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I Am Scared to Grow Up

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    I will be moving out of my hometown that I have spent the majority of my life in. I graduated from college last summer and my time in school is the only time I've ever lived outside of the house I grew up in. For the past year, I was working a job that I made good money in...
    arrowXheart arrowXheart 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Because I was in a very abusive marriage, I am scared to try again. It has been three years since I escaped. For the first year and a half, I didn't date at all. I only...
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    I didn't used to get scared easily but now I get scared quite easily and I'm really jumpy I don't know why !
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    There are so many things that I fear. I'm not sure if its rational or irrational. I know that we all eventually grow old and pass away. I need to make my family proud and get a...
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    Scared of wasting my time. Scared for falling for someone that's going to screw me over. Scared of not being loved back. I'm not cold hearted I'm just scared & tired. Why is that...
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    Whenever I look at myself, I get scared. Not in a way where I run and hide from my reflection, but I feel like I'm looking at someone else. And when I see my own scared eyes, I get...
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    I don't know why I'm so scared of them, I have phobia of them and i get these anxiety attacks when i see them and I get restless. I wish I wasn't scared of them.
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    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my...
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    Do you know this feeling when you watch someone so important to you grow older and older and older. And the older this person gets the scarier it is. The fear of losing that...
    aliveness aliveness 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    my country is suffering from insecurity problem. i don't really feel scared before. but now i am so scared :(
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    I've reached day 40 of growing out my beard! I love it! If you've never grown a full beard you need to try it--it's awesome!
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    I am scared of spiders not so much the very small ones but medium to large I am very scared
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    "All I can ever be to you is a darkness that we knew And this regret I got accustomed to Once it was so right When we were at our height Waiting for you in the hotel at night I...
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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
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    When I was 11 Me and my best friend Ruby were having a sleepover at her house and she chose for us to watch the Grudge together. I've never watched horror movies so I don't know...
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    Most people are scared, Most people don't make any achievement because they are scared, Most people lose each other because of being scared, most people miss the chance because...
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    When I was a kid almost every adult told me that when I'd grow up I would miss being a kid... Now I'm all grown up I'm all like: PFFFFT that was I lie!
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    I will never grow up! I grew up when I was 3 and went into self-exile. Now I have come out of that and I AM NEVER GOING TO GROW UP!
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    I want to let my hair start growing out never getting it cut or washed letting it grow as it wants in matted dreads
    wannabepreggers wannabepreggers 36-40, M Aug 17

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    I'm so scared to go back because I had a very bad year ... last year. I'm afraid of screwing it up.. it was so bad last year I tried to commit suicide,.. So I'm super scared
    idkubutimkk idkubutimkk 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I have been thinking about this for quite some time now. I am a 18-year-old guy, who doesn't have many friends. I have never been in REAL relationship, I am about to enter first...
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    Just this past Thursday I was raped again. He was an ok friend of mine and I thought nothing of it when he asked to hang out. I told him why I was hesitant and that was a terrible...
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    I'm terrified of the fact that the Mother of my child and I might not get back together. We began to grow apart after our daughter was born. Fighting constantly, no communication...
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    I hate feeling like im growing up or doing grown up things like i want to play like a kid forever
    TayIor TayIor 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Is anyone else just scared to grow up besides me?
    Madisonisakitty Madisonisakitty 13-15 Aug 13

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    It's not that I am scared of marriage- in fact, I want to love so badly. I want to give somebody unconditional love and be their best friend in their worst times. But, I am afraid...
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    I remember when I was young and couldnt sleep I came downstairs and turned on the TV and IT was on right at point where the clown first shows its sharp teeth. It had to have been...
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    Idk I just don't wanna deal with everything and everyone. Maybe I'm not scared, more like tired. And it's the kind of tired that won't go Away if I go to sleep. Well, only 5...
    lexisavoie lexisavoie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I too can totally relate to this kind of terrible sadness now that my daughter is older. I thought I was the only person that felt this deeply about her growing up. What I...
    mausra mausra 41-45, M Aug 11

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    I'm not really terrified of them. It's just that I don't trust them a lot. I would assume a little bit that they are bad people. When I was little, my parents would fight and when...
    ohayomegu ohayomegu 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I'm going into the 8th grade and I'm scared I'm going to fail. I have to finish a school summer project which is awful. I finished the summer math packet which was easy, even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 11

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    So scared its my worst nightmare and I just had a giant dozy of a nightmare that drove me insane.
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    I am too scared to see a doctor and I have been for a while. Over the past year or so things have been happening with my body that are quite worrying. I know I need to go see my...
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