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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was a teenage I felt so sorry for anyone over 30. But now at 55, I see the absolute beauty of growing older. Now, I have worked for over 30 years, I have raised two...
    RedXSue RedXSue 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    I have always loved to swim, but my age is hampering my ability to enjoy it now. Lately, my shoulder has been hurting me quite a bit after a swim. Right now I cannot lift my arm...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    You don't even know . i can't imagine me having a full life , or even half of one . i figured i would have killed myself before i was 12 because i seriously don't want to grow old...
    Breenis Breenis 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I read a nice quote that sums it up nicely: Being adult doesn't mean that you can make decisions, but that you must make decisions
    Evened Evened 41-45, M Aug 2

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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
    caitlincc11 caitlincc11 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
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    I'm alone. It's an ongoing battle between hate and love. I love the feeling of being self-dependent and having my own voice but at the same time I feel lonely because I have no one...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 Aug 17

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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 5 hrs ago

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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 1 hr ago

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    I was really scared of growing up before my 18th birthday,I figure it will be ok after my birthday, my b-day was two days ago and now I am terrified :(
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F Aug 20

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    yeah my ex cheated on me so its better to be alone :)
    berealistic81 berealistic81 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I once had these thoughts that one day I'd find clarity and it would be so freeing. I'd let go of everything and everything would fall into place. Id no longer have to protect so...
    whoareyou208 whoareyou208 26-30, F 44 mins ago

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    University is both an amazing an incredibly scary place. It's a place where everyone questions themselves yet accepts everyone around them, which can make you feel very alone at...
    AlliterationAnonymous AlliterationAnonymous 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I had a "BFF" for 3 years. It all began when my friends constantly fought over stupid things. I became sick and tired of it, so I left the "group". (We are all friends still) I...
    KyokoXD KyokoXD 13-15, F 34 mins ago

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    ...that about sums it up really. I have been in a longterm relationship for 5 years and life after the fact seems daunting to say the least. I've tried, what I can only presume...
    ConfusedAgainAlways ConfusedAgainAlways 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Recently one of my best friends and I have been getting in fights a lot, and I'm terrified that we won't be friends anymore because of what happened today. We both used our mutual...
    alecsaf alecsaf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Honestly I've lived life like a kid for 17 years never even thought about being an adult in any depth Now all of a sudden it's smacked me hard in the face and I'm terrified of...
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    My boyfriend sucks at trying to make me feel better when I'm upset. 6 of my best friends are moving to different states. I know it's apart of growing up and am happy they have all...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Gosh I am terrified of the night. My sister went away for 5 weeks and I hated sleeping upstairs alone. Seeing her bed empty gave me the creeps and I'm was so afraid something...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Will be 22 in two months and just feel way older than i actually am , maybe it's just quarter life crisis (though im technically to young for it)
    Azxi Azxi 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I cant help myself im 16 but I really like mean who are 20-35 maybe even older I they just turn me on
    niniharris1998 niniharris1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    though I am not, I still feel alone. I have many friends who I can talk to but I still feel alone with my issues. There are so many things growing up that have gone wrong, with...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I know I'm too young to say something like this but, yeah, I would rather be alone than with someone I don't love. The reason I'm saying this is for the past eight or so months, I...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    My best friend of 7 years no longer loves me, so now I feel utterly alone. She was also my girlfriend for about half that time, and was the only person I ever needed in my life...
    PainRelievers PainRelievers 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Finally, at the age of 39, I am where I want to be. I spend Sundays with my daughter, who lives with her mother. I am studying full-time to become a psychotherapist. I read to a...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Their experience and authoritative nature is a real turn on for me. I think growing up without a father figure means I always look for that as an attribute in the opposite sex. I...
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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