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I Need to Feel Safe

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A lot of times I put a smile on my face because that is what I feel is expected of me. I dont know how to communicate any other feelings to anyone. Sometimes Im angry for no reason...
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    I'm feeling a lot under some sort of mask of emptiness? I can't properly feel the sadness and loneliness and whatever else is mixed up in there because of some weird tired apathy...
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    Emphasis of the 'feel'. I'm not saying they actually don't. I had to move back home after finishing an art degree so I could build up my career to go freelance. It's been hard...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just close your eyes 
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    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am a complicated person. Just like most people I suppose... I am unsure of who I am and I am constantly feeling the need to reinvent myself. I am completely uninterested in sex...
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    Please help stop the abuse in Queensland's Mercy Community Services residential placements. My name is Mark Paul Owens. I am 11 years old. Queensland Child Safety put me into care...
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    I just want to feel safe for a tiny moment in this big and scary world.
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I've only felt safe once in my life. I want to feel that again. It might not be realistic to think I'll find that again. But a girl can have hope and dream! *Smiles a half smile*
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    But there is no sanctuary to be found. Because that would be a cure. And the real rulers ban cures.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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    And sara gives plenty. So i am safe for now.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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    so i wish i could just shut all the rest of me off. im so exhausted... what happened? everything feels so jagged and sharp. im in the fog again calling names out but all i hear...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jun 16

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    I would like to say Happy Summer to all. Stay safe and cool.
    Lizzy2046 Lizzy2046 46-50, F Jun 15

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    I try to be a safe person to talk to though I don't always start safe as might be guessed from other experiences and stories that I have shared
    EdwardIX EdwardIX 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    jamiacc11 jamiacc11 26-30, F Jun 15

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