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I Am Scared of the Future

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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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    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'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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    SpaceGlitch SpaceGlitch 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 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 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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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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    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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    70 years from now, kids will be listening to

    old Taylor swift CDs and looking at old one direction posters, crying because they were born in the wrong generation.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses May 5

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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'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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    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M Mar 10

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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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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    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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    the more we think about it,

    the more darker it gets
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2014

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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'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 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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

    but look what happened! Screw that. Besides hover boards, no thanks.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Dec 7, 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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 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 22-25, M Nov 6, 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 a junior in high school

    and I'm sitting here doing homework but I can't focus because I feel like I won't make it into college. I feel like there's so much to do with so little time. I don't feel good enough. I don't really do any extracurricular activities... I play sports but I'm not outstanding at...
    cabicabi42 cabicabi42 18-21, F 1 Response May 27

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    im so scared right now, i cant sleep, i heard the man who lived next to me yell at my another flat mate. i dont like when people use high note, he was cursing n pissed off. he...
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    I've always wondered what my future will be like. I wonder if I'll learn from all my mistakes. It's probably silly, but I write a lot. They're sort of journal entries, I suppose...
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    Oh **** that. So what if I get attached? what if he leaves me? what if I get heartbroken? Am I really going to live the rest of my life fearing the consequences ? If that's the...
    psychicfrost psychicfrost 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am exhausted at all the people who settle into a life and are not happy saying they give up and will never be happy. Only YOU are in control of your life! It is the decisions YOU...
    wesleyjones wesleyjones 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I'm scared of relationships because I've seen fake ones more than I've seen real ones. Nobody is true anymore. I question if real love even exists. My now ex boyfriend cheated on...
    Livers95 Livers95 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm scared. I'm really scared at the moment. I read for my life, I feel like I'm going to die.
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a bit complicated when it comes to this topic. I hate getting attached to anyone because so many relationships I had in the past always ended horribly. I was attached to some...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am scared. Me my 17 year old sister and 13 year old brother are gonna talk to my tablet addicted mother and my alcoholic father tomorrow.We are gonna tell them how we feel and...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I live in Europe and love it here. I travel a bit around, as much as my financial/time/family situation allows. But there is one country, that I really dream to go in future and...
    tripwithzip tripwithzip 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I know that I'm only 13 but I think I have fallin in love before. It's just that when I did I got heartbroken! Ever since then it's been hard for me to trust any guys. Like are you...
    Disappointed01 Disappointed01 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's not that I'm scared of the prospect of entering a relationship, it's that I'm scared of being in one and my partner leaving... It takes two people to begin a relationship, but...
    briannawolf briannawolf 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel so unexperienced, such a pathetic little person in this huge world. My parents have made me scared of a slight change or challenge, I am a home rat, sitting and waiting for...
    Lltenti Lltenti 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago