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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    My birthday is on Thursday (the 29th) and I feel depressed about it, just like last year. I worry about getting old but not the way others do. I don't care about gray hair and...
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 28 mins ago

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    Hi there! Right now, I'm currently 18 turning 19 in July. I'm also attending my first year of college of right now. I have a perfect family (two parents is what you'd call a...
    musicbox809 musicbox809 18-21 Jan 17

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    Honestly, I have no idea how to begin my story or why I'm writing this. Let's just say that it's about time that I vent all my loneliness onto something, even on an empty space on...
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't have a diagnosis, but I've noticed that my penis is slowly growing over time. I'm well past puberty, so I don't know what's going on. I'm enjoying it, though. ;)
    wuiop wuiop 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I get way to nervous leaving the house alone. I cant even manage to catch a bus alone. im starting a new school soon and I had to talk my mum into catching the bus with me every...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I remember feeling unhappy while being around certain people, I remember trying to fix all their problems...I remember desperately wanting them to not leave, I remember being so...
    xbethx xbethx 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    One day when I was 10 years old I put on a dress, white pantyhose, and a blue jean jacket and I went for a walk by myself in the wooded area behind our house. It was kind of a cool...
    abbylicious abbylicious 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    When I was a child growing up, I tried often to get my parents' approval, and it was always through my art--mostly drawing. My parents didn't care about anything artistic. They...
    benglishtea benglishtea 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Im a 28 year old man, who has been through alot, domestic violence from my father towards my mother whilst growing up, eventually my mum got a back bone and fougt back, life was...
    ukjayg ukjayg 26-30 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, other than me. One ordinary day, while I sat in English class, in school. I began to look around the room, at all of the different...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Let me tell you from my experience that older Men are more Experienced, Understanding, and sometimes Dominant. I kinda like that in a Man because they know what they want and take...
    playful21 playful21 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I love older guys they are so experienced and know how to make you feel good. ;) I so want to be with one. ;) Any horny older guys want to chat. ;)
    Julie214 Julie214 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    In June of 2009, i met a man whom i would later almost marry. Instead of marrying him, i left him, and he devastated me as a whole. The relationship lasted just beyond four years...
    MrsVader00 MrsVader00 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I'm a 26 year old epileptic that hasn't held down a real job in over 8 years. It has been short term jobs here and there, but nothing serious. I live at home with my mother who is...
    BlackBeach BlackBeach 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    The original selfie. Everything old is new again
    Lovetocook44 Lovetocook44 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm so terrified of getting old like no one understands how much the thought of getting wrinkles bothered me. lol Just the thought of all this makes me want to puke...
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Growing up in the 70's with strict catholic parents and being the oldest son. You can bet I witnessed a lot of spankings! I have a sister and a bro. I watched a lot of spankings...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Spanking... What a horrible thing to get, but a funny thing to see. I was 8 and my older sister was 12. So, our family were eating at the dining table, we all finished our food...
    lauraAd lauraAd 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 9

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    Okay not really "terrified" but I don't like them. It scares me being up in front of that many people and it makes it hard to think, therefore, speak.
    unknown304 unknown304 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Wow! where do I start? I don't feel like spell checking sorry... Mom died when I was 32 days old. Dad died at 9, raised by grandmother, she died at 89 in 2001, a 16 year old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 4

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    The last few years were so hard for me. In the last few months it got from complete hell to okay with continuing to improve. Some days I´m even happy! I was never able to talk...
    leilymae leilymae 16-17, F Jan 11

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    I'm a mother of two and it bothers me that I can't drive . Ive tried numerous of time but I'm just really terrified and I hate it for my two kids in the future . I'm unable to take...
    MariahMcgee MariahMcgee 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    I am 21. At the age of 18 I ditched high school and my small home life for a large city and an art school. It took me many places and I made many great memories. Now I'm back home...
    Henryjk Henryjk 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    not from any specific person, but in general. well actually, basically just time away from my family. But my friends also put a tole on me every so often. I need to have my alone...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not all the time but I very rarely visit bars these days for more than one or two beers. My reasons for this is because the older I get the less time I have for fools and alcohol...
    bill1960 bill1960 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    There's a difference between older men, much older men, and old men. When I was 21, I was tired of only older men being attracted to me (30's, 40's, 50's). I felt like they were...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 4

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    `Hide and seek’ by JEANETTE STUDENT OK OK I will play,(me a fed up 13 year old boy looking after my little sister) there she stood with her hands on her hips, my seven year old...
    Jeanettestudent Jeanettestudent 51-55, T 1 Response Jan 15

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    I really miss the old me.. The younger, innocent person who never saw the bad in life. Growing up is such a blessing yet a curse.
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I deserve no sympathy. I deserve not to love or be loved. I deserve to be alone. I've one mistakes in the past with my ex that I could never forgive myself for. I've hit her before...
    lostloveangel lostloveangel 18-21, M Jan 3

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    My older brother. I don't talk about Jacob much with other people, most don't even know I have an older brother. I don't tell unless asked. It's not that I don't love my...
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    In July of 2014 I moved to Georgia from San Diego California. In San Diego I also battled depression issues but at least I was surrounded by my Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents,cousins...
    Randumbdude Randumbdude 13-15 2 Responses Jan 6

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...