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I Am Afraid of Being Abandoned

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    It's Awful... - I only have a handful of friends that are actually around physically and I hardly see them because they are busy. My parents are interstate, my other relatives only...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    Everyone Leaves... - I feel like Everyone leaves all the time. Whenever I get really close to someone, they either end up leaving, or something happens, and they no longer want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 4, 2009

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    Broken - Yes I am that broken toy on the shelf.Shoved way in the back,moved up once in a while.You know the doll that doesn't smile,or has a torn dress or missing her shoes.You all...
    BrokenFairytale BrokenFairytale 26-30, F Sep 8, 2012

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    Kinda Childish But... - Although I fear being abandoned by my loved ones, I know that it's probably just me worrying for nothing.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2011

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    This Comes From Where ? -  My friend the social worker will tell me it comes from  the place  of not being protected as a child by those who were responsible ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 22, 2009

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    My Couple - Have an amazing relationship, and I love watching them together.  Sometimes I'm afraid they are going to leave me for another, though there has been no indication...
    ifeelbadly ifeelbadly 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2010

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    Dissociate - I get easily attached to people, I've noticed. Once someone seems to like me, we are all of a sudden best friends in my mind. We should be able to talk about things...
    OfADifferentColor OfADifferentColor 18-21, F Feb 23, 2013

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    Yes - Because I have never been one for popular things, and because I was hyperactive when I was little, I never got much practice with people (neither of which I had any control...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 3 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    Why Did You Abandone Me! - It happened when my oldest was just a few months old.  His father and I were married and he would just get up and leave and not come back for days...
    tks tks 36-40, F 17 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Abandonment. - This is quite literally my biggest fear, and the one the directly affects my life. When I was a freshman, I fell in love with my senior best friend, who strung me...
    cayjunshrimp cayjunshrimp 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    More Like Absolutely Petrified.... -   So I do whatever I have to in order to make sure those I love, love me back. I don't "rock the boat", I don't argue, disagree or show any...
    WynsHeart WynsHeart 36-40, F 1 Response May 29, 2011

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    I Thought And I Realize.... - From this moment, I thought of a few realizations about my life.   First I thought that I had forgotten my unwanted past experiences. Now I...
    mysteryfate16 mysteryfate16 16-17, F Dec 4, 2010

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    Terrified.. - I only have a few people left.. that's it. Only one of them actually cares. I am terrified of being alone. I've been alone before, with nobody there for me when I...
    deletedd deletedd 16-17, F Oct 13, 2009

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    Never Did I Imagin - you shouldn't have done it.. or you should tell me.. how do you do something like this to the person you claim to love with your life? you promised me you'd...
    Amiera Amiera 26-30, F Apr 14, 2012

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    I Thought I Got Over You - I thought I got over your touch, I thought I got over hearing your voice on the phone, I thought I got over looking forward to seeing you even if we were...
    dreamerinus dreamerinus 26-30 1 Response Dec 9, 2010

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    If You Go Away - Before I go any further, I know what I am about to write is irrational, and that these feelings have lessened as my life has progressed, but they still surface...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Everyone Leaves.... - I feel like Everyone leaves all the time. Whenever I get really close to someone, they either end up leaving, or something happens, and they no longer want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    It Might Just Happen One Day - paranoid about it actually. It so bad that whenever my boyfriend leaves while im alseep even to just go to the bathroom i wake up and panic cause...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F Mar 6, 2010

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    This. - Is probably one of my worst insecurities.  To let myself go completely, to let the other person see all of me for what I am, for me to love them so very much, for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Aww - My daughter has that little mumble stuffed animal in the group picture. Aww. I feel sad about him being alone in the woods and left behind. I also get nervous about my...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    Offered And Rejected - So, you were offered something. You tried and tasted it then decided to reject it. You threw it all away. To all of you who threw me away and deemed me...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    If You Put Your Finger In the Fire and Get Burned, You Won't Put It In Again....right? Wrong! - Some of us learn lessons the easy way.  We make mistakes, learn from them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    My Fear - When i was three years old my mom took me and my two little brothers to florida.She found it no longer safe for us to live there with my father. He was constantly hitting...
    BlackroseVsWhiterose BlackroseVsWhiterose 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    A Series: Chippy Whiny Post Numero Uno - Yeah. Abandonment. That's a very real fear for me. The thought that people can and already have abandoned me in the past is terrifying. But...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F May 21, 2011

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    Don't Leave Me I've always been afraid of been left alone. I liked someone who finally liked me back and he left me when I needed him. my friends have all left me at one time or...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    This Is My Number One Fear - This  is my biggest fear in my life... I have a insane fear that everyone in my life is going to leave me and i will be alone friends family and...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    Fear Of Abandonment - I am afraid of being abandoned. It's a huge fear of mine. The thing is fears are suppose to be irrational- very unlikely to happen, etc.My fear here is not...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Listener Here - If you have stuff you want to talk about or vent about, feel free to contact me. I usually am the listener in my crowd and don't mind it. I tend to really want to...
    Sowyfeil Sowyfeil 31-35, F Jun 19, 2013

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    Its A Very Big Fear Of Mine... - Being abandoned is a very big fear for me, I am always scared that my friends will just "Walk away" I have learned the hard way, that it does...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 17, 2010

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    Almost Always - I often get so scared deep inside myside myself its hard to get out of my own head to function. I am in a very devoted relationship on both sides but I'm so scared...
    trinarose trinarose 26-30, F Feb 25, 2009

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    ... - this is a fear that stops me from letting people know me entirely, i also dont let myself trust anyone entirely either. unlike some people i know why i am this way, my...
    juans juans 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2010

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    Left Behind So Many Times... (REVISED) - My response to this:  "Unfortunately some people do toss away what was cherished, carelessly push away the very thing they so longed for...
    AceofPentacles AceofPentacles 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2011

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    There's an abandoned rec place behind my my house. I've watched it grow over the years and now there's trees in the tennis courts and the bottom of the pool. A family of foxes have...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was somewhat tomboyish -- she liked snakes, sticks, and mud and only wore dresses for really formal occasions. She was a happy kid...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I've decided I'm not being nice any longer. Not only is it a waste of money, but also a waste of effort. For me to be so much younger, and kinder, than most people.. such a waste...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 16-17, F 57 mins ago

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    I've been abandoned by my own parents as a child. I went to stay with family members, but they didnt want me also, and I ended up being a foster kid by the age of six. I've been...
    CallMeNiesha94 CallMeNiesha94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    They say you have to love yourself and being alone with yourself before you can truly appreciate life and love other people. I have been stuck in an unhappy relationship for two...
    narwhal92 narwhal92 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I get intense feelings that turn into anxiety/panic attacks every time I think about dying. And it's over the silliest of things, I could be looking down at my hands and just...
    boyda12 boyda12 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm afraid I'll be alone because I mess up any opportunities I've managed to get. Being shy and not very attractive didn't help me in school. I never had a date until I was 21 and...
    itssmee itssmee 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I am afraid that I'll end up alone. I have loved and been loved. But sometimes love just isn't enough. Not when you push that person away... When you push them away so much that...
    maraselene maraselene 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    BRAVO! Nothing worst than someone conforming to peer pressure and being like "sisters" by copying and being exactly like their friends - imitating the same behavior and do what...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Three years ago my mum and dad broke up. Me and my 18 year old brother took iver looking after my 3 you her brothers. She went out with guys. She's get drunk. Spend all her time on...
    hayzkid hayzkid 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    There's a sense of mystery to them. I mean, at one time, there was a use for that place. It was brand new, and then something happened, and then it was abandoned. I always like to...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    My mom does drugs and abandoned me for 3 days at her friends house and forgot where I was when I was younger.
    sillygirl008 sillygirl008 16-17, F Apr 8