Is it possible to be afraid of someone and think it's love?
You would think not.
But, I heard few stories of women who thought exactly so. They were just not aware of that.
They say embrace your fear. Get to know it, it's the best way to confront it.
What if your fear is exactly the opposite? It is that fear that is confronting you. Getting to know you. Set boundaries for you. Confronts you daily. Controls you and shapes you as it pleases.
May happen more often that you think.