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Being Alone: Getting Over the Fear

February 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 190

There are a lot of people who are afraid of being alone. As a result they tend to stay in relationships that are not good for them because they think it is better than being single. In most case they will find that being on their own is actually a far better option, it is just a matter of getting over the fear of being alone.

The most important thing that you are going to have to do if you want to get over the fear of being alone is to realize that it is not as bad as you think. In most cases the fear is completely out of proportion to the actual experience. Most people will quickly get used to being alone; it is just a matter of being willing to spend some time on your own. Getting over the fear will is not easy but if you tell yourself that it is not going to be as bad as you think it will be a lot easier.

The next thing that you are going to need to do in order to get over the fear of being alone is to realize that there are benefits to it. Being on your own allows you to grow as a person and become more independent, it also allows you to get to know yourself better. Even more importantly being by yourself is far better than being in a bad relationship. Keeping the benefits of being alone in mind will help to keep you motivated to work at getting over your fear.

It is also a good idea to keep in mind that just because you are on your own it does not mean that you can't be around other people. In fact it is a good idea to have an active social life and go out and spend time with your friends. This will help you to realize that just because you are not in a relationship it does mean that you are alone.

Being on your own is also a good time to do all of the things that you have always wanted to do. Most of us have things that we want to do but don't do them because we are held back by the other people in our lives. If that is the case then take advantage of the fact that you are on your own and do them. This can be anything that you want, travel, a hobby, go back to school, whatever you have always wanted to do. You will probably find that a new relationship will come along pretty quickly so you are going to want to take advantage of being single while you can.

Living alone can be a frightening experience for a lot of people. There are a number of advantages to it but most people are not comfortable with being alone. If you take some time however to prepare ahead of time you will find that living on your own is not all that different from living with somebody.

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