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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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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 have a big fear of growing old, like I have younger cousins & I always count the years between us & calculate, when there my age, how old will I be! It haunts me when I try...
    Beatit12 Beatit12 13-15, F Mar 21

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    I'm scared of growing old. That means more responsibilities, leaving home, losing my parents and dieing. I wish I can stay a kid forever. I'm scared to die and lose my parents.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    When we were growing up we were spanked bare by both parents in front of our siblings until puberty, when we reached puberty we just told a parent (boys told dad, girls told mom...
    KirstyAJohnson KirstyAJohnson 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I cry when I think of myself and family. My family feels so hollow now. When I was little, it used to be so fun to get home from school to see my family. Now, I stay...
    KingLaic KingLaic 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone, I'm quite new to this but I'm just going to start to write a story about myself. I think it's going to be quite long. And it's only one aspect of me of many- I have...
    Taurini Taurini 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I was 15 years old when I first began following the old ways. My parents were southern progressives, which wasn't uncommon in Georgia at the time, and they supported progress and...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I am so sad all the time. My marriage is falling apart. We are in my late mother-in-law's house in a small town and neither of us have found jobs. I used to be successful but my...
    slmb slmb 36-40, F Apr 3

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    I not against being alone sometimes I like it but it seems to of got to the point that it's constant and I'm getting tired of it I wish I could have someone to talk to my friends...
    Candlelight01 Candlelight01 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Marriage over? Check. Zero love life? Check. Hopelessly dead-end career? Check. Fear of failure limiting dreams? Check. Self-loathing? Check, check, and check. I'm posting this to...
    Kronk23 Kronk23 36-40, M Apr 1

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I just found out that my roommate was spanked growing up! We were teasing him at dinner because his parents came to visit him last weekend and we (the 2 other roommates) thought...
    ofjndj ofjndj 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    my whole life i was alone. i have everyone around me. my family, friends . But none of them knows me . They only know my out side.i wish someone was there for me . someone who...
    leftaalone leftaalone 22-25 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    it's easter, nice weather, life is hard sometimes.. how did I end up alone and sad
    soleless soleless 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    Just a heads up. I don't want to talk to men and I like women, so if you are a bisexual woman or lesbian, that would make things a little easier. But if you aren't, that is fine to...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I value my alone time, I really do, but I can't stand staying cooped up inside my house for so long. I slowly start losing my sanity when I haven't seen my friends or family for a...
    JohGrace JohGrace 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hello to anyone who would read this... I am married and I would say happily. I've got 5 beautiful children. One is married and four live with me at home. My wife is as beautiful...
    Spanishfantasy Spanishfantasy 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi all, apologies for my bad English, it's been a while. So my story is a bit different than most love affairs with married men here. I am now 30 years old. About 6 months ago I...
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    What is age? How do you define your life's progression? Is it by the greying of the hair, the weakening of the limbs, or by the arbitrary measurement of time with years? I am...
    costascova costascova 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I consider myself to be a well educated person and scientifically I know zombies can't exist. Psychologically, the thought of them taking over keeps me on alert ALL the time. It...
    cjkord cjkord 31-35, M Mar 21

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    It's just so ******. I have panick attacks and cry when i see them, it's so embarassing and awful. I avoid walking on the street at night whenever i can, and when don't have a...
    juliegreen2 juliegreen2 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I am somewhat afraid I will end up alone because I know that when I get bored in relationships I get bored and there is usually no going back...until I've alone for a few months...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I love my older sister to bits. Even though she can be annoying and wakes me up early in the morning for school. I still think she's great. Thank you lizzy for being there for me...
    niceluzia niceluzia 16-17, F 2 Responses 44 mins ago

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    The only person I truly connect with lives hundreds of miles away, and it's difficult to express myself through the phone. I feel extremely fragile and I can't talk to anyone...
    yesdni yesdni 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    So I was just talking to my best friend about how I feel right now. I'm sad and frustrated and scared and not in the best place lately. For no good reason. She said she's sorry...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M Mar 31

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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
    likeyoungerwomen likeyoungerwomen 31-35, F Mar 31

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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
    likeyoungerwomen likeyoungerwomen 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
    likeyoungerwomen likeyoungerwomen 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels The American Dream April 18, 2014 Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    AgeMeet.com is the #1 Age Gap Dating Site for younger women older men dating . It is Free to post & browse 550,000+ active members. We have been in the online dating business for...
    fionacc11 fionacc11 26-30, F Mar 21

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    My mother was very mentally abusive to me and my brother growing up. She was physically and mentally abused by her stepfather growing up and in turn treated my younger brother and...
    NYSPANKER NYSPANKER 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I just don't know what to do anymore. I'm sick and tiered of this and idk. Ever since I was little my older sister who is 4 years older than me has fought with my parents. Mainly...
    RuinedGirl RuinedGirl 13-15 1 Response Mar 29

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    I do it alone. No friends to help me. Please allow me to define what a friend is in my book: someone who knows the real you, and is willing to support you through everything...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    I've been living alone for 4 months now after me and my wife separated. The past week has been busy and keeping me occupied. But today has been a hard day. I very much miss seeing...
    jxsingle67 jxsingle67 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    how can i get my old best friend back!? we stopped talking last year because i met a guy and she didn't like him and was telling me not to fall for him. i should have listened...
    katiebrooks005 katiebrooks005 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I cant say I'm liking the 'growing up' part. Not right now, atleast. I'm coming to terms with certain things, and preparing myself to face the real world. I have always been a...
    MetalheadIntro MetalheadIntro 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I was never sick as a child-actually, quite the opposite. I was strong, rambunctious, energetic, and was constantly getting in to this I wasn't supposed to. Lol. So, fast forward...
    RustyJames2130 RustyJames2130 31-35, F Mar 23

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    It's horrible seeing children not acting like ... Well, children. I see 10 year olds in mini skirts and heels, with iPhones, joining Facebook and having 'boyfriends' and it breaks...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25