Why are we so afraid of being alone, or more precisely, afraid of being lonely?
My NLP/Astrology teacher Deepak has said, being lonely is being missing someone's presence and most of the time is that we feel a part of ourselves is missing. But being alone does not necessarily have to be lonely because we can stand alone but feeling complete and whole rather than thinking we need to find someone else to fill up the hole in our heart. Usually it's a big black hole that can never be filled up with never ending suffering.
But how do we cope with our loneliness before we can have a full realization of the truth of stand strong being alone?