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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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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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    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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    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have lost a lot of friends within the past two years, including one I was really close to. I suffer from depression, which causing me to be a bit of a downer at times. I'm also...
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    I have finally made the decision after 12 years of marriage, to continue my life without him. I feel strong and courageous. I feel like nothing could hold me back or move me from...
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    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have started letting people who I consider important in my life how I'm finally accepting myself. A common reaction is an exaggerated form of complacency and apathy. I'm not...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 31-35, T 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
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    My peers are the most annoying people ever!! I cannot see why they focus on the useless topics that happen around them. Older people are more interesting, they have the capability...
    HarmonicArtist HarmonicArtist 13-15, M 1 Response 32 mins ago

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    hollowman10 hollowman10 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Seriously 50year old man, no I don't want to see a pic ov ur wrinkly ****! Or any ov ur dicks for that matter! Geeeez lol
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