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I Am Afraid Of Love

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    Fear of the unknown. It’s a vexing quality

    that nearly every person seems to possess. It’s a fear that has stifled the lives of all that have known it. I’m certainly no exception. Though the great unknown that has wreaked havoc through my imagination is the same unknown that poets and plebeians alike have...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I Am Afraid of Love

     Today I just a significant realization. I do not know exactly when it hit me just how much I fear it. I have even come to conclude that romantic love has the smallest of possibilty if any to exsist or at least the type of love: till death do us part type of love. Some...
    Bella10 Bella10 18-21 3 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    That Fear Has Multiplied

    I use to have some fear of love in the past, tho it was never as bad as I may have expressed it to be at the time. I was kind of getting over it and i met this guy who just made me feel so loved. It felt so good to just express all that love I had built up in my heart just...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M Aug 15, 2013

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    Not because love is a bad thing.

    In fact it's beautiful and amazing! Yet, I'm still afraid. Afraid that when I give myself, my entire being, mind, body, heart, soul, my everything!!!..... I will be surrendering all my doubts....and my doubts are all I have. They are my protection. My shield. My walls that hold...
    Joselyn2 Joselyn2 22-25, F Feb 10

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    Hesitant

    Long for and scared at the same time; attempting to overcome this feeling and no way to know when it will occur.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    How Selfish A Man..

    I never thought I could be this selfish. Or even this foolish, for that matter. Maybe I should cover a bit of background here first. I'm a bisexual teenager with a pretty decent life with lots of friends and a good family. I really have nothing to complain about. My life's...
    ViewFromHeaven ViewFromHeaven 18-21 1 Response Mar 14, 2012

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    Wrong

    I used to want to find someone, get married, have children, and live happily ever after. I still ADORE love stories, both movies and books, but I can't fathom it in real life. I have never dated or anything as of 21 years in May. I am afraid that someone will find out all my...
    OfADifferentColor OfADifferentColor 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    What Am I Afraid Of?

    It's funny in a not so funny way really. I've always been grateful that my life was far from clichéd, but now I'd like for nothing more. I guess the grass really is greener on the other side. Love is a foreign concept to me. Not in all ways, don't get me wrong. I would take a...
    skyye6 skyye6 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    I Don't Want It...

    I don't want to idolize anyone and put them at a god-like status. I don't want to lose sleep and lose eating over anyone anymore. I don't want to feed anyone's ego like that. I don't want to give myself to one person because my friends need me. Doing all of this insane stuff is...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 11 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    Wow ...:)

    With an explosion every thing rocked I am finished but I wonder if a splinter fell on your back yard what will I be labeled.. Black magic woman..isn’t so?who weaves spell,create magic dreams with alchemist of mystery. Creating an intoxicating feeling where you feel drown and...
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F Nov 14, 2013

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    I Give Up In The Final Minute.

    And I'm sorry... All my work to keep it going, to flow passionately, I waste. All his work to keep me feeling comfortable and well... To harness me to his heart.. I waste. Because if I haven't seen the fire that will ruin this, I assume it's on it's a way. I'm a coward when I...
    JeuneCirque JeuneCirque 18-21, F Oct 6, 2012

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    I met this guy. I knew about his existance from

    before because hes the brother of one girl who i used to be close back at school. The thing is that hes extremely cute, everybody comments how hot he is and he knows it, thats why he was popular for being kind of a player. Anyways, i met him and he has been chasing me, he is a...
    Whistle15 Whistle15 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I Dont Want To Get Hurt Again...

    When my very 1st GF left me for another guy 2 years ago... I emotionally broke down. I got high off caugh syrup, I cut myself, I even tried to kill myself a few times. Met a new girl, that relationship didnt even last 6 months because of my paranioa... Im finally back on my...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    I Am Afraid To Look For Love Or Show It Often

    Guys I like I am often afraid to smile at them... I want to so much and hold them and give them a hug and they don't know that their smile alone brings so much joy to me. I am afraid to talk to them in fear of people abusing me...I have been chastised for talking to men by girls...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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    Am I The Only One?

    So I find that, whenever there is a girl that i'm getting to know and we're both interested in each other, I always tend to make myself so readily available. Anything that i'm doing pretty much comes to a stop the moment that person calls me. It feels like i'm practically killing...
    cYdeFXt cYdeFXt 26-30, M Jul 9, 2013

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    Afraid

    I'm not really afraid of love, I'm afraid of the crashing out of love part. I'm afraid of the people I love judging me, and not being good enough. I've spent my whole life trying to reach the goals and standards I've set for myself. To watch some one tear that apart would break...
    Silentcleartear Silentcleartear 13-15, F Mar 1, 2011

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    Never Have Never Will.._x

    i suppose its because ive never really had that meaningful relationship. im afraid that ill never get it, but im afraid that if i did get it i'd be out of my depth.. i dont know i confuse myself sometimes.. i want someone but im afraid of what might happen between us if i did...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2007

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    I love the thought off love,

    seeing other people in love but me being in love is terrifying. As soon I start liking someone, I do away or they do........
    yohann27 yohann27 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    Afraid Of Love

    I am afraid of love and it hasn't always been this way. I wore my heart on my sleeve and when i loved i loved with every single bit of me, i gave everything ... and i took peoples words in deeply and believed them too. As time has gone on and my heart has been broken i have...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Fine. I`ll Admit It.

    I still have feelings of unworthiness that follow me around like a shadow. I`ve had both sides of my family, and his family, and him, go back on their words. Turn around and two face me. Say they will then they wont. Denied me any real compassion and care when I had nothing else...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Today he finally did what I was waiting for.

    He actually sort of proved to me he loved me and wanted to be with me, that I wasn't the only on in the relationship. I love him so much and I know that wont happen much but I hope he's not completely oblivious to how mean he can be now
    anb251999 anb251999 13-15, F Dec 4, 2013

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    Have we forgotten how to love?

    Sometimes I think it's so. Lives so full, too busy for matters of the heart. Lives too full of goals, expectations. And you spend all of your life trying to fill the shoes of that airbrushed model, that Barbie doll... You forget the purpose of other people. To be loved, to love...
    undermybed undermybed 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I Found The Way Out

    yeah i was afraid till i said baby i will hurt for u , i want to feel every pain for u, and i did i do i will you cant break me in that i become a rock ill take all your pain you can have my my love and eternal amazement and thats all, my everything for your pain. im not afraid...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    Scared Of Allowing Myself To Become Vulnerable Again

    i have never once had an honest faithful boyfriend. ontop of that some have left me for other people. this includes highschool. the longest reltionships ive had have been where ive been heavily depended on emotionally. one of them was the most obsessive, selfish, twisted, lying...
    fiona12 fiona12 18-21, F Dec 22, 2010

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    I Am Young

    I am young, I may not understand what love is. But I don't give it the chance, I don't let people know me. If I see that they are beginning to I run away close myself off try to make them understand why I am unworthy of their friendship or love. I fear trust, I fear hope, I hear...
    SooThisIsMe SooThisIsMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    I can't think of a love

    that hasn't hurt me deeply. Love is synonymous with pain and disappointment as far as i know.
    williamM92 williamM92 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Love = Weakness

    I don't mean to be "heartless" all the time. I have the sweetest personality, I am the kindest girl you could ever meet, and I care for everyone... in a way, I live to please people... so then why is it so hard for me to find love? It’s a bit difficult to evaluate your own...
    honeybeebee honeybeebee 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    I'm afraid of love because I'm afraid to get

    close to people and then I loose them... I find it hard to let people into my life because I'm afraid of relationships. I'm afraid of relationships, friend, family, or more, I feel I can't trust anyone but myself and I fear bring alone and lonely.....
    bobbymason424 bobbymason424 16-17, M Feb 1

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    I'm Glad I'm Not the Only One

    wow I really thought I was the only one who was afraid of love. I am almost 21years old and every single one of my friends is married. They got married at 17, 19, & 20 years old. I have about 13 friends who all got married this young. All of them convinced that they found...
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    Afraid Of Love By J Rice

    Yep this is good song expainin it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpiqgIn6I9o lyrics I Keep on tellin myself that I'm alright but I know that this wasn't other times when i let em go and i was fine ooo I can't lie B-section: cuz I never fell harder I stopped when you...
    SacredNightmare SacredNightmare 18-21, F Oct 9, 2012

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    The Man I Love

    I have never loved anyone. Not because I didn't want to, or because people didn't try to love me, but simply because I never made that connection. I respect my parents and siblings, but I don't think I love them. Same goes for my friends, actually. There is a great difference...
    Quantumphysica Quantumphysica 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    I used to love so easily,

    and I hate it. Honestly, most of the people I loved didn't deserve it. When you let someone in and trust them, chances are they don't give a crap about you. All they care about is what they feel. They keep you around until the next best thing comes around. And I don't just mean...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    Love Is Harder the Second Time

    I don’t feel like I can fall in love. I have felt that first love feeling, the desire to be with that person every moment, where just holding their hand gives you goosebumps…seconds away from hyperventilating every time he looks at you. When you see...
    Knightshift Knightshift 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    So I Met This Girl

    So there's this girl that I've been talking to for almost a month now. I met her on a dating website, we went out for dinner the other night, and she's just as awesome as she's been since we started talking. Thing is, she says she's not looking for anything "too serious" right...
    cYdeFXt cYdeFXt 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Afraid..

    I am afraid because if there is such a thing as love, it sure can cause a whole lotta pain.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    You want me in a very non-socio/-psychopathic

    way. Believe me, that will always scare me more than violence and guns.
    Akurou Akurou 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Love?

    Well, im kind of afraid. Im only 13 and all, but hey... im afraid of love. I tell my friends that all the time. The person i love might break my heart or something, that wouldnt be nice.So, yup thats why im afraid of love... :)
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I Am Afraid

    i am afraid because the only man i gave my heart to beat me every day and still told me that he did it out of love. i love my new boyfriend but am afraid to get to close because i dont want to be hurt again.
    chaparrita chaparrita 19-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2007

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    Anxious, Afraid

    I've come to realize that I haven't been in love for over 10 years.  With this last love, I was a mess of a person - drank too much and had no aspirations for the future.  She wanted to marry me, but I wasn't ready.  So she left me.  I still think about her to...
    thirtyzDude thirtyzDude 31-35 5 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    I Want What I Am Horrified Of..

    At last, every time I get it I refuse it. Try to get them to love me more and hurt for me. So I pull away, pull away from the pain, the fear and the hidden left over resentments. I've been hurt so much... But they say love like you've never been hurt but it's so much easy said...
    Kidd12 Kidd12 16-17, F 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    This may sound silly

    but I am very afraid of the first time I will get a *******. Now this isn't because I am not confident in my size it's because I am not circumcised. I am afraid that the the girl about to go down on me might be too freaked out and that thought scares me. First post so please be...
    blackestice12 blackestice12 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Perfection.

    I dont know how people do it. They date for a short period of time and then its instant love. I am skeptical. I dont trust people, and I have a hard time letting people in. I have had a traumatic past, and that skewed my thinking and I realize that. The issue is that my boyfriend...
    CassidyE CassidyE 18-21, F Aug 13, 2012

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    Afraid

    I'm afraid of falling in love and being completely vulnerable with someone. I'm really scared that someone could hurt me and break my heart. I have never been in love with anyone my entire life and I think it's so weird.
    Fall123 Fall123 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    Who Isn't?

    Especially because I'm only sixteen. I'm scared that this is some kind of illusion that I'm under that is making me see things unclearly and that it won't last... I'm terrified. I'm good at seeing things objectively. I think that we are actually different from the other couples...
    esclave esclave 16-18, F Dec 9, 2007

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    EP made it even harder to find the right experience to post in since I can no longer see the stories posted in my experiences by default, pfft. Well, it's not like my stories...
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    This! This is my biggest fear of all when it comes to my social anxiety. I can't take being rejected. It kills me inside. It makes me feel like I'm not good enough. :( It makes...
    rdawes rdawes 26-30, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I love fictional psychopathic characters and in real life too, I don't know why. If it's not looks it's their cruel and cold-hearted personality that attracts me. I love almost...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am strong because I have been weak. I am beautiful because I know my flaws. I am a lover because I have been a fighter. I am fearless because I have been afraid. I am wise...
    Lolly28 Lolly28 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    You can't hide the pain, I can see it scrawled on your empty face. And I feel the hurt, It's in the words you say, they make me want to Scream out to the world, For taking life...
    AdamV13 AdamV13 70+, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Until we meet at the waterfall"A Thousand Years"Heart beats fastColors and promisesHow to be brave?How can I love when I'm afraid to fall?But watching you stand alone,All of my...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My Lover's Box By Garbage My lover's charms Are in a box Beneath my bed And piece by piece I'll cherish them Until the end Send me an angel to love I need to feel a little...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 4 days ago

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