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I Am Scared to Grow Up

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    I once was scared of failure, disappointment in myself. It caused me to go stagnate. Now I am scared of not trying. A catch 22, how can I experience any failure or disappointment...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 13 hrs ago

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    i dont want to do it.i prefer to die....i know its my last chance...but i cant....im scared of dying while surgery... :"(
    00roshana00 00roshana00 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    15. I'm just scared if having to wake up everyday and face reality.
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    It's a weird feeling inside of me, I don't know if I'm scared or nervous or what but it won't go away
    lostInsidemyself1222 lostInsidemyself1222 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm scared that I'm going to be set up to be let down, like if I even try to put myself out there then I'm just going to fall and have nobody to catch me. It's hard.
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Everyday for the past four years, I have been scared. It has basically just been my mom, brother, and I, and I became my mom's confidante when I was 13. I had to grow up really...
    SeemsEverythingGoesWrongInLife SeemsEverythingGoesWrongInLife 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I can't sleep. I can't get over the pain of knowing my partner is depressed and is pushing me away. I don't know what else to do. I so desperately want to feel loved. I need to...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Aug 11

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    Fish scares the bageebers out of me!!!!! I don't know if this is something I will gradually grow out of but they just freak me out. My mom sometimes prepares fish for dinner and I...
    serinawang serinawang 13-15, F Aug 21

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    Why do I have to grow up before everyone else around me? I feel like everything bad I didn't do I should have done so I knew what it felt like to be immature. You probably wouldn't...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I know this is a bit different but my elderly dog who has been a major part of my life has two growths on his body and I can't afford to take him to the vet and I'm really scared...
    idiotheque idiotheque 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I was really scared of growing up before my 18th birthday,I figure it will be ok after my birthday, my b-day was two days ago and now I am terrified :(
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Yesterday evening , my dad broke the news to me that he's having a kidney check up. At first i didn't know how to react to the news but when i saw his face it almost looked like he...
    ADTRfan ADTRfan 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    As a girl still in high school, it is one of my worst fears to get pregnant. Not only will I have to deal with the baby when it comes, but I'd be labeled as "That pregnant chick...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Ive been married for 35 yrs and i have endured 2 affairs (that im aware of) i feel like i have been beyond stupid, blind. I now wish i had left yrs ago when all this came about...
    three4clarin three4clarin 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Everyone in life leaves. Its a known fact. People move, pass away, fade out and just leave. So what's the point in trying to make connections that will last forever when you know...
    beautifullybrokengirl beautifullybrokengirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm afraid of getting hurt. I'm afraid of being trapped with someone that I grow out of or vise versa. I'm afraid of repeating old patterns. I'm afraid of wasting my time. I'm...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to be scared f rain when I was little because they brought in a dark atmosphere but now I like them if they're alone. I am scared of thunderstorms m, especially severe ones...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 5

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    i am scared to express my thoughts and feelings because evrybody will bash me . i am scared to express my feelings and thoughts because none will understand me and i am scared to...
    Moonthesolitary Moonthesolitary 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I don't get bullied, I have a lot of really good friends, I don't give a crap about what people care about me, and I love all of my classes. I just don't know why i'm scared to go...
    alice4114 alice4114 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I honestly am really terrified of my father. I never really have been too close with him ever since I was little and up until now. my father doesn't hit me or abuse me, (although...
    heythereandrea heythereandrea 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Please tell me I'm not the only one who was scared **** of that Simpsons episode where Mr burns was that alien thing! I remember it scared me out so much I hid behind the sofa when...
    TargetAimShootKill TargetAimShootKill 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm scared. I'm scared that I'm gonna be alone. Lately I've been feeling like I'm slowly going insane. I can't seem to focus on anything, and I can't find peace in anything. I...
    avehrp avehrp 22-25, M Aug 22

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    I am so scared of people, you have no idea! Everytime someone I don't know comes up to me I start to get very fidgety and scared. When the dreaded "hello" comes I either try to...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    PLEASE HELP :My twin is with me (we share a room) and I want to tell her I'm gay but I'm scared.. I'm not scared to tell her, I'm scared that she will tell others, I have told her...
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm scared of school. I'm terrified. I have this incredible phobia. Shockingly, my grades are pretty good. 2-4 As, 2-4 Bs, 1 C. I'm still scared. I'm considered a dunce in my class...
    ArtemesiaNoam ArtemesiaNoam 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Well I'm not scared of snakes as an animal I think that people aren't scared of snakes they are just afraid of being bit by them, just like how people say they're afraid of Heights...
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I'm still scared of sleeping in the dark I just need someone to talk to so I won't feel scared but that person who I would wait for to reply is not replying 😡 I'm hearing things...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Ok so my weight kind of always been a thing that I wasn't really happy with. I like to stay within a certain range and for the most part I do. I'll go through a phase where I will...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I haven't been on a plane since early 2011, and I've Always loved flying and used to go regularly but then the recession hit Ireland lol .. But recently I've gotten kinda scared...
    sarahbanksx sarahbanksx 16-17, F Aug 6

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    I am very scared right now. I've been having headaches for some days and i might be left in the hospital. I am afraid that they might find something... I am just very scared
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Aug 8

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    my mum not well :( im so scared of losing her... she just threw up soo much and shes slowly getting blind :( it hurts seeing her like this and rejecting to go hospital because she...
    heeeeey heeeeey 16-17, F Aug 8

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    It's weird how we can be scared of a spider that isn't as big as our hand and I hate that lol It could be the smallest spider and I will still be scared, I always have to have...
    Seaaaturtle Seaaaturtle 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    This ****** depression scared the hell outta me. I never wanted a psychotic depression . I fear so much and now I see ghosts faces and reflections of me in no where . I want help...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm a guy so it been hard dealing with being a victim of rape. I'm also straight which makes it a million times worse in my head to deal with. Only my parents and my therapist know...
    andrew20142014 andrew20142014 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm so scared of the dark! I can't even watch a movie where there is people in the dark without being scared lol
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My boyfriend had open heart surgery 3 years ago. 2 years ago he suffered 2 strokes, most likely a complication of the surgery. Since then, I am constantly scared when I can't get...
    saralu923 saralu923 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I was thinking about leaving EP again, so that I can focus on my writing projects, without distracting myself on here so much. However, something happened tonight that changed my...
    FrozenGuy FrozenGuy 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    All my life, Ive been alone. My father killed himself while I was a child, causing my mom into a depression. I was alone at night. Never comforted, never feeling loved or wanted. I...
    JustPlainScared JustPlainScared 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    i am always scared to go to sleep cause i'm scared that im going to close my eyes and open them and see a ghost or spirit there. idk i've watched too many scary movies and i have a...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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...
    dn930 dn930 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I'm not scared of anything but at the same time I'm scared of everything.
    Runawaylove13 Runawaylove13 13-15, F Aug 17

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    I get really bad panic attacks. Today i didn't know my friends dog was in the house cause last time it was at her mums. She didn't know I'm scared of dogs. She opened the door and...
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F Aug 17

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    i'm 15 so i just got my permit and i'm currently in drivers ed. we have to go on 6 drives w/ the instructor and then drive 50 hours w/ our parents before we can take the state test...
    nikkilicious143 nikkilicious143 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Saturday I am going I have the house for myself for nine days. I'm not scared to be alone. I don't know what I am going to do. Honestly I have been feeling suicidal lately and I...
    DontCallMeSunshine DontCallMeSunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have seen how it is when you start to grow up. You get more responsibilities and some of them can be good but there are others like paying for insurance, paying for bills and all...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M Aug 22

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    I'm Terrified Of Dying . I Have Had Anxiety over this . Thinking about dying makes me question why I'm here I. The first place if I'm just going to die . I'm scared . What if I don...
    MbVG MbVG 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am so scared of getting attached to people. I think my past relationships with people have ****** me >.< I don't know. I did date an abusive guy (I don't talk about it a lot...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago