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I Am Afraid That I'll End Up Alone

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    This has always been a big fear

    for me. And most of my relationships end with me having the short end of the stick, so that really doesn't help me. I'm starting to believe that "love" isn't something I'll ever have :(
    Supaslick Supaslick 18-21, M Dec 3, 2014

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    Sometimes it is so much easier just to be happy

    by myself. And sometimes I'm so afraid to try I'd rather find love in only me. My friends even joke about me becoming the "crazy cat lady" still alone with millions of knick knacks and my many many cats. Sometimes I'm ok with that. "Sometimes" being the key word.
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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    I know that I won't really end up completely

    alone, ill still have my family and close friends but even then a person can feel super lonely, especially when you know that even though you're close with your family most of the time it feels as if you're not really heard, I want to close with, I want to be someone that won't...
    Anotherrose96 Anotherrose96 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    I am not very pretty.

    I am overweight for my height. I wear glasses. I have scars on my legs from being so clumsy. I usually speak too fast and have to repeat myself to be understood. I have anxiety issues and get easily stressed out and the list goes on. I just don't see anything very desirable...
    Dovesery Dovesery 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I am aware of the fact

    that i am still very young and I still might find someone right for me but now it just seems so odd... I've been in an on and off (toxic) relationship for the last 3 years. We're no longer together but I think about him all the time even though I haven't seen him for about 4...
    xnelx xnelx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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    Me Too

    i am afraid to love again, and i am also afraid i'll end up solo, once i fall in love with someone and i end up disappointed, my heart broken in side, but i survive and pick them up pieces by pieces and rebuild again.my Love is like a sprained ankle...it hurts, but i keep walking...
    bunga87 bunga87 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    I don't know what to do.

    .. So I moved to a new country and going to a new high school. It's my first week this week and the fourth day, they know I'm new but no one has come to talk to me, I've tried going up to talk to them but I feel like they are not wanting to engage a conversation with me. I'm...
    HeyHer1234 HeyHer1234 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Quick Realization

    I have this feeling that I'll end up alone. I want to have a family of my own, you know, with a loving husband and adorable kids. I'm kind of afraid I won't find a guy who'll be the love of my life, but I don't want to go looking for it. Everybody my age seems to be starting...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    I just want my mate to find me.

    Have him to understand me. Someone to stay up with at night, since I never sleep. Someone who makes me forget the world I live in. I've meet a great deal of people but they always find a way to make me feel detached from them. I'm ready to settle down and be all for my mate...
    JastonieRyder JastonieRyder 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Sometimes I am so lonely

    and so scared of being alone it feels like I can't breathe. It feels like I watch everyone else being together and happy but I'm stuck on the other side of the fence and its too high for me to climb but there is nothing I can do about it.
    elphaba2309 elphaba2309 22-25, F Jun 30, 2014

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    I am afraid of being alone

    and actually I've already accepted it's going to happen. I suffer from social anxiety. I have trouble meeting friends because I am such a reserved person, I'm afraid of making a fool of myself. And when I do make friends, I can't manage to keep them because I have trouble...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I know I am very young to think about this

    stuff. But I can't stop thinking on what will happen to me after a few years. I've thought of ending up all alone which saddens me. I lost my parents at a young age, grew up with relatives. I mean i've dreamt of having my own family someday. I sometimes make up things. Hmm. I've...
    Manhater013 Manhater013 22-25, F Sep 25, 2014

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    Everyone that I know of in my family has been

    divorced. & I'm terrified that I'll end up alone & nobody will remember me or care when I die. Is that a stupid fear?
    spookyclair spookyclair 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    I've been single for god knows how many years.

    I guess I don't try to date because I feel like no one will want me.
    ChildOfWinter ChildOfWinter 31-35, F Jan 27

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    I didn't even have a date to senior prom.

    I still went and was one of the "single girls" in our limo. Never been on a date. Never held hands with a guy. Or kissed. Once, at a frat party, I let a guy lick my neck while we were dancing. I knew he wanted to kiss me but I didn't want my first to be with some horny...
    michellekay michellekay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    Pretty much I think about it every day how my

    life is going to go.. I always think how I'm going to live alone with maybe a dog Ya I know I have all my life but when I think about it. Im actually going to be alone it's Because I don't give what guys what they want. Most of the time they play around with your feelings...
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    How do i stop being afraid?

    I am afraid that I'll end up alone because... I have never been in a romantic relationship; there was one I got infatuated with but since I kept on pushing him away, he eventually backed down. I see family members who are leading a single life (the other got married in the end...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    I to am afraid that I will end up alone

    and it seems that more likely to happen
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4, 2014

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    I'm not afraid of being alone i already know i

    am and i just have to accept it. No matter how hard and and painful it is.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Well, not so much "afraid

    that I'll end up alone," just that I think the odds of finding that ONE person are pretty slim. I can't even imagine what it would be like to really love and be loved. The idea of it seems too good to ever be true...
    AntiveninKisses AntiveninKisses 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I'm not talking so much on a relationship level,

    but on a friendship level. I'm just alone. And I'm afraid of even trying to make friends. I think I'm just meant to be by myself. Does anyone else feel this way? Like they've tried so many times and so many ways but it's just not working? I'm trying to get over it and just learn...
    WellDressedandDepressed WellDressedandDepressed 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Going alone! Thats a horrible thought

    for me... I wont move out unless im going to live with someone else but never on my own no way! I would feel so lonely living on my own plus what about if something happens? Nobody will know as you live on your own...I always want people around me i never want to be alone! It's...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    Always Alone

    I wrote this about 5 yrs ago and used a pen and paper so you'll have to understand that those two lines are a little obsolite but here goes. Let me know if you like it and write a poem that I can read. Mahalo.As long as I can remember      I was always aloneA world filled...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 8 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    Dissolved Dreams

    As a child, I was the architect of my own future. I would daydream at any given moment, in any given circumstance, of my future. So meticulous in the elements of life I would put in, or leave out, of the ideal future for someone like me. I grew up in the traditional American unit...
    wanderlusted wanderlusted 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    I really can’t picture anyone liking me.

    I can’t picture someone thinking about me before they fall asleep. I can’t picture anyone getting butterflies because I said hi to them,or even just smiled at them. I can’t picture someone smiling at their computer screen or their cell phones when we’re talking. I mean...
    RyderSebastian RyderSebastian 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I Hope I'm Not Right

    I have always had this feeling for most of my life and it scares me sometimes because I don't want to be alone. don't get me wrong I can cope with it but it's not my ideal if you know what I mean.I want to feel as if I belong and whatever happens in life there is somebody there...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    I know I've posted this before

    but I'll post it again anyways cuz I need to vent. So lately I've been thinking, which is almost never good in my case, and I've come to one question. Why can't I connect with people? To everyone else it seems so simple, to make friends or to talk to the person they like...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I Want That Which My Mind Doesn't Let Me Have

    Love, friends, happiness. The 3 things that I really want, and something I don't actually have. There are many issues with the way my brain functions which result in self seclusion due to my own irrational fears and poor self image. Ever since the 1st grade all I have ever...
    KnightOfJustice KnightOfJustice 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    I hate having dream about people I loved before.

    ..I'm not sure if it's because I'm miss something about the past relationship or I don't feel happy with myself or where I am at now.
    elissamay33 elissamay33 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    Now More Than Ever

    When I was young I wondered if I'd end up alone and it was a bit scary. But ever scarier now is looking at growing old, and after 29 years of marriage what life would be like if something ever happened to my wife. That kind of loneliness is much scarier.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 10 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Never turning any heads.

    I'm a "nice guy" -boring and pedestrian. Friendly, even witty, once you get to know me. But that takes a while and in a world with Tinder and split-second decision making, ain't nobody got time for that. My profiles on various sites get exactly no views whatsoever and chatting...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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    I have finally begun to not be

    so shy, yet it seems people reject me and I go back to my corner of loneliness. I will do (almost) anything to please someone. Just please do not leave me alone.
    cflemming cflemming 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    I lost him again </3

    why does this have to keep happening to me :,(
    babycakes1970 babycakes1970 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    I spent so long telling myself

    that being alone would be okay because there wouldn't be anyone to hurt me anymore. But, I've come to realize that the loneliness would hurt me.
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    My FAKE Mother... Obviously,

    you can conclude that she is not my biological Mother. My Mother was killed and had her identity stolen by an INDIAN genocide. This morning, this woman stormed after me, after years of tormenting me, abusing me, raping me, drugging me, fabricating lies, bold faced crocodile...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 1

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    Need Some Hope

    I'm waiting for that right person to come along. To really want me. Most of my friends have been in multiple relationships. I don't know how long God plans for my life to be. So I really want to meet that person soon. Edit: I have had a change of thought. This story is not really...
    idreamdaily idreamdaily 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    I have been single since December 2011,

    after a long 2 year on-off abusive relationship. 5 months later, my friendship with my best friend started to blossom and so did my feelings towards him. I ended up telling him that I liked him in January 2013 only to be rejected and told he liked somebody else. Of course, I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Oct 6, 2014

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    It's become apparent to me,

    the only girls who tell me "you're cute" or "you'd make a great boyfriend" or anything like that. Are the girls who are taken. Obviously because they know I won't get the wrong idea and think they are flirting. But I've come to accept the fact that I may be single forever and...
    Moonlight150 Moonlight150 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    I don't want a perfect man.

    I just a man I can act silly with, make lasting memories with, a man who is good to me, and a man who wants me more than anything else. Is that an unrealistic dream?
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    Been through a handful of failed romantic

    encounters so far and I'm at the point where I just feel like giving up. I see people I know dating around, darting in and out of relationships like it's no big deal - "on to the next one". But casual dating isn't my thing. In fact it takes a lot for me to be attracted to...
    lucidxacid lucidxacid 22-25, F Dec 8, 2014

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    I know that I am young.

    I have my whole life ahead of me. I'll meet the right guy someday. Blah blah blah. I believe all of it,I do...but in the back of my mind I have this fear of being alone forever. I'm not like the girls my age. I don't enjoy going out to bars or the beach. I like watching movies...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    I'm really afraid. I'm joining the marine corps

    in 2 years and idk what I'll do if I don't have anyone by then. even if I do they'll probably leave me cause I'll be somewhere far away.
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I always end up alone truth is girl don't give

    a fck about u. guys r just replacable n girls can't stay loyal they can't dedicate themself to one person they wanna run around trying everyone
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    We Are Afraid Because We Suffer From The Disney Syndrome..here's My Insight

    For all of you out there please excuse my poor english, since is not my first language.. but I want to share my theory of why I think we woman are seriously damaged.. is not our fault really!!I remember not so long ago when people used to say that dating was easy.. maybe back in...
    vanessaMon vanessaMon 26-30 4 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    I'm 30 years old and i'm single

    for 2 years now....... I am someone who has a very low self esteem and that's why i'm really really afraid that i'm going to end up alone. I'm the kind of guy who's just too nice and always ends up being the friend or getting stepped on and used. I can't talk to girls in a bar...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    So I've been looking on Facebook at all the

    girls I've had crushed and all the girls I had a good friendship with, most of them unfriended me due to lack of communication, and majority of them got married, already having kids. I remember one girl that cared about me, she wrote an gave me a love letter (I still have it...
    littlemac64 littlemac64 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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