Do any of you fear growing old alone without family?

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    Jul 14, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    I must admit I do. All I have is my Mother and I'm 41 years old. Of course I have no children or brothers and sisters I plan on speaking with the rest of my lifetime. Wondering does anyone else wonder about these things?
  • Jerebear

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    Jul 14, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Yes, my 86 year old father just recently had a major health scare. It was stressful for all of us, but he was surrounded by my mom, my brothers and sister and their kids, and lifelong friends that they have from living in a small town.

    It made me realize that if I'm going to live that long, I better live in a very tall building.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 14, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Sustenance saidDo any of you fear growing old alone without family?

    Fear? no.

    Out living my family? Kinda looking forward to that, lol. icon_wink.gif


    Lol, I'll second that.

    Jk, but the grass is greener on the other side I guess.
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    I've accepted it long ago. This is the price we pay as gay men without children, whether by accident or design; at best, we'll be favorite uncles rating a couple cards, phone calls or letters a year from our siblings' preoccupied grown progeny. Even partnered, if widowed we only have each other as a community for support. That's what I fear.
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    The majority of gay guys will be lonely in the end. The sad true but there are ways to manipulate your thoughts.
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    No. Got the bf - 50/50 chance he'll be around when I kick. Plus lots of friends, nieces/nephews, etc.
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    showme saidNo. Got the bf - 50/50 chance he'll be around when I kick. Plus lots of friends, nieces/nephews, etc.


    The majority includes everyone on this planet. Not just American. Loneliness can occur even if you have thousand of friends.
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    What an uplifting thread. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    dan_x saidWhat an uplifting thread. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Ignorance is Bliss. At least ignorance is repeatable within your head.
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    No, and death is not an issue for me either. it's been an amazing ride this thing called life.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 15, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    Sometimes I wonder .. I don't really worry about it ... I think to myself ... If I grow old will anyone ever notice if I die home alone ... there was this story on the news where it was several years later before some discovered the body of some old guy that lived at home ... the neighbor just thought no one live in the house and the mailman kept delivery the junk mail after every thing was turned off .. that's how they discovered the body ... the mail finally wouldn't go through the mail slot in the door ... but it doesn't bother me ... because if something like that happened to me ... what would I care ... I'd be dead ... make friends .. that way you won't think about it so much ... join a gay church group or somekind of volunteer organization
  • waccamatt

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    Jul 15, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    I have lots of friends and we're going to live like the Golden Girls when we reach our 70's or 80's. Life gets better with age!
  • TonyToneTC

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    Jul 15, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    Sustenance saidI must admit I do. All I have is my Mother and I'm 41 years old. Of course I have no children or brothers and sisters I plan on speaking with the rest of my lifetime. Wondering does anyone else wonder about these things?


    Yes, sometime I wonder who will be there to take care of me. I too don’t have any brothers, sisters, or children at this point of my life. Longevity is in my blood; both of my grandparents (my mother and father’s side) had lived up to be 114 years old. So being alone in the future is possible for me. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 15, 2012 6:12 AM GMT
    No.