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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 195 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 12 hrs 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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    i swear i was just 10 years old yesterday... damn.
    aneurysmm aneurysmm 70+, F 4 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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    So, I decided to talk to my stepmother about the stuff that's been going on in my life. I don't know why I thought this was a good idea, like she said, I've now put her in a...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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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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    if any of you ever feel alone any of you can talk to me if you ever feel alone remember people thay feel alone look down to the ground ...but if you lift your head no matter where...
    marcell1379 marcell1379 18-21, M 16 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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    There is a small age difference (3 and a half years to be exact) between me and my boyfriend of 4 years, and while we are totally ok with it/ its a non issue, others are not- even...
    blueeestarrr28 blueeestarrr28 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Hi, I'm Garrett. I'm a 14 year old freshman. I'm gay and horny. I love cute older boys. I service upperclassmen and they look out for me. It's a mutual beneficial relationship. I'm...
    1supercutie 1supercutie 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I often feel like I would end up living alone in a small apartment with 5 cats and 3 more on the way. Not such a bad idea actually.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I love being alone and like not hanging around other people because I feel comfortable enough to do things by and for myself, but the times I do get lonely I get kinda sad but then...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 18 hrs 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 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 4 days ago

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    Does it matter that I'm attracted to older men? No. I just do. and I'm 22.
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 22-25, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Yes old school nickelodeon like CatDog, Rugrats, Hey Arnold, as told by Ginger, Doug, All That, Kenan and Kel, The Amanda Show, Rockos Modern Life, I mss all them shows.
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    If any woman wanna chat 35 and older inbox me
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Any older women wanna chat? 35-70
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    Any dirty old perve wanna chat ;) ??
    Sextoyyy13 Sextoyyy13 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm 22, attracted to older guys. I don't think age is an issue.
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I always had a thing for older guys they just make me feel so h o r ny and want more from them. ;)
    Julie214 Julie214 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I just love older men and always did. ;)
    Julie214 Julie214 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I just love older guys that love younger woman. ;)
    Julie214 Julie214 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I get criticism from people, but I find older guys to be easier to talk to and I'm more attracted to them
    Erinn2 Erinn2 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    i kind of like teasing old guys out in public by putting on lipstick, letting the straps of my dresses fall down, fixing my cleavage, pulling up my skirts, and adjusting my...
    kxdiakxx kxdiakxx 18-21, F 1 Response 36 mins 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