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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 193 People

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    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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    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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    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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    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 29 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I am NOT growing old gracefully. Things still happen, fun times and good memories, but the morning after, looking in the mirror??? Damn...wth happened?
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I just turned 45 a few weeks ago...had a fiancee....until a couple of weeks before that...then he bailed. I thought that I wouldn't have to deal with being alone again. After my...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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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 4 days 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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    I've never felt more depressed in my life. I can't talk to any of my family. The one person I love the most is telling me I should move away. I'm alone all the time. Nothing makes...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I've been married for almost two years now and we have been together for almost 5 years though. And we have a daughter and I feel ever since she was born I've been viewing things...
    Stephaniestephens17 Stephaniestephens17 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    i miss my old friends that i used to hang out with all the time as a kid in elementary and i haven't heard from them since, but they appear in my dreams all the time. i miss my...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    I am not a young girl. I am not a girl at all. I am the older man attracted to younger girls. As I was growing up, people told me how girls mature before boys do. O.K. I believe...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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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 1 day ago

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    My friend has a guy who has a crush on her and he won't seem to take "no" for an answer and I'm scared mostly because if she gets forced upon she might be able to struggle but she...
    Aroura666 Aroura666 16-17, F Sep 10

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    LIKE TERRIFIED!!!!!!!!!!! IM SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NicoleGabriella NicoleGabriella 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I have a very old soul. Ever since I was a child I was never like the other children. I've never acted very much like a child growing up I always wanted to hang out with adults...
    Feistywizard Feistywizard 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I just turned 21, and recently I decided to grow my beard/goatee out again. Now I went to the local GameStop to pre-order a game, and guy working at the counter didn't even ask for...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M Sep 1

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    The Lords Of Flatbush, 1974 starring Perry King, Sly Stallone, Henry Winkler and Susan Blakely. All movie stars at the very beginning of their careers. Believe it or not this is...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 6

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    I have been a very involved mom for 14 years. Now my son is growing up and independent (which I'm really proud of and supportive of), I am realizing that I've neglected my...
    sheshee sheshee 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    So I am currently 36. Pause. I know. Rewind. I said I'm 36. Yes. I actually opened with that...LOL! But I'm giving myself a taste of my own ageist medicine. Who would have ever...
    MRH1978 MRH1978 36-40, F 17 Responses Sep 9

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    i have friends online that live somewhere else in the world and on a different time zone then what i am. guys are mostly perverted. i got so much on my mind i wanna be alone... but...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 16-17, F Sep 1

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    YoungerWomenlikeOlderMen.com is a brand new dating service focusing on older men younger women, providing a great service to mature singles looking for love, romance and friendship...
    youngerlikeoldermen youngerlikeoldermen 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    YoungerWomenlikeOlderMen.com is a brand new dating service focusing on older men younger women, providing a great service to mature singles looking for love, romance and friendship...
    youngerlikeoldermen youngerlikeoldermen 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    YoungerWomenlikeOlderMen.com is a brand new dating service focusing on older men younger women, providing a great service to mature singles looking for love, romance and friendship...
    youngerlikeoldermen youngerlikeoldermen 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    Growing up as a kid, I wasn't really allowed to watch Kenan and Kel and other stuff like that by myself. But even then, the animated shows were totally awesome. I did watch that...
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M Sep 8

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    I'm pretty used to being alone and I prefer it even. I'm in my last year of high and my mom wants me to get involved in school. She fails to realize this is my third high school...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I want to practice self-love, but I am a fig tree - I look tough on the outside, but I am easily overtaken by insects and harsh weather. I have read many different versions of...
    ThQnOfHrts16 ThQnOfHrts16 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    My mom raised my sister and me with loving discipline that included spanking. They didn't have to happen too often, but when needed they were quite formal - pants down, over her...
    Momspanked Momspanked 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 21

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    I remember those days growing up: Courage the cowardly dog, Ed, Edd and eddy, Jonny bravo, etc.... Even Scooby Doo and i didn't like it much xD
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Okay so this is my first post :) I am a very fat girl. I am 17 years old and want to be a lot bigger! people message me!
    pizzalover58 pizzalover58 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm 17 but I have a a very wise old soul and I'm very mature for my age. It's ends up f*cking with my life tho cos then I hang around with older people and then tend to try to take...
    oliviatee oliviatee 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I have just started growing snake beans, but aphids are eating them. Can anyone help by suggesting an environmentally-friendly insecticide?
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Should I be happy or should I be sad...... Sometimes in life things become so complicated that a day can bring happiness and saddens all together. I want to cherish the good old...
    Life26 Life26 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I have been depressed for about a year now. I have had problems with my parents since I was 8 years old.. My ex-boyfriend cheated on me with my best friend. I'm really hurt and sad...
    madirreynoso madirreynoso 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    When I was younger, I was terrible. I was rude, stuck up, flirted, bullied, and dressed like a 8 year old ********. But I've changed ever since my Dad almost died... It was rough...
    Cheesepls Cheesepls 13-15 Sep 19

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    I'm married but not in love anymore. We have separate bedrooms because that's what I have to have. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. We stayed together for the kids and now...
    dreamylove dreamylove 61-65, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's so strange. All I want is to find someone to be with. Someone to hug whenever I feel like. Someone to look at In the morning and kiss softly and passionate and both. I have a...
    alexhuman alexhuman 22-25, M Sep 2

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    I do everything and go everywhere alone. Last month i was on a trip to sweden with my coworkers. When the bus tour was over i just walked off. Went to drift on the streets to...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 11

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    When you get old, you die, you are alone, then you die.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21