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I Am Afraid of My Ex

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    Lovers to Strangers

    There was a point in my life where i'd do anything for a woman i had completely fallen in love with. But then things got sour;feelings of doubt and worry came over me. But i still wanted to believe in her though my friends thought otherwise, which, turned out to be true. I'm...
    jackofspades jackofspades 22-25, M Jul 13, 2009

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    Scared

    I think it runs on fear. The whole thing. His whole modus operandi is getting what he wants through making people fearful of him. As I type this, I am afraid. I made a huge mistake and got involved with someone that I should never have got involved with. EVER. I used to be such...
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    Just Left And Scared...

    Two days ago I left the apartment that I shared with my partner without telling him my plans, I had told him a few months previously that I no longer wanted to live with him (we had been living together for a year) but he couldn't accept that I wanted to go. We get on well but...
    Homeworker Homeworker 22-25 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    I took a stand and finally reported him.

    it took 4 years but I finally did it.
    jess7892 jess7892 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    I Just Wanna Go On W/ My Life!

    Okay so, I left this guy a year ago now, it took me five YEARS to leave but I finally was able to do it. Ive run and lived on the street,, gone to three womens shelters, gone to the police and the only thing that gave me enough strength and distance to stay away from him was the...
    Jesuswalkswitme Jesuswalkswitme 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    He Scares The Hell Out Of Me

    When I was 14 I dated a guy who seemed to be really nice. After a few weeks he became obsessive. He would call me 15-20 times a day wanting to know where I was and who I was with and constantly telling me he loved me. It was creepy so I broke it off. He wrote me love letters...
    k12291987h k12291987h 22-25, F Oct 26, 2011

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    Mostly I'm Afraid of Myself With Him

      I'm afraid that if he comes back here, apologizes & says he's changed.... I'll take him back. I'm afraid that he's planning this & waiting until I am so lonely, so scared, so utterly alone, that I'll take him back no questions asked. That I'll assume he's the best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2009

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    He got out of prison back in October.

    I was receiving mail from him, so I took it to the police and reported it. They told me they would get back to me when they found out more information about it. I havn't heard a word about it in almost 4 months (which is frustrating). I'm scared.
    jess7892 jess7892 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    What Do I Do??

    I can never seem to find a good man ever since I lost my first husband.  To start my story I got married young, and had two children. I was so happy for so long and then got bored taking my husband for granted and ended up cheating. After my divorce I got involved with mean men...
    lostgirl1978 lostgirl1978 31-35 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    3 Years Later, And I Still Have Nightmares

    He never raised a hand to me. Never physically hurt me. If anything he was as honest as a psychopath can get I guess. I still remember when I met him. He was charming, charismatic, and I just felt drawn to him. I didn't know anything about him. I asked one of my friends who...
    Zaxzia Zaxzia 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2012

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    Crazy Meets Psychotic

    The relationship was my own fault -- I moved to a small town without a strong support network, let down any good judgement and allowed my vulnerabilities and mental illness to direct my poor choices, and succumbed to the flattery of a man who presented a very charming, smart side...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25, 2010

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    Because He Might Kill Me

    That is why I am afraid of MY ex. I met this guy during my first year in community college and fell hard for him, even though he was 12 years older than me. I ended up moving in with him and spent four years of my life being his girlfriend. It was great for a while but he...
    Voodoolou Voodoolou 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I used to have nightmares about him fulfilling

    the promise he made before he went to prison all the time. he told me he would come back to find me, and hurt everyone I know. that he would make me watch. he hasn't found me yet. I haven't had one the nightmares for almost 6 months. **last night, I dreamed I was back in...
    jess7892 jess7892 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    Because my ex husband was physically

    and emotionally abusive I am terrified of him. I saw him driving through town yesterday and it the first thought than ran though my mind was "please god I don't want to die". I try not to hate him but at times like this I do
    krazykay20 krazykay20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    Debate Club

    All my friends are his friends and I can never have anything. He's so popular and in a lot of clubs but one he wasn't in was the one I really wanted. I joined it. My friend tyler joined it too and then convinced him to join it.....I cried so hard and I'm dropping out of debate...
    whispywind whispywind 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    My Ex

    It was about six years ago. Really, I got off pretty easy compared to what a lot of women go through. I know he hit me some, but I was never injured. I don't even really remember it. There was a friend who saw it, and was always trying to get me away, but I wouldn't listen. She's...
    emilytx92 emilytx92 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

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    I finally realize that fear was what was holding me back from living my life. It's preventing me from doing everything I want to do. I think it would be advantageous for me to just...
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    I am very afraid. I live in turmoil every single day. I depend upon a theory that I substituted my own definition for and this theory is “Mind Over Matter”. The substitution...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 1

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    I'm afraid of life. I mean who isn't ? Life is so mysterious that it's impossible not to be afraid. The difference between winners and losers lies simply in the reason that creates...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I baby shop for my cousins shower and always say to myself I will never be at the point where I will have a family. I want a family and am afraid it will never happen to me. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Why should you be afraid? That darkness is a part of you. You should just accept it. To be afraid of it is the same as being afraid of one of your own limbs. we all have darkness...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M May 8

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    I have a few dreams which are seemingly very difficult to accomplish.Already having failed in accomplishing many things due to my mistakes.I am afraid but still have hope for...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    Honestly a few months ago I may have been afraid of death now I can't wait to die im not afraid of it because death is happiness it takes u off of this horrible world where...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid of living.
    cuttergirl16 cuttergirl16 13-15, F 5 Responses May 12

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    and so I push people away.. I have lots of things I want to say, at the same time, I don't know what to say.. I am not good with poeple and so I NEVER had any friends, like 0...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    right now it's not so much "I'm afraid he'll say 'no'" it's more like "I'm afraid he will never talk to me again or things will be awkward between us after he says 'no' (if he does...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F May 19

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    I don't want to sound racist or anything because I know that there are a lot of really nice black boys out there. But something happened to me when I was 10 years old and my...
    beatendownbylife47 beatendownbylife47 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Its weird because commitment is something that I really want. I want to find that someone and then eventually move in with them, get married, have kids. The whole package. I'm just...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    In todays world, Maybe in the past it was this way as there was more repression from law, society etc. So same goes for then in some areas of the world and sadly the same applies...
    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    To this day I'm afraid of her wrath. When I watched the Baltimore mom beat her son on that video, I thought of my mom.She didn't give a **** who was aroundThat's how she clobbered...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Not so much afraid as slightly concerned. I caught myself withdrawing again. Now, I'm forcing myself not to. All about breaking cycles.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I'm afraid to let it out of its cage There where reason why it was lock up I had to, you see. The pain was to great. I need to hide it and forget it. I wasn't ready for you. I didn...
    Masterskitten503 Masterskitten503 46-50, F 3 Responses May 2

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    I don't want to admit that I'm actually afraid that I will be single forever. my past relationships were built on the fact that I hate meeting new people and ignoring other people...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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    There's going to be a chance where you might meet someone who's going to change the sight of everything. After everything has come through, the change won't be the same. Having a...
    MoshItUpPOTATOES MoshItUpPOTATOES 16-17, M May 3

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    I have been reading people's posts every now and then today, and even written what I wanted to comment, but couldn't make myself click the post button. I made excuses like this was...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M May 3

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    I'm afraid that one day, the love of my life will look at me reading books or putting my feet on the dashboard and instead of thinking it's cute and quirky, after a certain time he...
    Pejch Pejch 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    I am afraid of getting married. I know how great of a person I am but sometimes I wonder if anyone else will see that greatness in me. Or will they be captured for a moment and not...
    Ayers010 Ayers010 22-25, F May 6

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    I am afraid of the dark. I am 23. It makes sense from an evolutionary stand point. It's not about being childish it's about not being able to perceive stimuli in darkness.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    >Ive kissed 3 guys and Ive never felt the spark. now im dating a really great guy who turns me on in every way and i haven't even kissed him yet. The reason being is that im afraid...
    marvelchick10117 marvelchick10117 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    It has happened to me several times. Each time I was afraid to voice my unhappiness until it got to a state of no return. Then it would implode and end on a very bad note.
    ButterCly ButterCly 26-30, F 1 Response May 8

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    i dont know who the hell came up with these awful fantasy stories! they make us believe **** and now, as grown ups, get depressed because those stories didn't come true for us. we...
    Zagirllxx Zagirllxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I know that sounds like, REALLY crazy, but that's how I am. I am afraid that I will not look confident or pretty or sophisticated in my picture. I have tried taking a few selfies...
    nickyra55 nickyra55 13-15 May 9

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    I'm afraid if I do my whole world will fall apart. I need someone to be there for me as I shed my tears. Preferably that special someone. And embrace me as it brings us closer...
    Raybae Raybae 18-21, F May 11

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