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I Need to Feel Safe

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    A lot of the time yeah :/ I mean I have fun talking to people but it feels like I do the same thing over and over. I need some excitement in my life!
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    anyone who judge me even though they don't know nothing about me,go to the bloody hell if you don't know the pain,take it and learn how to feel. vent is over.just vent,i prefer...
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    I lock myself up in the bathroom and let the shower and faucets on when I'm really mad at someone. I really want to hurt them, but I know I shouldn't so I just cry in there. When...
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    never called anyone out like this but i feel necessary to do so do not talk to disciplinarianM i left out of the room for five minutes and came back to being called a piece of...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hey any music fans id love to hear any songs you love or would like to share with me ..i really need a pick me up id be happy to send one back to you.anyone game?
    Smartsweethang Smartsweethang 41-45, F 10 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes we are in the hallway of life. Waiting for a door to open. In these times its normal I think to worry. The bible says not to worry. But sometimes I feel like I can't help...
    Backspaceblogger Backspaceblogger 26-30 8 hrs ago

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    I feel heart broken and all my efforts in life have been successful but the response from everyone around me just drag me down to a point that i feel it's intentional and the more...
    justanothersad justanothersad 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    i need sleep but my dreams want to find me i think my brain is officially in gear of complete Over load but its that moment you realize that you been up this long so why sleep now...
    inlivwitwildlife inlivwitwildlife 31-35, F 10 hrs ago

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    I really want a mentor or someone to just teach me right from wrong when I need it. I have never had this in my life at all. I had very very laid back parents, basically if the...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I think it is important to most people to feel desired. Atleast for me I know that to be a fact. Sometimes I need the validation of others to feel good about myself. Why do we have...
    lostinbeauty lostinbeauty 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    My emotions confuse me. My mind is a jumbled mess. I can't think. I don't feel sadness anymore, I just feel nothing. Numb. Completely disconnected from the world around me. The...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not looking for pity as I am not pitying myself. So, please, no words of comfort when I am in a safe place and this song is an anthem for that safe place for me. https://youtu.be...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am in my second semester of college, and found out the day I finished my first semester that my boyfriend and I were pregnant. I have built my entire life around being a mother...
    mimi620 mimi620 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's getting to the point where I'm writing more stories than normal, but I just can't help it. There are so many crazy things going on in my life. I suppose I'll just describe the...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Very much so..I can't even begin to imagine what my life would be like without her. We're identical twins, with extra emphasis on the identical. We're so attached to each other it...
    cherriberri cherriberri 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just helped somebody. Uhm.. actually not people. They're cats. Stray cats in my dorm area. I just came back from the canteen bought a chicken dish and sardines for my lunch and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    The sound of the warm water machine recalls me my father, who always got up so early to wash his face then went to buy breakfast for my sisters and I. I recapture the feeling of a...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Yes, I miss and want that feeling of being safe in the arms of someone who cares for you!! I miss the simple act of just being close and touching and there not having to be some...
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I am always safe it comes first no matter what..
    tazzs tazzs 46-50, M Jan 27

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    The last thing was a phone number to get in touch with my foster father. He drives truck and with all the snow lately I was worried. I had to wait until he called me to know that...
    LittleHiei LittleHiei 26-30, M Jan 24

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    Iv never felt protected, iv never felt safe. I was beaten up by my father at a younger age, and in my adulthood my other half is abusive and aggressive. Iv never felt protected. I...
    Forever786 Forever786 26-30, F Jan 24

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    This feeling always comes back. no matter how well i may do for a while.. a few days, weeks, ..i had almost 3 years of content before the real me came back. before i finally got...
    WhiteOrchid403 WhiteOrchid403 22-25, F Jan 24

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    Seeing as I skipped yesterday's entry, it's safe to say that I'm a commitmentphobe. I went out drinking with some friends who said it was going to be girls' night out only for two...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I kicked Dr. Nefarious in the balls and the world is safe again. Relax and return to your lives. You ate safe.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 23