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I Used to Be Afraid of Losing Someone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ... And then everyone died.

    Literally, everyone but my mother. After the first three funerals (two of which were people I watched die), I've been desensitized to the loss. Now, I almost feel like a sociopath; I could watch someone die right in front of me, and not care. It happened to my uncle. I watched...
    SatelliteJack SatelliteJack 36-40, M Dec 15, 2014

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    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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    Related Experiences

    before whenever I used to see someone sad over a break up I used to think that they're over reacting that they're just creating drama but I hadn't known how hard it feels and how...
    Johnson8626 Johnson8626 13-15, M Mar 20

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    I think my biggest fear is the fear of myself getting sick to my stomach or someone else getting sick. Since I was a little girl I have been terrified of it. Everything about it...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Idk what to do my bf passed away about 4 months ago and everything is hard going to class, focusing, I can't do anything I used to... I feel so alone NO one knows the reason of his...
    nirvanasiva nirvanasiva 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Hello fellow EP members I thought I would speak my mind on certain subject.How many of you EP members feel that you get neglected by your spouse or husband or Boyfriend or...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My bf is thinking about at least 3 years studding in an other country and it won't be easy for me to move to that land and he knows it. He and a friend of his wish to go that...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F Apr 5

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    Be with someone who is afraid of losing you*and always wear your invisible crown And buy those shoes ;)
    Gypsyme0 Gypsyme0 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Yes! I am way too scared of failure. Have already wasted a whole month in fear. But I felt tired of it!!! I noticed that during this month, I was trying to escape from myself so as...
    Abeer2015 Abeer2015 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I tend to be pretty comfortable in social settings, and can talk to just about anybody. But it is all small talk - from factoids about the Seattle Seahawks to some random thing...
    jasperjasp jasperjasp 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm going to try to sleep without drinking tonight. Bull ****. I'm honestly afraid that it is not possible for me to sleep without booze and pills. It's **** but true. It scares...
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25, T Mar 31

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    oooh yeah. It was the first boy to gibe me a no. he was loving at first but than suddenly stopped. he made me hopes but than never reached out to me again. that really hurt and i...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Lately I've been having this fear of losing those I love. Not just my family but my bf. It's also made me realize my own mortality. I haven't been afraid of death or loss since...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 27

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    I'm just afraid I will never find someone who truly loves me. I am afraid I will never find someone who doesn't just care about sex and looks. I want someone who I can have deep...
    holdonpainends143 holdonpainends143 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I am showing signs of schizophrenia... I never wanted to believe it... I see things that aren't there... There's voices in my head... I feel sensations on my skin as if there...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am almost 25 years old. I am married and I have a beautiful 5 yr old daughter. My husband is handsome and perfect in almost every way possible. I have a beautiful 4 bedroom house...
    MrsRoker MrsRoker 22-25, F Mar 30

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    Things that happened totally changed the person I used to be. I am not cheerful anymore, I am losing my enthusiasm, I am not as smart as I used to be in academic and I am always...
    tangoecho0893 tangoecho0893 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was always the one that eats the slowest and my mom never had the patience for me. We were supposed to be going to the beach. Because I ate too slow, I was left behind. The rest...
    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 1 Response Mar 23

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    No matter how many times I seem to trust in people the ones close test to me are the ones that can hurt me the most. I've been lied and stabbed in the back by those I thought I...
    Yubikiri Yubikiri 18-21, F Mar 25

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    When you clawed your way to get something you want, the worst that could happen is losing it all in a heartbeat.
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I owe you an explanation I can't give you in fact. Suppose I never will. I could barely explain it, even though it's actually very simple... I told you I was afraid to be around...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Apr 3

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    It really hurts when you fall for someone who doesnt like you. It almost makes me afraid to fall in love. Im not afraid of rejection, im afraid of that familiar heartbroken feeling...
    PainfulMemories PainfulMemories 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I can't hold on anymore it hurts too much but I'm afraid if I let go I'll hurt myself and others
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm afraid I'm gonna lose everything and everyone I care about :( I don't want to be alone :( I don't want to lose my love or anyone :(
    EmbraceTheEVIL EmbraceTheEVIL 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm that kind of person who never gets in any kind of fight, at least outside my house... in public I tend to be quiet and polite. But that's it. I feel like I live in this bubble...
    chosette chosette 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm trapped in the friend zone. I am always told that I will meet the perfect girl one day. I am called handsome, sweet, and funny. Even with all that under my belt, they friend...
    Chewblasta Chewblasta 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I met a great guy here in ep. We met thru a friend and at the time I was going thru issues with my then in person real life boyfriend. This guy on ep was there for me. I felt he...
    zzz1silentheart zzz1silentheart 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    The person I used to be. I can´t even really remember who that was? I see pictures of it and I see the things I used to write and the way my mind worked. I know that was me. But I...
    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I'm seriously losing it over here. I really really really want to leave this life, but I'm terrified of breaking my parents' hearts. I just can't do this. Life hurts so much. I don...
    Emilyyyyy Emilyyyyy 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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    This actually terrifies me. I'm not at all new to the pain game, and I've had my fair share of horrible relationships. They are supposed to make me grow and I'm supposed to learn...
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F Apr 2

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    This Saturday I'm supposed to go to a big sex positive party with a few friends. The goal is to get these friends to have a good time and jump start their love lives a bit. The...
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M Apr 10

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    afraid of what will happen, if I speak up, speak out, let them know I'm hurting. but how do you tell someone who thinks you're perfectly fine, that you dread everyday before it...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I wasn't going to post this, and then I thought, maybe someone can get something positive out of it. Yes, this kind of thing happens to guys too. I lost my virginity as a teenager...
    budo30 budo30 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    It feels sad when my old friends tell me I am not the strong, friendly, confident, adventuruous, and strong person that I used to be. Lately, I have just been this morose, sad...
    elphy407 elphy407 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love him but I hate him too. I am losing my mind being with him but I know I will be lost without him. He makes me cry. He ignores me. And worst of all he does not care.
    bakedpotato2015 bakedpotato2015 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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