I Have Separation Anxiety Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    I have a problem where I need what I call a

    "safe person" all the time. if I don't have someone I personally know and like around me at all times I get really anxious and my heart starts beating fast. Right now, my "safe person" can't be around me because he's a teacher at my school and my manager at work and they won't...
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    Nov 11, 2015

    Used To

    I developed Separation Anxiety Disorder after a traumatic experience at Fort Myers Beach when I was separated from my father and everyone else in swamps and couldn't find him for quite a while. I was roughly around 7 or 8 during the time. After that I couldn't be left alone for...
    Paxis Paxis
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2011

    Fears Confirmed

    They will always leave. One minute she's there. I close my laptop for a little bit. I come back. She's gone. She left me. She's never talking to me again. She just... up and left. Forever. I told her I could change, and she doesn't believe that I am. She just... There...
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    Jun 16, 2013

    I don't have the disorder.

    ..but I experience separation anxiety a lot . whenever I say good bye even if its just like going home I feel it (an example) every single time
    ilovemyself777 ilovemyself777
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    My boyfriend is a fire fighter

    and I'm having a very hard time dealing with my separation anxiety when he goes on a call.
    HeyMissKristen HeyMissKristen
    22-25, F
    Jun 25, 2014

    i have the severe fear everyday of my lover

    leaving me. its stressful for us both because i constantly worry til feeling ill and i ask her for comfirmation all the time. so its not fun. it has to do with my anxiety disorder, but i have to trust her..... thats good. but still, i feel fearful a lot of days. sometimes more...
    dragonshine dragonshine
    22-25, T
    Feb 6, 2015

    I know most of the experiences posted on here

    are about lovers, but mine is about my son. For all your moms out there, this is probably something you've experienced or experiencing yourselves. My boy is only 5months old and as much as I'm anxious to get back to work, I'm not that happy about leaving my baby with...
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    Feb 23, 2015
    barrelracingbitch1967 barrelracingbitch1967
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2015

    Horrible Seperation Anxiety

    Its not that i dont love her, its not that i dont trust her.. I trust and love her with my "heart and soul" as people say...When i am away from her, i feel crazy. My seperation anxiety kicks in on top of my generalised anxiety, which just makes it all 100 times worse...I have...
    JustKeepFighting JustKeepFighting
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    I cannot stand being away from him.

    Normally, I'd be nervous about being too clingy, and stress out over that, but he's the same way. We can't take being apart for long periods of time. The worst was when we hadn't been apart for 12 hours, and I started bawling my eyes out because I was just laying in bed and he...
    YesThisIsJenna YesThisIsJenna
    18-21, F
    Feb 23, 2015
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