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I Am Afraid of Being Alone

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    Alone

    My greatest fear is being alone. Not like in a room, but in a place where its just me- no friends or the people I love. Its a shallow fear, and I generally dont tell most people I have it. I tend to lie when asked what scares me most, and say drowning, or something like that. But...
    pandapuzzle pandapuzzle 18-21 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    My biggest fear is being alone.

    Not alone like no one beside me or im alone in a room. Its more like, i guess i will be left alone at the end of the day or at the end of my life. I think i will be forever alone. I will die without someone beside me. There will be no one to tell me its ok to die and not to cry...
    shruq shruq 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I hate loneliness but

    that doesn't mean I don't enjoy my own company. So much has happened in such short time and it pains me when I am alone, my mind over analyses and I wonder what happened?
    cimema cimema 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    I'm scared I won't meet anyone

    now I have a child
    charljm charljm 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Still Feel Unsettled

    I never thought I would be in this position at this point in my life.  I am 27 years old and still live at home with my parents.  When I was little, I envisioned my life filled with a husband, a few children with the proverbial white picket fence house.  This is...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 29, 2007

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    I Am

    I am terrified of thinking that I might be alone forever. I'm not desperate, but I have that fear of having to spend the rest of my life alone, but I try to tell myself it's better than being with the wrong person.
    unforgettable77 unforgettable77 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    i wont expect anybody to respond to this.

    .or reach out, i just hope somebody hears this, i know things will never be the same. we both hurt eachother badly, at one point we were at eachothers throats, dont matter we could sit down and throw weapons at eachother i said this you said that it'll never end,but at the end of...
    matthu21 matthu21 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    The fear of being alone

    as I am now overwhelms me. I become bored and agitated but most of all, when there's someone there suddenly I realise how sad and alone I am and pounce to talk and interact with them. I've come out of a relationship recently and it has exhausted me. I feel basically worthless...
    ellze ellze 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm Ugly And Will Ultimately Be Lonely...but I'm Very Afraid Of Being Lonely

    I know I'm ugly: never had a relationship, girls don't approach me, guys/girls usually walk a different direction or put their heads down when they see me or walk past me, and only friends that I can rely on or call true friends are ones that I've known since I was a kid...my own...
    thisniceguy thisniceguy 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    A Lifetime Alone

    I've been terrified of being alone in life for as far back as I can remember. It's all consuming. When I was little I'd dream of prince charming and play by myself (didn't have friends) in make believe fairytale land envisioning all sorts of scenarios meeting and falling in love...
    grymm grymm 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    I'm Afraid of Being Alone Forever

    Me and my boyfriend just broke up today. His family moved to California for the Summer, and possibly longer. He doesn't know when he'd be coming back. But I was having emotional problems of him never being around. So I broke up with him because of that, even though he was trying...
    DeathsxDesign DeathsxDesign 16-17 Jul 1, 2008

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    I Lie to My Self

    I try to say im too busy for love and a relationship, on account of my double honours degree, but they is just an excuse. In essence, im afraid of rejection and the pain that comes with it.  I try to bury myself in philisophical and political theories, and while academic is...
    hellas93 hellas93 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Life can be hard with no one to speak to-

    and even harder when you have parents that dont care.
    KatMathers007 KatMathers007 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Will Someone Else Want Me?

    I'm married, been with him 7 years, I knew we shouldn't had been married. Now he's a nice man, but he isn't for me. We have issues, I though things would change these past 4 years, but it seems to get worse. I stepped out, felt bad the first time, the second time, no, no guilt...
    lovely618 lovely618 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    I feel like I'm going to die alone

    because no guy wants me at all. It's either I'm fat or I'm ugly or they just don't like. I have a big heart and a great personality.
    brittanycheyane brittanycheyane 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Being Alone

    i dont like being alone, as i get lonely and get to feeling down. im usually pretty good during the  day, but once night time comes i dont like being alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Are We Meant To Be Alone?

    My biggest fear is being alone. Growing old and being alone scares me more than death. Not having anyone to talk or just that affection. Were human we need to know that someone cares about us. We hunger for touch. Do you really think there is a person out there for everyone? Or...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    cnickleberryetssm1 cnickleberryetssm1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I Am In My 30's And I Am Afraid To Be Alone...

    I have a fullfilling career, a successful business, a great family and amazing friends and even though I live my life as it today is my last my romantic relationship is not the best. Its been a years since we met and I can honestly say it has been rough. I am afraid to me alone...
    TSelina TSelina 36-40 2 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Loneliness In My Head?

    is it weird that loneliness is the one thing i run away from and the ONLY thing that seems to catch up with me? i don't know why, but looking back in time i can never picture myself being anything else than lonely. I mean sure I've had some friends, but they all seem to...
    Lalaland0 Lalaland0 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2011

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    There is something exciting about starting over

    but at the same time I don't want to leave what I already have. I might be popular in my new school because of my dads job and where our new house is going to be but I don't think I want to be popular. There is an image i will have to uphold and I am afraid I wont meet the...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    This has been a fear of mine my whole life.

    My parents were present but so much pain went unresolved. Mom cheated on my dad and created my 1/2 brother then divorced dad to marry a monster. I tried to save myself and older brother. He is now an alcoholic and I am a love addict!
    71Steve 71Steve 41-45, M Mar 16

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    I wonder what it would be like to let it all

    out? I wonder if you could take it, hold onto it, and even want to keep it? What if I show you? What if I let my guards down and tell you? What if it's too much, too weird? What if I'm too needy? How can express all that there is to express? Where do I begin and end? Do you...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I'M Not Afraid To Say I'M Afraid

    I don't know if this is some sort of rational or psychological fear, but I don't feel comfortable when I'm alone. I like staying home but never alone - I just can't explain it. I feel like someone's watching me... and freaks me out. Maybe because some time back, the place where...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Feb 12, 2013

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    They say there's someone out there

    for everyone I've not met him. Every guy I fancy don't fancy me back I don't fancy many guys but when I do I fall hard for them. It makes me sad I can't talk to men easy I'm boring I don't go out much I freeze and get tongue tied I try to give hints online and in person. I...
    BigChallangeSam BigChallangeSam 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    My best friend, the only one

    who really actually understands me (of what she knows) is moving to a different town and it terrifies me that I won't have a good friend like her when she leaves and if something happens, she will be miles away..
    OutForChange OutForChange 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    Lost And Trying To Be Found.

    Hello everyone, I am new to this site and I must say, that I can relate to ALOT of things I have read on this site. The last 12 years of my life have consisted of being involved in SOME sort of relationship with someone. The problem was/is that pretty much ALL of the...
    worknprogress76 worknprogress76 31-35 1 Response May 21, 2011

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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 years, I cannot move on also because I am afraid of being alone. I know I deserve better, but I might just never happen to know someone...
    narwhal92 narwhal92 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Half of me despises being alone,

    because eventually the loneliness goes away and Im left with this apathetic view towards life that makes it hard to give a damn about anything, even if I know I should. Then, the other half of the time, I can't stand being around others. They irritate me and all I end up wanting...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I Am...

    ....afraid of being alone. I dont think I will find anyone. Some of my family have a track record for not having good relationships. That will probably happen to me to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    I used to love being alone.

    I could spend hours in my room alone doing absolutely nothing or everything i wanted. But now, I hate being alone. When i am alone, i start feeling really depressed and lonely. i desperately go through my phone contacts searching for someone to hang out with. i just need to be...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F May 17

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    I am 21 tomorrow, I have no friends

    and have never been in a relationship. My only people I have are my parents and they're both in their 60's so I'm afraid that when they're gone I'll have nobody to turn to. I feel like its too late to get a life.
    Cazz1993 Cazz1993 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    Alone is a very scary word.

    I'm afraid of being alone forever not only in the relationship aspect but friendship too. I've had friends come and go all the time. Lost some when I moved to a different state which I knew that was gonna happen, lost some when I had a breakdown and became depressed, lost my guy...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Not Without Her!

    Although I like to tell myself that I'll be just fine without my soul-mate, a part of me fears growing old alone.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Nov 25, 2011

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    Always Afraid

    I hate being alone. Even if I am left home alone or sitting by myself, I am afraid. I am terrified of being alone forever. I think I'm afraid of myself, so I never want to be alone. I don't know what to do about it.
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    There's nothing I want more

    than to share a loving relationship with someone. My greatest fear in life besides being unsuccessful, is to end up alone. I barely can make friends and have bad social skills, I just feel I'll never meet anyone that'll like me. The thought bothers me every day. I'm so scared...
    jackieTL jackieTL 18-21, F Mar 19

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    All my friends end up leaving me

    and finding new ones . All the guys that say they care about me don't. My family doesn't understand me. I'm so afraid of being alone but I already am..
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    What Is Life About?

    I have not figured out the meaning of life yet. What is life all about?  Is it about having grand adventures?  Is it all about having fun?  Is it about sadness?  Just what is life all about?  I want to think life is all about everything above with the one exception.  That...
    Jessica1967 Jessica1967 41-45, T 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    boyfriend emotionally/verbally abusive.

    cheated again tonight. just want to be happy again but afraid of being alone
    Stoller Stoller 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Will It Ever End?

    I feel like I have spent my whole life looking for something that I can't find.  I've never had a true sense of belonging, no matter where I was or who I was with.  It always feels like there is something missing.  It always feel like I'm a little bit on the...
    jack1970b jack1970b 31-35, M 10 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    So this is kinda hard to talk about.

    But my friends are leaving for two weeks because of easter break. They are all at places they don't have Internet (or they are not online always) so i'm basically alone and I'm freaking afraid of that. This fact really scares me. I hate being alone. They left. And somehow I...
    2wrp 2wrp 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I don't even know why?

    Im ok with being alone I even needed at times a break from people,but after a while of not talking to the people im close to or care about I start to get anxious and need to to talk to them again or else i get scared we'll drift apart,wont be close anymore and they'll find...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    It is literally my worst fear nothing can

    compare to it that feeling that no one needs you or wants you around and they just leave you behind alone and you know what it has already happened even my own family doesn't need me no one seems too
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M Jun 25

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    I like being alone as

    for privacy but as for my health I can't go anywhere without coughing which turns to choking which once in a while becomes vomit every 2 minutes.. I need someone here to save me from this... I went to the doctor and he said it's bronchitis which I had when I was little but I had...
    xxemopikachuxx xxemopikachuxx 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    I always use to think that I loved to be alone and have time to myself. So much so, that if I ever met anyone who thought or felt the opposite, I'd basically view as weak. But...
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    Nothing beats being alone. You can do whatever you want without anyone having a say at it's nice.
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