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I Need to Feel Safe

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F Mar 8

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    I just found out my rapist had unblocked me on Facebook and he's been watching me. I'm beyond scared. I still haven't reported it. I got too scared. How can I tell my boyfriend the...
    ddc95 ddc95 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I have a question that I wanted to ask, but is a little long winded for the simple questions section here. How do I make real friends? To be specific, a person or people to which...
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 11

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    Ridiculous how after all the survived calamities, prolonged journeys, fulfiled wishes... I don't feel safe 'now'!
    OxymoronAya OxymoronAya 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    My mom doesn't even want me home tonight.... She wants me to go to my brothers (about half an hour drive) and I have to be somewhere in the morning where he would have to drop me...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F Mar 9

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    Basically, I'd woken up fifteen minutes late and needed to use the bathroom quite badly. Due to being late, I had no choice but to skip the bathroom and leave the house to catch...
    LeahSampson LeahSampson 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of voicing how I feel. Sometimes it seems better to just be quiet. When I think about how others voice out every single horrible thing about the people they love...
    Ichizu Ichizu 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    So today I basically told my mum that I would rather go on a trip with my friend then with the family on a cruise I wanted to explain that it's because I'm really scared of water...
    Darkerthanlightash Darkerthanlightash 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I do sometimes . I look after my mum . When she's gone that will leave me on my own . She worries about this . I wonder what it will be like . I have no close relatives . Off...
    Homejames Homejames 46-50, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My parents love me but they can not change my mood! The only people that can change how I feel in a is my best friends! They make me laugh and make me feel better! I love them so...
    Skybot2000 Skybot2000 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I feel so lonely. I wish I had a friend who would actually want to spend time with me as much as I want to spend time with them. Someone who would pick me over other people...
    AnomalousEarthling AnomalousEarthling 22-25, F 46 mins ago

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    Anyone want to chat? I'm feeling very lonely right now
    C9Poke C9Poke 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs 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 5 days ago

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    I've never been so debilitatingly miserable in my entire life. It's crippling. The older I get, the more muddled things became, the less I know who I am or what I want. I feel as...
    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    sandy11cc sandy11cc 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    sadeccaa sadeccaa 26-30, F Mar 12

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    LAST LETTER BEFORE HER DEATH . Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am not blaming...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M Mar 4

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    A LETTER TO MY GIRLFRIEND BEFORE HER DEATH . Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 4

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    A LETTER TO MY GIRLFRIEND BEFORE HER DEATH . Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    This is too dangerous for me. Life has taught me that anyone I love will undoubtedly hurt me. This happens without fail. Attraction is necessary, without would be self sabotage...
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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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 2 days ago

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    i was always strapped down as a kid and teen on a papoose board it scared me but i know it kept me safe i think papoose boards or dentist restraints are helpful they can keep you...
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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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 6 days ago

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    I want to raise awareness about the discrimination and racism towards dark skinned immigrants in the uk .. I'm a dark skinned woman who is a daughter if immigrants and I had lived...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love you little one. They we're threatened by your health, your light, your love, and your perfect candor. They couldn't relate so they took it away. But it wasn't your fault...
    pinkpearlite pinkpearlite 22-25, F Mar 3

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