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I Am Scared

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    The Night It All Changed

    I'm sure I knew this was coming.  I hoped it wouldn't.  But here I am, 31 years old locked in my parents bedroom with my two year old daughter waiting for my drunk husband to try and beat down the door.  For once in my life though, I actually know I am doing...
    Claire17 Claire17 31-35 15 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    What does a stroke feel like?

    Today, I was woken up by the sound of explosion (a pipe exploded in our building) and I ran to the living room to check on my parents, they were fine, and laughing. But I didn't feel so good... I was SO SCARED. I was shaking, uncontrollably. I went into the bathroom, sat on...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    so I live in a apartment building with my mom

    and sister and we noticed that out bathroom window screen keeps getting torn and pushed in so my mom taped it up and like 2 days later it happened again but a bigger cut with our window broke . . . so I'm terrified that someone is recording what we do in the bathroom out even...
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F Jul 14

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    They say doing what scares us the most builds

    character. That by facing our fears that we grow as a person.. take courage, and use it to better ourselves. Why do people make it seem so damn easy to do the right thing? Maybe I'm just rambling, but I need to get this out. My life is on such a different path than it was 6...
    Bubblery Bubblery 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    A 7 hour fight.......

    I dont want this to strain us :'( I care about you too much :'( please forgive me....please....
    Wompy52 Wompy52 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm scared of my future.

    What I'll become. What I'll leave behind. I need to do something good for the world.
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I really need someone to talk to right

    now about something that happened years ago. I have never told anybody and I just recently started thinking about it a lot.
    WanderlustHeights WanderlustHeights 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I want to be tied up my x wife said she will do

    it to me if that's what I want. I do want it but am scared that she will do it and not let me go
    dickyboy13 dickyboy13 46-50, M Jul 6

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    To Be Honest I Am Scared.

    I don't think about it much as I employ mindfulness in my daily life, staying in the NOW, so my thoughts don't wander. It helps. But, when I lie in bed at night, in the dark, in the silence, my mind goes to the future. I try to feel how it will be when I leave the home I love...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    I Thought It Would Never End:'(

    My sexual abuse started at the age of 6. It went on til I was 14 so for 8 years. It was by someone I love and trusted... my brother. The day I reported it I got sent away to CPS. Now my brother denies the whole thing. That is what makes it the hardest. And he never got charges...
    sugarpiehunnybunch sugarpiehunnybunch 18-21, F 18 Responses Dec 25, 2012

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    i honestly wish i was crazy.

    i probably am. it all started a few years ago. a fire had burned down my house and the only thing that had survived it was a doll i made. naturally i took it with me to my new house. the doll began to scare me and my friends to the point where we slept with the lights on. my...
    selselsky selselsky 13-15, F Jun 30

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    Afghanistan is the worst place you'd want to be

    right now and that's where I'm getting shipped off to in 0900 hours.
    shaunyy0911 shaunyy0911 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Its probably my clearest memory of my childhood.

    When I was about 4 years old, the other children and I were out walking with our kindergarten aunts and I went running ahead to the playground which we had to share with 8 graders and such It was winter and a mob of teens had gathered around a guy with a mental disability...
    Roguene Roguene 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    This is for you Arwa.

    .. I am reaally scared that I'm going to do badly on my grades and my mom and dad will get mad. I don't really care too much as I don't know wtf I'm going to do with my life but ugh
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 16-17, M Dec 8, 2014

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    Big out of town event this weekend.

    Typically I have excited nervous butterflies, but I am full of dread. I have a bad feeling about this one, I can't decide if it's paranoia or intuition speaking. The temperature will be 110 degrees! Not only do I need to make sure I'm ok, I have a horse that needs to be stellar...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 22 Responses Jun 26

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    Yea. I AM scared. Scared of what I've let

    myself turn into. I'm living, once again, in a new state. I've run from my past with the homies. I've run from the pain I felt from prostituting in another state for food room n board. When I went homeless. People who want to hurt me are in this state too now. I've gotten...
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M Jul 13

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    tallwood1 tallwood1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm not positive anymore.

    .. If I feel the slightest bit of happiness my mind kind of snaps back, and I'm reminded about my pain, I'm overwhelmed with my life right now. I've finally made a doctors appointment, she'll hear what I have to say then slam a prescription of antidepressants in front of me and...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I am terrified of thunder

    and lightning right now there's a storm with thunder and lightning!!!!! HOLD ME IM SCARED!!!!!!!
    kailynferg kailynferg 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I leave for MEPS in 5 days.

    I'm truly terrified but at the same time I'm ready to start my life with my girlfriend with me.
    flexb flexb 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I let myself become much too attacted.

    Please don't ever let me go. I need you more than you will ever know my darling.
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    nialler14 nialler14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I don't want to be this person.

    I feel bad as though I have trapped you with me in this craziness. If I knew how messed up I am, I would have warned you. I love you, I know you love me...but sometimes I wonder if I should just tell you to go find someone who will not be so much to deal with. I would be civil...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 15 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Last Night

    I woke up last night, and the wind was blowing, there was a treebranch banging on my window. I got up and walked through thehouse. The moon was shining brightly through the window's,casting spooky, eerie shadows everywhere. When I reachedthe living room, and to my surprise saw...
    Greeneyes21 Greeneyes21 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    For once I am actually very scared.

    I'm scared of losing her and I'm scared of losing my purpose. I'm scared.
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M Jul 16

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    People on EP scare me!

    They are so freaky! 😭
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I just found out about all the N.

    fowleri cases and how they were caused. Thankfully I live in New York state where it's probably too cold for any cases up here, even during summer, but I'm still scared. Will I be risking my life the next time I take a shower? What if I accidentally splash my face with tea or...
    EmbracetheInfinite EmbracetheInfinite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I find that I get really scared at night time

    if I leave my room to use the bathroom or anything. Because my partner is asleep so I feel like I'm vulnerable and someone is watching me or going to jump out of the darkness and do God knows what.
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I Am Scared.

    I am scared that those honest stories that I have written are a figment of my imagination. I am scared that if I make the sacrifices today to go for what I think is true today it will not be worth it. I am scared that one day I will wake up and realise this was all just a big...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    I'm scared your gonna crush on her again,

    but this time you don't fight your feelings, Leave me, Get her, And forget I ever existed. Tell me I'm wrong about my thoughts, please.. 💔
    13AussieBabe13 13AussieBabe13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    I'm not scared of the dark,

    I'm scared of what lurks. Bad experiences is all I can say.
    Matthew7211 Matthew7211 13-15, M Jul 12

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    Idk why my sister keeps on waking up in the

    middle of the night saying someone is calling me and then she laughs and falls back asleep like nothing happened
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Oblivion I always see

    and hear the word called Oblivion, i thought it is beautiful, an art but i saw the true meaning of this word; i never thought it would scare me. Oblivion is a word about an act of forgetting something, some place or someone. As a child and up until now, i've always craved the...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    I'm not ready to tell my friends about my

    self-harm and I might go swimming tomorrow. I can't hide my cuts when I'm swimming. I suggested going to a movie instead. I'm afraid our plans to go to the movies won't happen and we end up going in the pool.
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 9 Responses May 22, 2014

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    I thought I'd shave before bed

    but nope. I end up cutting my lip and its been bleeding for like 15 minutes and it won't stop. I'm gonna bleed out😂
    BensonLahh BensonLahh 16-17, M 6 Responses May 26

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    The weirdest thing ever just happened .

    .ok so I had a dream on Friday night that a person I haven't talk to in 6 months text me and I was so happy but when I woke up I was really upset cause it was just a dream ..and I literally just woke up to a message from that person like wtf !!!??!?! That is soo ******* scary !!
    Rachel282 Rachel282 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    someone will regonise me

    if i put a pic up
    lukew1503 lukew1503 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2014

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    Can every please pray

    for me & keep me in your blessings & prayers! I have a big day in the morning today! & I'm extremely bricking it! Please! I hope it's positive! I know I'm just a stranger but it will be such a help! Thank You! Wish me luck ahh Xx
    anisha07969 anisha07969 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    lavinder128 lavinder128 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Really need to like talk with someone about

    what has happened to me the last 3 days just wanna talk please
    warmbunss warmbunss 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMFG,

    um, this lady that messaged me, and she was all "Oh, are you wearing shorts, pants or skirts?/Wants the color of your underpants?/Are you constipated?/Is there a brown mark at the back?/Have you been wiped/how many people wiped you?/Do you have a disabillity like autism?/Are you...
    RainbowBlood RainbowBlood 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Well I told my dad about my weight I'm still at

    86 lbs so he set up yet ANOTHER appointment tommorow where the doctor is just gonna try to tell me I'm anorexic ugh he prescribed me these pills last time they do not help in fact I lost 5 lbs since the last visit and I'm really scared :/ I really do eat a lot and it bothers me...
    RnneKK RnneKK 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    It started when I closed my eyes

    and saw the thing floating above me. Those gaping holes where the eyes should be. Lying as if mirroring me, facing me from above. And I tried to change it in my mind. I let fairies dance on it, grew flowers around its body, but still it hovered there staring at me. So I was...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I know I shouldn't feel this way in my own home.

    I'm 17 and when I was 12 and 13 my brother did some stuff that he should not have to me and my little sister. Nothing extremely bad, but it has effected me so horriblely. My mom, for reasons that I can't ever fully understand, decided not to do anything but forget about it. My...
    Tara884248 Tara884248 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    Every night I get freaked out

    that some rapist/molester/robber/kidnapper/killer will come into my house and do something to my family, but just in case, I have a baseball bat under my bed, a big sharp piece of glass on my night stand, a wooden plank (sadly with no nails sticking out..), a super bright light...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    im. literally scared of everything im scared of

    my secrets being found out im scared of hurting someone im scared of hurting myself im scared of losing control im scared of rejection and the future and being hated im scared of sso much ,,,,, im scared of thinngs that i cant even remembr because im always so terrified
    bromaeda bromaeda 13-15, T 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm Scared Because Everybody Dies

    Everybody I love, everybody