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I Need to Feel Safe

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 154 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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    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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    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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    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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    Feeling Safe Is Different For Everyone

    I want to feel safe and not afraid.  I need to feel safe.  
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F Oct 7, 2007

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F Dec 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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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    I feel so alone, like the seed of a dandelion floating through the air with no direction to go. The wild thoughts running through my mind, The dark emotions I face behind the...
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    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 26

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