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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm alone. It's an ongoing battle between hate and love. I love the feeling of being self-dependent and having my own voice but at the same time I feel lonely because I have no one...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 Aug 17

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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 day ago

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    I want to practice self-love, but I am a fig tree - I look tough on the outside, but I am easily overtaken by insects and harsh weather. I have read many different versions of...
    ThQnOfHrts16 ThQnOfHrts16 22-25, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I don't want to seem like one of those people who is constantly winging about everything and who is always negative about everything, but i need to get it out there because its...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F 18 hrs 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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    ...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 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Left alone in my little shell watching documentaries, smoking cigarettes and marijuana. The occasional shot to keep myself from fully opening my eyes. Funny thing is, most times...
    confused4244 confused4244 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm forever alone because no one likes me and probably never will, which I've accepted the fact of dying alone and never having a relationship with anyone and it'd be nice if I did...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Recently one of my best friends and I have been getting in fights a lot, and I'm terrified that we won't be friends anymore because of what happened today. We both used our mutual...
    alecsaf alecsaf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    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 1 day ago

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    I feel very alone anymore because my boyfriend doesn't care about me at all and all he cares about is friends cars and everything else it sucks I just want to disappear and never...
    unhappygirl21 unhappygirl21 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Everywhere I go I end up alone. Things work, seem OK, I meet friends as they travel then eventually it's back to nothing. Nowhere to go next, I've tried everything. Even once I...
    zingerama zingerama 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I've never had a boyfriend and I doubt I ever will. Being ugly ain't fun. It makes me sad to see happy couples while being so alone yourself. I'm just unloveable.
    luminora94 luminora94 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I used to be surrounded by friends, literally every day someone new wanted to hangout with me, I had a million chats open at once... somewhere it all went wrong and now I'm all...
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 hr 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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    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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    I'm not like one of those girls that like old old people but I do like some age difference but I also like guys my age
    robinluvsyo robinluvsyo 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    LIKE TERRIFIED!!!!!!!!!!! IM SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NicoleGabriella NicoleGabriella 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days 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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    I have been a very involved mom for 14 years. Now my son is growing up and independent (which I'm really proud of and supportive of), I am realizing that I've neglected my...
    sheshee sheshee 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know there are people that will disagree with me but it is how I feel. I am 49 years old but never looked my age. I have always looked at least 10 years younger which always...
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    So I am currently 36. Pause. I know. Rewind. I said I'm 36. Yes. I actually opened with that...LOL! But I'm giving myself a taste of my own ageist medicine. Who would have ever...
    MRH1978 MRH1978 36-40, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    Something about them being older is just super attractive.
    xlovepink xlovepink 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Yes by older girls was wrong
    yummys yummys 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    I have found that older guys are not only more stable but also can look past my wheelchair ( which I am always in an out of.) younger guys. Some younger guys just don't get a lot...
    Waterrains Waterrains 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I am so horny right now just thinking about older men anyone want to talk. ;)
    Elizabeth214444 Elizabeth214444 22-25, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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