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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 30 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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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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    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 have such an incredible life at first glance; I'm educated, recently lost 30 kilos, stay healthy, I have a roof over my head, travel the world and have some extraordinary...
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    bearhacker bearhacker 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Growing up in a big family, being alone never crossed my mind. After the dust settled, my brothers moved out and it was just my brother and I. Once i finished school. It hit me so...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I wrote this as comment initially, But I felt this was worthy of a post. So, people who grow, and look deeply at life, people who are reflective, and seek out the truth of things...
    ctguitardude ctguitardude 26-30, M Mar 16

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    Ytat Ytat 16-17, F a week ago

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    dezzynewtron1 dezzynewtron1 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I just feel like people and life have wronged me so much. I have tried to be the best person that I can be, to be kind to strangers and people that I know at all times. I pick up...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Mar 15

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    I have three older brothers. A twin, a brother who is only one year older, and one that is 3 years older. As the youngest in the household, I was always the butt of the jokes and...
    Skat3rgurl Skat3rgurl 16-17, F Mar 18

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    i lost my job because of my stupid decisions, and that makes me feel so very depressed, i had a call from different company for job interviews but i don't have the courage and...
    shy07me shy07me 26-30, F a week 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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a presentation to give at 12:30 this afternoon and I'm freaking out. I was supposed to present on Tuesday but we ran out of time and my professor let me off the hook and...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 22 hrs ago

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    All of my favorite celebrity crushes were older (at least 30 and under 60 typically), even when I was growing up.
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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 5 Responses Mar 4

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    Growing up, I didn't know my grandfather (he died about 2 weeks and a few days before I was born and my grandmother wasn't the nicest to me. So, around 6th or 7th grade, I met this...
    EarthyLocks EarthyLocks 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    i remember as a kid how i was always inspired by my mommy. I wanted to be just like her at such a young age. I wanted to drive, have my own credit card, spend my money, wear high...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I've just drop out of law school. I want to be a writter. For now I got a job at a bank which starts monday. I'm scared, but most of all lonley. I guess I can say that I have 2-3...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't mean this in a lonely hearts sort of way where i cry into my pillow and long for a hug. I like hugs and i dont get nearly as many as I would like, but it is not a serious...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm a first year college student, living a few hours away from my family. I gotta say.. It sucks being alone. Now I live in an apartment on campus, with 3 roommates but the...
    Trey1231 Trey1231 18-21, M Mar 13

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