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I Am Afraid of Being Alone

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    When I Was Younger

    and when i would plan out my future it was always alone never with someone and i vowed never to marry. cause i didnt want to be held down by something my whole life. but then i met the love of my life and now i am so afraid of being without him. of being alone. so now i am afraid...
    somethinsweet203 somethinsweet203 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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    Am I of Value to Anyone?

    My husband has recently been diagnosed with dementia & I'm terrified of losing my best friend. Years ago I was seduced into being taken care of instead of taking care of myself. It was so easy. Now that my husband needs me to be strong and help with additional income, I'm...
    mollymute mollymute 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2007

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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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    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 Apr 5

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    Scared Of Being Alone For The Rest Of My Life

    I was married for almost 20 years and on may of this year 2011 my wife passed away. I dont have many frieands maybe a hand full or so . my self esteam well i never had it iam 40 years old with one child and the way i look at my self is that iam stupid ugly and worth nothing  and...
    milkman456961 milkman456961 36-40 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Trying

    When I was younger I never thought it would be so hard to not be alone. But that was before everything. Before every sullen day sitting in my room. My completely quiet room. Confining really. I try though. I try to talk to ever stranger that I get a text from. Pervert or not I...
    NovakStar NovakStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Always Need Someone... Anyone...

    It is one of my biggest fears... i don't wanna be alone.. EVER.. i love having someone to love, someone to laugh with, someone to tell about my day, someone to share the great joke i just heard with, someone to fight with, someone to be there just when i don't feel like doing it...
    Ella06 Ella06 18-21, F Apr 16, 2008

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    Scared Cat

    All my life I have had abandonment issues starting with my parents. I have outgrown my current marraige and troubled relationship but fear of being alone keeps me trapped. I want out so bad I can taste it. However my mind takes over and I think who will take care of me. I know I...
    luckyone luckyone 36-40, F 2 Responses May 12, 2007

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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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    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 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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    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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    Mixed Emotions About Meeting New People

    So it's been a while since my last post, I've been battling depression and loneliness from a break up that was pretty painful atleast for me it was. I've been taking peoples advice from here and am trying to get out more and more, I've meet some pretty cool people since then. But...
    KaneoheGuy KaneoheGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    Alone.

    I don't know if it's a rational fear or not, but I'm afraid of ending up alone. I'm not a very social person, and the friends I have seem to be drifting away.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2012

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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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    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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    Me Vs. The "best Friend"

    I've been having many problems with my boyfriend. He's not "going out" with friends. It's just that he's not home with me. He's out in the streets. There's this one friend in particular. When I met my boyfriend he was living with him and that guys girlfriend and their baby. I...
    DivaJessica DivaJessica 22-25, F Mar 15, 2012

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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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    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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    cnickleberryetssm1 cnickleberryetssm1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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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 4 Responses Jan 31

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    The One That Got Away #2

    Well, i had a crush on this guy. We'll call him secret lol. Well Secret talked to me first. He said i was very interesting and had the qualities he likes in a guy and whatnot. So we talked for a while, got to know each other some. Both admitted we like each other and what not...
    ModelFoSho87 ModelFoSho87 18-21, M Sep 10, 2007

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    It Scares Me

    the thought of being by myself forever just scares the hell out of me i need to love someone or i feel empty and i dont know why!!!
    justjessica justjessica 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2008

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 22

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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 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Very Scary

    Yet im only 14, besides the fact that im alone in the house whenever everyone is gone out. Like i would love if i had a boyfriend or something that would come over and confert me, be there everyday. Boys basically want sex, but noone my age is mature and older men like 17 or...
    italianbabe148 italianbabe148 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Never Want To Be Alone

    i dont feel safe in my house alone, we were targeted by arsonists, and also had threats posted through the door, i never want to be alone here now as i just dont feel safe and also feel scared, another thing is i dont know what id do without my hubby i really would be lost, he is...
    crafterkim crafterkim 18-21, F Mar 15, 2012

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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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    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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    The Concept Truly Frightens Me

    But somewhere along the line, all the opinions I shut out came and ate away at me. I still am afraid of isolation, but now I feel like I deserve no less...
    Itekimasu Itekimasu 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    "Alone. Yes, that's the key word,

    the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym." Stephen King
    ArtVandelay93 ArtVandelay93 18-21, M Jan 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Marraige Not Making Me Happy

    I have been married for less than 2years and after seeing now that the same issues are not being resolved, although we have been together for 5 y, I am starting to ask myself...'is this it'? My husband is a good, faithful type of guy, but cannot handle conflict. Everytime I want...
    puggy puggy 36-40 6 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello everyone, I'm quite new to this but I'm just going to start to write a story about myself. I think it's going to be quite long. And it's only one aspect of me of many- I have...
    Taurini Taurini 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I feel stupid for trying to seek out other people who could tolerate me, but I miss the sense of companionship. Lately, I kind of need it. It sucks being used to being alone, then...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Apr 4

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    There are many times during my life where I've done things, gone places, spent hours, with people at times when I'd rather have not. Back during these times I think there was a...
    EnglishGentleman1984 EnglishGentleman1984 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Being Alone is the suckiest feeling in the world!!! I would be stuck to someone 24-7 if I could.... People say it's not healthy.... But I say, it's the way I'm made!! I hate being...
    DeeDee32 DeeDee32 31-35 Apr 11

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    Being alone has is so miserable at times. I just relieve myself to feel better
    magellan81 magellan81 31-35, M Mar 28

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    I enjoy being alone but sometimes I want company but, there's never the type of people I want to be around cause they're all stuck up and stupid and doing stupid stuff and looking...
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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