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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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 30 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    It is beautiful to grow old with someone that you love and care most. Someone who will give you his shoulder when things get rough and you need to lean on. Someone who will give...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm 22 years old and I'm terrified about living alone. I grew up with lots of siblings. In my country, extended families were very coomon and I was part of one. I've never had...
    gethro gethro 22-25, M Dec 12

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    Idk why but I'm terrified of being alone right now
    relapsing14 relapsing14 13-15, F Nov 26

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    I'm terrified of being alone, but the worst part is that I know I deserve to be =/
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Well this one's gona be a bit long and involved so let me try my best to spit it out without too much detail. So as you know from my other stories I'm blind and have been since...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M Nov 29

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    I am going to be alone forever... I use to be able to deal with it.. Now I don't think I can. Completely alone.
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Moved to a new country 5 months ago for a job with a few others. All of them left me and I'm still here because i don't know what I want to or can do next, but I'm scared of being...
    Woosah Woosah 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    7 billion people in the world, and I still feel like I'm alone.
    KyrBella KyrBella 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I used to be so insecure about myself that I was so devastated when my friends start ignoring me. Three months later , I'm okay now with being alone. I've learnt to be tough, to...
    Amaze16 Amaze16 18-21, F 20 mins ago

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    I thrive off of the emotions of people around me. Im emotionally unstable by myself but when im with people i know people that care about me, im stable, feeling what they are...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Idk why but I'm actually beginning to become terrified of getting really old. You become so useless and fragile, it's just so scary.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I always want to leave the best impression I can when Im talking to a girl I have feelings for.. I'm always trying to think of what the best thing is to say and always end up...
    Slekkoo Slekkoo 22-25 Nov 29

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    Today I was listening to one of my favourite poets work online and it hit me out of nowhere. I became so sad and lonely that my breath was stolen out of my chest and I couldn't...
    Canadianwithirish Canadianwithirish 18-21, F Dec 6

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    I'm so scared of it somedays. People treat old people like a disease or like they are a joke. Just because of their outward appearance. Especially teenagers. It makes me so sad...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 24

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    I find myself close to my mid 20's. paying bills and renting a room. Now I'm looking for a house to call home and finally get my mom out of a old place to stay with me.... Growing...
    aLadywithoutaclue aLadywithoutaclue 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I'm terrified if being used. I realize that this fear is the source of what has been haunting me ever since i was a kid. It's the very core of what happened to me. I need care. The...
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I'm absolutely terrified of any bug that exists. call me an idiot or a wimp or whatever, but my phobia of them is bad. I'm pretty fine with spiders... but not bugs. I'm not sure...
    Cyreai Cyreai 22-25, T 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism- where my thyroid isn't making enough hormones. About 2 years ago I had a very extreme form of birth control implanted in my body that was...
    scaredandnervous scaredandnervous 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I had only 3 or 4 relation ships my whole life. For 98% of my life I been alone. I never liked it, Never chose it, Never thought I would not be married by now. I have always...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Nov 23

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    I just tried on a pair of jeans that used to fit me perfectly, that was 35 pounds ago. Now they're skin tight and and could barely breath let alone move around much in them. I took...
    fatgenie fatgenie 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F Nov 27

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    Every Christmas Eve, we go to my grandmother's for the seven dishes. It is a Italian tradition that I believe has something to do with the last supper, but anyway as far back as I...
    hartbri12 hartbri12 31-35, F Dec 4

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    Been through a handful of failed romantic encounters so far and I'm at the point where I just feel like giving up. I see people I know dating around, darting in and out of...
    lucidxacid lucidxacid 22-25, F Dec 8

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    Opposite my flat there is an old folks home. I walk past here several times a day to and from work. Earlier this week I saw a lady at the window doing the washing up, I took note...
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Well I look in the mirror and see the gray hairs starting to show up in my beard. Never thought about getting older until now. Have a long life to live yet but it's kind of funny...
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F Dec 1

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    It's been a year since the big break up what would have been our two year was two days ago. I'm just getting around to finally having the courage to face the old photos and toss...
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When most girls at my age like guys that are young and similar to them, I seem to fall for guys that are older... many of them who would never like me back, or those who morally...
    ils11 ils11 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F Nov 27

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Woah? I am 20 years old. I've sprouted into a young man positive, strong, confident, happy, and smart. I'm nearly into my third year of college staying and it's moving fast. So...
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M Dec 5

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    Over drafted my bank account by $5, now I owe them $40. Welcome to adulthood! Now I have to beg my dad to bail me out and feel as incompetent as a 5 year old
    msilver msilver 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    Today while I was out for lunch a mother and her probably 8 or 9 year old daughter were eating across from me and a friend of mine. After many warning of the girls behavior her...
    Mattymatt9 Mattymatt9 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the world, stimulating progress and giving birth to evolution of the mind. If all...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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