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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Aug 30

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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'm only 15, but still.. I'm thinking a lot and I'm scared 2 grow up. I'm scared that I will miss too much, lose my mom, being alone, growing old. I have said to myself, I need to...
    radbabe radbabe 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am NOT growing old gracefully. Things still happen, fun times and good memories, but the morning after, looking in the mirror??? Damn...wth happened?
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I just turned 45 a few weeks ago...had a fiancee....until a couple of weeks before that...then he bailed. I thought that I wouldn't have to deal with being alone again. After my...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses a week 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 Aug 28

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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 6 Responses Aug 28

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    I travel alone at least three times a month and always far away. I flirt a little and show too much skin, maybe sneak down to the ice machine wearing only my panties or have room...
    janie35 janie35 31-35, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have come to realize that I am alone because I like it. Instead of trying to fight it and be "normal", I am going to accept it. I cannot be someone I am not. I simply don't enjoy...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    I saw my dad for the first time after 4 years...And I realized, he's still the same person he was, and I was so different. It didn't go well, at all, but I am glad that it happened...
    NicoleNotsoRichie NicoleNotsoRichie 18-21, F 5 days 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 1 day ago

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    I've never felt more depressed in my life. I can't talk to any of my family. The one person I love the most is telling me I should move away. I'm alone all the time. Nothing makes...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been married for almost two years now and we have been together for almost 5 years though. And we have a daughter and I feel ever since she was born I've been viewing things...
    Stephaniestephens17 Stephaniestephens17 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    i miss my old friends that i used to hang out with all the time as a kid in elementary and i haven't heard from them since, but they appear in my dreams all the time. i miss my...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't live at someone else's tempo. It's always either too slow or too fast for me.I tend to fluctuate at the precipice of...
    KurMujun KurMujun 36-40 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes when plans fall through with my friends and I'm really disappointed, I say to myself bitterly and petulantly, "Fine, I'll just get drunk at home alone then instead." Of...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Staying alone for too long has finally started taking its toll on me.
    HrushikeshB HrushikeshB 22-25, M 10 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 Aug 25

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    I am not a young girl. I am not a girl at all. I am the older man attracted to younger girls. As I was growing up, people told me how girls mature before boys do. O.K. I believe...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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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 Aug 25

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    im a girl that dates older guys at 15 i was dating 20 year olds and 18 and 17. now im in love with a older guy
    karlybaby karlybaby 16-17, F 11 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I dont know why i just do.. when i went to school i would be attracted to my teachers especially the really old ones so when i was like 13 i fancied teachers who were 40-50. is...
    littlelacey littlelacey 18-21, F 45 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My friend has a guy who has a crush on her and he won't seem to take "no" for an answer and I'm scared mostly because if she gets forced upon she might be able to struggle but she...
    Aroura666 Aroura666 16-17, F Sep 10

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    LIKE TERRIFIED!!!!!!!!!!! IM SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NicoleGabriella NicoleGabriella 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Well, let´s say, not old enough to be my grandfather, but I sure prefer someone who´s older than me... Guys my age usually don´t interest me much.
    DildoSlut DildoSlut 22-25, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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 Sep 1

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    I just turned 21, and recently I decided to grow my beard/goatee out again. Now I went to the local GameStop to pre-order a game, and guy working at the counter didn't even ask for...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M Sep 1

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    The Lords Of Flatbush, 1974 starring Perry King, Sly Stallone, Henry Winkler and Susan Blakely. All movie stars at the very beginning of their careers. Believe it or not this is...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 6

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