I used to be afraid of being alone....not actually being by myself at any given time, but being alone in life....having no friends or family. This is a totally irrational fear because my mom had nine brothers and five sisters. I will never be short on family. I have few, but very loyal friends. So, now that I am married with children my new fear is that I will never be alone again....and this time I mean by myself at any given time. Be careful what you wish for...you just might get it.