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I Am Terrified of Aging

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    Time Goes So Fast.... - I can't believe I am going to be 26 soon. I feel I have achieved fudge all with my life and it depresses the hell out of me. I have no partner, no friends...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    16 And Scared! - I know being sixteen isn't really something to be scared of. But the reason I'm stressing is because my dad is 51 and my mom is going to be 40 in March, again...
    toohonestforowngood toohonestforowngood 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Ugh! I Don't Want to Get Old! - OK, I'm not "old", but I've definitely seen the first signs of change, physically, in my life. For instance, I had a car wreck a couple of...
    paisleyprincess27 paisleyprincess27 26-30, F 12 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    People Make Such A Big Deal. - I'm kind of two ways about this.... I myself don't want to age because my looks will go. I know that's terrible to say but hey, we're here for the...
    FairyCandy FairyCandy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Inside of Me Feels 30 Yrs But I Am 53 Yrs - I don't want to grow old and not be able to draw, do crayon work, I feel the pains of aging, yet my inner self feels like the man of a 3...
    Ratfink Ratfink 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    Old Lady La - Wow!  Age is all relative.  How old would I be if I did not know how old I am?  I would be 37.   Inside I am still young with a chance for a future and plans to...
    nobodyknowswhy nobodyknowswhy 61-65 Apr 13, 2012

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    It's Beyond Comprehension - I suppose, if anyone knew my whole story, they might find it ironic that someone who has battled severe depression for years and engaged in self-injury...
    DaughterDestiny DaughterDestiny 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    Why I Don't Want To Age - I know i'm only 14, but i still find that too old. I am terrified of wrinkles. I try to take care of my skin to avoid wrinkles for as long as possible. I...
    Anonymous1652 Anonymous1652 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    What Age Does It All Start Going Downhill? - My grandma said you're most beautiful at 17 years old, my friend said everything goes downhill after 35, my other friend says 25..what...
    UrbanSWF UrbanSWF 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Near 40 And In Pain-> What 60 Gonna Be Like ? More Pain? - I hate the idea of aging in physical pain with my back problems the idea of being in pain for the rest of my life is...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 26, 2011

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    Wish I Could Choose When I Died - I think about getting older all the time. It's actually a fear of mine to grow old then die. And not knowing when kills me. I don't want to miss...
    MorganWright20 MorganWright20 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    It's My Worst Fear - It's my worst fear because it will happen, the only way to keep from aging is to die young (and I don't want that, either). I'm in my late teens, and I...
    iloveicecream iloveicecream 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    Its Stupid - im not even 25 yet, but i swear i see wrinkles, and i just dont want to age.  the women in my family age really well, my grandma is in her 80s and looks like shes...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    All Over Soon. - i feel like it's all going to be over then and no one will want me anymore. even as that sentence rages against the wiser and stronger insides of me, it still...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    I Wont Let It Happin!!! - im actually somewhat of a pretty boy. Im growing my hair back out like I had it when I graduated high school. I will NOT grow old! NEVER! my 21st birthday...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    I Don't Want To Get Old - I'm not vain or anything and i've never been to over confident about myself...but i really don't want to get old. i know its not something to cry over but...
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Terrified - wow i just turned another year older.. it is terrifing cuz it means that it will be harder for me to find new friends or that special one cuz am old and slow..who would...
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Death and growing is a part of life, but that doesn't mean that as I grow and wake up one day and find that I've got dementia and other things that run in my family when we reach a...
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    Im new here.. Just getting in the swing of things.. Well um yeah. Btw, put the wrong year in for my birthday on my profile. Oops. Anyways, When I walk around and see people I kinda...
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    I consider myself to be a well educated person and scientifically I know zombies can't exist. Psychologically, the thought of them taking over keeps me on alert ALL the time. It...
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    When I was around 12 or 13, I became pretty sick and couldn't/wouldn't eat or even drink for days. I was taken to the hospital and they decided to do a blood test and get some...
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    Hey everyone! I just need to vent and see if anyone else has heard what I was told by my doctor. So in November of 2013 I had an ectopic,,, had no clue I was pregnant, just had...
    Janetgranite Janetgranite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have an intense phobia of cockroaches, but recently bed bugs have taken over my fears. My friend is having a party tomorrow for her bday and told me yesterday that she has bed...
    Rayonkier Rayonkier 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have to talk in front of my class in a about 20 minutes. Feels like I'm dying inside. Wish me luck:
    vlop vlop 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am rapidly approaching "that age" where I should be feeling the need to have children. I am in a stable and supportive relationship with someone who adores the idea of a family...
    HappyOnTheInside HappyOnTheInside 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I don't want to sound like a dunce, I'm sure the first reaction to this post will make many recoil. It will not be written well because it's coming straight without editing. I...
    ryukyu ryukyu 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    My first time ever on here or discussing my issues
    cannablissshay cannablissshay 41-45 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    As much as I'd love to share this side of me with others, the closest I've got is shopping for lingerie, clothes and shoes.
    sissypippa sissypippa 36-40, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    The accumulation of changes in our body sometimes can create stress yet there are a lot of remedies that can help us to be away from that kind of stress. Having a lot of friends...
    Ana1980 Ana1980 31-35, F Mar 21

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    The bird and the worm by The usedHe wears his heartsafety pinned to his backpackHis backpack is all that he knowsShot down by strangerswhose glances can cripplethe heart and devour...
    Alisaperne6446 Alisaperne6446 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have been married for 5 years, together almost 10. I am 29 and met my husband the second day of college. I broke up with him several times before we got married but always went...
    zkjk1112 zkjk1112 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Lol. Afraid isn't even the word. I'm terrified of rejection. I'm terrified of not being accepted for who I am or what I look like .... I'm just absolutely terrified. & because...
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I've been trying to research this since it happened about a month ago. I finally decided to ask about it even though I'm terrified of the answer, terrified it'll happen again, and...
    kintun kintun 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Memphis May Fire - Sleepless NightsI stare deep down into the eyes of my nightmaresAs they come to lifeI feel my heart beat right out of my chestand I think I might be losing the...
    LittleRebelWolf LittleRebelWolf 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I don't know if it's possible to go backwards in growing up, like i feel like I am de-aging, or I'm shrinking. cause I put on my track and field cleats from grade nine, they would...
    HybridWolf27 HybridWolf27 16-17, M Mar 21

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    This is one of my favorite songs from Nevermind, TKO and SOS. It is from the recently ended dance sitcom from Disney, Shake It Up. It is called Surprise. Anything's possible...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 22

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    I saw this and thought it was funny. THE GEOGRAPHY OF A WOMAN: Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa , half discovered, half wild, fertile and naturally beautiful! Between...
    CopperHeart CopperHeart 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    My plan is, each monday i'm cutting out one thing from my life and then really focusing on how i feel when i do. I've cut dairy, all grain based food and processed food out of my...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F Mar 29

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    I can in no way discern who's who on this plain of existence. Try as i may. Anymore. We know Through logic And history That the biblical tales etc etc... Were written by...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Mar 30

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    it is not yet midnight. my aging hands try to teach my soul that someone loves me. the way this thumb runs lightly over my closed rosebud eyelid, the one adjacent to the cheek my 4...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Walken, My Master - This post is mainly discussing my dreams involving Christopher Walken. These dreams have four plot-lines to them. The first plot-line is where I am looking...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I am somewhat afraid I will end up alone because I know that when I get bored in relationships I get bored and there is usually no going back...until I've alone for a few months...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I used to have a gay friend and enjoyed confiding in him and would support him, then i found out he was telling people my business so the friendship ended Other times If Ive...
    Paulchanning Paulchanning 41-45, M Apr 5

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    Pepsi is my Father's favorite beverage. I live with my father. That means that there is always a large quantity of Pepsi Cola in the refrigerator. There's usually so much Pepsi...
    BohemianHippy BohemianHippy 31-35, F Apr 5

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    "The question is not whether man should believe in god and return to religion but does he think truth and live love. If he does then the symbol system that he uses is of secondary...
    Katie6963 Katie6963 61-65, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    Not appropriate at all. Even if I sent you my picture and you consider me to be weak-minded on account of my thin face or lack of aging signs. Even if you think you have a lot of...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    My hair is short and curly. There's not much I can do with it at this length except wash and wear, or use a folded scarf to pull it back, like a headband. I was feeling...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    All my life I have dealt with jealous people. People who smile in my face but wish me harm when i'm not looking. People who constantly compare their lives with mine. I've learned...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Apr 7

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    My dreams are all like episodes of a mini series and each have their stories to them, like the ones i'm about to mention. These ones all have Christopher Walken in them and have a...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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