I have this intense fear of making the same mistakes and ending up alone. I'm with a great guy but he's so much older than me that I question if he's *the one* for me. I'm afraid to be alone. I feel as though I've lost all my friends and supports and I'm hundreds of miles from any blood family. I'm scared to feel alone. I feel more confident and assured when I have someone by my side. I don't know what to do... I love him as a friend. He's a great person. But I don't feel that he's the one for me. I'm just terrified of struggling in this world alone and not having a supportive person in my life. I'm afraid to let go and have no one be there and have to wait a long time to find someone who compares, or even worse, never find another. I'm scared to give up what I have for something worse (no one) in hopes that something better (than the current one) will come along, because what if he never does?
How do you know, when searching for Mr. (or Mrs.) right, if you've searched long enough? Is it better to take the chance for something better by giving up all you have? Or is it better to settle?
updated by @lotusfly: 02/12/17 08:47:25PM