Tag Archives: Fearing age

Fear of looking old-reaching out

Anonymous,  Age 71 I’ve read some of the stories and can’t offer much positive or cheering. I hate growing old, I fear the loss of things I once took for granted. I’ve had a life like a roller coaster, two … Continue reading

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Struggling in England-Seeking support

Ronne,  Age 70 I turned 70 in January and still can’t quite believe that number. Having struggled with depression most of my adult life. It was well controlled by medication until a couple of years ago, when I had to … Continue reading

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Too stubborn to let this get me down

Cherrie, Age 69 Hello. Who knew 70 would feel so lonely. I’m retired advanced practice nurse, for about two years. Still miss the patients and staff. Recently had a total knee replacement surgery and doing well. Except, it has brought … Continue reading

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Feeling guilty – hoping for some insights

Briony, Age 66 66, married for 15 years to a man 18 years younger. But he looks my age, I look his age, and he’s more grown-up/adult than I. And he’s currently getting chemo for colorectal cancer (all cancers run … Continue reading

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What to do about depression?

Bonnie,  Age 70   I have fought depression all my life and have been on meds for about ten years which has helped. But my seventieth birthday really turned an off switch in my head. My mom, who is 95 … Continue reading

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Struggling at 74

Jean, Age 74 Turning 70 was a decade I always dreaded. Not for myself, but the concern of losing people I cared about. My health has been excellent and I am still working as a real estate agent with my … Continue reading

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Negative feelings about being old

Anonymous, Almost 73 I am almost 73…I have the feeling that most comments sent to you are on the positive side….But I have very negative feelings about being old….I dislike that the physical beauty I once had is gone….I dislike … Continue reading

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Confessing ageism

Amy, Age 29 OK my confession, I must thank you for your inspiration. I however must admit I am no where near the wisdom levels that you have achieved. I have come across this site by a stroke of luck … Continue reading

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