I Am Afraid of Being Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,265 People

    Life can be hard with no one to speak to-

    and even harder when you have parents that dont care.
    KatMathers007 KatMathers007
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    I’d been living alone

    for less than a week. I got some Chinese take-out and was eating in front of the TV. I finished my meal and cracked open the fortune cookie. It read “You will have a visitor tonight, lock your door.” There were no visitors that night, but the memory still haunts me.
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 31, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Apr 14, 2010

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

    Today I went on a walk by myself.

    It may not seem much to some people, but it's a big deal for me. My dad was visiting my stepmom's family with her, my boyfriend was busy (see the other story on my profile), and I just felt like walking. And it was great. The sun came out after it had snowed all night and...
    LolaSparks LolaSparks
    26-30, F
    Dec 27, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2011

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    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...
    BMTH99 BMTH99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    Why? Because when I was younger I was always

    with someone. I'm left at home with my cat & I'm not scared because I have him. But when no animal or human was around me, I then learned I had a phobia of being alone... Not the best phobia ever but certainly not the worst...
    UniversalCutie UniversalCutie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    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

    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

    My whole life has been a bunch of failed

    relationships because if I make a mistake, no girl has ever been willing to tell me what I did wrong. It ends up getting to the point now where I'm so lonely that as soon as someone notices me or cares about me I smother them and ruin it. I'm so used to not having anyone in my...
    AnxiousAndAlone AnxiousAndAlone
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    And here I am sitting alone in my bedroom

    wishing I had somebody to love me, to share my soul, mind and body with.... Someone to stimulate me and help bring me happiness.
    EclecticDay EclecticDay
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    I thrive off of the emotions of people around

    me. Im emotionally unstable by myself but when im with people i know people that care about me, im stable, feeling what they are feeling and embracing it. Right now i am alone and im terrified
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior
    26-30, M
    Dec 17, 2014


    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
    1 Response Jul 30, 2012

    I have to thing to do next week: it's like a

    Citizen Day you have to go if you want to pass exams etc. It's outside of school and I will probably not know anybody. It lasts an entire day. I feel so scared to be there alone. People say it's a great way to meet people but I'm so shy in such an environment.
    nowherewego nowherewego
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Jun 29, 2010

    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
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2013

    I just want to relax with someone

    and be able to pet their nice soft fluffy hair and to cuddle for a long time without ever worrying that they're gonna leave.
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    I know it may sound desperate

    but it's the truth. I have this weird fear of ending up alone.... I think it might by my upbringing. It was a very unstable one and I don't really have a father figure present. It's not like I constantly am with guys, cause that's not the case at all. I just want someone who...
    Sd6752 Sd6752
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    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
    1 Response May 21, 2011

    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
    2 Responses May 21, 2012

    What can I possibly say about this.

    Yes, I am terrified of ending up alone. I do stupid, idiotic things to prevent that from happening. The people I befriended run all over me, because I let them. Because I fear that once I'll say 'stop', they'll run off to find them some other friends. And deep in my heart I know...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    I'm constantly flipping between thinking

    everyone is sick of me and not wanting to be alone, so I guess I come across weird when I'm around people. Maybe it's because I grew up staring at a closed door to my mom's room because she didn't want anything to do with my siblings and me. But once I grew up an reached middle...
    princessloki princessloki
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2014

    What do you fear most?

    I fear after death, I fear that everything will just go blank, no memories of the ones you love. The fear of reincarnation and not being able to find your significant other, your soul mate in the next life or if there's a heaven you can't find your family. Or the fact that I don...
    OutForChange OutForChange
    22-25, F
    Mar 6, 2016

    I got stuck and don't know how to overcome it.

    I am esperiencing this problem since the beginning of highschool. Now it has been 7 years or maybe more and I'm still trying to get it behind. I always give importance to friendships. I was a friendly person before highschool. Than I started to highschool anddidn't make...
    Unkyy Unkyy
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    I recently broke up with a serious boyfriend of

    three months. We met each other's family and he was an important part of my life. Recently I broke up with him because he opened up to me about how he dated and did sexual activities with a guy for three years and that the only reason that he wasn't dating guys is because of his...
    purplegirl16 purplegirl16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    even tho its the most amazing thing

    that I do, I mean I prefer to be alone than with people... I just can be all by myself with my thoughts and the quite it's pretty awesome. But I'm afraid of ending up alone, no wife, no kids, no family, nothing. that what scares me the most
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    I don't like being alone,

    because that's the moment my thoughts start getting darker, my heart feel heavy and my life becomes a waste of everything. When I'm alone every little thing comes back and haunts me, and it feels like my only way out us dying.
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    I seriously don't like it,

    I feel like I slowly go crazy and that everyone's forgetting about me whenever I'm alone.. to be alone for over 2 weeks would feel like a nightmare to me.
    Jake6901 Jake6901
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2014

    I'm 24 years old I have a massive problem with

    commitment I lack that something that makes everyone else commit. I think it might be because I love my freedom too much but at the same time I feel so lonely, is this normal?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 17, 2014

    im a happy introvert.

    i love being alone mostly and not being in large groups relaxes me. but... since a while ago i got afraid of being alone.... in my own house. usually when i walk into my house after school and see that the house is all mine, i used to be really happy about that. as crazy as it...
    iSatan iSatan
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    There's something odd about being 22.

    It's a year where you've reached a social maturity, having passed the legal age of 21. By now, you and your friends reach a mutual understanding of the friendship you all share. There's a special unspoken bond, among friends that hold you all together, no matter if no one has...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    The rain is coming down heavily.

    The neighborhood is quiet. It's October and it marks a full 2 years and 2 months of being single. It's been 2 months since I've made any physical contact, besides hugs. I haven't talked to many of my friends for the past few months. I'm afraid I'm not interesting enough or...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014

    About five years ago I lived downtown in a

    major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a night person, went to sleep. To pass the time, I used to go for long walks and spend the time thinking. I spent four years like that, walking...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    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

    im moving on im ready to give my best to my

    next.....im giving it to god
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    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

    I dont like being alone

    but I preFER being alone too, can anyone ELSE make sense of that too ??
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    I'm going though a separation with my wife

    right now. We're still in contact with one another, but she's been telling me about how much she enjoys being alone. I, on the other hand, dread it. Being alone to me means being afraid of what can happen. The fact that we've already separated makes me feel like it's already...
    aimless1too aimless1too
    31-35, M
    Nov 1, 2014

    Especially now finding out EP will be removed I

    don't really know what I'll do... I've grown to really put how I feel on here and just I've met many great people, I'm afraid of never talking to those people again. I just hope that soon they'll come on and we can find a new way to talk and to never stop being in contact.... I...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19
    18-21, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    When I'm alone.. I start to think.

    And I seem to overthink a lot about things.
    Malmal12 Malmal12
    18-21, M
    Sep 5, 2015

    I mostly waste my time In my room,

    glued to my phone listening to music and occasionally get food. I really don't wanna "live" like this.
    Sexybbbbb Sexybbbbb
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2015

    i dont know why, i just.

    . afraid to be alone, rejection, i'm afraid that if there's no one love me..
    preciouscrx preciouscrx
    Jan 4, 2015

    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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