Don’t Leave Me Alone

don't leave me alone

Do you struggle with autophobia? Are you afraid of being alone? Many people struggle with this particular phobia, which severely limits a person’s ability to enjoy life. If you find it difficult to be alone, you are in good company. An estimated 4,000 people every month look for solutions to help them to overcome this extreme fear.

Take a few moments to see if you recognize any of these autophobia symptoms. You might be surprised by what you find. If your particular symptom is missing, feel free to let us know. Which of these symptoms are true for you?

Autophobia Symptoms:

  • you may be unable to be left alone without experiencing a barrage of negative thoughts related to an accumulation of past failures. You may also hear voices or noises which would cause you to believe that someone is seeking to hurt you.
  • you may require the constant companionship of another person in order to feel safe and secure.
  • you are easily overwhelmed by continual negative thinking when left alone, which doesn’t appear to originate with yourself. There appears to be external sources to these thoughts which are very difficult for you to tolerate.
  • you are unable to enjoy a good night’s sleep, because you can’t turn off your anxious mind in order to rest and relax.
  • you experience periods of intense anxiety which may have caused you to believe that you were having a heart attack. Other symptoms may include shortness of breath, and intense sweating.
  • you may experience feelings of being unloved, unrecognized, and even abandoned, even if you are surrounded by other people.
  • you may feel sad, depressed, or discouraged for significant periods of time due to the difficulty, or lack of meaning, in your life.
  • you may feel invisible and even insignificant, especially if you perceive that others will easily forget about you.
  • feelings of a strong hate or dislike towards yourself can be a common occurrence. You may also be unhappy with who you are, the way you look, or how you are perceived by others.
  • you find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships. You feel the need to have others around you, but you also know that your dependence on others has caused people to leave you. You tend to cling to familiar people so that you don’t have to face life alone.

Be encouraged! Autophobia is not only a real condition, but it doesn’t have to limit your ability to enjoy life. Remember, other people also share many of the same symptoms. As you share your story with others, you will also meet people to remind you that you are not alone.

If you wish to discuss this article, or share your particular symptoms, leave a comment below. Thanks for your response. We look forward to hearing from you!

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

I am feeling all alone, and I ask you to come and be with me. Reassure me of your presence. Remind me of your genuine love. Encourage me during my moments of despair. Give me eyes to see you, ears to hear from you, and a heart to trust you, once again.

My anxious thoughts are overwhelming me, and my burdens are weighing me down. My soul needs to be refreshed by your love. My mind cries out for your peace. My body needs your rest. I am so undone that I don’t have anything else to give.

I lean on you to hold me. I trust you to support me. I rely on you to give me strength.

In your great love, you sent Jesus of Nazareth to die for me, to restore me, and to give me a future and a hope. For you are a good Father, and I am blessed to be one of your children. Thank you, for being here with me now. Amen.