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I Need to Feel Safe

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    Feel Safe?

    What is a person to do when a person or people are supposed to make that person safe and it isn't being done?  Where does a person go from there?
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 31, 2011

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    Just Feel Alone.._x

    i just feel like no one cares, i feel so alone. i don't feel like there's anyone there for me, i don't feel there's anyone who would drop what they were doing if i needed a hand.. i don't have affection of anyone and i feel so low at times, i just want a cuddle, to feel safe in...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2007

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    Understand

    Run your fingers through my soulFor once, just onceFeel exactly what I feelBelieve what I believePerceive as I perceiveLookExperienceExamineAnd, for onceJust onceUnderstand
    chaoticsoul chaoticsoul 41-45, F Jan 15, 2013

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    Day and Night

    For a while now, I've been having a really hard time trusting myself and taking care of myself. I often feel compelled to punish myself, physically and emotionally. I stay up crying, or cutting up my arm. I got to bed feeling restless and anxious, and I wake up feeling the...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    It's Such A Fragile Thing

    Through all my life's experiences I just realized that this morning. About five minutes ago, to be exact. I have been searching for safety for so many years. To feel safe in bigger chunks of time, rather than just here or there through the days. At the time I didn't put two and...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F Jan 20, 2011

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    I Need......something....

    Physically, I feel safe. It's the wondering whether or not people will hurt me. I promised myself I wouldn't trust anyone to know the things I think or feel. I need to feel safe that what I say or how I feel will be trusted with the right people or person. I know that there is a...
    ryliegirl ryliegirl 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2011

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    It's Up To Me

    Physically, I feel safe. It's the wondering whether or not people will hurt me. I promised myself I wouldn't trust anyone to know the things I think or feel. I need to feel safe that what I say or how I feel will be trusted with the right people or person. I know that there is a...
    submissiveheart submissiveheart 26-30, F Aug 17, 2011

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    At night it's hard for me to sleep

    if I can't hear my brother in the room next to me. It helps me sleep to know that if anything were to happen I could just yell & he'd be there. It always comforts me to hear his tv quietly playing through the walls. I'm not sure how I'll be able to sleep if he's not here anymore...
    giib giib 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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    When I Was Eight

    I haven't felt safe since I was eight years old. Everyday I feel like disaster is right around the corner...just waiting for me to let my guard down. There's a constant envelope of dread and anxiety that surrounds me and I just wish I could be free from it.
    eekimateacher eekimateacher 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2010

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    I just realized that with you ,

    for the first time in my life I felt safe. I never really thought about how important that was. You kept me safe. And now it's gone. That is why I'm broken.
    goodnightangel goodnightangel 36-40, F Jan 8, 2014

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    Why Prison Is The Only Answer

    He doesn't care about me. I honestly don't think that he ever did! I thought that he just didn't realize what he was doing, how selfish he was and how much pain he caused me... NOPE! None of it was an accident, it wasn't even just him being opportunistic and capitalizing on...
    TypicalPisces TypicalPisces 36-40, F Dec 6, 2012

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    Control-Freak

    It can get to the point where I become a control-freak. Like when I had my first days in college I had been to the college, I had been to the rooms I had to go to, I had a map with me, I knew the train times... I'd basically planned everything because I just need to know that I'm...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Feeling Safe Is Different For Everyone

    I want to feel safe and not afraid.  I need to feel safe.  
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F Oct 7, 2007

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    Within As Well As Without.....

      I need to come to the point where I know that I'll stand up for myself....I know I can do it for my family/friends. But I need to know I can do it for myself....Some of my stories I took little steps towards that goal. I know that no matter what happens I can survive it. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 8, 2009

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    It's A Bit Sad.

    The only place I've ever felt safe, is at school. Now that I've graduated, I don't feel safe anywhere.
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F Dec 4, 2010

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    I Just Need It

    It's probably the one thing I've felt the least in my life, but probably one of the top things I crave. I hate being scared. I hate being unsure. I just want to feel safe for once, protected from the bad things that happen in the world. It sounds unrealistic, but I'd still just...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F Dec 26, 2007

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    That guy makes me alive Who makes me laugh whenever possible Makes me think insane whenever he's out of my reach Who makes me feel so emotional whenever he gets mad Makes me feel...
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    It's weird, I feel like there are people out there that are out to get me. It's like I'm in constant fear of being robbed, attacked, verbally abused at work or at home, or being...
    SRayne SRayne 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I sometimes lose feelings in my fingers, but its not the type of pins and needles feeling. More of trying to physically move them... And they don't wanna move
    TheresAPossibility TheresAPossibility 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    when I look out of car windows at all the open space of the trees and the fields all passing by it's all so free and natural. then I feel awfully chained down and trapped by school...
    curiosityfrees29 curiosityfrees29 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just feel unloved in my current relationship. I feel like I'm giving out more effort than he does. I don't know, we've been together for almost 2 months now and I...
    Liebeeiram Liebeeiram 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I'm really clingy in love my gf more then I should I feel need to hold her, kiss, or just hear her voice sometimes to point to where I physical hurt if I don't I don't want her to...
    etdragonstrom etdragonstrom 18-21, M 34 mins ago

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    Hi thanks! I've been struggling this for a while now and I'm very indecisive about it so I guess all of this started because of my relationship with my on again off again boyfriend...
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Really need a hug from that guy that says he'll always be there for me He hugged me on Tuesday and I felt so safe for once He called me over to him, gave me a hug, then asked if I...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Maybe I'm needy. I don't need to be someone's first priority. I would just like to be acknowledged throughout the day. Id like to get a text in your free time or have a quick convo...
    whatsmystory whatsmystory 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Lately I have been depressed and jealous because I still have feelings for my first boyfriend Sam but I need to get my life back on track and focus on other things like my family...
    colt109 colt109 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I just sleep through the pain, it's the same thing everyday, it's a constant cycle of temptation, pain, and feeling like death but I can't. I need my goal.
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    InutileSuicide InutileSuicide 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was excited to join the police explorer program, but some things are making me regret it. 1. I recently joined so i'm a recruit (for more than 6 months now). I got a low...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 22 mins ago

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    There is this girl that I am friends with and we worked together at a care taking type job where we worked with developmental disabled people.Mostly when I am madly in love with a...
    EmptyBlack EmptyBlack 31-35, M Mar 23

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    My two cents on animals through an essay I wrote for class: Title: The Duty of Life It is generally accepted that killing another human being is worse than killing a...
    BSAeagle60 BSAeagle60 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Root canal is a safe process rather than removing your teeth. It’s all about extracting the infected pulp from the teeth and filled with material to prevent further infection. I...
    KathleenShepard KathleenShepard 26-30, F Mar 26

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    im the oldest daughter , and i have a few siblings, what i hate most about him is when he spoils my little brother (10 year old acts like a 2 year old) way too much , when he cries...
    Hopeisinme Hopeisinme 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I can't stand that people feel like being a **** and walking all over me is ok, but lord forbid I do something for myself then I'm terrible. I don't get it. Treat the people you...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Okay, so my ex and I haven't been talking for the past couple of days (he broke up with me on Monday and we decided to stay friends) Anyway, yesterday I saw a picture that he...
    SkyPierceThe SkyPierceThe 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm going through the motions every single day, like some car on the road to nowhere. I just want something to shake up my world, to give me some ******* purpose. I'm so tired of...
    livslife livslife 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    this one goes out to parent, I been babysitting this child for a year now. this is the first time the parents are going away for a whole day and night. the father feels he shouldn...
    love1336 love1336 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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