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I Need to Feel Safe

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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

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 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 18-21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Something just seems so off. For the past couple of nights I can't sleep and I always feel like someone or something is watching and it's making me paranoid. I tried to sleep last...
    lizzythewolf120 lizzythewolf120 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know who is gona be angry with me next. Who is monitoring me in the background in the dark. Who would judge me for what I did. Who would tell me I'm pathetic unworthy. I d...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    All I keep thinking lately is "There has got to be a better way". I'm tired of having to be perfect. I can't screw up, not even a little bit, without feeling like the entire world...
    Steinbaum Steinbaum 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Cuddling is a human need! For myself, I feel safe when another person is holding me.
    ladyblue62 ladyblue62 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    The need to leave keeps returning. Over and over. I just want to drop everything ad walk out. Get away. Move around. I don't feel safe doing this alone. Run with me?
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 18

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    i constantly think, i'm so exhausted with school. i can't wait for the weekend in a few days, for term break in a few weeks, for my graduation in 2 more years. i'm scared of the...
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    On Hope....A four-letter word. Hope is the best thing and is the worse thing. Don't hope and wait; do and live! Be honest. Admit you hope because you don't have to change anything...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Sometimes I wish that I can just talk to someone that makes me feel safe and tells me everything's going to be ok. 😔
    ForeverShades ForeverShades 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    My soul is being ripped to pieces by life and there's nothing I can do about it... I cut myself today for the first time in years... The torment inside of me is persistent with...
    Anonimaninja Anonimaninja 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love touching, feeling people. I like the way their skin feels, how soft they are, how they smell. I like really long, tight hugs where I can burry my head in their necks and...
    Irwood Irwood 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just turned one when my parents divorced so it wasn't hard for me to get over that since I don't remember when my parents even were together. A few years later my dad met my step...
    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I dońt know how to describe my feelings but all i want is to disappear from this life , i never succeed in anything ...i couldnt succeed to find love, having a good job, being...
    nadyan nadyan 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm a simple 15 year old guy who thought suicide would prevent him from seeing his 16th birthday. I went into a new school system for the 9th grade. New school new people, the new...
    nobleman1341 nobleman1341 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've always have felt this statement seems somewhat unnecessary.I'm a single dad raised my kids alone best I could and they've turned out just fine.I'm very proud of them and tell...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Why is everyone obsessed with not being happy with their weight? I'm very fat but am not at all dissatisfied with how I look. I like the way I look. I'm cute. I do need to lose...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Feeling too lonely tonight. Is it okay if I can talk to people around my age?
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Can anyone help me my boyfriend was with his ex gf for 4 years they brought a flat 2geva when they was 19 when they was 20 she told him she did not feel the same and it was over...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Ok, I need to vent here, before I can create… I have been in need of a good therapist for so very long. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a really good one. I keep finding people...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Things have been eating me alive lately. For somewhat of a background, I am 24 years of age, and that this point in my life a lot of things are changing, yet I'm not quite where I...
    GiovanniRose GiovanniRose 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Just some of my thoughts on the gun debate. It's probably gonna be rambling and jump around, but oh well. 1) What I don't buy into; Guns are for self-defense! How are we supposed...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Well here is how it all started. One day my dad asked me if I wanted to come to this service which at the time I thought was church but it wasn't it was judaism. So I went and now...
    Tentee Tentee 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I care for everyone and everything. I live to make people happy. I will not leave them alone until I know that they are happy, safe, and comfortable. I am a very over protective...
    PrincessAphrodite PrincessAphrodite 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Hi, t this is gonna be a bit of a story, sorry, thanks for reading, I am terrified. Three years ago I was 18, graduating high school and travelling south with a girl I loved. When...
    illusive223 illusive223 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    So at my age people are graduating college. I'm not, i'm behind in life I suppose you could say. Right out of high school me and my dad went through issues. I got kicked out of the...
    angelexondra angelexondra 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My husband works way too much! He is gone an average of 14 hours a day. I have two small children who I take care of and I love them more than life itself, but I am more stressed...
    uraboyimagirl uraboyimagirl 26-30, F Jul 18

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    I have this constant panicky feeling. A feeling that I need to do something.....I can't seem to figure out what makes me happy anymore although I'm really trying. Between these...
    Genevieve41 Genevieve41 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I live to make people happy. I can't rest until I know for sure that people are safe and will wake up in the morning. I know how much better it feels to get things off your chest...
    poppunknotpills poppunknotpills 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Such BS. No one needs to know what city I live in. For Gods sake could you d bags just **** off and leave me alone? Stay out of my personal space! This is for my SAFETY. Of course...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Under His Wing Fitted to form Under his wing Under his protection Under his paws I remain Safe in the knowledge he cares on me Cherished as a mortal by the sun Solace from the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I a believer, have been over the past 20 years. I'm married now for 20 years. We have four children ages 24, 13, 16, and 8. Our financial status hasn't been looking great...
    MakeetaT MakeetaT 41-45, F Jul 19

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    I think we all at some point feel weak & think death would be better then life think about it you no longer feel what your feeling anymore, & that seems pretty damn good.. But none...
    presseve presseve 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Is quite difficult to stop doing that for me since I always have the tendency to speak what ever comes to my head. Since my last break up a couple weeks ago, it got a worse since...
    done16 done16 18-21, M Jul 1

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