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I Am Afraid All the Time

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    Flight

    It is actually not easy to admit this. Most of the time, in "real" life, I lie and fake confidence. I'm really good at pretending to be okay. I try new things all the time, I do new things. I act impulsively sometimes, like buying a ticket to a foreign city... But I'm...
    Kailasa Kailasa 16-18, F Nov 20, 2007

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    Even Here

    People who know me think I can handle things.  But in truth, I'm terrified of everything.  Riding in a car scares the **** out of me, because I have been in a number of accidents.  Meeting new people scares me, because I feel like they are judging me or lying to...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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    Bubble Girl

    I'm not afraid of the obvious stuff like monsters or ghost but the situations and people i encounter in everyday life do scare me. For the past 7 years this fear of people and new challenges that life hands us, has kept me confined in a prison. Its so bad that i don't have really...
    dethklok09 dethklok09 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    A Light?

    I've recently begun to notice how wary I've become. Everything that moves seems to frighten me--and nighttime magnifies the movements and "bumps" so that I can hardly move or breathe. What is it that I'm really afraid of? Sometimes, I really miss the old me. The...
    gilgamesh18 gilgamesh18 19-21 May 30, 2008

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    It's Not Quite So Bad Now....

    But I still believe in the boogyman, monsters under my bed and in my closet. I still jump if anyone comes up behind me. I'm terrified of the dark and wish every night for someone to come into my life who can banish the monsters. Someone who will protect me from the night terrors...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    im always afraid that people arent gonna like me and i cant make friends easy cuz i stay really quiet and they think im stuck up which im totally not.
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    I'm not afraid to die, but I'm only staying for Her.
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    SO I did what everyone told me to do. I IGNORED THEM ALL DAY TODAY. I needed everyone's advice to deal with this situation so I could face Nate and Chris tonight at my cousins...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Dec 12

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    By love I don't mean guys or anything...and I don't mean losing people to death. But I am afraid of losing my friends and family, that they will stop caring about me or I will do...
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    I am afraid of relationships. I think I always have been. I can't remember a time when I was able to give myself to someone without second thought or with uninhibited trust. I'm...
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    I am contemplating divorcing my husband. The problem is that this will be my third divorce and I am only 43. I made some bad decisions in my twenties based on growing up in an...
    strikes3 strikes3 41-45, F Dec 17

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    Well, not shy. I have not any time for shyness and timidness, definitely not bashfulness in my career. (I like how those words can all be interchanged, however bashful is my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    *Apologize in advance for being mopey during the holidays* Happened again. Met someone. Went out a few times. It's going great. Up until she fills me in on her "situation...
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    I bottle everything up. I'm not very talkative. I'm not how I used to be. I don't tell secrets to many people. I don't like but I do like getting close to people. I like to read...
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    OK, "afraid" is probably the wrong word choice. I'm not afraid I'll be single for the rest of my life, I'm quite certain of it. As much as I'd love to find that perfect woman to...
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    I want everyone go is wanting to commit suicide to read this Why do you want to through your life away we were given only one life to live haven't we already had enough blood shed...
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    There is no fear, only a very special, very painful loneliness. I am alone, I am sad, lonely, and hurt, yet there is not a person anywhere who cares. My being alone has been some...
    Browncoat4077 Browncoat4077 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My old best friend just left me, I thought we were okay but apparently not. I just recently met someone that is so very a like me but still different. I'm afraid to lose him, I...
    LoneFox29 LoneFox29 16-17, F Dec 16

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    I actually don't have this feeling anymore. I used to have it all the time though. I used to cling to any girl that would talk to me for more than a day and if she talked to me...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 16

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    not sure if I'm afraid anymore...I'm just used to it right now, I've been rejected by every girl I ever liked or cared about (possibly loved), people says "have confidence"...well...
    Muramasa Muramasa 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    This may be a slight tangent to the norm, but I am afraid of rejection, just not what one might normally consider when they think of this topic. I am deathly afraid of being...
    anna0593 anna0593 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So I've been an only child for my whole life, and I've been happy. Change is the only thing I have ever really feared. But. . .today my mother told told me she's pregnant, and...
    PadfootPandora PadfootPandora 16-17, F Dec 19

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    After struggling with and escaping my mother's abuse for three months, I've finally grown comfortable with letting my siblings know what goes on in my life. But today I was...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I'm not afraid of dying at all, but I'm always afraid of losing loved ones or pets.
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I thought I wrote this here before, but I guess I was mistaken. It’s probably buried somewhere on my hard drive. Either way, it's on my mind and I'm going to write about it again...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Dec 8

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    I believe it. It sucks but I know it to be true. Main reason is I don't socials nor do I want to because people suck I'm not say just men i mean people in general they pretend to...
    Aries1884 Aries1884 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    I'm weird and funny. I've been to a club a few times and it was amazing. I danced on tabletops and bars, attracted many men who tried to flirt with me, buy me a drink, dance with...
    wodnyrak wodnyrak 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    mwiltshire mwiltshire 22-25, F a week ago

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    ...but I am. I have not just fallen. It's more like the whole damn cliff just gave way beneath me. Emotional walls that no one else has come close to breaching have absolutely...
    EmeraldDreams12 EmeraldDreams12 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Anonymousgirl152 Anonymousgirl152 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    SamanthaJadeee SamanthaJadeee 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    I've always been sort of jealous of people who weren't afraid to be who they were. I've gone through life being afraid of other people's opinions, so I sort of have this thing...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    As time goes by and I remain single, I definitely become afraid some days that I will be single forever. Ugh!
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 30

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    Every time I find someone I like I push them away because I'm afraid of getting hurt. I don't want to be hurt again so I'm hurting others. I just want to get better and be able to...
    meganleslie meganleslie 13-15, F Dec 1