At some point in your life you need to let go - but you find out you’re not yet prepared to do just that. So you try to cling on, you fight for your place, even if it means hurting yourself even more.
You realize that sometimes the most painful stage is when you stubbornly held on. It is also the point when you are most scared.
But once you let go, once you take the plunge, is the time when you set yourself free. You never really leave your fears behind. Instead, you use it to propel you. In the process, you learned to live with what scares you most.
This could happen when a relationship ends, but it could as well be the same sort of experience you go through when you start falling - in love.