being lied to again.
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    I can't see a future and I don't want to see a future anymore.
    bluebubblychubby bluebubblychubby 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I've always been afraid of the future and growing old. I think about it a lot, probably more than I should. I think about the people I'll lose and just what is to come. I'm young...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I don't even know where to start, I just wish I could just stop thinking about my future assuming I even have one. I stay thinking about what I'm going to do with my life and what...
    Unlucky242 Unlucky242 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am not used to telling anyone anything of this sort. So other than my girlfriend of six years no one else knows the inner battle that I have been fighting. When I say every male...
    KatherinaM KatherinaM 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Going on 30 years old this year. Pondering on what life was like as a child all thru the years up to right now. I dont know what to think about living in the united states anymore...
    AWeber123 AWeber123 26-30, M Mar 21

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I'm scared of looking for a relationship because I'm scared of rejection. I'm scared of wanting a relationship because I don't think anyone will want one with me. I just feel so...
    josieyup josieyup 22-25, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    I am scared to have a relationship- my first "real" relationship I was forced into with an older man. I was completely betrayed and now feel to scared to let my gaurd down and go...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm in Florida for spring break. I'm terrified. What if I see her? She goes to college near where I'm staying . . . Thanks to her, I have eight identical nightmares a night, and am...
    AVampireGirl AVampireGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I am 16 and I still sleep with the light on. I not so much scared of the dark, I am scared of what might happen in the dark. I have no control. I do not want to get over this fear...
    KeiraRhiann KeiraRhiann 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I scared. I'm scared of losing any more weight, but scared of gaining more at the same time. I was diagnosed with anorexia, and I always throw up everything i had eaten. what...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Apr 4

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    I am currently in a relationship with my girlfriend (let's call her A) and we are madly in love... The thing is that I've tried once to tell my mom that I was in love with A...
    DemonSauce DemonSauce 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm terrified of the future...of my future. I have anxiety every time I think about it. I don't know what to do
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    The future is exciting but also scary. We are all unaware of what the future hold for us no matter if it is good or bad.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I am doing everything in my power to create the future that I want. Even though my world isn't steady right now, school, work, and my family and me catching colds all the time, I...
    heavyeyebags heavyeyebags 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Hi there, well, I thought this was a very good site, so I want to try out to see if I get some points of view towards this experience. Well, first of all, I a male Mexican, I am...
    RobbLau RobbLau 26-30, M Apr 7

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    I am scared of many things. But right now, I am scared of my depression coming back, from oozing its way back into my mind. From returning to its home, which is still recovering...
    BunnyGruff BunnyGruff 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am scared because it's raining again...I heard there is another a storm coming into our country. Now it's raining again.I'm scared of heavy rain specially when I'm home alone...
    NatsukiKuroneko NatsukiKuroneko 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Today is a new day, and I feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. I quit my job as I have a new job in starting in a couple of weeks..... My husband and I reconcilled 3...
    Elena36 Elena36 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    kels789 kels789 18-21, F Mar 16

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    When I was 18 years old, I was raped. I have never really spoken of it before. One night, after the bar, completely intoxicated, me and my friend met a couple of English men. We...
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