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I Get Scared Being Home Alone At Night

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    I Can't Stay Home Alone At Night

    Since I was 16 I have had trouble being on my own, but I am getting better. I can be home alone during the daylight hours for quite awhile, but at 20 I still have a problem being home alone at night when it starts to get dark. Something bad happened when I was 16 and I have had...
    abbycnya abbycnya 18-21, F Aug 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I love being home alone gives me so much time pleasure myself and all my needs
    Ayeitsmehate Ayeitsmehate 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I wish I was home alone right now. Classes are suspended for the rest of the week and I'm glad but I forgot that I wouldn't be home alone. My house is always quiet but idk I just...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Decided my comment in the open minded box was misplaced, it is going to make way for this. Home alone- the weekend. Nobody worries about what is on the tv, what there is to eat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1

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    Home alone , but horny and need someone to chat with and keep me company :/
    Rchevys Rchevys 26-30, M Apr 11

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    My wife left and I'm all alone and bored, who wants to chat?
    Mackenzie02 Mackenzie02 26-30 3 days ago

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    I love it, i can sing very loud, walk around naked, hang in the living room (i spend most of the time in my bedroom, so i don't have to speak with anyone), eat whatever i want...
    juliegreen2 juliegreen2 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Going out=people, noise, weird smells, being touched, and just a whole mess if annoying stuff. At Home (Alone)= no noise, I can play my music as loud as I like, I can read without...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes I cry when I think of myself and family. My family feels so hollow now. When I was little, it used to be so fun to get home from school to see my family. Now, I stay...
    KingLaic KingLaic 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm depressed. And it's really obvious because I changed so much. I used to be really fun and energetic. I was happy and hyper all the time. But I experienced things that I couldn...
    lvyrusl lvyrusl 16-17, F Apr 11

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    Id rather stay in my room and write about anything... stories, fanfiction, poetry, ANYTHING. I like being alone and yet... I feel lonely when I see other teens my age laughing...
    DecemberSky1 DecemberSky1 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I don't understand the general idea of going out. Or maybe it's some people who don't understand that going out is not for everyone and it's not a crucial element of a human's life...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    Staying HOME!!!... For me personally staying home is this shizzz! I get free food, free mifi, free tv, and my own space and time, oh especially sleep whenever I want to. Going out...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Honestly id rather stay at home cuddling and watching movie or paying video games than go out. IM not much for people unless it's online anyway
    sexy23guy sexy23guy 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I prefer not socialising and staying home than going out with a bunch of people. It's just that I feel like I can't connect with most people and I'm a bit shy. I like to observe...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I'd rather stay home and watch a movie on the sofa and snuggle, rather than having to go out and socialize.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I have an irrational fear of crowds so ya instead of going out to some crowded bar or club I would much rather stay home. It may be anti social and I may be considered anti social...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 2

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    My wife and I dont get along to well. There is not much of anything between us I have tried and tried and tried. We have gone to therapy I do all I can to let her know I love her...
    fixitnfly fixitnfly 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    A few beers, a few good friends and video games. Chips, dip and more beers. Sounds like heaven and maybe tainting around on ep for a little while. I enjoy this place. Lots of...
    UnchartedOne UnchartedOne 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have never drank, never smoked, never done drugs. I feel that this makes me the odd person out, especially now in college. I prefer to stay in my dorm instead of going out. I...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I only go out when I visit my dad in the Netherlands. I got no business outside just school...
    MrIndeedNL MrIndeedNL 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'd rather sit here and write about this oh so true experience than going upstairs to make another pot of coffee, and that's not even going outside!
    0nest0 0nest0 31-35, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Outside never heard of the word...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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      I know. But if I have things to say ill say them. Okay? Judging. We all do it-it's in our nature. We judge. Often, we don't realise we're doing it. Bad habits. Even when we...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm scared of my own house. Especially being home alone. I don't want to be cause I know God is watching out for me and protecting me and he says that there is no reason to fear...
    moemma54 moemma54 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Supposedly I have a significant other but I feel more alone when he's around. We have nothing in common but the kids. He is rarely here and when he is, we're in separate rooms. We...
    SingleLizAgain SingleLizAgain 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am scared because it's raining again...I heard there is another a storm coming into our country. Now it's raining again.I'm scared of heavy rain specially when I'm home alone...
    NatsukiKuroneko NatsukiKuroneko 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I will admit I had a good pity party, poor woman, poor you, how could he, oh it was so nice was cooed and coddled over, Yes, I was enjoying, the attention the sympathy...
    willisca49 willisca49 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Well I say this because of several events that have happened. Firstly, I've always had this irrational fear of a certain room in my house. It was my bedroom but I never slept in it...
    44617jonathan 44617jonathan 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am depressed, suicidal, and I feel like I have nothing left to live for. I'm in college and I get bad grades due to social anxiety disorder, so I can't pay attention due to fear...
    iPlasticFantastic iPlasticFantastic 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I was homeschooled from K-8th grade and then I decided I wanted to try public school, what a mistake that was! I was in a grade 8/9 split class as it was a small school and not one...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I had a nightmare last night- So I sk^pe with my friend nearly every night and we end up falling asleep on it, well anyway I had a weird nightmare. I was asleep, but in my...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F Apr 8

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    I can stay up all night eating and drinking and watching tv, as long as my friends are energetic, or im home alone. If my friends aren't super excited about whatever we're doing or...
    teasyames teasyames 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I am very comfortable nude at home with my husband. When we get home from being out alone or together, we both remove our clothes and sit on towels in our home. It sure saves on...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love being outside alone at night. Especially in summer, the smell of the air is crisper and has potential. The intensity in the air is invigorating and makes me want to run...
    hunter9721 hunter9721 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    It's all just pain... I'm so tired pretending.. I'm so tired holding on to someone I can't really have. I'm tired of being all alone. I'm tired of feeling all these feelings...
    kaaat101 kaaat101 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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