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I Am Afraid of Being Alone

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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 7 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    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

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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 26-30, M Nov 25, 2011

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 22

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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 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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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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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    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

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    Once i get my hopes togheter it falls apart ,

    i'm afraid to love people i'm afraid to get my hopes togheter again , i'm afraid that i will expect to much
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 7

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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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 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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    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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    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 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 16-17, F Sep 27

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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 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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    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

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    I want to experience relationships.

    I have crushes and everything but I'm afraid I won't ever get to date someone in my high school life because of my race. My school is pretty prejudice and I'm black. This is just something I've needed to rant out for years. I'm afraid I'll be forever alone for reasons that I can...
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    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 2 Responses Nov 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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?
    alex6327 alex6327 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    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

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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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