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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 193 People

    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    As much as I hate being alone with my thoughts, I'm terrified to talk about certain things. I don't want to scare people away. I have certain people in my life that I trust, but I...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm a male in my 30's. Growing up, I always had crushes on girls (and Women). I'm fact, my first "girlfriend" was in kindergarden. She and I would sit against the lockers during...
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    i have been talking to people all day, just grasping at that little bit of communication and company. but it does nothing for me. i feel so alone, so much that i end up looking at...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 16-17, F 3 mins ago

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    The term homebody has been said a few times. My aunt started saying it as if she made it sound like it's frowned upon. It may be to others but I just like having the comfort of...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    I live abroad(for last 10 years),but few mts /yr.live in USA.Recently,upon my Son(the only child of mine),and wife,paid a brief visit to USA,this time staying with them(13 nights...
    shirinmaghami shirinmaghami 70+, F 3 days ago

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    I wasn't the oldest and wasn't the baby so I was pretty much ignored growing up.
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F Apr 8

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    How is this reality? Three months ago, I was angry at my brother because he was stealing money from me left and right. He convinced us that he had a gambling problem. A month...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F Mar 30

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Once again my fear of commitment wins. I'm terrified of being in a relationship or marriage without that "in love" feeling. I'm terrified of being with someone who used to try hard...
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    dalidacc11 dalidacc11 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    bettycc11 bettycc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    bettycc11 bettycc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I watch/read scary things at night so I would be terrified
    FuRyEU FuRyEU 13-15, M Apr 10

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    You never know what a person goes through.... You just don't. They cover it up with a smile, they "act" like everything is normal when everything is going on in their heads. They...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Thank you for clicking on my experience. I just wanted to say... I feel like I'm all alone. I feel like I have no one here to help me. Let's just carry on. First of all, I am a...
    TheBloodySerenity474 TheBloodySerenity474 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I always wanted to get fat but never could. I just couldnt get enough confidence. But as i got older i began to care less and ate more. I accidentally gained a few pounds but...
    IWantFat44 IWantFat44 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ok, my first post may have been a bit harsh. Allow me to explain my stance on this a little more tactfully...Keep in mind it has been almost a decade since I was 13. First things...
    Missdrakerss Missdrakerss 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    Never felt this lonely. Ever feel like no one understands you? Ever feel like your always the person taking care of ppl and no one seems to help you? Like your almost invisible...
    goofy1988 goofy1988 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    its amazing actually- I am terrified of speaking in front of people. but I can sing with a lot less significant effort in front of several hundred. I do have a general stage fright...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I am horrified of aging, specifically my face and neck. It's much more than just being scared or annoyed by it. It's an all consuming, horrifying obsession. I know it's due to...
    mynameis12345 mynameis12345 51-55, F Apr 6

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    B came home from school one day, and as I asked her about her day she informed me of kids in her class "dating"... WHAT IN SAM'S HELL!!!! HOLY FUDGMACICLE PIE!! - B, 10 year olds...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love the history of old things. I love how, way back when, they cooked over fireplaces and did everything by hand. I love how everything was made from scratch and there wasn't an...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I love old TV shows !!!!! Here's a random list of my fav shows 50s -60s I love Lucy Hazel Father knows best Leave it to beaver Bewitched 70s Eight is enough Jeffersons...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Hi this is my first blog on this site....my name is Richard i live in south Africa and im 21 years old......i life with my parents and work as a waiter ....i love my job and is...
    Richard103 Richard103 18-21 1 Response Apr 15

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    Hi, Today I feel really alone, I think this is because of where life has led me to. My mother died a year ago, I have got over the worst of that but my father, who is 80, but...
    Ladytina42 Ladytina42 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    today I found out my aunt died, it was sudden and really unexpected...and in reality when i heard she was admitted to the hospital, i really didnt take it seriously. at this point...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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