Hello. My name is Megan. I’m a freshman in high school and am usually a happy person. I go to school, put on a smiling face and try to enjoy the day. But, sometimes, it gets hard. I have a phobia of being left alone. It’s called monophobia. Monophobia is an acute fear of being alone and having to cope without a specific person.
About 7 months ago, I fell wildly in love with a boy. I know, a lot of people think I’m really too young to be in love, but with monophobia it’s easy to get closely attached to people. And, soon came the day, he was ready to move on. I began to have panic and anxiety attacks, crying his name in the middle of the night. I’d lock myself in my closet, not letting anyone in.
Recently, I’ve been going to therapy. With monophobia, you can’t bully or talk someone out of their phobia. We don’t talk about it, but we work on the fear. I’m doing better than I was, and I feel open with sharing my story.
Reachout has helped me, and so has my therapy. I still have loads of it to go because I still don’t feel stable alone. But, I’m getting through it. A little bit at a time.