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I Am Terrified of Growing Old Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 193 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 46 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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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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    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 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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    bb662 bb662 26-30, M Apr 9

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    I'm scared of growing old alone
    sayanglina sayanglina 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    i actually do have an older brother but i feel like the more grown up. he wasnt there to care for men be a role.model... but okok not everyone has a sibbling. i appreciate it. and...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    i wanna be with an older mann!
    NoPantiesGirl96 NoPantiesGirl96 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    4 years ago, I met a sweet lady with whom I had everything in common. She had a tough life, riddled with abusive relationships, and illnesses that affected her in mind and body...
    AndyCLec AndyCLec 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As much as I hate being alone with my thoughts, I'm terrified to talk about certain things. I don't want to scare people away. I have certain people in my life that I trust, but I...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I wasn't the oldest and wasn't the baby so I was pretty much ignored growing up.
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F Apr 8

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    Ever since I was young i am very terrified of balloons. Once on my friends birthday i had a panic attack and my friends 1 st time found out I am terrified of balloons. I don't know...
    Ytat Ytat 16-17, F Mar 21

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    How is this reality? Three months ago, I was angry at my brother because he was stealing money from me left and right. He convinced us that he had a gambling problem. A month...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F Mar 30

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I watch/read scary things at night so I would be terrified
    FuRyEU FuRyEU 13-15, M a week ago

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    I have three older brothers. A twin, a brother who is only one year older, and one that is 3 years older. As the youngest in the household, I was always the butt of the jokes and...
    Skat3rgurl Skat3rgurl 16-17, F Mar 18

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    i lost my job because of my stupid decisions, and that makes me feel so very depressed, i had a call from different company for job interviews but i don't have the courage and...
    shy07me shy07me 26-30, F Mar 20

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    Thank you for clicking on my experience. I just wanted to say... I feel like I'm all alone. I feel like I have no one here to help me. Let's just carry on. First of all, I am a...
    TheBloodySerenity474 TheBloodySerenity474 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I always wanted to get fat but never could. I just couldnt get enough confidence. But as i got older i began to care less and ate more. I accidentally gained a few pounds but...
    IWantFat44 IWantFat44 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ok, my first post may have been a bit harsh. Allow me to explain my stance on this a little more tactfully...Keep in mind it has been almost a decade since I was 13. First things...
    Missdrakerss Missdrakerss 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a presentation to give at 12:30 this afternoon and I'm freaking out. I was supposed to present on Tuesday but we ran out of time and my professor let me off the hook and...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    its amazing actually- I am terrified of speaking in front of people. but I can sing with a lot less significant effort in front of several hundred. I do have a general stage fright...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I am horrified of aging, specifically my face and neck. It's much more than just being scared or annoyed by it. It's an all consuming, horrifying obsession. I know it's due to...
    mynameis12345 mynameis12345 51-55, F Apr 6

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    My mother Lola died when I was 12 years old. My father re-married within eighteen months and he sold up everything we had in the city, took early retirement with a golden handshake...
    Zadran Zadran 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love the history of old things. I love how, way back when, they cooked over fireplaces and did everything by hand. I love how everything was made from scratch and there wasn't an...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love old TV shows !!!!! Here's a random list of my fav shows 50s -60s I love Lucy Hazel Father knows best Leave it to beaver Bewitched 70s Eight is enough Jeffersons...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi this is my first blog on this site....my name is Richard i live in south Africa and im 21 years old......i life with my parents and work as a waiter ....i love my job and is...
    Richard103 Richard103 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've just drop out of law school. I want to be a writter. For now I got a job at a bank which starts monday. I'm scared, but most of all lonley. I guess I can say that I have 2-3...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I don't mean this in a lonely hearts sort of way where i cry into my pillow and long for a hug. I like hugs and i dont get nearly as many as I would like, but it is not a serious...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    today I found out my aunt died, it was sudden and really unexpected...and in reality when i heard she was admitted to the hospital, i really didnt take it seriously. at this point...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    I feel like I was pushed to grow up and punished for being a kid. I used to get into trouble for being bad when I was really just trying to get attention. I was left alone, told I...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 8

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    I did two things for the very first time today. I went out (to work) wearing a lace thong, the first time I've ever been out of the house wearing anything feminine, I've had the...
    Imjustbrowsing Imjustbrowsing 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    "You do not value it till the time you do not loose it" The best and the perfect quote in my life. There was a time when I had to take permission for everything I do not only...
    Life26 Life26 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I think it's about time I started to date. I'm getting to old to be alone, or better yet feel lonely.
    zakkiyyia8 zakkiyyia8 36-40, F Apr 1

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    I am indeed growing my hair long :P I think that longer hair is pretty and my hair is one of three things that I partially like about me. So growing it out and having long pretty...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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