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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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    My Choice?

    I love a man much older than me. Some say that is my choice, but love is an emotion and emotions are often involuntary, so do I have a choice. He is 26 years older than me and I will always be there for him. He says he doesn't fear death, just being sick and alone. He will never...
    ravenfox ravenfox 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    The End Of The Road

     I am terrified that no matter how hard i try i will never find someone i can grow old with. I fear that my dreams of living a simple life with a loving husband and a couple of kids will never come true.  that somehow i was over looked when i was placed on this huge yet...
    PunkCowgirl PunkCowgirl 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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    I'M So Lonely...

    I'm so lonely Lord, why have you put this curse on me. I get good grades, I have good looks, I try to do my best. But, Why Lord, Why, have you put this love-sadness / loneliness curse on pore 17year old me.. I know I have all my life to find the perfect girl. But because you gave...
    Feb 1, 2013

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    I Am Scared To Be Alone And I Am Getting Old I Am Scared

    I look all the time for some one .And be alone every year scared me .I don't know what to do .I am scared to die alone.And I don't have family .Then I am scared and every one that are really not your friend.But you talk to .Say don't worry..But you still down in your heart you...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Anguish

    "A dream is a wish your heart makes When you're fast asleep In dreams you lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep And the dreams that you wish Will come true".                           ...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 56 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    Looking In the Mirrow

    It has been almost 5 years.  I don't want to grow old alone.  My hubby died almost 5 years ago.  The time has flown by faster then I can believe.  I want to share my life with someone.  I don't know hot to meet people .  The Internet has not worked...
    egt2bu egt2bu 56-60 29 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Old Alone

    Someone I know constantly says this.  I feel bad for this person cause I don't think this person should worry growing old alone since he has lots of people who love him and are behind him.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 30, 2011

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    One Of My Few Bigger Fears

    One of my worst nightmares is ending up alone. You see, people - so far - have had a tendency of leaving me when I'm not valuable enough for them anymore. Aaaand I don't handle being alone very well....at all >.<
    peanlo peanlo 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Only Child

    I am 30 years old.  I have only had 3 real boyfriends in my life.  One lasted for 3 years, one lasted for 6 months, and one is long distance that is still ongoing. I would like to get married ot my current boyfriend, but we need to live in the same place for awhile...
    OliviaHart OliviaHart 26-30 5 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    Maybe

    Although I'm fine with the idea of growing old alone, a part of me is more than terrified that I'd grow old without my soul-mate by my side.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    You Don'T Love Me Anymore

    You don't love me anymore, you left without saying a word no sound, no motions nothing but the tears streaming down your face. What did I do wrong? Why did you leave me? I don't understand I hate myself I cry out for you do you hear me? Does it hurt when you breathe too? Because...
    candygirl189 candygirl189 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    I Am Scared Of Being A Bag Lady On The Streets

    an old bag lady homeless and sad sack I believe this is my future already. nothing can save me from it its all due to the trouble I have caused others wanting things
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    When I was a teenage I felt so sorry for anyone over 30. But now at 55, I see the absolute beauty of growing older. Now, I have worked for over 30 years, I have raised two...
    RedXSue RedXSue 51-55, F Aug 30

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    You don't even know . i can't imagine me having a full life , or even half of one . i figured i would have killed myself before i was 12 because i seriously don't want to grow old...
    Breenis Breenis 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I'm only 15, but still.. I'm thinking a lot and I'm scared 2 grow up. I'm scared that I will miss too much, lose my mom, being alone, growing old. I have said to myself, I need to...
    radbabe radbabe 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am NOT growing old gracefully. Things still happen, fun times and good memories, but the morning after, looking in the mirror??? Damn...wth happened?
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just turned 45 a few weeks ago...had a fiancee....until a couple of weeks before that...then he bailed. I thought that I wouldn't have to deal with being alone again. After my...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    University is both an amazing an incredibly scary place. It's a place where everyone questions themselves yet accepts everyone around them, which can make you feel very alone at...
    AlliterationAnonymous AlliterationAnonymous 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I've been asked a lot of times "Why are you a loner? Why are you so lonely?" for sitting alone at school. Why can't I just be with myself? Not because I'm by myself it means that I...
    anon152 anon152 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    ...that about sums it up really. I have been in a longterm relationship for 5 years and life after the fact seems daunting to say the least. I've tried, what I can only presume...
    ConfusedAgainAlways ConfusedAgainAlways 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 28

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    I saw my dad for the first time after 4 years...And I realized, he's still the same person he was, and I was so different. It didn't go well, at all, but I am glad that it happened...
    NicoleNotsoRichie NicoleNotsoRichie 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    its the time in my life when I am so alone. i don't have friends with me to share anything. i am living with my family but in this home i don't have a single person with whom i can...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Sure sometimes I like just being alone but at certain times I just feel like another person is just what I need
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I was nineteen when I kissed an older man in his late forties.Well actually he kissed me.Honestly, that was the best kiss I ever had.We were sitting in his car, warming up, while I...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Gosh I am terrified of the night. My sister went away for 5 weeks and I hated sleeping upstairs alone. Seeing her bed empty gave me the creeps and I'm was so afraid something...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Aug 20

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    White men are the ONLY kind of guy I will date. I don't like white BOYS, Black boys, black men, or hispanic men. I only like older white men. They are my weakness! I also attract a...
    starryxo starryxo 22-25 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've been married for almost two years now and we have been together for almost 5 years though. And we have a daughter and I feel ever since she was born I've been viewing things...
    Stephaniestephens17 Stephaniestephens17 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i miss my old friends that i used to hang out with all the time as a kid in elementary and i haven't heard from them since, but they appear in my dreams all the time. i miss my...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    though I am not, I still feel alone. I have many friends who I can talk to but I still feel alone with my issues. There are so many things growing up that have gone wrong, with...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    My parents passed away in an accident when I was really young like 5 years old and my aunt took me in, but she never really was around so discipline was nonexistent. Well now im...
    ohthatonekid ohthatonekid 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have dated someone 22 I like them older idk why I don't date anyone older than 22
    tay1244 tay1244 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I am not a young girl. I am not a girl at all. I am the older man attracted to younger girls. As I was growing up, people told me how girls mature before boys do. O.K. I believe...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    My best friend of 7 years no longer loves me, so now I feel utterly alone. She was also my girlfriend for about half that time, and was the only person I ever needed in my life...
    PainRelievers PainRelievers 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Finally, at the age of 39, I am where I want to be. I spend Sundays with my daughter, who lives with her mother. I am studying full-time to become a psychotherapist. I read to a...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M Aug 25

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    My friend has a guy who has a crush on her and he won't seem to take "no" for an answer and I'm scared mostly because if she gets forced upon she might be able to struggle but she...
    Aroura666 Aroura666 16-17, F Sep 10

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    LIKE TERRIFIED!!!!!!!!!!! IM SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NicoleGabriella NicoleGabriella 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Black,37 yr old bi guy, looking for cuties
    DDsatchma DDsatchma 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    Black, Dom, 37 yr old bi top looking for cute bottom boys
    DDsatchma DDsatchma 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    Black, 37 yr old bi top looking for cute bottoms
    DDsatchma DDsatchma 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    Black, 37 yr old bi top looking for cute bottoms
    DDsatchma DDsatchma 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    Black, 37 yr old and single, looking for cuties
    DDsatchma DDsatchma 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    Black, 37 yr old guy, looking for cuties
    DDsatchma DDsatchma 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    I need an older man to own me.
    halfpace halfpace 16-17, F 12 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    This past summer, I met this older guy on Whisper. I'm 18 and he's 29 (just in case you want those details). He was super chill and not like a stalker type of guy (the ones who...
    tumbaganaga tumbaganaga 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have a very old soul. Ever since I was a child I was never like the other children. I've never acted very much like a child growing up I always wanted to hang out with adults...
    Feistywizard Feistywizard 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I just turned 21, and recently I decided to grow my beard/goatee out again. Now I went to the local GameStop to pre-order a game, and guy working at the counter didn't even ask for...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M Sep 1

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    The Lords Of Flatbush, 1974 starring Perry King, Sly Stallone, Henry Winkler and Susan Blakely. All movie stars at the very beginning of their careers. Believe it or not this is...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 6

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