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I Am Afraid of My Ex

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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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    Facing a clock on how much time I have left, I'm not afraid to go...I am afraid of not having someone to hold my hand while I pass, but as it grows nearer, I've even started to...
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    I am afraid of being turned down, but I think I am more afraid of being hurt. The few times I've asked a girl out, I felt like I was standing way out on a swaying branch. I mean...
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    I'm not afraid of commitment, but I'm afraid of being hurt, mistreated and replaced.
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    I'm afraid to fall in love because when I think about love now...all I think of is cheating,lying,being used..I easily fall in love.. I'm afraid to fall in love.
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    My anxiety could be the cause of all my worrying over this, but I am afraid of being nonexistent after I die, and I don't understand how most people are fine with it. I do believe...
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    I always end my relationships with men if I become too attached to them, cause I'm afraid they'll hurt me.
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    I'm afraid no one will ever fall in love with me
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    Being cautious comes into it,but when all is said and done,I occasionally meet someone I sincerely think is an OK kind of person,and I AM afraid to let them get close.Half the...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Sep 30

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    I to am afraid that I will end up alone and it seems that more likely to happen
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    I admire people who are real and true. I admire people who aren't afraid to stand up for who they are. I believe if you're faking who you are, you're just making the impression...
    drinksandflowers drinksandflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I lost my father at the end of 2006, 4½ years after my mother. They had both started smoking during WWII (nobody knew about the dangers back then). Dad managed to quit but mum...
    Dodger30y2k Dodger30y2k 51-55, M Oct 6

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    I am afraid of being judged for even being sad. I feel like people judge me for not having many friends, its not like i dont like people i just push people away, not on purpose. A...
    kezzie10 kezzie10 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    [ Sorry for being so brief... I just typed out a few paragraphs, and for some reason it didn't post ] Basically, I am afraid of growing up. I'm 18 years old and I graduated...
    DisgustingGoat DisgustingGoat 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I met this guy on tinder and we decided to meet tomorrow but i'm afraid he'll run away if he sees me. I have been having a breakout recently. I'm not confident. I cancelled our...
    Sepanx Sepanx 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I am not afraid of failure. I hate... (passionately)....to fail.. but if you try your heart out... is it really failure? just a thought. ;)
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I've always been afraid of the dark and the night since I was a little girl, I'm kinda cool about it now but I still get a little freaked out for an example if I'm alone downstairs...
    iiii12334 iiii12334 16-17, F Oct 10

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    Where do I begin...? Well I guess I can start that I pretty much didn't have any experiences on romance relationships when I was in school, most of the time it would be in the...
    AuGamer84 AuGamer84 26-30, M Oct 11

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    “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ~Norman CousinsSo, why am I afraid of losing? Am I ready to trust in...
    prettyfate prettyfate 31-35, M Oct 12

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    I'm afraid of losing my dog. He's 5 but he will be 6 in 4 months. He's always been there with me, by my side through everything and he means the world to me. I honestly don't know...
    lovemecauseineedit lovemecauseineedit 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm afraid of getting attached because I always get that saying in my mind that says "people are in your life either temporary or permanently" & at that point it's scary for me to...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Yes. It's kind of weird. But I am afraid of thunder!
    AlayaRi AlayaRi 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    A religion that controls you with fear. A religion that tells you what to do by giving rewards. A religion where the worst of the worst are saved and the best are damned. A...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I am afraid that it's becoming my grandmothers time to go. I'm so far away from her and when my grandpa was dying I couldn't be there. I honestly can't imaging a life without my...
    chanel0408 chanel0408 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not afraid but i think i won't have any problem if i never have a gf cause i have my best friend and i could enjoy my life with him too :)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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