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I Am Afraid All the Time

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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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    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 18-21 May 30, 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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    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 16-17, F Nov 20, 2007

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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 1 Response Feb 13, 2009

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    Only its not something I am afraid of, but something that I've convinced myself of and gladly accepted. I know that if I die alone it will be my own fault. Why? Because I have no...
    Curlatte3845 Curlatte3845 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I love it. I know literally every word to it, no joke.
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    Oh I'm sure there's a pretty good chance some of us will be single forever. I'm trying to start seeing it as just a fact of life. Some of us just aren't going to experience that...
    Satchmappy Satchmappy 22-25, M 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    specially when it comes to showing some girl i like that i have feelings for her , i suck so bad at giving a girl the impression i really like her. sadly what i do when i like a...
    thenameofthegame thenameofthegame 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My grandma passed away Sunday and my family is trying to kill my mom because she got all of her possessions and the full inheritance, meanwhile up here my stepdad and me are...
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not sure what to write about but I guess I'll just give it ago. Nothing particularly only mind so, I guess I'll just reflect on myself. No being vain. So, I've grown up and changed...
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Pretty sure this either causes or is caused by my social anxiety. I can't talk to people properly because I'm so afraid they'll just give me a 'wtf why would you even approach me...
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F a week ago

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    UchuuStranger UchuuStranger 18-21, M a week ago

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    At times????are you crazy?????....I want to escape it at all times lol
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I am not afraid of it and honestly thats mainly what I am here for. My friend told me about this site because it helped her explore her sexuality and talk to a lot of cool people...
    emmastewart emmastewart 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    Not at all...I know posting mature stories occasionally will draw some of the crowd that is only here for that...I understand that, and I am a big girl and can handle my own lol...
    BeachBumMom BeachBumMom 31-35, F 17 Responses Aug 19

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    It really does depend, but I generally feel very very uncomfortable if I am in a room with men only or if a guy is near me. I am gay and am attracted to men but I am afraid of them...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Experiences makes us what we are….. very true, provided we learn lessons from it to become a better person. Experiences enrich our lives and in due course of life ultimately...
    Jonaki1 Jonaki1 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    for me getting rejected had been a big part of my life growing up. I was tall really slim , athletic and wrestled on the team for 5 years, when I was born I had a problem with my...
    teknon0513 teknon0513 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Very, very afraid. Rejection and abuse have probably played a big part. From both family and everyone else. An unwanted sexual encounter at 14 with an older woman also kind of made...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 Aug 16

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    Aarya196 Aarya196 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    I am afraid of rejection. I get depressed and suicidal if someone says they're busy or they don't have time for me. Yet when a person assures me they won't leave, I instantly push...
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    It's really hard when your not pretty. I feel like I would have found love a long time ago of I wasn't so f****** ugly. seriously. we all want to wake up in the morning to the face...
    skittlequeen skittlequeen 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I don't want to blame my parents, because I don't like not taking responsibility, but I feel like my parents are part of the reason why I am afraid of failure. My older brother is...
    Annelina Annelina 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I keep falling back down, but I somehow get back up every time. I'm afraid that one of these times I won't have enough strength to get up again.
    DLaPratt DLaPratt 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 14

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