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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have always loved to swim, but my age is hampering my ability to enjoy it now. Lately, my shoulder has been hurting me quite a bit after a swim. Right now I cannot lift my arm...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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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 3 days ago

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    I read a nice quote that sums it up nicely: Being adult doesn't mean that you can make decisions, but that you must make decisions
    Evened Evened 41-45, M Aug 2

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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
    caitlincc11 caitlincc11 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm alone. It's an ongoing battle between hate and love. I love the feeling of being self-dependent and having my own voice but at the same time I feel lonely because I have no one...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 Aug 17

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    I know there are people that will disagree with me but it is how I feel. I am 49 years old but never looked my age. I have always looked at least 10 years younger which always...
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was really scared of growing up before my 18th birthday,I figure it will be ok after my birthday, my b-day was two days ago and now I am terrified :(
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F a week ago

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    Pretty much all of the time. I am grateful enough and appreciate that i have all my family and i have no problems with them and i also am grateful that they love and accept who i...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My best friend growing up had a father who would periodically travel out of town for his job. When this happened his mother liked to have the kids friends(he had two sisters) stay...
    eli1601 eli1601 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Why do you make me feel this way? It's like without you, all of a sudden, I feel lost and alone. But before when I never had you, I was okay with being alone. Now that I had a...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 4 hrs ago

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    Recently one of my best friends and I have been getting in fights a lot, and I'm terrified that we won't be friends anymore because of what happened today. We both used our mutual...
    alecsaf alecsaf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism Feb of this year. I started with Levothyroxine but my body was sensitive to it so in april my dr switched me to .5 of synthroid . at first I was...
    lauryn14 lauryn14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Honestly I've lived life like a kid for 17 years never even thought about being an adult in any depth Now all of a sudden it's smacked me hard in the face and I'm terrified of...
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    My boyfriend sucks at trying to make me feel better when I'm upset. 6 of my best friends are moving to different states. I know it's apart of growing up and am happy they have all...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I feel like if i show how alone i feel i would end up screaming in a room full of people or just speeding up to the end and die already to end the torture. It cant keep going on...
    Noahn85 Noahn85 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone right now.. I just want someone to talk to, I can't take this anymore. The broken life I've grown accustomed to is falling apart.. I should be glad since I'm...
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F Jul 29

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    Gosh I am terrified of the night. My sister went away for 5 weeks and I hated sleeping upstairs alone. Seeing her bed empty gave me the creeps and I'm was so afraid something...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F a week 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 2 days ago

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    I always feel that im alone in this world, i dont have the other person i can share everything everyday. Im awkward, i used to be okay but i have always been having some friends...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    You know your gonna be forever alone when your sister has a boyfriend of 6 months that lives in Canada and still got her flowers. I just give up
    Marquie Marquie 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Not much more than that question? Why is it no matter how well we try to treat others we always end up alone?
    Arcentine Arcentine 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I've never felt more alone.
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I push everyone away and then I complain about being alone. I just don't know why I do is in the first places!
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    It's just one of those days where I want to blast my music smoke some weed and think about ****. It seems like every time I try to be alone someone busts in to my room and bothers...
    fuckthisshitforreal fuckthisshitforreal 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm so scared of them. I'm afraid that they're all beasts who just want sex from people. I get really scared if I'm alone with a man or in a crowd. There's only a few men I...
    CrystalViolet7 CrystalViolet7 13-15, F Jul 31

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