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I Am Afraid All the Time

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-18, F Nov 20, 2007

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