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I Am Afraid of My Ex

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 72 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't think anyone actually likes me I'm also afraid to take the next step im also afraid to have sex and so I get irrationally anxious bc I think that's all guys want so why...
    tourdeforce tourdeforce 18-21, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I haven't been afraid all of my life, because I can remember some bits of happiness in my childhood, but even as far back as elementary, I was afraid of failing, middle school...
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid 16-17, M Feb 3

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    I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of falling. I'm not afraid of the dark, I afraid of what's in it. I'm not afraid to love, I'm afraid of not being loved back.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    i know this sounds kinda stupid for those older than me maybe even those younger than me but i really feel like a failure. got wait listed to my dream college and i feel like...
    youngandinexperienced youngandinexperienced 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm still afraid of driving and even people who sits in my car was afraid too , I hope the driving coach won't freak out teaching me to drive (if Only the coach is available) . Oh...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Feb 20

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    So I know it's early, but I have to say it. DON'T be afraid to show the world who you really are. DON'T be afraid to be different because you think people will judge. Let them...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I was always afraid of rejection. I rarely show people the 'real' me though I'm not so sure who's the 'real' me. I'm afraid that once they found out the other side of me, they'll...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm actually afraid to love too hard... You think your love can push someone away? Or even scare them away? It's scary to really express someone how you feel because you're afraid...
    sadgurl2015 sadgurl2015 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I didn't know that one day I will lost my job because of my anxiety and I didn't know that I will have anxiety. And starting my life from the start is so hard. I'm afraid of...
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Eeergh. I'm almost finished with my four years. I'm going to get a BFA in illustration from a small-ish art school. Professors and students say I will be fine, based on the...
    ArtRhinoceros ArtRhinoceros 18-21, F Feb 15

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    I mean there's no need to be afraid of being loyal. No need to be afraid of sharing the parts of you that honestly not everyone deserves with just one person
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yes I am terrified, but not of you, or who you are, I am terrified of not knowing you, of not knowing more of who you are. Afraid of not hearing, and feeling your heartbeat once...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not afraid to say how I feel... I've written many stories explaining how I feel. I've used quotes and my own words. You will know if my heart is happy or hurting...or just...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    It's not that I don't want to fall in love and have those kinds of experiences. I am afraid of giving too much of myself to it and forgetting what has made it possible to fall in...
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M Feb 8

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    drugs,sex,drinking. whatever im not worried about it. im not afraid to talk about it. im open to talk about anything.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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    I am 27 years old male. i am very afraid of the idea that I will never find my true love and being alone for the rest of my life. I have dated a few women, but they don;t work out...
    manesh515 manesh515 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I'm 22, out of college and I'm still afraid to drive. Reading the manuals and doing practice tests online is nothing, but having my mom show me everything when I'm inside the car...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    A few years back when I got home from work I ran a warm bath, it was silent and peaceful. About an hour or so later when I walked out of the bathroom, I noticed that every single...
    dreadfulVIXEN dreadfulVIXEN 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    Now what I am about to write may seem to be comic book-like, but I am truly afraid of scarecrows. When I was a kid, my mother use to cheat on my father with other men. One...
    Marik13 Marik13 13-15, M Feb 13

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    Hey , Yesterday I almost die because one car wanna hit me so I don't care and I'm not afraid to die!
    MXRS99 MXRS99 41-45, M Feb 14

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    im me and im not afraid to talk about me. I wont be ashamed of who I am.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    I feel like no one knows the real me. Like I won't let anyone know the real me. I'm afraid they won't understand me or want to be my friend anymore. It's pathetic but I've lost so...
    SexyAngelBitches SexyAngelBitches 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 18

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    But it is pretty much impossible not to.. And I guess it is a good thing, if not extremely over or underdone I am very good at finding fault in my own behaviour, or atleast try to...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Feb 19

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    I'm afraid of opening up to people. There's a guy that is really into me. It seems like he may be the one for me, but I'm kind of into someone else, however the guy that I'm into...
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I met a great guy recently and things are going well already. I like him a lot already but I'm afraid of getting hurt. We connect so well and he is what Ive been looking for. I...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When it comes to guys I always let them go. Every time I like a guy and I think they like me (which is obvious in some ways on how they act) I start talking to them more and more...
    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I have done plenty of dating, but never really been ready to commit because I'm so career focused, but now my career has gotten pretty good and I feel almost like I'm ready to move...
    JamieMostra JamieMostra 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    He wants to go to a hotel for a night, so no-one can bother us when we do it. Great idea, I have to admit I'm a bit nervous but he's too so that will be fine. But, It's my first...
    ABACDEE ABACDEE 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sometimes , I go to my parents while they’re asleep just to watch them breathe to make sure they’re still alive , even though I am not a kid anymore. At those times I crave...
    Nayera Nayera 16-17 Feb 2

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    Every time I find someone who makes my heart flutter I can't have her. She's taken, wants to be friends or what not. I might as well go and buy 4 or 5 dogs and live the rest of my...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I always knew it had a suspicion that Shane wasn't a good person from the start. I got with him no bc I really wanted to be with him but more bc I wanted someone to want me even if...
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Every day I wake up scared for my life. Certain perfumes cause my throat to close up and my vocal cords to spas out, being in high school they are difficult to get away from with...
    sile3 sile3 16-17, F Feb 3

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