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I Used to Be Afraid of Losing Someone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 71 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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    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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    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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    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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    ... 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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    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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    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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    I've pushed away any feelings I've had for other people because every time I get close to someone, one of us gets hurt. I don't want to get hurt, but I hate the thought of hurting...
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    I'm not afraid that I will be single forever.. I know I will be single forever
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    I have a terrible fear of losing people I love, this includes family and friends. I'm pretty sure it started when I was 7-8 and my mum was going to leave me and my sister's and run...
    YOULOOKLOSTLIKEDOROTHY YOULOOKLOSTLIKEDOROTHY 36-40 12 hrs ago

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    ...You know when you get really jealous because one of your closest friends is suddenly closer to someone else and you just feel them fading away...
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    People in general scare the crap out of me. Their views, ideals, theories, lifestyle choices etc. and so on. It is not that I don't respect people or their views and choices, it is...
    JaneD22 JaneD22 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone, the worst things are happening at college. I feel so left out. my friends (4) and I are really close like best best friends. They are hurting me for no reason. I'm...
    Mermaidshal19 Mermaidshal19 18-21, F 10 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I have been talking a lot lately about how I want someone to talk to who relates to me and what not, but I've realized that I don't really try to reach out. I think on some level I...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    A friend and his wife and kids are moving out of their house today. He sent a group text to a bunch of his friends last Friday to see who could help with the move. I felt obligated...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I enjoy mature content. If it's taboo, it intrigues me. I love the female body and the male genitalia. Nudity does not bother me. I've been nude in public, and I've seen nude...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I used to be so afraid to die. But I'm not anymore, all I want to is die at this moment, just painful and slowly. I feel either depressed or angry and I don't think I can take it...
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    I love my boyfriend more than anything in this whole universe, but I feel like he payed more attention to me when I was suicidal and at my worst, and now as i'm recovering he...
    vetikke vetikke 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I sometimes think it's just me, however I know this monster called meth, I'm familiar with what it does, how it feels and what it destroys. Fortunately I learned my lessons well...
    girlie10 girlie10 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    I used to laugh and joke freely and was a terrible flirt. Somehow, being with the person I'm with now has taken that out of me. I feel like a balloon that has slowly been losing...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 17 and never knew the actual feeling of regret until I lost my virginity a month ago. I waited for so long to make sure I lost it to someone that actually meant something to me...
    tg3434 tg3434 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm with a guy who I do love, though I'm not sure I love him the way I should after 3 years. We never have sex, he shows me next to no affection and I resent him for it. I've tried...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F a week ago

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    One gives her whole self and wants nothing in return. So, as a result she's used endlessly and is always tired. I don't want to be used by people but I love giving. And the other...
    Jthecat Jthecat 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Last year i found out my cousin has cancer, i hate knowing i cant do anything about it, my granddad died of cancer, I'm sick of losing people, in 2011 alone i lost 5 people, and i...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F Jul 23

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    What goes around comes around. I am in love with someone... who used to be in love with me. There is a boy I am totally in love with. We used to go to elementary school together...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I am in love with someone... who used to be in love with me. There is a boy I am totally in love with. We used to go to elementary school together and now we are in school together...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I used to cut about 2-3 years ago because of the lifestyle my mom put me through. Her boyfriend at that time was a drug addict and has a record. He would beat my mom every other...
    cutemonkey cutemonkey 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Depending how the next few months pan out I might become homeless... I live with my mom's boyfriend but he's getting bored of us because my mom's In Mexico, because my grandma is...
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I really want to share my story but I am afraid. It is hard to talk about and already has token away from me friends and family and my dignity. I should have used my head and...
    onlyhuman1 onlyhuman1 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am not the first person you loved. I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 22

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    I fear making a mistake, and losing him somewhere along the way. I won't realize I lost him, and he may not tell me his discontent. Communication would become trivial, and he would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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    If you ever fall in love, fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and just how you like your coffee. Fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh...
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I really want to meet someone I can say anything to. I used to know someone like that. I miss her everyday. Of course I want to listen too, who wants to to just listen to someone...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Why Am I Sill Single? It is a question I am getting as I now enter middle age. I just think that I am one of the most selfish people I have ever met. There is no one telling me I...
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    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...
    sarcasticsal sarcasticsal 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Story One: My aunt brought me back a doll from Russia. It was a porcelain doll that looked exactly like me. And according to my aunt, it was not custom made. She had just found it...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I am not afraid that I have lost my salvation, I know that I have and yes I am afraid because of that. I gave my life to the Lord in 2008 I had a major encounter with God, I had...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 5 Responses Jul 18

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