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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Iamhere26 Iamhere26 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Journeying “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” -Steven Covey I used to believe that who we are is inherent, that we...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I go to sleep alone. I wake up alone. I eat alone. I drive to work alone. I come home alone. I'm working at a job I used to love. Its my first employment of many to last well over...
    slait slait 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I'm alone right now traveling to the hospital for the appointment with the psychiatrist. On the train alone, had a panic attack while in a taxi cab and got all paranoid about...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I need a man. I'm so tired of sleeping alone.
    adynamia adynamia 16-17, F 41 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm 30 years old, a single guy. I'm about to turn 31 soon this month. I hate my current job. A lot of them are a$$holes to me, and in return, I ignore them so i can't really...
    OutFromTheMatrix OutFromTheMatrix 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    Loneliness, it co-exist... Have you ever felt alone even in a crowd Have you ever felt alone that... you wished the world stop spinning Memories go back in time Reminding you...
    lovetilyouhate lovetilyouhate 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    When I was growing up, I was told two things, both of which I am starting to believe are lies. The first, is that there is someone out there for everyone. Simple lie to give...
    AnubisRising AnubisRising 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Tonight directly across from me in a bar at the next table was an attractive older woman. Somehow over the course of five or ten minutes, we kept exchanging glances between our...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    What can I possibly say about this. Yes, I am terrified of ending up alone. I do stupid, idiotic things to prevent that from happening. The people I befriended run all over me...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Personally I think alone time is needed for everyone!!! I've found especially after a break up, you need time alone to find yourself again :)
    Chevy1973 Chevy1973 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    whenever i am on off duty i feel too alone bcoz of my last relationship when she left i became all alone and its been past one year i have no friends to talk...
    shah1600 shah1600 22-25 11 hrs ago

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    I am so alone and I hate it! Growing up my family moved a lot and during my whole childhood I had been to 8 different schools and I've never had any friends to play with. I...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    So I have quite bad scoliosis, I wouldn't call it sever as many people have it worse than me but my thoracic curve is in the mid fifty degrees and I'm not sure about my lumbar. At...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's taboo but I can't help it. I do love older guys & when I say older I mean 20+, older guys have experience and they know how to talk to girls & they know what they want and...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 8 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone right now and so unattractive
    Dg135 Dg135 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have been alone since the seventh grade romantically. Additionally, I attend an online high school so I have no friends. I don't exactly hate this because I get to think more...
    nwrner nwrner 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I wish I could just drink alone at this moment... drown myself until I forget this feeling I have... this pain inside of me...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    would be nice... i'm never alone... wld love to just have ny own space a sanctuary where i can just scream, sing create without anyone... i guess im a loner by nature but thats...
    CigarettesandCoffee CigarettesandCoffee 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    The thing I hate the most when I feel alone is that I get very delusional. I feel like I'm fading away from the real world, and that sooner or later, I won't be notice, and that I...
    Inasda Inasda 18-21, M 1 Response 56 mins ago

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    I am sort of reclusive. I live alone, and I do not really like going places. I prefer security & shelter over going out & being social. I have always been this way, even growing...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Everyone: I have to tell my father about my relationship. I am scared senseless about what he will think of his daughter with an older man... I am terrified that he may try to...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 10

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    No to really old guys, just a bit older than me maybe 5 or 6 years. They seem to be so much more cool and mature to me. Most boys of my age are just stupid and silly. They just...
    SweetNatalie SweetNatalie 18-21, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have always been excited by older women. Like my mom's age older! If you are one such, send me a message!
    KerryThornton KerryThornton 13-15, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My fiancé is 10 years older than me. I prefer older men.
    atatt atatt 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    [ Sorry for being so brief... I just typed out a few paragraphs, and for some reason it didn't post ] Basically, I am afraid of growing up. I'm 18 years old and I graduated...
    DisgustingGoat DisgustingGoat 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I think its a phobia, because I can't look at a picture without screaming (awkward at school when we read Rikki Tikki Tavi D: ) that was scary...Anyway I've had a snake crawl on my...
    EstonianGirl EstonianGirl 13-15, F Sep 29

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    For the longest time I wished I had an older brother. I knew my father had been in a previous marriage before he married my mother. He told us that we had an older brother but that...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    What if this good persona changes? What if all the mental anxiety within me changes and I do something crazy? What if I've already done something and it comes back to haunt me? I'm...
    LovePeaceRockNRoll LovePeaceRockNRoll 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    When I was growing up, we always had music in our household. My own mum was a singer in her youth. She had her own band. Although she gave it up when she started working and got...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Seriously this is so true...I just want to make my point that's way to soon I didn't get a phone till I was older way older than that and I had to buy it
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is my #1 favorite movie of all time! :) I loved watching it growing up! I love old movies with beautiful songs! Because i just love to sing a long...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Don't let this 51 year old get dat.....haaaaahaaaa
    letslaugh123 letslaugh123 46-50, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I'm more attracted to the maturity level that comes a long with older men. I'm only 22 and all I can think about is settling down and having kids. It's hard to find people my age...
    DearMatthew DearMatthew 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I like older women, the kind that are pretty s*xually interested in a guy who's 30.....
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    Older guys message me please! It will be worth it I promise!
    Hornygirl118 Hornygirl118 18-21, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago