I Am Afraid to Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 People

    I never believed in love

    because I honestly didn't think it believed in me. Throughout high school I was terrible with boys. I crushed on them, kissed them, but never once had an actual relationship with them. I'm eighteen now and I have absolutely no idea how to love someone the way they deserve. I'm...
    sarcasticsal sarcasticsal
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    I'm the type to love unconditionally

    but after my last relationship that left me deeply heart broken I try not to get into relationships. This is because I'm afraid to get my heart broken again, afraid of wasting time and losing someone I strongly care about. I was depressed before the break up and it only got...
    untold123 untold123
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 26, 2014

    I'd Known Him For Five Years

    And now, I don't even talk to him anymore.  How did this all happen? I hate myself for not being able to open up to him. It was the only reason why he couldn't love me anymore.  Because each time we met, it would be as if it were the first time and he'd painstakingly...
    foreveryoung6 foreveryoung6
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2010

    I Dont Think I Can Love

    i've never seen a truely loving relationship, i've never felt trually loved, no one i've cared for has not hut me at least once. im afraid if i fall in love the love will die, leaving me worse off for tasting love and losing it than if i never love at all (exactly opposite of...
    blueyes64 blueyes64
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 27, 2009

    Here's The Line

    I don't want to. Yes, I may be just afraid. Yes, I may be just young. Yes, I may have not met "the right one" yet. And that's true: I've never met someone who makes me truly happy (how ungrateful...). But that's because "I ask too much of people." So I try to ask less. Nobody...
    Diomea Diomea
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 27, 2012

    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 of their reaction. Or is that just me?
    sadgurl2015 sadgurl2015
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2015

    Forgive me for caring too much too fast.

    Forgive me for wanting so much so quick. Forgive me for wanting to discover everything little piece of you that makes you who you are. I think I should back off before you feel suffocated by me. Forgive me if I'm too raw. My skin is fairly new and sometimes if you scratch...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    Terrified Would Be More Accurate

    Recently I met someone...he is my own age and I have never dated someone my own age before - but we have been getting to know each other - and I really like him...and he likes me. We don't live close to each other but in the last week we have each driven two hours to meet halfway...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 16, 2008

    Still Running

    Yesterday I met somebody interested in me. He wanted to get to know me but for some strange reason I'm freaked out by his interest. I often say I wish I have someone...yet when someone comes along I run away and hide. I think I'm incapable of letting myself be loved.
    sarahlissa sarahlissa
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2007

    We've all been there,

    the fear is everlasting but in my case its not that I fear the process of love itself but instead fear the ends of it, what becomes of the love I give and the thought that it may never be returned. I actually started to accept that I'm going to live a lonesome life, and hey...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus
    18-21, M
    Nov 11, 2014

    I'm afraid to look you in the eyes.

    I'm afraid of what you'll see in them. I'm afraid that you won't like what you see. I've been feeling it deep in my soul as it starts to grow and grow. It's beginning to spill out of my eyes and I'm sorry. I'm sorry if I fall in love with you. Trust me when I say I don't mean...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    Found The Love Of My Life But Fear Is Holding Me Back

    I have been with my boyfriend for the last year and he is the best guy I have ever been with. He is the first guy who loves me for who I am. I don't have to make him love me, he just does. I know in my heart I want to marry him. So why can't I just accept that I'm happy? I keep...
    AnotherRandomUser AnotherRandomUser
    26-30, F
    Jun 26, 2012

    First Love Blues

     I guess im afraid to love after the disaster of the first time I fell in love, but I won't go into it but it also derives from my mother and father she fell in love and all he was a drunk who wouldn't change for her that's not love You give and give and get nothing back...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 9, 2008

    I have never truly been able to get close to

    someone without trying to find any fault i could within them. I found that if i could find those imperfections, it would make it 10 times easier to run away. As soon as i have any amount of feelings, i start to get scared. I'm afraid to open up to others, therefore i can never...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    So, I have always wondered what it would feel

    to truly love someone, even sometimes I've found myself fantasizing about it. I've put myself in many settings, with may different kinds of guys and before I notice, I've come up with a complete love story... a story on which I give my heart entirely... I even feel like crying...
    HadaraNight HadaraNight
    26-30, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    I Have Had To Push The Ones I Love Away Or They Get Taken From Me

    I can't seem to win ... men and me are a bad sorry tale I have been hurt so much ... men hurt me badly I am afraid to love a guy I really care for now its easier for me to walk away I am hurt too easily now by the guys I love so I avoid them and in the past I have taken up...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Mar 16, 2011

    I am afraid to love because I might get hurt.

    In fact it's pretty much a guarantee. Anyone I have ever loved so about three people, always dumped me for someone else... So I have developed a fear to love.
    LucyGirlAkita2 LucyGirlAkita2
    18-21, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    I have got this feeling already couple of times,

    I fell in love with someone but the moment i think he feels the same, i don't know what to do. So I start to avoid him, i know my reaction isn't good but i think i am just afraid of having a relationship and i hate this but i don't know how to solve it... :s Anyone an idea or...
    16chapters 16chapters
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2014

    I feel like I've been in a coma

    for 7 years. When did dating all of a sudden becomes this battle of trust issues? When did things get so complicated? Wtf is casual sex? When did love become a death sentence? Even I feel this way. Not just my potential dating partners. All of a sudden to say I love you to...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    Fear of success

    Whenever I meet a grrl I like, I become afraid, of rejection yes,  but more so, of success. If she turns me down, done, moving on, noting new. But if she likes me back, then I go into a completely unknown world, I never had a grrl, or anything that comes with it...
    h0ll0w0ne h0ll0w0ne
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2010
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