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I Used to Be Afraid of Losing Someone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    Coping With the Fear of Losing a Romantic Interest

    Yes, this fear once gripped me and here are the thoughts I have developed to help me overcome this fear. Yes, I have shared it with others here. Believe in your ability to handle a break  up IF you should ever have to. Promise yourself that IF you ever do break up that you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 14, 2009

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    Moving On

    My Advice to a Heart Broken Confessor:   Please, please, please focus on doing things that make you feel good about yourself, other than seeking a man...well, have fun with guys...but focus on your inner joys....and external beauty as well. Mourn the loss of a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4, 2009

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    My Dad Is My World

    Im very close with my dad i mean his my best frend, i dont mind loosing my boyfrend over my dad coz i just dont want to leave his sight not even for 2 minutes. He has a drinking problem and recently his been vomiting blood and doesnt want to admit that its becoz he...
    Lehoko Lehoko 22-25 Apr 29, 2010

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    I Used to Live In Fear of Being Alone

    Becuase I went through so much abandonment as a young child & up, I used to be consumed with fear of being alone.  Then my mom died when I was 22 - which felt like the 2nd time she was taken from me (I was kidnapped & held against my will by my dad for a while). ...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    Lost But Hoping To Gain

    i have lost a lot in my life... A family, friends, love... i lost the relationship i shared with my mom after my parents split... she was my best friend.. i spoke to her about every joy and sorrow i had... she would sit and listen me out and hug me when i needed it. we would...
    sharoo20 sharoo20 18-21, F Apr 29, 2010

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    What Is There To Lose... ?

    When someone walks away out of fear that they are not good enough to keep you, what is there TO lose? Consider and discuss.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F Apr 29, 2010

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    Losing Everything

    I have lost a lot of things in my life. I grew up as a daddy's lil girl. Then my parents got divorced but I still saw my dad every other weekend. Until, one day he didn't show up. I was heart broken. I remember I didn't talk or anything to anyone. I haven't saw my dad now in 10...
    poppyluvver poppyluvver 13-15, F Apr 26, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I lost a person so dare, so loving and such a caring person who would be there for you no matter what or who you are and will always help you. He was a man I looked up to since I...
    Fabgal1 Fabgal1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Mummy. Withering away. There is less of her every time I see her. Both physically and in personality. Apparently they have tried everything, but each time the cancer spread...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    About 12 days now have passed since the accident, and I can tell you that in those 12 days I have changed more than I have changed in the last year. My older brother got hit by a...
    Felicisflame Felicisflame 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I lost my Dad. The day it happened I sat on the couch while he walked out the door that morning. An hour later I went to my grandparents and was greeted by a state trooper who told...
    Brittany4991 Brittany4991 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I know how it is especially growing up and maybe some people can relate. I had a trampoline and a pool when I was younger. Most kids liked to hang out because I invited them over...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M Aug 5

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    Time to vent or whatever. Enjoy. January 28th, 2014... I met him. Where? Tumblr! Of course. I was typically following back some blogs and answering messages. Well, gosh, I...
    captivateyourlife captivateyourlife 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Basically, I want someone to be in my life where we can depend on each other to be there no matter what. I mean, life always has it's ups and downs but sometimes it's hard telling...
    madaline254 madaline254 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm afraid that someone I know will see me on here...
    panikki panikki 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Who isn't is the question? My problem is I long for that feeling you get in your stomach when you meet someone you commence with. What I find is that guys I've met so far don't...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I allowed them to come very close to me. So close that i thought they were always gonna be there. So many times i told myself silently that i am lucky to have them in my life. We...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Would love to know one day that someone I care about losing actually cares about losing me as well maybe even more than I care about losing them....but I guess I better keep...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F Jul 31

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    I was raised RC. Many of my father's relatives were in the church and I once considered taking vows. But as I grew older I began to question things about Christianity. I'm not...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It happened over and over again .. it wasn't really anyone's fault but my own. It's a part of me to never say, No. The thing is I'm just afraid to loose people,but aren't we all to...
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 1 Response Aug 1

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    This is super long but I just needed to get it off my chest. You used me. You first told me that having the label of "boyfriend and girlfriend" would ruin our relationship so you...
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F Aug 12

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    ...I'm afraid that destiny will fall us apart...my current situation will make us fall apart soon...i have a heavy heart, i don't know what to think, all i know afraid of losing...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Im 14 and the guy i lost my virginity to is 16. I'm going to be a freshman in high school and he's a junior. We knew each other for about a month through a mutual friend who got us...
    abzry abzry 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have been through, well, my whole life without anyone helping me get by. I cannot say that my life was hard but to me it has been quiet a struggle. For a large fraction of my...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I always get hugs from friends and family and their nice, but for once I just want a really special hug from someone that I'm in love with and who sincerely thinks that I'm special...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I have fallen in love with this person who has so completely melted my heart it isn't even funny. I am not a romantic or mushy person by nature, but this man brings out the best in...
    Oldiesbutgoldies Oldiesbutgoldies 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I used to say I was sorry when I felt guilt or shame. Then I asked whose rules I had broken, who had put me in the wrong. Then I asked by what right or authority they had made...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. I can't get over the pain of knowing my partner is depressed and is pushing me away. I don't know what else to do. I so desperately want to feel loved. I need to...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Aug 11

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    For some reason, I have become afraid of almost everything. I'm afraid of eye contact, and I am afraid to speak up in public. Wherever I go, I can't help but feel afraid. Whenever...
    PastaPyro567 PastaPyro567 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    All my life, Ive been alone. My father killed himself while I was a child, causing my mom into a depression. I was alone at night. Never comforted, never feeling loved or wanted. I...
    JustPlainScared JustPlainScared 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I lost my little brother to a heroin overdose two years ago. He was nineteen, only a year younger than me. I had no memory of a life without him. He was my best friend and we were...
    MonetChere MonetChere 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    4.5 yrs ago my husband of 12 yrs left me and our 3 kids for another woman. It was New Yrs and as I sat at home with our then 6 yr old daughter and 9 mo. Old twin boys I received a...
    strongerbytheday strongerbytheday 36-40, F a week ago

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    I like someone who used to like me, and I think he still does like me, because he's using pick up lines... But he dated my bestfriend and I'm afraid she'll hate me... Help..
    hannahg13 hannahg13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Or let's just call it "I'm not afraid" because I used to fear EVERYTHING. that's what anxiety does to you. you stay home one day it turns into two weeks. Can't leave your room. Can...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Not saying I don't want to get married. I really want. Who doesn't? Especially if it is with your beloved one. But some reasons haunt me. Some members of my family were divorced...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I had this friend who was in a relationship but we became really close friends, we used to talk all day, this happened for almost 6 months but then everything changed,he became...
    tinna20 tinna20 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ok so I had kinda fell for this old friend of mine tht I always liked ever since I met him. I never told him up till last year cuz I felt i should finally come out. So all year...
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Hi, I know people don't follow me on this site, why should they I am not popular. What I taught that only I felt turns out there are thousands of you guys who are the same as me...
    yashgup yashgup 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    When I was younger, I was always rejected, every man, every girl. many men used me, many females treated me like a worthless piece of trash. Every day I would go to school fearing...
    jamiedoe94 jamiedoe94 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I get this urge to strangle someone. I don't know why, but this urge keeps getting stronger and stronger and sometimes I find my hands clasping and reflecting like I'm...
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Hi. I know this is really stupid and complicated, and I'm sorry for being so upset for seemingly no reason, but I sort of have a problem. It's barely a problem at all, I know--I'm...
    MysteryMe110 MysteryMe110 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    I used to be happy ,nice and caring. I'm still nice but I have mood swings too much now. I would go out everyday but now I just don't want to go out for anything I'm always crying...
    stephanyee stephanyee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    I wanna say about a year and a half/ two years ago, I was a completely different person. I had started seeing this guy, thought he was great, 3 months into the relationship we got...
    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I am a bit scared to admit this, but i am afraid to leave EP. I've made some good friends here. I mean i am here since may of 2013, i am here all day. I do need my friends, and if...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Aug 11

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    Me and this girl have been friends for around 6 years now and she is supposedly my 'best friend'. Recently I feel like we don't see each other much and I'm not sure she likes me...
    Minutes2Midnight Minutes2Midnight 13-15, F Aug 13

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    So, 1st of all-thanks EVER SOOO MUCH for all the love and support from here! Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised by it! :) I'm more used to negativity from my surroundings...
    Yuppersgurl Yuppersgurl 36-40, T Aug 14

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