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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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    It is in the nature of time to pass. That is why we have memories!
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    I'm more afraid of growing old than i am of death. I like walking without a cane, and not having to take 12 pills a day. I understand that some old people can be perfectly heathy...
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have lost a lot of friends within the past two years, including one I was really close to. I suffer from depression, which causing me to be a bit of a downer at times. I'm also...
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Jul 6

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    Hopefully one day soon I can sing this song whole heartedly and it will be true: WHITESNAKE "Here I Go Again" (Selection of Lyrics) I don't know where I'm going But, I sure know...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I just want my "friends" to leave me alone and stop asking me to go out with them. I wish they would just understand without me having to tell them how I feel; I don't have the...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi. New here. DOn't really know what to write haha. I'm almost 19 but am super turned on by older guys. I never actually did anything with one until, like, 8 months ago when I...
    CutieMolly CutieMolly 18-21, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I show off that I'm independent and don't need anyone in my life but to be completely blunt, I don't want to be alone anymore but I feel like there's no one there for me
    sammy1524 sammy1524 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone right now 😔
    babylove142 babylove142 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Well...I'm all alone now :/
    pop482999 pop482999 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just lay on my back in a dark room, motionless and completely silent. I stare at the dark ceiling and feel how the tears crawl down my temples and travel further down...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I find it rather comforting to be alone than to feel like a fish out of water in clubs or bars. Serenity >> Chaos
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Most definitely I would. Being alone isn't all bad, as I'm learning to accept.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm alone most days in this house. I don't have many friends because they moved away after we graduated. I am stuck here doing the same things everyday, like a robot. But unlike a...
    DiamondNikki12 DiamondNikki12 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    haha, I guess i have my moments of having mommy issues. i definitely have daddy issues as well, since I'm also very attracted to older men. There's just something about older...
    HayleyMovielover HayleyMovielover 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm lying awake at 4 a.m. terrified at the thought of being destined to be alone. I've been in three long-term relationship that all ended terribly. None of them will speak to me...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I am so attracted to older men, no women wants a boy when they can have a man! guys my age don't no how to treat a women and are to immature. Dating guys my own age get tiring, i...
    angelheelz angelheelz 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    There are social people (extroverts) and those who keep to them selves (introverts). Throughout my life I have been amazed to the point of being stunned at those who are paralyzed...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My friends and family have told me many times that I am an old soul. I can act many years beyond my age, but still manage to remember to have fun. I provide the best advice I can...
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have started letting people who I consider important in my life how I'm finally accepting myself. A common reaction is an exaggerated form of complacency and apathy. I'm not...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 31-35, T 4 Responses Jul 13

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    yeah yeah, the cliche. 20 year old girl loves older men! i'm not on this site for this reason though, but just putting it out there. i think it shows that i'm mature and can't deal...
    HayleyMovielover HayleyMovielover 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Silence. She is the blanket that wraps you in her tender embrace after a long day. She is the balm for a weary mind that cannot find peace. She is the great shout that echoes as...
    StaceyNight StaceyNight 18-21, F Jun 28

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    Whilst I still live at home with my mum and dad, I have no friends. We all have people we call friends but simply due to a lack of other terms to call them by. By "no friends" I...
    lonelyLiza lonelyLiza 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    I feel old when... 1) Every other calendar date seems familiar, as if something memorable or significant happened on that date, even though I usually can't remember what it was...
    FrozenGuy FrozenGuy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I hate growing up seeing how hard it is I don't want to grow up but when I was a kid I always told my mom I can't wait to get older so I can do what I want but I don't care about...
    omfgtori omfgtori 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Widowed too young I lost my husband 7 years ago raised our daughter alone. Now she is growing up and she wants to hang with her friends and I cling to her as it was just the two...
    liandon liandon 36-40 Jul 17

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