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I Am Scared of Being Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 376 People

    I'll Be Alone When They're Gone

     I am in my early 40's and have never had a relationship. I still live with my parents who are getting up in years and when they go, I'll be completely lost. I have a very hard time coping with life as it is and when they go I think it will be more than I can take.
    futurescared futurescared 41-45, M Feb 6, 2008

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    Everytime I wake up from sleep, I feel alone. I feel alone all the time. With everyone around me, 16 girls in total, I am alone. Because none of them is by my side. We are a group, but there are circles within circles. And I have no circle. Because I was never clever enough...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F Jan 4, 2013

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    I'm terrified of being alone,

    but the worst part is that I know I deserve to be =/
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Am I The Only One?

    I have been dating a married guy for 1 year 11 months and his wife knows. His wife doesn't mind me being with him she never  gets jealous because I tell her that if she wants him then she can have him. I am madly in love with this guy he means the world to me. But what...
    forgetaboutme forgetaboutme 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2010

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    I just got dumped. Ha.

    Do I get a refund of my virginity? Stupid 16 year olds nowadays...I told myself I'd never be one of em'.
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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    Hello everyone, I am in the same boat you are

    all in. I encourage you all to follow my blog. I would love to share stories and emotions. Www.forgiveyourheart.wordpress.com Check it out and let me know what you think
    lonetraveller24 lonetraveller24 26-30, F Dec 10, 2014

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    Afraid Of Being Alone....

    I dated the same man for 11 years. We were never married, and to be perfectly honest we were both afraid of the idea, having seen so many marriages around us fail. I loved this man very much, and for many years things were fine. It wasn't until my mother died, that things became...
    SlobberDog SlobberDog 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    I'm lying awake at 4 a.

    m. terrified at the thought of being destined to be alone. I've been in three long-term relationship that all ended terribly. None of them will speak to me. It's awful to think that I have a knack for getting guys who loved me with all their heart to hate me. Now, I've met...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    Like deathly afraid .

    I'm really afraid that one day I'm gonna wake up and noone be around .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jan 26

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    I was home alone and went to get in the shower,

    and my phone rang with an unknown number just as I was stepping the shower. I should be freaked out right?
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I am having an anxiety attack.

    I don't know what to do anymore. Why am I like this? What's wrong with me? Want to know my biggest secret, the one I've been hiding...sometimes I think it would be easier if I just wasn't alive anymore. I can't live in fear like this
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F Jan 25

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    Is This Really The New Definition Of Friendship?

    When did it become okay for friends to have strong opinions about my diet, lifestyle and marriage? I grew up in a world where you supported your friends no matter what, and the only grounds for dumping a friend was if they were unpleasant directly to YOU. Nowadays, it seems the...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Oct 7, 2012

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    Not At All

    Yes I need my space sometimes but I have to have people around me.  I hate being alone.  I love having a husband.  I am so afraid of losing him sometimes.  It terrifies me of the thought of being alone.  I don't like being alone in a dark room at night...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Jan 13, 2008

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    lisa1996 lisa1996 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    Loveless and Lonely

    I fear being alone.  Alone.  Just the word- it raises hairs along my neck.  I am afraid of the dead silence and emptiness of loneliness.  I recently got out of a relationship (which you can moniter my downfall in my blog).  Today was the worse day ever...
    Jannay Jannay 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2007

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    i think sometimes i mite end up loosing my best

    friend ,boyfriend i feel he will never come back to me after his deployment. we will just go are separate ways.and someone else will have him and i will be sad and lost and confused at the same time.!!!! I Am Scared of Being Alone!!!!
    CHRISBABYGIRL4EVER CHRISBABYGIRL4EVER 22-25, F Feb 24, 2014

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    Are Memories Enough?

     I think most people are scared that they might end up being alone, I know I do. I try to think that even if I end up alone someday, that I'll have lots of memories that will keep me going. Knowing that I've lived a good life, that I've helped people and been helped. But...
    jrabbit1321 jrabbit1321 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    I Didn't Realize My Fear Until Just Recently.....

    While I value having time to myself to do things I enjoy like shopping at the outlets near me or going to get a pedicure or something like that I do have a fear of being alone for long periods of time. As strong as I am in my personal life there is this nagging fear of being...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2009

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    After 13 years of marriage,

    I am getting a divorce. Everyone tells me that I am a nice, funny and good looking guy and that I will be fine, but the thought of being alone terrifies me to no end. I am determined not to let this feeling get the best of me, but it is a very hard thing to do. I know that lots...
    startinglifeagain startinglifeagain 31-35, M 6 Responses May 7, 2014

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    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I literally have this horrible fear

    that I'm going to end up being alone for my whole life. I'm 19 and practically nobody has expressed interest in wanting to be with me and it's tearing me apart slowly.
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Jan 26

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    my life is sooooo bore

    because of alone
    mechsaravanan mechsaravanan 22-25, M Dec 9, 2014

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    Scared Of Being Home Alone

    I am 17 years old and I live at home with my parents in NY. When I was a kid I use to love being home alone. I would always tell my family to take their time and not too rush home. But over the last year or so, I started begging my parents not to leave me alone. I don't know...
    MsSammiiJo MsSammiiJo 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Married and Alone

    I am a 23 year old married mother of 1.   Now i guess you are wondering where the alone comes in. Well my husband is a touring musician who went on the road when our daughter was 6 days old. He comes home once every few months and I am scared of being alone. I am doing...
    Marriednalone Marriednalone 22-25 1 Response May 21, 2008

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    Once Upon A Time...

    There was a time I was that girl who jumped from guy to guy. I was so scared of not being with someone. I hated being in the house alone or being in bed alone. Ever since I left my husband, I have been so empowered and want nothing more than to be independent. Don't get me wrong...
    Laughtereverafter Laughtereverafter 26-30, F 11 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    Terrified

    I'm 58, have been married and divorced 3 times.  My kids are grown and on their own.  I'm alone.  I get so anxious I feel sick.  I just moved to a new place and last night there was a neighborhood meeting.  I made myself go.  Before I went I almost...
    cjanis001 cjanis001 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    Me and my boyfriend fight alot .

    If I'll break up im scared of being alone , and scared that I'll never find somebody like him.
    Liekeslife Liekeslife 18-21, F Feb 22, 2014

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    14 Scared of Being Alone

    I'm a 14 year old girl and terrified of being alone especially in bed. I get in bed start thinking of fantasies or stories were I'm with a guy or girl and were just talking, then I start crying they help me through it or we have sex gentle passionate sex. Once that ends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 12, 2008

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    I realized that , I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years , and yesterday I tried to break up with himI realized then that I've been scared the whole time of being alone that I've...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F Feb 3

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    Being alone never seemed to bother me until we had to put my dog down in December. I always got excited for when my parents would go away on business and I got the house to myself...
    lezbihonest93 lezbihonest93 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    After a long day at work, coming back to your room, only to find your roomate and her friends talking...and you have to talk and chitchat, when you really want to shut the door and...
    starlit11 starlit11 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I like being alone but i Just wanna be alone with a significant other..
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M Jan 31

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    I need to be alone i need some time for myself away from people to find myself to reflect on things and to get myself on track I do appreciate people who are kind and try to help...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 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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    Most of the time I don't need other people, and I like being alone, but late nights like this push me. I only get lonely when I'm tired, so I'm consistently lonely after 2:00 am...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I like the peace. On the rare occasion when i dont have to worry about anyone else in the room. I hate having to hide myself from others. By myself is the only time i get to be...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 11

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    Hello. i know some of you out there experience the same. I haven't really made any new ones, I get nervous talking to people and also I get scared of getting close to people...
    obyys obyys 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Well there is good times to be left alone but I'm usually left alone every weekend which starts out good because I get the house to myself. But as the weekend goes on It gets...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    It's been 2+ years since I've been alone, but I'm ready for it. I will embrace it. I know I can depend on myself. And I'd rather let myself down than always being let down from...
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I grew up just like anyone else. Birth, toddler years, kindergarten, elementary through high school. And now, at the end of my sophomore year of college, I sit in a very different...
    redowens redowens 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Being depressed for 5-6 years and trapped in your own thoughts everyday/night at home with no friends or anyone to talk to takes a lot out of me..though I find ways to keep myself...
    Treybased Treybased 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Yes,but ironically most all of my friends and those I have had relationships were just the opposite. I have always been content to be in the background as they took center stage...
    Destined4Mischeif Destined4Mischeif 56-60, M Jan 30

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    But sometimes I enjoy being with people I know.Last night ,I attended a wedding.I enjoyed as I met many old friends I had lost touch with.I also had a laugh when the groom came...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jan 30

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    I don't know who to say this but I think the best way is think bye a song called dumb by nirvana http://youtu.be/IEXDVf4AET4
    kleinjohanneke kleinjohanneke 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I love the part of the day when I get back in the apartment and turn on the tea pot, turn on Netflix and enjoy ignoring text messages and phone calls
    MedicalChiq MedicalChiq 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I can loose track of time writing, reading, or researching. I enjoy the quietness.
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F Jan 29

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    always like that...& will always will be
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am starting to get used to having the place to myself but sometimes I wake up and listen to the empty house. I just lay in bed hugging my pillow and wishing I had a warm body...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F Jan 31

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    Tonight is just one of though nights where I wish my girl was by my side so I could throw my arm around her, pull her in real close kiss her could night and tell her how much I...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Feb 1