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Old 10-17-2009, 07:53 PM   #41
 
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No, I love being home alone - no one to try to change my TV channels, no one to talk to me when I try to read my magazines, I can watch dumb movies without complaints, and I can lie diagonally across the whole bed!
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:30 PM   #42
 
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Do you feel safe if you're home alone at night? What do you do to feel more comfortable?
I feel safe but don't sleep well when DH is gone. I stay up entirely too late and watch too much television. My dog paces because one of the pack is missing. Funny but when I travel alone I sleep like a rock but that's probably from exhaustion and jet lag.

I'm a twin so I've had someone around since I was in utero. I do enjoy solitude, though. I just like knowing that my husband is nearby.

eta: Just realized I've described a control freak. Virgo, of course!
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:39 PM   #43
 
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As I said, it isn't the being alone I dislike. I rather like being home alone.

It becomes a problem when I have to go to sleep and I'm alone.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:43 PM   #44
 
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At night? I hate it. I can't sleep. I love being home alone during the day. I've been doing it most of my life, it's pretty normal to me. And I'm able to get a lot of stuff done.

But night is a different story. My husband isn't around right now, and my mom works nights. She only works 3 or 4 nights a week, but during that time it's just the girls and I all night. I have to leave most of the lights in the house on. Outside ones too. I still barely get any sleep. I'd rather just stay up all night long.

I just feel scared and unsafe. I have every door and window locked. Some of them even barricaded.

Do you feel safe if you're home alone at night? What do you do to feel more comfortable?
I like being alone, actually. There's something very calming about silence, you know? Especially at night. Helps me sleep.

I only get freaked out after watching a really scary movie or something, and then having to go to bed by myself! Hahaha!
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:57 PM   #45
 
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I once watched an X-Files about cannibals by myself and got so freaked out I called my ex long distance and made him talk to me until my godmother came home and promised no one would cook and eat me while I was her guest. (After that she couldn't promise.)

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