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I Am Scared of the Future

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    the more we think about it,

    the more darker it gets
    aiman4 aiman4 16-17 Feb 15, 2014

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    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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    madisonsevcik madisonsevcik 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    There's a lot of pressure

    for me to perform in college and go to grad school if I expect to have a job in my field. I'm just getting wearier every semester as I work my tail off that I'm making a horrible mistake and this is all for nothing. Blah.
    liveit0ut liveit0ut 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Not sure of what the future will bring.

    I have faith that whatever happens I can handle. But I would really like it if life would just cut me a break once in a while so i can breathe a little. I am hopeful but scared of the future and what lies ahead for my family.
    verityspice verityspice 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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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 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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    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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    Sometimes I don't know

    if the mayor I chose for me is the correct one for my future. I am scared that this fear is going to be next to me for the rest of my life. Some advice?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22

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    I'm finally cutting off my verbally abusive

    and mentally unstable family and going to do everything 100% on my own for the very first time in my life. I'm scared because I've always been told that I can't do it, that I will fail and come running back to them but I refuse to give up. Still, I feel weak and very small...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F Dec 3, 2014

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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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    Why do we get scared?

    Why... Why are we cowards? What if there is no such thing as pain. What if it doesn't hurt. What if death isn't bad, if we were meant to die today, we are gonna die today..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    I have to have knee reconstruction.

    So I am scared of the future. Learning how to walk again. Losing my job most likely, living with little to no money. Unable to move much, unable to be independent. Yeah, I am scared. Scared to the centre of my core. The pain alone has me dreading the operation.
    migglesmining migglesmining 22-25, M Dec 22, 2014

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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 18-21, F Apr 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2014

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    I for one can't wait

    for the future. People are very stupid and are just getting worse as time goes on. So maybe something will happen to wake them up and or separate the fodder from the survivors. Like an asteroid impact and or a super volcanic eruption.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 6, 2014

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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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    See, McFly taught me I can go back to the future

    but look what happened! Screw that. Besides hover boards, no thanks.
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 Dec 7, 2014

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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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    Begged & borrowed to pay

    for my attorney, appt tomorrow, my life is changing so quickly, for the first time in 14 years I have to stand completely alone, emotionally I have been alone for some time, but now financially, and having 3 kids under 10 I can not fail!!! Terrified of what is next for me, and...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I really hope someone can give me advice on my chaotic situation. I got married very young to my first and only boyfriend. 18 years old. I ended up moving to a foreign country and...
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    Hi, I hope others have some advice or comments. Hi, I hope others have comments or advice for me. Okay so let me give a general picture of my life. I’m in college I do online...
    Newmommy24 Newmommy24 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I don't know what the future holds. I know what it will hold if I continue on this path but I am not sure I want to follow it anymore. I am scared of the unknown but it could bring...
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    This has all become too much for me. All I want to do is act. That's all. I hate that I live in a world that is against my wish. That will not do anything to make my dream come...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 22-25, F Feb 21

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    I've posted on here before and lately shy away from this sort of thing because when I am feeling down and need some sort of encouragement it tends to turn around and slap me while...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F Feb 24

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    The future is uncertain. Whatever lies ahead of me I pray that it'll be good.
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    The future holds only stupid people are breeding
    demming93 demming93 18-21, T 3 days ago

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    I'm scared of what my future holds. I have fallen ill with so many health problems in the past 2 years, each year I discover another one and I hate to think of what it will be...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    This is one reason people turn to religion, what happens afterwards? Personally I was never scared of death at all. It's so far in the future (hopefully) that I want to live in...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I'm scared of: Dying, parents dying, what the future holds, humiliating myself, deciding what uni course to apply for, rejection, sex, relationships, commitment, being abandoned...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm scared because the way my childhood went, I had no other choice to grow up with the mindset that nobody would stay in my life for long, so now it's really difficult to get...
    cabsarehere cabsarehere 18-21, F Feb 23

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