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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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 29 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    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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    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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    Iamhere26 Iamhere26 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Hey I'm StacyHearts! Today, Imma share my experience with all yall Well, I have 4 sisters and no brothers. So all together we were 5 girls, one mom and dad . My dad was a...
    StacyHearts StacyHearts 31-35, F 1 Response 7 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 feel so alone sometimes. I've been single for 8 months and leaving was the best thing for me but I get so tired of being alone. I don't need to be with someone but I enjoy that...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 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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    Traveling alone is better because you don't have to worry about others and you can go at your own pace.
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage 22-25, M 3 hrs 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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    norahcc11 norahcc11 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    Older Men Younger Women Dating Site - YoungerOlderDating.com For the younger women dating older men, and for the older men dating younger women - YoungerOlderDating is the best and...
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    Older Men Younger Women Dating Site - YoungerOlderDating.com For the younger women dating older men, and for the older men dating younger women - YoungerOlderDating is the best and...
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    Older Men Younger Women Dating Site - YoungerOlderDating.com For the younger women dating older men, and for the older men dating younger women - YoungerOlderDating is the best and...
    norahcc11 norahcc11 22-25, F 13 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 5 days ago

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    I prefer older men over younger, I'm thinking its got to do with maturity most are stable know what there doing in life etc. Like they say older and wiser for the most part i agree...
    SecretDesiress SecretDesiress 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm the youngest of the family, so I followed after my brothers interests to fit in with them at a young age. The outcome is what I am today, a socially awkward teenager. I have...
    Sovitia Sovitia 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs 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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    I find some older men attractive too, like Michael Fassbender, Eminem, Mads Mikkelsen that's it lol :D A lot of older men here have been so kind to me I'm happy *hugs* you all are...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Any older guys that r willing to play and have fun with a 18 year old transgender
    alexis6263 alexis6263 18-21, T 1 Response 2 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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    Oh yes!! I love older men so much!
    wetkittyforoldmen wetkittyforoldmen 18-21, F 23 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've only been with a handful of older woman. An every one was different. I especially remember one that introduced me to several new things. I'm pretty experienced but she...
    Pisces025 Pisces025 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I like older men I would do anything for u plz message me be really disrespectful please
    alexis6263 alexis6263 18-21, T 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have always liked the idea of talking to and being with an older guy, but I am much too shy to ever do anything about it. My friends think my taste for men in their forties is...
    fifisis fifisis 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Older men chat to me I'm horny as fuckk
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 45 mins ago

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    I'm 15 and love older music from 40s, 50's, 60's and 70's. I love Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Phil Harris, Louis Prima and my favorite singer of all time is Allan...
    Heyabbott1 Heyabbott1 16-17, M 1 Response 20 mins ago

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    Most of my life I been alone, single. I am 42 years old. Lost my virginity at the age of 34, Got my first kiss at the age of 20, Had two or three girlfriends my whole life. It...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Oct 4

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    I'm an Army wife and I'm 18 years old. Sadly I can't be with my husband like I wish I could. The only time I don't feel alone is when I have my husband. My family isn't currently...
    xwewereinfinite xwewereinfinite 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Everyone ends up alone in the end. I always reach this point where the friends I know and love are no longer the people I can talk to about what's really going on or what's...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F Oct 11

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