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I Am Afraid of My Ex

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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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    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 had a relationship with a man

    that lasted 9 months. He was dark and moody and smoked pot 24/7. I'm not against pot, but he smoked ALOT. He finally got a job. He has been physically and emotionally abusive and always talks about wanting to "kill someone." When I broke up with him, he took me to court for...
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart 51-55, F Dec 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This may be a slight tangent to the norm, but I am afraid of rejection, just not what one might normally consider when they think of this topic. I am deathly afraid of being...
    anna0593 anna0593 18-21, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm so afraid of people getting close to me. I mean I want it but I'm kind of afraid, because once I have that bonding with someone or even relationship and it's gone or they leave...
    t3rriv t3rriv 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I am afraid of many things in life. I am afraid of failure/success. I am afraid of being loved. I am getting better at learning to be loved. I am not sure what I am doing to make...
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    My ex beat my on multiple occasions over nothing. He has his issues but I really don't care to explain away his behaviors anymore. All I know is that he brutalized me, over and...
    thirdgirl thirdgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'm afraid to grow up. I'm scared everything will fall. I'm terrified that I'll end up poor and become a failure. I'm afraid I'll be in debt my whole life. I barely even know what...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 10

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    After many years amassing countless hours rummaging through a variety of WebMD articles online, and any ruling out a multitude of various rare medical conditions based on a...
    bluemountains36 bluemountains36 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    At times I experience an episode of depression, and I always overthink, especially after I had to meet people and socialize and stuff. I am afraid of people and what they think...
    24moonlight 24moonlight 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not afraid to tell my family I'm bisexual. I'm only afraid to tell my mom and her side of the family. My dad and his side of the family will be okay with it and will always...
    BrittanySue96 BrittanySue96 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Afraid and afraid, I don't know about that. I guess I sort of feel inadequate for a relationship at the moment. Honestly don't have a lot to offer as far as security goes. I'm low...
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm afraid that I won't be established enough in my own life to care for a child. I know some people say "all a kid needs is love," but realistically they need food, shelter...
    Amd81491 Amd81491 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm not "afraid" anymore... but I do see people enjoying the types of intimacy I would like to have... and haven't had for a long time... but I've still got my family and they love...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Not that I am afraid but rather I know someone who is afraid of getting close to me. We met online and right from the start we connected. We had a great time chatting online and...
    freestyler605 freestyler605 22-25, M Jan 3

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    i dont know why, i just.. afraid to be alone, rejection, i'm afraid that if there's no one love me..
    preciouscrx preciouscrx 13-15 Jan 4

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    For two years I've been nothing but hurt by people. I've lost the last person in my life because I couldn't let him in. It's not that I'm afraid, I'm not afraid of anything. I just...
    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Couldnt find a suitable headline for this, so this will do i think. My problem is that i am a bit shy, not because im afraid of people, but im afraid of people rejecting me...
    mannenspeci mannenspeci 22-25, M Jan 5

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    Too many of us hide behind a mask afraid to show the world who we are out of fear and the possibility of rejection. The people that are unabashedly themselves despite what others...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    It's so weird in an amazing way..I am so afraid to speak my mind because though it is my opinion I worry so much of. Disagreement I think of it as me being wrong, but when I talk...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I am horribly, pathetically, afraid of this little being inside of me. Ever since I was young I loved being alone, everybody knew it and they didn't mind. Nowadays, it's like a...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I should clarify. I'm a hypochondriac, but I'm not a coward. I might be afraid of the fictitious diseases in my own brain, but I'm not scared of pushing you out of the way of an...
    bluemountains36 bluemountains36 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    They made me deem that I should not have feelings such as annoyance, resentment, depression, or anxiety. They suppose I should always be rational and in control of my emotions. I...
    aiofa aiofa 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I am only a teenager so this might sound crazy, but this is one of my biggest fears. im afraid that when im old i wont be loved and ill regret my life. i wanna live a happy and fun...
    Lostinthoughtandimissu Lostinthoughtandimissu 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I really like this girl I'm talking to but I'm afraid of saying something
    Brandasaurus15 Brandasaurus15 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I am afraid that I will be promiscuous and will be confident enough to fulfill my desires.
    velvetaurora velvetaurora 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    * was afraid to live in another state, go to middle school, go to junior high school, go to high school, go to technical school, leave home, go back home, drive, work, leave old...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm afraid to show my piercing
    stucknrut stucknrut 41-45 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    It's those who seem wonderful that are the ones who will screw you over. I might have some pretty terrible, rude, and obnoxious friends, but at least I know their worsts. Pretenses...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm afraid. No one ever asked me out. And I think no one will. Okay? Okay.
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am soft, delicate and refined... no, I'm actually more coarse than that. I am scared of making people mad, upset, annoyed :( maybe I'm afraid to face reality..
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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