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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 195 People

    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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    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 30 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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    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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    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 46 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 30, 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    It's funny when guys who you know will be awful make it seem like you'll be missing out on the ultimate "sure thing" when you reject them. Been alone forever, it's starting to...
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    kristiniacc11 kristiniacc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I just feel so out of place and old fashioned.... I don't like to talk about sex. I will only have anything to do with a man who I feel is a gentleman. The only music I listen to...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm over 30, and have never even held hands with someone not in my family. I function well, though. My problem is it's difficult always being alone for a number of practical...
    ewopjg ewopjg 31-35 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Im 13 years old and now im 44kg. Do you have any tips?
    MrSom MrSom 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I was a member here but left recently. I missed my old friends with whom I shared stories and anecdotes. I am quite genuine in this project and speak the truth and would appreciate...
    opaquelady opaquelady 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 16

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    I am 16 years old, and I weigh 540 pounds. I am almost immobile, and soon I will be immobile completely. I eat about all day every day, and I don't intend to stop.
    Alistair2 Alistair2 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I had little responsibility growing up. My only regular chore was dishes after supper, which I actually sort of enjoyed. I'd watch the sun setting out the window and the birds in...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    My mom made me make this account. I am 15 years old I get spanked by my mom, and my name is Alex. I am supposed to answer any questions about my spankings for part of my punishment...
    Alex7856 Alex7856 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I am a 16 year old guy and i want to grow my hair long. It is currently like 3 inches, a little wavy and light brown/ dirty blond. I think it may look good if I grow it long like...
    jameslames4 jameslames4 18-21, M Feb 25

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    Here on EP, I have met a lot of guys. Some are really older than me but sweet in friendly ways, however there are also some with different intentions. I'm going to state it now...
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    Mother says the marks I have on my body and my dimples mean that I've waited for someone in my past life for 200 years enduring some form of unspeakable torture. Let me explain...
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