‘I have a fear of rejection, but now I’m scared I’ll be alone forever’

Ask Roe: Openness, vulnerability and compassion are the keys to everything you’re looking for

‘I regularly feel suicidal because being alone for the rest of my life seems likely now.’ Photograph: iStock

‘I regularly feel suicidal because being alone for the rest of my life seems likely now.’ Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe,   

I am a 36-year-old single man. I have only been in one brief relationship in my life. I have always wanted to find someone but never felt good enough for the women I fancied. I have a fear of rejection, so even though I have had mad crushes on women down through the years, I never told them because I knew I would be turned down.

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