If you have a fear of being alone, take heart, you aren’t alone.
Feelings of being all by yourself overcome you if you allow them to. You know, like the peaceful moment you have in your kitchen in the morning, drinking your first cup of coffee.
Long-term loneliness and being alone is something different.
The problem is that being alone isn’t about being without someone or not.
Index WHAT IS FEAR OF REJECTION AND FEAR OF BEING ALONE?
In subsequent experiments and surveys, researchers discovered that both men and women were so scared to be single that they were willing to stay in unfulfilling relationships, and people who had fears of being alone were less likely to get out of a bad relationship.
They were asked to complete different surveys and tasks.
In one online survey, 126 women and 27 men were asked about their fears of being alone.
Meant to protect each other and to survive, we are wired to want others around.
A fear of being alone sometimes does the exact opposite.