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I Get Scared Being Home Alone At Night

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    After 2 Attempted Breakins Inside A Very Short Space Of Time I'm Petrified...

    I live alone and inside the past few weeks I've had 2 attempted breakins during the night.  The 1st time I only found out when I went to leave the house the next morning and the 2nd time I had been sleeping on my sofa scared to go to bed, they were making a much bigger and...
    eenymo eenymo 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    Scared Literaly To Death..

     I never was home alone at night until almost a month in 2 more days me and my husband live together and we had my father living with us but he recently passed almost a month ago as I said and now I'm home alone for 12 hours almost every night and I'm absolutely scared out...
    BabyTurtle006 BabyTurtle006 22-25 3 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    I Hate The Night Alone

    this time two years ago i loved being alone havin my own space and slept fine by my self i would even walk at two in the morning home and not even turn around ever since iv been with my partner that i met a year and half ago i cant sleep properly enless im with someone and a year...
    Aliciaewers Aliciaewers 18-21 1 Response Oct 2, 2011

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    Big Scary House: My Fears

    My house is huge and far away from other houses. I'm a teenage girl. I'm so paranoid at night whenever I'm alone. These are the thing I'm scared of:-seeing scary people looking through my window.-monsters in the closet-spiders and bugs -going to the bathroom because what if I...
    TheWeirdoGirl TheWeirdoGirl 13-15, F Jun 1, 2012

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    Through The Eyes Of An Ocd Person

    It's 3:03 at night. Mother, father, and all the siblings are asleep wandering through the realm of dreams. You are fixed in a state of the stark night's reality. You tiptoe over nameless substances, lurking, littering your room, to steal a glance out the ebony window...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    I'm Scared When I'm Alone

    I'm quite young, early teens, and I live out in the middle of no where in a huge house. My parents clean the local school and our car recently buggered out so we have one car, 3 seats. So now when my parents go to work they take my sister and I stay home. I'm really scared...
    ScarletSnake ScarletSnake 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Sccared X

    i am frightend and anxious every single night i panic i take kalms as i dont want to go back on anti depressants i cant talk to no one even my doctor as they dont seem intrested and take me seriously this is a living nitemare xx
    lilpinkhunnybunny lilpinkhunnybunny 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    Night Time = Flip Out Time For Me!

    At night, I am always scared. The Story: Seriously. Wen i was younger i was SO scared i wud actually pace the hallways. I always had to sleep with my parents otherwise i wudn't be able to sleep. i finally got over my fear for a while and i cud sleep alone in my own...
    916b 916b 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    What Now!

    for the most part i feel safe at home its relaxing, i have my dog, and the Internet. but as each day comes to an end i feel alone, no one to talk to, no one to keep my mind occupied. just the same old haunting what if theory, I'm always thinking something is going to happen to me...
    petooo petooo 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2009

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    Can't Sleep

    Unhappy tonight- too scared to sleep :( We've had an attempted break in already and another incident, so I'm really nervy.
    ElizabethSlug ElizabethSlug 22-25 1 Response Aug 15, 2008

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    Not So Much...

    Scared. More anxious, apprehensive and in defense-mode. Paranoia. I've done things like check to make sure all the windows are shut and locked tight. I've kept pets in my personal enviroment to alert me to anything or anyone doing something that it has no business to be doing...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F Jun 19, 2008

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    Its Has Happened, It Can Happen Again

     It’s daylight hours, I have my phone and everything, but I keep on jumping at every little noise! It doesn’t help that it’s so windy today and all the leaves keep scratching against my stinking window! An that’s another thing; there’s too many...
    Iamscared1594 Iamscared1594 16-17 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    I Live Alone

    I live alone in a government housing complex that is rife with drugs and violence.  I do not communicate with the people around me and my house has been broken into 4 times in 12 mths.  Sometimes when i wake up my lock is unclicked and only the chainlock is preventing...
    Stormii1 Stormii1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    Wen Im Home Alone

    wen i get scared becuz i had this scary dream that this man was out side my window and he killed my aunt. i am very scared to be hme alone
    jhavanniah jhavanniah 13-15, F Jun 12, 2012

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    When I'm home alone, I do some crazy ****... And then I look around and wonder if there are hidden cameras...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I get to sing and dance and talk to myself. It's great. Nobody can hear me and I ate a chocolate chip cookie for dinner. *shhh* Don't tell my parents
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    I used to be a party animal and always being drunk and getting laid but now that I've cleaned up my life for my daughter's sake, I realize how stupid I must have looked. Even...
    JDizzlePop JDizzlePop 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I just love staying at home when all are outside, the feel of freedom it brings, random ideas start popping up. Sleep all day, no intrusion, watch tv nobody there switching to...
    rainserendrops rainserendrops 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am sort of reclusive. I live alone, and I do not really like going places. I prefer security & shelter over going out & being social. I have always been this way, even growing...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I am home ,finally, today and am feeling very pretty and content. I have tonight and most of tomorrow. The great news is I have Oct.2, 3rd and 4th to let Hannah ( me ) be free to...
    Rosemariedouglas13 Rosemariedouglas13 56-60, F Sep 27

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    Very bored right now. At the moment anal **** only turns me on. I've been working up to being able to put my fist inside of my tiny hole and maybe do dp in it one day. But I'm...
    campingonmars campingonmars 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    My 16th birthday is coming up.. Soon. I don't want to do much but stay home and be left alone.. Unless I'm getting a dog then... I want one of those... A pitbull...
    YoungLovee15 YoungLovee15 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I am not a very social person, I enjoy my walks and drives, I enjoy eating out with a few friends or my partner. But I work from home and almost permanently attached to my PC lol...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 9

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    since i do go out all the time, i feel like staying home to watch movies and eat snacks by myself is what i really like. also, i get to have time to make new friends on E.P.!! (:
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 10 Responses Oct 14

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    I think the internet has more to offer than the real world, so if I could, I'd just stay home online for my whole life.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Any day I mean who doesn't like staying home and turning the music up and dancing in a tiger onsie. Let your freak out and sing and everything and to go along with it you can pig...
    Morganater97 Morganater97 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Husband decided to move us clear across the country from Pennsylvania to Texas for a wonderful co management position and then he left us.. He left us homeless no money food and...
    shyjuanita shyjuanita 36-40 1 Response Oct 3

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    On my own in my big house, what should I do to entertain myself??
    brownpetal92 brownpetal92 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 5

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    And I am thinking dirty thoughts. Like if the three strange guys I spoke to in the supermarket earlier would knock on my door. I'd let them in. They'd see i'm not wearing a bra...
    Barnesgirl Barnesgirl 31-35 1 Response Oct 15

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    Going out is overrated. This is my ideal day: Don't change out of PJs all day, don't leave the couch, stay on the computer all day, watch TV, and eat pizza.
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This concept is also applicable to venting on le Internet. No need to tell me **** if no me conoces.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Being home alone watching the house has become is no fun without my little furry buddy. David dog I miss you so much right now! :(
    NicoNever NicoNever 22-25, M Oct 2

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    We were distant. For the past 2 weeks I barely saw her and barely messaged her. I don't want to lose her. I don't want to be alone. I'm sorry for my imperfections. If only I...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I try to keep to myself. I quit my job with the public because of temptation. I am so lonely, if the right person smiled at me and flirted a bit I would probably fall hook line and...
    buttercupcp buttercupcp 36-40, F Oct 16

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    A few years ago , my uncle , who at the time of this event I thought was a complete stranger because I couldn't see his face . My bipolar uncle out of no where started beating up...
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I go to sleep alone. I wake up alone. I eat alone. I drive to work alone. I come home alone. I'm working at a job I used to love. Its my first employment of many to last well over...
    slait slait 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm scared of everything...the dark because it manifests itself into creatures, boys because of their abusive tendencies, the thunder and wind because of how loud it violently...
    Quackimaducky Quackimaducky 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Sometimes when I'm home alone I pretend I'm not there. Like when a mail person or delivery person comes to the door and knocks I just like run into the bathroom or downstairs...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    And want to speak to other women about it. It was the most terrifying experience of my life. One I didn't think I was going to live through at the time. It's funny how your mind...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 16

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    I need my time alone. No distractions, obligations or things to deal with. I do not enjoy the Idea of being always alone though. I miss having someone to care about me,do things...
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 1 Response Oct 9

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    I am so very, very alone. I feel drained, emotionally, physically, and mentally. It's like I lose all interest and will in everything and just want to sleep forever. I'm not...
    WireBrass WireBrass 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I like to be naked at home, im home alone, and naked, right now. Did i mention im a 15yo boy? Any guys hmu!!
    ReeceV19 ReeceV19 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    There’s something special about the late nights. I can focus and concentrate much better after nightfall, opposed to during the day. It’s almost as if I’m at my most...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    its a Saturday and im alone as always except this week my bestfriend came into town for her bfs birthday. So we went to the mall fr abt 2 hrs bt then her bf came and she went with...
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    i'm so scared of growing up. i don't want to leave school... i know i'll miss seeing people everyday, and i'll be so scared to leave my hometown for university
    artandtravel artandtravel 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I had some dreams last night. the first one was something about my older and younger sister. that they had been in a spell of someone's magic. which was scared me out. I woke after...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    The more time I am alone, the more I realize some things. You'd think I'd tell myself this relationship was no good for me, but I'm not. The reason why we are struggling is obvious...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I'm in a seriouse relationship with this wonderful man who means the world to me, and who loves me very much. I've been torturing myself with doubts and fears. You see, I have a...
    Emilia94 Emilia94 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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